Hockey award winner Lamoureux puts the wraps on a “storybook career”

by Jess Myers April 26, 2011 in Hockey

In a perfect storybook world, Jacques Lamoureux would’ve spent sunny summer afternoons in his family’s backyard in North Dakota, watching the jets and bombers from the nearby Grand Forks Air Force Base fly overhead. He would’ve dreamed from a young age of using his skills as an athlete and an airman. And he would’ve skated from the pancake-flat prairie directly to the foot of the jagged Rocky Mountains to play for the Falcons at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Columbia pitcher Dan Bracey loves a challenge

by Eric Sorenson April 18, 2011 in Baseball

The first thing you notice about Dan Bracey is that this is a guy who loves a good challenge.

Let’s face it, the right-handed pitcher from East Greenwich, Rhode Island, chose to go to Columbia for crying out loud. As if that’s not a challenge enough, right?

“I liked everything about Columbia,” says Bracey. “I love the feel and the pace of the big city. Plus there’s nothing like going to a school where you have Nobel Laureates as your professors.”… Continue Reading

Fredette, Moore accomplish what few others can because they were seniors

by Kirk Wessler April 06, 2011 in Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball

Maya Moore led Connecticut to 150 victories and two NCAA women’s basketball championships.  Jimmer Fredette led Brigham Young to 114 victories, four NCAA bids and the school’s first Sweet 16 appearance in 30 years.

Two players, 264 victories.

When it comes to intercollegiate competition, only seniors have a chance to pile up numbers like those. And few who have the chance are able to achieve such a level of team success, but when they do, other accolades aren’t far behind.

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