Sports

Michael Sam Making History

Will Rossmiller wross460@uwsp.edu Commentary Earlier this week, former Missouri defensive lineman and NFL prospect Michael Sam took a brave step forward in an attempt to establish universal acceptance in sports by coming out as a homosexual. If Sam is drafted, experts have him going in the third to fifth round. He would become the first openly gay athlete in the ... Read More »

Curling Club a Success in First Year

Marty Kauffman mkauf036@uwsp.edu Curling is exposed to the world every four years during the Winter Olympics and this year it has been exposed to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. The Curling Association of UWSP is currently in its first year as a university recreational club, as the university approved the club last November. In their first year they have ... Read More »

Stevens Point and Wisconsin Represented in Sochi

  The Winter Olympics have begun in Sochi this week with many athletes from around the world, including athletes from Wisconsin and the local area. Joe Pavelski, from Plover, will compete in his second Winter Olympics as a member of the United States men’s hockey team. Pavelski was a member of the team in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. ... Read More »

Men’s Basketball Impresses with Undefeated Streak

Will Rossmiller wross460@uwsp.edu With a majority of players returning and the team’s leading scorer coming back from an injury, the Pointer men’s basketball team was set for a great season; but no one expected this. The Pointers have not lost a game yet, compiling a 20-0 record. Senior guard Tyler Tillema has come back from injuries last season to now ... Read More »

Record Breaking Season for Women’s Track and Field

Will Rossmiller wross460@uwsp.edu The Pointers women’s track and field team has broken not one, but two school records after just three meets this season. On Jan. 18, senior thrower Maggie Martin broke the school’s weight throw record at the Pointers Alumni Open Meet. Martin surpassed the record by a foot, registering a mark of 55-feet, 11-inches. Then on Jan. 31, ... Read More »

Dart Excels as Two-Sport Athlete

Marty Kauffman mkauf036@uwsp.edu Sierra Dart is an athlete that every coach wants. She has the competitiveness, work ethic, leadership, and strength every coach looks for in an athlete. Dart is currently a member of the women’s swimming team and competes in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle, as well as the 100-meter breaststroke. As a fifth-year senior, this is the only ... Read More »

Pointers Sports after Winter Break

Will Rossmiller wross460@uwsp.edu Women’s Basketball Going into the season, the coaching staff and players knew that it would be a challenge to match the production of graduated guard Sam Barber. The Pointers women’s basketball team has still experienced success this season, just maybe not what they were hoping for. The team is currently 13-5 overall, 6-3 in conference, which is ... Read More »

Taking it One Game at a Time

Despite some early season setbacks, the Pointers women’s basketball team has finished their non-conference season with a 4-1 record. “This season has been sort of a rollercoaster with injuries and illnesses, but overall I think our team has done a good job of approaching every game with the right mindset,” said senior guard Jenna Pitt. Starters Alyssa Olp and Autumn ... Read More »

Volleyball Team Satisfied with Season’s Turnout, Seek Improvements

After 24 consecutive wins, the women’s volleyball season has come to a close after being defeated by Cal Lutheran on Friday, Nov. 22 at the DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland, Michigan. Their hot streak ended in the National Semi-Final tournament placing them 4th in the nation. This season was the team’s deepest run in program history during the NCAA tournament. “Our ... Read More »

Taking it One Game at a Time

Will Rossmiller wross460@uwsp.edu Despite some early season setbacks, the Pointers women’s basketball team has finished their non-conference season with a 4-1 record. “This season has been sort of a rollercoaster with injuries and illnesses, but overall I think our team has done a good job of approaching every game with the right mindset,” said senior guard Jenna Pitt. Starters Alyssa ... Read More »