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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 I gained from jumping past this hurdle.  I truly appreciate that the classes I take at Fontbonne give me a positive push in the right direction, even if it feels scary at first.

Next fall, I am collaborating with another dietetics student at Fontbonne to create a grant proposal for a nutrition education program for athletes on the Fontbonne campus.  Fingers crossed!  Here’s a little Pinterest inspiration for anyone who’s pushed past their comfort zone these past few weeks, and anyone that needs a little encouragement this week.  Also, if you’d like to check out my website with my lesson plans on Sports Nutrition, it will be up and finished by this weekend!  Click here!


It has been a long semester, but we all survived, didn’t we?

Best of luck in the Spring!  Happy Holidays!



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 to mention it also helps him to stay in shape. Doing sports and having good grades can get you a full scholarship. Hard work and dedication pays off.


Okay, this post is gonna be about Griffin Gang, which is one of the organizations I’m involved in here at Fontbonne. It’s new this year, so it’s been a little slow to start, but it has a lot of potential. Its purpose is to support the athletic programs at Fontbonne by having events centered around games and enticing people to come and cheer. If you’ve been reading my blog at all the past few years, you know that I both used to be on a team here at Fontbonne (XC and track, what whaaaaat) and that I am an avid supporter of all the other athletes as well.
The main publicity stunt of Griffin Gang right now is an attendance punch card that allows people to get a free t-shirt once they go to 10 sponsored games. The punches started during the men’s soccer games in the fall, so we are just now getting some people with 10 punches on their card, which is super rad. If you don’t have one yet, come to one of the home basketball games and pick one up! All conference home basketball games will have a Griffin Gang table. There are also raffles, half-time activities, and themed games, which help to generate some interest. So check out their Facebook page ( and come to a game!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, at least one of them – The NFL Football season is back in full swing, the St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot, and the steamy days of this St. Louis summer are making room for brisk fall weather. If you’re like me the pinnacle of your week begins Sunday at noon – Fantasy Football! Nothing compares to sitting around with your buddies exchanging un-pleasantries about each other’s hand-picked teams, enjoying a smorgasbord of high caloric foods, a cold bottle of fermented fluid in hand – if you are of age – and watching (hopefully) the St. Louis Rams and your fantasy football team bring home a double-u.

This season, like years past, is full of bone-breaking hits, breath-taking tackles, game-changing interceptions, weird broken plays, epic diving catches, and much more. However there are some new trends this season in the NFL. For one, our western Missouri adversaries – the Kansas City Chiefs – are undefeated at 3-0! I can appreciate that yet they have played subpar teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately the dynasty that is the New England Patriots is still wining at a record of 3-0 even though they lost most of their offensive firepower they have squeaked out a couple victories. In addition to the list of undefeated teams, add the Miami Dolphins, who have surprised many so far this year.

On this side of the state the St. Louis Rams are beginning to struggle. Looking promising in their debut against the Arizona Cardinals we saw a pretty solid defense and a poised 4th year quarterback find his stride. Yet when traveling to Atlanta and Dallas, the Rams couldn’t maintain. Falling victim to an inordinate amount of penalties, highly questionable offensive game plans, and gaps in the run and pass defense, the Rams have fallen to 1-2. I’m no NFL offensive guru but I have to pose the question – How many times are Rams going to try and run screens and dump off passes at the line of scrimmage when our strengths are spreading the field and using the run to open the passing game? The rest of the NFL season should prove interesting as no team – except maybe the Denver Broncos – have showcased their elitism.



by Kristen September 22, 2013

Hello, everyone! To start things off for my first blog, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Kristen (which you probably already know). I am a third-year senior here at Fontbonne. By that, I mean this is my third year in college, but also my senior year, because I’m graduating early. […]

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Chicago pride

by Corie July 2, 2013

I love hockey. It is one of my favorite sports to follow. I have only actually been to a Blues game, but I am a die-hard Hawks fan. So last night was the most exciting night I have had since I have been home. They won the cup! I know Saint Louis fans do not […]

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Griffin Pride!

by Deanna March 6, 2012

How do I show my school spirit, you ask?! Simple! I go to sport games and cheer on the Griffins from the stands! This past weekend, I went to 4 baseball games, sporting my purple Fontbonne hoodie because it was so cold out! Just last week I went to my first ever men’s volleyball game […]

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by Alumni Posts October 5, 2011

I started playing volleyball in 3rd grade on a CYC team for a church near my house. I loved the sport and always thought I was decent at it, but didn’t want to go anywhere with it. Then when I hit eighth grade, my gym teacher (during the volleyball unit) told me I was good […]

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