Penn doesn’t have a varsity figure skating team. But maybe now that 2012 graduate Ami Parekh is looking to become the first figure skater to go to the Olympics from the University, they may look to promote the club sport.
Every few minutes, someone walking by greets Chief with a quick hello, and many come over to spend a few minutes chatting with the old man. He’s a “people person,” according to loyal customer and friend Fritz Spang, who stops by daily at the end of his routine two-and-a-half-mile walk.
In her seven years on the national team, Francia and her crew have won five World Championships in the eight, and she has also excelled in national and international races in the pair. She was also part of the eight that won gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
After advancing past the first round of tryouts for the U.S. National Lacrosse team for the second-straight year, the former Penn goalkeeper will head to Baltimore for the second round at UMBC from July 27-29, in an effort to make the national team and earn a spot on the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup roster.
Last Thanksgiving, 2011 graduate and former basketball standout Jack Eggleston was not taking a break from work to celebrate the day with friends and family in his home state of Indiana. Instead, he was sitting in his apartment in Leverkusen, Germany, waiting for basketball practice to start.
Erin Beck doesn’t know how long she’ll play soccer after she graduates next May, but this summer, she’ll be playing alongside the country’s top players in the newly formed Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite.
For Brian Chaput, a Penn 2004 graduate and javelin thrower making a bid for the U.S. Olympic team, the journey to greatness has had several hurdles along the way.
The Nawrocki brothers’ parents “discouraged” them from watching pro wrestling, Penn senior Luke recalls, but the boys always found ways around it. Soon enough, the whole family watched as Chris tried out for the WWE on the “Tough Enough” reality show.
After attending Columbia undergrad and Penn grad school, Annie Duke cashed in a life of academia for one she never knew she’d love.
In the summer of 2010, Aaron Royston had an idea for a sports-based social network.His thinking went a bit like this: just because you don’t personally know nine other people who want to play basketball this weekend shouldn’t stop you from organizing a game.
During my time with the DP, I published exactly 150 articles, had a disgruntled athlete mimic me as a satirical Halloween costume, practiced with the women’s basketball team and was personally threatened by a varsity coach (See ya, Nik).
Throughout my life, I have always been very passionate about sports. In fact, most of the conversations I have in a given day are sports-related. As an avid player and spectator of many sports, the DP gave me the opportunity to be a true college sports reporter, as well.
I never really expected to be the DP’s senior sports editor.
For the past four years, I’ve managed to fool everyone at the Daily Pennsylvanian into thinking I’m a journalist, and let me tell you, the act was exhausting.
As the track and field beat writer, I prefer to encourage Penn students to appreciate the sport and its connection with Penn.
Farewell columns that descend into list form are disgraceful cliches — the likes of which no self-respecting writer would ever allow. My bad.
I’d be remiss to write about anything else but my DP friends with my final bittersweet words that will ever grace these pages.
As part of Greek Week, Penn’s eight sororities had the chance to settle their differences on the gridiron Thursday in Powderpuff football.
Penn's cricket team — ranked 25th of 32 heading into the American College Cricket Championship last week — finished in third.
Long before the Quakers stepped foot in the Palestra or on Franklin Field, another sport ruled Penn’s playing fields — cricket.