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- 12/21/15--06:56: Women’s Basketball Tops Emerson, Reaches 600 Wins
- 12/21/15--07:15: Cadets 4 Kids: Working Mathematics with Area Schoolchildren
- 12/21/15--12:20: Kelsey Minato Collects AAA Recognition
- 12/23/15--11:17: 2015 ChemShow - Chemical Engineering in NYC
- 12/23/15--11:19: Works-in-Progress Colloquium (WIP)
- 12/23/15--11:20: Cadets Improved the Programming of Their Robots
- 12/23/15--12:08: Athletic Director's Update
- 12/29/15--08:34: Threes Send Men's Basketball Past Monmouth
- 12/30/15--07:33: Hockey Upends #20 Merrimack
- 12/31/15--05:50: Men’s Basketball Shoots Past Lehigh
- 12/31/15--06:27: Defense Keys Women’s Basketball’s Win Over Lehigh
- 01/04/16--13:11: Plomb Selected AAA Athlete of the Week
- 01/06/16--07:34: The West Point Parachute Team Wins Big at NCPC
- 01/06/16--08:29: Army vs. Navy Club Hockey at Madison Square Garden 1-9-16
- 01/07/16--13:21: Seniors Lead Women’s Basketball Over Lafayette
- 01/08/16--13:18: Athletic Director's Update
- 01/11/16--06:00: Defense Keys Men’s Basketball’s Win at Loyola
- 01/11/16--06:11: Women's Swim & Dive Stuns Bucknell
- 01/11/16--06:29: Minato Guides Women’s Basketball Past Loyola
- 01/11/16--06:43: Wrestling Fights Back in Victory over Binghamton
WEST POINT, NY - Three different players scored in double figures as the Army West Point women's basketball team won its sixth in a row, defeating Emerson, 86-47, to finish nonconference play on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Army, which is receiving a pair of votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week, improves to 9-1 following the victory, while Emerson slips to 3-6.
The win marked the Black Knights' 600th in varsity history, as Army becomes only the second Patriot League women's basketball team to reach 600 wins. Senior Kelsey Minato led all scorers with 23 points, including 18 in the second half, after shooting 10-of-20 from the floor, while freshman Madison Hovren matched her career high with 11 points and established career standards of seven rebounds and five field goals, after hitting 5-of-6 attempts. Read More
WEST POINT, NY - After coming home Dec. 12, from the exchange program at the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 2016, Cadet Nicholas Ives was ready to make a change. No, he certainly didn't want to become a Midshipman, but he did want to take a page from their book. While spending time at Annapolis, Ives took part in a group called Mids for Kids, a community outreach initiative that sends Midshipmen to local elementary and middle schools to help tutor students. It is the largest volunteer organization at the Naval Academy with over 200 Midshipmen involved. "I could go into the classroom and I would spend two hours in the classroom teaching these kids," Ives said. After experiencing the reward from teaching children, he knew he had to bring a similar program back to West Point.
He and Brigade Public Affairs Officer, Class of 2016 Cadet Michael Auten, began a pilot run for "Cadets 4 Kids" in April, going to Highland Falls Intermediate School every other week, teaching math to fifth through eighth graders. They were able to get over 20 cadets on board. By November, they had 60 cadets on the email list and the group began to go every week. "This is one of the cooler things I've done," Ives said about Cadets 4 Kids. When he isn't writing 10 page proposals, submitting the trip sections and talking to higher authorities, Ives likes spending his time with the children. Read More
WEST POINT, N.Y.– Army West Point women's basketball senior Kelsey Minato was named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for her 23-point effort during an 86-47 victory over Emerson on Dec. 19. The AAA Athlete of the Week accolade is her second of the season and the 13th of her career. Minato made 10-of-20 of her attempts from the field in the win to mark her third straight game shooting at least 50 percent overall, and her fourth of the season.
The senior guard added a pair of three-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals to her game-high 23 points. After struggling in the first half, Minato went on to shoot 8-of-13 in the second half to lead the Black Knights to their sixth consecutive victory. Minato increased her program career scoring record to 2,042 points, while elevating her Patriot League-record double-digit scoring streak to 90 games. Read More
The first and second class cadets in the chemical engineering program went to the 2015 ChemShow in New York City accompanied by LTC Geoffrey Bull, MAJ John Belanger, and MAJ Stephen Winter. The chemical engineering expo is held every other year and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first event, which was attended by Thomas Edison. Cadets attended presentations by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) New York City Metro Section and met with chemical engineers conducting demonstrations and explaining process phenomena encountered in industry. Hundreds of pieces of equipment, from uniquely designed liquid-liquid extractors to high-performance valves, were available for cadets to learn about from experts in the field. Due to proprietary concerns for some inventions, no photography was allowed inside the event, but a couple cadets captured the memory just outside.
Department of English and Philosophy: Works-in-Progress Colloquium (WIP). The Department hosted its fourth Works-in-Progress Colloquium of the semester. These events allow faculty, APL majors, and other interested cadets to listen, and respond, to ongoing research in the fields of English and Philosophy. One of the department’s Assistant Professors of Philosophy, Courtney Morris, presented her ongoing research titled, “Kant on God, Possibility, and Explanation.” She argued that while Kant thought it impossible to gather theoretical knowledge of God, he still thought that we necessarily must presuppose the idea of God for purposes of empirical explanation. Without the
Department of English and Philosophy: PY201 & EECS Interdisciplinary Effort. This semester, cadets in LTC Saxon's PY201 class, in an interdisciplinary effort with LTC Chris Korpela and EECS, were given a "challenge" type project to assist in developing a program that would help a robotic weapons system operate in accordance with moral reasoning required by just war theory. This was a conceptual problem made real by the philosophy students programming Arduino bots with an algorithm to decide whether or not to attack balloons that represented friendly forces, enemy combatants, and noncombatants by color. Recently, the cadets briefed the ethical and engineering challenges they encountered with the project and demonstrated the results of their work with their robots in a small "battle bot" arena. Over the course of the block, several teams improved the programming of their robots to execute more discriminate "attacks," and some created innovative movement and search patterns for their robots. The project aimed to make just war theory more tangible and mirrored real-world opportunities and dilemmas with autonomous weapons systems and AI development.
WEST POINT, NY - Tanner Plomb and Kyle Wilson combined for 48 points as the Army West Point men's basketball team made eight more three-pointers than Monmouth in a 91-84 victory over the Hawks on Monday afternoon at Christl Arena. Plomb scored a game-high 27 points and Wilson poured in 21, with four three-pointers each, as Army (9-3) shot 11-for-28 from beyond the arc (39.3 percent) and held Monmouth (9-4) to a 3-for-11 effort from beyond the arc. Click here to watch the video.
Kennedy Edwards added 12 points, while Larry Toomey and Kevin Ferguson scored nine apiece. Ferguson equaled his career high with 13 rebounds, while Edwards also tied his career-high of nine to help the Black Knights to a 47-41 rebounding edge. "This was a great game between two really good basketball teams," head coach Zach Spiker said. "This game came down to getting stops and I thought we did a really good job defending the three-point line. If you can defend the three-point line and make some shots down the other end, you put yourself in a great position to have success." Read More
WEST POINT, NY - The Army hockey team returned home following its holiday break and started the second half of the season with a bang as the Black Knights upended 20th-ranked Merrimack with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. Army (5-8-4) saw Trevor Fidler pick the pocket of a Merrimack defender and beat goalie Drew Vogler on a breakaway with the eventual gamewinner with less than eight minutes to go in the game. Nick DeCenzo and Conor Andrle added goals as well in the win. Click here to watch the video.
Parker Gahagen made his 14th start of the season and pushed aside 35 shots in the win. He recorded 18 stops in the third period to seal the deal for the Black Knights. "We knew we were playing a hard-working team tonight and that is where it started for us, our work ethic," head coach Brian Riley said. "We knew we hadn't been on the ice for two weeks and we knew we had to use everybody and play a full 60 minutes. I am really proud of the guys and the effort tonight." Read More
BETHLEHEM, PA - A scorching shooting start helped the Army West Point men's basketball team build an 11-point halftime lead in an eventual 88-82 victory in the Patriot League opener for both teams on Wednesday night at Stabler Arena. Four different Army players scored in double figures, led by Tanner Plomb's 23-point effort. Kyle Wilson scored 17, Kevin Ferguson had 15 and Adam Roe had a new career high with 11. Larry Toomey pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds as Army held a plus-nine advantage on the glass (39-30). As a team, Army shot 55.0 percent (33-of-60), with 12 three pointers, and was 10-for-12 at the free throw line. Tim Kempton scored a game-high 28 points, while Austin Price finished with 22 points and Jesse Chuku scored 17 to go along with his team-high eight rebounds. Lehigh forced Army into 17 turnovers and were plus-seven in that department on the night. Read More
WEST POINT, NY - The Army West Point women's basketball team forced 24 turnovers and finished with 13 steals en route to a 63-39 victory over Lehigh to open its Patriot League schedule on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena. Army, which is receiving a vote in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week, wins its seventh straight to improve to 10-1 overall and 1-0 in the league, while Lehigh slips to 7-5 and 0-1.
Sophomore Janae McNeal made her sixth start of the season and led all scorers, finishing with a career-high 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Senior Kelsey Minato scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting, while also adding a season-high seven assists, a career-best six steals and six rebounds. Senior Aimee Oertner finished two points short of a double-double, with eight points and 10 boards, while also contributing four blocks. Classmate Jean Parker shot 2-of-3 from deep and netted eight points to go along with seven rebounds. Read More
WEST POINT, NY - Men's basketball senior Tanner Plomb has been chosen as the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after averaging better than 24 points per game this past week. Plomb, who hails from Mukwonago, Wis., averaged 24.4 points in Army's 2-1 week that included a home win over Monmouth, who entered the game receiving votes in both national polls, and a victory at preseason Patriot League favorite Lehigh on the road to open conference play. Click here to watch the video.
Plomb scored at least 23 points in all three games and equaled a career-high with five assists against the Mountain Hawks. Plomb shot 41.9 percent from the floor (26-of-62), including a 40.9 effort from beyond the arc (9-for-22) and was 12-for-17 at the line. Plomb has scored in double figures in every game this season and 24 games overall dating back to last season. He has four consecutive 20-point performances and nine this season to up his total to 20 for his career. He leads the Patriot League in scoring and is 15th nationally with his 21.9 points per game average. Plomb is 13th in the nation in threes per game with 3.36. Read More
The West Point Parachute Team Beat Air Force in the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at the Lake Wales Skydiving/ Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, Florida over winter break. In addition to winning the Gavin Gavel award and the Most Competitive Collegiate Skydiver, Army won 40 medals including 18 gold.
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EASTON, PA - Senior Kelsey Minato finished with a game-high 30 points for her second 30-point game in a row, while classmate and Pennsylvania native, Aimee Oertner netted a career-high-tying 19 points as the Army women's basketball team defeated Lafayette, 78-45, in a Patriot League matchup on Wednesday evening at the Kirby Sports Center. Army improves to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in the league, while Lafayette drops to 2-11 and 0-3.
Minato scored exactly 30 points, after finishing with 35 at Bucknell on Jan. 2, and shot 12-of-15 from the floor, including a 5-of-7 showing from deep. Minato also contributed seven rebounds and seven assists. Along with matching her career-high in points, Oertner shot 7-of-8 and added five boards and a career-best seven blocks after notching six blocks at Bucknell. Read More
BALTIMORE - The Army West Point men's basketball team improved to 7-2 on the road with a critical 73-59 victory over Loyola Maryland on Saturday evening at Reitz Arena. The Black Knights limited the Greyhounds to a 2-for-16 shooting performance from beyond the arc.
Army snapped a two-game skid to improve to 2-2 in the Patriot League and 11-5 overall, while Loyola suffered its first conference loss (3-1) and fell to 4-11 on the year. Tanner Plomb paced the Black Knights with 22 points, Kyle Wilson scored 15 and Kevin Ferguson netted 12 in the win. Plomb grabbed a team-high eight rebounds for the Black Knights to help them to a 43-35 edge on the glass. Read More
WEST POINT, NY - For the fifth time in program history, and the first in head coach Mickey Wender's tenure, the Army West Point women's swimming and diving team defeated Bucknell. The Black Knights beat the Bison 172-128 Saturday afternoon at Crandall Pool.
"I'm so proud of the entire program today," said Wender. "The swimmers and divers and men and women have been growing and developing into the best team that I've seen here in my ten years. It was a great way to send out our firstie class. They have been a cornerstone of the program and have built a culture where everybody has the opportunity to grow to their full potential. I think our men's and women's relationship has grown and it showed today. The seniors over the four years have contributed so much.
"It's fun to have these milestone wins. Bucknell is a talented team that is well coached so it makes it that much more meaningful to beat them head-to-head coming off a challenging night against Lehigh."
Jorie Mason won the 3-meter diving event to earn overall team points that led to Army's success in the meet. She notched a score of 221.77 to place first. Rebecca Sleight tallied 126.06 points to place sixth. Off the 1-meter, Mason had a score of 189.59 to place first and Sleight had 153.22 to place sixth. Read More
WEST POINT, NY - Senior Kelsey Minato scored a game-leading 23 points, as the Army West Point women's basketball team came away with a 70-37 Patriot League victory over Loyola on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Army wins its second straight to improve to 12-2 overall and 3-1 in the league, while Loyola falls to 5-10 and 2-2. Click here to watch the video.
Minato was successful on 9-of-17 attempts from the floor, which included a 5-of-11 showing from beyond the arc. Freshman Madison Hovren tallied nine points, while four others scored six. Seniors Aimee Oertner and Jean Parker each posted six points and eight boards, classmate Brianna Johnson totaled six points and three rebounds, and sophomore Aliyah Murray contributed a career-high six points and three assists off the bench. Read More
WEST POINT, NY - In the first home meet of the season, the Army West Point wrestling team erased an early 12-0 deficit en route to a 19-15 victory over Binghamton on Sunday at Christl Arena. "They came out swinging, and they hit us hard," said head coach Kevin Ward. "We were in a hole that we didn't expect to be in. What a great lesson it was for the guys on the team. Our backs were against the wall, and we had to either swing back or take it. They dug deep and got it done." The Black Knights improve to 2-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), while Binghamton falls to 4-3 and 1-1 in the EIWA. Click here to watch the video.
The meet came down to the final match between heavyweights David Farr and Connor Calkins. After a scoreless first period, the two 285-pounders wrestled to a 3-3 tie at the end of period three to send the match to overtime. While methodical in his strategy throughout regulation, Farr came out looking to end the match quickly in the overtime period, and did so with a takedown to seal the victory. "It was euphoric," Farr commented about his meet-deciding victory. "It's not something that I can really describe. I was going crazy. It was awesome to see my teammates going crazy. It was a lot of fun."" Read More