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Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

Sophomore all-around champion Lisa O'Donnell poses during her floor routine at a home meet earlier this year. Photo by Sierra High

Connor Moore, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-Stout the weekend of Friday, March 31 and and came back home soaring high as 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association National Champions. The team, who concluded the team championships on Friday with a total team score of 191.000, are now fo...

O’Donnell is an all-around threat

Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell poses during her floor routine during the regular-season ending victory against Hamline University (Minnesota). O’Donnell won the floor exercise competition with a score of 9.800, her season best score. Photo by Sierra High

Bailey Johnston, Connor Moore, and Justin St. Peter

March 14, 2017

“Fierce.” This is a characteristic which sophomore Lisa O’Donnell could very well wear on her sleeve. As a strong competitor for the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, the success she has had this season has taken more work and dedication than one may think. “She’s willing to work extreme...

WSUW permit will double listener range

April 12, 2016

By Emily Lepkowski April 13, 2016   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is rewarding UW-Whitewater a tower permit – an airspace compromise a decade in the making.    Last December, a Transmitter tower permit was issued to UW-W’s campus radio station 91.7 “The Edge.” It’s a proc...

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

Column by 
Ashley McCallum 
Managing Editor

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 For the 2015 season, the Royal Purple was recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest as second place in the general excellence category. The general excellence category recognizes the best weekly newspaper at the collegiate level in the st...

Experienced youth look to lead tennis squad

Junior Megan Humphreys

September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 By Connor Moore  The UW-Whitewater women’s tennis team, coming off a year which saw them go 24-5, will look to capitalize off a season which came to a collective end in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Championship. This year will see a Warhawk tennis team much younger than last year’s unit...

Four-time champ recognized again

Four-time champ recognized again

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Connor Moore In a year that saw UW-Whitewater gymnast and sophomore Katie Fiorilli earn an impressive list of accolades and accomplishments, yet another one gets added on as Fiorilli, by a significant amount, was voted the 2014-15 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year. Softball pitche...

‘Scross’ finds home at UW-W

‘Scross’ finds home at UW-W

April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 By Connor Moore If you ask anyone who is a part of, or simply around, the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, they will all tell you that there is a genuine feeling of togetherness and family. It’s that same feeling that senior Stephanie Cross didn’t feel during her time spent at Seattle...

’Hawks win WIAC Final Four

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 By Connor Moore The UW-Whitewater men’s tennis team traveled to Eau Claire this past weekend for three WIAC tennis matches, sweeping UW-Oshkosh 9-0 in a dual match on April 17 and beating UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire with scores of 8-1. “They did great,” head coach Frank...

Young star leads gymnasts

Young star leads gymnasts

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 By Connor Moore Two-time National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Division III all-around national champion, two-time Co-NCGA West Region Gymnast of the Year, two-time NCAA Regional qualifier, four career individual national titles, an abundance of WIAC honors and several places...

Fiorilli wins three titles

Fiorilli wins three titles

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Connor Moore The UW-Whitewater Gymnastics team traveled to La Crosse for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Division III Championships, and tied for second on March 27. The Warhawks, who tied with Ursinus College (PA), tallied a team score of 191.225. The total was...

Warhawks remain undefeated

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 By Connor Moore The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-La Crosse on Feb. 20, beating the Eagles 185.575-185.025. Sophomore Katie Fiorilli took the top spot in three events, including the all-around competition. The other two top performances came on the vault and on the...

‘Hawks gymnasts motor past Division-I teams

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Connor Moore The Warhawk gymnastics team hosted and won the Harley Davidson Meet Feb. 13 in Milwaukee against Winona State University and Division I Anchorage-Alaska. The team recorded its fifth-best total, posting a 190.575 to Alaska-Anchorage’s 189.050 and Winona State’s 183.975. Along...

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