A few athletics stories of note from the past few weeks, many focusing on athletics in an academic / worldly context:

  • Nice summary of another tremendously successful year for Williams athletics (one in which they will soon win yet another Director’s Cup, potentially by a record margin) in the Advocate.
  • Article on Dr. Thomas Graham ’84, “perhaps the nation’s most prominent hand specialist,” who has treated numerous prominent athletes, including Shaq.  Now if only he could fix Shaq’s foul shooting …
  • Great feature on baseball star Al Matthews ’10, whose graduation day was doubly memorable.
  • Williams mathematicians published a paper on the optimal base running path.
  • Nice article about Kathleen Elkins ’14, who will join the three-time champion Eph tennis team following a highly unusual high school experience.
  • Joey Lye ’09 named to Canadian national softball team.
  • Feature in Runner’s World on Mika Brzezinski.
  • Taylor Epley ’14 fared well against big-time players in the Kentucky-Indiana high school basketball all star game.
  • Annie Weisman ’95’s new play “Surf Report,” focuses on, among other things (yes, you guessed it), surfing.  Her prior play, Be Aggressive, centered on a cheerleader dealing with a family crisis.
  • Tom Yankus ’56 retires following legendary (52 year!!!) career coaching baseball at Choate.  Yankus wrote a book, Montana Summer, focusing on his time playing minor league baseball.
  • Article on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his father, former New York Senator Charles Goodell ’48.
  • ESPN’s college recruiting blog features future Eph Alex Scyocurka ’14, who chose Williams over BYU, Brown, and Boston College.  “He chose Williams College, a Division III program,” Phillips Exeter coach Bill Glennon said.  “He went for the education, and I think you have to applaud him for that.”
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