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New event center will be named after major donors

New event center will be named after major donors

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

UVM’s new $95 million event center will be named after the project’s leading donors. The University announced that Richard and Deb Tarrant donated $15 million to a new multipurpose facility, according to a Dec. 18 press release. The Tarrants’ gift is the largest capital gift in UVM’s histo...

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Joe Joyce, Multimedia Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The Cynic investigates what draws people to different sporting events, and in particular, why the women's varsity basketball and hockey teams' number of spectators are dwindling.

Student-athletes score record GPA

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

Club hockey fights for logo rights

Club hockey fights for logo rights

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

UVM is known as Catamount country. At varsity games, our athletes sport the fighting catamount on their apparel.  Sophomore club hockey president Andrew Ehler is angry that club sports cannot do the same because of logo use rules, he said. The split V logo, the V with the catamount in the center, can on...

UVM athletics unveils counseling program

UVM athletics unveils counseling program

Madelaine Allen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

UVM athletics has unveiled a new counseling and psychology program. The Catamount Sports Psychology and Counseling program will combine efforts from the Center for Health and Wellbeing and UVM athletics. “UVM is the first school in the America East conference to implement a program of this kind,” Athle...

Men’s soccer beats Yale in second shutout of season

Men’s soccer beats Yale in second shutout of season

Sabrina Hood, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The men’s soccer team secured a 1-0 win against the Yale University Bulldogs Saturday at the Rally Against Cancer game. This is the second shutout win in a row for UVM, giving the team a 3-2 record for the season thus far. This was the first time UVM played against Yale in 20 years, according to...

Men’s soccer team bounces back after home defeat

Men’s soccer team bounces back after home defeat

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The past and present of UVM men’s soccer collided on a chilly Friday night, as UVM welcomed former head coach Jesse Cormier– now with the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles– at Virtue Field. The past prevailed when the Eagles defeated the Catamounts 4-0 in the Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic....

Women’s soccer defeats Brown in overtime

Women’s soccer defeats Brown in overtime

Sabrina Hood, Sports Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The UVM women’s soccer team successfully snatched an important win Saturday  against Brown University. “They’ve been working hard and this was their only game this week, so it was nice to have it come out with a win,”  said head coach Kristi Lefebvre. First-year midfielder Ella Bankert scored t...

A look ahead at UVM’s basketball season

Eribert Volaj, Sports editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The America East Conference announced the 2017-18 schedule for men’s basketball Aug. 22. The Catamounts will start their title defense Jan. 4, traveling to the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Afterward, the defending champions will play three home games at Patrick Gym. They host the Universi...

New fitness center sparks mixed responses

New fitness center sparks mixed responses

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

After navigating Patrick Gym, students stood looking out at the Green Mountains while waiting to use weights and cardio equipment. UVM has outgrown the Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Complex, which was built in 1963, Athletic Director Jeff Schulman said. “You mean the maze?” first-year Julia...

New head coach to lead young team

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer has found its new head coach, and the program did not have to look far. Athletic director Jeff Schulman announced Rob Dow as the eighth head coach of Vermont men’s soccer Feb. 17. Dow’s contract will run for four years. Dow, has spent five years on the UVM coaching staff.  He served...

Hockey player gathers honors

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

A UVM women’s hockey player was recently honored for her performance for her national team at Olympic qualifying. Sophomore defender Sammy Kolowrat joined the Czech Republic national team for the final round of Olympic qualifying in Arosa, Switzerland Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, as they attempted to qualif...

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