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Quah named winner of SEC’s McWhorter Award

Apr. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt bowling senior Kristin Quah has been named the recipient of the H. Boyd McWhorter Award, presented annually to the outstanding female student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt football student-athlete Khari Blasingame was one of 13 male finalists for the award.

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New England selects Vanderbilt’s Williams, San Francisco picks Skule in NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2019—The New England Patriots selected Vanderbilt defensive back Joejuan Williams with the 45th overall pick of the NFL draft. Williams was taken in the second round. In addition, the San Francisco 49ers selected Vanderbilt offensive lineman Justin Skule with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round.

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Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders capable of solving the world’s most complex problems.

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Vanderbilt Bowling is 2019 national runner-up

Apr. 14, 2019—The Vanderbilt bowling team is the 2019 national runner-up, after falling short to Stephen F. Austin State University in the NCAA championship Saturday evening.

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Runner’s High: Evan Suzman, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Evan Suzman, a cross country runner for the Commodores, likes to clear his mind with long, winding runs across campus. Off the course, the native New Yorker is a double major in history and child development, with a focus on the history of science.

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Stackhouse named men’s basketball head coach

Apr. 5, 2019—Following an extensive national search, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director Malcolm Turner today announced Jerry Stackhouse as Vanderbilt University's men's basketball head coach.

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Blasingame, Quah honored by higher education publication

Mar. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt football graduate student-athlete Khari Blasingame has been selected as the 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Athlete of the Year, and senior Kristin Quah earned recognition as the winner for women's bowling, the publication "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education" announced on Monday.

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Black and Gold Spring Game March 30

Mar. 21, 2019—An array of family-friendly events are planned in conjunction with the Black and Gold Spring Game, scheduled for March 30 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Employees celebrated at annual Fan Fest

Mar. 4, 2019—An enthusiastic and energetic crowd came out for the Employee Appreciation pre-game Fan Fest on Sunday, March 3, prior to the Vanderbilt women’s basketball game against the Florida Gators.

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Bree Horrocks: Center and researcher

Feb. 28, 2019—When Bree Horrocks decided she would pursue her final season of college basketball as a graduate transfer, the 6-foot-5-inch center had conversations with a number of interested coaches. Each time, Horrocks let coaches know their programs would be getting much more than a basketball student-athlete.

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Learn how Olympic boycotts have impacted culture and society at Feb. 28 Sports and Society event

Feb. 24, 2019—What role did the Olympic ban on South Africa play in the demise of Apartheid? What made the U.S. movement to boycott the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin unsuccessful? Visiting author Andrew Maraniss will examine these questions at the next Sports and Society Initiative event on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Stewart, former longtime athletics administrator, dies

Feb. 21, 2019—June Stewart, who began her career as a secretary in the Vanderbilt sports information office in 1973 and retired in 2001 as associate athletics director, died Feb. 19. She was 78.

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