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Issue XI

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BWA raises awareness for diabetes Students part of a growing number affected Ore Osikoya Staff Writer

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The Black Women’s Association stands in front of their table in the JBK.

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he Black Women’s Association sponsored diabetes awareness on the WTAMU campus last week. They set up tables in the JBK Commons to pass out �lyers and sugar-free candy in order to raise awareness about diabetes among students. The ladies of Black Women’s Association said they believe it is necessary to educate people on the risks and seriousness of diabetes. Man y people do not know about the perils and threats this diseases carries with it; therefore, the need to increase awareness among people, especially the younger generation. “So many college students are getting diabetes and they need to be aware of

things before they get the disease and by bringing awareness to diabetes, we possibly can save a student,” Lyntoria Davis, a member of the Diabetes Awareness Committee said. The United States has seen a 35 percent increase in diabetes since 1995 and the number of people under age 20 who have diabetes has gone up. Presently, approximately 186,000 people under the age of 20 in the United States are living with diabetes. Diabetes may have a genetic component that is hereditary. Shannel Pickens, member of the diabetes committee said that The BWA feels it is important to encourage people to get tested and know if they are borderline diabetic.

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WT media intergrates to create a new organization Buffsity creating app to highlight success, skill of mass comm department

DAVID MERAZ Staff Writer

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uffsity, a group made up of WTAMU media organizations, is creating an app that will redefine media integration at the University. “Buffsity is an innovative and collaborative group of students that have come together representing different WT media outlets,” Dr. Leigh Browning, director of broadcast media, said. After the Amarillo Addy Awards ceremony in Feb., Dr. Browning suggested a facelift for the station. She wanted to do something new: something that had never been done before. The more she thought about it, the more she began to think that it was a project she wanted to see happen with more than just the radio

Buffsity students meet to discuss future steps for the group.

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station. She envisioned something bigger that would ultimately include a student-driven group with students from all WT media. “What we need is to come together as student media and get a media app,” Browning said. “So we just decided to test and approach a collaboration and innovation across multiple

platforms.” Students met for the first time in Sept. to discuss plans for a mobile application. Dr. Browning, Dr. Cain, the Prairie adviser and Kim Bruce, the Eternal Flame adviser will be assisting the students as they make decisions regarding the app. “At the first few meetings students were confused, they were frustrated, they were overwhelmed but they knew they were excited,” Browning said. “Now they trust that we are not going to tell them what to do and they trust that we are going to catch them if they fall, and they trust they we are not going to let them do something that will not deliver results.”

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Kappa Delta Chi helps the community

Organization raises funds for diabetes MARIA MOLINA Editor

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uzanne Malave, freshman student and member of Kappa Delta Chi, sits at a table in the JBK on Mondays to help raise funds for diabetes. “I have diabetes,” she said. “I wanted to do something to give to the Diabetes Association in Amarillo.” November is the Diabetes Awareness Kappa Delta Chi girls at their table at JBK. FRANKIE SANCHEZ Month and the girls of Kappa Delta Chi Cancer Society,” Romero said. “We try to are helping raise awareness and money work as much to raise awareness.” for the cause. She said that the sorority also helps “[Suzanne] sets a table for collective new students that are living the college change,” Edlyn Romero, corresponding experience for the �irst time. secretary/ publicity chair of Kappa Delta “We try to help new students by offering Chi, said. “It is called change for syringes.” friendship and an opportunity to join a All the money collected goes directly to sisterhood,” Romero said. the Diabetes Association in Amarillo. She also said that the sorority helps girls “What people give is important because learn about real world situations due to the with the obesity rate going up, diabetes is way that it is run. also going up,” Malave said. “Meetings are under Roberts Rule of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Order,” she said. “There is a lot to do inside Foundation in Amarillo helps the effort the sorority to gain sense of responsibility.” through donations. Romero said that these responsibilities “They donated shirts, bracelets and are ones that you cannot learn in the buttons for diabetes,” Malave said. classroom. This is one of the many events that this “[Responsibilities] you will do when you serviced based sorority does to help the enter the workplace,” Romero said. community. “We do philanthropy, it is the American

Prairie thanks campus organizations

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t is that time of the year again. That time

in which we realize it is almost the end of the semester and we need to start working on our final projects. We feel overwhelmed and tired, but we are also thankful for this semester. Thankful for new friends and old friends. Thankful for being privileged with the possibility to study. Thankful for WT and all it offers. It is one week away from Thanksgiving break and we are ready to spend time with family and friends.

We are thankful for what we have and most importantly for what we are. That is why the Prairie wants to thank every organization in campus. Thanks to you we are what we are. Thanks to you we are able to put together a weekly newspaper. That is why we want to dedicate this issue to all of you. Thanks for making the news happen. We hope you have enjoyed the Prairie so far and that you enjoy this issue even more.

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uffsity has been busy all semester and has divided multiple times into different teams or task forces to work on different projects. “I love the idea because it seems more real life-like, working with different people in different organizations,” Eric Brown, junior broadcasting major said. “It also helps my education in learning different aspects of media.” Students selected to be on Buffsity were hand selected by Browning, Bruce and Cain. “We have a group of students who are solid that are committed and that kind of see a relatively muddy vision,”

Browning said. “These are the best students in the program.” Buffsity will travel to New York City in the spring to compete at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference. “We have $4,000 given to us from dean and $10,000 given to us to travel to New York to see what other universities are doing given to us by Dr. Albrecht,” Browning said. “It is that money that we will spend very wisely to determine where we go on from here.” Kylie Berry, sophomore advertising and public relations major, said that the further the project develops, the more the Prairie, the Eternal Flame and KWTS will merge. “We are WT Media, and that is what we are trying to accomplish to have the university see us as one entity working together,” she said.

The Prairie Editorial Staff 2010-2011 Editor- Maria Molina Assistant Editor- Katelyn Garrity Web Editor - Georgia Romig Faculty Adviser- Butler Cain

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Student organization to host WT’s Got Talent

C.A.M.P.O.S. organizes an event to bring people together

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ollege Assistant Migrant Program Organization is going to be hosting a talent show, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the JBK Commons. The organization is trying to earn money for a learning trip later in the year, but they also hope the event will be fun. “Some students are going to sing,

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e are trying to achieve empowerment and to know that even a small group of people can make a difference and one act can make a difference,” she said. “So by doing 2 days of diabetes awareness, we were inspired to inform our fellow students about ways that they can prevent diabetes.” The ladies of BWA had a table in the JBK commons where they were passing out information on diabetes, sugar free candy, and �lyers Nov. 10-11. They also wore diabetes shirts that talked about diabetes. For example, Temitayo Fakiyesi’s shirt said “My dad has diabetes” on the

play instruments, beat box and one student is even going to be DJ-ing some songs,” Miguel Garcia, C.A.M.P.O.S. president, said. Aaron Davidson, a Chi-O member, will be singing during the talent show. “I’m singing and I wanted to help raise funds and represent my organizations,” Aaron Davidson said. The prizes include trophies and plaques for the contestants and gift cards for the audience. The contestants will be judged by a panel of judges, but

front, and “does not mean I have it” on the back of her shirt. BWA’s goals of bringing awareness to the organization and of impacting the community in positive ways were put into action by the diabetes awareness program they set up. The event was a success as they passed out 80 sugar free candy bars and gum in total on both days. The ladies hope this awareness program will educate people about the risks of diabetes and reduce the epidemic of diabetes in the United States.

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also will be part of a peoples choice award. “There will be several categories of winners including, best overall, most creative, and even some prizes for the audience.”

C.A.M.P.O.S. is a group derived from the organization C.A.M.P., which is a program that helps students from farm and migrant families succeed in college. The group promotes leadership and frequently participates in fund-

raisers and social activities around campus. This year their fundraisers and events include the Fall Carnival, Ronald McDonald, WT’s Got Talent show and a Turkey Raf�le for Christmas. They are trying to get a Fear Factor type event organized for the spring semester. Garcia invites students to participate and have fun at the event. “I encourage people to come and have a good time and win some prizes,” Garcia said.

Tech Club hosts game tournament

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he Tech Club will carry out a game tournament Nov. 20 at room CC 209. Call of Duty: Black Ops, Madden 11 and FIFA will be the three competitions available. However, attendants will be able to play anything they want for free in the new Joachim Business Innovation Classroom located at Classroom Center 207, where they can use the Xbox 360s and PS3s. Participants in the Call of Duty: Black Ops tournament will have a regular death match with default load-outs and

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when random maps. Match times will the tournament starts. There is be decided at the start of the also a pre-registration available tournament according to the amount of players. The �irst until Nov. 19 with Nick place will get Call of Duty: Black Hopkins in room CC 207. The fee for general entry and one Ops t-shirt and a Visa Gift Card. tournament is $5. For all three “I am there to win” CIS competitions the fee is $10. major Ivan Cardenas, senior, said. Basic rules for the Madden NFL 2011 will be: no fantasy teams; all default settings; default playbooks; All-Madden dif�iculty; no audibles; and no GameFlow play-calling. Rules for FIFA 2011 are similar: default settings, club vs. club, etc. Rules are subject to change. Madden and FIFA winners will receive Game Stop gift cards. ANDRES DIAZ Freshman Roshawn McCutcheon playing at the new Participants can sign up Innovation Classroom.


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#19 Buffs trounce East Central Total 735 yards total offense in blowout victory

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yard pass from Quarterback Taylor Harris to Tyson Williams helped Staff Writer ignite another scoring drive. Harris eventually connected with Tillman from nine yards out on a screen pass for the touchdown to give the Buffs a 14-0 lead with just 31 seconds left in the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, Harris struck again. WT marched 63 yards in 10 plays, culminating WT attempts to move the ball downfield. FRANKIE SANCHEZ with Harris finding Tillman again for the touchdown, this time from 14 yards out. With 10:49 left in he #19 ranked WTAMU the first half, the Buffs held a 21-0 Buffs finished up their regular lead. season schedule Saturday Nov. 13 WT covered ground very against East Central on “Senior quickly on their next drive, going Day”. 72 yards in two plays. The drive WT made sure that their seniors was finished off by Harris finding left on a high note with a 52-21 Brittan Golden for a 37-yard victory over the Tigers. touchdown pass. With 7:56 left Both teams punted on their before halftime, WT held a 28-0 opening possessions of the game. lead. This score remained at the On WT’s second possession, the half. Buffs drove 48 yards in seven plays ECU finally got on the that culminated with Jay Tillman scoreboard at 9:54 of the third recovering a botched snap in the quarter. Quarterback Tyler end zone to give the Buffs a 7-0 Vanderzee found Cleotha Euwins lead with 6:21 left in the first from 16 yards out for the quarter. touchdown making the score 28-7. On the Buffs’ next drive a 22WT took only 53 seconds to

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Buffs. respond and covered 87 yards in QB Taylor Harris went 43the process. Harris found Stephen 65 passing for 572 yards and a Burton for a 20 yard touchdown reception to make the score 35-7 career-high five touchdowns. Wide Receiver Tyson Williams with 8:53 left in the third quarter. caught 12 passes for 203 yards The Buffs added a 40-yard field while his counterpart Stephen goal from Sergio Castillo at the Burton made 14 catches for 132 4:56 mark of the third to increase yards and two touchdowns. Jay their lead to 38-7. Tillman compiled two touchdowns The Tigers trimmed the lead and Brittan Golden added a near the end of the third when Vanderzee found Euwins again, this time from 38 yards away for the touchdown. At the end of the third quarter the score was 38-14. Harris connected with Williams early on in the fourth for a 72yard gain. This led to a one-yard reception from Burton to make the score 45-14 with 9:02 left in the game. FRANKIE SANCHEZ ECU’s defense got on the Isaiah Lewis, #53, goes toe-to-toe against ECU. board when Tyler McGrew touchdown of his own. returned a fumble 67-yards for WT compiled a school-record the touchdown after backup 735 yards of total offense on the quarterback Dustin Vaughn was day. Included in this was 605 sacked. With 6:02 left in the yards passing in the game. fourth it was 45-21 Buffs. WT’s overall record now stands WT struck one more time when at 8-3 overall and 8-2 in LSC Tommy Hampton scored on a rush play. The Buffs will play Central from four-yards out on a drive that covered 75 yards in five plays. Missouri in Warrensburg Miss., Nov. 20. This made the final score 52-21

#7 Lady Buffs take out Central Miss. Freshman redshirt Ariel Robertson scores 14 points EVAN GRICE Staff Writer

The #7 ranked WTAMU Lady Buff basketball team �inished up play at the St. Mary’s Classic Nov. 14 against Central Missouri in San Antonio, Texas. WT improved to 2-0 on the season with a 70-61 victory over the Jennies. After going up 2-0 early, UCM went on a 9-2 run to take a �ive point lead at 9-4. The Lady Buffs then went on an 11-0 run of their own to take a 15-9 with 14:17 left in the �irst half. WT had their biggest lead of the half at the 5:55 mark when they were up 28-19. UCM cut the lead down to three points at the 2:32 mark after two

free throws from Kara Fleming. With two seconds left on the clock senior Megan McLain converted a jumper to give the Lady Buffs a 33-28 lead at halftime. UCM came out strong in the second half taking a 35-34 lead at the 15:49 mark after a layup from Rebecca Roberts. WT responded through greshman Lacee Logan’s three- pointer to give them a 42-37 lead at the 13:45 mark of the second half. With 11:21 left in the game, the Lady Buffs were clinging to a 46-44 lead; UCM tied the game after a layup from Fleming at the 10:21 mark. The Jennies led 59-58 with 3:58 left, but WT went on a 12-2 run and it proved to be too much for UCM

to overcome as the Lady Buffs held on for a 70-61 victory. Junior Jamie Simmons collected 21 points to go with six rebounds on the day. Redshirt freshman Ariel Robertson chipped in 14 points and six rebounds in just 20 minutes of playing time. Sophomore Callie Schniederjan led the Lady Buffs with four assists. The Lady Buffs shot 47 percent from the �ield, including 30 percent from behind the three-point line. WT will now prepare to take on #12 ranked Fort Lewis on Nov. 20 in Durango, Colo.; Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (CST) from Whalen Gymnasium.


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SAGE assists the community through service G ro u p t r i e s to h e l p t h o s e i n n e e d t h i s f a l l, w i n te r FRANKIE SANCHEZ Photographer

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tudents Assisting in Good Endeavors (S.A.G.E.) is a service-based organization that promotes and encourages students to help out the community. SAGE meets in the JBK at 9:00 p.m. every other Tuesday. One annual event held by SAGE is an ice-skating Christmas party for children. SAGE brings Santa Claus to

the event for the children to meet. Another event they do is visiting a local retirement home, cooking for them and providing entertainment such as dancing with residents at the home. One of the events SAGE holds encourages other student organizations to do some form of community service and make a video of the project. The organization that has the most creative project along with the biggest community impact is awarded

$500. SAGE also makes a visit to Breckenridge Colorado for a ski trip each fall semester where they gather in one big house to have fun together. Eric Vadaurri said he was looking for an organization to join when SAGE came to Jones Hall. They convinced him that this organization was right for him, so he applied. “It makes me feel a lot more involved, I feel like I am getting my work done so I can hang out with them because

events are usually half a day long,” Vadaurri said. “It is making my college career more fun and gives me a new perspective.” Vadaurri also had some words of advice for the student body. “I encourage you to apply, you got to have a giving heart every time you go to a meeting or event and always be enthusiastic,” he said. “Its fun, friendly and exciting.” Katie Gummelt, president of SAGE, said that the

organization has certain groups they focus on throughout the year. “We focus on four main groups: help the elderly, help a child, help a local charity and give back to WT,” Gummelt said. “We do at least one service project for each group per semester and average about 12 projects a year. This is a great organization to get involved in if your heart is set on serving others less fortunate that yourself.”

Live Crew broadcasts instantaneous coverage

Team works together at sporting, other events CALLIE GRICE Staff Writer

Live Crew members discuss their jobs for that day.

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ext time you think you have the best seat in the house, think again, that title belongs to WTAMU’s Live Crew. They have three cameras with which they capture content. From their control room located in the Live Crew trailer, the team controls all of the content displayed on the jumbotron for both WT and Canyon Independent School District. Since 2006, the Live

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Crew has streamed on the jumbotron, the live stream on Buff Athletics website and on WTTV. This fall they have been controlling content at the WT football games, but they also broadcast basketball games and special events like the Freshman and Centennial Convocation. Live Crew is a partnership between the communications department and the athletics department.

“The communication department’s partnership with athletics has been very successful,” Randy Ray, a faculty adviser, said. “I have spoken at a number of broadcasting and sporting conferences on how creating these cross campus partnerships can be an incredible opportunity for students and a great bene�it for the University.” Starting two hours before the game, the live crew team arrives at the �ield to start setting up cameras and microphones around the �ield. “I run the audio for Live Crew,” Austin Bagwell, audio engineer, said. “I have to set up the microphones on the �ield and make sure that all the cables are gaffed and out of the way and such.” Broadcasting the game is hard work and the team is made up of many dedicated individuals. One of those individuals, Michelle Pardo, is the �irst female technical director/crew chief since Live Crew’s creation. “I take everything and put

it all together, sort of like a giant puzzle,” Pardo said. “You have your cameras, commercials, instant replays, and CG’s which all come together to make the �inal picture of the Buffs rocking it on the �ield.” She said that the pictures that are on the jumbotron all happen live. “Football is a brilliant sport but when it comes time to start it’s like a show and it’s our job to make the show spectacular,” she said. It takes many different jobs to create an entertaining broadcast. Inside the trailer the Technical Director/ Crew Chief, Instant Replay/ DVD Recording, Computer Generator, LVS Machine Operator, and the Audio Engineer. Outside three camera operators, the high 50 above the press box, the end zone camera, and the wireless camera. There are also two production assistants that help through the game. The live crew members are de�initely a team and must work together to ensure their

broadcast runs smoothly. “I love everything about live crew especially how there is something for everyone,” Pardo said. “Being a part of live crew is more than just a job, it’s about becoming a team.” She said that everyone must contribute to make a successful broadcast. “This year we had an amazing staff �illed with brilliant students, each one of them unique and dominating in their position,” she said. “We all pitch in to make a masterpiece that will forever de�ine the season of 2010.”

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Horse team dedicated to improve stock horse Team competes in four ranch horse based events SAMI RABAS Staff Reporter

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T’s own stock horse team was eagerly formed on the basis of helping students ride a better horse with an emphasis on a working ranch horse. The team is dedicated to improve the American ranch/stock horse. It all began as a student-organized club on campus in 2008. However, the overseeing organization (American Stock Horse Association) collegiate division originated in 2005. The team competes in a series of events based on a versatile ranch horse in four classes: ranch pleasure, ranch trail, working cow horse and reining. Ranch pleasure class was formed on the basis of

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Kara Kraich, stock horse team coach, on her horse.

how you would like your horse to ride when you are riding outside on the ranch. Ranch trail consists of obstacles that will typically be seen on a ranch. The foundation for the reining class is to have a willing, guided horse complete a variety of maneuvers. Working cow horse is based on the horse and rider combination maintaining control of a cow throughout a designated pattern. One of the goals of the stock horse team is to have a constant drive to improve horses with the foundations of a working ranch horse in mind. They strive to make a positive impact in the surrounding community and the associations in which they compete. Kara Kraich, graduate student at WT, dedicates her extra time to

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Kelsey Kenson in the working cow event.

coaching the WT Stock Horse Team students in becoming exceptional horsemen. ”If my students will maintain a coachable attitude, an appropriate state of mind, and a continual drive to succeed there is nothing they cannot accomplish,” Kraich said. Currently, the WT Stock horse team has fifteen members on their roster and all are encouraged to participate in practice and compete at affiliated shows. However, for the collegiate team portion there will be six riders designated as “point riders”. “The outstanding students of this organization and the generous support of the community along with WT faculty/staff have allowed this program to become a rapidly growing success,” Kraich said. “I

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Rebecca Noggles riding her horse at a show.

want to extend my gratitude and thanks to everyone involved.” The stock horse team welcomes new membership from any currently enrolled WT full-time undergraduate or graduate students. However, to participate in competitions with the team it will be necessary to own your own horse. For the remainder of fall semester, the scheduled practice times are Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays 2-5p.m. at the WT horse center.As the fall semester winds down, so has the show season. However for those interested in becoming a part of this new legacy, the Stock Horse Team will start up again next semester with a first competition in Stephenville, TX. February 11-13th.

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Randi Cates working her horse in the ranch trail.

Four WTAMU students receive scholarships

Panhandle AIDS Suppor t Organization donates funds KATELYN GARRITY Assistant Editor

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ass Communications students helped the Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO) host a major fundraiser Nov. 13. Four of the students were awared scholarships for their hard work setting up and working the fundraiser. Two anonymous donors made these four scholarships possible. PASO normally awards only one scholarship to a WT student at the PASO Turnabout. Lane Formby, Wilson Lemieux, Holly Jennings and Jake Wyers received

the scholarships. These students were singled out for their hard work. “It’s really cool,” Formby said. “I didn’t even know there was [a scholarship] until they called my name.” KWTS, 91.1 F.M., has been working with PASO for the last 19 years. Andy Justice, currently an anchor for News Channel 4, suggested that KWTS partner with PASO while he was a student. NBS and Maroon Productions also attended the event to help make it a success. “We signed up in NBS,” Formby said. “The more stuff we go to, the better chance we have of going to L.A. next year.”

Lemieux is a freshman at WT and was very excited to win a scholarship. “It was amazing,” Lemieux said. “I knew how hard you had to work to get it.” PASO helps local families impacted by AIDS. The Turnabout event is their largest fundraiser of the year. “I think it’s great that that money goes to kids and families who can do anything because of AIDS,” Lemieux said. “I think there should be more organizations like this everywhere.” Students who worked the Turnabout worked at positions as varied as waiter and camera operator, but they were all their to help support PASO’s cause.

The scholarship winners pose on the runway.

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Lady Buffs win fifth straight LSC title Advance to 21st NCAA Regional tournament T

he WTAMU Lady Buff volleyball team played Angelo State Nov. 13 in the LSC Championship held at “The Box.” WT made sure that their fans went home happy defeating ASU in four sets, giving the Lady Buffs their fifth straight and 16th overall LSC title. “It feels good, but it’s very surreal right now,” Jason Skoch, head coach, said . “It’s very fulfilling because of all the changes we’ve had to make during the year and we beat a really good Angelo team.” WT came out on fire in set number one quickly jumping out to a 4-0 lead. The Lady Buffs at one point held a 9-4 lead over ASU. The Rambelles eventually tied the set at 15-15. WT took back the lead at 17-15 but ASU tied the game again at 19-19 before a 4-0 run helped propel WT to a 25-21 first set victory. ASU struck back in set number two fighting back from being 18-14 down to tie the match at 23-23. The Rambelles took advantage of a couple of unforced errors to claim a 26-24 set victory. The Lady Buffs came out in set number three with a vengeance with leads of 5-1 and 7-3. WT eventually increased their lead to 10-5. ASU cut the lead to 10-7 and then tied the game at 12-12. With the set tied at 14-14, WT went on a 4-0 run and then a 7-2 run to earn a 25-16 set victory.

Senior Lauren Thedford scores against ASU.

WT slams the ball past an ASU player.

The fourth set was another back and forth affair. Both teams traded the lead throughout the set, but WT went on a 6-3 run late on to make it a 21-17 lead. ASU wouldn’t go quietly though, as they made things interesting with at 21-19. However, WT made sure this was their night as senior Lauren Thedford slammed down the championship winning kill to give the Lady Buffs a 3-1 victory. “I’m just glad to leave the box with a victory and a 66-0 record against LSC opponents,” Thedford said. “Now we have to reset and get ready to play some better teams in the regional tournament.” Thedford was named Tournament MVP with freshman Ashley Davis and junior Keidra Williams being named to the All-Tournament team. “I have to say this championship feels sweeter STEPHEN INGLE

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than last year,” senior Teresa Dunn said. “No one thought we were going to win this, we were total underdogs and we proved everyone wrong.” Davis had a new career-high with 19 kills with Thedford recording her 14th double-double of the season with 18 kills and 18 digs. Junior Erika Dupree got her 23rd double-double of the season with 41 assists and 13 digs on the night. WT will now advance to the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament. They play Nov. 18 against Emporia State in Warrensburg, Miss. at 5:00 p.m.

Junior Erika Dupree jumps to return a shot from ASU.

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