Category Archives: Sports

UNW baseball prepares for spring training trip

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul baseball team is gearing up for their annual spring training trip to Florida. The team will fly out on the first day of spring break, March 8, and spend the next week and a half enjoying the sun while preparing for their conference season. Head baseball coach Dave Hieb said, “We’ve been going on this trip to the same place in Florida for 22 years.” The trip consists of training and games as well as two off-days. On the off-days, the baseball players have the opportunity to visit the beach or attend Major League Baseball spring training games.

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Northwestern tennis travels south for Spring Break

A few things that come to mind when you hear spring break are warm weather, beaches and relaxing. All of these things are happening for the University of Northwestern – St. Paul tennis team over spring break. The tennis team has been traveling down to Orlando, Florida for the past few years. While in Florida, they spend time a lot of time hanging out at the beach and going to fun places to eat. Every year they set out one day of the trip and go to a theme park. This year they are spending one of their days at Universal Studios.

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Men’s basketball season ends with loss in title game

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end with a loss at Bethany Lutheran College in the UMAC Championship game. With the loss, the Eagles ended their season with a 14-13 overall record and an 11-5 record in conference play. While the team struggled in early games, they fought through losing all five 2016-2017 starters to come back and challenge Bethany Lutheran for the UMAC title. “[We have a] close group of guys with great team chemistry,” explained head coach Tim Grosz. “We kept improving as the year went along, starting 2-9 and finishing by losing a hard-fought game in the conference tournament championship after a big win at St. Scholastica in the conference tournament semifinal.”

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UNW students help out at Super Bowl

group photo in football dome

Super Bowl Sunday is always a very important day in America, but it was even more important in Minnesota this year. The Super Bowl took place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium. Nearly 1 million people attended the 10 days of Super Bowl events. About a quarter of the people who attended came from out of town and from around 100 different countries. When there are this many people who are going to be attending an event there needs to be some help. For the big game in Minneapolis, thousands of people signed up to be volunteers. Countless people applied and many were turned down. For many students at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, this wasn’t the case. Around 60 students had the opportunity to volunteer for various events including Super Bowl live, skyway host, ticket takers and security. Many of these students were even able to attend some of the game.

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Women’s track and field team grows together through Bible study

The goal of many sports teams is to build unity and tight team bonds. However, this can be more challenging on a team with mostly individual events like track and field. Over Christmas break, three women on the track team had a vision to strengthen friendships and create a stronger team by beginning a small group Bible study for members of the women’s team. Captain Chloe Gault and teammates Hannah Gatton and Danielle Jibben decided to have the Bible study meet for an hour on Friday nights as a final “pre-meet” gathering for the women to grow together, be vulnerable in a safe environment and pray for each other.

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