Category: Athletics

When COVID Kept Family Away, Brett Loftis Brought Sports Home

Brett Loftis

Six words have made Brett Loftis ’22 a Piedmont University sensation: “Where else would you rather be?” For families who want to watch their student-athletes perform in person, the answer is nowhere else but on campus, but COVID changed the game in 2020. During the pandemic seasons, when Piedmont parents had to watch from a…

Angel Breaks Records, Becomes First Piedmont Runner in National Competition

Val Angel

Val Angel ’22 has come a long way since she was a little girl wondering why her mother would work out. It left her mom “all sweaty and gross.” “I thought, ‘I would never do that,’” she said. “And here I am.’” Here is Piedmont, where she is a champion runner. The Duluth, Georgia, native…

Piedmont Honors Outstanding Alumni at Homecoming Ceremony

Piedmont University honored several outstanding alumni during its Homecoming festivities on Oct. 23. In addition to the presentation of Alumni Awards and inductions into the university’s Sports Hall of Fame, Homecoming included entertainment by Atlanta Rhythm Section and Ivan Duke Band, as well as an art exhibit honoring deceased professor Leroy Young. “It was an…

Back to busy

In Athens, the Georgia Bulldogs had pulled ahead of Vanderbilt 16-10, but an unanswered touchdown two minutes into the final quarter ultimately put the Commodores in the win column. It was October 15, 2016. Piedmont University senior Gilbert “Bert” Ibarra had attended the game with a couple of lacrosse teammates. Walking back to the car,…