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Ruben Sanca: River Hawk and olympian

Ruben Sanca: River Hawk and olympian

Ruben Sanca ran in the 2012 Olympics (Courtesy of www.boston.com) Hannah Manning Connector Editor In the last ten years, Ruben Sanca has become synonymous with UMass Lowell not only for working there since attending undergraduate school but also in his exemplification of the traits that the university holds close. Sanca, an Olympian marathon runner who

Professor of physical therapy part of research team in Pyeongchang

Associate Professor Alexandre Lopes spent two weeks in South Korea researching athlete injuries in during the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Courtesy of Alexandre Lopes/UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor UMass Lowell was closer to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games than many students or faculty members might think. Despite being separated by a day’s worth of flying

‘Race’ just barely touches on racial issues

Stephan James portrays Olympic athlete Jesse Owns in the 2016 film “Race” (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) Alexa Hyde Connector Staff “Race” follows the career and achievements of track and field star Jesse Owens (Stephan James) from 1934 to 1936, during which he competed, and medaled, in the Berlin Olympics. The Stephen Hopkins directed film

American domination of Olympic basketball

Photo courtesy of Getty Images Alexa Hyde Connector Staff Basketball has been an Olympic sport since 1936, and has regularly been featured in the Olympics since. America has regularly dominated the Olympics since 1936 as well. America has the most gold medals in basketball, boasting 21 gold medals for men and women combined. The United

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