The BU Women’s Water Polo Club is excited to start a new year together in the upcoming weeks. With 14 players confirmed to return, the team plans to welcome talent old & new to the pool. We are also excited to welcome back Joanna Chan, head coach for her third season with the team.
Are you returning?
Check out the blog updates including our 2017 coaching staff, E-Board, roster updates, and most importantly – our semester schedule. Our first optional practice for all returning players will be Wednesday, September 6 at 9pm. Stop by to reunite with friends & get back in the pool. Our first official practice will be on Monday, September 11th at 8pm – new players meeting & our first workout with Joanna.
Are you a new player looking to join?
Come visit our table at Splash on Nickerson Field on Saturday, September 9th at 1pm. After you signup, we will email you updates, including a reminder about our new player meeting: FitRec Pool Classroom, September 11th at 8pm. Following the meeting will be the chance to join the team in the water. Players of all skill levels are welcome. A swimming background is recommended.
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Furthermore, we are excited to share what our 2017 Alumni has been up to since graduation…
We are so proud of our graduates for all their accomplishments & new adventures. We hope to see them at our 2018 Alumni Tournament!
What have our graduates done for Summer 2017?
Psychology Major, Graduated December 2016
Roslyn graduated with her degree after 5 semesters at BU, which is unheard of (graduating in 8 is usually hard enough). She is currently working at a medical school in Dallas, Texas, studying depression across the lifespan. Her efforts are currently focused on a longitudinal study that’s seeking to improve diagnoses and treatment outcomes for mood disorders through the use of neural- and bio-markers. This summer she went camping with her friend Ellen she met at BU at Big Bend National Park – where the desert floor reached 150 degrees during her stay! She hiked the Chisos Mountains and crossed into Mexico – making friends with a Mexican cattle rancher. Although she has not been involved in polo since she graduated, she has been lap swimming to stay in shape.
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Public Health Major, Graduated May 2017
Leslie has decided to pursue nursing, eventually becoming a midwife. She began working towards her goal this summer, taking some related courses including microbiology. To earn some extra cash and hopefully some free delicious pastries, she started working part-time at Flour Bakery (the team can’t wait to go visit). Additionally she has been working with Sargent College’s Academic Counselor on a project to improve Sargent Advising, studied for & took the GRE, and started training for her practicum at Boston Medical Center’s Psychiatry Department. If you aren’t impressed yet, she also managed to fit in some traveling – going to NYC with her boyfriend, visiting her family back home in San Francisco, and is currently vacationing in Maui. In the fall she will return to BU to earn her Masters in Public Health, so hopefully we see her around the pool at least a few times. What a productive summer for Leslie!
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Marketing Major, Graduated May 2017
After graduating, Ali traveled for about two months. Her trips included Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Frankfurt, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Mallorca. She is currently spending a few weeks at home in Hawaii, and will be moving to LA at the end of this month. Although she is not sure which company she will be working with, she is in the final round interviews with some wonderful options. Once in the area and settled in, she plans to look for a polo team to join. We will sure miss Ali’s polo skills, bright smile, (& dabs) this year.
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Public Health Major, Graduated May 2017
*2017 BUWWP Vice President
Steph has traveled quite a lot since earning her degree. After visiting her family in the Netherlands, she spent two weeks in California – visiting LA, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park (where she went backpacking for four days). She is currently working at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a research assistant in the Department of Oncologic Pathology. No matter where she ends up, she hopes to find a new polo team to call home.
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Mechanical Engineering Major, Graduated May 2017
*2017 BUWWP Captain
To celebrate her graduation, Ashley’s family went on a trip to Africa, visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. She currently works as a field engineer at Baylo in Woburn, MA, designing software that navigates autonomous trucks in warehouses. We are also excited to share that Ashley will be volunteer COACHING for the team. Ashley’s skills have carried the team through many tough tournaments, and we are excited for her to be joining us once a week at practice.
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Allison “Durks” Durkan
Computer Engineering Major, Graduated May 2017
*2017 BUWWP President & Captain
Since the “fancy, expensive piece of paper,” Durks has been doing what we all expected – taking the world by storm (and working at Microsoft – in case you somehow missed that over the last year). Before starting her job as a software engineer, she drove cross-country with her older sister. In addition to helping her sister move to Seattle, she was able to visit two players on her route – Madie (in Chicago) & Mary (in St. Paul). This fall she will be joining Boston Metro Water Polo. Currently, the water polo team is trying to figure out how to function without this badass.
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This article was written by Maddie Thomas, Co-President BUWWP, firstname.lastname@example.org