RCW: Bird's Eye View 3.5

Each week the Bird’s Eye View captures some of the best moments for Kansas Athletics. From the playing field, practice gym or behind the scenes, don’t miss this exclusive perspective into the Kansas Jayhawks. 

Swimming & Diving works out at Memorial Stadium

BEWARE OF THE FOG – With heavy fog settled into Memorial Stadium, KU coach Clark Campbell led swimmers in a pre-dawn workout with a jumping drill designed to improve starts on Thursday, September 15. The Jayhawks open their season with the Crimson & Blue Intrasquad meet on Friday, September 30.

Photo by Jeff Jacobsen
Sammie Schurig and Madison Straight pull themselves up a ramp at Memorial Stadium

CRIMSON CLIMB – Senior captain Sammie Schurig, junior Madison Straight and junior Hannah Driscoll strengthened their swimming strokes by pulling themselves up the ramps at Memorial Stadium with rollers under their legs on Thursday, September 15, during pre-dawn workouts.

Photo by Jeff Jacobsen
Erin McGinley hitting off a tee at softball

SWINGTIME – Junior Erin McGinley smashed a softball off a batting tee during the Jayhawks’ practice at Rock Chalk Park on Monday, September 19. The team will play its first fall softball game on Thursday, September 29, against Johnson County Community College.

Photo by Jeff Jacobsen
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Benavidez barehands a tennis ball

GOT IT – Sophomore outfielder Heaven Benavidez raced to catch a softball with her hand during a drill at Rock Chalk Park on Monday, September 19. The softball team will take on Johnson County Community College on Thursday, September 29, to open its six-game fall schedule.

Photo by Jeff Jacobsen
Workers install insulation in the roof at the new tennis center

TENNIS ROLLOUT – Workers at the Jayhawk Tennis Center spread out insulation on the roof structure covering the center’s entry on Monday, September 19. By early November, the KU tennis team will be able to play in its new facility featuring six indoor and six lighted outdoor courts. 

Photo by Jeff Jacobsen