Bellarmine's athletic department offers tremendous services for our student-athletes. [17] Under McGowan's leadership, a construction, acquisition and renovation boom that continues still today included Our Lady of the Woods Chapel, The President's Residence in Glenview, the 2120 Building, the Norton Health Sciences Center (named in honor of Norton Healthcare support), The Siena Residence Halls complex, Owsley B. Frazier Stadium, Joseph A. and Janet P. Clayton Field, Via Cassia and Ponte Juneja, and the expansion of Miles Hall. Bellarmine Preparatory School is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational high school run by the USA West Province of the Society of Jesus in Tacoma, Washington, United States.It is located in the Archdiocese of Seattle.Today it serves just over 900 students from the Greater Tacoma area, including Olympia and Gig Harbor. [13] Also mentioned were various distinctions Bellarmine's students had achieved, including 14 Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, seven National Science Foundation Fellowships, three Fulbright Scholars, two Danforth Fellowships[15] and two East-West Fellowships,[16] achievements he attributed to Bellarmine's commitment to excellence. [1] Enrollment rose from the initial 115 in 1950 to 1,033 in 1959. View the 18-19 Bellarmine College Prep varsity basketball team schedule. The official 2018-19 Men's Basketball schedule for the Bellarmine University Knights Jeremy Paul Kendle (born March 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who is currently player/coach of the South West Metro Pirates of the NBL1 North. The hall was dedicated in 1960 with a home game against the University of Louisville and has hosted matchups with rival and NAIA national champion Kentucky State, Fly Williams and his teams from Austin Peay, and the Knights women's basketball regional championship games of the 1990s. On the women’s basketball side, the building hosted the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament in … It was founded in 1963. [64] A garden and green space will be added, including a green roof accessible to students and faculty. At its first commencement in 1954, Bellarmine graduated 42 students. Dr. John Oppelt[12] served as acting president during McGowan's sabbatical in 1999. [4], Bellarmine was scheduled to begin their season on November 25 on the road against Chattanooga, but due to "unforeseen circumstances", this game, along with their home opener on November 28 against Transylvania, and their game on December 1 against Dayton, were postponed. Bellarmine University (BU; /ˈbɛlərmɪn/ BEL-ər-min) is a private Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky. The field hockey (women) and wrestling (men) teams will become D-I independents.[65]. [53] The Siena Housing Project is a project to have half of the school's undergraduate population live on campus. [59] The courts are named for Eddie Weber, the only man to have been a head coach for both the University of Louisville and Bellarmine. Future plans include a new life fitness and recreation center with an Olympic pool, and Bellarmine Centro, a campus center to be anchored by an extensively remodeled Horrigan Hall connected to three new buildings. "[51][52], The Siena Complex is composed of four residence halls: Siena Primo, Siena Secondo, Siena Terzo and Siena Quarto. The university is organized into seven colleges and schools and confers bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 academic majors, along with five doctoral deg Floersh. It opened on October 3, 1950, as Bellarmine College, established by Archbishop John A. Floersh of the Archdiocese of Louisville and named after the Cardinal Saint Robert Bellarmine. [13] Further remodeling and expansion is planned. [44], The environmental studies major was upgraded to the School of Environmental Studies in 2013. [2] They received the 5 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA DII Tournament. [13] The two designed a curriculum and the school's core philosophy, taking cues from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and seeking advice from a number of Catholic institutions, including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Scranton, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. [61] The facility also includes a courtyard for the science quadrangle and an animal holding facility for the Psychology Department. Bellarmine's namesake, St. Robert Bellarmine, was a native of Tuscany, where Siena is. [8] In 2015, the Bellarmine University Dance Team won their first national title at the 2015 NDA collegiate championship. [63] Architects Thomas J. Nolan & sons designed the facility in "modern" 1950s style and Al J. Schneider Company was the general contractor. [1] The only building, Pasteur Hall, was still without its front door on the first day of classes. 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[1], The Knights finished the 2019–20 season with a 20–8 overall record, including a 13–7 mark in GLVC play to finish in fifth place. Two days after the loss to Duke, Bellarmine made a different kind of history for the program, which was undoubtedly more positive. Despite staying close for the first half, Bellarmine ended up falling short to Duke, 76–54. The Knights entered A-Sun play with a 3–3 record, including losses to high-profile ACC opponents in Duke and Notre Dame. It features indoor and outdoor seating areas with a 25-foot (7.6 m) tall panoramic window that provides natural light and view of rolling hills. She assumed the presidency on June 1, 2017, following a long career at Loyola University Maryland. Extra-Curric: DIII basketball player, Human anatomy and physiology TA and grader, volunteer in an autism social group, psi chi executive board Observation: 148 hours total over 4 settings Applied: Bradley, Rosalind Franklin, UIC, Northwestern, Chatham, Bellarmine, Marshall, U of Indy Generous financial aid. The stadium opened on August 24, 2007 in a Bellarmine Knights women's soccer game, and was officially dedicated on August 28. Dr. Joseph J. McGowan, became Bellarmine's third president in 1990. [51] There is no "Our Lady of the Woods" in Catholic tradition. [40], In 1998, Bellarmine's department of education was dedicated as the "School of Education." The Brown Activities Center (named for George G. Brown), Wyatt Center for the Arts (named for Wilson W. Wyatt), Norton Fine Arts Complex (named for Jane Morton Norton), Alumni Hall (Humanities Building), and Maurice D.S. The university is organized into seven colleges and schools and confers bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 academic majors, along with five doctoral degrees;[5] it is classified among "D/PU: Doctoral/Professional Universities. In 2000 the Board of Trustees changed the name to Bellarmine University. That season also marked the f "[13] From its opening day under founding President Horrigan, Bellarmine welcomed people of all faiths and races. [13], In May 1971, President Horrigan issued a report describing the state of Bellarmine College, especially in light of the Second Vatican Council, noting that the school's board of trustees consisted of representatives from a number of groups, reflecting the "open, progressive, ecumenical and experimental spirit" of that papal council. Bellarmine is a member of NCAA Division I and competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference, except in men's lacrosse, which competes in the Southern Conference. Trailing by 20 with less than 19 minutes to go in the game, Bellarmine shot 84 percent from the field in the second half (21 of 25) en route to rallying past the Hatters for a 76–65 victory. That same year student Ted Wade became the first black player on an integrated college basketball team in Kentucky. [1] In 1953 the college added the Administration Building (now Horrigan Hall). [3] But, like many sporting events, the tournament was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [21] In addition, the possibility of moving the remaining athletic programs to NCAA Division I (joining lacrosse) will be considered. [64] There will be space for a new Graduate School of Management, bookstore, admissions, registrar, bursar and financial aid offices. [13] By the end of the decade enrollment exceeded 2,000 and the college installed its first computer. [64] The project is dubbed "Bellarmine Centro" and calls for the addition of more than 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of new space and approximately 39,000 square feet (3,600 m2) of remodeled space in the existing building. [61], Horrigan Hall is named after the university's first president, Msgr. Its athletic teams are known as the Knights. That same year student Ted Wade became the first black player on an integrated college basketball team in Kentucky. The Southland Conference is a conference participating in the NCAA's Division I, with member institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. When completed, the four buildings will enclose a landscaped courtyard with fountains, a small amphitheater and possibly bocce courts. [13], The college welcomed its second president when Horrigan resigned in 1972. The complex is modeled after the Piazza del Campo, the main town center of Siena, Italy. He played three seasons of college basketball for Bellarmine University, becoming the only player in school history to be named to the NABC All-America Team two years in a row. The Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Eugene V. Petrik of California to the presidency in 1973 and he quickly began to revitalize the college with new programs and directions. [48][49] Study abroad is available not only for foreign language students but for all other academic areas as well, and it is accessible to all students regardless of social and economic background. The decade also saw the beginning of Bellarmine's transition from a commuter school to a residential college. [53] The Siena buildings were built by F.W. After falling at home in a heartbreaking overtime loss to Indianapolis, 81-76, the Knights never quite found their dominant footing again. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [64] Classrooms will be added and expanded and a new space dedicated to triple the size of the Thomas Merton Center, the official repository of Merton's manuscripts, which hosts approximately 3,000 research international scholars and visitors annually. The official athletics website for the Bellarmine University Knights The surrounding community celebrates Mass in the chapel on Sundays and holy days, and uses the chapel for retreats and interfaith services. Their game against Chattanooga was rescheduled for December 9, at home, and their game against Transylvania was rescheduled for January 1, 2021. After narrowly being swept at home by preseason conference favorite Lipscomb, the Knights got back to playing their brand of basketball. His vice president, Fr. [13], In 1950, The Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville founded Bellarmine College with a pioneer class of 115 freshmen. In 2011 the Knights won the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship. Men's and women's swimming and diving will join the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association upon the Knights' arrival in the ASUN. They are eligible to play in the CIT or CBI, if invited. [52] The interior building has two large stained glass windows, designed by Guy Kemper, an artist from Lexington, KY. [17] In 1991, McGowan began instituting change in the form of a Five Year Strategic Plan, which later became the Master Plan. II basketball title", "Bellarmine Will Play For National Title", "Heritage Society Scholarships – Fr. [57] The arena has also hosted some very special guests including Mother Teresa, the Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett and Pete Rose, among others. Bellarmine offers a large number of extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, clubs and student organizations. The men's lacrosse team, the only NCAA Division I lacrosse team in Kentucky, is a member of the Southern Conference, and will remain in that league after joining the ASUN. The Bellarmine men’s basketball team won back-to-back NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournaments in 2011 and 2012 at Knights Hall. The 2020–21 Bellarmine Knights men's basketball team will represent Bellarmine University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. McGowan sought to make Bellarmine "the region's premier residential liberal arts college", citing Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and Duke University as models. Their game against Dayton was canceled.[5]. [10] McGowan led the school in a massive building program, culminating in his Vision 2020 plan. [50] Construction took approximately 18 months and cost $5.1 million. It was a turbulent season for the team to say the least. Growth at the university includes 20 new academic programs, a 60% increase in full-time enrollment and a 56% increase in the number of residential students. Alfred Horrigan (1950–1972), Dr. Eugene V. Petrik (1973–1990), Dr. Joseph J. McGowan (1990–2016) and Susan M. Donovan (2017–present). [13] Horrigan Hall has gone through a few remodeling and upgrades over the years. He added the first graduate program – the MBA in 1975 – found resources for marketing and publicity, and brought enrollment back above 2,000. [13], The 1960s was an era of growth for the university. [65], Bellarmine sponsors five sports that are not sponsored by its future league. [66][67] In 2012 Bellarmine announced the start of its swimming program. [45] The school offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science as well as a minor. Bellarmine University: Extended Play with Scott Davenport (NCAA 2011 DII Basketball Champions) As if he knew how it would all unfold, Bellarmine University Men's Basketball … [46] It is the only undergraduate program in environmental studies in Louisville. As the 5th seed in the 2020 GLVC Tournament, they were defeated by No. [42] Areas of study offered at the school include graphic design, sports broadcasting, journalism and new media writing, and advertising and public relations. The Knights continued their success at home in the following weekend against Stetson, pulling off comeback wins on back-to-back nights to extend their winning streak to four. The basketball program has been coached by 11 different men and is currently headed by Louisville native Scott Davenport. In 2000, the school's 50th anniversary, the Board of Trustees changed the name from Bellarmine College to Bellarmine University to reflect its status as a Masters-I university. The university competes at the NCAA Division I level as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports. [58], The library supports 150,000 volumes and includes a print and electronic-based reference center, micro forms, media services, periodicals, general collections, and a special-collections center. The 135-acre (0.55 km2) campus was expanded from 15 buildings in 1990 to 40 buildings, winning 11 architectural awards. They began the season 14-0, and had earned a number one overall ranking in the Division II Top 25 polls. [62] NHSC cost $6.5 million to build and was funded primarily by private donations. Inside the SuRF Center are two multi-purpose basketball courts, the exercise and fitness area, locker rooms, and offices. Bellarmine launched many new academic programs including The School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Institute of Media, Culture and Ethics and the School of Communication, The Center for Regional Environmental Studies and Bellarmine Farm. Bellarmine University has been led by four presidents: Msgr. Alfred Horrigan, and serves as the campus center. They have private restrooms, wireless Internet access, kitchens, balconies, laundry facilities, group study spaces, lobby gathering areas, and a 200-seat dining hall. The fitness area is supplied with treadmills, bikes, elliptical weight machines, and free weights. [13] Archbishop John A. Floersh called the school into existence at its first Convocation, saying, "We are looking forward to the day when the college ranks with the great colleges of our country. [1] The school also added women's basketball in 1973, and men's soccer and women's volleyball in 1976.[13]. Junior guard Dylan Penn entered the history books during the game, as he was responsible for scoring the first ever points in Bellarmine’s history at the Division I level. Bellarmine, as a Catholic college preparatory school in the Jesuit tradition, through dedication to academic excellence and development of the whole person, graduates young men and women of competence, compassion and conscience, who are committed to leadership and service. [1] The Korean War interrupted or ended the educations of many in the pioneer class, but the school persevered despite rumors of closure. The university's newest sport is wrestling, added for the 2016–17 school year; Bellarmine effectively absorbed the wrestling program of St. Catharine College, an NAIA member that closed at the end of the 2015–16 school year. Tickets for College games: buy Bellarmine University Knights Mens Basketball College single game tickets at Ticketmaster.com. [35] Bellarmine offers more than 50 majors in the arts and sciences, business, communication, education, nursing and health sciences. The program began in 1950, coinciding with the opening of Bellarmine College. The school colors are Red, White, and Royal Blue. Originally known as the Administration Building, Horrigan Hall was constructed in February 1953, costing $1 million. On December 6th, 2020, the Knights traveled to the doorsteps of Howard University and dismantled the Bison, 84–63, to notch their first ever win at the Division I level. [1] In 2005, McGowan announced Vision 2020, the university's plan to become "the premier Independent Catholic University in the South, and thereby the leading private institution in the Commonwealth and region. More than 35% of Bellarmine's full-time students engage in an international experience during their tenure at Bellarmine.[49]. The team played its first game on December 27, 1950, against St. Mary's College. 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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. The 2020–21 Bellarmine Knights men's basketball team will represent Bellarmine University … [53], In 2010 Bellarmine opened a new 540-seat, 21,500-square-foot (2,000 m2) dining hall. The double-double was also the first of Pfriem’s collegiate career. 9 Duke. [13] 1963 witnessed the arrival of students from 17 states and two foreign countries. Enrollment rose from 2,284 to 2,660. The official Men's Basketball page for the Bellarmine University Knights Raymond J. Treece Endowed Chair of Accounting", "Bellarmine University – Best Colleges – Education – US News and World Report", "Bellarmine receives $2.5M gift from family of Nolen Allen", "What impact will Bellarmine's new Centro facility have on the campus? The Bellarmine men's basketball program has paused team activities amid the coronavirus pandemic, delaying the school's Division I debut until Dec. 4 at No. [34] The Bellarmine W. Fielding Rubel School of Business is accredited by AACSB. Over 40 buildings stand on the hills of Bellarmine's 135-acre (0.55 km2) campus in Louisville's Belknap neighborhood, at the western edge of the larger Highlands area. [24], Bellarmine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). We provide the highest level of sports medicine care for the student-athlete, with a first-class facility, and three dedicated full-time athletic trainers who provide care and rehabilitation for the entire athletic community. They went on the road and swept Florida Gulf Coast in a dominant two-day set, behind the contributions of senior forward Ethan Claycomb. [54][55] Cumulatively, the Siena Complex will house 519 students and cost $33.6 million. Located in Louisville.. [13] The facility was completely funded by private donations. The multi-purpose stadium serves as home to Bellarmine's soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, and track and field teams. [57] It is also used for high school games, graduation ceremonies, and concerts. More opportunities were added for women to participate in athletics, including softball, track, cross country, tennis and field hockey. [17] The Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education was added in 1998, study abroad jumped from seven students in 1995 to 70 in 1999, and the school added women's soccer and women's golf. At its 2011 commencement, the school graduated 482 undergraduate and graduate students, contributing to a total of 780 graduates for the school year, up from 700 the previous year.[7]. Bellarmine College's earliest administrators had a particular devotion to Mary and suggested the chapel be named for her. Horrigan, elevated to Domestic Prelate by the pope in 1955, led the school during its formative years. With the losing skid, the Knights fell out of the rankings all together and were faced with a tough climb to even make the NCAA Tournament. Fr. The 2011 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament involves 64 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAADivision IIcollege basketball as a culmination of the 2010–11 basketball season. The dining hall is managed by Sodexo Inc., which operated the previous cafeteria. This will be his 31 season of coaching high school basketball. Raymond J. Treece, served as interim president for one year. Bellarmine is a close-knit college community of caring faculty and engaged students pursuing the love of truth. He played four seasons of college basketball for Bellarmine University where he was a key member of the Knights' 2011 championship winning team, helping the school claim their first NCAA Division II National Championship. 4 seeded Southern Indiana in the quarterfinals, 76-73. They lost six of their next eight games, including one to annual GLVC bottom feeder William Jewell. Keating selected the school's name from St. Robert Bellarmine (a 17th-century Italian Jesuit priest) and Thomas Jefferson (the nation's 3rd president). The official 2020 Baseball schedule for the Bellarmine University Knights They won three of their final four games to close out the regular season. Bernie has coached for 26 years at Bellarmine, four years at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona, and one year at Ferris High School in Spokane. – Louisville – Louisville Business First", "Bellarmine University Rises in National Rankings", "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020: National/Regional Rank", "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020", U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, "AACSB: Bellarmine University, W. 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[41], The School of Communication was added in 2009 after Bellarmine created the Institute for Media, Culture and Ethics in 2007, and added the Master of Arts in communication in 2008. [13], The first public announcement of the establishment of Bellarmine College was made in November 1949 by the Archbishop of Louisville, John A. McGowan named buildings on campus for his predecessors, Horrigan and Petrik, and oversaw the addition of Miles Hall and the W.L. This camp is designed for boys entering 2 nd -8 th grade and will focus on teaching fundamentals of basketball the Bellarmine Way. The Bellarmine College Prep Varsity Basketball professional photo galleries. [56], Knights Hall is home to Bellarmine's volleyball team; the men's and women's basketball teams practice in Knights Hall but play in Louisville's Freedom Hall as of 2020. 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