Cheer up, sports fans; the annual winter break is rap-tap-tapping at our chamber door. But more importantly, the surprising women of the Falcon basketball world are stomping on their opponents with ease.
The winter season is different for all individuals, but like every faction of life, SPU students share a common traditional trait. Let’s be honest: We are a community of like persons, all likely to celebrate Christmas with family and friends in a comfortable environment that fosters our holiday cheer.
What’s the point, you ask? What’s the point?!?
As you, a student, may be drowning in an overwhelming deluge of end-of-the-quarter stresses and will seek temporary satisfaction in a short trip home, don’t be fooled. The upcoming contentment is dragging you from the excitement here on campus.
The excitement is a skilled young group of women whose Christmas wonderland is a hardwood court. The carols they sing are shouts of aggression, frustration and desire, and the gifts they give are perimeter shots that rarely miss. They are the Falcon basketball team.
While many people will venture homeward next week, athletes will not.
It is the time of year to inhale an array of baked goods, guzzle ciders and shop, shop, shop. You’ll schedule time to wait in line for Santa with your whiny cousin and play chess with your great aunt. Some of us will share a bed with our sibling, while otiers will anticipate the reunion with old friends when the disappointing reality that you’ve changed will sink to the bottom of your heart.
And for what? All that, so you can return to winter quarter at SPU? The months that upperclassmen strategically place all their difficult classes, and freshmen face the disturbing fact that is the Freshman 15.
Meanwhile, our athletic representatives, the winter warriors, are rehearsing and battling. Think about that for a moment.
We have nothing to look forward to but their efforts. Take all the Minnesota natives on campus, for instance. They have a long flight home to a blizzard and no more baseball team.
I propose that we shower our women basketball players with Christmas greetings this holiday season. Send a card, some cookies or a gift to the athletics office, care of women’s basketball.
Just do it. Their scoring average is 100+ right now. They deserve your love.
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Title: Falcons battle through holidays | Author: Blake Raney | Section: Sports | Published Date: 2001-11-28 | Internal ID: 2332