Sports Briefs

Wiseman named Faculty Representative

Northeastern announced last Monday that Dr. Fred Wiseman has been appointed Faculty Athletics Representative, replacing Dr. Arvin Gabel, who held the position since the 1998-99 season.

Wiseman has been a faculty member in the College of Business Administration for more than 30 years. As Faculty Athletics Representative, his main duty is to preserve the academic integrity of the athletic program and uphold the welfare of student-athletes.

Wiseman was captain of his high school basketball team in Brookline and later went on to play for Tufts. He earned his Ph.D in marketing from Cornell and joined Northeastern as a member of the staff in 1970. He has also served as a consultant to the Massachusetts Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Secretary of Consumer Affairs of Massachusetts. His research has been published in journals like Public Opinion Quarterly and the Journal of Marketing and Decision Sciences.

– Nate Owen, News Staff

Northover wins Jamaican National Championship

After making her mark as a record setting thrower at Northeastern, Zara Northover hasn’t taken long to continue her success after graduation. She won the shot put at the Jamaican National Championship June 23. Northover, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Jamaica, won the event with a throw of 52’9, finishing ahead of rising Louisiana Tech senior Nadia Alexander.

While at Northeastern, Northover was a four-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship qualifier. She placed 10th at the NCAA Championship June 9 in Sacramento, Calif. Prior to that, she won three events (shot put, discus and hammer) and was also named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship April 20-21. She won the shot put at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship with a throw of 55’0.75, which set a Northeastern and ECAC meet record.

Northover will compete in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 23-29, and will also compete in the World University Games, the Central American/Caribbean Games and will attempt to qualify for the IAAF World Championship, which takes place Aug. 25-Sept. 2 in Osaka, Japan.

– Nate Owen, News Staff

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