2018-19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award logo

A total of 41 student-athletes from the Converse College Athletic Department were recipients of the 2018-19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award. In total, there were 11,660 student-athletes from 185 institutions across Division II recognized for the prestigious award. Conference Carolinas made up 493 of those student-athletes. The D2 ADA made…
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Schedule of soccer events

Director of Athletics Jennifer Bell announced on Tuesday, Aug. 13 that Scott Fogarty has been named the newest coach of the Converse College soccer program. Fogarty brings a wealth of knowledge to the Purple and Gold and will look to hit the ground running with preseason just around the corner. “We are more than excited…
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Photos of new field hockey recruits

Head field hockey coach Valerie Clarke is pleased to announce the arrival of 13 new members to the Valkyries team for the 2019 season. With a total roster of 18 players, Clarke has put together the largest team in the brief three-year history of the program. Clarke has put together the largest team in the…
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Photo of Morgan Rulevich

Converse College Director of Athletics Jennifer Bell is pleased to announce the hiring of Morgan Rulevich as the head coach of the Valkyries swimming team. “We are thrilled to have Morgan join our staff as our next swim coach,” Bell said. “Her experience as a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina – Asheville will…
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Converse Valkyries logo

Athletic Director Jennifer Bell and the Converse College Athletics Department are proud to announce the hiring of Alexandria “Allie” Alaman as the head coach of the Valkyries acrobatics and tumbling team, Gabriella Bigos as the head coach of the Valkyries lacrosse program and Jim Brunelli as the head coach of the Valkyries basketball team. Allie…
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Amelia Nowicki, new equestrian team coach

Converse College announces the hire of Amelia Nowicki as coach for the Valkyries equestrian program. Nowicki is owner and operator of Hidden Valley Farm in Inman, S.C., a hunter/jumper boarding and training facility that will become home to the Converse program. She begins her duties immediately with the team, which placed third in their first…
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Valentina Aparicio of Germany holds her Converse scholarship award packet

By Courtney Hammett ’19 Thanks to one remarkable alumna, Tina Rohner ’07, Converse is providing a four-year scholarship for an international tennis player beginning in the fall of 2018. Valentina Aparicio, an 18-year-old from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will join the Valkyries tennis team and study math and physics. “Creating this scholarship is a great opportunity for…
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Jennifer Bell, new Converse College Athletic Director

Converse College announces the hire of Jennifer Bell as Athletic Director. Bell will take the helm of the Valkyries’ NCAA Division II Athletic Program on July 23. She comes to Converse from Coker College, where she served as Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations, and she also brings 18 years of athletics administration and coaching…
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, Converse College student-athletes and athletics staff have been busy giving back to the community. With the support of a volunteer time management program called Helper Helper, the Valkyries reported more than 3,700 hours of service this year, and were recognized as the sixth highest-reporting Division II athletic program in the…
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Joy Couch and Val

As she completes her twelfth year of driving growth and success for the Valkyries athletic program at Converse College, Athletic Director Joy Couch will take the helm as Athletic Director for Spartanburg Day School beginning July 1. “It is a bittersweet moment as I reflect on all we have accomplished at Converse College,” said Couch….
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