RCW: Bird's Eye View 4.9

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.
 Locked In

LOCKED IN – Freshmen Shannon Cody and Maggie Duffy carefully locked in their oars before taking to the Kansas River for the 1st Novice Eight race during the Jayhawk Jamboree on Sunday, October 22.
 Photo by Laura Jacobsen 

Electrified Strings

ELECTRIFIED STRINGS – The rising sun lit the strings of KU’s Desponia Vogasari’s racket during the opening round of doubles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships played on the Lawrence Sports Pavilion courts at Rock Chalk Park on Thursday, October 19. The senior and her teammate, sophomore Tatiana Nikolaeva, went on to advance to the semifinals of the five-day event.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 


SASSY – Desponia Vogasari pumped her fist after winning a point during the singles final of the ITA Regional Championships at Rock Chalk Park on Monday, October 23. The KU senior fell to No. 2 seed Vladica Babic of Oklahoma State 6-2, 7-5.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 


LAUNCH – KU freshman Aley Shimel launched from the starting blocks to race the 100-yard breaststroke on the first day of the two-day, double dual against Missouri State and South Dakota inside Robinson Natatorium on Friday, October 20.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen

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Water Fountain

WATER FOUNTAIN – Carly Straight’s powerful stroke sent water flying as she turned her head for a breath during the KU sophomore’s anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay during the final day of the two-day, double dual against Missouri State and South Dakota inside Robinson Natatorium on Saturday, October 21.
 Photo by Laura Jacobsen 

Golden Strings

GOLDEN STRINGS – KU volleyball players were joined by Texas Tech players in wearing gold shoelaces to raise awareness of childhood cancer in the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer match on Saturday, October 21, inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Proceeds from a silent auction benefited the Jayhawks for a Cure program.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 

Hawk Heads

HAWK HEADS – Members of the KU special teams lined up for a play during the home game against Texas Tech on Saturday, October 7. The Jayhawks return to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 28, for the Dillons Sunflower Showdown game against Kansas State.
 Photo by Laura Jacobsen