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Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Four years of hard work behind the scenes culminated in peak performance on the field and recognition off of it. That’s the legacy WSU senior outfielder Blake Clanton leaves behind for future players to strive toward. Clanton received the Oviatt-Lang Award at the 36th Annual Senior Recognition...

Leaving behind a better team

Leaving behind a better team

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Mens, Sports

In its third year under Head Coach Marty Lees, WSU baseball has adopted a mantra — leave it better than when you got here. It’s something senior James Rudkin has focused on in his final season. “I feel like I’ve gotten better every single year,” Rudkin said. “The record doesn’t show...

Wanderscheid finds balance in senior season

Wanderscheid finds balance in senior season

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Sports, Womens

Senior Bree Wanderscheid’s career came to an end last week with the conclusion of the women’s golf Pac-12 Championships in Seattle. Looking back, Wanderscheid said she will remember all the development she underwent and the good times she had while at WSU. “It’s cool to see over the past...

Morrow looks to end career with ‘an epic finish’

Morrow looks to end career with ‘an epic finish’

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Sports, Womens

Long before senior oarswoman Emily Morrow sat in the stroke seat for WSU at the 2017 NCAA Championships, she modestly characterized herself as simply, “a girl from Canada.” “This opportunity as a whole was not something I expected to have,” Morrow said. Truth be told, Morrow doesn’t quite...

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Under the hot California sun and with some speed in his step, redshirt senior Cole Smith launched the javelin a lifetime best 222 feet. The feat is a microcosm of Smith’s character and his story at WSU. The Cougars offered Smith a scholarship as a high jumper, but he also had a successful javelin...

‘I have given Washington State everything I have’

‘I have given Washington State everything I have’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Mens, Sports

Tears streamed down Drick Bernstine’s face as exhaustion set in. Eyes blurred, Bernstine found his way to a shower in the 24 Hour Fitness bathroom. He reached for the handle, pulled it down and water rushed out. Fully clothed, Bernstine sank to the shower floor as water covered his body. For...

Senior reaches peak performance in final season

Senior reaches peak performance in final season

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, Sports, Womens

Senior Barbora Michalkova’s time on the tennis court has come to an end. The Czech Republic native has finished her NCAA eligibility. Michalkova said she will miss everything about playing for the Cougars, especially her teammates, who she shares a close bond with. However, Michalkova has found a way to...

Fielding his way to legacy

Fielding his way to legacy

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Showcase, Sports

After a game or a long practice, freshman infielder Mason De La Cruz goes to his locker, where he is surrounded with experience. On his left are junior infielder Justin Harrer and senior outfielder JJ Hancock. To his right are junior catcher Cory Meyer and senior infielder and senior infielder Ryan...

Proving his worth despite odds

Proving his worth despite odds

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports

Sometimes coaches know talent when they see it. That was the case for Amani Brown, a redshirt junior hammer thrower on the WSU track and field team. Brown walked on the team as a freshman, having never thrown hammer before college. He had experience in discus and shotput in high school, but was told...

Putting weight of team, game on his arm

Putting weight of team, game on his arm

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Showcase, Sports

In a close game, there’s nobody WSU wants on the mound more than senior right-handed pitcher Ryan Walker. Dan Spencer, associate head coach and pitching coach, said the team has two goals in every game. “Try to get the lead, and give the ball to Walker with a lead,” he said. “That’s it.” Gaining...

Stepping up to the mound

Stepping up to the mound

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Showcase, Sports

A swing and a miss and senior pitcher Scotty Sunitsch dropped his glove, took a sigh of relief and waited for his teammates to charge the mound. Sunitsch had just accomplished something no other Cougar has since 1976 – a no-hitter. “It just felt like a couple hundred pounds lifted off my shoulders...

Brevick continues a family tradition at WSU

Brevick continues a family tradition at WSU

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Womens

Two things prevail in the Brevick household: rowing and being a Coug. Junior Sara Brevick is the youngest of six siblings — two sisters and four brothers — all of whom have gone to WSU. Her sisters Karin and Amy both rowed for the WSU rowing team, and two of her brothers, Danny and Peter, rowed...

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