Athletics Readies for Busy Spring Alumni and Community Weekend

SALINA, Kan. – KWU Athletics is gearing up for a busy Spring Alumni and Community Weekend April 19-21, as 10 of KWU’s programs will host home events in that three-day span.

“This is going to be a great weekend for our department,” said Athletic Director Miguel Paredes. “It’s a great opportunity for our alumni to see a huge part of our department in action in a short time span, and we’re excited to add additional alumni and developmental events this year. We hope all the Coyote faithful will come out to see some great action!”

Things will get underway with softball facing Evangel April 19 at 1 p.m. and continue from there, with football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, baseball, men’s track and field, women’s track and field, men’s tennis and women’s tennis all hosting home events. Below is a complete schedule of the athletic events scheduled, at home, during Spring Alumni and Community Weekend.

April 19
Softball vs. Evangel – 1 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field host the Coyote Distance Carnival – 6 p.m.

April 20
Women’s Volleyball Alumni Tournament – 8 a.m.
Spring Football Game – 9 a.m.
Men’s Soccer Alumni Game – 11:30 a.m.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Ottawa – 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Developmental Games – 1:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan – 2 p.m.
Softball vs. Evangel – 2 p.m.

April 21
Baseball vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan – 1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Alumni Game – 2 p.m.

All start times are subject to change due to weather. For more information on KWU’s athletic programs or these events, please check or the KWU Athletics social media outlets as the dates draw closer.

This year’s Spring Alumni and Community Weekend is headlined by the April 20 Scholarship Gala, which will be held in Mabee Arena at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Rebecca Chopp ’74 will provide the keynote address. More information is available at

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ABOUT KWU: Kansas Wesleyan University is a private, nonprofit, four-year college in Salina, Kan., and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its mission is to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being and social responsibility. KWU provides an educational program characterized by excellence, within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition, that includes 16 academic departments and a wide range of majors. KWU’s Music program and debate teams have been especially successful, with debaters winning more than 65 national championships and graduates of the music program securing positions all over the U.S. ­­Multiple athletic teams have advanced to national tournaments in recent years, and the Athletic Department’s cumulative GPA has exceeded 3.0 for the past two years. For more information, visit