Pitt students earn chance to go abroad

Jen Rainey | Collegio Reporter Nichole Brown and Robyn Hilt are two of the three Pittsburg State University students to receive a Fulbright Scholarship in the last 10 years. “I wasn’t going to apply, but Megan Corrigan encouraged me to,” said Brown, senior in psychology. “I honestly didn’t think I’d get it.” Brown will be teaching English to Muslim high school students for nine months. She says she is leaving for Indonesia on Aug. 4, which is her birthday, and she will return on May 4, 2013. “I’m taking it as a good sign that I started on my birthday,” Brown said. The Fulbright Scholarship provides students with a stipend, round-trip transportation to the host…

Gorillas get back on winning track

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Tyler Smith | Sports Writer It looks likes the loss to Drury University did nothing to derail the Gorillas from their winning ways. After losing for the first time in six games, the Pittsburg State University baseball team came out with a vengeance and completed a two-game sweep of the Truman State Bulldogs on Saturday, April 28. The Gorillas won by the score of 4-1 in game one and 9-8 in game two. “The four-game sweep of Northwest was a huge confidence builder for the team, and we took that momentum into our next series with Truman,” Mitch Streeter said. “This weekend’s series is going to be tough, but with it being coach Bever’s last…

Spring Flingin’: three QBs, one job

Coach Tim Beck talks to the football players after the spring football game on Saturday, April 28, in Carnie Smith Stadium. Photo by:Srikanth Korlapati/Collegio

Two sophomores, freshman vie for starting job Garett McCullough | Sports Editor Pittsburg State University could think of no better way to kick off spring than a showcase of the defending National Champions. The spring football game on Saturday, April 28, pitted the offense vs. the defense, with a few changes to the scoring system. Instead of teaming the first-team offense with the second-team defense for parity, the coaching staff decided to make it a completely defense vs. offense competition. Offensive scoring was similar to typical scoring, but the offense could also get one point for a first down and one point for 20-plus yard plays. The defensive scoring was slightly inflated since the defense…

Triple threat: Smith shines for Gorillas

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Heidi Smith led the PSU women’s track and field team at last Friday’s meet, the Missouri Southern Bill Laptad Invitational. Smith placed in the top-three in three separate events: hammer throw, shot put and discus. Smith won the hammer throw with a heave of 174 feet, 4 inches. She also placed second in the shot put with a throw of 46-8, and Smith added a third-place finish in the discus with a throw of 139-4. “It feels good to place in three events,” Smith said. “It gave me a little more confidence heading into the conference meet this weekend.” Smith wasn’t the only Gorilla to place in multiple events at…