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    WEST POINT, NY - A career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds by Kevin Ferguson lifted the Army West Point men's basketball team to its third straight win and a 72-68 triumph over Holy Cross on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena. The win improved Army to 16-11 on the season, including a 7-8 mark in Patriot League play, and clinched a winning regular season for the program. Click here to watch the video.

    Kyle Wilson scored 19 points on the strength of five three-pointers and Dylan Cox put in 10 points to go along with five assists. Jordan Fox also added five assists for the Black Knights in a 49.1 percent shooting performance (28-of-57). Army out-rebounded Holy Cross (10-16, 5-10 Patriot League) 39-28 in the contest as Ferguson recorded his fifth consecutive double-double. Malachi Alexander and Cullen Hamilton each scored 17 points for the Crusaders, while Anthony Thompson added nine. Read More


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    WORCESTER, MA - The Army West Point women's basketball team collected its 12th consecutive win to match a program record with an 80-49 Patriot League victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday evening at the Hart Center. Army, which ties the 2006-07 squad for the longest winning streak in team history, improves to 22-2 overall and 13-1 in the Patriot League, while Holy Cross slips to 11-14 and 8-6. Senior Kelsey Minato paced four Black Knights in double figures, netting 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting, to include 4-of-5 from deep.

    Minato also posted a career-high-tying nine assists and six rebounds. Sophomore Janae McNeal posted 17 points and a career-best five steals, while senior Aimee Oertner netted 12 points to finish in double digits for the fifth straight game and also added four blocks. Sophomore Destinee Morris established a career best with 11 points and dished out three assists, while freshman Madison Hovren contributed six points off the bench on 3-of-4 shooting. Katie Dougherty led Holy Cross with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Amy Hasenauer and Lisa Mifsud each tallied eight points. Read More


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    The Phi Alpha Theta Biannual National Conference took place in Orlando, Florida. For the first time, the United States Military Academy sent cadets to present at the conference. Cadets Erica MacSwan, Spenser Rapone, Zachary Affrin, and Michael Ross from the class of 2016, and Cadets Mary Liu and Rachel York from the class of 2018 were selected to present papers at this national conference. At each panel, the cadets were lauded not only for their expertise, but also for their presenting skills which stood out amongst the other students at the conference. Additionally, the Department of History’s own Professor Rasheed Hossein and Major Shauna Hann chaired panels at the conference. All turned in impressive performances, and Phi Alpha Theta recommended that the USMA chapter apply for recognition as Phi Alpha Theta’s chapter of the year due to its impact at the conference


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    WEST POINT, NY - Senior infielder Kasey McCravey was named the Patriot League Player of the Week by College Sports Madness after the team participated in the Seahawk Softball Bash in Wilmington, N.C. "Kasey earns any special recognition she gets," said head coach Michelle DePolo. "Even if she or the team is having an off day she contributes in many different ways. She fought off a lot of pitches this weekend and got on base with singles a great deal."

    The Scottsdale, AZ native led the team in hitting with a .389 average, going 7-for-18 on the weekend. McCravey tallied two runs for the Black Knights and had the team's second-best on base percentage at .421. Defensively, she recorded five putouts and had 13 assists. The Cadets are 1-4 on the season and are back in action Thursday, Feb. 18, when the team faces UC Riverside in California. Army will then participate in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Friday and Saturday. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - Five members of the Army West Point rifle team have qualified for the USA Shooting Junior Olympics and U.S. Development Team tryouts. Rick Arnold, Nathan Brewer, Ethan Cook, Payne Nunn, and Andrew Solomonides each qualified for the first round of air rifle while Brewer qualified for the first round of smallbore. The Cadets are competing as at-large competitors because of being unavailable to compete in their home states sanctioned matches. The cut-off score for men's smallbore is 566 while the cut-off for men's air rifle is 555.

    Arnold was a two-time Indiana Junior Olympic State champion (2014 and 2015). He has shot 578-or-better in air rifle on four occasions this season. Brewer has been a mainstay in the Black Knights line-up. The freshman leads the team with a 575.9 smallbore average and is second on the team in aggregate average at 1157.9. His 586 smallbore score at the President's Trophy Match earned him medalist honors at the event and is tied for the highest smallbore score for Army this season. Cook is the only sophomore in the group. Cook owns a career-high 580 in air rifle which came as a freshman. Read More


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  • 02/18/16--09:37: Athletic Director's Update
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    Army West Point Athletic Director's Update with Boo Corrigan Director of Athletics


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    Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. ACM Special Interest Group for Security, Auditing and Control (SIGSAC) Hosts ROTC Programs for Presentation by ACI’s CPT Rhoades on Dark Web Research. The cadet SIGSAC club recently hosted their monthly guest speaker, CPT Blake Rhoades from the ACI’s Threat Analysis Cell. In his talk, he highlighted the many differences between the Internet we see every day, the deep web consisting of sites not readily searchable or protected by passwords, and then finally, the Dark Web. The Dark Web discussion tied into recent breaches, such as OPM, and how fast the information from that compromise becomes available for purchase. Additionally, he explored the basic content found on the Dark Web and why it is such a popular location for criminal organizations. He explained methods of access, how it becomes hard to track users through de-anonymizing apps, and most importantly, how enemies, such as ISIS are using this realm to further their operations.


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    The mechanical engineering division opened its seminar series for its 103 first-class cadets enrolled in ME400. Mr. Roland Trope provided an insightful discussion on engineering ethics using the recent Volkswagen diesel engine scandal as his case study. A few days later, COL Steve Braddom returned to the department and gave a lecture on U.S. Army aviation acquisition processes as well as an overview of life as an experimental pilot.


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    Introductory Sociology Visit Centers around Rationality in Modernity - aka Visits McDonald's. The PL371: Introductory Sociology class spent Lesson 12 at McDonald's in Highland Falls learning about George Ritzer's notions of the McDonaldization of Society. McDonaldization is couched in theorist Max Weber's ideas of the iron cage of rationality. The cadets used McDonald's as a laboratory where they identified the four elements of McDonaldization: efficiency, control, calculability, and predictability where a significant amount of each leads to the irrationality of rationality.


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    BS&L’s Class of 1983 Distinguished Lecture Series hosts GEN(R) Wes Clark and MG(R) Yom Tov Samia. The Behavioral Science and Leadership Department hosted GEN(R) Wes Clark and MG(R) Yom Tov Samia as part of the departments Class of 1983 Distinguished Lecture Series. During the visit, GEN Clark and MG Samia engaged with Cadets during PL300, toured Jefferson Hall, dined with Cadets in Washington Hall, and engaged in a focused leadership discussion. During the leadership discussion, GEN Clark and MG Samia shared reflections of their combined 60 years of military service across varied continents and periods of time. Three themes emerged from the conversation: 1) Necessity of preparation 2) Responsibility to develop Soldiers and 3) Service as a great opportunity. The Class of 1983 DLS exists to provide an opportunity for Cadets to advance the study and practice of leadership at the Academy through meaningful engagement with influential leaders from all sectors.


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    Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (BS&L) attended the United States Naval Academy Leadership Conference. The intent of this trip was to enhance fellowship amongst Military and Civilian Leaders and share leadership philosophies developed at USMA amongst connected leaders. Members representing USMA experienced five Keynote speaker and three leadership panel covering topic such as (leading across generations, leading across cultures and leading across enterprise). A few highlights from Keynote Speakers were; Chris Inglis, former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret), 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of LAW and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Lieutenant General John F. Sattler, USMC (ret), Distinguished Leadership Chair of the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.


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    ANNAPOLIS, MD - After the first full day of the Patriot League Championships, the Army West Point men's swimming and diving team moved up to second in the rankings with 208 points. The Black Knights recorded an Academy and two plebe records on the night. Brandon McCredie won both the preliminaries and finals in the 50 free. The freshman recorded a first-place plebe record time of 20.10 in the morning session, and a first-place time of 20.13 in the evening session. Chris Szekely was eighth after clocking a 20.50, and Nick Treiberg (20.85) and Austin Kong (21.12) finished 14th and 16th. Tom Ottman was Army's top finisher in the 500 free. He placed sixth with a time of 4:25.57. During the preliminaries, the freshman set a new plebe standard with a time of 4:25.96. Evin Rude was ninth with a time of 4:29.38, while Clay Harmon (4:33.13) was 13th. The Black Knights closed-out the evening session with a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay. Josh Sembrano, Joseph Daniels, Kong and Szekely teamed up to touch the wall in 3:15.56

    The Army West Point women's swimming and diving team completed the first full day of competition at the Patriot League Championships Thursday. The Black Knights rank third with 167 points after three Academy were set along with a plebe record. The finals session began with the 500 free in which Sabrina Mortell captured an Academy record. She placed third with a time of 4:49.59 to top her career-best time of 4:52.03 which was the previous standard. In the 200 IM, Sidney Evans finished 10th, and during the preliminaries she recorded an Academy and plebe record time of 2:04.74. She was followed by Jess Burkett who clocked a time of 2:04.74. "I am also proud of all of those who set records for us today," said Wender. "Jay Yang and Sidney Evans were two plebes who did a tremendous job in the 200 IM. Kelly Hamilton is racing particularly hard even though she is fighting some ailments alongside Chris Szekely who has overcome a significant injury." Molly Mucciarone was the Black Knights' top finisher in the 50 free with a time of 23.03. The senior recorded an NCAA B-Cut time of 22.92 in the preliminary round earlier in the day.

    Army will be back in action Friday through Saturday for the rest of the Patriot League Championships.


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    OVERLAND PARK, KS - Senior captain Kelsey Minato was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award in women's collegiate basketball on Thursday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Minato has played in and started all 119 games since arriving at West Point.

    She is a three-time All-Patriot League first-team selection and has twice collected Patriot League Player of the Year honors. Last season, she received All-America honorable mention praise by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. This year, she paces the conference with 23.6 points per game and ranks sixth nationally in scoring. Minato is Army's career scoring leader, including men's and women's players, with 2,379 points and stands second Patriot League history in scoring. She is currently 84 points shy of passing 2003 Bucknell graduate Moly Creamer's Patriot League record of 2,462 points. Full Story»


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    USMA Brigade Boxing Open 2016Come see the Corps of Cadets square off in the boxing ring!

    The winners will be crowned Brigade Champions and most will go on to represent USMA in the Regional and National Championships!

    Eisenhower Hall – February 26th 7:30 PM. Free Admission.


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    With a history that dates back to 1802, there aren't many "firsts" that occur at the United States Military Academy anymore. However, on February 12, 2016, Army experienced another first when women's lacrosse held its inaugural game as an NCAA Division I program at Michie Stadium. Click here to watch the video. We take a look at the start of the women's lacrosse program at West Point and how coaches and players helped prepare the team for its first varsity season. Read More


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    "I have had difficulty stuttering all my life, and I have been afraid people would think I was dumb because of it. I am naturally a very competitive person, and have worked incredibly hard in school so they never had that chance. It is difficult for me to not always be able to talk at my own pace or say what I need to say. For example, I am very bad at “B” sounds, but of course my name starts with a “B.” That made me very stressed out on the first day of school or meeting new people and having to introduce myself. A lot of people who stutter can avoid public speaking, but I always told myself not to let it stop me from doing what I wanted to do. Even when choosing a college, I knew this was probably the worst place to go for a stutterer, because as an officer you speak a lot. However, this was definitely the best school I could get into and it would be crazy not to go. Am I still nervous? Yes, but I know the importance of confidence, and that hard work and studying pay off."

    Cadet Bridget Ryan is the 2016 recipient of the Henry O. Flipper award, annually given to a graduating cadet who demonstrates the highest qualities of leadership, self-discipline, and perseverance in the face of unusual difficulties. Story


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    ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Army West Point men's swimming and diving team clocked seven new records during the final day of the Patriot League Championships Saturday to finish second overall with 650 points. The men's and women's teams combined for 33 total records broken at the conference meet with the men tallying 10 Academy and seven plebe records. "It was a solid day for the men's team," said head coach Mickey Wender, "It was the most competitive I have seen the team against Navy in the past 10 years. They were focused and consistent, I am really proud of the entire team." Freshman Brandon McCredie was named the Rookie of the Meet after winning the 50 free and being a part of two Academy records and two plebe records for the Black Knights.

    "Brandon has had a tremendous freshman year," Wender said. "He has impressed me with his work ethic and desire to get better. Brandon is very coachable and soaks in every bit of knowledge he can. He is going to have a great future. His win in 50 free is only beginning of what he is capable of." Chris Szkekely stood atop the podium for his first-place finish in the 100 free today. He clocked an NCAA B-Cut time of 43.96 in the prelims and won the finals with a time of 44.02. Brandon McCredie finished in 44.91 to place fifth. Evin Rude won the consolation final with a time of 45.37. Read More


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    WEST POINT, NY - Rookie Nikki Polhamus tallied five goals and six points to lead the Army women's lacrosse team to its first win in program history with an 8-7 victory over Central Connecticut. Army (1-1) also got a great game from Amy Johnston, who finished with two goals and an assist for three points. Erin Jollota also earned a spot on the scoresheet with her first career goal. Click here to watch the video.

    Kayla Rowley had a stellar game in the crease with eight saves, including four in the second half, when the Blue Devils made a late charge to try and even the game up. Central Connecticut (0-1) saw Madison Hughes lead the way with three goals and two assists for five points. Two of her goals came in the second half when the Blue Devils outscored the Black Knights 5-1. Kylie Sullivan chipped in with two points on a goal and an assist. Jackie Branthover earned the start and went just over 40 minutes until Diana Lenares came in for the final 19:31. Branthover had one save in the loss. Read More


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    CARY, NC - The Army West Point baseball team earned its first win of the 2016 season with a 6-5 walkoff victory against Monmouth on Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Center. Tied at 5 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning after Monmouth (1-3) tied the game on a two-out base hit by Robbie Allesandrine, Army (1-3) was able to push across the winning run on an error with two outs in the inning.

    Justin Reece started the ninth with a single up the middle, but was retired on a fielder's choice with Josh White at the plate. White stole second off Monmouth lefty Kyle Ajjan, who walked Kris Lindner with first base unoccupied. White and Linder successfully executed a double steal with David Monge at the plate, but Monge struck out for the second out of the inning. Brandon Lee was up next and his ground ball to second base was misplayed as White scampered home as the deciding run. Read More


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    ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Army West Point women's basketball team won its program record 13th straight game with a 49-34 win over Navy at Alumni Hall on Saturday afternoon. Senior Aimee Oertner's double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds along with a career-high seven blocks helped the Black Knights improve to 23-2 on the season and 14-1 in Patriot League play. Classmate Kelsey Minato scored 13 and sophomore Destinee Morris added 11 in the victory.

    Senior Jean Parker matched her career high with 10 rebounds and scored four points. Christina Potts led the way for Navy, scoring 10 points and adding six boards, as the Midshipmen drop to 14-12 and 8-7. Peri Curtis tallied seven points and seven rebounds, while Danielle Poblarp added six points. The Black Knights netted five in a row to begin the second quarter and went on to outscore the Midshipmen, 17-3, by the 1:42 mark of the frame. Oertner added six points during the run, while Minato tallied five points, as the visitors led 29-15. Read More


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