Tag: athletics

Area women’s basketball overview

Area women’s basketball overview

November 25, 2014

The University of Rochester usually rules the roost known as local Division III women’s basketball. Nine NCAA Tournament appearances and three Final Fours speak to that. UR figures to be improved, but so do St. John Fisher and Geneseo in what figures to be a highly competitive race to be the top team in the Rochester area. Here’s a look at local college women’s basketball for 2014-15.

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Woman to watch: Jane Possee

Woman to watch: Jane Possee

November 11, 2014

In 1975, when Jane Possee signed on to coach the University of Rochester’s women’s basketball and field hockey teams, the state of women’s sports was quite different than it is today. From the outset, Possee was determined to effect change. “When I started, there were very few (athletic) opportunities for women in the spring, other than tennis,” says Possee, now an athletic administrator. “So I started a women’s lacrosse team, which meant that I was coaching three different team sports.”

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Ten honored as Garnish scholar-athletes

Ten honored as Garnish scholar-athletes

September 25, 2014

Ten student-athletes representing the highest achievement in academic performance and athletic skill were presented with the University’s Garnish Scholar Awards at halftime of the September 20 football game against Gallaudet University.

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Ice, ice baby

Ice, ice baby

August 19, 2014

Assistant track coach Jay Petsch is doused by football players Jordan Golinowski ’15, left and Farid Adenuga ’16. Fifteen members of the Athletic Department took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 19, and supported research into ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Adam Pacheck named Academic All-American

Adam Pacheck named Academic All-American

June 23, 2014

Adam Pacheck has been elected to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field in Division III. To qualify for the team, athletes must be of sophomore standing or higher and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale.

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Student athlete named Academic All-American

Student athlete named Academic All-American

June 3, 2014

Lauren Bailey has achieved a significant number of swimming honors in three years at the University of Rochester. Now, she has an academic award that is one of the highest that a student-athlete can earn.

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Softball advances to NCAA Championships

Softball advances to NCAA Championships

May 23, 2014

Thirteenth-ranked St. Thomas scored four runs apiece in the first and second innings and went on to defeat the University of Rochester, 9-1, in an elimination game of the NCAA Division III Softball Championships on Friday afternoon. With the loss, Rochester was knocked out of the double-elimination tournament. The Yellowjackets finished the season at 32-14.

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Can’t touch this: One day, two no-hitters

Can’t touch this: One day, two no-hitters

April 14, 2014

Freshmen Eleni Wechsler and David Strandberg both pitched no-hitters on Sunday. Wechsler’s outing extended the softball team’s winning streak to eight in a row, and Strandberg’s was the first no-hitter in University of Rochester baseball history.

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Time to make a splash: Seven head to Indy

Time to make a splash: Seven head to Indy

March 17, 2014

Junior and Liberty League women’s swimmer of the year Lauren Bailey (above) will join six of her Yellowjackets teammates at the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 19-22.

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Anthony Center honors Jane Possee

Anthony Center honors Jane Possee

February 5, 2014

For more than four decades, Jane Possee has served as a role model to female athletes at the University.

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