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Alumnus, coach makes mark at Rio

For many athletes, it is a dream to be an Olympian. Seasonally, men and women attempt qualifying rounds for their sport and, regardless of talent and strength, do not pass their event. However, every four years, some have the opportunity to represent their country at Olympic Games participating in a sport they love, even if they are not competing.

Running for gold

La Verne alumna Lenore Moreno competes in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials Saturday in Los Angeles.

Swimmer integrates healthy habits

Achieving 2014 and 2015 Female Athlete of the Year and All-American status is not the end for Maddie Lovrensky, as she hopes to be a part of the United States Olympic Team.

Smith and Alvarez analyze sports culture

Head softball coach Julie Smith and Paul Alvarez, director of the Athletic Training Education Program, spoke at the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spots lecture Thursday about the affect of politics upon international sports.

Lovrensky sees Olympic trials in future

Sophomore swim team member Madeline Lovrensky had a record setting season, capturing the SCIAC title for the 100 and 200-yard backstroke for the second year in a row, giving her four individual conference titles. She has not been beaten in a SCIAC event in her two years at La Verne.

Gay athletes find ‘Fearless’ way to speak up

Students and student athletes filled Villalobos Hall at Whittier College on Tuesday to hear Jeff Sheng, the creator of “Fearless,” speak.

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