The Daily Evergreen

Building from the ground up

Building from the ground up

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

Kyle Smith started as the new head coach for the WSU men’s basketball team this season. Following an 11-21, 4-14 record last season, Smith said he looks to revitalize the Cougar basketball program with a passion for development. Smith was the head coach for the University of San Francisco for the...

Ready for year two

Ready for year two

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

A future NBA draft prospect is ready to take his sophomore season to the next level after setting records at WSU and being named to the Pac-12’s all-freshman team. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby averaged 14.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3 assists a game during the 2018-2019 season. Out of Cleveland High...

Leading team to great things

Leading team to great things

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2019

In a university filled with great energy and positivity, there is one yoga-loving basketball fanatic who is preparing herself for her senior season where she will hold herself to high expectations to make a strong postseason run with her teammates. Senior guard Chanelle Molina was raised in Kailua...

Keeper pushes her boundaries

Keeper pushes her boundaries

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2019

Just over a month ago as fall began on the Palouse, WSU soccer had some of its best wins of the season at the Rainbow Wahine Shootout against the University of Hawai’i and Pepperdine University. But the wins for freshman Canadian goalkeeper Aly Hay, 18, began earlier. Before the trip to the warm...

Cougar childhood, Cougar uniform

Cougar childhood, Cougar uniform

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2019

Senior Cameron Dean participated in his first WSU cross country season in 2017, but has been a Cougar at heart for much longer. Cameron Dean was raised in Spokane, Washington, by his mother Robin Dean and father Jeff Dean, who is a WSU graduate. Cameron Dean said his family has been his biggest...

Taylor has the “Charisma”

Taylor has the “Charisma”

DAMIEN ALVARADO, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Sophomore Charisma Taylor left a university that offered her a full-ride scholarship to pursue her track and field goals at WSU. Charisma set the WSU indoor freshman records in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.30, and the triple jump at 12.96-meters, which places her third all-time in WSU history...

Lund-Hansen spreads love of golf

Lund-Hansen spreads love of golf

ALLEN LEISTER, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Growing up with her father, mother and older brother in Denmark, Marie Lund-Hansen was no stranger to sports. Her mother grew up in a sports family and her uncle was an avid golfer since childhood. Lund-Hansen played golf for the first time at the age of 9, but although golf would soon become a pa...

Duarte works for repeat year to NCAA Champs

Duarte works for repeat year to NCAA Champs

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Mackenzie Duarte has put WSU Swimming on her back since she joined the team as a freshman. Last year, she represented WSU in multiple events at the NCAA Championships. Now a junior, Duarte accomplished many things [just say what the things were] in her collegiate career. For her, going to the NCAA Championships...

‘Women’s sports are on the rise’

‘Women’s sports are on the rise’

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

For the past four years WSU soccer player Morgan Weaver brought the same energy and grit to her game every time she stepped on the field. “I want to be known as a hard worker. No matter what, I am not going to give up,” Morgan said. “I don’t want to take a day off.” The Missouri Athletic...

Kemp found her home at WSU

Kemp found her home at WSU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

During the time Renee Kemp attended high school and rowed in New Zealand, an unfamiliar man approached her at a regatta. That man was Karl Huhta, former Cougar rowing assistant coach. He told her he represented Washington State University and was interested in recruiting her to the rowing team. She...

Hristova building something special

Hristova building something special

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Five years ago, she said she did not originally intend on playing basketball at WSU. After a visit though, Borislava Hristova, also known as Bobi Buckets, ended up enjoying the environment. Now, Hristova is preparing for her redshirt senior year as a Cougar. “I’m just trying to achieve better...

‘Heart of the team’

‘Heart of the team’

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

The WSU Soccer team is a veteran team led by graduate goalkeeper Ella Dederick, senior forward Morgan Weaver and junior defender Hanna Goff, but the true surprise is coming from the underclassmen, and the success they have brought to this season. Freshman forward MacKenzie Frimpong-Ellertson said...

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