Articles by Anusha Mathur
DP Sports Player of the Week: Penn field hockey senior Gracyn BanksA key orchestrator of this victory and influential leader throughout the season was senior captain Gracyn Banks. In the 34th minute, Banks scored the Quakers' game-winning shot, ending her senior season with a bang.
Penn fencing impresses at Temple Open, wins 12 medalsThe Temple Open marked the first time that Quakers have competed in the past 19 months, and they did not disappoint. The teams collectively brought home 12 medals, earning at least one medal in each weapon: foil, epee, and sabre.
Women's soccer remains winless on road, falling to Brown 1-0After an early goal by the Bears, the Quakers were unable to find their momentum and suffered their third Ivy League loss of the season.
Penn women's soccer preserves perfect home record over the weekendIn a successful weekend for Penn women’s soccer, the team took down Dartmouth 3-1 on Saturday and Delaware State 4-0 on Monday.
After two-year delay, Penn football will face Dartmouth in Ivy League and home openerThe Red and Blue are experiencing a kind of deja vu as they prepare to step onto the field on Oct. 1 against Dartmouth for their first Ivy League game of the 2021 season. After nearly two years of waiting, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Women's soccer wins hard-fought battle over Rice in overtimeAfter an early lead, a controversial goal, seven minutes of overtime, and over a dozen headers, Penn women’s soccer won its game against Rice, 2-1.
Penn football's wide receiving core features depth and leadershipAfter the prior season was canceled due to COVID-19, the Red and Blue will be back out on the field for the first time in nearly two years on Sept.18 against Bucknell. Here are some returning wide receivers, as well as some newbies, to look out for this season.
DP Sports Player of the Week: Autumn LeakThe Sheraton University City Volleyball Invitational was a success for the Red and Blue's women's volleyball team, who won all three of their matches and swept the tournament. The star of the show was junior captain Autumn Leak, who finished the weekend with 50 kills and a .311 hitting percentage.
Penn women's soccer comes up with an easy home win against UICWomen’s soccer started off its season strong and kept its winning streak alive with a 3-0 victory against University of Illinois-Chicago at Rhodes Field.
Penn alum Regina Salmons' U.S. Olympic Women's Eight boat finishes fourthAfter a grueling process in trying to qualify for the Olympics, Penn alumna Regina Salmons and the U.S. Women's Eight boat won their initial heat only to finish in fourth place in the final.
'A long shot': Inside Penn alum Regina Salmons' journey to the Olympic GamesAfter a college career at Penn in which she improved dramatically, Salmons is now on track to compete at the highest level there is in the rowing world.
Isabella Whittaker garners All-America Honorable Mention at NCAA Track and Field ChampionshipsAfter a stellar performance at the NCAA East Preliminaries, Whittaker had a high standard to live up to as she competed at the University of Oregon. Although she didn't advance to the finals, her freshman year sets her up for another three years of success.
International men's rowers face a unique set of challenges upon arrivalFor 13 members of Penn men's rowing, numerous adjustments are necessary in order to thrive in a completely different country. These range from athletic adjustments to cultural adjustments.
In place of Penn Relays, Quaker track and field excels at "Philly Mets"This year, the Penn Relays sponsored the Philadelphia Metropolitan Collegiate Invitational (“Philly Mets”), a scaled-down version of the typical week-long extravaganza.
Penn softball defeated by Drexel in just five inningsIn a devastating defeat, Penn softball lost their first matchup against Drexel this season by a score of 11-2.
With decades of experience, Rudy Fuller ready to lead the Quakers in Calhoun's absenceBeyond playing on the field, Fuller has always loved sharing his sport with younger generations. He coached youth club teams and the Olympic Development Program throughout college.
Penn women’s soccer joins forces with other Ivy League schools to form Justice CoalitionIn the wake of the protests and racial activism of last summer, Penn women's soccer, along with the other seven Ivy League teams, formed the Justice Coalition to further their commitment to advancing social justice issues in their communities.
Black History Month: John Edgar Wideman achieves excellence on and off the courtJohn Edgar Wideman broke barriers both during his time on Penn men’s basketball, as one of the few Black players on the team, and in his illustrious writing career that followed after he graduated.
Undeterred by setbacks, gymnastics senior Darby Nelson is a cornerstone of Penn's successWhat started in a mommy-and-me gymnastics coordination class blossomed into a lifelong commitment. Nelson is no stranger to success, including qualifying to Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in 2016 and 2017.