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Fate and friendship thrive between Loyola tennis duo

Fate and friendship thrive between Loyola tennis duo

Sam Lucio

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

Imagine a friendship that was born at an elementary school, grew over tennis and was strengthened after moving from your small island hometown to an American port city. For two Loyola tennis players, this is a reality. Over 1,600 miles away from New Orleans, biology sophomore Koral Martinez and economics...

Women’s basketball wins third conference title in four years

Women’s basketball wins third conference title in four years

Andres Fuentes

March 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The season was filled with wins, conference awards, and broken records. But for the Wolf Pack women's basketball team, the only thing that satisfies their hunger are banners. This past past weekend, Loyola climbed the latter, cut down the basketball net, and took home the Southern States Athletic...

RoSha’e Gibson is the Voice of Loyola Athletics

RoSha’e Gibson is the Voice of Loyola Athletics

Cody Downey

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Ever since he roamed the halls of St. Augustine High School, mass communication sophomore RoSha’e “Ro” Gibson has had aspirations to showcase his love of sports. Although his talents were not suited for a court or field, he found skill and success in his voice and commentating abili...

Loyola baseball takes two losses against Martin Methodist

Loyola baseball takes two losses against Martin Methodist

Cody Downey

March 7, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Loyola baseball team went up against Martin Methodist in Pulaski, Tennessee over the weekend winning one out of three games. Game 1 saw a scoreless loss for Loyola as the Red Hawks took the win 3-0. The Wolf Pack only got two hits in the game because of the Red Hawks' pitching. However, head...

17 basketball players win conference awards

17 basketball players win conference awards

Andrew Lang

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Loyola basketball program had athletes on the men's and women's team honored for their individual success this season. Mass communication senior Zoie Miller won Player of the Year for the Southern States Athletic Conference as well as named First-Team All-Conference. Miller led all players...

Wolf Pack women’s team claims SSAC basketball title

Wolf Pack women’s team claims SSAC basketball title

Andres Fuentes

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

To claim their third title in the past four years, the Loyola women's basketball team defeated Martin Methodist Univerisity, 66-53 in the Southern States Athletics Conference Championships. The victory was secured by the senior duo Zoie Miller and Di'Mond Jackson. "It feels great. We've worked...

Di’Mond Jackson shines on the basketball team

Di’Mond Jackson shines on the basketball team

Ryan Micklin

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

For Di’Mond Jackson, college basketball has thrown its fair share of obstacles her way. However, her resilience has driven her to success as a leader for the Wolf Pack team. The biology senior played ball in a couple of places before being a part of the Wolf Pack. Jackson graduated from University...

Leah Banks closes Nationals with a PR

Leah Banks closes Nationals with a PR

Will Ingram

March 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track & Field

After her running streak of 12 Loyola track records broken throughout her collegiate career, mass communication junior Leah Banks was planning to shatter more records at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Indoor Track and Field Championships.The meet at Pittsburg, Kansas wa...

Swiming teams finish strong at NAIA National Championship

Swiming teams finish strong at NAIA National Championship

Andres Fuentes

March 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Loyola swim program, in their second year of existence, took home top-10 finishes for both teams while also shattering records in the process at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championships.The women's team placed 6th overall and the men's team took home 9th while...

Dance and Cheer teams steal the spotlight at Regionals

Dance and Cheer teams steal the spotlight at Regionals

Sam Lucio

March 2, 2018


Filed under Cheer and Dance, Showcase, Sports

    The Loyola dance and cheer teams strutted their stuff on the at the National Southeast Regional tournament. For their first time in the competition, the dance squad placed fourth overall and the cheer team finished in 11th place. The dance team had an overall score of 73.52 while the cheer team racked up 86.95...

Twin brothers help Loyola golf team to best season yet

Twin brothers help Loyola golf team to best season yet

Brian Wollitz and Seán Brennan

March 2, 2018


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

Philip and Mark Nijoka came to Loyola from St. John’s XXIII College Prep in Houston three years ago wanting two things: to attend college together and to push each other on the golf course. Since then — after dozens of tournaments, an unexpected coaching switch and countless hours spent at the...

Women’s basketball advances to second round of conference tournament

Women’s basketball advances to second round of conference tournament

Andrew Lang

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Loyola women's basketball team defeated Blue Mountain College, 80-53, to advance to the semifinal round of the Southern States Athletic Conference championship.The No. 2 seeded Wolf Pack team took down the No. 7 Lady Toppers with the help of their decorated players.Coming off of her conference P...

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