With an all-around performance that helped Rice improve to 5-0, Owls’ sophomore midfielder Davis Nelson earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 4.
Rice opened the weekend against Texas A&M-Galveston on Friday night and Nelson was critical to the 14-0 victory. The Concord, N.C., product score three goals and set up four others while also grabbing four ground balls and winning 12-of-16 faceoffs.
Nelson backed that up against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday afternoon, notching another hat trick along with two assists. He also went 12-of-13 on draws with three ground balls.
For the weekend, Nelson had six goals, six assists and seven ground balls while winning 24-of-29 (82.8 percent) of his faceoffs.
“Davis came to Rice last year as a freshman and immediately received respect from his teammates due to his work ethic and his personality,” said Rice coach Mike Ormsby. “As his initial season progressed, he realized his potential on the field as a player and as a team leader. He has a great rapport with each of his teammates, and it has a positive effect on their play on the field.”
Divya Manthena (USC) and Will Gordon (Vanderbilt) receive 3rd Annual Tom Cousins Award at East Lake Cup
Will Gordon, Cannon School Class of 2015
The recipients of the 3rd annual Tom Cousins Award were announced last night in conjunction with the East Lake Cup presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Atlanta, with Divya Manthena (University of Southern California) and Will Gordon (Vanderbilt University) each being presented with the award. Read the full article from NCAA Men's Golf.
Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media for Athletes
By Cassie Calvert '12, Baltimore Raven's Social Media Coordinator
The most common mistakes on social media are easily avoidable.
As the social media coordinator for an NFL team, I spend literally all my time on social platforms. Just ask my friends and family. I am always on one of my two (yes, two!) phones. When I’m not Instagraming, Tweeting or Snapchating for my organization, I’m checking out what our players, other teams and brands are posting.
Innovative Projects Present at ACCelerate Festival
Maya Sturgies, Cannon School Class of 2017
The NC State Dance Program took the stage at “ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival” in Washington, D.C. –– a three-day festival showcasing innovative university projects that combine art, science and humanities to address global challenges.
The NC State Dance Program presented two distinct performances at the festival. “Dancing Chemical Reactions” premiered at the State of Sciences in the Hunt Library in April. Dance director Tara Mullins, with assistance from Maria Gallardo-Williams’ chemistry students and Dance Program science majors, choreographed two dance pieces that demonstrated the Sn1 and Sn2 substitution reactions. The dances are factually accurate to the specific chemical reactions, yet aesthetically engaging, in order to demonstrate an innovative way to merge STEM and the arts to enhance the learning process.
Justin Weaks, Cannon School Class of 2008 Weaks was a gymnast until he was 14, and the 27-year-old performer — recently seen as a wiry gender-fluid man in women’s clothing in Mosaic Theater’s “Charm” and as a devout associate pastor in Theater J’s “The Christians” — says he still has some of the old skills.
This Game-Changing Woman Is Making A Huge Difference In The Lives Of Kids With Cancer
Jess Ekstrom, Cannon Class of 2009
An emotionally intense internship at the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, was a turning point in then-19-year-old Jess's life. She had just finalized the details of a child's Sleeping Beauty-themed trip to Disney World when she got word that the recipient, a 4-year-old girl named Renee who lived near Jess in Charlotte, North Carolina, was too sick to fly. "I went to a costume shop, grabbed the Sleeping Beauty costume for myself and a matching dress for Renee, and showed up at her house to play for the day," she says. Jess noticed that Renee, like many of the other girls she'd met who had lost their hair to cancer treatment, wore a colorful headband—a comfier choice than the itchy wigs and hats most hospitals offered young patients. "