Inside a culture of flexibility for student-athletes

Every several weeks, it seems, another student-athlete scandal rocks a prestigious university. Most recently, five Notre Dame football players have been suspended from the team amid cheating allegations. This news broke just after the furor subsided from former University of North Carolina-Chapel

Women’s lacrosse recovers from loss of key players

The Swarthmore women’s lacrosse team entered the 2014 season facing the difficult task of replacing an outstanding senior class, headlined by star midfielder Annalise Penikis ’13. Head coach Karen Borbee implemented a two-pronged approach in an effort to remain successful in the

Women’s tennis blows past McDaniel for first conference victory

Swarthmore’s women’s tennis team won their first match of the spring in decisive fashion, defeating McDaniel 9-0. The Garnet were thoroughly dominant, winning every set and losing just eight games collectively. The victory provided the players with confirmation that their difficult non-conference

Tennis tests themselves against nation’s best

As millions of Americans filled out their NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets this week, a recurring dilemma likely cropped up for many of them. Whether one should put faith in a team like Wichita State, who went undefeated but did not face a

Men’s and women’s swimming primed to stay on top

Swarthmore’s swim team has been one of the College’s top athletic programs in recent years. The team’s 44 All-American awards since 1984 rank well ahead of any other Swarthmore program. With national recognition comes high expectations, making Swarthmore’s 5th  place women’s finish

Record-breaking stretch for Oppenheimer

For Jonas Oppenheimer ’15, the past month has been something special. The distance runner has set two individual school records, in the 800m run and the mile, and has helped his 800m relay team set a third record. Oppenheimer’s performances are a

A grand week for the Garnet

When Elle Larsen was fouled attempting a shot early on in last Thursday’s game at Johns Hopkins, the junior forward stepped to the line knowing that more than just a couple of free throws were on the line. Having already scored points

Indoor Track shines in New York

  For most athletes, the reward after a full season of hard work and dedication is a well-deserved offseason to rest and recover. For most runners however, there is no offseason: fall cross-country flows into indoor track which, come spring, will give

Both Men’s and Women’s Tennis Qualify for Playoffs

Both Swarthmore tennis teams earned spots in the Centennial Conference playoffs by virtue of their impressive regular seasons. The women blew through the Centennial Conference in the regular season, winning their first nine matches before falling Saturday to Johns Hopkins. Meanwhile, the