Most athletes have complaints about the horror that is summer practice. Countless hours spent running drill after drill in the swealtering Arkansas heat will make anyone cranky, yet year after year, students return to the fields to play the sports … Continue reading Stadium Lights, Friday Nights, and Heatstroke?
During the 2019 Spring Semester, the Women’s Field Hockey team received an obscure email for a meeting with the Hendrix Athletic Director, Amy Weaver, and the Assistant Athletic Director, Thad McCracken. “The field hockey group chat blew up,” sophomore Sarah Morris said, “we all got there about five speculating what is happening.” There the team was told that their beloved sport was going to be cut from the Hendrix College Athletic Program. When asked about the reasoning behind this decision, Weaver said, “recruiting sufficient numbers for the sport of field hockey continued to be a challenge.” In addition to finding … Continue reading Farewell to Field Hockey
In 2007, Hendrix revealed their new mascot, which depicted a barbaric version of a warrior. This new mascot was created after concerns were raised about Hendrix’s former mascot. The former mascot used Native American imagery, and was moved to be … Continue reading Hendrix Mascot Revealed
The Softball team received the Easton/NFCA Academic Honors award for the 2017-2018 school year. Nine players with grade point averages above 3.8 were recognized as scholar-athletes. Nationally, the team ranked 28th based on their combined GPA of 3.51. “We’ve been ranked before. This is the highest we have ever been ranked. My players work really hard in the classroom, and they understand the importance of showing up and doing the work every day,” Coach Amy Weaver said. Setting up a routine allows for better time management. Whenever a new player joins the team, she must learn to balance softball with … Continue reading A hit toward success
The tennis team has a new coach this year; in August, Craig Kirchgessner replaced former coach Harold Henderson, who retired last season. Kirchgessner was previously an assistant coach atCentre College in Kentucky and has coached college tennis for three years. … Continue reading Tennis, Golf, and Swim bring in new head coaches