Bullet Shot: Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

By Claire Healey, Co-Sports Editor

This week’s Gettysburg College Athlete of the Week goes to Mother Nature and her super consistent weather patterns.

Before spring break, athletics teams were able to practice outside and enjoy some sunshine and warm weather. Most notably, there was a day in February of 80-degree weather, which was perfect to kick off the spring sports.

Following the campus community’s return to school after spring break, Mother Nature decided to switch things up with a quick blizzard. The first day of spring was marked by a little foot- and-a-half of snow.

Gettysburg College obviously cancelled classes to keep students from having to walk to class in the dangerous conditions, and most athletic events were postponed. Men’s and women’s tennis, golf, baseball, softball, and women’s lacrosse all had games postponed thanks to Mother Nature.

To make the weather even better, the days following last week’s blizzard were above freezing temperatures. This created a lovely mud all across campus and around athletic fields.

While students were hoping for warmer weather to dry up the mud and kick off spring weather, Mother Nature decided that a few rainy days as well as temperatures in the 40s would be the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of spring.

More athletics teams were forced to cancel games and matches, as well as practice indoors. The Gettysburg teams are feeling good about their training following the many cancellations and indoor practices.

The perfect spring weather and lack of sports to report is why Mother Nature is this week’s athlete of the week!

 

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Author: Claire Healey

Claire Healey '18 is a sociology major with a minor in education. She is currently the editor of the sports section and has been a staff writer for the sports section since her freshman year. She is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and has served on their executive board for two years. She also volunteers with the Challah for Hunger organization on campus.

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