This week’s tweet of the week is from a Dawg, as in an actual dog/Dawg who happens to be the dog of a Dawg. We don’t know how he managed to use a smart phone or Twitter, but after the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference Finals, Quincy Pondexter’s Husky pup “Buckets” posted this tweet. Q-Pon, now a lock-down perimeter defender and sharpshooting guard for the Grizzlies was a do-it-all star for the Dawgs, averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 boards per game his senior season while leading UW to the Sweet Sixteen.
During the weeks of spring practice, Jeff Lindquist practiced establishing connections with his receivers. Now, with spring practices over, Jeff and some other Huskies are trying to establish connections with professionals in other fields, as some of the players attended a career mixer last Thursday. As recently told on CoachSark.com, a financial management firm connected with Cody Bruns and added the former Husky receiver to their roster, so events like this one look to take advantage of the fertile Seattle business environment and help the players plan for their futures beyond the football field.
James Atoe, Lawrence Lagafuaina, Siosifa Tufunga, Micah Hatchie, and Sione Potoa'e meet with local business leaders this past Thursday.
Michael Hartvigson and Jeff Lindquist both understand the importance of a good quarterback-receiver relationship, and are applying that model to their career pursuits.
You know the famous NCAA slogan: “There are over 400,000 NCAA student-athletes, and most of us will go pro in something other than sports.” In cornerback Desmond Trufant’s case, he is absolutely going pro in sports, as he is a first-round prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, but what about all the other star Huskies? Last year, long snapper Brendan Lopez declared that he was going pro in dentistry by moving on to the University of Washington School of Dentistry and defensive back and special team standout Greg Walker showed that his eyes were on the medical big leagues as he earned admissions to Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. Former Husky wide receiver Cody Bruns is following in his former teammates’ footsteps by taking his talents that were honed at the UW to go pro in something other than football. Earlier this week he committed to MWBoone & Associates, a local financial advice and wealth management firm.
Cody Bruns and Michael W. Boone celebrate Bruns' new position off of the field.
Today is HuskyFest on the University of Washington campus, featuring concerts, games, Earth Day activities, and a whole lot of other things to celebrate the University of Washington. As that event winds down, the anticipation winds up for another Husky tradition, the annual Spring Game. The Gameday Countdown on the bottom of your screen has rolled to within 24 hours of the last chance to catch the Dawgs before the 2013 season. This week’s Tweet of the Week comes from the @UWAthletics account.
In case you missed it, UW Women’s Basketball came back from an early 22 point deficit to beat the Oregon Ducks last night in the Pac-12 Tournament. Led by 28 points from Jazmine Davis and 17 rebounds from Aminah Williams, the Dawgs won in dramatic fashion 69-62 at KeyArena in Seattle Center.
Not only is Terrence Ross slamming down in the NBA dunk contest this week against some of the top young talent in the league, he will also be going against another foe: cancer. Ross will be donating money to the Children’s Cancer Association based on how far he advances in the contest and is also leading a drive to sell “Dunk Cancer” apparel to raise funds for the CCA. Learn more at DunkCancer.com.
Sunshine! Seattle is bright and sunny this Friday afternoon and the University of Washington snapped a great photo of the sun shining past the giant “W” at the front entrance of campus and posted it to the official Twitter account.
We would like to congratulate Terrence Ross on being selected to this weekend’s NBA Slam Dunk Competition! Former Husky, Nate Robinson, who began his UW career as a football player, currently boasts the most Slam Dunk Titles out of any NBA player with three.
On behalf of the entire football office, we would like to wish you all a Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, whether you use this day as a day of service or a day of reflection. This has always been a very significant holiday, but perhaps more so today as President Barack Obama was inaugurated this morning for his second term.
President Obama during his visit to UW in October of 2010
The fifth ranked Husky Women’s Volleyball team is fresh off a victory over the fourth ranked Ducks of Oregon last Friday. Tonight at 8pm, they will face off against Arizona State at the Alaska Airlines Arena for their last home game of the season. For those of you going to Pullman for Friday’s Apple Cup, stick around and watch the volleyball team take on Washington State at 8pm.
We’d also like to add a congratulations to the UW Men’s Soccer team on a terrific season, making it to the NCAA second round. The team finished 13-5-2, earning them a ranking of 21 in the nation.
Starting defensive tackle Danny Shelton was named first-team Pac-12 All-Academic today. The sophomore from nearby Auburn High School carries a 3.47 grade-point average and is majoring in Anthropology at the University. Also, four other players received recognition for their performance in the classroom by being named to the Honorable Mention squad. Those Huskies are senior Jonathan Amosa, sophomore DiAndre Campbell, freshman Travis Feeney, and sophomore John Timu. Keep up the good work in the classroom Dawgs!
Danny Shelton, recently named to the All-Academic Pac-12 team, listens to Coach Thomas during practice.