Washington University Bears Caleb Durbin and Ryan Loutos woke up Tuesday with high hopes and nervous jitters. By the end of the day, both would score deals with Major League Baseball teams.
“If vaccines or negative COVID-19 tests are required for attendees, 100% attendance is safe,” says the Washington University in St. Louis mathematician who helped derive the model used for fan-attendance risk analysis across many of America’s sports venues. “Without requiring vaccinations or testing, it’s not.”
The Bears baseball team was No. 1 in the nation when COVID-19 cut short their season. Now they’re back and undefeated.
Andrew Whitaker, a two-sport athlete and a senior biomedical engineering major at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has spent his undergraduate career giving back.
No one could have foreseen a fall without football when Aaron Keen was named head coach last January. But the 1994 WashU graduate is tackling the challenge of his first season head on, with resiliency and a positive mental attitude learned under his friend and mentor, Larry Kindbom.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic, Washington University varsity athletic teams will not be competing during the 2020 fall sports season. “While the decision to cancel fall competitive schedules was not made easily, we remain committed to keeping the safety and well-being of our student-athletes and campus community front of mind,” said Anthony J. Azama, the John M. Schael Director of Athletics.
Francis Field, the venerable stadium on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, was re-dedicated Sept. 21 as Francis Olympic Field. The new name is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, represents another milestone in securing Washington University’s — and St. Louis’ — legacy in the Olympic movement.
The Washington University in St. Louis Field House will serve as home court to the two-time national champions St. Louis Surge, St. Louis’ women’s professional basketball team.
The Washington University athletics program has many fans, but none bigger than Mark Wrighton.
Women’s basketball head coach Randi Henderson and her husband, assistant coach Duez Henderson, are leading the No. 19-ranked Bears into their 30th consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. The Bears will play Wisconsin-Whitewater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Athletic Complex. The couple’s small children are the team’s biggest fans.