UVM Snowboard Team riders representing at Killington’s Loaded Turkey Rail Jam this weekend. We had about 15 UVMST riders competing, and Luci Imbach took 3rd, and UVMST alum Britt Horowitz took 2nd! Go cats go!
The Orchesis Dance Company is having its end of the semester showcase this Saturday the 16th at 2pm and 7pm (doors open 1:30pm and 6:30) at the Patrick Gym Dance Studio. $5 for students with ID $8 for adults. This Saturday will showcase original student choreography from the women in Orchesis in styles that range from jazz and ballet to contemporary and modern, well as pieces from the UVM Dance Program’s choreography class, Catamount Dance Crew, Hoop Troop, Jazbaa, and Celtic Cats! If you love dance, the Orchesis 2013 Fall Showcase runs the gamut for dance on campus! Come be a part of the most treasured audience on campus!
This weekend was a good one for the Cats! We had three events: 1. Men's Singlehanded Nationals--We had one sailor, Michael Zonnenburg (junior), qualify for this event where he came in 12th. 2. RI State Champs--tied for 6th in A Division, 4th in B Division, 4th Overall 3. Hap Moore Team Race--three way tie for 5th Overall
Go cats go!
October 20, 2013 at Skidmore College
UVM Won 1 game out of 4
"Alyssa Jones was a champ, after getting tackled aggressively she was eager to play again."
"It was the first tournament for the first years to play in. They got to see what Quidditch was like at tournaments and get a real feel for the other teams. Everyone played really well. UVMQ played against their friends at GMC and Middlebury and they also played RPI. All the Vermont teams were very happy to play each other."
Nickerson Trophy at Tufts 6/13
73rd Annual Professor Schell Trophy at MIT 8/18
The Victorian Coffee Urn at Harvard 9/18
Dave Perry Trophy at Yale 8/16
“The weekend of November 2nd and 3rd went very well for the UVM Sailing team. We went to four events and finished top ten in all of them with the women’s team qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Championship which they haven’t qualified for in three years—a major accomplishment for the women’s team and UVM sailing team. The Nickerson Trophy at Tufts finished sixth out of thirteenth, the Schell Trophy at MIT finished eighth out of eighteen, the Urn at Harvard finished ninth out of eighteenth, and the Dave Perry Trophy at Yale finished eights out of sixteenth. Saturday held light and variable winds for all competitions—the Urn and the Schell got off one race that day. Sunday faired better with winds from 4-6 for the majority of the events. This weekend we sailed well and worked hard to get top ten in some of the most difficult events of the season. Thesefinishes help work us up in the national rankings of college sailing teams and help us in the future. GoCatsGo!”
In a new part of our bi-weekly newsletter, we are highlighting some of our successful Club Sports alumni. We’re beginning this new feature with Bernice Denehan, a class of 2010 Studio Art and Graphic Design major, and founding member of our Women’s Club Ice Hockey team. While at UVM she worked as an intern for the Varsity Athletics program as well as a design apprentice for the Vermont Lake Monsters. Internships like these in combination with her 4 years working in club sports made for an easy transition after graduation into the professional world of marketing and design. We caught up with her this week to ask her about her experience starting Women’s Club Hockey, working for the NHL, and how club sports helped her out in the long run.
In 2007 she helped found the Women’s Club Hockey team, creating a group in which female hockey players could come together and play at a competitive level outside of the varsity team. In 2008 she was appointed as Club President, a position which she held until her graduation in May 2010. Bernice saw the team grow over her four years, from a time when there was only one hour of practice time a week, to her senior year in which they made it to ACHA Division 2 Nationals. In addition she was a member in founding the Club Sports Council, and elected President of Club Sports in the fall of 2009. She worked alongside other leaders in club sports to create the constitution that club sports abides by, and held an important role in club sport athletes wearing an honor cord at graduation.
Following graduation Bernice landed a job in New York City as an intern for the National Hockey League in graphic design and marketing, she was quickly hired on full time and spent the next two years at the League until leaving for a new career in Boston during the 2012 NHL Lockout. She is currently working in Boston for an e-commerce business, RueLaLa as part of the Audience Development team focusing on Digital & Social Media Marketing programs.
Reflecting on her involvement with the Women’s Club Hockey team, Bernice values the opportunities she had to learn skills that have become so valuable in the workplace. Although she didn’t realize it at the time, the experience with peer management and communication would come to be very helpful, she says, especially while managing projects with co-workers of the same age or older.
The job of a college student is to time manage and constantly be problem solving, especially within club sports. These athletes ultimately hold much of the responsibility in organizing practice schedules, travel itineraries, and are accountable for their entire team, with little overhead management. Whether we realize it now or not, these skills are unique and so valuable in preparing us for the future. This is what makes Bernice Denehan “so proud to have been a part of UVM Club Sports.”
"This weekend Women’s Club Volleyball traveled almost seven hours to Lafayette College ad it was well worth the drive! Throughout the day our team played twelve games and came out in third place. The very last game we played was against the only undefeated team at the tournament. Temple held up a good fight, but we triumphed! Ruining their perfect record. We are very proud of our success and hopefully this is a small glimpse of the achievements to come. GO CATS!"