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O’Donnell has stellar second season

Sophomore Lisa O'Donnell poses on the balance beam after winning the Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year. Photo by Hannah Jewell

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

Picking a college is tough for any student. When athletics are added to the equation it can make the decision nearly impossible. Evaluating the academic side of school with the athletic side can make for a very tough combination. For sophomore gymnast Lisa O’Donnell, it took her until nearly the...

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...

Gymnasts dismantle UW-Oshkosh

Gymnasts dismantle UW-Oshkosh

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team (7-0) took down UW-Oshkosh 192.400-184.425 in the WIAC competition Feb. 18, earning the third highest score in program history. Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell won the vault, the uneven parallel bars, and the floor exercise to lead the team. O’Donnell placed first all-ar...

Gymnasts win four team meet

Gymnasts win four team meet

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team remained undefeated after the Feb. 10 Harley Davidson Meet featuring four teams at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The ’Hawks earned the victory with a score of 188.900 while competing against Division-I, Southeast Missouri State University (187.5...

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