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Katherine Yang, Sports Editor

Katherine Yang ’24 is a prospective biology and chemistry double major from Ambler, Pa. She is a section editor for sports.

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Athletes on the volleyball team must remain fully masked at all times during practices and games, both of which occur indoors. (Marit Hoyem/The Williams Record)

Athletic teams return to NESCAC play with COVID-19 precautions

September 22, 2021
After a quiet last fall and restricted spring, Eph athletics have returned to full conference play. In order to protect the public health of the community, the NESCAC released a series of guidelines detailing COVID-19 protocols for the new fall season.
Representing the U.S. in rugby sevens at the Olympics, Kristi Kirshe ’17 evades a tackle in a game against Australia. (Mike Lee/KLC fotos)

An Olympics like no other: Four alums reflect on their experiences in Tokyo

September 15, 2021
Div. III athletics are not commonly thought of as a breeding ground for Olympic athletes. But four Williams alums — Joey Lye ’09, Tala Abujbara ’14, Will Hardy ’10, and Kristi Kirshe ’17 — have broken the mold, appearing in this year’s Olympics in a variety of roles and for three different countries.
First years reflect on their integration into the athletic community

First years reflect on their integration into the athletic community

May 19, 2021
Close to a year after many of them first arrived on campus, first-year athletes look back on the experience of joining a varsity sports team in the middle of a pandemic.
Student-athletes discuss trans inclusion as runners sign letter urging NCAA action

Student-athletes discuss trans inclusion as runners sign letter urging NCAA action

March 31, 2021
Ten of the College’s cross country athletes joined more than 500 student-athletes from institutions across the country in sending a letter to the NCAA speaking out against anti-trans legislation. The letter sparked conversations about trans athlete inclusion at the College.
Varsity athletes prepare for first competitive season since campus closure

Varsity athletes prepare for first competitive season since campus closure

March 22, 2021
Spring varsity teams are gearing up in preparation for competitions after the College's decision to opt in to NESCAC's limited spring season. For many athletes, this would be their first time competing as an Eph; for some, this would be their last.
In the wake of the party at Wood, questions have been raised about the disconnect between athletes and non-athletes at the College. (Devika Goel/ The Williams Record)

Wood party rekindles debate on athletic culture

March 10, 2021
It has been nearly two weeks since a large gathering at Wood shook the College community. Many students — including both varsity athletes and non-athletes — voiced complaints about the party culture of certain teams. The Record spoke to athletes and non-athletes alike about the effects of the party on athletics; the ties among athletic culture, party culture, and privilege; and where the student body can go from here.
‘Children of deferred dreams’: Tanasia Lea ’13 on being an athlete of color within and beyond the College

‘Children of deferred dreams’: Tanasia Lea ’13 on being an athlete of color within and beyond the College

February 24, 2021
In a Claiming Williams session last Thursday, Tanasia Lea ’13 spoke on her experiences as an athlete of color to an audience of nearly 150 students, faculty, and community members.
‘Let the kids play’: Petition calls for NESCAC to resume spring competition despite pandemic

‘Let the kids play’: Petition calls for NESCAC to resume spring competition despite pandemic

February 10, 2021
In January, a petition calling for the NESCAC to resume inter-collegiate competition in the spring — despite the ongoing pandemic — was launched on change.org. Within a week, it gathered 2,500 signatures.
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