Monday, February 28, 2011

Player Profile: Olivia Catloth

Name: Olivia Catloth

Hometown: Baldwin City, KS

Year: Sophomore

Major: Exercise Science

Hobbies: Internationally traveling

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Tyrel Reed

Talent I’d like to have: I wish I could sing

Dream Job: E News Host

Pre-game pump up song: "Air Force One's"- Nelly

My Motto: "There are 3 things in life you can do: give up, give in, or give it your all."

Favorite value in others: Communication

What I drive: Jetta

Worst Habit: Complaining

On my bedroom wall: Pictures of friends and soon to be Justin Bieber poster

Dinner with three people living or dead: Jeniffer Aniston, Christian Bale, Jesus

Heroes: Grandma

Favorite Movie: "Ten Things I Hate About You"

Favorite childhood memory: Playing in the creek with my brother.

What sport did you play growing up that people wouldn’t know about? Track

Favorite comfort food? French fries

Monday, February 21, 2011

Player Profile: Nate Barbee

Name: Nate Barbee

Hometown: Dakota Dunes, SD

Major: Business

Class: Senior

Favorite athlete: Blake Griffin

Talent I’d like to have: Dunk a basketball

Dream Job: Lumberjack

Pre-game pump up song: "Final Countdown" by Europe

Favorite value in others: Perseverance

What I drive: A Chevy Equinox

On my bedroom wall: Absolutely nothing

What’s in your purse/ wallet? Two Dollars

Dinner w three people living or dead: Tiger Woods, Dan Waite (teammate) and Chris Gilbert (teammate)

Heroes: Doug Quinones (teammate)

Favorite Movie: "Christmas Vacation"

Favorite childhood memory: Going to Disney World

What sport did you play growing up that people wouldn’t know about? Cross country and football

Favorite comfort food? Chicken wings

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day In The Life: Softball

Follow Allie Clark, senior pitcher, and the rest of the Jayhawk softball team as they show you a day in the life of a KU softball player.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quick Pix: Valentine's Day

See how Jayhawk Student-Athletes celebrate Valentine's Day.

Men's golfers decorate Valentine's Day cards at a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting. Student-athletes will deliver the cards to a local retirement center and children's hospital.

More student-athletes from football, volleyball and rowing join in on the decorating at SAAC.

For the second year, the Rowing team has exchanged Valentines between the coaches, rowers, and staff. We all walk away with an assortment of 40 baked goodies, candy, fruit snacks, and awesome snacks. It definitely beats any elementary school Valentine's Day exchange!

Softball player Alex Jones shows off her custom Jayhawk Valentine's Day card.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flash Mob Experience

I went to a SAAC meeting on January 31 and was informed about a bunch of students doing a flash mob dance at the KU vs Mizzou game. I wanted to do it because it guaranteed at good seat at the game and Jeff Bell and I looked what a flash mob was on YouTube and we thought that it looked really fun. We had 3 practices that lasted about an hour each and we got pizza after each time. They told us in the last practice that we were going to be performing at the under 8 media timeout and that they had informed ESPN and our camera crews that we were going to do this at that time. We got to go into the game early that day and get in our seats while the first camping groups were coming in. I had a great time and I think that the crowd really enjoyed it as well. I think that someone should put another one of these together at some point!

-Doug Quinones (Men's Golf)

(you can see Doug and Jeff to the left of the entrance, 4 rows from the bottom, sitting next to the railing)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rock Chalk Road Trip: Track and Field

Check out what it's like to travel with the KU Track and Field team as they give you an inside look into their recent trip to NYC to compete in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

Want more of NYC? Click HERE to watch the Men's Basketball Rock Chalk Road Trip to the Big Apple.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Men's Golf Jayrock 2011

Check out Men's Golf in their FIRST EVER Jayrock submission.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jayrock Video picked up by LJWorld

Jayrock 2011 video "Jayhawk Puppet Pals" was recently picked up by the LJ World. Check out the video below.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jayrock 2011

The 6th Annual Student Athlete "Jayrock" show was a hit again this year! It was a pleasure having Darrel Stuckey, former KU football player and current San Diego Chargers player, back on campus to entertain the crowd as MC! The volleyball team took first place with their live “dancing puppet show”. Runner up of Jayrock was swim and dive who did an awesome performance with glow sticks, so creative! Third place went to the softball team with their singing and dancing act "It's a College Life" set to the beat of Annie's/Jay-Z's "It's a Hard Knock Life." All the teams that participated showed how much fun and talent our athletic teams at the University of Kansas have!

-Sarah Buschini, Spirit Squad

Be sure to check out all the performance videos as they come up on our YouTube channel!