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TWU basketball coach throws first pitch at Rangers game

Texas Woman’s University recently had a “Night with the Rangers” at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 15. Pioneers were given the chance to purchase a ticket and celebrate the Texas Rangers with an evening filled with activities, baseball and more.  A notable event from the night was watching TWU’s basketball coach Beth Jillson throw the

TWU Pioneer basketball team sits 5-5 in LSC play

After wrapping up another weekend of basketball, the Pioneers are currently sitting at .500 with a 5-5 Lone Star Conference record.   Midwestern State University Falling to the Midwestern State Mustangs 66-65 in the final seconds of the fourth quarter on Jan. 19, TWU went on to overcome Cameron University on Jan. 21

Pioneers: Scholars and Athletes Thrive

Fall 2016 was a memorable semester for the Pioneer sports teams to say the least. Although our teams did not all go undefeated, they did have some pretty sweet wins along the way. Even more satisfying, Pioneer athletes had an all-time high when it came to academic achievements. Twenty-nine student-athletes obtained

Star gymnast speaks of move from spectator to competitor


A smile and then one deep breath before Schyler Jones climbs atop a brown gymnastics beam, where music plays and she begins her routine.    Growing up as a club gymnast in Denton, Jones attended many of TWU’s gymnastics meets as a spectator, watching her former teammates and even her sister, Spencer

Volleyball team finish season at all-time low

  After an intense weekend for the Pioneer volleyball team, TWU lost 3-0 to West Texas A&M and 3-2 to UT Permian Basin, securing Midwestern State University’s vie for the final seat of the Lone Star Conference championship tournament and ensuring the close of a season for TWU’s players. Two games remained

Basketball preview

Basketballs dribble up and down the court as guard Kenesha Saygo began one of her last team practices before the first game of the basketball season. The first game of the basketball season will be Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. against Texas A&M International Dustdevils. The TWU basketball team says they

Volleyball team secures spot in LSC tournament

  At 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 4, the Pioneers suffered a 3-1 loss to Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) at Kitty Magee Arena. However, a 3-1 victory over Western New Mexico University (WNMU) the next day landed TWU the eighth and final spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament. This

Pioneers end season play after losing tie breaker

  On Nov. 3, the Pioneers faced Angelo State University (ASU) in the quarter-final round of the Lone Star Conference tournament, where a tie continued into over-time play. The tie was broken by five penalty kicks, which put the Belles in the lead 4-3. The game started out in the Pioneers favor

Pioneers Split Road Trip

On Sat., Oct. 29 and Tues., Nov. 1 the Pioneer volleyball team played two road games against Texas A&M Kingsville and Midwestern State, respectively. The team split the trip with a loss against Texas A&M Kingsville and a crucial win against Midwestern State.   Texas A&M Kingsville (L) In the game against the

Pioneers end regular season

Pioneers played their last two games of the season this weekend, gaining a win against Angelo State and a loss against UT Permian Basin.   On Friday, Pioneers defeated the Angelo State Belles with a score of 1-0. Senior forward and midfielder Gaby Larson scored the single goal, aided by an assist

Volleyball drops two conference games

On Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22 the Pioneer volleyball team played two home games against Angelo State University and Tarleton State University, respectively. Both games ended in 3-0 losses. The game against Angelo State, who is ranked No. 10 in the nation, resulted in a sweeping loss despite senior

Soccer improves to 4-6 in LSC

Heading into the final games of the season, the TWU soccer team has a 4-6 Lone Star Conference record. Last Fri., Oct. 21, the Pioneers traveled to Portales, New Mexico to kick off with Eastern New Mexico University. It only took first-year midfielder Cara Zwilling one kick to score the lone

Soccer player scores admission to College of Nursing

Running swiftly with her teammates, senior midfielder and forward Alisa Velasquez dodged athletes from the opposite team and sent the black and white, grass-covered ball flying towards the other team’s goal. Velasquez began playing soccer for TWU in 2013 and has loved her positions on the field ever since. Velasquez said: “It’s

TWU falls 2-8 in LSC play

Last weekend, on Fri., Oct. 14 and Sat., Oct. 15, the Pioneer volleyball team hosted two Lone Star Conference games, both of which resulted in 3-2 losses. The game against the University of Texas at Permian Basin began at 7 p.m. on Friday and was designated as the “Dig for a

Senior volleyball player collects awards

Leg muscles tensed, then propelled middle blocker Sara Oxford up allowing her to execute another perfect kill on her teams behalf.   Oxford, a senior Graphic Design major, began playing volleyball for TWU in 2015. Originally from Decatur, Oxford played volleyball in high school before attending Abilene Christian University and playing volleyball