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Kate Vruwink

Kate Vruwink is from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. She loves playing and watching sports and plans on majoring in journalism with an ultimate goal to work for ESPN some day.

May 4, 2016

One thing’s for sure: Both male and female athletes get hurt

An athlete’s worst fear is hearing they have to sit out their sport due to an injury. Whether it be a minor contusion, or a severely torn ACL, both men and women athletes are not immune to getting hurt.

April 29, 2016

Dual-sport athletes at UW-River Falls never out of season

Whether athletes, especially young ones, should specialize in one sport or compete in many remains open to debate. On university campuses such as UW-River Falls, most student athletes specialize, but a handful compete in more than one sport.

April 20, 2016

Unnoticed by many, athletic trainers keep Falcons in competition

At UW-River Falls there is one job that makes all sports possible: Athletic trainers make sure athletes are physically capable of participating in sporting events, and take care of them when they’re not.

April 14, 2016

Defensive coordinator’s return to UWRF makes it a family affair

After first stepping onto the UW-River Falls campus as a prospective student six years ago, Rocky Larson knew where he belonged. It was the school his parents attended and met at when they were students, and where they made the decision to move to Somerset, Wisconsin, to begin their family.

March 30, 2016

Intramural sports offer options for UWRF students to stay active

As the weather gets warmer, people spend more free time outside. On the UW-River Falls campus, many students do just that by playing intramural sports organized by the Campus Recreation program.

March 23, 2016

Student referees at UWRF learn that officiating is fun, but not always easy

As college becomes increasingly expensive, many students get some sort of job to help pay for it. One job that attracts students on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus is refereeing.

March 10, 2016

Change in conference schedule didn’t affect UWRF men’s hockey

Despite a major change to the 2015-2016 UW-River Falls men’s hockey schedule, the team proved that it wouldn’t affect its success.

February 24, 2016

Maybe, this time, club baseball could return to UW-River Falls

For the past 14 years, not a single game of baseball has been played at a competitive level by the UW-River Falls Falcons. One student has set out to change that.

February 17, 2016

Paynotta runs fast for Falcons, breaking two UW-River Falls records

David Paynotta chose the University of Wisconsin-River Falls by randomly selecting an invitation out of a pile of letters from schools asking him to come play football.

February 10, 2016

Falcons football loses defensive coordinator to UW-Eau Claire

After three seasons with the UW-River Falls men’s football team, Defensive Coordinator Matthew Ebner is leaving the team to return to his alma mater, UW-Eau Claire.

December 9, 2015

For cross-country star and team members, focus now turns to track

After the UW-River Falls cross-country team had its first-ever qualifier for the national tournament, Julian Manley, all eyes now move to the track and field team to see if he can pull it off again.

December 2, 2015

UWRF women’s basketball tops WIAC with six-game winning streak

The UW-River Falls women’s basketball team is on a six-game win streak, and has gone undefeated so far this season. Although conference play has not started, UW-River Falls tops all other teams around the WIAC, including the favored UW-Oshkosh, which is currently 4-0.