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Carson Dunn is nominated for spot on Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

By Riley Murphy murphyri@grinnell.edu This summer, football receiver and team captain Carson Dunn ’18 was nominated for the prestigious Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes outstanding community service and leadership for college football players. Dunn was selected from thousands of proposed students to be one of fewer than 150 students nationwide acknowledged for exhibiting…

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Let’s talk about the 2017 NFL Draft

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu The 2017 NFL draft concluded last weekend and only time will tell which draftees will be busts, surprise hall of famers or never make it past training camp. This year’s draft was full of surprises, the most notable being its deviation from traditional draft classes. The Chicago Bearss are due to…

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Shannon Young breaks school record in steeplechase

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Last weekend at the Kip Janvrin Invitational, Shannon Young ’17 broke the Grinnell women’s track and field steeplechase record by more than three seconds. She finished in 11:21:80, beating the previous record and coming in third. “The record was held by Diana Seer [’15] and she broke it by 10 seconds…

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Men’s tennis wins conference, qualifies for national tournament

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Last weekend, the Grinnell men’s tennis team won the Midwest Conference Tournament for the fourteenth consecutive year. The team continued its legacy of success, beating Lawrence in the semifinals and Lake Forest in the finals. They will advance to the national tournament to compete against the best of the Division III…

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Melissa Anderson ’18 is a Hero

The S&B: How did it feel when you found out that you won the ‘Hero of the Week’ honor? Melissa Anderson: It actually felt really good, I didn’t really know about the award until my coach nominated me for it, and I saw on social media that she was trying to get attention brought to…

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Incoming class sets record for early decision committment

By Philip Kiely kielyphil@grinnell.edu The Grinnell College Athletic Department has used a variety of recruiting strategies to attract student athletes for the class of 2021. While each head coach is partially responsible for recruiting for their own team, the department works with the Office of Admissions to ensure a balanced incoming class of academically qualified…

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Tattoos are the glue of friendship

By Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Four years ago, Julia Broeker, Olivia Caro, Carly Macdonald and Linnea Schurig (all ’17) joined Grinnell’s newest Ultimate Frisbee team, the Grinneleanor Roosevelts. Now, they are the only founding members left on campus and they have decided to commemorate their time on the team with matching tattoos. “We’re the last people…

Stariha ’17 breaks Grinnell record for most runs scored

The S&B’s Nora Coghlan sat down with Lydia Stariha ’17, short stop for the women’s softball team. This past weekend, Stariha gained a solo spot atop the all-time runs list for Grinnell, with 80 runs scored. The S&B: First of all congrats! Can you talk a little bit about your second game against Illinois College…