At least eight athletes who wear (or who have worn) the Crimson and Gold of the University of Denver Pioneers have been named to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games by their respective Olympic Teams, slated to begin in China in February. Part II of this two-part series, below, profiles four more DU alumni skiers headed to Beijing — three who have been named to the Canadian ski team (Amelia Smart, Trevor Philp and Erik Read) and DU skiing alumna Andrea Komšić, who will ski for Croatia in her third Olympic Games. Part I profiled the two DU athletes who are slated to represent Team USA – Current DU student and DU ski team athlete Katie Hansien and DU hockey alumnus Nick Shore, as well as DU hockey alumnus Juho Olkinoura and Pioneer alumna Nordic skier Jasmi Joensuu, who will both represent Team Finland. Continue reading Part 2: Eight Pioneers Headed to 2022 Beijing Olympic Games
At least eight current or past University of Denver athletes have been named to national teams participating in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games, scheduled to begin in February. Two DU athletes are slated to represent Team USA – current DU ski team member Katie Hensien and DU hockey alumnus Nick Shore. Additionally, DU hockey alumnus Juho Olkinoura and cross-country ski alumna Jasmi Joensuu will represent Team Finland; three DU skiing alumni have been named to the Canadian ski team (Amelia Smart, Trevor Philp and Erik Read); and skiing alumna Andrea Komšić will ski for Croatia. This group of eight athletes is the largest contingent of Pioneers to go the same Olympic Games since 10 Pioneers participated in the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan.
This story (Part I) outlines the careers of the first four athletes (Hensien, Shore, Olkinoura and Joensuu) while Part II will follow soon and will highlight DU’s Canadian ski contingent of three athletes and Komšić. Continue reading Eight Pioneers Headed to 2022 Beijing Olympic Games – Part 1
Statistics generally don’t lie. According to published police reports, property crimes increased in the consolidated University and University Park neighborhoods in 2021. The trend included double-digit increases versus 2020 in personal property crime, robberies, burglaries and car theft. The few areas of improvement were drug arrests and bike thefts. Continue reading Increasing Crime Rates Hit University Neigborhood
The NCAA Board of Governors agreed to a new constitution to govern college sports, sending the revised document to a vote by the association’s full membership this month. The move will trigger a reexamination of Division I requirements as well. Continue reading 2022: The Year of the NCAA Power Shift
The inimitable Damien Goddard, the founder of LetsGoDU, was recognized Wednesday by the University of Denver as the first DU graduate venturing to space. Following in the footsteps of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and William Shatner, Goddard will be blasting into the great unknown on January 15th, 2022. Goddard’s travel was booked through Elon Musk’s Space Perspective company at a cost of $125,000. Continue reading Damien Goddard: First in Space for DU
Denver athletes and coaches continued to deliver sports excellence along with heartbreak during 2021. Below, we recap some of the most memorable events of the year. A year that will be remembered for COVID-19 and its subsequent impact on nearly every sport. Continue reading Top DU Sports Stories of 2021
Denver has been absent snow this season but we are hoping the campus will look like this soon. The mountains continue to receive snow so the ski slopes are open. Denver athletes can be seen on campus and off during winter break competing or practicing on the courts, ice, slopes, fields or gym getting ready for the Winter quarter. Continue reading Wishing for Snow and a Great New Year
While we anxiously anticipate DU’s upcoming second-round NCAA match against Clemson Sunday at 5:00 pm MT, a former Denver soccer star is facing a much bigger battle. As he plainly stated on his Twitter November 17th, “The hardest day of my life.” Continue reading Denver Soccer Star Faces Biggest Battle
We told you about the passing of one of DU’s most passionate advocates, former board member Joy Burns in 2020. Today, Chancellor Jeremy Haefner announced that her estate gift is “the largest in DU’s history, is a testament to the enduring legacy of Frank and Joy Burns at DU”. Continue reading Joy Burns Estate Awards DU with Largest Gift in School History
- A volleyball – soccer doubleheader at DU on Saturday. Watch DU volleyball battle for first place against Omaha at 1:00 pm at Hamilton Gym. Go to Crimson & Gold on University for a late lunch and the Campus Lounge on Evans to refuel. Go to the 7:00 pm Denver men’s soccer match against Omaha as the first place Pioneers play their conference rival.