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O’Donnell has stellar second season

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 a very tough combination. For sophomore gymnast Lisa O’Donnell, it took her until nearly the...

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. This slogan also applies to the Mierow family. Jeff and Cathy Mierow met at UW-Whitewater’s...

Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

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 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

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 season has taken more work and dedication than one may think. “She’s willing to work extreme...

Gymnasts victorious on Senior Day

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 Volleyball arena in Whitewater.  It was the Warhawks fifth consecutive score above 190 points to fi...

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 II teams, Lindenwood University (Missouri) and Texas Woman’s University. “We were the on...

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 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 book, and it added a top-10 mark as a team on the parallel uneven bars (47.925, 7th). “It is gre...

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