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Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski drives the ball down the court as he looks for teammates against Utah on Jan. 21 in Beasley Coliseum.

Never accepting defeat

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

After a memorable season to say the least, one of WSU’s top recruits in program history reflects on his freshman season. Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski’s recruitment thrilled Cougar fans coming...

Freshman Kiana Swain earned 15 points in the swim meet against the University of Utah on Jan. 15, 2021 in Gibb Pool.

“She’s got no where to go but up”

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU swim has been on the rise for the last several seasons, most notably when Matt Leach took over as head coach three years ago. His recruiting skills have brought in several top talents that have made...

Freshman Dishon Jackson attempts free-throw after being fouled against Montana State on Dec. 18 in Beasley Coliseum.

Striving for improvement everyday

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

In an age where WSU tries to revitalize its men’s basketball program, freshman center Dishon Jackson gives fans a great example of what iconic players in Cougar history will look like in the coming years. The...

Sophomore Yuya Eguchi drives a ball as he looks down the course.

“The possibilities we can achieve are endless”

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

WSU men’s golf is a program that expects a lot of hard work and determination out of its athletes, and sophomore Yuya Eguchi embodies that perfectly. Eguchi was born in Chiba, Japan, and played golf...

Forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens dribbles past UNC defender.

Heart and soul of WSU soccer

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

The WSU women’s soccer team has been the program to watch for the last couple of years. One player has helped make history for the WSU women, and that is forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens. The program...

Sophomore outside hitter Alexcis Lusby tried out for the USA Women’s Collegiate Team last year.

Lusby ready to compete, hungry to win

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Passion, unity, servanthood, humility and thankfulness. These are the five pillars of the WSU women’s volleyball program, and Alexcis Lusby embodies them all. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore opposite...

WSU soccer team holds hands before their matchup against the UNC Tarheels.

Revisiting last year’s College Cup Final Four

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

The 2019-20 season was a historic one for the Washington State Women’s soccer team. The Cougars posted a record of 16-7-1, en route to the first NCAA Final Four appearance in program history. While...

Swimmer Payton Bokowy was a member of the team that broke the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Pac-12 Championships her sophomore season.

A team inspired by one swimmer

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

Selflessness is something the WSU women’s swim team values and tries to instill in all swimmers. Payton Bokowy embodies this team value perfectly, according to coaches and fellow teammates. Bokowy,...

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.

Chu leads by example

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...

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

Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

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...

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

‘Three back and two over’

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...

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

WSU legend remains loyal to the Pullman area

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...

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