The Daily Evergreen

A coach and a father: two roles in one for assistant volleyball coach

SPENCER ANDERSON | Evergreen reporter

November 10, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

Balancing the role of being a father and the responsibilities of a job can be quite difficult. When your job is an assistant volleyball coach and recruiting coordinator at the collegiate level, finding that balance may be even harder.Burdette Greeny is able to do that, spending time with his daughters L...

A warrior’s Destiny: Destiny Vaeao’s story

SPENCER ANDERSON | Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

Many collegiate athletes will talk with family on the day of a game, looking for words of encouragement or good luck wishes. Others may search out and greet those they know in the crowd before a competition.Not senior defensive lineman Destiny Vaeao. He’s too busy preparing for battle.When WSU traveled t...

Battletested: Gabe Marks’ story

KELSEY JONES | Evergreen sports editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

He stands with his back against the wall, casually leaning against it while running his fingers through his jet black hair, attempting to tame it before the camera begins to roll. “Midterms, man,” he laughs as his hair refuses to relinquish its unruly curls.He pulls the collar on his polo shirt,...

The hardest hitter: Peyton Pelluer is a pivotal part of WSU’s potent defense

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

Steam escapes the inner-workings of his dense, wild brown hair, rushing into the open air above it - like a brush fire nearly contained, an ember persists somewhere within, burning.Sophomore linebacker Peyton Pelluer stands six feet tall and an imposing 230 pounds, the wide ring of blood bordering his pr...

Rowing with the punches: junior Jordan Watson uses failures as stepping stones to success

Rowing with the punches: junior Jordan Watson uses failures as stepping stones to success

LARS HANSON | Evergreen rowing reporter

April 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

For Jordan Watson, there has not been one time where she has failed and not gotten back up.Entering high school, the current junior member of the Cougar rowing team was torn between two very different sports – dance and rowing. After spending almost nine years learning and training to be a premiere da...

Seniors step out of the pool for the last time as Cougars

CURTIS CALHOUN | Evergreen swimming reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

It is widely known that the best leaders are able to make an impact on those around them. For the last four years, WSU women’s swimming has been led by three unique individuals that have made their presence felt both in and out of the pool. Seniors Nicole Proulx, Haley Anderson, and Ali Mand helped catapu...

The long way back: Abby Regan’s story

The long way back: Abby Regan’s story

BEAU BAILY | Evergreen track and field reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

Senior distance runner Abby Regan wasn’t sure she could compete last weekend at the Husky Classic in Seattle, let alone break a school record.A hamstring injury late last year ended Regan’s cross country season just before regionals. Two-and-a-half months of rehab followed, with just a few weeks of ...

Tia Presley and her fierce passion for competition

Tia Presley and her fierce passion for competition

STEFFEN STROUP | Evergreen women's basketball reporter

January 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

If you examine the personalities of the most successful athletes, their commonality lies in a fierce competitiveness. The byproduct of which is a mentality that would rather physically punish their bodies than take a loss.Tia Presley is just such a competitor. Whether it is during a women’s basket...

From small town to big stage and back; the story of WSU swimming Head Coach Tom Jager

CURTIS CALHOUN | Evergreen swimming reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

Before competition, swimmers stare down a narrow lane to prepare for their individual event during a swimming meet. For WSU women’s swimming coach Tom Jager, his straight and narrow path would eventually lead him to Olympic greatness.For Jager, originally from Collinsville, Illinois, competitive s...

No mountain high enough

BY KELSEY JONES | Evergreen sports editor

January 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Recreation Guide, Sports

One step. The air was so cold it had frozen the sunscreen on his face into a white mask. Two steps. The exhaustion had hit so hard that his body was shaking and breath was shallow. Three steps. There it was; all the screaming muscles, shortness of breath and mental exhaustion for a panoramic view of ...

Breaking the mold; Morrow’s love for family, football sets him apart

Kelsey Jones | Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2014


Filed under Features, Men's, Sports

In a world where the fame and status becomes too much for some athletes, WSU redshirt freshman running back Jamal Morrow’s love of his family, team, friends and a role model allows him to stand apart from the rest. In the process he shatters many typical classifications for a football player.Morro...

A new era begins

Nate Asbury | Evergreen cross country reporter

September 24, 2014


Filed under Features, Sports

To many, the move across the Washington-Idaho state line may seem like a short hop, skip, and a jump, but to newly appointed WSU cross country coach Wayne Phipps, the move means the start of a new era.Anyone who encounters the WSU cross country team is immediately welcomed with a sense of change and exc...

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