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Sports Briefs 4/23
Athletics, Basketball, Sports, Tennis

Sports Briefs 4/23

Women’s Tennis Miami Hurricanes women’s tennis had two players recognized by the ACC for postseason awards on Wednesday morning. Sinead Lohan is the first player in program history to be honored as ACC Freshman of the Year and was named Second Team All-ACC. Junior Stephanie Wagner received her third career All-ACC honor and was chosen…

Shalala inherits strong football program
Athletics, Shalala, Sports

Shalala inherits strong football program

Reflecting on a university president’s tenure without looking at athletics is an impossible feat, especially at a school with an athletic history like UM’s. President Donna E. Shalala stood by the university amid controversy and difficult times in the athletic department. Men’s and women’s basketball along with football get the most media attention, so their…

Miami announces Jamal Brunt as new assistant basketball coach
Basketball, Sports

Miami announces Jamal Brunt as new assistant basketball coach

The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball Coach Jim Larrañaga announced Wednesday the hiring of Jamal Brunt as assistant coach for the Canes. “Jamal is smart, hard-working and skilled in every aspect of college coaching,” Larrañaga said. “He is an outstanding recruiter, communicator, teacher and great role model for our student athletes.” He was formerly the associate…

Sports Briefs 4/20
Golf, Sports, Tennis

Sports Briefs 4/20

Golf The No. 26-ranked Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team ended the season at the 2015 ACC Women’s Golf Championship Saturday. The Canes had a three-round total of 893, finishing 10th. The championship was held at the par 72, 6,089-yard Sedgefield Country Club. Sophomore Daniela Darquea led the Canes, tying for eighth. This was her seventh…

Sports Briefs 4/16
Athletics, Sports, Tennis

Sports Briefs 4/16

  Rowing The Miami Hurricanes rowing team closed the 2015 Knecht Cup Sunday. Two boats advanced to semifinals for the Canes to race in the 1V8+ and 2V8+ divisions. The Canes wrapped up the weekend with two big wins. The 2V8+ placed fifth in semifinal 2 with a time of 7:09.64, and finished strong Sunday…

Yik Yak Reacts to Sixth UM President Julio Frenk
Blogs, UBuzz

Yik Yak Reacts to Sixth UM President Julio Frenk

Dr. Julio Frenk, Harvard dean and former Minister of Health of Mexico, was named the sixth president of the University of Miami Monday. The Miami Hurricane staff collected screenshots from Yik Yak of some of the reactions around campus. [Hear more about students’ reactions in this video.] Read the full story: Harvard dean Julio Frenk…

Sports Briefs 4/13
Sports

Sports Briefs 4/13

Golf Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team tied for fifth at the 2015 SMU Invitational. The No. 27-ranked Hurricanes earned a total score of 900. The two-day competition was held at the Dallas Athletic Club. Seniors Rika Park and Leticia Ras-Anderica led the Canes, as Park had a strong final round shooting two-under-par (70). She  was…

Sports Briefs 4/2
Basketball, Sports, Tennis

Sports Briefs 4/2

Player Recognition Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball junior guard Sheldon McClellan was announced on Tuesday as a finalist for the 2015 Riley Wallace Award. The Riley Wallace award is presented each year to the top transfer in Division I college basketball. McClellan transferred from the University of Texas in the fall of 2013.  He leads the…

Sports Briefs 3/25
Cross Country/Track and Field, Sports, Tennis

Sports Briefs 3/25

Women’s Tennis Hurricanes women’s tennis junior Stephanie Wagner moved up to No. 6  in both the national singles and doubles rankings for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Tuesday afternoon. She rose one spot in the singles rankings. Wagner and senior Lina Lileikite jumped two positions on the doubles list. Wagner is one of four players…

Sports Briefs 3/23
Athletics, Baseball, Sports, Swimming/Diving

Sports Briefs 3/23

Swimming and Diving Senior diver Thea Vock earned her second All-America recognition Friday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. She took fifth place in the 3-meter event at the 2015 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. Senior Cheyenne Cousineau picked up her second career All-America recognition Saturday with a third-place finish in the platform…

Sports

Sports Briefs 3/5

Women’s Basketball The eighth-seeded Hurricanes (18-11, 8-8 ACC) have a bye in the first round of the ACC Tournament, then face ninth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (17-12, 7-9 ACC) at 2 p.m. Thursday in round two at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The Canes have won five of the past six meetings against the Cavaliers and trail 8-6…

Canes win sans captain’s support
Basketball, Sports

Canes win sans captain’s support

An air of uncertainty surrounded the Miami Hurricanes matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday night. Two of Miami’s key players were listed as injured, and the team’s season outlook remained unclear. Despite setbacks, the Canes were able to pull off a 67-63 win over the Panthers, led by Sheldon McClellan and Davon Reed, who…

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