Chandler Kropp making waves, but don’t expect him to bring it up

That was the first time Kropp thought about the prospect of being transgender and becoming a man. It was also one of the first times Kropp ever wanted something badly.

While he grew up playing soccer and basketball, he dropped those two sports in favor of rowing at the beginning of his freshman year of high school. He quickly found success within the St. Louis rowing scene, setting his sights on the Division I and Division III levels.

Benjamin Simon | Staff Reporter

Auggie in the outfield: Mense leads as baseball’s lone senior

But on the field, Mense excels, first among Bears in walks and second in on-base percentage with a .435 mark. He’s just what you want from a leadoff hitter, getting on base early and often and letting the guys behind him bring him home.

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From Whitaker Hall to the Pyeongchang podium

It was actually not until halfway through her Wash. U. career, when she was home for summer vacation after her sophomore year, that Gretsch’s Paralympic dream began to crystallize.

Jon Lewis | Associate Editor

22 years of sports under Chancellor Wrighton

In his 22 years in St. Louis, Mark Wrighton presided over the most successful patch in Washington University’s athletic history.

Jon Lewis | Senior Sports Editor

Colin McCune: Seizing his shot and saving shots

Just two weeks ago, senior goalkeeper Colin McCune had played a total of seven minutes, 45 seconds in three years with the Washington University men’s soccer team. Now he’s starting in goal for the undefeated Bears.

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Ben Browdy sets his sights on professional career, national title

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.

Jon Lewis | Senior Sports Editor

Sharing the last laugh: Lizzy and Maggie Crist enjoy their final ride together

Lizzy, a senior goalkeeper, and Maggie, a sophomore midfielder, are sisters on the Washington University women’s soccer team. After a childhood spent playing ball together on the fields of Wayzata, Minn. and another two years in St. Louis, this is the final season where they will slap each other’s hands before running onto the field together.

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Daisy Ogede distances herself from competition with grit, determination and dress socks

Junior Daisy Ogede of the Washington University women’s track and field team wasn’t always one of the top runners in Division III. However, a motivation to prove people wrong has fueled a competitive spirit that has enabled her to compete for national titles on a yearly basis.

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Rebecca Ho humble as ever with history on the horizon

Many successful athletes follow strict dietary regimens consisting of rigid food choices, meticulous checking of nutrition facts and careful timing of meals.

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For Sanders, size doesn’t matter

If you attend a Washington University men’s basketball practice, you might hear Andrew Sanders before you see him. Draped by players more than a few inches taller than him, the 6-foot-5-inch sophomore power forward leaps up, and with a quick flash of silver jersey and the concussive smack of hand-on-ball, pulls down a rebound.

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