This March, when Nancy Fahey announced her move to the University of Illinois, Washington University was faced with finding a new women’s basketball head coach for the first time since 1986. This Monday, the University announced that this search was over, unveiling Randi Henderson as just the third head coach in the history of the women’s basketball program.
It’s been a busy spring for Washington University athletics. But, for the most part, scheduled spring games are over, and Wash. U. athletes, just like the rest of us, are now strapping in for the push through finals week, all the while preparing for playoff matches on the other side of their exams.
At dusk, Washington University head football coach Larry Kindbom stands in the middle of the flood-lit field, ready to start practice. When he blows his whistle, his players come walking towards him from the sidelines.
It was a weekend of extremes at the UAA Championship in Altamonte Springs, Fla. for the Washington University women’s tennis team. On one hand, the No. 10 Bears ended their weekend with two straight losses for a fourth place finish, but on the other, senior Rebecca Ho reached a huge career milestone, breaking the all-time Wash. U. wins record with her 184th career victory.
The Washington University men’s tennis experienced a major case of deja vu this weekend at the UAA Championship in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The Washington University women’s track and field team won the UAA Championship, while the Red and Green men finished second at Stagg Field and Hayden Track in Chicago, Illinois.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, and, as usual, the Hawks are contenders. Or they were contenders before they dropped three straight games to the Nashville Predators.
In one of the NCAA’s most local rivalries, the Washington University softball team took care of Tuesday at home Tuesday, beating neighbor Fontbonne University twice.
At Division III schools, most athletes end their career after their graduate. One Bear, however, is not letting his dream die when he receives his diploma in Brookings Quadrangle this May.
The Washington University baseball and softball teams must have been given the same script this weekend, because each went win-loss-win-loss against Case Western Reserve University Friday and Saturday, with each respective pair of wins and losses following a similar pattern.