FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Hello readers, and happy weekend! I was glad to unplug and get out of town last week and appreciate the gangs coverage. I saw a tweet the other day that said something about how it was engrained into our brains for 12 years how summer is this 'big break' or when we were supposed to go out and do all the things and I really felt that tweet. Of course it all revolves around the school-year and practically every sport season break so give us some summer picnics, movie premiers, pool days, traveling and lots of golf to fill in the blanks! Then the weeks just fly by don't they?
I did play pretty well in Florida last week. It was a scorcher down there but we got 36 holes in... I birdied on a Par 4 and pretty much played better than the other 5 on Thursday's 18. I also got invited back to the UofL Press Box Challenge again this year, which I am very much looking forward to in a few weeks. This event is what got me into golf to begin with! It will be my third year playing. I'm still chasing LPGA dreams, y'all!
(The ladies stole the show both
days out on the course!)
Track and Field
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
After winning the NCAA Championships Pole Vault. the redshirt senior from Grand Rapids, MI -- Gabi Leon can now add the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Southeast Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year as announced by the organization today. There are nine regions – Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain, Northeast, South, South Central, Southeast and West . Leon became the fourth-ever collegiate women's pole vaulter with three clearances of 4.60m (15' 1") and the only woman this season with three marks over 4.57m (15' 0").
ALL ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
UofL women's tennis player, Tatiana Simova, has been named to the All-ACC Academic Team. ACC Champion Duke led the league with seven players on the academic team. Duke's Chloe Beck has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
(We also successfully avoided the sunburn!)
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast - I'll be out again this weekend for our podcast with an appointment but the rest of the gang should be on the recording for this week. Stay hydrated in this heat and a friendly tip would be to carry a frozen water bottle whenever you have to leave the house and as my dermatologist would like to remind you, don't forget the sunscreen!