Although students are just returning for spring semester, Weber State University athletics have been revving up for months, getting prepared for the season. Here is a look at the sports that are kicking off the new season.
After a strong season filled with Big Sky title championships and All-American honors for senior Tiffany Hellstrom—who finished 14th overall in the javelin throw at the NCAA Track and Field Championship—the women’s track and field team is preparing to improve upon their results this year. The men’s team also returns after placing ninth in the Big Sky Championship last year and are planning to build off last season’s success with more than 20 athletes returning this year.
The Weber State men’s tennis team enters spring semester looking for a rebound after losing the Big Sky Championship game last season. After a 10-0 conference record, the team fell short against Montana, who won the final match 4-0. The women’s tennis squad will be coming in this season with a smaller roster as they attempt to rebound from a second-to-last finish in the Big Sky Conference.
Making a return from last season’s list of new records—along with the highest winning percentage since the program’s new era—the softball team welcomes back most of its now senior roster with a large number of juniors, sophomores and some impressive freshmen. Following their 22-25 overall record from last season, the team is hoping for another high-win season to keep the momentum going.