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    The Army West Point women's basketball team picked up its fifth win in a row, defeating St. Francis Brooklyn 69-46, on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Army also improved its home winning streak to 21 contests. Army improves to 6-1 on the year after the victory, while St. Francis Brooklyn falls to 1-6. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/v6xUN30S63E. Sophomore Madison Hovren finished with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double to led four Army scorers in double figures. Junior Janae McNeal reached double digits for the third game in a row and totaled 12 points, five assists and four steals, while classmates Destinee Morris and Lena' Hicks netted 11 points and 10 points, respectively. Read More


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    Glee Club Honors Vets at Carnegie Hall73 cadet members of the Glee Club performed in the concert "Honoring Our Veterans" at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Veterans Day. In conjunction with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, the New Amsterdam Singers, and the Young New Yorkers Chorus. They sang in the New York premiere of Runestad's stirring "Dreams of the Fallen" and the incomparable Ninth Symphony of Beethoven.


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    The Army West Point men's basketball team used a massive second-half surge to take down St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, 76-56. The Terriers knotted the score at 34-34 two and a half minutes into the second period, but a quick 11-0 run over the next four minutes began a 36-8 Black Knights rally. That handed the home team a comfortable 70-42 advantage with just under eight minutes to play. From that point on, Army maintained its double-digit edge to secure the 20-point win and its fourth victory of the year. The Black Knights saw six players reach double figures for the first time this season. Jacob Kessler posted a career-high 16 points after going nearly perfect on the night. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/n8h8K_wV9OY. The sophomore finished 7-of-7 from the floor, 2-of-2 from behind-the-arc and 0-1 from the charity stripe. He added four rebounds, which was one shy of matching his career best effort. The Richmond, Va., native compiled two assists and two steals on the night as well. Joining Kessler in double digits was Tommy Funk, Jordan Fox, John Emezie, Kennedy Edwards and Matt Wilson, who all notched 10 points in the game. Funk's final point total matched his career high, while Emezie and Wilson have both now extended their double-figure scoring streaks to five games. Wilson and Mac Hoffman were tops on the team with eight rebounds each, while Fox dished out a career-high eight assists to lead all players. Read More


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    Obstacle Course in the Spartan Fenway Sprint16 members of the Obstacle Course Racing Team participated in the Spartan Fenway Sprint at Fenway Stadium in Boston, MA. The team competed extremely well with cadets Zenger ’17 and Gould ’19 as the team’s top finishers for the men’s and women’s races respectively. CDT Zenger placed 1st in the men's open division and CDT Gould placed 8th in the female open division. The race was just over 3 miles with 20+ obstacles. The team also partnered with the race director and coordinators to volunteer before their race. The team escorted Gold Star Family Members onto the field for the opening ceremonies and National Anthem before the race. They spent the morning building relations with Gold Star members and families who shared common interest, stories, and experiences from the military.


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    Football Zaxbys Heart of Dallas Bowl 2016The Army West Point football team is heading back to Texas after accepting a bid to the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl held at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 27. Army will face off against North Texas with kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern Time. The game will be carried live on ESPN. "We are proud to accept an invitational to play in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl and represent the United States Military Academy," said Army West Point Athletic Director Boo Corrigan. "The players, coaches and staff have put in a lot of hard work this season and to be rewarded by playing in the postseason for the first time since 2010 is extremely special. I know Coach Monken and his team are thankful for the opportunity given to them by ESPN Events and Zaxby's, along with all the partners of the game and look forward to playing in the great city of Dallas." Army started the season 3-0 with victories over Temple, Rice, and Texas-El Paso, before taking wins against Wake Forest and Morgan State to remain in the hunt for a bowl bid. "Our team is excited about representing the United States Military Academy in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl," Army head coach Jeff Monken said. "We are thrilled to be back in the postseason as it is a goal of ours each year to play in a bowl game. This opportunity to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl is representative of a tremendous effort by our players and staff throughout this season." Read More


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    CDT Serica Hallstead '20One member of the Army West Point women's swimming and diving team earned Patriot League weekly nods, while another was tabbed an honorable mention. Serica Hallstead earned the Patriot League Female Diver of the Week, while Kelly Hamilton received an honorable mention praise from the league. Hallstead had a strong showing in the Black Knights' dual met with rival Navy this past weekend, as she won the one-meter and three-meter diving events. In the one-meter event, the first-year tallied a final score of 256.42, nearly 20 points better than the next competitor. In the three-meter diving portion of the meet, Hallstead recorded a score of 264.37 to win by more than seven points over teammate Kathryn Seyer (256.79 points). Read More


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    Mixed Martial Arts with a Strong First HalfThe Army Martial Arts Team, with the outstanding support from the West Point Parents club and Old Grads, finished the first half of the ECTC season with strong performances. With several cadets still recovering from injuries, the team pushed through to third place overall in Division 1 against teams over twice its size. Cadets Valdez, Cho, Xu, and Smith dominated the Color Belt Men’s Division, taking first place. All Black Belt Teams, with cadets Galea, Nettles, and Eichenberger on A1, Chargualaf, Kim, and Peng on A2, and Reim and Kim on Women’s A1 all placed fifth in their respective divisions. One Team, One Fight!


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    DAF Visits Bloomberg News and the New York TimesFor its final trip section of the semester, the Domestic Affairs Forum (DAF) - sponsored by the American Politics stem in the Department of Social Sciences - visited Bloomberg News and The New York Times in Manhattan. Cadets met with anchors, producers, journalists, editors, and foreign correspondents to discuss the 2016 election, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a changing media landscape for the twenty first century.


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    CDT Matt Wilson 20Army West Point men's basketball first-year Matt Wilson was tabbed the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Wilson earned rookie of the week honors after scoring in double figures in both of Army's victories last week. He averaging 12.5 points over two games and shot 78.6 percent from the floor. Wilson finished 7-for-9 from the floor for 15 points in a decisive victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Then on Saturday, Wilson went 4-of-5 from the floor for 10 points, while pulling down eight rebounds. The Alexandria, KY native leads the Patriot League with a 74.1 field goal percentage (40-for-54), while averaging 5.3 rebounds per game. Read More


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    Judge Sidney Stein visits Business LawUS District Court Judge Sidney Stein visited with cadets in the Business Law class taught by Department of Law Professor and Constitutional Law Chair, Tony DiSarro. Judge Stein was appointed to the federal district in 1995 and currently presides at the Southern District Courthouse located in Manhattan. Judge Stein had an engaging discussion with the cadets about the law of contracts and how those principles apply to typical commercial transactions and business scenarios.


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    CDT Madison Hovren '19Sophomore forward Madison Hovren was voted Patriot League Player of the Week for the second week in a row on Monday after helping Army pick up a pair of wins last week. The Patriot League Player of the Week recognition is the second of Hovren's career after she was honored a week ago. Hovren posted a pair of double-doubles last week and finished with an averages of 20.0 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game. Hovren totaled career highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, while shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 9-of-11 at the line, in Army's 86-58 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 28. Read More


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    AIChE National Student Conference6 cadets attended the AIChE National Student Conference. Cadets attended several academic forums to include starting a chem-e car for the club, petroleum flow issues in industry, and chemical engineering in home brewing. These gave the cadets an opportunity to attend lectures of their choice and receive information from industry leaders. The following day the cadets attended poster presentations for chem-e cars. Over 40 teams were presenting and this gave the cadets access to their peers in other universities as well as garner information on building their own chem-e car for the spring regional conference. That afternoon was the chem-e car competition. This incite will be critical for their own chem-e car build. They briefed their poster to many judges and peers to include an AIChE Fellow Dr. Eckhardt. They presented on the chemical engineering problems and solutions of the Kicking Mule Brewery. Not only was their topic unique but it was presented expertly and all who saw it were impressed by their professionalism and knowledge.


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    The Army West Point women's basketball team capped its three-game home stand with an 85-40 victory over Wagner on Monday night at Christl Arena. Army takes its winning streak to six games and improves to 7-1, while Wagner drops to 1-7. Reigning Patriot League Player of the Week, sophomore Madison Hovren, notched her fourth consecutive double-double, totaling 18 points and 10 boards to go along with four steals. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/o8NBl57SnBc. Junior Janae McNeal added 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals, while classmate Daizjah Morris chipped in nine points, four rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Jess Lewis finished with eight points and juniors Margaret Anne Hubbell and Aliyah Murray tallied seven points apiece, with Murray adding six rebounds and three assists. Julia McClure led the way for Wagner with a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Kerstie Phills added 11 points and seven boards. Read More


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    Chinese Foreign Language Cadets get TraditionalOver 80 LC203 Cadets learned about the Chinese tradition of making dumplings during Chinese New Year. The Cadets and their instructors made hundreds of dumplings from scratch, using rolled dough, beef and vegetable filling, and soy sauce. Culinary tradition is a significant part of culture and Cadets were excited to deepen their cultural knowledge beyond the language.


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    Trip to the AISES National ConferenceLTC Ware, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, served as the Officer Representative for the trip section to Minneapolis, MN for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s (AISES) National Conference. This trip was in support of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity (ODIEO) to educate Native American students with STEM backgrounds on the mission, culture and academic program of USMA. Cadets Ges, Kyburz and Macklin of the ODIEO Native American Heritage Forum attended the conference and provided information at the USMA-sponsored booth. The AISES conference, again achieving record attendance, attracted 200 exhibitors, hosted 40 professional and student tracks, and had over 1800 conference registrations, which included students, educators, universities, businesses, government agencies and other influencers. The conference received support from various government agencies to include the US Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force, Navy, CIA, and several agencies and bureaus from the Department of the Interior. The conference also had participation from several top tier academic institutions to include Harvard University, Yale University, Dartmouth University, Cornell University, Columbia University, the USAFA, and Queen’s University (Canada). The cadets also teamed with other students and young professional to design, construct and brief a prototype drone "selfie stick" in a 30-minute exercise. The drone prototype had 3D camera capabilities plus GPS tracking and stabilization using nothing more than two cell phones and basic 3M office supplies. AISES recently recognized USMA as one of the top colleges and universities for Native Americans in STEM education.


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    Collegiate Club Water Polo National ChampionshipThe Army West Point Water Polo team competed at the Collegiate Club Water Polo National Championship for the first time since 2002. The team started the season unranked and rose steadily throughout the year. The Army team finished the weekend with a 12th place finish including a victory over the #11 team in the country Florida State University. Lee ’18 was named the MVP and 1st team all-conference of the New York Division. Cagney ’17 and Stark ’19 also received 1st team all-conference honors while Ward ’18 and Cowley ’19 were named 2nd team all-conference.


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    Cadets Visit the Wheelabrator FacilityWestchester L.P. generates approximately 60,000 kW of electricity, enough to supply 67,000 New York homes, by burning household and commercial trash from throughout Westchester County. Cadets saw firsthand how 2,250 tons of waste per day is incinerated and then converted to mechanical energy before being distributed onto the electrical grid. Cadets also learned about air pollution control devices that are used to ensure that the exhaust gases meet federal emission standards. After visiting the Wheelabrator facility, Cadets visited the capped Sprout Brook landfill in Cortlandt Manor to see where the ash from Wheelabrator used to be stored.


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    Army Orienteering Compes in the TraverseThe orienteering team traveled to Amherst, MA to compete in the Traverse. The 13-kilometer course, hosted by the New England Orienteering Club, gave the team the opportunity to challenge their orienteering skills and endurance. The 600m of elevation change, cold weather, and thick brush tested the mettle of the Army West Point Orienteering team. Despite the early morning onset of snow, the team took the course head-on and had several outstanding performances. Placing above many elite runners, CDT Evans ’18 took 5th place with a total time of 2 hours and 17 minutes. Following close behind was Team Captain Sitarz ’17 with a time of 2 hours and 19 minutes. Among the newest members of the team, CDT Saponari ’20 placed 15th with a time of 2 hours and 43 minutes. This was CDT Saponari’s longest and most technical traditional orienteering course since beginning orienteering in August. This meet allowed each team member to assess their abilities and they will finish the semester with specific training goals in mind to prepare for their final meet of the season, the long anticipated 2nd Annual Army-Navy Orienteering meet!


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    CDT Parker Gahagen '17After posting his fourth shutout of the season, senior goaltender Parker Gahagen has been named Atlantic Hockey's Goalie of the Week for the third time this year, announced by the league on Tuesday. While stopping 25 shots and allowing no goals in Friday's 1-0 win over AIC, Gahagen is now first in the nation for blanking opponents. It was the 11th game this season that he has made at least 20 saves. On Saturday, the Buffalo, NY native made 32 saves on 34 shots against Brown. This marked the fourth game of 2016 that Gahagen has stopped over 30 shots. Apart from being first in the nation for shutouts, Gahagen ranks third with a 1.72 goals against average and fourth in saves percentage (.939). He backs the No. 2 scoring defense in the nation (1.86) and the second-ranked penalty killing unit with a .913 efficiency. Read More


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    CDT Christian Nattiel was named as one of 32 U.S. 2017 Rhodes Scholars. The Rhodes Scholarship is an international award for graduate study at the University of Oxford. CDT Sam Ruppert will be a Marshall Scholar, one of up to 40 young Americans selected to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. CDTs Mark McGinnis, Collin Parker, Timothy McLaughlin, Bethany Russell, and Don Dalisay were named as Schwarzman Scholars. Schwarzman Scholars receive an award for a year of graduate study at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing.


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