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Ping Promrat has 21 articles published.

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U.S youth soccer system fails us

I spent my fall break in Chile and Argentina with my family, visiting my older sister, a fellow Swattie studying abroad. During our time in Buenos Aires, my dad and I, soccer fanatics, made sure to find a place to play against local Argentinians. As we wandered the streets of Palermo (the barrio we were… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Fall/Men/Sports

Athlete of the week: Mayank Agrawal ’18

Mayank Agrawal ’18, hailing from Sugarland, Texas, has contributed immensely to the Swarthmore Men’s Cross Country team throughout his four years with the program. Agrawal finished 24th overall in the Centennial Conference Championships this past Saturday, leading the Garnet to a fifth-place finish. Agrawal’s stellar performances were not limited to the Conference Championships: notable highlights… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Mehra den Braven ’20

Volleyball standout Mehra den Braven ’20 has thrived so far in her second year on the team. An outside hitter hailing from Santa Clara, Calif., den Braven has captured All-Tournament honors for the second straight weekend, as the Garnet have extended their record to 13-5 overall and remain undefeated at home. Den Braven has 218… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Michael Brown ’21

Golfer and first-year phenom Michael Brown ’21 has made a historic impact on the Garnet in his debut season so far. Hailing from Reading, Conn., Brown finished first overall Sept. 10 at the Swarthmore-Neumann Invitational in a field of 82 competitors, shooting a 68 overall, one stroke off the Swarthmore program record. He was named… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Riya Garg ’19

Field hockey player and Westlake Village, CA native Riya Garg has lead the team to a fantastic start in the 2017 season. Coming off of a stellar 2016 season in which she started every game she played, Garg has already registered two assists and a goal in the first three games of the year. The… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

A comprehensive analysis of athletes and their majors

Do all athletes really major in Economics? Conventional wisdom at many Division I schools might lead us to believe that yes, they do. Economics at most colleges and universities is perhaps the most popular major among athletes, with many Division I athletes following traditional business paths. A 2015 study in the Bleacher Report of the… Keep Reading

Columns

PC and URI’s Return to Relevancy

As another successful NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to a close, fans have been treated with last-second shots, final glimpses of NBA-bound stars, and Cinderella stories like the University of South Carolina and their run to the Final Four as a seven seed. Duke, a perennial tournament contender was ousted early. Villanova, the defending champions,… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

Tennis serves it up in sunny SoCal

While most of campus enjoyed a break off from school, the nationally ranked Swarthmore Men’s Tennis team hit the road, stopping in Virginia and then flying to California to compete against some of the top Division III tennis teams in the country. Last year, the Garnet spent most of their spring break in the Pacific… Keep Reading

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