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International athlete thriving in new environment
Basketball, Profiles, Sports

International athlete thriving in new environment

Going from high-school athlete to college athlete can be quite the adjustment. Growing up in Europe and having just one year of experience in the United States before college can make things even more difficult. International guard Sarah Mortensen embraced the challenge just a couple of years ago. Mortensen grew up playing basketball in Copenhagen,…

Coach, alumnus’ first Olympic medal highlights realization of lifelong goal, transformative journey
Profiles, Sports, Swimming/Diving

Coach, alumnus’ first Olympic medal highlights realization of lifelong goal, transformative journey

Randy Ableman, who has served as the head diving coach at the University of Miami for 28 years, celebrated yet another career victory during the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ableman’s diver, UM alumnus Sam Dorman, won a silver medal for the U.S. alongside Mike Hixon in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving event. Ableman describes his relationship…

Soccer players find success on field, in classroom
Profiles, Soccer, Sports

Soccer players find success on field, in classroom

The Miami Hurricanes soccer team has seen a big turnaround this season, boasting a record of 8-5-0 and 3-2-0 in conference play. Thanks to specific routines and unique collections, senior forward Gracie Lachowecki and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce have led the charge for the Canes. After upsetting No. 2 Virginia and Syracuse in the…

UM Quidditch Captain Bernie Berges to play for U.S. team in 2016 World Cup
Club/Intramural Sports, Profiles, Sports

UM Quidditch Captain Bernie Berges to play for U.S. team in 2016 World Cup

Students congregated on the Intramural fields outside of Stanford Residential College to play their favorite late-night sports. Some chose to play lacrosse, others participated in Ultimate Frisbee. While looking at the far-right side of the field, one could see in plain view a group of athletes gathering around hoop-like fixtures dug into the ground. The…

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