Ananda Kao

Ananda Kao is the Executive Sports Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying economics and international relations. Ananda can be reached at [email protected]

First-year Jumbo ‘The True Ninja’ competes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Standing atop the infamous 30-foot “Spider Trap,” incoming first-year True Becker hit his first-ever buzzer on “American Ninja Warrior” (ANW) Season 13 with Jumbo cheering him on from the sidelines. Becker, better known in the ANW community as “The True Ninja,” finished fourth during the second night of the semifinals with a time of 4:44.29. […]

Senior Profile: Briggs leads through energy and competitive nature

Graduating senior co-captain and guard/forward Emily Briggs made an immediate impact on the Tufts women’s basketball team her first year when she was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year at the end of the season. Briggs was the team’s first Rookie of the Year in 10 years, awarded after being part of the team that […]

Seniors reflect on the transition to wearing brown and blue

As the incoming Class of 2025 is welcomed into the Jumbo family, senior student-athletes took a minute to reflect on their first years in Medford as well as their transition to Tufts both on and off the field. From the recruiting process and choosing Tufts to the countless hours in the weight room and competing for national championships, these student-athletes have been through it all and now offer valuable advice to student-athletes just beginning their journey in brown and blue.

Spring athletes reflect on lost 2020 season, year without sports

During halftime of a Tufts men's lacrosse game against Ithaca College on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, head coach Casey D’Annolfo pulled his team together for a halftime speech no coach could have imagined giving. D'Annolfo had to inform his players that the game, only the team's fourth game of the season, would be its last.

Tufts suspends athletic practices through the calendar year to combat rising COVID-19 cases

The update disclosed that effective immediately, athletic practices will be discontinued for the remainder of the year. As indicated in the email, there is no evidence that the rise in COVID-19 cases is linked to athletics practices, but the cancellation of practices will be a precaution that the university will take in effort to reduce contact among students.

Getting to know Tufts athletes: Jen Ryan

After switching positions when she got to Tufts, senior middle/opposite hitter Jen Ryan has played an important role on the Tufts volleyball team the past three years, helping the team win a NESCAC Championship last year. 

Getting to know Tufts athletes: Rachel Brown

Senior defender Rachel Brown was excited about the potential of a very successful season, both individually as well as collectively for Tufts women's soccer. However, these dreams were cut short in August when the NESCAC announced the cancellation of fall sport seasons. 

Women’s basketball on building culture of winning, competition, family

Boasting an impressive 225–25 record over the last eight seasons, the Tufts women’s basketball team has successfully cultivated a culture and community that breeds winning. However, the players note that the culture of the team is centered around family and playing for one another even more than it is centered around winning.

Getting to know Tufts athletes: Derek Enge

Winning two NESCAC championships and two NCAA championships in just three seasons, senior midfielder and co-captain Derek Enge will patiently wait until the 2021 season for a final chance at repeating these successes on the Tufts men’s soccer team.

Beth Krikorian — senior fall athlete profile

Finishing her junior year off by tallying 14 points in the last six games of their season last year, senior midfielder and co-captain Beth Krikorian was on track to have her most impactful year yet with Tufts Field Hockey this year. However, with the cancellation of all fall sport competitions, Krikorian, along with the rest of the field hockey team, will patiently wait and train for their next chance to compete in 2021.