Jenny Howard discusses life as dual-sport athlete at Webster
Sophomore Jenny Howard has won accolades as a volleyball player for the Gorloks and is ranked in the national times for the 100-meter dash in track. Read for how she balances her time as a dual-sport athlete and biology major and to what she credits her success.
Sports Shorts (April 17, 2013)
Webster baseball is back to 10th in the national rankings, the women’s tennis team finishes up its season with a win over Fontbonne, and four Webster athletes receive SLIAC Player of the Week honors. Read this week’s edition of Sports Shorts for these briefs and more.
Still undefeated: Women’s tennis 11-0; ‘toughest’ match of season up next
The women’s tennis teams beat its last four opponents by a combined score of 34-2. However, the Gorloks’ SLIAC lead will be tested in an upcoming showdown with conference rival Principia College (Ill.). Read for thoughts from players and coach Michael Siener.
The Junk Drawer: ‘Not Crazy About Coffee’
It’s one of the world’s most popular drinks, but sports editor Tim Doty can’t see why. In this installment of “The Junk Drawer,” Doty looks into coffee and why he’d pass on a cup of Joe.
Sports Shorts (April 10, 2013)
A member of the Webster University softball team was given a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Find out who it was and what else went on in the world of Webster sports this past week with briefs from Gorlok action.
Loss to No. 14 WashU snaps program-record 13-match win streak
The Webster University men’s tennis team took on a nationally ranked, crosstown opponent. Though the Gorloks’ loss broke their 13-match win streak, Webster hopes to use the experience of playing a ranked team to its advantage as two tough SLIAC foes lie ahead.
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.
Softball looks toward SLIAC play after impromptu doubleheader with Iowa Wesleyan
The Webster University softball team will take on its first SLIAC opponents of 2013 after splitting a twin bill with Iowa Wesleyan College. This occurred after Webster’s originally scheduled opponent — Millikin University (Ill.) — called no-contest against the Gorloks. Read to find out why Millikin didn’t want to play and what lies ahead for Webster.
Track teams finish first in six events in final tune-up
In the Webster University men’s and women’s track teams’ last unofficial meet, the Gorloks took home six first place finishes at the Wildcat Open.
The Junk Drawer: ‘Felines, canines — both are fine in my book’
For centuries, the debate has raged on: dogs or cats? Journal sports editor Tim Doty brings back his column, The Junk Drawer, to give his take on the battle between cats and dogs.