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Derek Shyr is a design editor and sports editor for Student Life
Derek Shyr has written 71 articles.

Baseball wins 3 of 4 games against DePauw

April 21, 2014 | Derek Shyr

Behind freshman CJ Price batting 7-for-10 on Friday and senior Kyle Billig setting a school record for all-time career runs scored on Saturday, the Washington University baseball team bested DePauw University in three of four games at home.

Splash of color takes the Swamp

April 14, 2014 | Derek Shyr

Holi is one of the South 40′s most beloved traditions–check out photos of students enjoying the annual event Friday. Photos by Megan Magray | Student Life

Two team track titles highlight invite at SLU

April 14, 2014 | Derek Shyr

Strong winds greeted the Washington University track-and-field teams at Saint Louis University’s Billiken Invitational, but those gusts didn’t keep the Bears from taking care of business on Friday and Saturday as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first overall and combined for seven event winners. Competing against 14 teams, the men’s team scored 172.

Hijabi Monologues shares stories of Muslim-American women

April 07, 2014 | Derek Shyr and Stephen Huber

Miss the Hijabi Monologues? Student Life has you covered with nine photos of the event. Photos by Megan Magray | Student Life

Track-and-field teams win three events at Greenville Select

April 07, 2014 | Derek Shyr

With a focus on making adjustments and improvements before the University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships, the Washington University track-and-field teams took home three first-place finishes on Saturday at the Greenville Select Meet in Greenville, Ill. Competing against nine teams, the men’s team placed third with 94.

Softball struggles on offense, goes 1-2 against ranked teams in Mizuno Invite

March 24, 2014 | Derek Shyr

Hitting a tough stretch of close games that end in losses can easily break a team. For the Washington University softball team, keeping its unwavering confidence helped end the Mizuno Invitational this weekend on a positive note. A 1-3 record in the invitational left the Bears with a 13-6 mark on the season and only five wins in their last 11 games.

Ace Annie Pitkin adds to dominance with spin pitches

March 20, 2014 | Derek Shyr

She is a physics major and flutist who dreams of becoming an astronaut and artist and is known for her funny, friendly personality. But when she puts her uniform on for the Washington University softball team, her fierce presence and deadly spinning pitches terrify opponents who are praying that their at-bats don’t end with a strikeout.

Annie Pitkin hurls no-hitter, softball opens season with three blowout wins

March 03, 2014 | Derek Shyr

The season couldn’t have started any better for Washington University’s softball team, which opened the year with a sweep of a tripleheader and a no-hitter from sophomore pitcher Annie Pitkin. On Saturday at the Warrior Spring Fling in Conway, Ark., Wash. U.

Softball veterans angle to return to tournament

February 27, 2014 | Derek Shyr

Despite temperatures back to below freezing after a brief respite, the softball diamond on the South 40 will soon be in regular use once again. The 17th-ranked Washington University softball team will start its season Saturday in Conway, Ark., against Austin College.

Cardinals are king, but St. Louis athletics have rich history in five professional sports

February 17, 2014 | Derek Shyr

In the professional sports world, St. Louis may be best known for predominantly being a baseball city. But one would be mistaken to assume that the city’s fans historically have cheered for just America’s pastime.

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