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The doctor is in: Bojan Zoric ’98 on World Cup sidelines for Team USA

The doctor is in: Bojan Zoric ’98 on World Cup sidelines for Team USA

July 31, 2015

Zoric had the perfect view of the United States Women’s National Team at the 2015 FIFA World Cup Final in Canada as the team doctor for the Americans.

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Star athlete brings passion, tenacity to the table

Star athlete brings passion, tenacity to the table

June 2, 2015

Vitraag Mehta ’17 dominates arenas as small as 80 square feet as an athlete in the world of competitive table tennis. This spring, Mehta advanced to the championship round of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association held in Eau Clair, Wisconsin.

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UR Equestrian trots to success

UR Equestrian trots to success

April 3, 2015

Coming out of nowhere, the University’s equestrian team is fresh out of the gates and quickly becoming a well-known competitive force. “Cornell has been, for years, untouchable, and now we’ve shown that we can catch them,” says Sarah Markowitz ’16. “We’ve come close, and even beaten them at some competitions.”

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Woman to watch: Jane Possee

Woman to watch: Jane Possee

January 16, 2015

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.

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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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Sixteen reap All-America honors in ’13-14

Sixteen reap All-America honors in ’13-14

June 3, 2014

In terms of individual success, Rochester enjoyed one of its finest seasons this year. A total of 16 student-athletes earned All-America honors for their achievements, representing soccer, squash, swimming, diving, golf, rowing, and softball.

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