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World Long Drive Competitor to Host Longest Drive Competition

Katherine “Katie” Wills, Southern Utah University golf team member and longest drive competitor, is set to host the longest drive competition at the Utah Summer Games Golf Tournament on June 15.

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Russian Tennis Player Starts Business to Help International Athletes

Evgenia Marushko has always loved tennis and trained at a professional level since childhood. As a teenager, she was deciding what to do with her tennis career. In Russia and most other countries in the world, there’s no college team sports. That means athletes have to either play professionally and hope that they are one of the few exceptions who makes it, or quit their sport and enroll at a local university.

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What You Don't Know About the Super Bowl

Coverage of the Super Bowl in the United States is extensive and in some places, seemingly non-stop. Despite all this attention, though, there are a few things about the game that most people may not know.

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Interim Director of the Utah Summer Games

By Southern Utah University on January 04, 2018

in Athletics, Cedar City

Southern Utah University is excited to announce Pace Clarke as the Interim Director of the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games. Pace started with USG in 2016 as the Operations and Development Coordinator. He was responsible for fostering and developing sponsorships, writing grants, managing the budget, and finding new ways to serve volunteers and donors who support the games.

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Thunderbird Athletics Kicks Off Week Of Giving

By Southern Utah University on December 12, 2017

in Athletics

The Southern Utah University Athletic Department has started a Week of Giving, following up on the Day of Giving the department had last year.

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New Interim Athletic Director

By Southern Utah University on June 20, 2017

in Athletics

Southern Utah University appointed Deborah Corum as interim athletic director following the departure of Jason Butikofer who will join Purdue University as the deputy athletic director on July 18. 

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Intercollegiate Pickleball Tournament Makes History

This spring, Southern Utah University hosted the first recorded intercollegiate pickleball tournament in the United States. Students from SUU competed against a Dixie State team in 60 intense pickleball matches. SUU came out victorious and is the first winner of the Western Collegiate Team Pickleball Tournament (WCTP).

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SUU to Oakland Raider

By Southern Utah University on May 24, 2017

in Athletics, Alumni

Growing up in northern Utah, James Cowser has always had a love for sports, especially football.

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SUU to Professional Ultra Running

By Southern Utah University on April 24, 2017

in Athletics, Alumni

Hayden Hawks came to Southern Utah University with a passion for running and the great outdoors. Hayden credits Eric Houle, SUU cross country head coach, for his increased speed, endurance and mental stamina. Through the encouragement from caring coaches and teammates, Hayden developed confidence and a desire to always push himself.

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Balancing Gymnastics and Nursing, a Delicate Endeavor

Madyson Howard balances her schedule like she balances in competition - with accuracy, strength and determination. A senior nursing major and Southern Utah University Gymnastics Flippin’ Bird, Howard pursues both of her dreams simultaneously with the support of family, faculty and coaches.

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