Junior Isabel Montoya, women's basketball point guard, poses with a basketball. Montoya said she's expressed resilience and stillness in her recovery. Photos by Lucian HimesJunior Isabel Montoya, women’s basketball point guard, said her first experience with basketball was playing pickup in elementary school.“It was the first sport where I really had to prove … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Athletes Step Back from Injuries
Six Pepperdine athletes from five different sports show their tattoos. These tattoos represent everything from words to live by, to family members who have died. Photos provided by sources Tattoos can be a way for people to showcase the most important aspects of who they are as people and where they come from.Six Pepperdine athletes said they represent the most important … [Read more...] about Meaningful Ink: Pepp Athletes Share the Stories Behind Their Tattoos
Photo courtesy of Sarah Otteman | Austin Wilmot, an American Studies graduate student and middle blocker for the Pepperdine Men’s Volleyball team, celebrates with his team after a kill against California State Northridge on March 16 in Firestone Fieldhouse. In Spring 2010, Pepperdine Sports Psychologist Alex Cushing and his University of California, Berkeley Men’s Swim and … [Read more...] about Competition and Connection: Moments in Sports
Sophomore basketball player Isabel Montoya prioritizes her family in her athletic life. Montoya said her family's support plays a significant role in her mental health as an athlete. “My dream has always been their dream," Montoya said. "Now that I’ve made it to this level, it doesn’t stop and it enhances that relationship." __________ Follow the Graphic on Twitter: … [Read more...] about Head in the Game 4: Isabel Montoya
The creation of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 gave female collegiate athletes more opportunities to compete, matching their male counterparts. While this prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex by increasing the number of women playing at the intercollegiate level, its application may not truly level the playing field. "Though we still have a long … [Read more...] about Title IX and Collegiate Sports: Helpful or Harmful?