Backlund brings dreams, Swedish heritage to FMU

Tim Laurent, Sport's Writer

March 25, 2012

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Junior FMU golf player, Sebastian Backlund traveled from Bollebygd, Sweden, over 4,000 miles, to join the team. “I heard about FMU from one of my good mates from back home who played golf here,” Backlund said. “He talked...

Gary continues basketball career at FMU

Tim Laurent, Sports Writing

November 30, 2011

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It was when he was a freshman in high school that Evrik Gary realized he had the potential to play basketball for a long time. He’s now a sophomore starting shooting guard for the men’s basketball team at Francis Marion University. “As...

Sophomore Megan Mooney shines on volleyball team

Tim Laurent, Sports Writer

October 19, 2011

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Sophomore Megan Mooney didn’t start playing volleyball until her freshman year of high school. Now, she’s the starting middle blocker for the Francis Marion University squad. Mooney, a business - marketing major, hails...

Soccer captain leads young team

Aaron Gotter, Head Photographer

September 7, 2011

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Adrian Williams, the captain of the men’s soccer team at Francis Marion University, was born in Toronto, Canada where he was first introduced to the sport as a child. His passion for soccer was sparked by his parents’ love...

Ben Miller talks cross-country

Aaron Gotter, Head Photographer

August 21, 2011

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Past Francis Marion University cross-country team captain Ben Miller’s passion for running has influenced his life. Before Miller began to run for a cross-country team, he was a soccer player. He began playing soccer at a...

Hoekstra pursues her passions at FMU

Aaron Gotter, Head Photographer

April 14, 2011

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Returning FMU starter Rebeccah Hoekstra began playing soccer when she was 10 years old after her parents decided put her in a Canadian house soccer league.  From that point on, she has been in love with the sport of soccer. Hoekstra...

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