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Athletics Department ignores student athlete concerns at meeting

Members of UVM Athletics and the community discuss changes to sports at UVM in light of COVID-19 Oct. 13 over teams.

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor

October 21, 2020

The UVM Athletics Department continues to receive high praise from community members despite student outcry over their alleged mishandling of a sexual assault investigation and racial justice activism from student-athletes.  Community members commented on the department’s “resilience” and “commit...

Athletes aim to win academic success

Athletes study room

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

When it comes to varsity athletes, some fans are more concerned with players’ performance in a game than in a classroom. But, to remain eligible to compete, athletes must maintain good grades. Swimmer Sierra Sexton, a  junior biochemistry major, said that she uses a carefully created plann...

Student-athletes score record GPA

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

UVM student-athletes achieved the highest GPA on record in history of UVM athletics for the fall 2017 semester. They earned an average cumulative GPA of 3.28, according to UVM athletics. “It was nice to see the hard work that our student-athletes, coaches, the Student-Athlete Development and Academi...

ROTC student athletes carry dual obligations

ROTC student athletes carry dual obligations

Freddy Fields

March 10, 2015

For few students at UVM, the job of being a student athlete is mixed with the responsibility that comes from being an ROTC cadet. There are currently four students that both play a varsity sport and are ROTC cadets: sophomore Kyle Walsh on men’s lacrosse, seniors Heidi Peterson and Ed Simon on the wo...

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