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    The Army West Point women's basketball team earned its second straight win with a 67-48 defeat of Patriot League-rival Loyola on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Army improves to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in the Patriot League with the victory, while Loyola slips to 9-13 and 5-6. The Black Knights' 19-point win was its largest Patriot League victory of the season, topping their previous high of eight points. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/7EM3Vt21dEo. Yearling Madison Hovren netted a game-high 28 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. She converted 10-of-12 attempts at the free-throw line to lead Army, which finished 17-of-21 (81.0 percent) on free throws in the game. Cow Daizjah Morris scored 12 points and tallied four steals, while Destinee Morris also totaled 12 points. Read More


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    The Army West Point women's track and field team defeated Navy to win its third Army-Navy indoor meet star in a row by a score of 100-81. This was the first time in 22 years that Army has swept Navy in both a men's and women's track and field event in the mile Abby Halbrook took a commanding lead finishing first with a time of 4:58.40. She was followed closely by Cassie Mundekis who had a time of 5:02.11. In the 60 meter hurdles it was Lynne Mooradian with a season best time of 8.83 seconds. She was joined by Skyler Goss who placed fourth with a time of 9.60 seconds. Calli McMullen beat her own personal best in the 400-meter dash while winning gold with a time of 58.72 seconds. Mooradian placed third with a time of 59.43 seconds. In the 500-meter dash Kate Sanborn finished third with a time of 1:22.68. She was followed by Stephanie McDermott who finished fourth at 1:29.17. Emily Malone won a close 60-meter dash clocking a time of 7.82 seconds. Whidney Desormo just missed the top spot and finished second at also 7.82 seconds. Abby Halbrook took a wide lead in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.48. She was joined by Haley Watson who clocked a time of 2:16.95. Samantha Coletti stood atop the podium in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:56.63. Mundekis took second at 2:57.00. Read More


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    The Army West Point men's track and field team broke a five-year lull as it took down the Midshipmen by a score of 97-84. With both men's and women's teams winning, it was the first time in 22 years that Army has swept Navy at a track and field event. In the mile Keagan Smith pulled ahead to set a team season best, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:08.23. Senior captain Trevor Touchton placed second with a time of 4:09.27. In the 60-meter hurdles Senior Nick Beavers set a team season best (8.15 seconds) in his second place finish. Ross Puritty come in a close third with a time of 8.22 seconds. Jose Santana led the 400-meter dash clocking a time of 48.74 seconds Andre Vaughn placed fourth tallying a time of 52.01 seconds. The 500-meter dash was highlighted by Tyrell Maddox who finished first with a time of 1:04.28. He was joined by Jackson Keating in fourth with a time of 1:06.90. Kevin Dyer was atop the podium in the 60m dash, clocking a time of 6.80 seconds. Dyer was joined by Ben Sims who placed second and ran the race in 6.84 seconds. The 800-meter run featured a 1-2 sweep by the Black Knights with senior captain Touchton placing first at 1:54.23 and Nick Causey placing second with a time of 1:54.62. Ben Boswell captured gold in the 1000-meter run crossing the finish line with a time of 2:28.52. He was followed by Mikey Singer who placed third with a time of 2:29.53. Read More


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    Corps Dance-A-Thon Raises $22,000The Cadet Hostess Office supported the Corps Dance-a-thon (ICW the national Miracle Network Dance Marathons) that took place in the Cullum Hall Ballroom. Years of planning went into the final execution, resulting in all proceeds (over $22,000) donated to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Westchester, NY.


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  • 02/06/17--09:42: Army Claims Star over Navy
  • Trailing 198.50-198.30 after three events, the Army West Point gymnastics team claimed the final two events (parallel bars and high bar) to turn back Navy, 405.85-403.00, in the annual Star Series presented by USAA Saturday afternoon at Gross Sports Center. Nathan Goff and Leo Genders set the pace winning pommel horse (13.95) and high bar (14.6), respectively, as the No. 13 Black Knights' depth proved the difference as the No. 11 Midshipmen claimed four individual winners along with the all-around champion. The Black Knights saw four competitors notch scores over 14.00 on the vault. Army topped Navy in the parallel bars by a close score of 67.45-66.40. Army began the meet on the floor with Seth Cannon leading the way with a score of 13.5. Genders converted a 13.35 which is a season-high. The Black Knights combined for a season-high 65.00 on the floor, but trailed the Mids who totaled 65.90. The Cadets then moved to the pommel horse where Brandon Shively started things off with a career-high performance of 13.45. Goff was next and tallied his career-high on the event of 13.95. Andre Hufnagel (13.20) and Rex Scott (13.05) both scored marks over 13.00 to fuel Army to a 66.55-64.70 advantage over Navy. Ryan Wilson was the first competitor on the still rings with a personal-best 13.75 to nip his former mark of 13.7. Goff's score of 13.20 was the second-best in the event for Army. Read More


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    The Army West Point rifle team took down Navy, 5823-5788, in the annual Star Meet to capture its eighth straight victory over the Mids as part of the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA. (4,672-4,629): The Black Knights captured three of the top four spots in aggregate scoring. Army was led by Marvin Lewis (1,177) who championed the event and posted the top mark for the Cadets for the second straight week. Danielle Cuomo came in second with a score of 1,172 followed by Nathan Brewer in fourth tallying 1,162. Payne Nunn rounded out the rest of the scoring for Army amassing a total of 1,152. Lewis led the field in smallbore shooting 588. Brewer placed third tallying 582, and Cuomo placed fourth with a score of 581. Allen Solida rounded out the scoring for the Cadets totaling 577. Read More


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  • 02/07/17--07:30: Crew Victory over RMC
  • Crew Victory over RMCThe Army Crew Team competed in their first race of the 2017 Spring Semester in a dual against RMC, finishing in an overall team victory! Highlights from the competition: Cadets Hoyes finished 2nd and Savidge finished 3rd in the Novice Men Event 1, both personal records. In the Varsity Women's Event USMA swept the board finishing on top! The top three cadet competitors in the VW event PR: 1st Boelter, 2nd Pile, 3rd Makuch. In both the Varsity Men Events all USMA competitors finished ahead of RMC. The first heat of the varsity men ended with a tie for first between cadets Danielsen and Brooks. The second heat of the varsity men was also a sweep, as cadets Wagner, Toch, Townsend, Lancaster, and Rapp finished in the top 5, all within 5 seconds of each other. At the end of the competition RMC and USMA joined forces to compete in a relay race comprised of 4 people per team (2 RMC, 2 USMA). It was a great way to end the competition to demonstrate good sportsmanship and the unity between of both teams.


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    History Department Cadets visit Philadelphia65 cadets from History of the United States and Advanced History of the United States travelled with the History Department the nation's birthplace, Philadelphia. Guided by CPT Bergman, MAJ McGovern, CPT Browning, CPT Kiser, and Dr. McDonald, the group visited the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Second Bank of the United States, Franklin Court, and Christ Church. The day was capped with a reception hosted by the West Point Society of Philadelphia. The following day cadets and faculty toured Valley Forge, examining the fateful winter of 1777-78 which served as a crucible for the American army.


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    Class of ’83 Distinguished Leader SeriesCadets and Faculty from across the Academy attended an intimate discussion on leadership held in the BS&L Conference Room. As part of the Class of ’83 Distinguished Leader Series, BG Andrew Rohling discussed his leadership philosophy through first hand examples that spanned his career. BG Rohling is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, 10th Mountain Division. This leadership series strives to advance the study of leadership at the academy by exposing members to leaders from across multiple facets. Following this discussion, the audience walked away better leaders of character with the authentic and frank discussion focused on mentorship, talent management, leader development and key focus areas for young leaders.


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    Powerlifting Success at the Northeast ChampionshipsArmy Powerlifting traveled to Latham, NY for the Northeast Powerlifting Championships. This served as an opportunity for all new members to qualify for the USAPL Collegiate Nationals and for all veteran members to help the new members. The meet was a huge success, resulting in all new members successfully qualifying for nationals. Furthermore, no members missed any more than one lift in any of their attempts. This indicates that not only were the lifters capable of qualifying for nationals, but they also had an accurate mental conception of their strength, a crucial advantage in the sport of powerlifting. The Powerlifting team worked diligently all of last semester to qualify for nationals following coach Jaffe’s leadership closely. Learning a lot of the science behind the sport to include mobility, nutrition, programming, and biomechanics. 1st Place Medalists: Cadets Yoon, Mcdonough, Voll, Linden, Hsu and Degori. 2nd Place Medalists: Cadets Roll, Chung, Sweeney and Roseborough.


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    Cadets Attend USNA Leadership ConferenceCadets Cassalia, Dial, and Burnette-Turner (Class of 2017), accompanied by CPT Dunham, attended the United States Naval Academy Leadership Conference. The USNA Leadership Conference brings together participants from over 45 military and civilian colleges. The participants had the opportunity to interact with thought leaders, such as Major General (retired) Charles Frank Boklen Jr. USMC, the 12th administrator of NASA, on the conference topic of developing a common vision and action within organizations.


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    CDT Madison Hovren '19Yearling Madison Hovren was honored as Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 25.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in a pair of Army wins last week. The Patriot League Player of the Week recognition is the sixth this season for Hovren, and is also the sixth of her career. Hovren netted 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds in helping the Black Knights to a 63-55 win over Lafayette on Feb. 1. She shot 8-of-12 from the field versus the Leopards and added three steals on the defensive side. The Spokane, WA native followed up her performance against Lafayette with game highs of 28 points and 15 rebounds in Army's 67-48 victory over Loyola on Feb. 4. Hovren shot 10-of-12 from the foul line in the game and contributed nine points and six rebounds in the third quarter alone to help the Cadets outscore the Greyhounds, 24-14, in the period. Read More


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    Ski Patrol Training at Jiminy PeakThe West Point Ski Patrol conducted training at Jiminy Peak Ski Area. Patrol candidates worked on ski/board skills as well as sled and toboggan handling on challenging terrain. Several cadets served as instructors for the event and others volunteered to help patrol the hill, gaining invaluable experience from the outstanding team of patrollers at Jiminy Peak.


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    Mountaineering Has a Strong Start to the SeasonThe West Point Climbing team competed at Rock Climb Fairfield (Connecticut) in the first collegiate climbing competition of the year. Along with West Point, over 10 schools competed in the competition to include RIT, UCONN and Yale. Members of the climbing team competed in speed climbing, bouldering, and top roping. This first chance to employ the long hours of practice for eight team members. They performed well, had many individual standout performances, and 26 various divisions placements in the top 20. Most notably, in her first competition Morgan Hall ’20, placed 8th in the women’s bouldering division. Kwak ’17, placed 9th in women’s top rope and 2nd in women’s speed climbing. Boggs ’17, and Mueller ’18, placed 5th and 8th in men’s top rope respectively. Lastly, Mueller, Hazen ’17 and Reape ’17, took 3rd, 6th and 9th in men’s speed respectively.


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    Debate at the Crowe Warken Debates at USNAIn their first tournament of the spring semester, Army Debate took home a speaker award and a semi-finalist trophy in the Junior Varsity division. Cadets Jared Cochrane and Henry Smith advanced to the semifinal round in the Junior Varsity Division of the tournament, and Cadet T.J. Kilcullen won the Ninth Place Speaker Award in the Novice Division.


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    Men's Team Handball Brings Home BronzeMen’s Team Handball traveled to San Francisco to compete in the California Cup recently. They finished with a 3-2 record and earned a bronze medal with their 3rd place finish. As a team, they scored 85 goals while only giving up 65. The +20 differential was second best (Cal Heat 1, +21). Individually, Cadet Schebler ’18 finished 5th in total goals scored with 26 and Cadet Smith ’17 finished 7th.


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    Engineer Research and Development Center Capstone VisitLTC Richards and Cadets Cosner, Matos, Merrick, Moody, and Provine (all class of 2017) traveled to Vicksburg, MS to meet with their Capstone client, Mr. James Richards, an analyst from the Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER) out of the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Both capstone projects support ISER research into incorporating life cycle cost analysis into the acquisition of Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS). The teams presented their work completed to date in their specifics areas of research and participated in sessions with industry and government partners who are researching methods to incorporate the life cycle cost framework into an online trade-space analysis tool called TradeBuilder. The sessions were very collaborative and helpful for the teams as they move forward with their research and analysis to produce deliverables that will be incorporated into the larger body of work.


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    Gymnastics firstie Leo Genders, men's track and field yearling Kevin Dyer and women's track and field plebe Emily Malone were all recognized as tri-Army Athletic Association Athletes of the Week. Genders, who hails from Lancaster, Ohio helped lead the gymnastics team to a 405.850-402.800 Star Meet victory over Navy last week with season-high performances in each of his routines. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/lZ02BOieXMg. The Black Knights trailed the Mids after three events, but, fueled by Genders, the Cadets turned out outstanding scores on the vault, parallel bars and high bar to overtake their rivals. Genders boasted a 14.600 on a stunning high bar routine to mark the second straight week as the champion of that event. He also saw success on the vault with a 14.300 score and on the floor where he posted marks of 13.350. Read More


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  • 02/10/17--08:48: Athletic Director's Update
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    Athletic Director's Update


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    Cadets attend the Annual Quadrille BallLTC Breuer and his spouse, MAJ Emery and her spouse, along with two members of the German Forum, cadets Parker ’18 and Craven ’20 attended the annual Quadrille Ball in New York City. The Ball is part of the Germanistic Society of America and supports scholarships for students desiring attendance in the Fulbright program, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and Columbia University. The cadets were given the opportunity to interact with some of the most influential individuals in New York City while positively representing West Point. They were able to practice some of their German language skills at the ball, as many of the attendees were native German speakers. This was a wonderful opportunity for some cadets as well as German instructors to support the New York City engagement initiative.


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