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From left, senior guard Hannah Polce and junior Annabella Yorio will look to avenge the teams Liberty League championship loss last season with new faces coming in to help aid in that mission.

Women’s basketball looks for vengeance in conference competition

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
After its loss in the Liberty League Championship last season against Skidmore College, the Ithaca College women’s basketball team is coming back to try and redeem its title shortcomings. After only losing by two points in that Liberty League title game, the team plans on not letting that happen again. 
First-year graduate student Libby Ryan and junior Dania Bogdanovic look to help the womens crew team win a national title this season.

Women’s crew team rows for each other and NCAA title

By Connor Glunt, Assistant sports editor March 24, 2021
With the spring season on the horizon, the Ithaca College women's crew team is ready to race against competition from all three NCAA divisions.
NCAA knows gender inequity exists but does not care

NCAA knows gender inequity exists but does not care

By Emily Adams, Senior writer March 24, 2021
The inequities between the men’s and women’s sports in the NCAA run deep, and the unique circumstances of the pandemic are only exacerbating the problems.
Junior pole vaulter Julia Nomberg works on technique with the help of pole vault coach Matt Scheffler.

Pole vault coach builds powerhouse program at college

By Dani Pluchinsky February 6, 2020
Matt Scheffler has coached several All-Americans since becoming the pole vaulting coach at Ithaca College.
Junior golfer Alex Perry and junior swimmer Cody Conte are openly transgender athletes competing for varsity teams at Ithaca College. They met approximately a year ago and are now close friends.

Playing with Pride: Transgender student-athletes reconcile sport and identity

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor October 23, 2019
Junior golfer Alex Perry and junior swimmer Cody Conte identify as transgender and use masculine names and pronouns while competing for women's varsity teams.
From left, junior runner Allura Leggard, freshman football player Daniel Hutchinson, and senior swimmer Angelina Domena all struggled with their mental health after suffering serious injuries from their respective sports.

Healing Mind and Body: Injured athletes struggle with mental health

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 18, 2019
Student-athletes struggle to manage their mental health while recovering from serious physical injuries.
Freshman Meghan Matheny began working with pole vault assistant coach Matt Scheffler in eighth grade and continued to train with him through high school. She decided to attend Ithaca College largely so that Scheffler would remain her coach.

Freshman pole vaulter has Blue and Gold in her blood

By Mikayla Rovenolt, Staff Writer May 1, 2019
Freshman pole vaulter Meghan Matheny was born and raised 22 minutes from Ithaca College and still competes under her high school vault coach.
The womens Novice 8 boat placed first April 7 against SUNY Geneseo and St. John Fisher College at the Cayuga Lake Inlet. The womens team has a total of 13 novice athletes.

Starting from Scratch: Crew programs support novice rowers

By Jack Murray, Sports Editor April 16, 2019
The men's and women's crew teams at Ithaca College do not heavily recruit, but instead develop athletes through their novice teams.
Track and Field participate at three invitationals April 6

Track and Field participate at three invitationals April 6

By Willy Wright, Staff Writer April 9, 2019
The Ithaca College men's and women's track and field teams sent participants to three different invitationals April 6.
Freshman rower Dania Bogdanovic is one of two freshman on womens varsity crew, and competed as a member of the teams second Varsity 8 boat March 30 at Cayuga Inlet.

Born to Row: Freshman rower makes impact for women’s crew

By Anna Harris, Staff Writer April 3, 2019
Freshman Dania Bogdanovic has been around the sport of rowing since she was young, and now is a star for the women's crew team at Ithaca College.
Senior Seán Dullea writes about how Division III student-athletes are also deserving of scholarships and how Ithaca College should compensate them like Division I and II schools.

Commentary: Division III athletes deserve compensation

By Seán Dullea April 3, 2019
If Division I and Division II student-athletes can receive athletic scholarships, then so should Division III student-athletes.
From left, womens lacrosse assistant coach Kayla Minner and head coach Karrie Moore look on as the Blue and Gold face The College at Brockport on March 20.

New assistant coach discusses offensive strategy

By Jack Murray, Sports Editor March 31, 2019
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team has scored 124 goals through nine games the season, which has been aided by new assistant coach Kayla Minner.
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