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UChicago Volleyball’s Ellie Alden Named First Team All-Region, H.M. All-American

2021 AVCA All-Americans / All-Region CHICAGO – University of Chicago’s Ellie Alden earned Honorable Mention All-American and First Team All-Region status from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Alden controlled both sides of the net as the top attacker and a defensive anchor for the Maroons throughout the 2021 season. The junior middle blocker was the team leader with 263 ...

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Honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna: Neeraj Chopra

The 23-year old Chopra, who became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games, is among the 12 sportspersons named for the country’s highest sporting award. Named for the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna after winning a historic gold in the Tokyo Olympics, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday said that he ...

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Fourth Annual NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week Campaign

CHICAGO — University of Chicago Athletics & Recreation will be participating in the fourth-annual NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign from October 19-21, 2021. Starting Tuesday, student-athletes are encourged to tell stories about their identities and experiences that has helped shaped them into the person that they are today.  “UChicago Athletics is focused on cultivating an inclusive environment where individuals ...

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Gailey jolts Praveen in triple jump

Gailey Venister Devasahayam, a former high jumper, shocked National Open champion Praveen Chithravel and won the triple jump with a personal best 16.20m in the National under-23 athletics championships here on Wednesday. While Praveen, who hit a personal best 16.88m at the National Open, had a foul-ridden series with just one legal jump, Gailey was in his best form with ...

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UChicago Introduces 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago announced the 19th induction class of its Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday. Ruth Grulkowski (class of 1952) was one of the nation’s top athletes in women’s gymnastics. She was first introduced to the sport when she joined UChicago’s Acrotheatre and thrived under the tutelage of coaches Erwin “Bud” Beyer (UChicago Athletics Hall of Famer) ...

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Tebego and Clayton emerge the fastest

After the opening day’s high, there was a bit of a low for India at the World Athletics under-20 championships in Nairobi on Thursday with Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal finishing last in the men’s shot put. Amandeep, whose personal best 19.15m came in the under-20 Federation Cup early this month, could manage only 17.08 in his lone legal throw (third) in ...

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First major test for long jumper Shaili

She is the under-18 World No. 2 this year, the u-20 Indian record holder and the National champion in women’s section. And the World Athletics (u-20) championships, which begin in Nairobi on Wednesday, will be long jumper Shaili Singh’s first major test. With a 6.48m effort at the inter-State Nationals in June, the 17-year-old is the fifth-best jumper in the ...

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Iran’s athletes could soon be competing in Indian meets

Iran’s former Olympic discus throw silver medallist Ehsan Hadadi, the Asian Games champion, and former Asian 100m champion Hassan Taftian could soon be competing in athletics meets in India. The Athletics Federation of India and the Athletics Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a cooperation agreement to support each other. The agreement will see athletes from both ...

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Emma Griffith Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

CHICAGO – University of Chicago’s Emma Griffith was selected as a nominee for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletic excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college student-athletes. A total of 535 women were nominated this year from across all three divisions ...

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