Yep—you read right! The Caltech Team totally DOMINATED at the Rose Bowl in the Pasadena College Field Tournament. It was probably one of the most exciting things I have been a part of during my entire 4 years at Caltech. :D
The 20 person team met Saturday morning at the Rose Bowl to compete against 5 other colleges in multiple events: including the Uniform Challenge, Cheeseburger Challenge, Monster Croquet, Blind Faith, Frisbee Golf, Meteor Catch, Pasadena Puzzle. We either placed in first or second place in all the events :). We had the most fans show up for us in the stands (students, faculty, professors, etc), wearing matching orange t-shirts to support the team.
The event I was responsible for was the Uniform Challenge, though I participated in the Blind Faith and Pasadena Puzzle….and cheered my team on on the sidelines during the other events.
I have a ton of pictures that I took…I think it’ll give you a better understanding of what went down.
It was awesome! We all had such a great time..and i was so proud to have been a part of the team that brought home the win! Sorry for lack of action shots….I was too busy to snap pictures. HOWEVER…check out https://gallery.me.com/bobpaz#101166 for a TON more team and event pictures taken by photographer Bob Paz.
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.
It’s truly Autumn in Scotland now. It reached 0 degrees Celsius today, or 32 Fahrenheit for you yanks. They’re setting up the Christmas market downtown (as thanksgiving isn’t a thing here they just skip directly from Halloween to Christmas). Snow isn’t falling, but it does seem to be raining every other day. And it’s pleasant, quite pleasant. The rain turns Edinburgh into even more of a dramatic and beautiful city than usually is.