In Focus - Archives 2014

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Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Katherine Young
In Focus 05/05/2015

Looking back on one's childhood, most adults knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. For some this turned out to be true, for others new passions opened up doors unimaginable. Kansas sophomore Katherine Young is getting to experience both.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brittany Gomez
In Focus 05/01/2015

2015 has been an incredible season for Iowa State junior centerfielder Brittany Gomez. With three weeks to go in the regular season, the Cyclone is nearing in on and breaking a plethora of school records, some of which have gone undisturbed for over 35 years.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Chonlada Chayanun
In Focus 04/30/2015

Chonlada Chayanun knows her days teeing off for the Iowa State women's golf team are numbered. The senior from Thailand has a chance to lead the Cyclones to their second-ever NCAA Golf Championship just a year after she took them to their first appearance in school history.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Edward Kemboi
In Focus 04/29/2015

Iowa State senior middle distance runner Edward Kemboi has taken a different path than most to winning a national champ, but one that is worth it in the end.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Christina Hillman
In Focus 04/28/2015

A national championship is not something an athlete trains for in just an offseason or throughout a college career. It's a lifetime achievement that encapsulates years of hard work, preparation and mental toughness. Iowa State thrower Christina Hillman holds all good virtues of an accomplished athlete, but she does not simply identify as the 2014 NCAA indoor and outdoor shot put champion.

This Week's In Focus Institution Is Iowa State
In Focus 04/27/2015

Iowa State University will be spotlighted in a series of feature stories this week on ISU was established in 1858 in Ames, Iowa, and boasts an enrollment of 34,732.

Baylor Student Athlete Spotlight: Hayley Davis
In Focus 04/24/2015

Throughout her time at Baylor, Davis has earned numerous honors for her success in the classroom and on the golf course. Those accomplishments, as well as her willingness to listen, is what has made her an influential leader for the Lady Bears.

Baylor Student Athlete Spotlight: Theron Kay
In Focus 04/23/2015

Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach were all famous composers, but were not often mentioned in the same breath as baseball. Baylor pitcher and music composition major Theron Kay might just be out to reverse that trend.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Ross Vance
In Focus 04/17/2015

West Virginia University's left-handed pitcher Ross Vance has mastered his mental game through his journeys as a baseball player.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Sydney Scott
In Focus 04/16/2015

For Sydney Scott, approaching that steep hill on the cross country course or that final straightaway on the track isn't in the slightest bit intimidating.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Rachel Cokeley
In Focus 04/15/2015

It's an age-old story. A high school senior signs a letter of intent to a collegiate athletic program. The next year, she continues her career in a sport of her choice.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Hailey Barrett
In Focus 04/14/2015

The old cliché ‘do what you love and it won't feel like work,' is actually a reality for junior tennis player Hailey Barrett. Barrett stumbled into tennis at age five and quickly found a love for the game that still exists to this day.