Faces of LIFE- Omi Acosta
“Wrestling saved me, and I like to share that story and go around the country and let guys and girls know that they can do it too. I need to try and influence as many people as I can and let them know that wrestling can change lives. That’s why I do what I do.”
Faces of LIFE- Destinee Rivera
As a child, some might have mistaken Destinee Rivera for a fish for all the time she spent in the water and on the beach growing up in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Her respect and admiration for the natural world were apparent from early on, spending many afternoons on the waterfront and by the marsh watching aquatic wildlife in its natural state and taking in beautiful sunsets.
LIFE U HEAD MEN’S WRESTLING COACH OMI ACOSTA LEADS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING CAMP IN TEXAS
May 3, 2022- Life U Men’s Wrestling Coach Omi Acosta recently made the long journey westward to Texas to host a Saturday wrestling camp at Huntsville High School for eager student wrestlers from across the state.
LIFE UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR (SID) RECEIVES SMALL COLLEGE SID OF THE YEAR AWARD
January 14, 2022 – Life University (Life U) congratulates Sports Information Director (SID) Billy Mangum for his recent selection as 2020-2021 Small College SID of the Year by the National Wrestling Media Association (NWMA).
LIFE UNIVERSITY MEN’S WRESTLING DOMINATES ON PATH TO MSC SOUTH TOURNAMENT TITLE
Marietta, Georgia, February 23, 2021 – The No. 3 nationally-ranked Life University men’s wrestling team dominated its way to the Mid-South Conference (MSC) South Division Tournament title with seven conference champions, earning a clean sweep of the postseason awards with all 12 grapplers qualifying for the NAIA National Tournament.
With the goal of winning Nationals in mind, Vidallon created a simple cardboard sign as an inspirational daily reminder. “It helped me think, ‘You are enough; you can achieve these things,’” she recalled. “Winning [a national championship] was really special to me because every single day, I was working so hard toward that goal. It was definitely an amazing experience for sure.”
In many ways, Mack Beggs is a typical college student. The 20-year-old is a sophomore at Life University and a student-athlete on the Life U men’s wrestling team, competing for the first season at the collegiate level after redshirting last year. Mack is also Health Science major, studying hard to excel academically.
LIFE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S WRESTLING TAKES SECOND PLACE AT WCWA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Marietta, Georgia, February 11, 2020 – The Life University women’s wrestling team brought home second place from the WCWA Championships over the weekend as sophomore Julia Vidallon captured the program’s first WCWA National Championship at 123 lbs.
LIFE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PROFESSORS PRESENT AT DECA STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Marietta, Georgia, February 4, 2020 – Life University (LIFE) was one of the sponsors of the Georgia DECA State Career Development Conference January 30-February 1, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. LIFE Adjunct Professor of Business Dr. Marla Thompson, Assistant Professor of Business and Business Program Coordinator Marie A. Powell and Assistant Professor of Business Ronald G. Ware also gave presentations on leadership during the three-day event.
LIFE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S WRESTLING SET TO HOST WCWA NATIONALS AND PAN AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER
Marietta, Georgia, January 31, 2020 – The Life University women’s wrestling team will officially host the WCWA National Championships at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia on February 7-8, 2020. The event will also play host to a special wrestle-off for the women’s freestyle Pan American Olympic Qualifier spots.