Meet some of our student athletes
Three students have graciously shared how they have been impacted by both Multnomah and the Athletics Department.
Katherine Edmonds (basketball)
Meet Katherine Edmonds, a senior Business Administration and Bible and Theology Major AND a member of our Women’s Basketball Team. Katherine was recruited to play ball for Multnomah, but before deciding to join, she traveled up from California to visit the campus. “I fell in love with it,” she says. “From the beautiful campus to the friendly people… it felt like home immediately.”
“When I consider what I like most about MU, I would say it’s the genuine people: my classmates, teammates, professors and coaches,” she continues. “My coach, Tim Bieri, is an amazing coach and individual. Through tough personal times, Coach Tim has been a prime example for us athletes to always put God first and put our full trust and faith in him, even when it may seem difficult. I also appreciate my Business Professor, Donald Lee Sellers. He is very encouraging and supportive of student athletes and cares about our success in all aspects of our time here at MU.
Like other students, I had opportunities to go to other colleges, but I am SO GLAD I chose Multnomah. Being here has been a life-changer. It’s amazing to see what doors God opens for people, and I am thankful he opened this door for me.”
To see Katherine and her Basketball teammates in action on the court, visit www.gomulions.com for a complete schedule of games.
Manny Olivares (soccer)
Meet Manuel “Manny” Olivares, a Multnomah University Business student and member of our Men’s Soccer team. “It was soccer that brought me to Multnomah, but it’s the support of everyone around me that has kept me here,” he says. Manny is the first in his family to graduate high school and attend college. “The community we have at this school is amazing,” he says. “My coaches and professors have influenced me to be the best that I can be, pushing me physically and mentally. Also, they have explained the Bible to me and have shown me how to become closer to God.”
Manny is grateful to his family in Las Vegas and in Mexico, to God and to his friends here at MU. “Without their support and encouragement to never give up, I would have never been able to come to Multnomah,” he says. “It’s important to pick yourself up whenever you fall, never look back, just keep looking forward.”
Manny’s dream is to play professional soccer and go around the world teaching soccer and sharing his story about what God did for him. Your prayer support of Manny and the MU Lions Soccer team is helping that dream come true.
Miranda Halverson (volleyball)
Miranda Halverson is a Multnomah University Business/Accounting student and a member of our Women’s Volleyball team. “Even though I was recruited to come play volleyball for MU, it was important to me to visit the campus before making a decision,” she says. “I wanted to love the school for its professors, classes, degrees, the people and the atmosphere. After taking a tour, I was hooked. I loved the campus! So, volleyball lead me to the school, but God called me here.”
Currently in her sophomore year, Miranda reflects on what continues to bless her about MU: “I love the Bible classes and the students the most. The Bible classes challenge me and reassure my faith. I feel stronger in my relationship with Christ. It’s also good to know that the students around me are walking the same journey as well. The coaches and professors help me to stay focused on my relationship with Christ and grow stronger as an individual. I am encouraged that God alone is good and I am in His will… that makes me successful.”
The mission of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Intramural Sports is to bring students, faculty, staff and alumni together in educational activities that promote healthy lifestyles, enhance a sense of community, foster growth in leadership and teamwork skills, and encourage the pursuit of excellence.
You, parents, are a part of that community, and we hope that you’ll be able to attend some of our sporting events to encourage your student and his or her teammates. Visit www.gomulions.com for a complete schedule of sports.
In addition, if you love watching games but have a hard time sitting on the bleachers, our Athletic Department is now taking orders for individual Stadium Chairs at a purchase price of $50/chair. Proceeds benefit the Athletic Department.
Contact Debbie Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-251-6400 if you want to place an order. Allow three weeks for delivery. A limited amount of chairs will also be available to rent for $5/game.