Last year, it took the entire season of 12 games to become bowl eligible. This year, Tulane clinched bowl eligibility with a Nov. 1 homecoming victory against Tulsa — it’s ninth game of the season.
The Tulane Professional Athlete Care Team had its most successful year in 2018-19, completing more than 600 patient screenings, including a record 139 former players at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Tulane’s School of Medicine began providing medical services to former professional athletes in 2013. In 2015, a partnership with the NFL Player Care Foundation Healthy Body and Mind Screening program and PACT was formed.https://tulane.it/pact-championship-year
Tulane University Athletics inducted five new honorees into the 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Those inducted were the baseball program’s all-time saves leader Daniel Latham; two-time all-American women’s golfer Maribel Lopez Porras; all-American football player Ed Mikkelsen; two-time all-conference women’s basketball star Gwen Slaughter; and longtime Tulane team physician Greg Stewart. The Billy Slatten Award was presented to Times-Picayune and States-Item columnist Angus Lind. https://tulane.it/2019-hall-of-fame
The top academic achievers among Tulane student-athletes have received recognition on a wall in the James W. Wilson Intercollegiate Athletics Center.
Tulane baseball third baseman Kody Hoese was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 25th pick in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. Hoese is the 10th player in program history to be selected in the first round. He follows Shooter Hunt, who was selected 31st in the first round in 2008 by the Minnesota Twins. Hoese was the first of seven Tulane players drafted this year. The other players are Brendan Cellucci, Chase Solesky, Trevor Jensen, Kaleb Roper, Grant Mathews and Sal Gozzo. https://tulane.it/MLB-draft-picks-2019
A jubilant Head Football Coach Willie Fritz celebrates with team members in the Green Wave locker room after Tulane’s 40-24 win against Memphis in Yulman Stadium on Sept. 28. At Tulanian press time, Tulane had a 6-6 overall and 5-3 American Athletic Conference record and was headed to the Auto Nation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida.https://tulane.it/happy-winners
Emmanuel Rotich never set out to be a competitive cross country runner, yet running was a big part of his life. Growing up in the remote village of Rift Valley, Kenya, he would run to school each morning and back home each evening. In between, he’d run home for lunch and then back to school for afternoon classes.