The Daily Evergreen

Lone senior reflects on WSU career

Senior breaststroke swimmer Linnea Lindberg speaks about her career at WSU and what first drew her to the university at Gibb Pool on Wednesday afternoon. Lindberg is the only senior on the team,  joined by six new freshmen.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019

When most people think of Sweden or Pullman, they might only think of a cold-weather place. However, WSU swimmer Linnea Lindberg thinks of both places as home. Lindberg, the lone senior on the WSU swimming team, is from Stockholm, Sweden. “It is difficult to come to a new culture and experience...

No limit, all the glory

Emmanuel Wells Jr. says he isn’t putting a cap on what he can accomplish. “My goal is just to be the fastest sprinter of all time in the history of Washington State,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 8, 2019

Emmanuel Wells Jr. is enamored with being the best. He was born athletically gifted thanks to a family tree filled with multi-sport athletes. His whole life he’s felt pressure to push the boundaries each time he steps on a track. “I think if you don’t do it that you’re never going to reach...

Fredrickson chose track over hockey to come to WSU

Senior Peyton Fredrickson had the opportunity to walk-on at a Division II school to play hockey, but instead decided to run track at WSU. “My heart’s always been with hockey,” he said.

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2019

For Peyton Fredrickson, track began as something he did in middle school just to spend time with friends. But eventually, he discovered a talent for the high jump and hasn’t stopped since. Growing up, Fredrickson enjoyed hockey the most, and track was something to do during the offseason with his...

‘I’ve always felt like the underdog’

Sophomore small forward Marvin Cannon speaks of his family and describes the difficulties his mom Dante endured as a single parent raising him and his brother Tuesday afternoon in Bohler Gym. WSU was the first Division I school Cannon got an offer from.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 31, 2019

Sophomore small forward Marvin Cannon faced adversity at junior college until WSU gave him first Division I offer

Motuga turns unintended destination into home

Freshman forward Ula Motuga says she is hoping to make a difference in her time at WSU. “We need to build a winning culture just so we can have some success in the future.”

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2019

Freshman forward Ula Motuga had a different route to becoming a Cougar than most of her teammates. From Logan, Australia, Motuga had a long distance to travel to come to WSU. However, Pullman wasn’t the intended destination when Motuga first started thinking about playing college basketball. Head...

Undefeated freshman becomes WSU star

Freshman neuroscience major Savanna Ly-Nguyen speaks about why she enjoys playing tennis Wednesday in Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2019

Freshman Savanna Ly-Nguyen (pronounced Lee-win) has been playing tennis since she was five years old. Growing up in Brampton, Canada, she developed a roaring passion for tennis over the past 13 years and this hasn’t been extinguished since coming to Pullman. She arrived at WSU over winter break...

Freshman found comfort in Pullman

WSU freshman basketball player CJ Elleby discusses how his family supported his committment to WSU on Monday in Bohler.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen sports editor

January 17, 2019

Since he was in a stroller, CJ Elleby has been near a basketball court.The freshman forward has only been in Pullman for a few months, but his family history and experience in the sport has made him a dangerous threat this season. CJ stepped on the court at a young age. His father, Bill Elleby, played...

WSU senior looks to shine bright in Titan Games

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019

Pullman may not be known for its bright lights, but the Palouse hosts a number of stories hiding in plain sight. This could not be truer for WSU senior Bridger Buckley, a contestant on the inaugural season of The Titan Games, where Buckley looks to leave his mark. The Titan Games is a new show...

Freshman stunner found her home at WSU

WSU freshman swimmer Keiana Fountaine at practice Tuesday at Gibb Pool. Fountaine was hesitant to go to college, however, with support from her family she found her place at WSU.

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019

Since the swimming season began earlier in 2018, WSU freshman freestyle swimmer Keiana Fountaine has quickly become one of the most feared athletes on the west coast. In just five months, Fountaine achieved multiple first place finishes and set a 100-freestyle program record at the Phil Hansel Invitational...

Passing on the baton

Corey Allen, a junior track and field athlete, talks about his experience as part of WSU’s team. Allen said his biggest motivation in the sport is his brother, who was also a track and field athlete at WSU.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 10, 2019

Junior Corey Allen could tell at a young age he was born to compete on a track when he ran circles around his friends during recess. “It was always something I was better at,” he said. His brother, CJ Allen, had the same gift and growing up Corey looked to him as a role model. CJ, 23, paved...

Beetle reborn with Cougar pride

Bob Paine restored the 1968 Volkswagen Beetle pictured above and turned it into a symbol of Cougar pride. The bug appeared on the set of ESPN's College GameDay when it came to Pullman on Oct. 20.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 8, 2019

Inside Bob Paine’s warehouse in Wenatchee, Washington, sits three Volkswagen Beetles, one Karmann Ghia and two vans. The Beetles aren’t like the ones that can be bought at a car dealer. They are roughly 50 years old and each has its own unique story. The most meaningful one might just be the...

The man, the myth, the mustache

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II runs onto the field as part of senior night before the Apple Cup on Nov. 23 at Martin Stadium. Minshew will play his last game as a Cougar in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 in San Antonio, Texas.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2018

From the start of the season, Gardner Minshew II stole the hearts of nearly all students and fans of Cougar football. As his final season playing college football comes to an end, the quarterback is grateful that his last year of college football was spent here in Pullman. Starting in the summer,...

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