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How student-athletes maintain momentum during pandemic

Although the university softball team is finished for the season, maintaining their skill level during off-season is still important for the Lady Lions. The closure of gyms and cancellation of practices has pushed student-athletes to find alternative ways to stay fit for when they are able to play again.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The enforcement of social distancing has put a halt to all university athletics, leaving student-athletes with no choice but to adjust their lifestyles. With the progression of the coronavirus outbreak, workout facilities on and off campus are closed until further notice. These limited res...

Walk-on athletes: how they make it and breaking stereotypes

Walk-on athletes: how they make it and breaking stereotypes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

With the men’s basketball team having a total of 15 student-athletes and only 13 full-paid scholarships to hand out, it leaves the team with two walk-ons. These walk-ons are not guaranteed playing time, have to pay for their education out of pocket and sometimes are not able to travel with the ...

International student-athletes try to make mark in the US

Tilly Hallas-Potts, a junior soccer player from the United Kingdom and Putri Insani, a sophomore tennis player from Indonesia. 
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Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

The university is home to over 250 international students. These students represent over 70 countries around the world. Some international students are a part of the university’s athletic programs. Putri Insani, a sophomore accounting major, is a member of the tennis team. A native of Jakarta, Indone...

Why athletes leave the game

Why athletes leave the game

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Being a student-athletes requires commitment and dedication to a sport, but some athletes may decide to pursue different paths for multiple reasons. Adam Sevario, a senior business management major and a former university baseball player, explained how the schedule for a student-athlete can become a ...

Competing on and off the field

Nadine Maher, a junior kinesiology major, left, and Sofia Olsson, a senior business administration major, right, earned the President’s List distinction despite their busy schedules as student-athletes on the Lady Lions soccer team.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype requires motivation and commitment for three student-athletes who prove that maintaining a high GPA can be a reality. Noah Vance, a sophomore defensive lineman for the football team, has a 3.0 cumulative GPA. He shared how he maintains his grades. “My whole life h...

Healthy living in sports

Maintaining a healthy diet and workout regime is important for athletes to play their best. The ways that athletes accomplish this may vary.

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

Athletes spend countless hours training and practicing, but when it comes to eating, each individual has a course of action best fit for themselves. For senior baseball players Payton Robinson and Peyton Lee, their dietary habits are different from one another, but they are similarly driven by an ulti...