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St. Catherine University honors Fleur-de-Lis winners

Last week, St. Catherine University chose two athletes who go above and beyond in sport, scholarship, and service. The athletes were awarded the Fleur-de-lis honor which has replaced the Athlete of the Week award. The Fleur-de-lis honor was implemented for the 2017-18 academic year as a way to honor students who “exemplified the department’s mission in the field, the classroom and through community service” according to St. Catherine’s news page. The Fleur-de-lis honor allows for multiple students to be granted the honor rather than the Athlete of the week which only honors one student. The Fleur-de-lis is a bi-weekly honor Continue Reading

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Celebrating 35 years; MIAC membership and the rise of St. Kate’s athletics

The Wildcats soccer team took home a victory from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (MIAC) Playoffs on Nov. 4 and will move on to represent St. Kate’s at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament for the first time. The MIAC victory is also a first for St. Kate’s since becoming a member in 1982.   It might be difficult for some St. Kate’s students to imagine their school without elite athletics. Though Katies celebrate their 35th anniversary as a member of MIAC along with their first win this year, the rich history of athletics at St. Kate’s extends far prior to 1982. The club sports Continue Reading

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Concussion Rates Increase Among Female Athletes

In today’s media, when we hear about concussions and their significance we are almost always discussing their relationship to male football players. What we very rarely see, is information regarding the high rates of concussions in female athletes. Particularity the high concussion rates in female soccer, basketball, and softball players.   In order to more fully understand why this phenomenon occurs it is important that we have a clear definition of what a concussion is. According to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA), “A concussion is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient impairment of neural functions, such as Continue Reading

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St. Kate’s students take part in Twin Cities Marathon

  On Sunday October 1, according to MPR News about 7,500 runners took part in the 36th Twin Cities Marathon, while 10,000 others ran the 10-mile race. The marathon took place on Sunday and many runners went out to take part in not just the marathon but also the 10K or 5K being held. Some of these runners woke up early on Sunday and left St. Kates campus, while other St. Kate’s students went out early morning to volunteer. The marathon began at 8am, the 10-mile began at 7, and the 10K began at 7:15 according to twincities.com. There were other Continue Reading

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There are better ways to stay healthy as a non-athlete college student

  Statistically speaking, the most common New Year’s resolution is to get fit and live a healthier lifestyle. Magazines are littered with articles telling us how to make the best weight loss smoothie with at least three ingredients you’ve never heard of and five you don’t have on hand, or what workout is going to earn you the posterior of a Kardashian. I, for one, have attempted to integrate some of these ‘hot tips’ in my lifestyle but, overwhelmingly, I have found them to be unrealistic. As far as I know, very few college students have the time or money to Continue Reading

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The Wildcat golf team

Last semester, our Wildcat golf team captured the attention of our campus and the other St.Paul colleges when they won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). However, that is not their only accomplishment in the six short years they have been at St. Kate’s. According to our St. Kate’s athletic page, the golf team has won three tournaments and set over 15 school records. Unfortunately, our golf team is still quite new and some students and faculty are unaware of our team. In 2011, the golf team at St. Kate’s was founded. Currently, the team has seven players which is Continue Reading

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Rest instead of stress: Yoga classes offered at the Butler Center

Readings, projects, presentations, oh my! St. Kate’s is in full swing for spring semester 2017 and it can be easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. One of the best ways to relax your mind and body is to breathe and do some stretching. Hey, why not try yoga and bring a few friends if you would like! Studying for your classes should not be the only thing you wake up to everyday. Having a regular routine of yoga can help clear your mind and let positive thoughts enter your life. Yoga has many beneficial elements, especially for athletes. Yoga Continue Reading

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The 12 days of an active Christmas

“On the first day of Christmas, it was frigid and cold.” In the past week, Mother Nature has been reminding us what winter is supposed to really feel like in Minnesota. And with the cold weather and Holiday sweets, it’s hard to be motivated to stay active and continue to eat well. “Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts on Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations, ” says Craig Wilson in his article, “Ways to Stay in Shape During Winter.” How does one stay healthy and Continue Reading

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Wildcat athlete Sammi Witmer runs like the wind.

Wildcat athlete Sammi Witmer is a sophomore at St. Kate’s. However, during her short time here, she’s certainly been involved as a member of both the Cross Country and the Track and Field team. Being a Wildcat, she says, is a central part to her identity. “It’s like being part of a family and knowing that you mean something to someone. On just the Cross Country team alone, everyone has a significant meaning in my heart. There is not one athlete I do not look up to, because each woman brings something to the team that makes it whole.” Through Continue Reading

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Getting to know the St. Kate’s hockey team from goalie Kristen Pechacek

What makes a team great? According to Kristen Pechacek, psychology and neuroscience ’18, it is working with your teammates and being great together. Pechacek is a crucial part of the hockey team at St. Kate’s and has been publicly recognized for her talent as a goalie on the team. During her sophomore season, Pechacek won first team All-MIAC and second team All-American honors. When asked about her accomplishments Pechacek responded by saying, “Individual awards are great, but they never happen without the rest of the team.” For her, working well as a team is the most important. Pechacek spoke about Continue Reading

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