Spring 2024 Issue:

Greyhound Sports

Thanks for Backing the Pack

More than 2,030 supporters made gifts totaling $157,908.78 to Moravian University Athletics during the Athletics Giving Challenge in November 2023, surpassing the initial goal of engaging 2,000 givers. Every sport benefits from this support, which boosts achievement on game day and in the classroom to fuel our Greyhounds for lifelong success.

“Thank you to our alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends who contributed to make our Athletics Giving Challenge such a huge success,” says Mary Beth Spirk, director of athletics and recreation and head women’s basketball coach. “We are grateful for all your unwavering support to Moravian University Athletics and our student athletes. Every gift is used to enhance the student athletes’ experience.”

Sports News Spring 2024
Sports News Spring 2024
Sports News Spring 2024

Hajel and Smurla Run in NCAA XC Championships

Moravian University junior Nathan Hajel and sophomore Tara Smurla competed in the 2023 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships, hosted by Dickinson College on November 18.

Hajel was one of two Landmark Conference runners at the NCAA Championships. He is the seventh Greyhound male to compete at nationals and the first since Shane Houghton in 2021. Hajel finished 210th of 294 in a time of 26:33.6.

Smurla was one of three Landmark Conference runners, the 32nd Moravian woman and first since Natalie Stabilito in 2021 to compete at the championships. She finished 271st of 292 in a time of 23:56.8.

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