Author Archives: Kate Prengel

Celia Barquin: A Tribute to the Spanish Golf Champion

Celia Barquin was a rising star. At age 22, the Spanish-born golfer was a top-ranked athlete at Iowa State University. This past July, she won the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship. The future looked very bright for Barquin. But the young star’s life came to a tragic, and sudden end. On Monday, police in Ames, Iowa found Barquin’s body in a ...

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Alex Honnold: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Alex Honnold is an athlete who likes to scale skyscrapers, cliffs, and walls — all without using ropes or harnesses. The 32 year old California native is the subject of a new National Geographic movie and has been asked — often — whether he has a death wish. But Honnold, who also runs a foundation dedicated to fighting climate change, ...

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Eddie Pepperell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Eddie Pepperell is an English golfer who plays on the European Tour. After going pro in 2011, Pepperell had a spotty career. In this year’s British Open, Pepperell was off to a slow start before suddenly charging up the leaderboard for a 4-under final round, which put him within striking distance of a win. Here’s what you need to know. ...

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Kelsey Anderson, Kevin’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kelsey Anderson is the wife of Kevin Anderson, the South African tennis player and one of the few players who managed to take Federer to the fifth set at Wimbledon this year. Kelsey describes herself as Kevin’s “support team chairperson” and self-deprecatingly says that she “pretends” to “know anything” about tennis. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Kevin and ...

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Mike DiSabato: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Mike DeSabato was the one of the first whistleblowers to come forward and report sexual misconduct carried out by the Ohio State wrestling team’s doctor, Richard Strauss. DiSabato, who says that Dr. Strauss sexually abused him and other members of the wrestling team, also told The Columbus Dispatch that Representative Jim Jordan knew all about the abuse. The alleged abuse ...

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