This Saturday marks the 12th occasion of one of the most unique traditions in the University Athletic Association, the Battle for the Obelisk.
For a program without an indoor track, Carnegie Mellon University’s track and field team uses the annual Battle for the Obelisk against Case Western Reserve University as an opportunity to both compete in an intense dual meet and come together as a full team.
As hosts of the annual Battle of the Obelisk, the Case Western Reserve University track and field team knows that it will bring in its greatest rival, Carnegie Mellon University, early in the indoor season.
Irie Gourde enjoyed an incredible first, and seemingly last, season on the Brandeis University track and field team in his senior season and was preparing for his post-college career.
Once Irie Gourde set his sights on attending Brandeis University, his focus was on academics and pursuing his economics degree. Little could he have foreseen that he would graduate as one of the most prolific athletes in the history of the Judges’ men’s track and field program.
Four months after completing his time as a Brandeis University student-athlete in 2018, two-time UAA Most Outstanding Running Event Performer Irie Gourde began a 6½-month research internship in Tanzania. His interest in global issues is an extension of his studies and his own experience of living in three different countries before entering college.
A phone call on August 5, 2005 changed NYU basketball alum Sean Dillon’s life forever. The call was from his father letting him know that Dillon’s stepbrother Tad had taken his own life the previous day.
As the setter of four-time NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball champions at Washington University, Steph Habif knew how to bring a team together for success. Today, the behavioral scientist is serving as the Senior Director of Behavioral Sciences at Tandem Diabetes Care, working with her team so that fewer diabetes patients have to inject themselves with insulin.
From the time he started seriously looking at Brandeis University as his potential college choice, Tyler Ng was confident it was the right place for him. With its academic reputation, proximity to Boston, and a strong tennis program, Brandeis seemed like a great fit.
UAA steeplechase champion Marco Quaroni has flourished in the team concept at Washington University, bringing his camera along every step of the way.