Haley Rich is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in international relations and economics. Haley can be reached at haley.rich@tufts.edu.


Gelfand finds community, self-confidence in paralympic swimming

When he was young, sophomore David Gelfand’s first prosthetist put covers on his prosthetic leg to make it appear more human-like. They didn’t stay for long, though. Gelfand was comfortable with his appearance and thought the metal of his prosthetic was cool. So cool, in fact, that he is now pursuing a career as a mechanical engineer. But […]


Volleyball responds to Amherst disappointment with dominant win over Trinity

Tufts sits third in the NESCAC with a 11–7 record (5–2 in-conference) with a pair of wins this week. The team dominated UMass Boston (11–7) on the road on Tuesday before falling to NESCAC rival Amherst (12–3) at home on Friday night. The Jumbos then bounced back to take down the Trinity Bantams (8–6) at Cousens […]


Volleyball bounces back from losing streak to defeat two NESCAC opponents

After a week of uncharacteristic defeats, Tufts got back on track this weekend with two strong NESCAC wins over Hamilton and Williams. On Saturday, the Jumbos dueled against the Williams Ephs (7–7) in Williamstown, Mass. The match started off tight, with the teams splitting the first two sets. Tufts took the first 26–24 and conceded […]


Volleyball posts strong performances against regional, national competition

Only two weeks into the season, Tufts already has eight games under its belt. The Jumbos traveled over 1,000 miles south to take part in the Emory National Tournament on September 7 and 8 to play some of the top teams in the country. Tufts picked up two wins on the first day of the tournament […]


Jumbos are ready to impress in 2018

After a rebuilding season in 2016 and a year of promising improvement in 2017, 2018 looks to be a breakout season for Tufts women’s soccer. Last season, the Jumbos reached the NESCAC final for the first time in over 10 years before falling to Virginia Wesleyan University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. […]


While we were away

While we were away, many of the Jumbos’ seasons stretched into the summer. Here’s what went down: Postseason success for women’s tennis After finishing its regular season with an impressive 11–5 record and respectable performances in the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments, two members of the women’s tennis team progressed to the NCAA Individual Championships in […]


Tufts rallies to defeat Amherst after tough loss to Wesleyan

The No. 6 Tufts women’s tennis team (10–4, 5–2 NESCAC) powered through its second straight weekend of multiple away matches, falling 6–3 to Wesleyan on Saturday before rallying the following day to defeat Hamilton, 9–0. Two days later, the Jumbos downed the Amherst Mammoths in a close 5–4 match. Tufts and No. 8 Amherst (8–6) faced […]


Kimura sets school record, earns honorable mention All-American honors in final meet

For Tufts senior co-captain Anna Kimura, there was no better way to finish off her collegiate swimming career than to compete at her first national championship. Kimura, the only member of the women’s team to travel to the NCAA Championships, competed in the 200-yard individual medley, the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke over the course of the […]


Nationals-bound Jumbos hope to close season on high note in Indianapolis

For one member of the Tufts women’s swimming and diving team and 11 members of the men’s team, spring break will be anything but a break. The NCAA Championships, held in Indianapolis at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Natatorium, will start on Wednesday and extend for four full days. Senior co-captain Anna Kimura is the lone Jumbo on […]


Idelson and Chong dive into steep competition at NCAA Qualifier

This weekend, first-year Amber Chong and senior Aaron Idelson competed for Tufts at the NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier at Middlebury College. Both athletes performed 11-dive routines at both the one-meter height — held on Friday for the men and Saturday for the women — and the three-meter height (Saturday for the men and Friday for the women). The top […]


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