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Chu leads by example

Amy Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia. She led her high school golf team to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 before WSU.

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

In recent years, WSU’s rolling wheat fields and lively weather have been appealing to international student-athletes. Redshirt sophomore Amy Chu of the Cougars' women's golf team is no exception. Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia, where she led the Sydney South West Area High Schools’ golf team...

Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

Senior Henry McRae describes his position on the Cougar Crew as the team’s CEO and captain.

LAURENCE SINCLAIR, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Created in spring 1970, Cougar Crew recently marked its 50th year here at WSU. With its long history, the team has a vast array of traditions and stories. “We are super lucky to have a really strong alumni base,” club treasurer Ciara McCall said. “We have all these people who have seen the impac...

‘Three back and two over’

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU redshirt junior kicker Blake Mazza has been kicking footballs since he was in elementary school, but not always on a football field. “I remember the first time I took him out to an empty field and we used to kick over trees. There weren’t even uprights on this field,” Blake’s dad, Matt Maz...

WSU legend remains loyal to the Pullman area

Mayes compiled over 4,200 yards from scrimmage and 26
total touchdowns during his four-year career at WSU.

NICK OLDHAM, Evergreen deputy sports editor

September 17, 2020

Rueben Mayes, Washington State Athletics Hall of Famer, is arguably one of the greatest football players to ever come through WSU. His love and support for the Pullman community did not stop when his time on the field came to end. Mayes is the Chief Development Officer for the Pullman Regional Hospital Fou...

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 26, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

Unofficial mayor of Pullman bids farewell

Senior forward Jeff Pollard high-fives teamates as he returns to the bench during the game against OSU Jan. 18 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 4, 2020

Cougar veteran and local favorite senior forward Jeff Pollard finishes his fourth and final year at WSU in the end of the 2019-20 season. Before WSU, Pollard went to high school in Bountiful, Utah. He achieved back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior at Bountiful High School. Duri...

‘It’s nothing but love for Jervae’

Senior Guard Jervae Robinson attempts to get past Stanford defenders on Feb. 23 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 4, 2020

Senior guard Jervae Robinson finishes his collegiate basketball career with WSU this season as one of five returning Cougars from last year. Before WSU, Robinson played for Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. He led the team in scoring during his freshman season with 14 points per game an...

Grass is Green-er for WSU baseball

Coach Brian Green, right , holds a Cougar jersey with WSU
Athletics Director Pat Chun at a press conference on June 5.

VASILI VARLAMOS, Evergreen baseball reporter

February 27, 2020

When WSU hired head coach Brian Green to lead its baseball team, the Cougars were looking for a spark. The team has not been to the NCAA Regionals since 2010 and has not won more than 10 games in two seasons. After firing former head coach Marty Lees in May, WSU looked for a coach who can turn things ...

Tough times become worth it for basketball player

Redshirt junior Jovana Subasic shoots the ball against BYU on Nov. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen women's basketball reporter

February 27, 2020

At 6 years old, Jovana Subasic found her love for basketball at a hoop outside her house in Serbia. “I spent hours shooting every day,” now-redshirt junior forward Subasic said. “My daily schedule was go to school, eat a few times a day and shoot hoops.” When she went to shoot hoops, th...

Differences equal success for tennis team

WSU then-freshman Yang Lee awaits a serve during doubles play at Jan. 12, 2019 match against Eastern Washington University. Yang and her Teammate, Junior Melisa Ates, defeated EWU 6-2.

Nick Oldham, Evergreen tennis reporter

February 21, 2020

WSU’s tennis players have traveled an average of almost 5,000 miles from their hometowns to Pullman in order to form a roster that has gone 6-1 so far this season. The nine players on the roster are each from a different country that are spread out across three different continents: North America, Eur...

Bringing the best from the west

As his name is announced, freshman guard Noah Williams walks through a tunnel formed by his teammates to join the starters at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

February 12, 2020

Freshman guard Noah Williams joined the WSU men’s basketball team this season to assist in redefining the program and prove his talent in the Pacific Northwest. Williams was born with basketball in his blood, as he’s played basketball since he was in the third grade. His father, Guy Williams, was...

It’s more than basketball

Junior guard Isaac Bonton walks towards his teammates on Jan. 17 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 31, 2020

Junior guard Isaac Bonton's basketball journey spans over four different states and five different schools. Bonton joins the Cougars this season to assist in creating a new culture for WSU basketball and to reestablish himself in Division I basketball. Bonton is from Portland, Ore., and has been...

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