For many, summer is a great time to relax and recover from nine months of late-night cramming and early-morning rising. But for Penn student-athletes, summer isn't much of a rest. It might be the offseason, but few athletes can afford to take the summer off. On top of all of the training, throw in a full work day in the office and suddenly, a warm summer's day doesn't seem so pleasant anymore. For DP Sports' three varsity student athletes, however, it is nothing they aren't used to. Check out how they are balancing it all below.
Sophomore Zareh Kaloustian was cut from Penn men's golf at the start of the 2016 season. In his time away from competition, he found his confidence on the course again.
It's title time. This Friday, Penn’s men's and women's golf will take to the course for the Ivy League Championship.
Penn men's golf, heavyweight crew and lightweight crew all had disappointing efforts last weekend — and here's how they can turn things around.
There are 35 international student-athletes at Penn with 19 different countries represented, ranging from Hong Kong to Egypt to French Guiana. We wanted to highlight some of the athletes that best exemplify the character international students give to the university. These are their stories.
The Quakers finished 11th out of 14 teams at the Princeton Invitational, a 54 hole tournament at the par-71 Springdale Golf Club. Penn finished with a total team score of 897, or +45, placing them behind five Ivy opponents in Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell and Columbia, and two spots ahead of Brown.
In yet another action-packed weekend for Penn Athletics, a slew of rowing, golf and track squads will be testing their talents around the country once again.
Sometimes, a strong start and finish just won't quite do it. Penn women's golf learned this when it finished fifth out of eight teams in the Harvard Invitational this past Saturday.
It's a major weekend for Penn Athletics, with a high-stakes women's tennis matchup against three-time defending champion Princeton leading the way in a jam-packed slate.
It was a tremendously busy weekend for Penn Athletics, and the successes on the field weren’t limited to the record-setting meet from track and field or the huge Ivy League wins to keep men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse in their respective title races.
Penn men’s golf did not get off to the start that it wanted to, but spring break allowed the team to shake off the rust from the long break between competitive play, and the Quakers are optimistic coming into this weekend’s Towson Spring Invitational.
While most Penn students were making their way to exotic locations like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo for Spring Break, many Penn student-athletes were embarking on their annual spring training trips.
After a long winter of training and a surprise coaching change, this spring break, all the questions will finally be answered. Penn men’s golf will finally return to tournament play with a trip to South Carolina, while the women will fly down to Florida for practice.
Only three days after it was publicly revealed that former Penn men’s golf head coach Bob Heintz would be resigning to head to Duke, the University announced on Friday afternoon that his position would be filled by former Penn golfer and 2010 College graduate Michael Blodgett for at least the remainder of the 2016-17 season.
On Tuesday, it was revealed to the public that fifth-year head coach Bob Heintz would be resigning from his position, effective immediately. Heintz will be taking a role as an assistant coach at ACC powerhouse Duke, and will begin at the start of the Blue Devils’ spring season in February.
When it rains, it pours.
In the final action of the season for both of Penn’s golf teams, a bottom half finish was unavoidable for both squads.
Faced with the task of defending their 2015 Ivy crown, the men’s team found themselves in a similar situation to last year’s tournament.
Penn golf will hit the road this weekend and compete for the Ivy League championship, with the men's team looking to defend its title in Greenwich, Connecticut and the women looking to win their first league title since 2010 in Jackson, New Jersey.
The women's team comes in with momentum, having finished top-five in each of its first three tournaments this spring following a strong fall season.
When they first set foot in University City, many freshmen athletes learn to keep their heads down and work hard in the hopes of receiving just a smidge of playing time by the time they are an upperclassmen.
Both Penn golf teams traveled out of state to different tournaments this weekend, but only one team traveled far enough to avoid the wrath of Mother Nature.
While the spring season is just getting started for Penn women’s golf, it’s been a journey long in the making, dating back to last year.
The current academic year featured four fall tournaments — and they started with a bang.