Author: Martinna Roldan

Once a coach, always a coach: the legacy of Emory women’s tennis coach Amy Bryant

Bryant celebrates with her players after defeating Wesleyan University (Conn.) 5-0 to win the 2021 Division III Women's Tennis Championship. (Courtesy of Amy Bryant) If you have ever been an athlete, you know that a coach can become one of the most meaningful, impactful and treasured aspects of your life. Coaches not only refine players’ techniques, game [...]

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Softball season saved by Emory athletes: Basketball and volleyball Eagles join the softball team on the field

In their first full season since 2019, the Emory University softball team compiled a 18-20 record. They have made appearances in five NCAA softball championships, most recently finishing as runner-ups in 2019. The Eagles have also brought home 12 championship titles out of their 16 appearances in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. However, the [...]

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I am ‘mestiza’: embracing my Indigenous side

(Martinna Roldan / Emory Wheel) Ecuadorians underwent a national census back in 2010, and one of the questions involved self-identifying as one of the cultural ethnicities. Families were unveiling their family trees to determine their ethnic group. When it was my family’s turn, I annoyingly replied “mestiza,” a term from colonial times describing the racial [...]

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Emory Swim & Dive win UAA championship for 23rd year in a row

Freshman Jeff Echols wins second place in the 200m butterfly final. (Natalie Sandlow/Contributing) Emory University hosted the 2022 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships at the Woodruff Physical Education Center. The meet commenced on Feb. 9 and concluded with the Emory swimming and diving teams crowned as UAA champions on Feb. 12.  With [...]

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Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic misses Australian Open

Novak Djokovic had his sights set on a fourth consecutive win in the Australian Open, but he will be unable to defend his title this year.  Top tennis players occasionally skip important tournaments, such as Roger Federer who had to miss this year's Australian Open as he recovers from his latest knee surgery, or Rafael [...]

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