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Ananda is a staff writer and assistant sports editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying International Relations and Economics. Ananda can be reached at [email protected]


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.


Paro leads on and off the court

Playing in 78 games throughout her time at Tufts, graduating senior guard and co-captain Lilly Paro ended her career on the Tufts women’s basketball team with an impressive 63 3-pointers in just four seasons. Hailing from Maryland, Paro red-shirted her first year on the team due to an ACL injury. However, she used that time […]


Women’s basketball wins 1st 2 NCAA tournament games

Senior guard/forward and co-captain Erica DeCandido and junior guard/forward Emily Briggs combined for 75 points in the women’s basketball team’s first two games of the NCAA tournament, a 79–53 victory against State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland on Saturday and a blowout against SUNY Poly 72–34 the night before. The Jumbos now advance to […]


Undefeated women’s basketball advances to NESCAC semifinals

The No. 1 women’s basketball team continued its undefeated season after beating Wesleyan 58–48 in the NESCAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. As the top seed, the Jumbos are set to host both semifinal games on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. Although the score remained close, the game consisted of only two ties and three […]


Women’s basketball remains undefeated, ranked No. 1 nationally

The No. 1 women’s basketball team beat Conn. College 78–59 and Trinity 77–61 this past weekend at Cousens Gym. The two NESCAC wins bring the Jumbos’ record to a perfect 22–0 in the overall season and 8–0 in conference play with two games left in the regular season. In preparation for yet another NESCAC doubleheader […]


Undefeated No. 1 women’s basketball edges out No. 2 Bowdoin, defeats Bates, Colby

With conference wins on the road against Bates, No. 2 Bowdoin and Colby, the No. 1 women’s basketball remains undefeated with only four games left in the regular season. Their 20–0 record (6–0 in NESCAC games) puts the Jumbos atop the NESCAC and No. 1 in the NCAA Div. III national rankings. Tufts dominated Saturday’s […]


No. 1 women’s basketball improves to 17–0 after close victories

The women’s basketball team improved to an undefeated 17–0, after wins against Hamilton, Amherst and Babson College. The team now ranks No. 1 nationally and is atop the NESCAC alongside undefeated Bowdoin. After two Tufts offensive rebounds, senior guard Sadie Otley drained a three-point shot to give the Jumbos a 38–32 lead with three seconds […]


Women’s basketball extends undefeated streak to 7 games after defensive battle

After tallying her 1,000th career point in the previous game against Emerson, senior co-captain and guard/forward Erica DeCandido continued her run with a team-leading 18 points in the women’s basketball team’s win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on Saturday.  The Jumbos edged out the Engineers 56–44, extending their winning streak to an undefeated seven games. […]


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