When was the last time you heard of a Penn athlete who achieved national celebrity status? For most current Penn students, the answer to this question is probably “never.” This is not necessarily a problem of student apathy towards Penn athletics, however, but rather a reflection of Penn’s priorities as a university.
Now that it is about to wrap up, what can we say about Grace Calhoun’s first semester as Penn’s athletic director? One thing is for sure: is is moving in the right direction toward addressing student apathy.
If you fight the urge to look at your phone while strolling down Locust Walk, you might just notice a little something different amongst the sea of hurried people.
Greg Ambrogi and Justin Reilly proposed to their former classmates a mentoring network of Penn athlete alumni to be a resource for current student-athletes. The program is now gaining momentum
Going to college is a stressful experience, a whirlwind of uncertainty. From classes to clubs to what they’re wearing in the morning or what they’re doing that night, one thing all freshmen come to realize is that they aren’t in Kansas anymore.
While Penn hired Calhoun, Loyola now has to start from scratch, searching for a new athletic director itself after Calhoun led the athletic department through three years of change and the move into a new conference.