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- December 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm
When Carleton had the chance to improve its strength and conditioning facilities with the Laird Stadium upgrades, it also had the chance to hire the College's first full-time strength and conditioning coordinator. Find out how Jim Jarvis has impacted the varsity teams and student-athletes
This past June, Carleton dedicated its new softball complex to honor Ele Hansen, the long-time Carleton coach, physical educator and administrator who passed away on July 20, 2013. The improvements, funded by $200,000 raised by donors to honor Ele and her impact on students at Carleton, were completed this past fall and include a press box and grandstand. Half of the money went to those improvements, while the other half is endowed to cover annual maintenance and small facility improvements. We caught up with head softball coach Amy Erickson to get her thoughts on the facility’s impact on her program and Ele’s legacy.
Nordic Ski Club member Jordan Pruszenski ’16 placed second in the women's division and eighth overall in last weekend's City of Lakes Loppet Classic in Minneapolis. An experienced skier who hails from Anchorage, Alaska, Pruszenski enjoys the challenge of racing—but she also appreciates the mentorship and inclusiveness her club sport offers to beginners and skilled skiers alike.
He's interned on Wall Street, launched a business, written for the New York Times and contributed to other media outlets. So what's next for baseball's Matt Schwimmer? Get healthy and help the Knights get back to the MIAC Playoffs and enjoy his Carleton experience to the hilt.
The fall 2013 campaign has been another successful one for the maize and blue, highlighted by the women’s cross country team’s conference title and the men’s soccer team capturing the MIAC Playoff crown.
Bob Carlson is one of the most successful coaches in Carleton College history. His teams have won five of the last six MIAC regular season titles, posted winning campaigns 13 times in his 16 years while having his team also earn the NSCAA Team Academic honor every single year of his tenure, including posting the top grade point average in all of college soccer three times. We caught up with Coach Carlson to find out what makes his program so successful, and to hear about the study abroad program he will lead this winter term, “Sport & Globalization in London and Seville.”
Bailey Ulbricht '15 (Annapolis, Md.), an international relations major, wrote a column for the Sept. 10 edition of the Baltimore Sun, sharing her views on the conflict in Syria. Ulbricht, who spent this past summer teaching English to refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border, writes "But this is exactly the problem with humanitarian intervention rhetoric of the 21st-century: It too often omits the views of the very people we are supposedly helping, one of the most important facets of any argument for or against humanitarian action." She also appeared on Minneapolis/Saint Paul ABC affiliate KSTP's 5 o'clock newscast.
Carleton's top Ultimate teams, CUT and Syzygy, both moved on to the national tournament by virtue of its finishes at the regional championships this spring. CUT ended up finishing runner-up in the region, while Syzygy avenged last year's national tourney miss by capturing the regional crown. Both teams participated in the USA Ultimate Collegiate Championships May 24-27 in Madison, Wis. Syzygy advanced to the national title game, falling to Oregon, while CUT played its way into the semifinals before losing to University of Central Florida.
Using Storify, we've pulled together various social media elements to chronicle the Carleton women's tennis team's run to the MIAC Playoff title and their subsequent trip to the NCAA Championships. It marked the Knights' second straight conference tournament title and their fifth nationals appearance.
In conjunction with Carleton’s annual Honors Convocation, the Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation (P.E.A.R.) Department announced its annual senior awards. Sophie Pilhofer and Jessa Youso received the Pat Lamb Award. Megan Morrison and Sarah Nielsen are the recipients of the Ele Hansen Award. CJ Dale was honored with the Mel Taube Award, while Erik Klontz was given the Warren L. Beson Memorial Award.
What do retired head football coaches do? In Bob Sullivan’s case, they coach more football. In our “Catching Up With” segment, we find out that Sully’s coaching career now spans five decades and talk with him about his role in the Laird Stadium renovation fundraising effort.
Anna Steedman (Denver, Colo.), who graduates in June 2013, is a French and Francophone studies major with a concentration in educational studies. She’s involved with two club sports at Carleton, as well as volunteering in the community.