NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIPS Five UNK student-athletes are competing in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. On the women’s side, Tiara Schmidt of McCook and Logan Prater of Colorado Springs, Colorado, both qualified in two events. Schmidt will compete in the shot put and hammer throw, and Prater will compete in the hammer throw and discus. Abby … [Read more...] about Loper Lore: Tiara Schmidt leaves mark on UNK track and field program
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications Many kids dream of becoming professional athletes. Allison Bauer is no different, except her role models weren’t players on the field. When Bauer watched football games on TV, she was more captivated by the cheerleaders. “I knew that was something I wanted to be,” she said, “I just didn’t think it would be in the cards for me.” The 24-year-old University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate just proved herself wrong. Bauer … [Read more...] about Dancer’s Dream: UNK graduate Allison Bauer earns spot on NFL cheerleading team
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Preston Hall already knew he wanted to work in health care when he started classes at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Simply put, he wants to help people. That decision took on greater meaning in summer 2018, when he was the one in need of lifesaving care. Then a junior at UNK, Hall was returning from a weekend trip to Valentine when his southbound Ford Fusion and a northbound motor home collided on U.S. … [Read more...] about Three years after near-fatal crash, Preston Hall returning to ICU as registered nurse
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Claire Neil talks the talk and walks the walk – “although she doesn’t talk a lot.” That’s how University of Nebraska at Kearney head women’s tennis coach Scott Shafer describes the lone senior on this year’s roster. She’s definitely not the most vocal player, but she leads by example. Neil is always on time, never makes excuses and gives nothing less than 100% effort. She’s supportive of her teammates and … [Read more...] about Walking the Walk: Senior tennis player Claire Neil leads by example
The UNK tennis team battled Northwest Missouri State on Wednesday afternoon at Harmon Park, with the Bearcats edging the Lopers 4-3. UNK hosts nationally ranked Washburn at 3 p.m. Saturday back at Harmon Park. READ THE FULL STORY PHOTOS BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Tennis hosts Northwest Missouri St.