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Athletics

Finals are approaching! For most high school and college students, this means a HUGE loss of sleep and long hours studying.. Basically, 3 weeks of hell..

Here’s a few tips to help everybody get through their week —

1) I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again.. Take naps! Naps are an amazing way to repair the body and the brain..

2) Eat healthy, drink water, and exercise! All of these things are important for every day living but they are even more important during finals when the body is weak and running on things like caffeine or 3 hours of sleep!

3) Take study breaks.. I don’t mean stand up from your chair and stretch your arms out.. I mean step completely away from your work and go do something for 15 mins.. You’ll be amazed at how refreshed you are!

4) Call your parents! Not only will they love it and enjoy hearing about how hard your life is as a college student but again, you will feel eager to get back to studying..

5) Follow Fontbonne University (fontbonneu) or myself (evanj_247) on Instagram and waste some time looking at amazing pictures!

Ev

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The semester is almost over and hopefully all of you are feeling that you didn’t hold anything back! I don’t know about you but my first swim of the year is always better when I feel that I did the best I could possibly do.

This week is about sharing the most important thing I learned this semester. I learned a lot in my one year in STL but this semester was especially significant. It has taught me (or I taught myself, either way) that life is too short to do the same things, day in and day out. Yes, routines are healthy and important when chasing success but that’s not what I mean. When faced with a decision to do something you’ve done before or something new, always chose the latter! I’m sure there are things that were so much fun you just want to do them over and over, but trust me when I say it’s better to try new things! In my one year living in STL, I have faced many decisions on where to eat or what bar to go to. I always try a new place and insist on staying away from doing things twice because I enjoy keeping things excting, new, and adventurous. In transferring from my old school, which I loved, I have learned that it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, you control your own happiness!

Also, Fontbonne Lacrosse’s senior day is this Saturday April 25th at Gay Field. I am the only senior and would appreicate any support I can get to help us get our first win! Go Griffins!

Ev

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I enjoyed some great baseball over the weekend.. Fontbonne Griffins are undefeated in SLIAC conference play! I enjoyed some great baseball over the weekend.. Fontbonne Griffins are undefeated in SLIAC conference play! Men's Lacrosse and I got to play some XBOX and relaxes in the locker room before a game! Men’s Lacrosse and I got to play some XBOX and relaxes in the locker room before a game!

This place is full of things to do and places to see! Plus, what’s better than taking a good selfie!?FOrest park Fee

Last night was the NCAA Division I Championship, also known as March Madness! I got to enjoy it at the local Bdubs! Last night was the NCAA Division I Championship, also known as March Madness! I got to enjoy it at the local Bdubs!

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(First time blogger — I’m not going to lie, i’m a little nervous!)

I don’t know if you’ve heard but the division 3 Fontbonne Men’s basketball team just defeated the SLIAC #1 ranked team in Spalding University for the first time in program history! Both teams fought hard the entire game but the Griffins came out with the WIN to continue their hunt for a spot in the SLIAC Conference Tournament. Go Griffins!

Here at Fontbonne there are 18 different sports teams. These teams occupy 8 different sports for men and women but also includes a men’s lacrosse team and women’s dance team; our very own “Golden Girls.”

As a transfer and a member of the men’s basketball team, I am able to see the athletics of Fontbonne with a different perspective than a student who has been here their whole college career. For those of you looking to play sports, I can honestly say one thing; this is NOT a Division 1 school. If you are looking for a Division 1 atmosphere with 12,000 fans at every game, do not come to Fontbonne. However, there is a certain beauty to the atmosphere here at Fontbonne. If you are looking for a group of coaches that cares about your performance in the classroom as well as on the field, to help you grow as a athlete but also as a young man or young lady, come to Fontbonne. If you are searching for a student body who knows you by name or a student body who is outgoing, brave, and proud enough to cheer for you at every single game, come to Fontbonne. If you just want to branch out or try something new by playing a sport, come to Fontbonne. Fontbonne has employed an outstanding group of coaches who will welcome you with open arms and open ears to make your choice worth while. I receive a large amount of support from the campus, family, friends, and through the FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board) with promotional games like “where’s waldo” or “coaches for cancer” which is something that will not only be absent in most Division 1 schools but most Division 3 schools as well.

For me, each and every day is a grind. I am not only grinding to better myself in basketball but I am literally grinding my body away in my 4th season of college athletics. How do I do it!? I am thankful to have an incredible training staff who is there to help me when I get bumps and bruises. Moreover, they are there to listen to me by apply critical thinking skills to help me not only aid my injuries but to make me better than I was before! With a hands-on staff, interns from St. Louis University school of medicine, and fellow supportive teammates, the trainers will be a mom away from home for any athletes who like to get down and dirty to represent Fontbonne University!

Ev

 

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone IS a Good Thing!

by Katie November 25, 2014

One of my latest experiences at Fontbonne was teaching a Sports Nutrition lesson to the Lacrosse players at Fontbonne University.  Initially, I though this was way out of my comfort zone.  After the experience, I found out that it was completely painless!  Although public speaking has never been my strong suit, I loved the confidence […]

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Cardinal Nation

by Alumni Posts September 16, 2014

This past Saturday I went to a Cardinals game with two of my good friends. The athletic office had tickets on sale for $30. We took the metro to Busch stadium and first went to Ballpark Village for some drinks, and then went to our seats. It was a pretty good game! There was a […]

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New people, new school.

by Cathy September 9, 2014

Freshman year is like a blank sheet of paper, you wield a pen waiting to make your mark on it. The question that burns into you is, “Who do I want to be?” That’s just the issue, you never know. You don’t know who you are, until you finally meet others. Until you finally surround […]

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A Good Way to Stay Fit

by Alumni Posts June 6, 2014

If you want to stay fit, playing sports is a good way to do it. It can also create many opportunities for you. My brother attends SLU high school and is on the track team. This has created many opportunities for him, such as going out of town, creating new friends, and college offers. Not […]

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…And Decisions.

by Alumni Posts April 21, 2014

A couple of weeks ago as a blog prompt, it was suggested we post a picture that pretty much sums up our Fontbonne career. Here’s a good one to sum up my life as of late: I don’t think I’ve ever been so sleep deprived in my entire life, between early morning track practices, staying […]

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Take Me Out

by Alumni Posts April 9, 2014

Before I start this post, I want to clear something up. I am a bandwagon sports fan. Cardinals, Blues, Rams, etc., I really do not care if they win or lose. However, I do like to join in on festivities. For example: opening day. Technically, the opening day of the season was last Monday, even […]

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