Tess is a senior reporter for The Herald's Sports section. She is a junior from (a tiny town near) Savannah, Georgia and is concentrating in English Nonfiction Writing. Tess loves all things college football and is a devoted Georgia Bulldogs fan. Outside 195 Angell, catch her in the AQR pretending to write papers while actually scrolling through /r/CFB or in the SciLi basement rewatching the 2018 Rose Bowl.

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Costa’s Yurchenko vault earned the first Ivy win for a Brown gymnast since Caroline Morant ’17 claimed three in 2017. Costa was awarded First Team All-Ivy Classic Honors on vault and Second Team on the uneven bars.


High score vaults Costa ’22 to top of Ivy League podium

March 1, 2019 0 comments

“Layout first. Pop off the table.” Those are the words gymnast Mei Li Costa ’22 says to herself before she sprints down the strip of carpet that leads to a springboard and a vault table, a piece of equipment that resembles a giant tongue.

Zach Hunsaker became a team captain as a sophomore, “which is actually unheard of,” said friend and teammate Travis Fuller ’19.

Basketball star shares unique path to Brown

February 22, 2019 0 comments

It took approximately five seconds, 15 steps and one perfectly timed floater for Zach Hunsaker ’20 to become something of a celebrity on College Hill.

Poll reveals 28.9 percent of students find athletics ‘somewhat unimportant’


Poll reveals 28.9 percent of students find athletics ‘somewhat unimportant’

December 7, 2018 0 comments

Free pizza, t-shirts and Coca-Cola products have not been enough to draw students to Brown Stadium for football games.

Phil Estes steps down after 21 seasons as head football coach


Phil Estes steps down after 21 seasons as head football coach

November 19, 2018 0 comments

Two days after the football team capped a second consecutive season without an Ivy League win, Head Coach Phil Estes stepped down from his position after 21 seasons Monday, according to a press release from Brown Athletics.

Peachy to friends, Peach to competitors


Peachy to friends, Peach to competitors

October 31, 2018 0 comments

It started three years ago with a faded orange hat and an effort to bring a stoic first-year out of his shell. The result was a stage name that Peter Choi ’20 will perform under at the Brooklyn Bazaar Nov. 10 armed only with a microphone.

The duo of Chuck Isgar ’21 and Drew Powell ’21 found success earlier this month and will compete in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.


Isgar ’20.5, Powell ’21 qualify for amateur championship

September 23, 2018 0 comments

An eerie silence hung over the eighth hole of the Kirkbrae Country Club golf course. There wasn’t much to talk about as Chuck Isgar ’20.5 studied the contours and tilts of the green before lining up a 30-foot putt, but his partner, Drew Powell ’21, did offer up one piece of advice: “Go do it.”

The fundraising initiative, proposed by Alex Hughes ’20, builds on the model of the football team’s annual Bench Press for Cancer event. Touchdowns for Cancer aims to raise $15,000 to $20,000 over the course of the season.


Bruno kicks off Touchdowns for Cancer

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Long before the 2018 season officially kicked off, Alex Hughes ’20 approached Head Coach Phil Estes with an idea for a fundraising event that would give the Bears an opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer each time they took the field.

Co-captain Claire Ryan ’18 capped off her collegiate gymnastics career with a fourth-place finish on the uneven bars. Ryan recorded a career-high 9.850 on the event during the preliminary session Friday.


Bears close out 2018 season at USAG Nationals

April 15, 2018 0 comments

A season-best performance on balance beam and career-high scores from multiple gymnasts elevated the gymnastics team’s final competition of the season, as it finished fourth in the second preliminary session at the 2018 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships Friday.

The men’s tennis team opened its Ivy League schedule with a close loss to Harvard Friday. Coming off a victory over Yale, the women’s team hoped to take down the Crimson but were unable to hold them off in a 5-2 loss.


Bears drop critical home, away contests to Crimson

April 8, 2018 0 comments

Coming off a spring break victory over the University of California, Davis, the men’s tennis team returned to the Pizzitola Sports Center Friday for its first Ivy League test of the season.

Co-captains Maggie McAvoy ’18 and Claire Ryan ’18 hold the team’s ECAC championship third place trophy and look forward to USAG nationals.


Bears punch ticket to Nationals

April 1, 2018 0 comments

For the sixth consecutive year, the gymnastics team has qualified for the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.