The Daily Evergreen

Morrow looks to end career with ‘an epic finish’

WSU rowing competes for the Fawley Cup on the Snake River on April 28.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

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’

Cole Smith aims his javelin while demonstrating how he throws April 24 at Mooberry Track.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

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’

Graduate student Drick Bernstine, left, embraces then-redshirt freshman guard Milan Acquaah moments after a game against Oregon on March 1 at Beasley Coliseum.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

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 Barbora Michalkova pulls back to return the ball during her match against California on April 14 a Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

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

Freshman infielder Mason De La Cruz discusses leading the Cougars in the future and his aspirations for the team this season.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2018

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

Redshirt junior Amani Brown roars as he completes the final turn of his weight throw at the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 2.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018

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

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Senior right-handed pitcher Ryan Walker stares down a batter as he prepares 
to release a pitch against Cal on Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018

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

Senior left-handed pitcher Scotty Sunitsch, left, talks with Head Coach Marty Lees after practice Tuesday at Bailey–Brayton Field.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2018

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

Junior Sara Brevick talks about her experiences walking on the WSU rowing team.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018

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...

Teammates stick together on, off tennis court

Sophomores Melisa Ates, left, and Ege Tomey explain how they have adjusted to life away from home.

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018

Roommates Ege Tomey and Melisa Ates have each undergone life-changing transitions to play tennis at WSU after growing up in Turkey. Both sophomores got involved in athletics through their families. Ates, who was raised in Antalya, Turkey, said her brother, uncles and dad all played tennis. Tomey,...

‘I wouldn’t have wanted any other mom’

Redshirt senior Drick Bernstine describes his relationship with his mom as open. He has relied on this connection throughout a difficult season.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

April 6, 2018

A momma’s boy, Drick Bernstine isn’t afraid to admit how much he has relied on his mother, Stephanie, throughout his life. “My mom has always done everything for me, almost to a fault,” Drick said. “To a point where I’ve always been spoiled because [of] her love, care and everything she...

Scharmann dreams big, aims to leave legacy at WSU

Redshirt sophomore pole vaulter Molly Scharmann talks about competing with her siblings growing up and her goals for the remainder of the season.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2018

Already sitting in a tie for third in the WSU all-time pole-vaulting record books as a redshirt sophomore, Molly Scharmann has even bigger goals. “Any collegiate athlete’s dream is to be a professional athlete,” Scharmann said. “If they’re not dreaming of that, then I don’t know what they’re...

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