Schumacher at Cambridge
News coming out of Alumni Reunion Weekend: Luke Schumacher ’10 will graduate in July with a Master of Philosophy, with an emphasis on Political Thought and Intellectual History, from the University of Cambridge. Along with his studies, Schumacher rowed for the Darwin College Boat Club and is assistant coach of the university’s American football team (the Cambridge Pythons).
A Rhodes Scholar finalist, Schumacher received a Rotary Scholarship to continue his studies after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in political science with honors and Arabic. He spent one semester at the military academy studying in the Middle East. Following graduation, Schumacher will be stationed in South Korea.
Four in Final Four
Four former members of the Culver Military lacrosse team will be playing in the NCAA Final Four Lacrosse Tournament over the Memorial Day weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Saturday afternoon Pierre Byrne ’14 and Kyle Trolley ’11 will be on the Notre Dame sideline when the Irish play Denver in the first game at 1 p.m. Joel Tinney ’14 of Johns Hopkins and Matt Neufeldt ’14 of Maryland will be facing each other in the second game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The championship will be 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day. All three games will be broadcast on ESPN2.
DeVries part of All-Ivy Team
David DeVries ’11 and the other members of the Yale men’s varsity crew were named first team All-Ivy after winning the Ivy League title by placing first at the Eastern (EARC) Sprints. This is Yale’s seventh Ivy Title and the first time they have won the prize since 1982. The Yale crew defeated teams from Brown, Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern, and Princeton. They finished with a time of 5:35.759. The boat is made up entirely of underclassmen. DeVries is a junior.
Neer helps Oregon take title
Waverly Neer ’11 helped the Oregon Ducks’ women’s track and field team win its seventh consecutive PAC 12 title in dramatic fashion at UCLA recently. A team captain, Neer placed second in the 10,000 meters in her debut at that distance with a time of 34:03.6 (5:29 per mile pace for 6.2 miles) the first night of the meet.
Neer and her two 10,000 teammates were called on to race again in the 5000 meters the next day due to injuries. They finished fifth, sixth, and seventh to score nine points and pull ahead of USC by six points heading in the final event, the 4×400 meter relay. USC won the relay and Oregon placed second to give the Ducks the team title, 185-182.