|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
C1SPORTS ,IP,M1M,P,O.MSMPI 4 10 4, , k -)-, 4 i) A4'11011 . a 1I DSU VOLLEYBALL READY FOR RMAC BY . , tournament. "Something we have this year that we didn't have The Dixie State Univer- - sity women's volleyball team is kicking off the 2018 season in a new conference and a new locationi DSU volleyball will be hosting a three-da- y tournament in the Burns Arena, Aug. 1. In addition to teams attending the DSU, the tournament are Adams State University, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, University of Colorado-Colorad- o Springs, Tarleton State University, and Western New Mexico : , : last year is really big aggressive blockers," Doonan said. "Our whole front row is absolutely huge. Our defense is phenomenal. I think defensively we are going to be really strong." Out of all the teams in the new conference, Doonan said she is looking forward to playing Metropolitan State University of Denver the most, since DSU lost to them during preseason last year. The DSU volleyball team has been preparing for the upcoming season by practicing twice a day, six days a week for the last two weeks of summer break. In ch 30-Se- University. DSU outside hitter Hannah Doonan, a senior media studies major from San Dimas, California, said she is looking forward , , it L -- , r ,, s, , , - t --- r- '''''....Ott t ' , F.' Head coach Robyn Felder said she and her team were excited with how the first week of preseason went after they returned from their scrimmage at Azusa Pacific University where their team chemistry was thriving. Felder said although change is always scary at first, she is looking forward to joining the RMAC "We're just ready for something new," Felder said. Libero Sidney Brandon, a senior psychology major , I ,,,, ,,,, ,, , 4 4 .. . , e"" 11 , 4 4 .4 ,1 , r r - r - i- - 1 ,,. s rof k . , , , . '''. - ''''', ,.,z,, it i 1 t I 0 )6. ' , , . ,,,, - - o' ,o4' ' ''''''' , - .. ;',..1. -- 4 , ,,... , , - it., t , . ' "!:... f ''', , - . . 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These camps also assisted the newer coaches with integrating into the existing staff. In the last two years, 27 team members have signed.directly from performance outcomes at said camps. In 2017, four men were signed directly after the camp in Las Vegas had ended by Head Coach Shay McClure. This leaves only three months of training to the newly created team and coaching staff. By July, the team is created, and training officially begins. Intense workouts 1- ,- 0 MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE REGULAR SEASON COMPETITION EJ MUST HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST TWO FULL CI) - 0 0 to- appointed housing, ready to train over seven weeks prior to the beginning of the academic semester. men committed Thirty-fiv- e to DSU on National Siging Day, Feb. 7, and three new t 'L Li MUST HAVE MAMTAMED A minimum CUMULATIVE C 3.0 GPA 1110MMMMINOIMI 1111111ESEMENNIIIMEMMMEOW' 16g4 ,e,(5 BY ALLISON KITTELL kittellrn Teams. Trailblazers had 148 student athletes make the Several Dixie State University athletes made the PacWest and RMAC All-Acade- PacWest Team and eight students make the RMAC Team. ic ic The ic I :,,-"'- " Volleyball Men's Soccer 830 Texas Perlman Basin 830 Cal State Cernardino Football 91 Colorado State Pueblo Bastian, from women's track and field, maintained 4.0 GPAs during the 2017-2018 school year. For A.J. Yergensen, - Teams consist of.students who participated in the regular season competition, completed at least two full semesters, and were able to his mind. "For me personally, I have always had a goal to be on the RMAC ic team," Yergensen said. "And I always try to remember that goal." Yergensen tries to put as much, if not more, effort into his studies as he does on the field, he said. Sophomore Kamie Hunter, a nursing major from Hooper, said: "It isn't always easy, but I and long practices become a daily routine for the players. They are expected to make physical goals and accomplish them before kickoff on Sept. 1. One of the most influential occurrences according to Allison was the first official practice of the year "We become close teammates almost immediately, especially within our positions. Not a single second is wasted." Allison said it only takes a few minutes to begin to feel pressure to be successful. Students can find out more about this year's student athletes and coaches by watching the Fall Sports Media Day on the Dixie State Athletics You Tube page. This includes a full preseason outlook of the current standings of DSU Football, and the standings of all fall athletic teams. DSU Football opens their season with their first game, Sept. 1st, 2018. TEAMS ALL-ACADEM- IC sophomore business administration major from St. George, academics are something he tries to always keep at the front of SEMESTERS - -- 2017-201- 8 ns a 1414:"11- ) Fall semester has just begun for most students, but for student athletes, are just wrapping State University's Dixie up. student body enjoys the comradery and competition of football season early in the semester. As some students register for classes and move into new dorms, the DSU football team is on the field, running drills and exercising new plays in preparation to win. Players like Kasey Allison, a wide receiver from Las Vegas, Nevada and Tanner Hammond, a quarterback from Bountiful, find themselves moved into Gina Tedrow, from women's soccer, and Shandi ALL-ACADEr- iic TEAM CI1ECIC LIST Dar) i DSU's women's volley- maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. DSU had 156 students make the list. Nichole Mertz and - 11 from Bountiful, said she believes in her team's ability to go far in the new conference and is expecting her team to play to NORED, NAMED FOR - Q- ) l k Women's Soccer pre-seaso- !''' -' hard we work, and just show them what we got out on the court," Brandon said. i 1 , - ,, .. Ashlyndance7 ,,,,, 4: ' ' I "Art:: ' BY ASHLYN SEARCY t '--'' ,' I I I la- ;,",,.', . . . -.., . 0",t.,110,, ,Az , zl ' ., 4,:',s, --- ,,,,a Po.00 r7" , ' Biola ,,,,;noorl..,.. m , e - c, ,,, , - I gm , aff. )A A- -r. e.a..21..."' 824 i .'""'"n7,ovormoV !...!, ...e '- 1, 0 i ' , : r i 4 41 I 0m ;,1 , A . ,,' L : it I 9,.. 1 61 I (rt ,cy,t1610,-- t II ATHLETES PREPARE FOR PRESEASON t4 .i , , 4 0 r ;;r e4.4 i,4 " 4 - - 1 t 1)--1 , is;, , ' , ' - - ' t ; --a., I - ----- , - ' I -- - - ; l, t, L, ,s, , , '40 i I - 40-- , wc, ,,, , r . ..4 ' practices. ,,: , 04 ,, addition to their lengthy practice times, they have mandatory team meetings and ice baths to attend as well. Along with their hard work and busy schedules, the team was also able to enjoy team dinners twice a week during their summer to her team's debut in the Burns Arena, and expects Labor Day weekend to bring a good crowd to the MONIQUE CHAVEZ MoniqueDSN --.- ,'Wet :4-- 1 ollpvi have learned to organize my priorities and my time. I always try to stay on top of school first, so I have time to focus the rest of my time on soccer." Hunter and Yergensen said having supportive coaches makes a world of difference. Hard work in the classroom translates directly to effort on the court or field, and having someone there to hold you accountable in both places helps them to stay on track, Hunter and Yergensen said. "It makes it a lot easier to have coaches that make sure we put school first," Hunter said. "We have study hours during trips to away games, and this year we all have an app we use to check into our classes to make sure we make it to every class." Many coaches require students to check in to classes and bring weekly grade reports to practices. Chris Pfatenhauer, the baseball head, said coaches try to recruit great students from the beginning. "We preach the importance of completing school," Pfatenhauer said. "Getting a degree is paramount with our student-athletes- ." Although competition is of the higher education experience for students and athletes alike, collegiate athletes are often held to a very high standard in the classroom, Hunter says. In addition to time spent in practices, many teams have their players meet with coaches outside of practice to discuss grades and several have mandatory study hall times throughout the a huge part week. "Our coaches are always saying that we are student athletes: Students first, athletes second," YerclenSen said.