THE TIMES-DELPHIC The weekly student newspaper of Drake University
Vol. 134 | No. 19 | Mar. 25, 2015 timesdelphic.com
OPINIONS ¿Puedes hablar dos idiomas? Sophomore Shaeffer Smith explains her top five reasons for learning a different language and the pros of practicing abroad as she broadens her Spanish skills in Salamanca, Spain this semester. | Read more on page 2.
Dogtown After Hours will take place this Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The free event is full of activites including entertainment, free food, massages, bubble soccer and the ability to participate in breaking a world record for the largest Nerf gun fight. | Read more on page 3.
Despite being the number one team in the MVC for much of the season, the Women’s Basketball team played its final games of the 2014-2015 season over spring break, losing in the first round of both the MVC and the WNIT Tournaments. | Read more on page 4.
DATA ANALYTICS is a new major for the fall 2015 to be offered in the College of Business and Public Administration, located in Aliber Hall, and in the College of Arts and Sciences. PHOTO BY JOEL VENZKE
New data analytics major coming during fall 2015 semester Combination of statistics, computer science and information systems to be offered
Madison Gildersleeve Staff Writer email@example.com @M_gildersleeve Numbers and statistics definitely are not everyone’s thing, but to those of you who “geek out” when it comes to information systems, you are in luck. A data analytics major will be introduced to both the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) and the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall of 2015. What exactly is data analytics you ask? “The difficulty of defining data analytics is that it is used in a number of ways and contexts,” said Professor Bradley Meyer, operations management professor. “It is using data to make decisions and a combination of statistics of computer science or information systems.” Meyer along with a few other professors from fields such as computer science and
information systems have been collaborating since last summer to create this program and are now ironing out the final details. Credit hours may vary depending on the specialty, but the major will consist of 30 core hours and a specialty area that is nine to 17 credits. “I can’t say at this point how much tweaking will be done and to which courses,” Meyer said. “Many of the classes may have to be tweaked to shift the focus from actuarial applications to a broader range of application of the techniques taught in the class.” To pair up with the new courses, the major will also be hiring two new professors: one in computer science and one in the business college. There are also some additional financial needs. “There are some technology costs, such as for servers, access to databases, perhaps hardware for work stations, and then software cost,” Meyer said. Students will be able to start taking data analytics classes next fall with the hope that a student who is a current first-year or
sophomore could jump into the program and finish it in two years. “But we’re hoping it will bring in a new set of students that maybe in the past wouldn’t have chosen to come to Drake University,” Meyer said. The students in both the CBPA and College of Arts and Sciences in the data analytics program will need to have certain distinct qualities. “They need to have strong mathematical skills,” Meyer said. “And think analytically, almost like a natural curiosity.” Splitting the major between two colleges was a deliberate choice. “Data analytics can apply to people working with health care or marketing data,” Meyer said. As Meyer pointed out, this major may even draw in students already pursuing other majors. Erin Sawasky, a firstyear actuarial science major, explained she might be interested in analytics as a career. “I’ve always liked math and thought about doing something in business and in math,” Sawasky said. “Actuarial science was a good way to mix the two.”
Sawasky sees the new major as providing opportunities for all students at Drake, not just students with an interest in numbers. “Data analytics is interesting and a good step for the business school and not just for actuarial science,” Sawasky said. “It’s beneficial to have additional background in data analytics,” Sawasky said. “ It would make resumes more competitive for jobs or internships.” Sawasky’s observation summarizes the reason the faculty chose to introduce the new major now. “ Employers in Des Moines were saying we have lots and lots of data,” Meyer said. “We need people who can look at it and make sense of it. There’s not enough of them who have been trained in that area.” Chuck Hinkle, a training developer at Shell Exploration and Production Company and a 1982 Drake University alumnus, could not agree more. After 33 years of experience in the working world he is an expert in business intelligence with years of background knowledge in data
analytics. “I’m glad to see a curriculum develop around data analytics and for universities to be paying attention to it,” Hinkle said. “It means that companies can hire people who already know the tools and techniques.” Hinkle is cautious because data analytics is still an emerging field. “It’s an idea that lots of people are just getting introduced to,” Hinkle said. “Lots of companies will kick off projects so that they don’t get left behind. Lots of those projects will be rushed and will fail.” However, it is not all bad. “I see good prospects for this major,” Hinkle said in his email. “More graduates with this major mean more successful projects, which leads to more companies implementing analytics which leads to more demand in the field.” The CBPA and the College of Arts and Sciences look forward to enrolling students in the data analytics courses this coming fall. For more information about the major visit http://www.drake. edu/analytics/.
Termination of theater professor angers students, fuels tuition debate Molly Dixon Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
The termination of visiting professor Jason Bohon leaves students in the theater department questioning the recent tuition increase. On the morning of January 27, Drake student’s received an email from President David Maxwell stating that tuition for full-time undergraduate students will increase by $1,775, or 4.28 percent next fall. The email said one of the reasons for the hike in education fees is to “ensure that our compensation is competitive so that (Drake) continue(s) to attract and retain the very best.” While the news of more money out of students’ pockets was not welcomed by most, it infuriated students in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Honestly it pissed me off,” Henry Fisher, a first year
BFA musical theater major said. “Tuition is going up by almost $2,000 and now they are thinking about cutting one of my favorite professors.” Many Drake students see his departure as unacceptable and objectionable. “I can see a gap in my profession without him around,” Fisher said. “Every student theater major who has taken a class from him has been positively impacted as a performer. How can you still expect students to be inspired to pursue their art if you take away one of the most important tools to their education?” Meghan Walters, a first-year theater and public relations major, sees the impact that these elements have brought upon the department as a whole. “You’re walking the hallways and you hear that people are pissed off,” Walters said. “We made the decision to come to a four-year university to further our education and learn from our professors about
our art, and we feel cheated.” The departure of Professor Bohon has led an active movement to keep the well loved professor teaching Drake students the modern world of the performance arts. Maddie Ripperger is a first year BFA musical theater major and the first year representative for Drake Theater People. She organized a letter campaign consisting of gathering 35 emotionally charged letters to try and persuade the department to keep Bohon on board and to stress the necessity of a fourth professor in the theater department. “We are all extremely passionate about Bohon and we love him, he's the best professor we’ve ever had and furthermore, we need a fourth professor,” Ripperger said. Hannah Stibbe, a first year English education and BFA acting major, wrote one of the letters to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
and to the Provost at Old Main. “He has done nothing but amazing things for this department and with the increase in tuition there is no excuse,” Stibbe said. “It would be rude and unjust for them to ignore us.” The letters have yet to be responded to by adminstration. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Joseph Lenz, stated that he relates to the discouragement students felt from Bohon’s termination. “In this particular case, much to my disappointment, the theater department didn’t receive the funding asked for,” Lenz said. “The theater program is a strong magnet in attracting prospective students to Drake, I am committed to making sure the department has the faculty support we need,” Lenz said. “We will be losing professor Bohon and hopefully we will find another talented person,” Lenz said. Ripperger said that although the sympathy from the dean and
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the student population is great, “sympathy isn’t going to advance us in this situation.” “We came here because we want to learn, for them to take away valuable resources isn’t helping us, and with the way this department is growing it’s not appropriate for us to be citing valuable assets to the department,” Ripperger said. But despite the passion of the students behind this movement, and the planning of other forms of protests such as sit-ins and petitions underway, an air of depreciation can still be felt by students. “What saddens me the most is that I can say all sorts of things, talk to whoever I can, but at the end of the day one person or a board of people get to decide the fate of a professor and ultimately the path of a lot of students,” Fisher said. “I want to feel inspired at Drake but I feel outed, hurt, cheated and unenthusiastic.”
# 02 | opinions
March 25, 2015
Revamped microwave Easy Mac is a must-try alternative Confession: I love boxed macaroni and cheese. Something about that bright orange almost-cheese sauce is repulsive, but also comforting and delicious. Back when I lived at home, it was easy to make a whole box, eat what I wanted, and store the rest for later. Now, in the dorms, the nearest stove is four flights of stairs away, and I don’t have 20 minutes to boil water and follow instructions. Luckily, Easy Mac exists. Single-serving, microwaveable cups of the same stuff that is in the box. Problem solved, right? Well,
mostly. My experience with Easy Mac is that it simply does not measure up to the boxed kind. It still has the same unnatural color, but it’s not as gooey, cheesy, or delicious. I got fed up with this fact and set out to make an improvement. This is what I came up with. This is currently the only way I will eat Easy Mac. I think it tastes much more like you would get from the box. I recommended the changes to my roommate, who agrees, “It does make it taste a lot better.” While it is far from gourmet, it’s still a quick and easy meal you can make pretty much whenever.
You can also add butter and cheese to your Ramen, if that’s more your style. I tried it, and it tasted fine, but the texture was too mushy for my liking. And there you have it folks. It’s not revolutionary, it’s not healthy, and it’s not perfect, but it is an improvement on the original. I highly recommend you try it. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Easy Mac Butter or margarine Milk Extra cheese (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS: • Fill the cup with water until just below the fill line. Add milk to make up the difference. • Cook for 3.5 minutes, or however long the directions specify • Stir the noodles. Add a little less than a tablespoon of butter, then cheese powder. If you have any cheese (parmesan is my goto, but anything works), throw in a generous amount of that. Stir again. • Marvel at how much better it is than normal Easy Mac.
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INDIVIDUAL CUPS OF KRAFT MACARONI AND CHEESE are the perfect size for a dorm meal. Add extra ingredients to make a creamier pasta meal. PHOTOS BY EMILY VANSCHMUS | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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Lessons from Spain: Five reasons to learn a foreign language
Shaeffer Smith Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been a long, challenging 14 years learning Spanish. I’ve grown from proudly counting to 10 to living and learning in a country that only speaks Spanish. I’ve had my ups and downs in my career, struggling with conjugations and translations that just didn’t turn out quite right, but now I am studying in Salamanca, Spain, working everyday to improve. I am so grateful to be immersed in Spanish, challenging myself everyday, and I think that everyone should be doing the same. Learning another language has a ton of advantages, both personally and professionally, but these are my top five reasons why you should learn another language: 1. It makes you stand out when applying for jobs.
It is extremely important to companies that they are able to assist their audience. With such a diverse population in the United States, there are many people who may not speak English. Especially with international companies, you may be faced with clients, customers or partners that speak another language, and if you are able to communicate with them, not only will you stand out to an employer but also to whoever you are working with. 2. It’s easier when traveling. If you ever want to travel to another country (which you should), you may not speak the language. It is easy to get lost in another country, and what would you do if you couldn’t communicate with anyone? Sure, a guidebook would help, but the ability to speak another language, especially colloquial, is unbeatable. 3. You can make really cool, interesting, different friends. Being able to communicate with people in another language opens up your social and cultural circle. Making friends who speak another language or are from another culture open us up socially. Personally, I have learned a lot from my Spanish friends and have a different kind of connection with them than my Englishspeaking friends.
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4. It is great for your brain. Studies have shown that learning another language is great for your brain. It is possible to offset brain diseases and keep you sharp. Thinking in another language is a challenge as well as great brain exercise. 5. You can help others. If you think about the population of the United States, a great portion has little to no knowledge of English, making it difficult for them to find jobs or help or able to communicate with others. If you can speak their language, you will make a difference in their lives because they will feel like someone understands them for once. Although learning another language is difficult, it is never too late to start learning and making a difference in your life or in somebody else’s. Challenge yourself to learn more because it has many social, cultural and personal benefits.
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SHAEFFER SMITH is studying in Salamanca, Spain, this semester, where she is putting her Spanish-speaking skills to use. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHAEFFER SMITH
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# 03 | features
March 25, 2015
Drake grad shares her experiences in the fashion world Molly Lamoureux Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org @mollyinblack
Kaylen Jelinske is a Drake graduate who now works as a freelance stylist. this week she talked to the Times-Delphic about her favorite brands, networking in the fashion world and styaing stylish. Molly Lamoureux: So, you’re a Drake graduate? Kaylen Jelinske: Yep! I went to undergraduate at Drake University double majoring in graphic design and magazine journalism. After Drake, I attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in Los Angeles where I received a degree in visual communications with an emphasis in styling. ML: What do you do for a living now? KJ: I am a freelance stylist for Nordstrom Direct, which also gives me the freedom to style photo shoots and fashion shows on the side. ML: What’s your favorite part about your job? KJ: I love that every day is different. I get to work with some of the most creative people and it’s amazing to be able to collaborate and be a part of the fashion industry. ML: How would you describe your style? KJ: I would describe my style as moody and unpredictable. Every morning when I wake up, what I put on just depends on what kind of vibe I’m feeling for that day.
One day I’ll go super grunge, the next day I’ll go bohemianchic. ML: Where do you draw all of this eclectic style inspiration? KJ: Social media. I follow designers, bloggers, fashion magazines and even celebrities. It’s important to keep up with trends in this industry, so any type of fashion outlet is key. ML: What are some of your favorite brands? KJ: Rag and Bone, Theory and All Saints are some of my favorite brands. I’ve been getting into online shopping a lot more recently. Revolve Clothing is amazing, too. And of course I shop at Nordstrom! ML: Do you have any fashion “guilty pleasures?” KJ: I don’t know if this is necessarily a guilty pleasure, but my go-to look is all black. I love the idea of having a blank canvas you can dress up with accessories and a pop of color like a clutch or lipstick. ML: Ah, strong lipstick - a woman after my own heart. So you definitely know what it’s like to be a college fashion girl on a budget. Do you have any advice for our Drake readers who are on a budget? KJ: Always bargain shop! Make it a goal to never purchase something at full price. Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx are great stores for that. You may have to dig, but it’s worth it. ML: Do you have any advice for college students who are aspiring to have a job that’s similar to yours? KJ: Network as much as possible and put yourself out there. Word of mouth is very powerful in this industry.
Campus wide nerf war Dogtown After Hours offers students non-alcoholic weekend alternative Jessica Lynk Copy Editor email@example.com @jessmlynk
Since July, P2 Elizabeth Bald and sophomore Emily Norton have been planning Dogtown After Hours. The event, happening this Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., includes a variety of activities ranging from a henna artist to breaking a world record. “It brings all of campus together. We collaborate with so many different aspect of campus,” sophomore Emily Norton said. Dogtown After Hours is the largest campus event that is student-led and plans to entertain over 500 students. “We try to promote it as many ways as we can to make sure the most amount of people come to the event and know about the event,” junior Emily Gregor said. The event is unique in the fact that it is an alcohol-free event and it combines multiple events in one night. “It gives students a chance to do something that they are not normally going to do and that one organization alone cannot put on. Since we are an alcohol alternative event, it is in a safe environment that is trusted,”
Norton said. One of the events is a fundraiser in order to create a mural of Porterhouse in Olmsted. At the event, students can paint a tile that will all come together to create an about 400 tile mural of Porterhouse. “We knew that we wanted to have this mural,” Norton said. “Elizabeth saw them do a mural at the arts festival this summer. She just had this vision and said ‘I want to do that. What can we do that with?’ Her and I were brainstorming, and we can up with the idea of memorializing Porterhouse and doing it that way.” Other events include dueling pianos, a pie in the face contest, bubble soccer and an attempt at the world’s largest Nerf gunfight. Dogtown After Hours will be in the breezeway all week collecting money for their pie contest and the mural as well as the opportunity to reserve a Nerf gun for Friday. The team has put in a lot of effort to create a successful event. “It’s been a really unique experience,” sophomore Ashley Hawkins said. “Dogtown is not a club or organization, it is just one event that we plan. It has been cool seeing all our hard work come together.”
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KAYLEN JELINSKE shares her take on eclectic fashion and where she draws inpriation from. Working at Nordstrom gives Jelinske an opportunity to explore styles in various fashion shows and photo shoots. COURTESY OF KAYLEN JELINSKE
# 04 | sports
March 25, 2015
SPORTS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Women’s Basketball season ends, final game for four Bulldogs Evansville upsets Drake in MVC, Eastern Michigan slips past in WNIT Michael Wendlandt Staff Writer email@example.com @shaus_6 It was a rough spring break for the Women’s Basketball team as they fell in the first round of both the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Drake played inspired, sound basketball, but was done-in by some impressive performances by their opponents. “This was a major step for our program,” head coach Jennie Baranczyk said. “To get an automatic bid to the WNIT is a huge occurrence.” In the Missouri Valley Tournament, Drake entered as the second seed and faced the seventh seed Evansville. Despite their ranking, Drake struggled as the minutes wound down. The Bulldogs turned the ball over 17 times in the first half and 29 times throughout the entire game, leading to 29 Evansville points. Evansville also set a school tournament record by hitting 17 three pointers on 38 attempts, including six from senior guard Khristian Hart, who put up a season high 29 points to pace the Aces in their 84-79 victory. “This was a tough one for us, but you have to give a lot of
credit to Evansville,” Baranczyk said. “They had a ton of energy, especially when we went into that overtime period. They’re a good three-point shooting team, they really are. We gave them some open shots, and they hit those open shots.” Drake was led by freshmen Becca Jonas and Maddy Dean who each had 21 points on a combined 16-28 shooting. Jonas also chipped in a game-high 15 rebounds while also holding down the paint on defense, which is what forced Evansville to perform from beyond the arc. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, those threes kept falling. Down by three points at halftime, Drake came back, tying the game near the end of regulation. Lizzy Wendell narrowly missed a contested layup, leaving the score tied at 65 at the end of the second half. In overtime, the teams traded baskets back-and-forth for a stretch but before a double foul, including a flagrant foul on Dean, gave Evansville the momentum needed to pull away and secure the victory. The loss eliminated Drake from NCAA Tournament contention, but they were still invited to the WNIT for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. The Bulldogs faced off with Eastern Michigan at the Knapp Center in the first
COACH JENNIE BARANCZYK encourages the team in a sideline huddle in their final regular season game on March 5. Baranczyk will return for her fourth year as the head coach of the Bulldogs next season. JOEL VENZKE | PHOTO EDITOR round of the tournament. “It was awesome to get one last chance to play on our home court,” senior Carly Grenfell said. “There’s so much joy, the future is so bright here.” The following Friday, the team returned to the Knapp Center to face the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the first round of the WNIT. Despite strong performances from sophomores Caitlin Ingle and Wendell, the Bulldogs fell 80-70 to end their season. Ingle scored 17 points and dished out five assists in the effort, while Wendell scored 19
and also dished out five assists. Dean added 12 points and 12 rebounds. “It was a tough loss, but we’re ready to get better and go farther next year and do bigger and better things,” Wendell said. Drake struggled throughout the first half, getting down by as much as 13, but stormed back as the game went on, tying the game early in the second half on a layup by Grenfell in her final Drake game. Each team then proceeded to go on a set of runs, but Eastern Michigan pulled away late.
Drake pulled to within three with 3:43 left on the clock, but never managed to get over the hump as the Eagle hit their free throws and brought the Bulldogs’ season to its end. The Bulldogs finished their season with a record of 20-11, their best finish since 2007-2008 and played in the WNIT for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. Despite losing seniors Grenfell, Cara Lutes, Liza Heap and Bry Mueller, Drake looks to be one of the favorites in the Missouri Valley next season with four returning starters.
Despite tough loss, Bulldogs Tennis wins one, loses one during break end up 4-2 in two tournaments Unranked opponents still winless against Drake Adam Rogan Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org @Adam_Rogan The Men’s Tennis team won four matches and lost two over the break in two road tournaments. The first match of the weekend was against the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) in the South Florida Invitational, Drake’s only unranked opponent of the week. “(Wilmington is) typically, year-in-year-out, a top-50 program. We knew going in it was going to be tough,” head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. After taking the doubles point, Drake freshman Calum MacGeoch allowed the game to fall back into a 1-1 tie in a three set loss, 5-7, 6-0, 6-4. Senior Alen Salibasic put the Bulldogs back on top with a 6-2, 7-5, improving to 14-6 at the one position this season. No other Bulldog was able to pull out in their match and UNCW came out on top, 4-2. “Playing our first match outdoors of the dual match season we knew it would be tough going out into the outdoor elements in Tampa, 85 degree weather,” Kozlowski said. “We had some tough matches in the last week. It was difficult to adjust to the different circumstances obviously like coming down to Florida and playing outdoor tennis after two or three months indoors,” Salibasic added. Drake rebounded quickly from the loss, refocusing against Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and earning a 4-0 sweep. The Bulldogs took their second win against a ranked opponent of the week, North Florida, on March 15 with another quick win. Things didn’t look good early as Drake gave up the doubles point, but swept North Florida in singles, all in straight sets. Salibasic earned a 6-4, 6-3 win in the matchup that also featured wins from MacGeoch, Bayo Phillips and Ben Mullis. Ravi Patel and Matt Frost were also leading in their matchups when the match was called. After a three-day break the Bulldogs traveled to the San Diego Spring Classic for three
more competitions against ranked opponents. Taking on their hosts, San Diego State, Drake earned the doubles point behind wins from Salibasic/Mullis and Ben Lott/ Phillips. With the Bulldogs leading 3-2, Lott sealed the victory with a three set singles win. That win was followed up by the Bulldogs, who were ranked 33rd in the nation at the time, biggest victory of the season, an upset against 22nd ranked Harvard University on March 20. Again, the Bulldogs started out at a disadvantage after losing the doubles point, but fired back in singles matches. Lott and Phillips each fell in straight sets to put the Bulldogs behind 3-0. Every match became win-or-go-home. Frost pulled out a narrow straight set victory, 6-3, 7-5 to get Drake a point, followed by three set victories by MacGeoch and Patel to tie the match at three. All eyes turned to the first court as Salibasic, ranked 42nd in the nation faced off with Harvard’s 47th ranked Denis Nguyen. Salibasic had won the first set in a tiebreaker, but Nguyen took a tiebreaker in set two. The third set was much less closely contested, as Salibasic finished off Nguyen 6-3 to give the Bulldogs the comefrom-behind victory, the second time they’ve won this season after being down 3-0. “(The win) was a highlight for me personally because that was my first win against Harvard individually,” Salibasic said. “And then coming back from a 3-0 difference just felt amazing.” However, the team was spent after the upset, losing to the 30th ranked University of San Diego the next day. The Bulldogs were swept in the doubles point. This was followed by losses from both of their ranked players, Salibasic and Lott, leading to a 4-2 loss. Drake has a doubleheader on their plate as they take on Georgia State University and the University of Green Bay on Friday before conference play continues next week. “We just need to take care of business the next few weeks. We don’t have the luxury of losing,” Salibasic said. “If we take care of those we can see us getting into the NCAA Tournament.”
Adam Rogan Sports Editor email@example.com @Adam_Rogan The Drake Women’s Tennis team played in two matches over spring break, falling on the road to 58th ranked Columbia and then defeating Upper Iowa University at home. The Bulldogs traveled to The City of Lights, Las Vegas, Nevada, to take on Columbia on March 17. Drake got off to a slow start, losing the doubles point in two matches, even though freshman Summer Brills and junior Jordan Eggleston were ahead 6-4 when the point was sealed. The singles matches went by in a similar fashion. Junior Maddie Johnson lost in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 as the Bulldogs fell behind 2-0,
snapping a five match win streak for Johnson. Junior Mariel Ante followed suit, losing in straight sets, her fifth loss in seven matches, all at the one position. The match was sealed as team captain Nell Boyd lost in the third position, falling to 9-6 on the season. Eggleston and Lea Kozulic were able to put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard, but the team still lost on the day, falling 5-2. The Bulldogs returned home to take on Upper Iowa in the Knapp Tennis Center five days later. The team got off to a fast start, winning all three matches in doubles, including an 8-6 win from Kozulic and freshman Mela Jaglarz in her first dual match since mid-January. Jaglarz continued that success in her singles match, dispatching
her opponent 6-1, 6-0. Every other Bulldog won their match in straight sets, including 6-0 sets from Brills and Kozulic. Eggleston also contributed two shutout sets, winning 6-0, 6-0. Drake now has a 13-4 record on the season, with all four losses coming against teams that are currently ranked nationally. Road matches await the Bulldogs this week and next, facing off two instate rivals, the University of Iowa today in Iowa City and the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday in Cedar Falls. The matchup with Northern Iowa marks the start of conference play for the Bulldogs, the following six matches taking place against Missouri Valley Conference opponents before the MVC Championship, which kicks off April 24.
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