Author: Julia Weis

Trinity basketball alum lectures on sports analytics in the NBA

What do you get when you combine a love for sports, math and economics? Potentially, a career in Sports Analytics. That’s what Dwight Lutz, class of 2009, did. While at Trinity, Lutz played for the men’s basketball team and earned a double major in mathematics and economics. After going on to get his master’s degree in statistics, Lutz submitted some of his work to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and was picked up by the NBA. He recently relocated to Minnesota and works as one of the basketball operations analysts for the Minnesota Timberwolves. This Tuesday, Sept. 5,...

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Getting swole in your room

It’s only the beginning of September, but that doesn’t mean some of us haven’t already picked up the infamous ‘freshman 15.’ Don’t despair, first-years. It’s not always 15 pounds that you gain. It might only be around 5 pounds. In my case, it was the ‘freshman 35’! That endless Mabee food, the freedom not to be chastised by your parents for what you eat, weekends spent lying around by the poolside — they aren’t doing much for your body. I get it. With our crazy, over-committed schedules, it can be really hard to find time to take care of...

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Meet TUXC’s most improved runner

Sometimes it’s not the stars of the team that deserve the attention. Sometimes it’s the guy who wasn’t born with natural talent, but who has clawed and fought his way to reach the top. Andy Cottrell is a junior on the Trinity cross-country and track teams. Over the course of the past five years, Cottrell has run thousands of miles to get to where he is today and has faced many obstacles, but persevered nonetheless. “If you just compare how I was running five years ago in high school to now, it’s just completely different. A lot of that...

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How to Get Active Outside of Varsity Sports

It may seem hard to get involved at Trinity if you’re not in a sport. The good news is that there’s plenty of ways to start or maintain an active lifestyle in college without being in a varsity sport. The other good news is that now is the perfect time to sign up. Club Sports Say you played a sport competitively in high school, but maybe now that you’re in college, you have other interests or just don’t want to play at the Division III level. Consider joining a club sport. These organizations are just one level below varsity...

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Ben Brody makes big impression at Trinity with involvement in several organizations

Whether he’s conducting research on ancient Persian iconography in his own office, teaching his fellow students how to become lawyers and litigators or working as hard as he possibly can to succeed in his classes, Ben Brody is always doing something guaranteed to impress. The first year splits his time between leading the Mock Trial club, conducting research on ancient Mediterranean studies with Mark Garrison, professor of art history, and studying hard for classes, in addition to the other responsibilities of being a college student. While some might call him crazy, Brody is determined to make an impact during...

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