Serving Up Brilliance

In the running: Giannina Ong ’18 may soon become NCAA Woman of the Year.

Walk-on tennis player Giannina Ong ’18 earned a tribute no other SCU athlete did this year: She was nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. The award honors graduating female student-athletes with outstanding records in athletics, academics, and community service—which is Ong to a tee, says coach Ben Cabell. She won big matches, led the team in community service by creating opportunities for members to act as role models through three different programs, and earned a Hackworth fellowship to study sports ethics with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She graduated with three majors: English, classics, and women’s and gender studies—with a minor in retail management. She also wrote for this fine mag.

Drumroll, Please!

Santa Clara University’s renovated jazz studio gives music majors and non-majors more space to find their sound.

A Plan For Tomorrow

Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan unveils a new strategic plan, Impact 2030, with a focus on increasing access and opportunity, and, of course, SCU’s Jesuit values and Silicon Valley location.

Hoops of Hope

From pink socks to non-profit outreach, Santa Clara Women’s Basketball hosted their annual Pink Game to honor families impacted by cancer.

Flight and Food

Birds can be the key to understanding the environment and SCU students are taking a closer look.