In honor of Andrew Tompkins, a former University of La Verne diver and business administration major who died of cancer on Sept. 22, the University hosted a celebration of his life Oct. 3 in the Athletics Pavilion.
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Andrew Tompkins, a former University of La Verne diver and business administration major, died of cancer on Sept. 22. He was 21.
The University of La Verne swim and dive team hosted a bake sale fundraiser for Andrew Tompkins, a former ULV diver who after he battled and defeated osteosarcoma cancer in 2018, learned recently that the cancer returned, this time as stage IV metastatic osteosarcoma.
After taking a year off to receive 18 rounds of chemotherapy with three different chemotherapy drugs, three surgeries and plenty of physical therapy sessions to learn how to walk again, Andrew Tompkins, sophomore business administration major, has returned to the University of La Verne.
The swim and dive teams finished the last of their dual meets Saturday against Caltech. The men’s team lost, 172-72, and the women’s team lost, 173-121.
The University community gathered in the Campus Center ballroom Tuesday to make fleece tie blankets for the Linus Project, a nonprofit organization that donates blankets to families in need and ill children.
The women on the La Verne swimming and diving team shined at the team’s home opener and first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference dual meet against Occidental Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center.
The La Verne swimming and diving team had three top-five finishes at the Pomona Relays on Saturday at Haldeman Pool at Pomona-Pitzer.
Sophomore Scott Mackay had a record-setting performance at the Swimming and Diving SCIAC Championships in Commerce last month.
The swimming and diving teams competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce last weekend.