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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Better than par...Louisville women's Golf -- Tuesday Cardinal Couple

Golf Academic Honors


Academic honors are becoming par for the course for the Women's Golf team, with four being named Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Academic Scholars.

Graduating seniors Emily Haas and Katie Petrino picked up two of the spots, with rising senior Laura Restrepo and rising junior Louise Oxner picked up the other two spots.  In just 3 years, head coach Courtney Trimble now can claim 13 players collecting this academic honor.  The four this year tops all of the 11 ACC schools with women's golf teams.

Collectively, the team sported a 3.72 GPA, which may be the highest of any sport at UofL (no details on that, yet, but that's a pretty impressive team score!)

And lest you think these folks are taking underwater basket weaving as a major, Haas graduated with a degree in Biology, Petrino in Business, and Restrepo and Oxner are working towards degrees in Finance.

Swimming The WUGs


Several UofL athletes are competing in the World University Games, and I'm doing my best to piece together ongoing results.

The US went 1-2 in the 200meter breast stroke prelims with UofL's Andrea Cottrell claiming the second spot.  The two US swimmers were in the same heat, so that bodes well for tomorrow's final in the event.

Meanwhile, Tanja Kylliainen finished in 10th in the finals for the 400meter Individual Medley, and 9th in the 200meter IM.  Tanja, always a Cardinal, is the WUGs representing Finland.

DREAM v TULSA

The Atlanta Dream look to keep the winning ways going when they host the Tulsa Shock tonight at 8 p.m. It'll be an ESPN2 game.

Tulsa is 8-4 but has lost Skylar Diggins for the rest of the reason. The Dream looks to get back to .500 (5-6) with a win tonight.

Anyone want to surmise on a over/under for Shoni playing time?
  

JMcA
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13 comments:

  1. Here's today's fun facts on WUGS Women's basketball. On the Czech team...the letters OVA are pretty popular in the last name. There are (5) Kova (2) Cova (2) Tova (1) Gova and (1) Lova. There is also a Nska.

    All (12) players first name end in "a".

    Former USF player and current WNBA player Inga Orekhova would feel right at home in this line up.

    Paulie

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    1. FYI. All women's name in the Czech language end with "ova" or sometimes simply "a" which can cause some confusion when dealing with western names. (When we worked there, it took a long time for me to get my health insurance card because the insurance office wasn't sure of my gender. Fortunately, I got it just in time to use it for a broken wrist.) A girl child has the ova distinction added to the father's last name - think Martina Navratilova. When she marries, she will take her husband's last name but add the ova to it. So, Inga Orekhova's father's surname would be Orekh. If she marries a man with the surname of Hrzan, she would become Hrzanova. You will find this in various languages, not just Czech.

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    2. Fascinating stuff...thank you for the explanation Vivian...or should I say Vivianova?

      Paaaulie

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    3. Do they still have a casanova that does the bossanova at Villanova?

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    4. Not sure...but Sonjaova Sykesova does a mean peppermint twist.

      Paulie

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  2. USA WBB WUGS are doing well in South Korea. Mercedes Russell dominating inside.

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  3. If Shoni has another game in which she plays two minutes and has two turnovers and no points she's on the path to be outta the league.

    The ATL starting point guard gift wrapped with a bow on top for her this season. All she had to do was show up and at least look like she was trying to be a pro. Instead she showed up totally unprepared for the season even after her very recent miserable showing in the NBA All Star Celebrity Game. I don't know who she is getting advice from but whoever it is either isn't telling her the truth or just doesn't care.

    She clearly thinks she can mail it in. I've always been a big fan but she's testing even serious Schimmel fans now. She needs to grow up and get with the program.

    Burn

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    1. I'm right there with you on the Shoni issue. She will always be one of my favorite U of L players and I think it is wonderful that she continues to give back to her Native American community. With that being said, she either wants a career in basketball or she doesn't. If she makes it through this season without being dropped from the Dream team, she needs to spend the off season playing over seas and get herself in shape. If not, don't take up a place on someone's roster when someone who really wants to contribute would love to have the chance.

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    2. Announcers for todays dream game said that coach sat her down 3 weeks ago and told her to get with a fitness program before she would be seeing playing time of any significance.
      It was then said that she is now on a 1300 calorie 2 a day work out program. Time will tell but i can't believe that she did not have lots of people giving her warnings this summer so she must have just blown them off because anyone that saw her talked about her weight.

      Shame.
      Think she is on her last winter to turn things around.

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  4. Shoni has always been gifted but she has never really been is shape. I watcher her inYUM this year and everybody on the opposing team could take her to the rim and score. Mainly because when they got to the rim, Shoni was a step behind them.

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  5. Ira Green, the Assistant SID for women's golf has confirmed that the 3.72 GPA for women's golf is indeed the highest of any sport at UofL.

    Impressive academic credentials for the golf clubbers.

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  6. As we like to say here at the ol' CC:

    Golf....it's a thinking man (and women's) game.

    Paulie

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  7. I said it before but I knew this Shoni thing was coming when she decided to hang out watching Jude play during the WNBA offseason instead of Europe. Diggins didn't do Europe after her first year and improved significantly but she trained like an animal.

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