April 6, 2020


Sandra Sorenson: A quiet leader

One girl you can’t help but notice as you cross campus or enter the BDAC stands 6 feet tall, has blonde hair and a permanent smile.
Sandra Sorenson is one of the tallest girls on the CEU volleyball team and at the mention of her name, teammates all seemed to say the same thing. “Sandra, I love Sandra,” they commented.
Brooke Wilson noted, “She’s one of my favorite people, she is so radiant, constantly happy, and can always make me laugh.”

Eagles name Emilee Madsen as captain

As the CEU volleyball players sat in their locker room the night before their first game (the alumni game) listening to Coach Brent Martindale, an announcement was made: “This year’s team captain will be … Emilee Madsen.”
He continued on listing the expectations and duties she, as the captain, will be performing throughout the season.

Scott Madsen takes over as interim coach

The CEU baseball team has a new baseball coach this year. Scott Madsen, 24, has taken over this position from his older brother, Eric Madsen.
Scott was the pitching coach for the Eagles the last four seasons and said that he is excited and anxious to get the season started as the new head coach. Scott also pitched for the CEU baseball team in the 97-98 season and then again in the 98-99 season.
Coach Madsen said that the team looked very strong this year as he had eight sophomores coming back from last season and 28 freshmen coming into the program.

Sports summer camp enrollment down; college hopes to promote more academic programs

During the summer months, when few students attend CEU, the campus is occupied with students participating in its summer high school and college camps. For the last 30 years, CEU has hosted summer camps of all kinds to both high school and university-level students. Coach Dave Paur remembers when former athletic director and men’s basketball coach Curt Jensen was the first college coach to offer basketball camps to state of Utah high schools in the ’70s. He brought a team up from California to attend the week-long camp.

Around the world in 80 seconds

Hey, sports fans! Here’s the skinny on the top stories in sports this week. If any of you have suggestions for this column, feel free to contact me.
Basketball: the United States are playing in the Olympic-qualifying tournament this weekend. They are 3-0 so far in the tournament with one game remaining in the first round. The United States most recently routed the Virgin Islands 113-55 despite the fact that Tim Duncan elected not to play against his native country (the Virgin Islands).