Sisters Ana and Heleyna Tucker: Hope College Athletics Podcast

Sisters Ana and Heleyna Tucker reflected on their memorable run as Hope College student-athletes and teammates during the latest episode of the Hope College Athletics Orange and Blue Podcast. The former cross country and track team champions spoke with Sports Information Director Alan Babbitt about their unique family bond as part of a set of …

David Blahnik: Hope College Athletics Podcast

During a recent jog, Hope College men’s soccer coach David Blahnik listened to the “Revisionist History” podcast episode that explored the vision, impact and potential of the college’s “Hope Forward” initiative. In the segment, titled “A Good Circle”, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell spoke with Hope College President Matthew A. Scogin regarding the college’s revolutionary approach …

Delaney Wesolek: Hope College Athletics Podcast

Delaney Wesolek’s daily calendar fills up quickly as a Hope College swimmer and nursing student. Time is precious as a student-athlete with early-morning practices, classes or clinicals during the day, afternoon practices, and evening homework or relaxation. Maximizing all of the opportunities, Wesolek handles daily tasks at an extremely high level. In April, the senior …

Kevin Wolma: Hope College Athletics Podcast

The Hope Athletics Orange and Blue Podcast has returned this summer for a third season with a special series of interviews with Hope College student-athletes, administration and staff.  For the season’s third episode, sports information director Alan Babbitt sits down with Kevin Wolma, Hope College’s Assistant Athletic Director for Student Wellness and Compliance. In this …

Angelique Gaddy-McElveen: Hope College Athletics Podcast

The Hope Athletics Orange and Blue Podcast has returned this summer for a third season with a special series of interviews with Hope College student-athletes, administration and staff.  For the summer’s second episode, sports information director Alan Babbitt sits down with Angelique Gaddy-McElveen, Hope College’s Assistant Athletic Director of Philanthropy. In this new role, Gaddy-McElveen …

Dan Romano: Hope College Athletics Podcast

The Hope Athletics Orange and Blue Podcast is returning this summer for a third season with a special series of interviews with Hope College student-athletes, administration and staff.  For this summer’s first episode, sports information director Alan Babbitt sits down with recent graduate Dan Romano ‘23, this year’s male recipient of the Hope Athletics Be …

Matt Margaron, Shomari Tate: Hope Athletics Podcast

Sport helped Matt Margaron ’03 and Shomari Tate grow their Christian faith as youth. After finding a higher calling, both now are ministering as chaplains to the Hope College community, including our student-athletes and coaches. Margaron is in his third year as Hope’s Chaplain of Athletics. Tate is in his first year as Hope’s Chaplain …

Women’s Soccer Coach Leigh Sears: Hope Athletics Podcast

Leigh Sears chose to treat this fall for the Hope College women’s soccer team the same as previous seasons, even though so much is different. The Flying Dutch practice every afternoon, following guidelines from the NCAA and Ottawa County Department of Health. The Saturdays that previously featured game days now have team workouts and special …

Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Margritz: Hope Athletics Podcast

Last Friday, Dan Margritz woke up at 3:45 a.m. and ate chicken enchilada lasagna for breakfast. He headed over to Hope College, then put in about 30,000 steps as strength and conditioning coach, or about 15 miles, before the day ended. Life as a strength and conditioning coach is, without a question, different. Margritz, however, …

Hope College Swimmers Find ‘Flexible and Creative’ Ways to Train This Summer

Delaney Wesolek jumped into the sometimes chilly waters of Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron. Lindsey Case and Jacob Peterson awoke before the crack of dawn to train at private pools in Detroit, Michigan and San Antonio, Texas, respectively. This summer, Hope College student-athletes needed to get creative with their offseason training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. …