Fifty years of progress in understanding ice sheets

first_imgOver the past 50 years, ideas relating to the physical features and dynamics of ice sheets have evolved materially, primarily due to modern technological advances in the acquisition of basic data. This paper therefore does not review contemporary knowledge but records how our perception of ice sheets has changed with time. Rather than dealing with individual contributions to the understanding of ice sheets, major topics and concepts are considered against a background of earlier ideas and theories. Both the form and extent of the surface features of ice sheets have been defined more clearly by the relatively recent use of satellite studies (imagery and altimetry). In an analogous way, radio echo-sounding has enabled the accurate calculation of ice thicknesses and the mapping of the sub-ice bedrock contours, and hence estimation of the ice volume. Studies on the dynamics of ice sheets have been enhanced by bore-hole sampling of deep ice and the determination of ice-temperature distributions, coupled with measurements of mass balance and both surface and internal ice movement. Internal deformation of ice sheets, surging, and various flow theories are considered in relation to recent modelling studies. Global geophysics inevitably includes the role of ice sheets, and therefore climatological studies and new atmospheric chemistry data, together with information on the distribution of meteorites on the Antarctic ice sheet, are considered critically. Modern concepts of the evolution of ice sheets have substantially modified earlier ideas of the glacial geologists and have explained much that had previously mystified them.last_img read more

Thermal dependency of burrowing in three species within the bivalve genus Laternula: a latitudinal comparison

first_imgThe upper thermal limits for burrowing and survival were compared with micro-habitat temperature for anomalodesmatan clams: Laternula elliptica (Antarctica, 67A degrees S); Laternula recta, (temperate Australia, 38A degrees S) and Laternula truncata (tropical Singapore, 1A degrees N). Lethal limits (LT50) were higher than burrowing limits (BT50) in L. elliptica (7.5-9.0 and 2.2A degrees C) and L. recta (winter, 32.8-36.8 and 31.1-32.8A degrees C) but the same range for L. truncata (33.0-35.0 and 33.4-34.9A degrees C). L. elliptica and L. truncata had a BT50 0.4 and 2.4-3.9A degrees C, respectively, above their maximum experienced temperature. L. recta, which experience solar heating during midday low tides, had a BT50 0.7-2.4A degrees C below and a range for LT50 that spanned their predicted environmental maximum (33.5A degrees C). L. recta showed no seasonal difference in LT50 or BT50. Our single genus comparisons contrast with macrophysiological studies showing that temperate species cope better with elevated temperatures.last_img read more

Thermal acclimation capacity for four Arctic marine benthic species

first_imgThere are areas on Earth where it is pressing that we obtain an understanding of the thermal limits and acclimationcapacities of the species living there. These are the zones where environmental temperatures are currently changing more rapidly and are predicted to continue to do so in the future. The foremost amongst these is possibly the Arctic, where in some areas air temperatures have risen on average by over 1.7 °C in the last 30 years, and sea ice cover has markedly decreased in recent decades. Here we present data on responses of 4Arcticmarinebenthicspecies to elevated temperature. There is very strong evidence that the urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and the gastropod Margarites helicinus can acclimate to 10.3 °C, and some evidence that some individuals of the bivalve Serripes groenlandicus and the amphipod Onisimus sp. can also acclimate to this temperature. This is more than 3 °C higher than experienced maximum summer temperatures. Acclimation to 7.1 °C produced reductions in acute upper temperature limits (CTmax) in all species, whereas acclimation to 10.3 °C produced increases. Although data are still limited, a capacity to acclimate to temperatures 3–5 °C above those experienced in the summer is similar to capacities of cold temperate species and higher than reported values for tropical or Antarctic marine invertebrates.last_img read more

Inter-breeding movements of little auks Alle alle reveal a key post-breeding staging area in the Greenland Sea

first_imgSeabirds are important components in marine ecosystems. However, knowledge of their ecology and spatial distribution during the non-breeding season is poor.More investigations during this critical period are requiredurgently, as marine environments are expected to be profoundly affected by climate change and human activities,with both direct and indirect consequences for marine toppredators. Here, we studied the distribution of little auks(Alle alle), one of the most abundant seabird species worldwide. We found that after the breeding season, birds from East Greenland quickly travelled north-east to stay for several weeks within a restricted area in the Greenland Sea. Activity patterns indicated that flying behaviour wasmuch reduced during this period, suggesting that this is the primary moulting region for little auks. Birds thenperformed a southerly migration to overwinter off Newfoundland. These preliminary results provide importantinformation for the conservation of this species and emphasise the need for further studies at a larger spatial scale.last_img read more

Sea-bed corrugations beneath an Antarctic ice shelf revealed by autonomous underwater vehicle survey: Origin and implications for the history of Pine Island Glacier

first_imgIce shelves are critical features in the debate about West Antarctic ice sheet change and sea level rise, both because they limit ice discharge and because they are sensitive to change in the surrounding ocean. The Pine Island Glacier ice shelf has been thinning rapidly since at least the early 1990s, which has caused its trunk to accelerate and retreat. Although the ice shelf front has remained stable for the past six decades, past periods of ice shelf collapse have been inferred from relict seabed “corrugations” (corrugated ridges), preserved 340 km from the glacier in Pine Island Trough. Here we present high-resolution bathymetry gathered by an autonomous underwater vehicle operating beneath an Antarctic ice shelf, which provides evidence of long-term change in Pine Island Glacier. Corrugations and ploughmarks on a sub-ice shelf ridge that was a former grounding line closely resemble those observed offshore, interpreted previously as the result of iceberg grounding. The same interpretation here would indicate a significantly reduced ice shelf extent within the last 11 kyr, implying Holocene glacier retreat beyond present limits, or a past tidewater glacier regime different from today. The alternative, that corrugations were not formed in open water, would question ice shelf collapse events interpreted from the geological record, revealing detail of another bed-shaping process occurring at glacier margins. We assess hypotheses for corrugation formation and suggest periodic grounding of ice shelf keels during glacier unpinning as a viable origin. This interpretation requires neither loss of the ice shelf nor glacier retreat and is consistent with a “stable” grounding-line configuration throughout the Holocene.last_img read more

Identifying the source region of plasmaspheric hiss

first_imgThe presence of the plasmaspheric hiss emission around the Earth has been known for more than 50 years but its origin has remained unknown in terms of source location and mechanism. The hiss, made of whistler mode waves, exists for most of the time in the plasmasphere and is believed to control the radiation belt surrounding the Earth which makes its understanding very important. This paper presents direct observational evidence that the plasmaspheric hiss originates in the equatorial region of the plasmaspheric drainage plumes. It shows that the emissions propagate along the magnetic field lines and away from the equator in the plumes but towards the equator at lower L shells inside the plasmasphere. The observations also suggest that the hiss waves inside the plasmasphere are absorbed as they cross the equator.last_img read more

1-A Through 3-A State Track: Day Two

first_imgMay 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local 1-A Through 3-A State Track: Day Two Tags: Bryce Valley/Juab/Millard/Panguitch/Richfield/Valley/Wayne FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, the small schools of Utah had the spotlight of Brigham Young University’s famed blue track at the Robison Track and Field Complex all to themselves.For the first time in Utah High School Activities Association history, the third day of the annual championship track and field meet occurred and it was a smashing success.The temperatures went into the mid-70’s and saw scarcely any clouds on a gorgeous late May afternoon.The 3-A boys championship was won by Grand with 115.5 points. Delta was second with 87 points, Richfield was fourth with 55 points and Juab was fifth with 47.5 points. Manti checked in at sixth with 43 points.For the 3-A girls, Juab took the crown as the Wasps netted 107.6 points. Delta was second with 89.5 points. Richfield finished fifth with 51 points.In 2-A, the Millard boys took the crown with 115.5 points and Beaver was second with 85 points. Kanab placed fifth with 68 points.The 2-A girls’ crown was won by North Summit with 144 points and North Sevier was second with 81 points. Millard finished third with 65.5 points. Beaver was fifth with 48 points.In 1-A, the Panguitch boys downed Monticello 134-117 and Milford was third with 111 points. Wayne finished fourth with 58 points and Bryce Valley and Valley tied for sixth with 35 points.The 1-A girls title was won decisively by Panguitch as the Bobcats amassed 172 points to second-place Milford’s 105 points. Piute finished third in the 1-A girls’ standings with 74 points.The events started with the 1-A girls’ 4 x 100 relay which saw the Piute Thunderbirds prevail with a time of 52.22 seconds, the Thunderbirds’ first state title of this meet. This team consists of Myndi Morgan, Mickell Morgan, Emily Morgan and Jordyn Kennedy.In the 2-A girls’ 4 x100 relay, Millard placed fifth and North Sevier finished sixth.The 3-A girls’ 4 x 100 relay was won by the Delta Rabbits in a time of 49.75 seconds. This team consisted of Jordyn Nielson, Ashlee Nielson, Dani Nielson and Megan Atkinson.In the boys’ 4 x 100 relay, Wayne placed third, medaling in the event in a time of 47.32 seconds.Millard’s boys won the 4 x 100 relay in a time of 44.93 seconds, clinching the 2-A title. This team consists of Nathan Despain, Jaxon Wardle, Sam Marshal and Turner Koyle.North Sanpete’s boys were fourth in the 3-A boys’ 4 x 100 relay in a time of 44.47 seconds.In the 1-A girls’ 3200-meter run, Panguitch stellar sophomore Talia Norris took the crown in a time of 11:54.37. Kinley Spaulding and Akaydeh Livingston of Milford placed second and third, respectively. Panguitch’s Jordan Bennett also placed well, finishing fifth overall.The 2-A girls’ shot put champion is North Sevier’s Kenzie Mason with a toss of 37-02 feet. Her teammate, Brinley Mason, placed fourth overall, giving the Wolves key points in this event.In the 2-A boys’ high jump, Kanab’s Sam Orton placed second with a leap of 6 feet 2 inches and Hunter Higgs of North Sevier placed fourth with Gunnison’s Garrett Francis placing sixth.Millard’s Audrey Camp placed fifth in the 2-A girls’ 3200-meter run with Beaver’s Samantha Williams placing fifth and Wasatch Academy’s Sheilah Cheruiyot finished sixth overall for the Tigers.In the 1-A girls’ long jump, Bryce Valley’s Brooklyn Syrett placed second and Vanessa Delgado of Piute finished fourth overall. Morgan Platt of Bryce Valley finished fifth and Wayn’s Brynnli Nelson finished sixth overall, to earn a medal.In the boys’ discus, Bryson Marshall of Panguitch took the title with a toss of 133-11 feet as Trae Williamson of Milford was second. Panguitch’s Jaren Frandsen and Jayce Eyre finished third and sixth, respectively, overall in the event.The 3-A girls’ javelin title was won by Delta’s Asha Anderson with a toss of 118-10 feet and Abigail Woolsey of Richfield placed second. Saige Cowan and Taya Darrington of Juab placed third and fifth, respectively.In the 1-A boys’ 3200-meter run, Panguitch’s Porter Schoppe placed second and Jaren Camp and Shade Woodard of Millard placed third and fifth, respectively in the 2-A boys’ 3200-meter run.The 3-A boys’ 3200-meter run champion was Richfield’s Hayden Harward in a time of 9:52.22 with Jordan Cheney of Manti placing fourth overall.In the 1-A girls’ shot put, Madysen Griffiths of Milford won the title with a toss of 33-08.00 feet. Bobbie Griffion of Escalante placed third, Panguitch’s Kambree Fullmer placed fourth and Emri Roberts of Piute finished sixth in the standings.Delta’s Chase Fowles placed second in the 1-A boys’ discus and Brody Barson of Manti was third. Ty Durbin of Juab finished fifth overall, earning a medal in the event.Kenzie Mason of North Sevier came through with the girls’ 2-A javelin title with a toss of 117-07 feet. Linley White of Beaver finished third and Millard’s Isabel George finished fifth overall.Colton Pomerinke of Milford finished sixth in the 1-A boys’ high jump to earn a medal in the event.The girls’ 100-meter hurdles title in 1-A was won by Kapri Orton of Panguitch in 16.10 seconds. Brynnli Nelson of Wayne placed second and Hallie Palmer of Panguitch was third. Joesi Rowley of Mlford placed fourth overall.In 2-A, North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson won the title in a time of 15.65 seconds for the girls’ 100-meter hurdles. Carsyn Button of Kanab was second and Rylee Miller of Millard finished sixth.In the 3-A girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Delta’s Savannah Nielson placed third while Natalie Tolbert of Juab finished fourth. Richfield’s Melissa Crane placed fifth and Bridgett Christensen of Delta finished sixth.The 1-A boys’ 110-meter hurdles champion was Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb in a time of 15.56 seconds as Colton Pomerike of Milford placed second and Logan Stevens of Wayne was third. Jevin Savage of Panguitch placed fourth and Boston Englestead, also of Panguitch, finished fifth overall. Wayne’s Stran Beeler placed sixth.In 2-A, the boys’ 110-meter hurdles title was won by Kanab’s Matt Glover in a time of 16.71 seconds.The 3-A boys’ 110-meter hurdles title was won by Juab’s Macray Stevens in a time of 15.79 seconds. Trevor Robinson of Manti finished third and Delta’s Jaymen Brough placed fifth.The 1-A girls’ 100-meter champion was Piute’s Mickell Morgan in 13.50 seconds. Morgan Platt of Bryce Valley placed third, Madysen Griffiths of Milford finished fourth and Vanessa Delgado of Piute placed sixth.Kanab’s Carsyn Button finished fourth in the 1-A girls’ 100-meter dash and Brooklyn Crum of Beaver placed fifth. Jaslyn Gardner, the 2-A 100 girls’ champion, representing Enterprise, set a new record in a time of 11.69 seconds.In 3-A, Juab’s Ronnie Walker took the girls’ 100-meter dash title in a time of 12.53 seconds, while Isabelle Hightower of North Sanpete finished third. Dani Nielson of Delta placed fourth. Passion Reitz of Richfield placed fourth and Delta’s Jordyn Nielson was sixth overall.The 3-A boys’ discus saw Manti’s Brody Barson finish fourth overall.Valley’s Cameron Franklin won the boys’ 100-meter dash in 1-A in 11.26 seconds. Brett Beebe of Milford placed third and Austyn Brinkerhoff of Bryce Valley finished fourth.Turner Koyle of Millard placed second in the boys’ 100-meter dash, with Wyatt Houston of Kanab finishing third. Riley Ogden of North Sevier placed fourth and Cole Marshall of Beaver placed sixth.In 10.53 seconds, Delta’s Dallin Draper won the 3-A boys’ state title in the 100-meter dash. North Sanpete’s Parker Hightower placed third overall in the event.The 1-A girls’ 400-meter dash title was won by Piute’s Emily Morgan in a time of 1:01.76. Her teammate, Vanessa Delgado, was second with a time of 1:02.07. Mickell Morgan of Piute placed fifth and Tana Frandsen of Panguitch was sixth.In 2-A, the girls’ 400-meter dash title was won by Jade Wimmer of Gunnison in a time of 58.82 seconds. Katy Kelly of Millard placed fourth.The 3-A girls’ 400-meter dash crown was taken by Passion Reitz of Richfield in 59.38 seconds as Bayli Heap of Juab was close behind for second with 59.51 seconds. North Sanpete’s Linzy Flinders finished fifth.The boys’ 400-meter dash championship, in 1-A , was won by Cameron Franklin of Valley in 49.56 seconds and Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch was second in 51.85 seconds. Bryson Barnes of Milford placed third and Russell Walker of Milford finished fifth. Panguitch’s Trevor Wolfley placed sixth.The 2-A boys’ 400-meter crown belongs to Millard’s Turner Koyle in a time of 50.57 seconds as Nathan Despain, his teammate, placed second. Beaver’s Spencer Williams placed third overall as well.The 3-A boys’ 400-meter dash saw Delta’s Dallin Draper win with aplomb and set a new state record in 47.04 seconds. The future BYU track and field star excelled on his soon-to-be home track after he completes an LDS Church mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kade Jensen of Richfield placed third and Riley Searle of Manti finished sixth.In the 3-A girls’ long jump, Juab’s Ronnie Walker placed second, while Delta’s Ashlee Nielson placed third.The 1-A 300-meter hurdles girls’ champion was Panguitch’s Kapri Orton in 48.22 seconds. Hallie Palmer of Panguitch placed second while Aliza Woolsey and Joesi Rowley of Milford placed fifth and sixth, respectively.The 2-A girls’ 300-meter hurdles championship was won by North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson in 45.44 seconds.In 3-A, Delta’s Adi Nielson took the 300-meter hurdles girls’ title in a time of 45.90 seconds. Krista Nielson of Juab placed second and her teammate, Natalie Tolbert, placed third. Savannah Nielson of Delta placed fourth. Melissa Crane of Richfield finished fifth.The 1-A 300-meter hurdles boys champion was Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb in a time of 40.94 seconds. Colton Pomerinke of Milford placed second while Logan Stevens and Stran Beeler of Wayne placed third and fourth, respectively. Gaige Hardy of Milford finished fifth, while Boston Englestead of Panguitch finished sixth.In the 2-A 300-meter hurdles for the boys, Matt Glover of Kanab took the title in a time of 42.22 seconds. Tilden Kesler of Millard placed second and Millard’s Sam Marshal was third. Kanab’s Dustin Bistline placed fifth.In 3-A for the 300-meter hurdles, Macray Stevens of Juab placed second and Delta’s Jaymen Brough was fourth.The 3-A girls’ shot put saw Payton Olsen of Richfield place fifth and Delta’s Haylee Christensen finished sixth overall.In the 3-A boys’ high jump, Delta’s Jaymen Brough placed second with Trey Brough finishing third. Juab’s Parley Kay finished fourth and Delta’s Britton Smith placed sixth.In the 2-A boys’ discus, Austin Carter of Beaver won the title with a toss of 148-05 feet and his teammate, Treyson Harris placed second with Josh Wood of Beaver placing fourth.Taylia Norris of Panguitch is the girls’ 800-meter champion in 1-A, posting a time of 2:23.58. Kinley Spaulding of Milford placed second, with Jordan Bennett of Panguitch finishing fourth. Milford’s Aliza Woolsey placed sixth.In the 2-A girls’ 800-meter run, the third-place finisher was Samantha Williams of Beaver and Katy Kelly and Audrey Camp of Millard placed fourth and fifth, respectively.The girls’ 3-A 800-meter run saw Manti’s Madison Norris finish fourth and Richfield’s Jamie Holt placed sixth in the event.In the 2-A girls’ long jump, Enterprise’s Jaslyn Gardner set a new state record with the title in a leap of 19-02.25 feet. North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson placed second and Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver finished third. Linley White of Beaver placed fifth.In the 1-A girls’ javelin, Wayne’s Brynnli Nelson took the crown with a toss of 116-04.75 feet and Mataya Barney of Panguitch placed second. Elena Yee of Milford placed third and Kiesa Miller of Panguitch finished fourth while Brittney Henrie of Panguitch placed sixth.In the 1-A boys 800-meter run, Barlow Pace of Wayne took the championship in a time of 2:05.69. Bryson Barnes of Milford placed second and Panguitch’s Trevor Wolfley placed sixth.The 2-A boys’ 800-meter run saw Spencer Williams of Beaver place third while Jayce Thompson and Morris Maxfield of Millard placed fifth and sixth, respectively.In the 3-A boys’ 800-meter run, Richfield’s Hayden Harward took the title in a time of 1:57.13. Riley Searle of Manti placed second at 1:57.83. Richfield’s Jonathan Monsen finished sixth in the event.Kapri Orton of Panguitch won the 200-meter girls title in 1-A with a time of 27.93 seconds. Piute’s Emily Morgan placed third.Jade Wimmer of Gunnison placed third in the girls’ 200-meter dash in 2-A and Brooklyn Crum of Beaver placed sixth in the event.Ronnie Walker of Juab won the girls’ 200-meter dash in 3-A in a time of 25.87 seconds. Dani Nielson of Delta placed third and Richfield’s Passion Reitz placed fourth. Jordyn Nielson, also of Delta, placed sixth.The boys’ 1-A 200-meter dash champion was Cameron Franklin of Valley in 22.59 seconds. Austyn Brinkerhoff of Bryce Valley placed third, Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb was fourth and Bret Beebe of Milford placed fifth.In the 2-A boys’ 200-meter dash, Turner Koyle of Millard won the title in 22.73 seconds, while Wyatt Houston of Kanab placed third and Jaxon Wardle, also of Millard, finished fourth.In the 3-A boys’ 200-meter dash, Delta’s Dallin Draper set a new state record with his title, in a time of 21.29 seconds. This record had dated back to 1981. Parker Hightower of North Sanpete placed third overall in the event.The 1-A girls’ 4 x 400 relay champions are the Piute Thunderbirds, posting a time of 4:11.19. This team consists of Myndi Morgan, Mickell Morgan, Vanessa Delgado and Emily Morgan. Milford placed second and Bryce Valley was third.The 2-A girls’ 4 x 400 title was won by North Summit in a time of 4:05.49 with Millard and North Sevier placing second and third, respectively.The 3-A girls’ 4 x 400 title was taken by Delta in a time of 4:05.21. The Rabbits’ team consists of Ashlee Nielson, Dani Nielson, Savannah Nielson and Adi Nielson. Juab placed second in the event.In the 2-A girls’ discus, Millard’s Emma Thurman finished second and North Sevier’s Kenzie Mason placed fifth overall.The 1-A girls’ high jump saw Panguitch’s Kapri Orton set a new record by leaping 5 feet 6 inches. She almost cleared at 5’7″ as well. Elena Yee of Milford placed third and Panguitch’s Tana Frandsen placed fourth. Valley’s Paige Harris tied for fifth with Aspen Collett of Manila.Milford’s Trae Williamson won the 1-A boys shot put title, posting a toss of 48-02 feet with Jace Eyre of Panguitch placing second and Bryson Marshall, also of Panguitch, finished third. Piute’s Riley Pearson was fourth overall in the event.Cole Marshall of Beaver won the 2-A boys’ long jump with a leap of 20-09.50 feet, with Jarom Johnson of Kanab placing third. Hunter Higgs of North Sevier placed fourth overall.In the 3-A boys’ javelin, Parley Kay of Juab placed second and his teammates, Jackson Rowley and Bradley Brindley, placed fourth and sixth, respectively. This concluded all of the field events at the meet.The 1-A boys’ 4 x 400 championship was won by the Milford Tigers in a time of 3:39.15 as Wayne placed third overall, also medaling in this event. The Tigers’ team consists of Russell Walker, Colton Pomerinke, Michael Roxburgh and Bryson Barnes.In 2-A, the boys’ 4 x 400 title was won by North Summit in a time of 3:34.26. Millard placed second in a time of 3:35.10 and Beaver placed third, posting a time of 3:41.90.Finally, In 3-A, the Richfield boys won the 4 x 400 title in a time of 3:27.48. Jonathan Monsen, Hayden Harward, Chaz Roberts and Kade Jensen were the Wildcats on the squad. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

BYU Football Releases 2019 Schedule

first_imgThe Cougars also visit Utah State November 2 and San Diego State November 30. BYU has a bowl agreement with the Hawai’i Bowl to play at Honolulu if they are bowl eligible and are not selected for a New Year’s Six game or the College Football Playoff. Other home games for the Cougars include USC on September 14, Washington September 21, Boise State October 19, Liberty November 9 and Idaho State November 16. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU football released its 2019 schedule which features three match-ups against 2018 Top 25 teams, trips to both coasts and what is considered one of the best home schedules in program history. BYU will play in the Eastern Time Zone on four separate occasions, including September 7 at Tennessee, September 28 at Toledo, October 12 at South Florida and at Massachusetts November 23. January 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Releases 2019 Schedule The Cougars will also be the only team in NCAA FBS football to start the season with four games against teams from Power 5 conferences. The Cougars will start at home August 29 at LaVell Edwards Stadium against bitter rival Utah. Tags: BYU Football/Hawai’i Bowl/Idaho State/LaVell Edwards Stadium/Liberty/Tennessee/USC/Washington Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Women’s national soccer team honors inspirational women with their jerseys

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailundefined undefined/iStock(NEW YORK) — Soccer players on the U.S. women’s national team donned the names of other women who have inspired them throughout history on the backs of their jerseys during their Saturday game against England. The top soccer players in the nation paid tribute to everyone from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Cardi B to J.K. Rowling, highlighting inspirational women in all fields. The project was part of the soccer team’s SheBelieves campaign, which focuses on women supporting other women and encouraging female leaders. Some of the players shared why they chose the inspirational woman to wear on their backs in statements on the team’s website. Carli Lloyd, who chose Malala Yousafzai, said she picked her because she “is someone who stood up for what she believed in even though she knew she could be killed for it. Even after being shot and almost dying she has continued to fight for and inspire women around the world.” Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher chose ABC News’ Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, recalling a time Roberts spoke at a youth sports camp and left a major impact on her. “I picked Robin because she spoke at a basketball camp I was at when I was probably 13 or 14, me and my sister were there – we were the only girls in camp – and she made an impact on me,” Naeher said. “We used to watch her on SportsCenter every morning with Stuart Scott, so we were excited to hear what she had to say. Since then, going through her whole story, she’s battled cancer and started the ‘make your mess’ message. I watch ‘GMA’ every morning. It’s part of my routine.” Ashlyn Harris, who picked Cardi B, wrote that she likes how the rapper isn’t afraid to be herself. “She doesn’t blend in with society and what people expect her to be,” Harris said. “She owns her story, all of her story,” she added. “She owns it and still goes and supports those women because it’s a part of who she is and not something she is trying to hide. I love that.” Some players also picked other female soccer players who paved the way for them, such as Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Women’s national soccer team honors inspirational women with their jerseys Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Barcello receives waiver from NCAA, eligible to play this season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU athletics announced today that junior guard Alex Barcello has a received a waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to play this season.Barcello, a junior guard from Chandler, Arizona, played the first two seasons of his collegiate career at Arizona where he appeared in 51 games, averaged 2.9 points and totaled 48 rebounds, 35 assists and 13 steals. As a sophomore, he scored in double figures three times, including a career-best 16 points against Georgia Southern, 12 points at Utah and 14 points versus California.Prior to Arizona, Barcello prepped at Corona del Sol High School where he was the No. 2 recruit in the state of Arizona and was a member of the ESPN Top 100 for the class of 2017. A two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year (2015, 2017), Barcello helped guide Corona del Sol to a pair of 6A state titles. During Corona del Sol’s run to the 2015 state title, Barcello scored 51 points in a state tournament game.As a senior at Corona del Sol, Barcello averaged 24.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 54.8 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from 3-point range and 89.3 percent from the free-throw line. Following his senior year, he advanced to the finals of the American Family Insurance National 3-Point Shooting Competition. Barcello concluded his high school career with 2,254 points. Written by October 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Barcello receives waiver from NCAA, eligible to play this season Tags: Alex Barcello/BYU Cougars Basketball Robert Lovelllast_img read more