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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...

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...

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 victorious on Senior Day

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

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 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...

Senior gymnasts ready for final hurrah

March 1, 2011

With the chance of a potential first-place team finish this year at nationals, seniors Allison Nelson and Katie Hedstrom could have the perfect ending to their careers. “I don’t think there are words that can describe that feeling,” Nelson said. “It would be an amazing feeling to end my...

Weyer leaves no doubt

May 5, 2010

2009-10 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year: Justine Weyer Justine Weyer’s place in the UW-Whitewater gymnastics record books is very secure. The eight All-American honors help her cause, as do her two individual national championships. To cap it off, Weyer ended her college career with her second vault national title March 27 in Sp...

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