This spring as the snow melted quickly I decided it was the perfect time to get back into running. It also occurred to me that it would be a great opportunity to exercise my two year old , 90 lb., black and white American Bulldog who had been cooped up all spring semester. It sounded […]
Stories By Ashley Smith
While the East Coast might think about including running from zombies into their Olympic training (I mean if you can’t beat them, include them), there are a couple other sports that are trying to get into olympic status: pole dancing and yoga. Now it’s true that both of these are proven workouts that require a […]
No matter how many safety tips are heard for wildlife viewing in Alaska, there will always be people who get too close, ignore warning signs or end up with a close encounter. Here are some important reminders for all Alaskan outdoor hikers, bikers, frolickers, photographers and enthusiasts, because no matter how much you think you […]
This weekend UAA’s track and field athletes joined high school athletes from all over the state at the Alaska Dome for the Big C Relays. The Seawolves competed in the exhibition meet Saturday, running the mile and 400-meter races while also recording their best times so far this season.
Reading, children and Seawolves, oh my! Friday, April 13, marked the 13th annual “Reading with the Seawolves” event. In what little spare time they have, 38 student athletes from UAA’s various sports programs traveled to Turnagain Elementary School to read with children.
“The student athletes love it; they have a great time,” said Dede Allen, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) staff director who organizes the event each year.
The Seawolves posted another stellar performance in their 2011-2012 season, with a substantial amount of help from sophomore guard Travis Thompson. Thompson was not scheduled to play at the beginning of the season due to an off-season knee surgery, however, there is no doubt that the change in plans showcased Thompson’s talents throughout the season.
TNL caught up with Thompson to get to know him off the court.
UAA may know Paul Stoklos as being the Seawolf Gymnastics coach since the program began in 1985 but he has a hobby that he is just as passionate about away from the mats and bars.
“When I got into ski patrolling here somebody told me, ‘well there’s this guy who’s a ski patrol instructor’ and that was Bill Tai, who was my link into Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs,” Stoklos said.
Exercise has always basically been the same: Burn more calories than you consume and you have exercised enough for the day. If you are like me and get tired of the same old workout routines rather quickly, new imaginative goals that seem fun and rewarding instantly caught my attention. Check out these three events that […]
UAA’s track and field team has been busy hurdling past UAA records in their three meets thus far in 2012, bringing fans excitement and showing promise for a victorious season for Seawolves this year.
The UAA ski team posted a record-breaking regular season and is now headed to the NCAA Championships March 7-10. For the second time in program history the ski team qualified a whole team for the NCAA Championships.
The Seawolves took on the Nanooks this weekend, beating them 3-2 Friday night but failing 3-1 in Fairbanks Saturday night.
In their Feb. 24 game, UAA started off slow but came forward with a barrage of shots in the second period. UAF was unable to stop their attacks, only scoring once more in the third period. After traveling to Fairbanks the Seawolves played Sat. 25 in the second Governor’s Cup game.
After a record-breaking and crowd-stunning season, the Seawolves’ women’s basketball team ended its regular season with a crushing 94-49 win over in-state rival University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The thing synonymous with great sports players are great nicknames.
Currently the most noticeable victim of nicknaming is New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin, who has spurred the creation of terms and names like Lintastic, Linsanity, and (a personal favorite) Super Lintendo. This all started after Lin was catapulted into NBA spotlight when he helped propel the Knicks to seven consecutive wins in less than a month.
The Seawolf Women’s Basketball team extended its lead in Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings over the Western Washington Vikings with their 72-50 win over WWU on Feb. 9 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
This win kept the Vikings from trying to unseat the Seawolves from their No. 1 spot in the GNAC within the next couple of games and all but locked up the regular season GNAC title for the Seawolves.