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Running toward her future

Running toward her future

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

This past Christmas, Jenna Gipperich’s boyfriend of five years bent down on one knee atop a Hawaiian mountain and asked her to marry him. It was only fitting that Gipperich — a cross country and track runner  — hauled herself, sweaty and tired, to the top of a mountain to get engaged. ...

Zeltwanger leads by example

Zeltwanger leads by example

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Lindsey Zeltwanger wasn’t allowed to join the neighborhood lacrosse team until she reached third grade. But even before then, she would tag behind her older sister and could catch and throw a lacrosse ball better than most of the older girls. “I started playing as soon as the older girls let me,” Zeltw...

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer
February 26, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

With just a glance, you may think Linnea Rosendal is like any other college freshman at Mercer University: beautiful, happy and proudly proclaiming an undecided major. But the 6’1 point guard from Sweden has been distinguishing herself since the day she set foot on campus. “I came here in A...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love. That's been my favorite sport since I was a baby," Lewis said. "My mom and my dad got me into it. M...

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National, host of one of golf’s four majors — The Masters Tournament — resides in Augusta, Georgia...

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team to play well”, said Mercer University junior and goalkeeper Jeremy Booth. Luckily for Mercer ...

Lasting concussions continue to arise among high school, collegiate athletics

Bryson Jones
January 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

One of the hottest topics in the NCAA right now is concussions. According to a study done by the University of Pittsburgh, over 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually, and the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport is estimated to be as high as 19 percent per year...

SHAPE lecture hurtful, not helpful to Mercer's Greeks and athletes

SHAPE lecture hurtful, not helpful to Mercer's Greeks and athletes

Garret McDowell
November 2, 2011
Filed under Opinions

With all due respect to the people involved with SHAPE, I feel compelled to use my position as a columnist to address something I feel was something of a travesty. The ideas and thoughts here are not representative of the rest of The Cluster or my fraternity. What I say is attributable to me and me al...

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