An Olympic-sized dream is inching closer to becoming a reality for Brock Eager.
Eager, captain of Washington State University’s Track and Field team, is hoping to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in the hammer throw event. The hammer throw is a technical sport in which a competitor spins and throws a 16-lb. ball connected by a four-foot wire and handle.
Last year, he qualified for the U.S. Championships, throwing his personal best … » More …
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Generations of students used to arrive in late summer on “Cougar Special” trains, disembarking and carrying their bags up the steep, sometimes muddy hill to begin their studies at Washington State College.
In those days, the men might have worn bowler hats or newsboy caps and suits, while women dressed in long skirts and pointed, leather boots. Today, WSU students are helping preserve the unique past of those early days as part of a project with the Whitman County Historical Society.
Zochil Castro has been selected for the Massie Family Endowed Fellowship for a $1,500 scholarship to design a central trail system with the Yakima Area Arboretum. Castro, a third year landscape architecture student, will have spring and summer of 2018 to work on the project under the guidance of Jolie Kaytes, an associate professor and program head for landscape architecture.
The Duward and Carolyn Massie family scholarship was established by Duward Massie (BS ‘52 Agronomy) and his late wife, Carolyn (Former Student, Nursing), with their children Jennifer (MS ’79 Vocational Technical Education and Teaching Certificate), Jeffrey (BS ’83 Civil … » More …