Author: Collette Crystal

Slope passes for winter fun at OAC

As the snow begins to fall this winter, students get excited and gear up for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. The Outdoor Adventure Center in the Student Center is here to help. The OAC sells season passes at a discounted price for the 2010-11 winter season. By simply being a student at UVU, students can save cash when looking to buy a ski pass. “We give the college deal if you buy a pass from here,” said Jakapo Nelson, an employee at the OAC. “It‘s a really great deal compared to if you buy it from the resort.” The shop offers season passes for Sundance, Snowbird and The Canyons, each with a discounted price, varying by resort. Not only do they sell season passes, but they also rent equipment such as snowboards, cross-country skis, snowshoes and backcountry gear for wintertime adventures. Not too big into skiing? There are plenty of reasons why this year should be the year to hit the slopes. “You can learn different skills from skiing,” said Ramsay Beecher, an employee at the OAC. “It builds confidence and can create an improved lifestyle.” Dallin Schwendiman, a student at UVU and passionate snow skier since the age of 3, cannot wait for this season to start. One main reason he said he loves to ski is because not only is it a huge thrill, but it...

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Men’s golf striving for consistency

With the men’s golf fall season wrapped up, the team will now take this winter to improve and build on what was a season of highs and lows. “We struggled to be consistent this year,” Coach Chris Curran said, “but we will work on it.” The Purple and Red Invitational in Layton this season was a perfect example of what Curran said. In the second round of the tournament, the team was on fire. They collectively shot their best round of the year, a 287. “This showed potential of what we had,” Curran said. “It proved that we could compete to not only our competitors, but to ourselves as well.” The next day, however, the team shot its highest round of the year, a 307. “We had a solid group of guys every tournament, said junior golfer Nick Tarasiewicz. “The scores didn’t show, but we got better as the year went on.” Andrew Carlin, also a junior, agrees that this year was a year for improvement. “No one played to their potential,” Carlin said. “But we all definitely improved.” Curran speculates that the mental aspect of the game is what hurt them this season and that one of the most important ways they can expect to get better is to control their emotions. “Golf is different than most other sports, whereas maybe you can get away with playing a...

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