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Dores on the Web

Jan. 12, 2018

The latest buzz on the web surrounding the Vanderbilt Commodores:

Diverse Education: This week Vanderbilt athletics director David Williams joined a panel at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. to reflect on “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace,” and discuss sports, race and politics in today’s polarized society. “Some strange bedfellows come together when we talk about race and sports,” Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said in opening remarks. “We learn some uncomfortable truths about ourselves and others.”

Vanderbilt University: As sports continues to serve as an important venue for spotlighting societal issues, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has unveiled plans for a new academic center to explore the intersection of sports, race, gender and culture in society. The Center for Sports and Society will support research, teaching and scholarship in conjunction with the university’s focus on trans-institutional initiatives, including an initial emphasis on activism. Zac Ellis spotlights the family culture Stephanie White has brought to Vanderbilt women's basketball. "These young women give our kids great lessons every day," White said, "and hopefully our kids being here gives our players a nice perspective, as well.”

Perfect Game USA: Vanderbilt junior Julian Infante has been named Second Team All-America by Perfect Game USA. The Miami, Fla., native led the Commodores with 66 RBIs a season ago while boasting a .315 average and 130 total bases.

Nashville Post: After two seasons in the Canadian Football League, former Vanderbilt defensive back Kenny Ladler has signed a futures contract with the NFL's Washington Redskins. David Boclair writes on Ladler's journey.

Twitter: A snowy Friday didn't prevent Vanderbilt's football team from getting after it this week! Recent Vanderbilt women’s basketball graduate Marqu’es Webb will begin her professional basketball career in the Czech Republic. The 2017 Vanderbilt graduate will play for Spolek Basketbalovy Klub Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary, in the top Czech league for women. Sophomore guard Cierra Walker has caught fire in Vanderbilt women's basketball's last two games. She has shot 10-13 from 3-point range and could be a key for the Dores as SEC play continues, writes Zac Ellis.
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