Athletics & Recreation

Westminster College student reflects on his experience at the Paralympic Games

Top athletes competed in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this past March — including at least one student from Westminster College. Andrew Haraghey, a senior public health...Read More

New semester-long class to offer students field experience in outdoor leadership

Starting next fall, the Outdoor Education and Leadership (OEL) Field Semester will give students an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in the outdoor education profession. The OEL Field Semeste...Read More

Westminster snowboard team finishes season with unusual races

During the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., Westminster College’s snowboard team raced in five events: Giant slalom, slalom, boardercross, r...Read More

Dry Utah winter impacted Westminster ski team’s training

The lack of snow this winter prevented the Westminster College ski team from preparing for its races, limiting the opportunities they had to run through the gates and the amount of times they could go...Read More

Westminster College athletes go pro despite NCAA Division II standing

NCAA Division I athletic programs have the largest athletic budget and the most enrollment of any university athletic programs, according to a recruiting fact sheet from the organization. However, tha...Read More

Former athletes watched Olympics with nostalgia — but didn’t dream of going back

Heather McPhie Watanabe is used to being awake at odd hours. With a newborn baby, her schedule depends heavily on her daughter’s needs. But over the past few weeks, when she was awake at those odd hou...Read More

Westminster students learn how to scuba dive in a land-locked desert state

With ski resorts and hiking trails less than an hour away from the campus, Westminster College attracts many students interested in outdoor recreation — but one unexpected activity the desert state of...Read More

Outdoor leadership student works to recover after injury to achieve academic, career goals

When Patrick Marrinan, a junior at Westminster College, dropped off a cliff while snowboarding at Brighton Resort in December 2016, he knew he had too much speed. As he flew past the drop-off and land...Read More

Some student athletes struggle with body image, fitting ‘ideal’ physique for their sports

When Jasmine McWilliams, a first-year student on Westminster College’s dance and cheer teams, tried out for the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings and the Jazz Dance Team, she said she felt l...Read More

Westminster student battles scoliosis with rock climbing

For many students at Westminster College, rock climbing is a way to relieve stress and have fun. But for Cole Cooper, a junior political science major who was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at ag...Read More

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