Bucs Succeed on the Hilltop & Beyond
Rhett Moroses '13

There is no question that this school year has already had its fair share of athletic accomplishments from the Bucs. The wrestling team won the Journeymen National High School Showcase and its 17th Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament this December. First-year swimmer Hannah Wilson ’26 broke the pool record from 2007 in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:01.09. With all of these accolades and more, Blair athletics continues its tradition of student excellence beyond the hilltop, too, as Blair alums make national headlines, dominating in their collegiate sports.

During the fall and winter seasons, certain Blair alums have played extremely well, earning in-season honors, as well as leading their teams to victories and championship contentions. The following are a few of the recent standouts:

Rebecca Groseibl ’20 has become a key player for the Towson University womens’ soccer team. In the 20 games she has played this season, she has served as a great midfielder, distributing the ball to her teammates in scoring situations. She helped lead the Tigers to the CAA semifinal game this year.

Shayne Van Ness ’21 started his redshirt first-year wrestling season strong, going 2-0 in the opening tournament. He is currently ranked 17th in the country at 149 lbs. for the Penn State Nittany Lions and recently defeated a ranked opponent in the team’s match against Lehigh University. 

Jordan Dingle ’19 has been named the Ivy League Mens’ Basketball Player of the Week three straight weeks in a row. He currently ranks third nationally in scoring, averaging 24.1 points per game.

Olivia Miles ’21 became the first Notre Dame basketball player with three career triple-doubles as the No. 5 Fighting Irish overwhelmed Merrimack 108-44, according to The News & Observer. She currently leads the team in assists and other categories, including averaging 16 points per game, and 7.8 rebounds per game. Read more about Olivia here.

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Fourth Annual Finance Summit Brings Captains of Industry Together

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Blair brought together a host of international business leaders at the fourth annual Finance Summit to address the challenges and opportunities posed by venture capitalism and entrepreneurship. Moderated by Ashley Thompson ’08, co-founder and CEO of MUSH, this year's distinguished panelists included Sarah Apgar ’98, founder and CEO of FitFighter; William Bao Bean ’91, P’23 ’25, managing director of Orbit and general partner of SOSV; and David Neville P’26, co-founder and CEO of Westman Atelier. 

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