April 22, 2018

Author: Tim Doty

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Thompson’s preventive mind — on and off the diamond

After coming to Webster in 2010 from Xavier College Preparatory (Ariz.), Trisha Thompson is currently third in the Gorlok softball record books with 11 shutouts. Off the field, Thompson has her mind set on earning a doctorate in psychology and working with prevention of mental illnesses. Read to find out what motivates the right-hander on the field and in life.

Webster senior catcher Kaytlin Burczak connects on a pitch during a game against Iowa Wesleyan College on Saturday, March 23 at Blackburn Park. Burczak collected 2 hits in the doubleheader against the Tigers. Webster split the two games to move its record to 9-6 overall. CONTRIBUTED BY JOSHUA RITCHEY.

Sports Shorts

One SLIAC site’s gym was named on ESPN’s list of most significant noncompetition moments at North American sports venues. Find out which one along with how the Webster University golf team did and more in this installment of Sports Shorts.

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Webster University alumnus Preston Petri poses for a photo as he displays two World Series rings the Yankees won. The rings belong to Yankee Museum curator Brian Richards. CONTRIBUTED BY PRESTON PETRI.

Petri dishes about experiences in sports communications

Webster alumnus Preston Petri works with professional athletes on a daily basis as a basketball communications assistant for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. Before that, Petri worked as an intern with the Houston Astros and New York Yankees of the MLB. Read for the story of the Webster graduate’s journey from San Antonio to Webster Groves to New York and beyond.

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Senior Ricky Eaves gets ready to hit a forehand during his No. 2 doubles match against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) on Sunday, Feb. 17 in Terre Haute, Ind. Eaves teamed with sophomore Josh Papes to win the match and improve to 8-0 overall. PHOTO BY JOSH SELLMEYER.
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Webster University men’s basketball coach Chris Bunch instructs the Gorloks  as sophomore guard Ahmad Smith (right) refreshes himself during a first-half timeout in Webster’s 75-68 victory over the Eureka College Red Devils (Ill.) on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Grant Gymnasium. PHOTO BY DAN DUNCAN.

Webster men’s basketball win streak reaches 5 games

In mid-December, the Webster University men’s basketball team was on the outside looking in at the conference standings with a 4-9 record. Now, the Gorloks are in a three-way tie for second place in the conference. Read to find out how the Gorloks are winning and what they need to do to keep the streak going.

Sports Shorts: Jan. 30, 2013

Find out about the Webster University men’s and women’s track and field teams’ performance at Illinois Wesleyan University and what the baseball team was ranked in D3 News’ 2013 preseason poll.