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Friday, July 19, 2019

Louisville Women's Golf -- Chapter 8 in Jared's History of UofL women's sports -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE



A HISTORY OF LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S GOLF


Happy Friday and welcome to another session of A History of Louisville Women’s Sports. We hit the two-thirds mark as we hit Chapter 8. Today, we look at Women’s Golf. For the rest of the article we will refer to them simply as “Golf”.

When Tom Jurich was first hired as athletic director at UofL in October of 1997,, he soon added three teams. Golf was one of those. Kelley Meyers (later Rothberg) was tabbed the head coach. Their inaugural season was in 2000, where they finished second in Conference USA. Katherine Mowat also won an individual conference championship while Meyers was named Conference USA Coach of the Year. She would lead them to an NCAA Regional the very next year.

In the fall of 2002, Louisville hosted its first Cardinal Cup, a popular tournament still hosted today. They competed at a golf course in Simpsonville, KY, then owned by University Clubs of America.

It wasn’t until 2006 when golf won its first conference championship, claiming the Big East title down in Florida. Adrienne White also won the Cards’ first individual Big East title that year.

Courtney Trimble took over as head coach over the summer of 2012. She held that position through this
most recent, before stepping down to enjoy life. The Cards have several seasons where they were ranked in the Top 25 under Trimble and advanced to the NCAA Championships in the spring of 2018.

Whitney WadeYoung will take over as head coach for the start of next season. She has been an assistant with Louisville since 2017.

The University of Louisville Golf Club has been around longer than many think. It was originally constructed in 2001 by University Clubs of America and Palmer Golf Management operates the facilities.  It was bought by Champions Way LLC in 2003 and they owned the place for about a decade. UofL bought the property in early 2014 and re-branded the facility as the UofL Golf Club. Both the women’s and men’s teams have used the facility since it first opened but have been able to officially call it home since then. The course is open to members and other events when UofL is not using it.

Many excellent golfers have stepped foot on campus over the years. Meghan Little was one of the biggest names early on. Little won several titles early on and competed in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Adrienne White was teammates with a little for a while and won a conference championship.

Cindy LaCrosse came in a couple years later and won a school record four tournaments in her career. She ended up with many other UofL records during her time. Sara-Maude Juneau and Laura Anderson are both in this decade and made headlines when they played internationally and combined to win four consecutive tournaments in 2009. Emily Haas came in just a few years ago and earned several Big East honors and owns the Cardinal Cup record at 209.

The 2019-20 squad features several golfers quite capable of shooting low scores. Returnees include Margot Bechadergue, Lauren Hartlage, Mairead Martin, Delaney Shah and Lauren Thibodeau. Their season takes place basically all year round and will start on Sept 9th in the Minnesota Invitational.

Hartlage recently qualified for her third straight appearance in the US Women's Amateur. The event takes place August 9-11 at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi. Thibodeau is listed as an alternate for the field of 156. 

We rarely get out to the UofL Golf Club to do live in-person coverage events like we do many other sports but the location is a beautiful one to visit. Make sure to head out to Simpsonville to see the Cards in action. Make a pit stop at the outlet mall to go shopping while out there. The adidas store usually has some affordable UofL gear in stock.





RADIO DAYS


Jared's Fan Club watching the show from across the street
You can catch the A-team on air for the second straight week tomorrow on The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. .

The show starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and can be accessed many different ways.

www.wchqfm.com is the stations website and the show can be accessed there. It is also on Facebook Live. In the Louisville area, we're on FM at 100.9 and you can download the WCHQ app at the site and listen that way.


A bit of warning about our summer feature which you are welcome to participate in. A little bird is whispering in my ear that the Worldwide Cardinal Couple quiz MIGHT BE ABOUT MASCOTS.




Happy Friday and Go Cards

Jar-head

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bionca Dunham Interview -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


"B" IS PLANNING A SURPRISE FOR CARDINAL FANS

Wednesday morning found me on the UofL Belknap Campus, arriving safely after the pigs made a break for it on I-65 earlier in the day. The destination was the SAC Building and the new, spacious office of Louisville women's basketball S.I.D. Nick Evans -- located on the second floor of the multi-purpose building. 

The objective was an interview with student-athlete and rising senior Bionca Dunham. What ensued was a pleasant and informative 10 minute chat about her, her life, her beliefs and the revealing of a surprise about her and basketball. 

What is the surprise? Well, you'll have to listen to our chat at the link below: 

BIONCA DUNHAM INTERVIEW

Dunham's role on the 2019-20 version of the Cards is multi-faceted. Her rebounding will be essential. Her role as a leader will be needed and expected. 

The Philly native started 31 of 36 games last year for the Cards, averaging about 22 minutes a night -- fifth highest on the team. Her 7.6 points per game was tied for fifth-best on the squad (with Jazmine Jones)...and she grabbed 169 rebounds, which was third highest on the team.

We went with her nickname "B" during the interview and the Cardinal coaches and squad will "be" expecting "B" to "be" aggressive, a leader and a force in the paint. Her effort is certainly no "B" grade, though...straight "A's" for her in hard work, perseverance and dedication during her past three years is the determination of the facts, as I see it.   

Majoring in criminal justice, "B" aspires to "be" a crime scene investigator after giving professional basketball a whirl. Who knows, maybe she and Jaz will open a private-eye firm together---combing solving criminal cases along with a pretty effective inside-outside game. 

One thing is fairly certain, "B"'s effectiveness this final year for her could "be" a huge factor in Louisville getting to the Final Four. And, if her secret weapon comes full circle...a lot of opposing players and coaches could "be" looking at each other and asking themselves..."who done it"? 


(A special "Thank You" to Nick Evans for making the arrangements for the interview and the photos in today's article).  


Paulie
xxxxx




Wednesday, July 17, 2019

News on Norika....Around Campus -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Norika Konno at FIBA U19 World Cup



To start with, I just want to give everyone a heads up that “Norika” keeps wanting to autocorrect to “not okay”. Seeing that we will hopefully be talking about one of our newest women’s basketball players for the next four years go ahead and make note of that on your (not so) smart devices.

However, Konno is in the news for something good. FIBA released a list of 19 players to watch at the U19 World Cup at the end of July and the lone Louisville Cardinal represented was one of them. FIBA had the following to say about Konno:

“Intensity, speed, scoring, a three-point danger and always crashing the boards well for her positions, she can be a basketball dynamite on any given day.”

You can see Konno with Team Japan while Jeff Walz corrals Team USA. The event will be held July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand.( Let’s hope the Wolfpack from the  movie Hangover doesn’t decide to make a guest appearance)!

Welcome Back to Campus


I decided to check out what all the brouhaha was about surrounding these new electric scooters popping up on campus and in the city. You download an app, sync your bank card information and can ride around for so much money per minute. It’s pretty neat and gave me a great opportunity to explore campus earlier in the week.

During my travels it seemed summertime campus was not as quiet as it may seem. Several of our UofL teams are hard at work preparing for upcoming seasons. Field hockey had a full-on practice going on. Lacrosse was in the midst of a camp with Coach Teeter and his hat standing at midfield. I ran into Emina Ekic near campus, who told me they’ve been working on conditioning with lots of running. I didn’t stay to talk to her for more than a minute or so -- as my scooter was on the clock.

It’s nice to see players back on campus and teams preparing for the upcoming seasons. It means fall sports start soon and for us at Cardinal Couple, it can’t come soon enough!

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for Paulie's interview with Bionca Dunham.

Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!

Jared

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dani Busboom Kelly headed to Ft. Lauderdale -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE



Cards Volleyball Skipper To Coach at USA Volleyball High Performance Championships

Another UofL head coach, another USA gig. 

This time it's Dani Busboom Kelly but she won't have to travel nearly as far as Jeff Walz has to perform duties with student-athletes.

Busboom-Kelly will coach with the USA High Performance National Team athletes in Fort Lauderdale, FL from July 18-22. The competition is designed for Volleyball student-athletes that are looking to play against equally talented, top flight competition. The ultimate goal is the Olympics or the USA National team for the participants, as well as giving the coaches a chance to get more familiar with USA Volleyball. 

Dani coached the US Collegiate National team to a gold medal in July 2018 at the European Global Challenge in Croatia. 


Interesting to note that there will be three different types of volleyball at the performance championships...indoor, beach and sitting. 

We wish Coach Dani a safe and productive time in Florida. 


IN THE 'HUNT' FOR TRIO OF TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOLERS

We don't "do" a lot of recruiting news here at CARDINAL COUPLE, but it seems that the Cards are interested a trio of girls who play for the same AAU team and are 2020 prospects. 

The three with 2021 recruit Raven Johnson after taking gold
in the 3X3 U 18 Championships. 
Madison Hayes, Treasure Hunt and Olivia Cochran all play for FBC Hunt on the AAU circuit. They were former teammates of new Cardinal Elizabeth Balogun. Cochran is currently ranked #21 in the ESPN HoopGurlz 2020 rankings. Hayes, who was also Tennessee's Class 3A Miss Basketball last year checks in with a #25 ranking and Hunt is listed at #36. 

Louisville has just one 2020 commit so far...6'1" Canadian standout Merissah Russell. 

The Cards currently have five players in their final year of eligibility on the 2019-20 roster in Jazmine Jones, Bionca Dunham, Yacine Diop, Kylee Shook and Jess Laemmle. Word on two of the three recent transfers into the program and their 2019-20 eligibility (Liz Dixon, Elizabeth Balogun) is expected in latter July. 


Have a teriffic Tuesday

Paulie
xxxxx 


Monday, July 15, 2019

Compiling a "Best of" list no easy task -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


SHE WAS THE BEST AT...

When one looks at the 12 sports that UofL competes in for NCAA DI athletes, there are an incredible amount of athletes to consider over the years. In women's basketball alone, since 1975, there are almost 225 letter-winners.

So, to pick a "she was the best at" list isn't an easy thing to do. I'll offer some candidates, though, for each sport and give my pick. Feel free to chime in on your agreements and disagreements in the comments section. Since rowing and track & field are so heavily dependent on multiple and many student athletes to compile a result, I'll skip trying to pick a "best of" in those two areas. 

CROSS COUNTRY

I'll present the names Michelle Molodyna and Dorcas Wasike as a couple of candidates here but I think Wasike is the "best ever" in Louisville women's cross country. ACC Runner of the Year in 2018, All-American and lowest time in the 5K, she has a season left to compete. 

FIELD HOCKEY

There is one name that comes to mind immediately: Ayeshia McFerrran.  "The best goalkeeper in the world" gets my vote...but the offensive stats of Jessica Javelet (2003-06) and her record of 176 goals is worth noting. Nicole Woods made the All-ACC team three years in a row and that is an incredible accomplishment. I go with McFerran, though.

GOLF

Three viable choices here with current rising senior Lauren Hartlage, Cindy LaCrosse (2005-09) and Sara Maude-Juneau (2007-11). LaCrosse has the most "wins' by far with 3092, and the highest win percentage...so I will go with her but a strong senior season out of Hartlage could replace her. 

LACROSSE



I had to cut my list to five players here and they are all very good at what they did. Bergan Folly, Tessa Chad, Nikki Boltja, Kay Morissette and Hannah Koloski were leaders and stars. Maybe my pick here is a bit biased, but no one could take a game over like Kay Morissette (2013-16) and that's my choice, although one could make an argument for any of the five listed. 


SOCCER


Charlyn Corral (2012-13), Gabrielle Vincent (2015-18) and Christine Exeter (2010-13)  are three players that set the course of Louisville women's soccer excellence. Erin Yenney and Emina Ekic deserve recognition, too, for their UofL careers....but Corral accomplished so much in just two years -- it's hard to take anyone above her. 

SOFTBALL

Once again, a wealth of talent to choose from in two decades. Alicja Wolny (2010-13) and Melissa Roth (2007-10) led the team in batting for three years and Kristin Wadwell has the career pitching records in games started, innings pitched, shutouts and wins. Aja Sherman, Nicole Pufahl, Chelsea Bemis, Marysa Becker, Katie Keller and Tori Collins also had incredible careers at Louisville. I'll go with Wadwell, since pitching is maybe the biggest key in winning softball games. A tough call. 

SWIMMING AND DIVING


Not much competition here, as Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia career at UofL speaks for itself. Mallery Comerford, Andrea Cottrell and Tanja Kyllianen all deserve a shout out of recognition for their accomplishments as student-athletes, as well.


TENNIS

Rebecca Shine, Julia Fellerhoff, Julie Guess, Meg Peavy and Mariana Humberg made my final five. Fellerhoff (2011-14) was All-Conference all four years at UofL (Big East and AAC) and also Freshman of the Year. She edges out Peavy, who had an incredible 100-20 record in three years. 

VOLLLEYBALL

Lola (Arslanbekova) Robison, Tess Clark, Katie George, Molly Sauer and Melanie McHenry accomplished many things and have received many honors at UofL. 2145 kills is a stat that will be hard to beat, though, and it was Lola who accomplished that from 2009-12.. She gets my nod as "best ever" in Volleyball . McHenry has been a strong force for three years, though, and a big senior season just might have her taking over as my "Best of". 

BASKETBALL


Angel McCoughtry, Asia Durr and Shoni Schimmel made my top three list here. 2779 points scored in a career will probably never be topped, though...so I go with #35 Angel McCoughtry. 

The skill, determination and hard work from McCoughtry these many years is something any basketball player can learn from and adapt as a guide to success. 





Got a different take on any of these? Let me know. After all, as we say on our radio show..."You are Cardinal Couple and we never forget that." 


Paulie
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wishing Well to the WUGs -- SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

WUGs Wrapups


We've been covering the World University Games, which are formally called the 30th Summer Universiade.  "The WUGs" is so much more fun to say, though.

Alas, the games are wrapping up, with the last competition and closing ceremonies happening today.

Case covered the results for Molly Fears in Diving yesterday, graciously leaving me the volleyball competition to recap.

Of course, if you have read or tuned in to Cardinal Couple regularly, you know the Tori Dilfer was one of the setters on the women's volleyball team at the WUGs this summer as part of the US Collegiate National Team program.

The results, to my mind, were a little disappointing.  The US team faced 5 different opponents in 6 matches, and finished the competition in 9th place.

The format of the competition is a little unusual, but laudably designed to give every team a chance toplay the same number of matches.  16 teams are divided into 4 pools of 4 teams each.  After pool play a tournament bracket is seeded with all 16 teams.  At each match of the tournament bracket, the bracket is split in half with winners advancing to matches competing for higher finishes, and losers dropping to compete for lower overall finishes.  Coming out of a tough Pool D with Japan, Italy, and Switzerland, the US had a record of 1-2, meaning they were seeding in the bottom half of the bracket, competing for positions 9-16.  In the bracket, the US won out, beating the Ukraine to move up to competing for positions 9-12, Argentina to be able to compete for positions 9 and 10, and finally a rematch with Switzerland to win the 9th place finish.

Individual stats are not available for the matches, so we have very little feel for how Tori did with the team, but are confident she represented the Cards well.  We look forward to see her on the floor at "L&N Federal Credit Union Arena" nee Cardinal Arena in 34 days for the Red and Black scrimmage and in 41 days for her first official match as a Cardinal against Miami (OH).

Cardinal Couple Circus


I would say the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour went off the rails yesterday, but, really, I don't think it was ever on the rails to begin with.  Paulie, Case, Jared, and myself were in studio.

We had a lots of fun, oh so much fun, and ragged on Paulie quite a bit, but thankfully there are not a lot of sporting events to talk about.  We did catch up on some basketball news, mostly Cards in the Pros, with updates on Sam Fuerhing heading to Germany, and then veering wildly (though with connections every step of the way) to Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe and the US Women's National Team in Soccer.

Strap in and check it out, and match up with us in the Cardinal Couple Quiz.

Case blew the bonus question and I won the quiz in the bottom of the ninth.



Link Below: 

-- 
JMcA

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Quick News Roundup -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

It's been a surprisingly busy week for current and former Louisville Cardinals across all sports considering we are in the heat of summer. I'll leave the volleyball news from the World University Games to Jeff for tomorrow, but plenty happened this week otherwise. Let's take a quick look. 

Swimming/Diving at the WUGs


Three former and current Cards took on the world in Italy during the World University Swimming and Diving events. Diver Molly Fears was the University of Louisville's first diver ever to compete for the USA. She ultimately finished 11th. Daniel Sos and Gregory Tarasevich represented Hungary and Russia, respectively. Sos finished 6th in the 200m IM and 19th in the 400m IM while Tarasevich earned a gold medal and two silver medals in the 100m backstroke, the 200m backstroke, and the 4x100 medley relay.

Hartlage Heading Back to Amateur Championship


Lauren Hartlage will be making her third straight appearance in the USGA Women's Amateur Championship after she finished tied for first in the Walnut Grove Country Club Sectional Qualifier in Dayton, Ohio. Hartlage shot a 3-under and, coincidentally, tied for first out of 75 competitors with a person right next to her in the alphabet. While Hartlage finished with a 69 on the 18 hole course, I shot a beautiful 64 on the par 3, 9 hole course by my house yesterday. I'd say I'm right on her heels. Fellow Cardinals Delaney Shah and Lauren Thibodeau will compete in their own sectional qualifier in Massachusetts on Monday. They'll be fighting to join Hartlage in the 156 player field for the tournament, which will take place August 5-11 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.

Fuehring Leaving the States


After being cut by the Washington Mystics, Sam Fuehring was unable to land a contract with another WNBA team for this season. According to her Twitter, Fuehring was quite frustrated with the fact that she had to get a job when she clearly believed that she should be playing professional basketball. This is a common trend for athletes (the Knicks should sign Russ Smith) and you can never fault them for believing in their abilities. Fuehring's call to the basketball universe was answered, as she has agreed to a contract with Eisvogel USC Freiburg in the German DBBL. Fuehring will join former Cardinal Peyton Siva in Germany, who has thrived in his opportunity in Deutschland. Siva recently resigned for a two year extension with Alba Berlin. Here's hoping Sam enjoys her time across the pond as much as Siva and can carve out a place for herself in the league.

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour


The A-Team is back in the studio today after a few mix and match weeks. Daryl will be down on the Waterfront getting her Forecastle on (stay hydrated all you hooligans heading out there), but Paulie, Jeff, Jared, and I will bring you the joy and excitement of Louisville women's sports during the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. We'll have plenty of news and prognostications to discuss, and we'll even have the patented Worldwide Quiz. Tune in to WCHQ FM at 11AM via 100.9FM, the WCHQ App, wchqfm.com, or on Facebook Live.
Until next time, Go Cards!
-CH-

Friday, July 12, 2019

A History of Louisville women's sports Chapter 7 - Lacrosse -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


A History of Louisville Women’s Sports Chapter 7: Lacrosse


Happy Friday and welcome to chapter 7 of our history lessons! Today we look at a team that is barely a decade old. The lacrosse team is one of the newest sports at UofL.

"All the way" Kay -- The best ever to step on the LLS turf.
In 2008, Louisville founded a women’s lacrosse team. They found success right away, winning their inaugural game 21-3 against Bryant. They went on to finish the year 12-4.

The Louisville Lacrosse Stadium (LLS) was constructed specifically for the lacrosse team, making it one of the few lacrosse-only facilities in the country. Many schools use a multi-purpose field that has served host to other sports such as track and field, field hockey and soccer. It is an all-turf field with bleacher seating. A press box was added a few years ago.

Louisville has faced 48 opponents in program history. They hold a winning record against 33 teams and are tied with one.

Kellie Young was the first of two coaches in program history. During her 10-year run she had one losing season. The Cards saw Top 10 rankings on several occasions and were a threat in a strong Big East Conference. Young oversaw the transition to the ACC. The AAC does not field women’s lacrosse so the Cards went straight from the Big East to the ACC. Young was relieved of her duties following the 2017 season due to an investigation regarding mistreatment of players.

Scott Teeter came to Louisville in 2018 and has been the head coach for two seasons. Teeter game from Canisius and was head coach of the Canadian National Team. He has spent the last two seasons focused on rebuilding a program that lost over half of its roster. He is set to start season three during the spring of 2020.

This past season saw a couple program scoring records broken. Tessa Chad set records with most goals scored in a game, most goals scored in a single half and most goals scored in a season.

Another big time player was Kaylin Morissette. She is now an assistant coach, making her the first former player to become a coach at Louisville lacrosse. She also played for and coached with Teeter during some Canisius and CNT days. Morissette dominates the record sheet in ground balls and is high on the all-time scoring list.

The pride of Lakeville, MN -- Hannah Koloski
Bergan Foley, Faye Brust and Hannah Koloski also find themselves high on several record sheets in terms of scoring. Monica Negron was a key defender for Louisville Lax from 2011-14, garnered several Big East honors and is still on campus as an assistant director for student-athlete leadership and development. She also serves as a "spotter" for home lacrosse games. 

Lacrosse games are free admission and we should see a few of them make it on TV on the new ACC Network next spring. You can often find many of us at Cardinal Couple out at the LLS covering our lax team.


RADIO


The A-team will be back in the studio Saturday for another episode of The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour.

Come join us at 11 a.m.-- locally on on WCHQ 100.9 FM, or wtch us on Facebook Live. You can download the WCHQ app or listen live at the station website  wchqfm.com. Paulie has a quiz planned for the "knuckleheads" that you can play along with and the boys have been encouraging me to bring in the euphonium and deliver a song or two.  

Happy Friday and Go Cards!

Jared

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jazmine Jones Interview -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


JAZMINE JONES INTERVIEW


On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity and pleasure of sitting down with Jazmine Jones to ask a series of questions . We talked about the past, present and future for the rising senior out of Tallahassee, FL.  

The questions covered a wide array of subject matter, including a typical day in her life, who her role models are, her favorite memories (so far) as a student-athlete here at Louisville and what is important to her in her life. 

The interview is at the link below: 

LINK:  JAZMINE JONES INTERVIEW

Special thanks to Nick Evans, UofL WBB SID -- and, of course Jazmine for making this possible! 

Photos credit: Nick Evans






Have a terrific Thursday !!

Paulie

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Student-Athlete Success -- USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Making The Grades


We all know how talented our Cardinals are. But it should come as no surprise that they’re equally talented on the academics side. We often praise how smart and hard-working the student-athletes are and the latest news from UofL only supports our claim.

378 Cardinals were named to the ACC Honor Roll. 378!

There was a conference record 4769 student-athletes on the list this year. Among 15 schools that averages out to about 318 student-athletes per school. UofL was 60 higher than that.

The 378 is also an increase from last year where 364 student-athletes made the list.

I did not have the time to go sport-by-sport to see how many players from each sport made it or the percentage of players from a respective sport to make it but each sport’s list seems pretty close to a full roster. Women's basketball's list is quite impressive with Alexis Barlow, Arica Carter Asia Durr, Lindsey Duvall Dana Evans, Sam Fuehring, Jazmine Jones, Jessica Laemmle, Molly Lockhart, Seygan Robins, Mykasa Robinson, and Kylee Shook all making the honor roll. 

The qualifications are that a student maintain a 3.0 or better grade-point average for the entire academic year. 

A major congratulations and hats off to each of those student-athletes for their hard work off the field/court/water..


USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team

I’m trying to leave most of the volleyball news to Jeff this summer but I figure it’s early enough in the week to give it a mention.

Tori Dilfer and the USA Collegiate National Team took down Ukraine Monday. They won 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18) to advance to the semifinal.

Although no stats were provided it was noted that 11 of the 12 players on the roster recorded a kill including our own Dilfer. 

USA squared off against Argentina during the day yesterday but no results have been posted from UofL yet.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Paulie's interview with WBB's Jazmine Jones and Friday for A History of Louisville Women’s Sports Chapter 7!

Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!

Jared

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A Cardinal Couple Reader Quiz -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


BUT, PAULIE...IT'S SUMMER !!



On The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour each week, during the summer months, I present a quiz to the group that is in the studio with me. it's a fun way to learn a little bit about the women's sports on the UofL campus and also sparks a little bit of rivalry and competition between the "A-Team" members. 

Our listeners and viewers on Facebook Live do pretty well on it also. Unless they are lying to us or "googling" the answers. 

I know, I know...it's summer and you've put down the books and are enjoying a break from academia -- if you're a student -- for awhile, but it never hurts to stay sharp and keep the gray matter active. So, I'm offering a quiz for the readers today. We'll have ten questions, you get 10 points for each correct answer and there is a bonus at the end that can either get you 20 points or lose you 20 points.

You have the option of "passing" on the bonus, but no one ever does, it seems. 

Answers are at the end of today's article. Good luck and here we go: 

Today's quiz is about the UofL Campus(es) 

1) The main campus at the University of Louisville is known as: 

(A) Unitas Campus  (B) Belknap Campus (C) Brakemeier Campus  (D) UPS Campus

2) Which of these facilities was constructed pre-2001? 

(A) Lynn Stadium  (B) Bass-Rudd Tennis Center  (C) Louisville Lacrosse Stadium  (D) Don Fightmaster Playground

3)  The Marshall Center serves as: 

(A) Headquarters for the Campus Police  (B) Information technology (C) Dining for campus residents  (D) A strength and conditioning center for UofL athletes

4) Which one of these facilities is the home for Louisville Volleyball? 

(A) The LG&E Arena  (B) The Red Barn  (C) The L&N Federal Credit Union Arena  (D) The Ford Truck Plant Coliseum

5) If you are attending A Louisville Field Hockey match on campus, you are at: 

(A) Sowry Stadium  (B) Cardinal Park  (C) McFerran Stadium  (D) Trager Stadium 

6) If you wanted to watch Celene Funke hit a triple... you'd go to: 

(A) Jim Patterson Stadium  (B) Churchill Downs Infield  (C) Ulmer Stadium  (D) Cardinal Park

(7) Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence is: 

(A) On the south side of Cardinal Stadium  (B) Directly across from the University Club  (C) Attached to Lynn Stadium  (D) Moving to the KFC YUM! Center in 2021. 

(8) The Shelbyhurst Campus is located: 

(A) In Shelbyville, KY  (B) In New Albany  (C) Off Shelbyville Road  (D) At the corner of Shelby Street and Hurstbourne Ln. 

(9)  What statue is in front of Grawemeyer Hall? 

(A) Louie the Cardinal Bird  (B) The Thinker (C) The Vince Tyra Statue  (D) Johnny Unitas

(10)  The now-razed Crawford Gym housed all these activities...except for: 

(A) Tennis  (B) Racquetball  (C) Swimming  (D) Basketball


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   OPTIONAL BONUS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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(A) The Red Barn  (B) The Shelby Campus  (C) Where Cardinal Stadium is today  (D) In Fern Creek


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1) B.  Belknap Campus

2) B.  Bass-Rudd, in 2000

3) D.  Strength and Conditioning

4) C.  L&N 

5) D.  Trager Stadium

6) C.  Ulmer Stadium

7) A.  south side of Cardinal Stadium

8) C.  off Shelbyville Road

9) B.  The Thinker

10) A. Tennis

BONUS:  B. The Shelby Campus


SCORE CLASSIFICATION


100-120.   You're a whiz quiz kid !! You get the Paulie Award for Quiz Excellence and we'll send you a picture of the one-eared, toothpick-holding bear !!

80-90.  Not a bad score. You know your UofL history and landmarks. We'll list your name on Case Hoskins Wall of Fame and send Jared out to take your picture. 

50-70. We'll pass you, but study hall and tutoring is in order for you. Report to the Cardinal Couple Chimps Counselling Services...located underneath the House of Cards. 

20-40. I know. You don't wanna talk about it. Go do some yard work. 

0-10.  Hello, UK fan. Thanks for stopping by! 


Have a terrific Tuesday! Let us know how you did in the comments section ! 

Paulie  












Monday, July 8, 2019

What They Are Doing Today -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


WHAT THEY ARE DOING TODAY -- JAZZ COVINGTON


Before The KFC YUM! Center and before Jeff Walz found his way to Louisville -- there was a bonafide star on the University of Louisville women's basketball squad. It was silky, smooth forward Jazz Covington, out of Adel, GA. 

Recruited to Louisville by Martin Clapp, Jazz found a new and different coach in place when she arrived on campus for the 2003-04 season. Tom Collen was the Cardinal WBB coach, but Covington soon found her way as a Cardinal leader. she averaged 16.1 pts. as a freshman and 8.2 rebounds. 

The Cards went to the NCAA tournament each of her final three years at Louisville and she ended her career with 1805 points and 942 rebounds. With Angel McCoughtry as a teammate her final two years, her numbers dropped a bit her senior season but she was the Cards leading scorer in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, plus having the highest field goal % those years. 

After her student/athlete time at Louisville, the WNBA did not come calling, though.  Europe did, however, and Covington became a "journeyman" of sorts, with her first stop at the Belgian team Elfrid Friborg. In 2008-09, she moved to Hameenmaa (Finland) and 2009-10 found her averaging over 16 points per game for Spanish powerhouse Cadi La Seu 'd Urgell. 

Jazz's "tour of Europe" next stop was France and the Hainaut squad for 2010-11. She did return to Spain for 2011-12, playing for Mann Filter Zaragoza...then spent the summer in Mozambique at Desportivo Maputo. In 2012-13, she remained in Spain but played for Cadi ICG Software. She was on the team that won the Swiss Championships in 2013-14 Helios VS) and averaged `15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds for them. 


Back to France for 2014-15 and a stint with COB Calais and then to spain again for a season with Campus Promete in 2015-16. 

The last two seasons, Covington has played in Turkey, first with Edirnespor and then with Izmit-Belediyesi. In 2018, she played for the Turkish Super League Championship with Izmit-Belediyesi. 

Honesstly, there just isn't a whole lot out on the internet. A scan of her Facebook Page doesn't show any activity since December 2018. I'm not sure if the business she founded and owns "Dream It- Claim It" is still functioning...but the company mission statement:

 "designed to positively inspire and assist people of all ages to believe in their dreams, pursue that dream, persevere and never stop dreaming." is certainly a paragraph of words we all can use for inspiration and ones to reflect on. 

Jazz's dream was quite basic. To play and succeed at the game she loves. She's pursued it in more countries than I'll ever see and had some incredible experiences along the way.  

This is the second time we've "caught up" with Jazz. My article from 2011 is linked up below: 

Jazz -- 2011

Here's to continued success for Jazz!

paulie
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