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Natural Ties to resume meeting in the fall semester 

The Natural Ties organization at Pitt State is an active organization that, according to their page on Gorilla Engage, “facilitates friendships among college students & adults with… developmental disabilities from the community. By engaging in common activities, peers with and without developmental disabilities create new friendships & have fun together. …

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Students collaborate to create first “PSU Campus-Community Green Guide”

Pittsburg State communication students began working on the first “PSU Campus-Community Green Guide” in the spring semester. The guide will highlight businesses in the community that engage in sustainability-focused or socially responsible business practices.   The group consisted of Emily Ruble, Nicholas DellaCamera, Emerson Tice, and Lucas Allen, who each had different roles …

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Nine baseball players Earn All-MIAA Honors

Nine Gorillas earned All-MIAA honors this year.   Dawson Pomery, infielder and junior in recreation service, sport and hospitality management, earned first-team All-MIAA honors.   Mason Hartman, infielder and junior in construction management, and Aaron Gerdes, outfielder and sophomore in finance, were named to the third-team All-MIAA squad.   David Henderson, pitcher and recent …

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Women’s rugby team presents awards

The women’s rugby club announced winners of this year’s rugby awards earlier this month.   The awards, five in total, were voted on by the entire team.   Macy Williams, who graduated in the fall with an elementary education degree, was voted Most Valuable Rugger.   “Well, it’s definitely an honor to be …

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Track and field teams gather MIAA recognition

Members of the Pittsburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams earned honors for their achievements in athletics and academics.   On the women’s team, Haven Lander and Trace Mosby, were named MIAA Scholar Athletes. Members of the men’s team were also named MIAA Scholar Athletes including Bryce Grahn, Joshua Hudiburg, …

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PSU softball players earn MIAA honors

Several members of the softball team gathered MIAA honors this year.   Six Gorillas were named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll including Kylee Bohle, Kaylee Burns, Keelah Griffith, Kaity Kukowski, Madison Morris and Madison Szymanski.  Griffith, a junior in recreation and sports management, was happy for herself and her teammates …

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Athlete of the Week: Alesha Lawson

This week’s athlete of the week is Alesha Lawson.   Lawson, a junior in chemistry and Spanish, is a member of the Women’s Rugby Club.   “I love the uniqueness of the sport,” Lawson said. “It’s nothing like I’ve ever played before. I enjoy the aggressiveness and high intensity of being on …

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Women’s track and field finishes in top 20 at nationals

The Pitt State women’s track and field team placed in a tie for 19th place overall at the NCAA Division-II Outdoor Championships from Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, May 29 at this year’s host school Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.   Azusa Pacific University won the championship with 81 points. Grand Valley …

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Wyrick receives Elite 90 award

The MIAA and the NCAA give out various awards and recognitions to student-athletes every year.   This year, track and field athlete Levi Wyrick was given the Elite 90 award for the 2021 NCAA Division-II Men’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.   The Elite 90 award was founded by the NCAA …

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