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Vanessa Olinger stabalizes herself on the balance beam during her performance. She finished with a score of 9.450.

Gymnastics honors seniors in win over La Crosse

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2020

The Warhawk Gymnastics team gave their fans a Senior Night to remember as they narrowly beat UW-La Crosse in a close meet with a 192.125-191.975 win on Saturday. Propelling them to the win, Whitewater...

Watching Gymnastics with Watson

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor February 4, 2020

The Whitewater Gymnastics team hosted a home meet on Saturday, Feb. 1 in front of many fans, including parents, alumni, and one Chancellor Dwight Watson. The Royal Purple got a chance to sit down with...

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

O’Donnell has stellar second season

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...

Athletic royalty at UW-W

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor April 13, 2017

Powered by tradition is a learning community that helps student-athletes adjust to college demands as both a student and athlete. It has also been the unofficial slogan of the UW-Whitewater athletic department....

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

Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

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...

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

O’Donnell is an all-around threat

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...

Sophomore Franchesca Hutton leaps in the air during her 
balance beam routine as her teammates cheer her on in the March 11 victory against Hamline University. Photo by Sierra High

Gymnasts victorious on Senior Day

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer March 14, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, 8-3, ended its three meet skid and celebrated senior night by edging out WIAC foe Hamline (Minnesota) by a final score of 192.125-188.850 on March 11 at Kris Russell...

Gymnasts compete against DII opponents in Missouri

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer March 14, 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Warhawks gymnastics team while recording the highest team score of the season, 192.600, and taking third in the team’s meet in St. Charles, Missouri against two Division...

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,...

Gymnasts prepare for D-I opponents

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team tallied its third straight win, defeating UW-Eau Claire 189.300-186.475 on Jan. 28 at home. The Warhawks’ team score ranks 20th in the program record...

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