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Spotlight: Tommy Pitcher

The Grinnell men’s tennis team takes pride in recruiting a strong incoming class each year. Tommy Pitcher ’17, from Ames, Iowa and a doubles champion in high school,  is one of the highlights of this year’s recruiting class. With the men’s tennis season beginning this weekend, the S&B’s Ruth Wu ’17 had a chance to…

Swim team dominates

A week after a grueling, two-day home invitational, Grinnell’s swimmers and divers took a trip to the Twin Cities for a meet against Macalester College on Jan. 25. The Pioneers had a big numerical advantage over Macalester and swept the meet, setting five pool records and one new school record in the 1650-yard freestyle. The…

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Record Breaker

Pat Maher ’14 was not sure that he had tied the NCAA record for assists made in a basketball game until two minutes before the end of the second half. But by the time the buzzer sounded, the point guard had toppled the record for most assists in a single NCAA game, previously held by…

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Swim team makes annual trip south

While most students were still on winter break, a tour bus full of Grinnell swimmers was making the 27-hour drive from central Iowa to Naples, Fla. In the sunshine state, the team pushed through its traditional 10 days of intensive training. The team practiced twice a day, using an outdoor pool, although the weather often…

Women’s basketball collects first conference victory

In defeating Lawrence University this past weekend, the women’s basketball team improved to a 2-12 record for the season. The Pioneers’ 62-48 triumph last Saturday was the Pioneers’ first Midwest Conference victory. Abby Jaeger ’14 pulled out a 15-point, nine-rebound performance and Alissa Hirsh ’16, had a game-high 20 points for the Pioneers, complementing the…

Call a Timeout and Travel Back

As you look for that much needed study break after hours of last-minute cramming for your finals, make sure to check out Sam Dunnington’s ’14 Grinnell sports exhibit in the basement of Burling. The exhibit, “Grinnell’s Fall Sports, Way Back & Way, Way Back,” is located in Burling’s Iowa Room and is composed of team…

Spotlight: Cody Olson

Last Saturday, Dec. 7, Grinnell’s men’s basketball team suffered their first defeat of the season against nationally ranked St. Norbert College, losing narrowly in overtime. In one of their final leading moments of the second half, co-captain Cody Olson ’14 sank a much-needed three-pointer but it was unable to push the team to victory. Olson,…