Athlete of the Week

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G.W. VanderZwaag – Golf

Courtesy of UR Athletics

1. When did you first begin playing golf, and what motivated you to start?

I first began playing golf around the age …


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Boubacar Diallo – Men’s Track and Field

Courtesy of UR Athletics

1. How did you first get involved with track and field? And, specifically, with jumping?

I was 11 years old when I …


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Brian Munoz – Baseball

Courtesy of UR Athletics

1.  How did you first get into baseball?

My mom told me that one time, when I was two or three, she …


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Brian Munoz – Baseball

Courtesy of UR Athletics

1.  How did you first get into baseball?

My mom told me that one time when I was two or three, she …


Kayla Kibling – Softball

1. When did you start playing softball?

I started playing softball in fourth grade, and before that, I had played little league baseball since second grade. …


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R.J. Morrow – Track and Field

Courtesy of Brittany Porter

Junior R.J. Morrow is a hurdler from Rochester, New York. During his freshman year, Morrow placed 11th in State Championships in …


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Michelle Landis – Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Landis

1. How did you first get into ultimate frisbee? 

Ever since I could walk, I’ve always loved to play competitive sports.

So, …


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Becky Galasso – Track and Field

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1. How did you first get involved with running?

I’ve always done sports, but I honestly started running because my older …


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Danielle Neu ‘17: Women’s Diving

Courtesy of UR Athletics

1. How did you first get into diving?

My mom was the swimming and diving coach at our high school and would …


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Mario Yáñez Tapia – Men’s Squash

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The first time I wanted to play squash, I was five years old. I had watched my dad play in …


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Lauren Bailey – Women’s Swimming

1. How did you first get into swimming?

I first got into swimming when I was six years old. My older sister, Jessica, used to be …


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Sam Borst-Smith – Men’s Basketball

1. What is your favorite aspect of the game? Why?

My favorite aspect of the game has to be the camaraderie of the team, especially after …


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Kailee Zornow – Women’s Soccer

1. How did you first get involved with soccer?

When I was younger, I wanted to be just like my older brother. He played soccer and …


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Jennifer Enos – Women’s Swimming

1. How did you get involved with swimming?

I did parent/infant swim classes when I was a baby, because my mom thought it was important for …


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Mark Lawlor – Men’s Soccer

1. How did you first get involved in soccer?

Ever since I was four years old, I have been playing soccer whether it be for my …


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Colin Woods – Football

1. How do you get ready for a big game?

DFO breakfast mainly cereal and milk, eggs, and sausage. Listen to music before the game to …


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Catherine Knox and Mark Rollfs – Cross Country

1. How did you get into running cross country?

CK: I ran track my freshman year of high school because I wanted to do a sport …


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Tara Lamberti – Field Hockey

1. How did you get started with field hockey?

I started playing field hockey in 7th grade because my friends convinced me to try out for …


Mara Karpp – Women’s Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week Mara Karpp shares her thoughts on college and lacrosse.


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Nate Vernon – Men’s Basketball

Nate Vernon talks basketball and UR.


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