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Gymnastics continues record-breaking ways

Meghan Chan, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Sports

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the West Chester University gymnastics team (7-9) traveled to Ithaca, N.Y. for a dual meet against hosts Cornell University. Inside the Teagle Hall gymnasium, the Golden Rams came in second to Cornell’s record-breaking score of 194.5-192.025. Senior Majesta Valentine won three...

Golden Rams’ season ends against Huskies

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
March 6
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The West Chester University women’s basketball team (10-17) fell in the first round of the PSAC playoffs, ending their disappointing season. Senior Tori Smick gave it her best shot to give the Rams a shot at the next round, posting a stellar 26 points, 13 rebounds and was very effective from the...

Men’s hoops sees season end in rout

William Boyer, Sports Editor
March 5
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The West Chester University men’s basketball team (14-15, 11-11 PSAC) saw their season end at the hand of the Kutztown University Golden Bears (26-2, 20-2) 114-93 in the quarterfinals of the PSAC Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 3. The loss marked the third time the Golden Rams fell to...

Baseball team scores runs aplenty in Virginia

Maxwell Randolph, Staff Writer
March 5
Filed under Baseball, Sports

West Chester University’s baseball team (3-1) continued with their hot hitting on Sunday, Feb. 26 to wrap up their beginning of the season tournament in Dinwiddie, Va. with a 20-15 slugfest win against Philadelphia University (0-4). Right-handed sophomore Tim Edwards (1-0) was able to pick up his...

Nutrition: Do you know your fats?

Mallory Ritthamel, Staff Writer
March 5
Filed under Sports

When nutrition and athletes come to mind, you may automatically think they don’t need fat in their diet. Fats, just like proteins and carbohydrates, are essential for an athlete and their performance. Fats play a huge role in providing energy and storing energy, as well as providing insulation within...

The Hot Seat

William Boyer, Sports Editor
March 5
Filed under Sports

Stepping into the Hot Seat this week is West Chester University women’s lacrosse’s own Mckayl Novak. For those that do not know, the Hot Seat is a weekly interview between The Quad and a West Chester University student athlete. Novak is a senior defensive player on West Chester University’s...

Baseball opens season with two wins

Maxwell Randolph, Special to The Quad
February 28
Filed under Baseball, Sports

This weekend, the West Chester baseball team (2-1) began their 2017 season in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, playing in the Division II Spring Baseball Tournament. Playing in one game Friday and a double-header Saturday, the Rams were able to come away with two victories out of the three games. In Friday’s...

Golden Rams clinch PSAC playoff berth

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Golden Rams (10-16, 10-12 PSAC) had a 1-3 stretch over the final two weeks of the regular season. However, due to weak performances in their side of the conference, they still find themselves with a chance to play for the PSAC crown. At the beginning of the home stretch, West Chester faced off...

Men’s basketball drops season finale

William Boyer, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The No. 5 seeded West Chester men’s basketball team (13-14, 11-11 PSAC) is headed to the PSAC Tournament to take on No. 4 seeded Bloomsburg University (15-11, 11-11 PSAC) after the Golden Rams dropped their season finale to the Kutztown Golden Bears (24-2, 20-2 PSAC) on Saturday afternoon inside of...

Nutrition: Pizza, pasta, bread, oh my!

Mallory Ritthamel, Special to The Quad
February 27
Filed under Sports

Are you snacking right now? I bet it’s some sort of carbohydrate. What many people may not know is that there are many different types of carbs and that athletes need a very different amount than an inactive or sedentary person. The major functions of carbs for athletes are to provide energy, prevent...

The Hot Seat

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Sports

Maddy Shaak is a senior on West Chester’s women’s tennis team. She was recruited to West Chester out of Myerstown, Pa. by head coach Tina Tharp. Her career at West Chester started off strong, capturing the PSAC East Freshman of the Year honor in 2014. She has continued to improve her game throughout...

Gymnastics continue record-breaking form

Meghan Chan, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Sports

West Chester University’s gymnastics team (6-5) had their home opener in Sturzebecker and dominated over visiting University of Pennsylvania 193.400-189.35 on Saturday, Jan. 28. UPenn is ranked first in the USAG Division. The Golden Rams scored only .075 below their record-high team score. In addition,...

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