Two nationals. Two sports. One Year. It’s uncommon for student-athletes to play more than one competitive sport in college while balancing school. It’s even more uncommon for them to compete with both teams at a national tournament in the same school year. Elizabeth Coffey is the exception.
Sometimes sibling rivalry can make each other stronger—and the bonds of being a twin are an added bonus. Cyclone Athletics had three sets of twins playing on three different teams in the same year: Amanda and Taylor Bulow on volleyball, Mary and Audrey Stocklen on tennis, and Julia and Kate Ruzevich on basketball. The Bulows are fraternal, and the others are identical.
It’s been quite a fall for Cyclone Athletics. Among all the conference and region accolades, eight individuals and two teams have qualified to compete at the national tournament. Over the years, the Cyclones have boasted a number of championships and national berths. However, this fall has seen the most in the department’s existence.