Archive for the ‘Meet the Seawolf’ Category

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Meet the Seawolf: Morgan Hooe

The Northern Light recently caught up with Morgan Hooe, the freshman setter on the Seawolf women’s volleyball team. Hooe is a hometown product, having grown up here in Anchorage, Alaska. Along with sophomores Sarah Johnson and Katelynn Zanders, she’s one of the three South High School alumni currently on the Seawolves’ roster.


Meet the Seawolves: Alfred Kangogo, Katie Krehlik

For the first half of our year-end profiles, I got the chance to interview middle distance runner Alfred Kangogo who became the second Seawolf ever to post three straight All-America honors in the same event (1,500 meters)

In what was probably the most interesting interview I’ve ever participated in, I chatted with senior distance runner Katie Krehlik who had an all-conference showing at the GNAC Championships, and prior to UAA, she was a four-time letter winner in both cross-country and track & field.

Sasha King puts up a jump shot. (Photo courtesy of Sam Wasson / UAA Athletics)

Meet the Seawolf: Sasha King

Sasha King is the starting point guard for the Seawolf women’s basketball team. Since it’s Women’s History Month, I decided it would be cool to have a one-on-one with her about the season, her future plans, women’s sports and her record-breaking performance against Northwest Nazarene.

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Meet the Seawolf: Lukas Ebner

Lukas Ebner is one of the top Nordic men skiers at UAA. I was honored to have the chance to interview him this past week about the season, Germany, and painted nails.

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Meet the Seawolf: Marine Dusser

I got a chance to catch up with Marine Dusser, who came all the way from France to ski for the Seawolves. Between her French accent, having over 30 podium results in biathlon races, and being a member of the French National Biathlon Team, we had plenty to discuss.


Meet the Seawolf: Chris Crowell

TNL’s sports editor, Taylor Hall, gets the lowdown on one of UAA’s stars on the ice, hockey player Chris Crowell, who will be playing his final year of hockey next year.
TNL: First off, congrats on becoming captain. Where and how did you get the news that you being named captain and what was your reaction?

Travis Thompson attempts to block West Oregon's Blair Weadon at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Feb. 18 2012. Photo by Zach Smith/TNL

Meet the Seawolf: Travis Thompson

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.

Romal Safi. Photo by Alden Lee/TNL

Meet the seawolf: Romal Safi

Romal Safi would like to bring awareness to Alaska. More applicably, he would like to bring awareness to the nation. A 20-year-old citizen of Afghanistan, Safi is UAA’s one and only Afghan student. As a cultural ambassador for his country, Safi hopes to communicate there is more to the Middle Eastern land and its peoples than the war and strife broadcasted across news and media stations.

“Everybody thinks it’s just a warzone,” Safi said of his homeland. “Thanks to the media, it’s just blood and killing all the time. I’d like people to know that there’s much more to my country, the culture and the people and the way of life. We’re more than what’s shown on TV.”


Meet the Seawolf: Melissa Doucette

TNL Sports Editor, Taylor Hall, does a Q&A with UAA Gymnast, Melissa Doucette.
How did you get started in gymnastics?
It was in a “Mommy and Me” class. I saw others doing it and decided I wanted to join in on it.

Steve White. Photo Courtesy UAA Athletic Dept.

Meet the Seawolf: Steve White

  What brought you here to UAA all the way back in 2008? My brother (Kevin) was here and he had been here for a year and was coming off the year UAA went to the Final Four. (Fellow Australian) Luke Cooper had also been here. I didn’t really look at any other schools. I […]

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Meet the Seawolf: Haley Holmstead

UAA junior guard Haley Holmstead seems to have this whole scoring thing down pretty well.
A two-time Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Year at Salt Lake Community College, Holmstead was billed as one of the premier offensive threats in the national community college ranks.


Meet the Seawolf: Lonnie Ridgeway

An Interview with TNL TNL: How long have you been playing basketball for? LR: Ever since I can remember. I remember wearing jerseys in first grade, so right around then. Since I was about six or seven. Was collegiate basketball what you always wanted to do? It’s something I always wanted to do, yes. I […]

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Meet the Seawolf: Mario Gill

Mario Gill is known for being on the basketball team and is often found on the court whether it’s at practice or in a game. Off the court, he’s a smooth talking, fun, out-going guy who knows everyone’s name. In the gym, he’s determined and focused, but when he’s not “on the clock,” he loves to have fun, relax and listen to music.

The-21-year old hails from Portland, Oregon and has played for Wilson High School. In 2008, he was named Portland Interscholastic League’s Player of the Year, and also participated in the Les Schwab Northwest Shootout.


Meet the Seawolf: Catherine Walczak

Journalism and Accounting double major. Model. Actress. Fashion connoisseur. Some say she is a blonde hippie goddess from the outskirts of the solar system. Others, a wild-haired mountain girl. No matter what is said, Catherine Walczak is a woman of many talents and dreams.

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