Spring is always a busy time for our athletic teams and this year we added a few Olympic competitors to the mix as well. At the time of writing this blog, DU has just won our 22nd NCAA Championship in skiing, both men's and women's basketball teams have advanced to the Summit League semifinals, and the swimming and diving teams won the Summit League Championship! Oh and did I mention we had two students competing in the winter Olympics this year, AND a DU sophomore placed sixth in the Paralympics? So, yes, I’d say we have some athletic Pioneering spirit.
And what I like about our students is that they are just that. Students. They know they need to be at the top of their game in the classroom as well as on the slopes/ice/court/pool. They came to DU because they didn’t want to have to choose between receiving an education and playing the sport they love, on a team that can win.
So here’s to the DU student athlete. Take your Rocky Mountain spirit and shine. Make us proud. (But don’t forget it’s week 10/finals week!) #DUGameDay
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Shanna Pomager - Senior Associate Director and Campus Visit Coordinator