BLOG: Medicaid expansion hits a milestone (ROUND-UP)

first_imgBLOG: Medicaid expansion hits a milestone (ROUND-UP) Government That Works,  Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than half a million Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices since Pennsylvania expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the milestone at an enrollment event at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.In February, Governor Wolf continued his push for “Government That Works” by announcing his decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion alleviates confusion, removes unnecessary red tape, and streamlines the system so that people can see a doctor when they are sick and healthcare professionals have more time to concentrate on providing quality care.Because of this expansion, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians now have better potential health outcomes. Check out some of the statewide coverage of yesterday’s announcement:WITF: Pa. Medicaid expansion hits a milestone: 500,000 new enrollees.“More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians now have health insurance for the first time through the state’s Medicaid program. The news comes 10 months after Governor Tom Wolf loosened eligibility rules… Governor Wolf made a campaign promise to expand the program, and checked it off his list with a February announcement… Who benefits? Speakers at a press conference at Penn State Hershey Medical Center say bus drivers, cleaning people, single parents, and many others who often had to rely on the emergency room if something went wrong. Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas says Medicaid expansion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.” [WITF, 12/10/15]Harrisburg Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf celebrates Obamacare health coverage expansion.“Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion now covers more than 500,000 people. The figure pertains to people who now have government funded health insurance as a result of the state’s expansion of Medicaid which became available on Jan. 1. Pennsylvania was among the slower states in expanding Medicaid… While former Gov. Tom Corbett, an Obamacare opponent, eventually decided to expand Medicare, he did so under a plan that imposed certain cost-sharing and other requirements which were opposed by Democrats… State officials have said more than 100,000 more Pennsylvania residents are eligible for the expanded coverage… The federal government is paying 100 percent of the medical costs of the expansion through next year, then will gradually scale back the federal share to 90 percent by 2020 and beyond.” [Harrisburg Patriot-News, 12/10/15]Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania has exceeded 500,000 new enrollees.“Pennsylvania’s expansion of Medicaid, which began earlier this year, has exceeded half a million new enrollees, state officials announced today. Officials credit the program’s expansion with dropping Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate from 14 percent in 2013 to 8 percent today… ‘Safety-net providers and health clinics are seeing more patients with insurance, reducing the burden of uncompensated care,’ said Antoinette Kraus, director of advocacy group the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. ‘Most importantly, though, working Pennsylvanians — school bus drivers, cashiers, hairdressers, home care workers, waitresses, child care workers, the people who keep our communities running — no longer have to live with the fear that one accident or illness could wipe them out financially.’” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/10/15]Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. passes half-million mark in Medicaid expansion.“More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, including 110,954 from Philadelphia, have signed up for Medicaid since Gov. Wolf expanded the program this year, helping the state’s uninsured rate drop to 8 percent from 14 percent, the governor said Thursday. The gain in Philadelphia represents a 27 percent increase from Dec. 31… The statewide increase from December was 30 percent.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/10/15]AP: Wolf: 500,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in Medicaid expansion.“Gov. Tom Wolf says the signups of 500,000 Pennsylvanians for health care under the Medicaid expansion are part of keeping a campaign promise he made in last year’s election campaign… Wolf, a Democrat who expanded Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Health Care Act soon after he took office in January, says he hopes the number of enrollments will continue to grow. The speakers said many of the newly eligible people had not previously had any health care insurance.” [AP, 12/10/15]FOX43: VIDEO: Wolf: 500,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in state’s expanded Medicaid program.“State and health officials are celebrating a major milestone in Pennsylvania’s expanded Medicaid program. Governor Wolf announced that 500,000 people have signed up for the government-funded health insurance… The state expanded Medicaid back in January under the Affordable Care Act– giving more people access to health insurance. ‘Not having health insurance causes people to forgo care and delay preventive care,’ Penn State Hershey Medical Center CEO and Vice President Craig Hillemeier said. ‘That leads to poor outcomes, for the individual and higher health care costs for society.’” [FOX43, 12/10/15]WTAJ: PA Medicaid milestone.“Governor Wolf says more than a half million Pennsylvanians have signed up for HealthChoices, the state’s Medicaid expansion program. The governor expanded the program earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act. The change allows people who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to enroll. The State Department of Human Services says about a third of the new enrollees are 21 to 30 years old, about a fourth are 31 to 40. Nearly 60 percent are white and more than half are women.” [WTAJ, 12/10/15]WGAL: VIDEO: Rate of uninsured Pennsylvanians almost cut in half, Wolf says.Watch this newscast here. [WGAL, 12/10/15] See the blog about Medicaid Expansion by the Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC).Read the announcement press release: Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Expansion Population Has Exceeded 500,000.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 11, 2015center_img By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobs

first_img November 13, 2018 Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, Pa – Governor Tom Wolf announced the rapidly growing online retailer and home delivery provider goPuff will construct a new headquarters in Philadelphia and build ten warehouses across Pennsylvania, creating over 500 new jobs over the next three years.“goPuff is a great example of how Pennsylvania’s strengths in aspects like education, workforce development, and economic stability have led to a climate where startups thrive,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is committed to providing the support needed by companies like goPuff as they grow.”goPuff will invest $4 million in a multi-stage expansion plan centered on the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot headquarters in Philadelphia, located at 3rd and Spring Garden streets. Ten new warehouse operations will be launched in Allegheny, Chester, Dauphin, Lackawanna and Philadelphia counties, and six existing warehouse operations will be expanded. The new headquarters will provide over 150 new, full-time jobs, while the new and expanded warehouses will create approximately 400 jobs over the next three years. The company has about 125 employees at its headquarters now, currently located in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.“We are proud to invest in Philadelphia as we grow our footprint and are grateful for the support of the city as well as Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help us realize our expansion,” added Yakir Gola, co-founder. “We strive to ingrain Philadelphia’s culture as part of goPuff.”“We consider Philadelphia our first investor. We would not have been able to scale our business as quickly and deliver the moments that matter most to our customers had it not been for the support of the city and the state,” said Rafael Ilishayev, co-founder of goPuff.goPuff received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $400,000 Pennsylvania First grant with phased distribution contingent on job creation. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.goPuff is a digital convenience retailer operating in over 40 U.S. markets and delivering thousands of products – ranging from snacks, drinks, ice cream, alcohol, and more – directly to customers from centrally located warehouses, 24/7, for a flat delivery fee. Since founded in 2013 by two Drexel students — Ilishayev and Gola — the company has grown to operate in 48 markets across 21 states and the District of Columbia and has plans to expand to approximately 60 locations by the end of 2018.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Visits Historic Downtown West Chester

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits Historic Downtown West Chester August 08, 2019 Infrastructure,  Press Release West Chester, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development officials walked alongside West Chester Improvement District Executive Director Malcolm Johnstone and local business owners through downtown West Chester, commending their efforts to maintain unique spaces for residents and tourists.“It’s always great to get out and visit Pennsylvania’s historic downtowns,” said Gov. Wolf. “Driven by a fatigue of sameness, people are looking for places that have their own unique meaning and West Chester has done a great job at repurposing its buildings, while keeping the borough’s wonderful, historic charm.”In 2017 the borough received the Great American Main Street Award for its efforts to preserve the area’s historic and cultural heritage while modernizing the downtown. This was the first Pennsylvania community to be recognized with this distinction since York was honored in 1998.Through the years, the Wolf Administration has supported many West Chester Improvement District projects that have repurposed and updated its historic properties. The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center received a $200,000 Keystone Communities loan to redevelop the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory with specialized lighting, visual and audio equipment, and theatre seating. Additionally, the borough received $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for upgrades for the Municipal Building. The governor began the walking tour at the Chester County Historical Society before visiting the Uptown! Theatre and local businesses, like, Spence Café, Jane Chalfant, and Fairman’s.“West Chester is pleased to have a visit from Governor Wolf,” said Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of the West Chester Business Improvement District. “He knows that with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and local government, we’ve been able to put together a grassroots revitalization organization that is providing impressive results. These efforts have created an environment where small, home-owned businesses can flourish.”The West Chester Improvement District is a Municipal Authority that was founded in partnership with the Borough of West Chester to fund and implement programs for the revitalization of the downtown. Established in 2000, the entity is not yet 20 years old.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Queensland’s record-breaking mega penthouse

first_imgArtist impressions of the rooftop entertainment deck for the exclusive use of the millionaires at the top floors of Spirit 89. Picture: Supplied.THE most expensive penthouse Queensland has ever seen is under construction, at triple the size of the average Brisbane block of land — and no limit on what the owner can have in it.Priced at a whopping $41m and spread across two full floor levels, the highest home in the $1.2 billion Spirit 89 building at Surfers Paradise easily tops the list of Queensland’s most expensive penthouses.The 1899sq m sky home will also be one of the largest in the country, almost twice as large as Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung’s $7.95 shell of a penthouse in the Soul building, and just a fifth smaller than the hyper-exclusive Boyd Residence above ANZ Tower in Sydney – which at $66m is Australia’s most expensive penthouse. A pool is just the start of things the owner could ask for. Picture: Supplied. The new owner will have an open design book when it comes to kitting out the $41m penthouse. Picture: Supplied.The Spirit penthouse will have access to a rooftop pool and entertainment deck along with other millionaires across the top floors of the building. Other services include a car wash and detailing service in-house, babysitting, newspaper deliveries, pet vacation care and grooming, butlers, personal grocery shoppers and even flower arrangement done for them.Mr Sutherland expected interest across international and state borders for the penthouse. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Artist impressions of the Spirit 89 tower at Surfers Paradise. Picture: Supplied FORMER ORIGIN STAR STILL KICKING GOALS IN 2018 RAFTER COUNTRY: HOW PROPERTY FULFILLED A CHAMPION FAMILY GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOX More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoAgent Julian Sutherland of Ray White Projects confirmed to The Courier-Mail that the penthouse price was now set at $41m. “Without the spire on Q1, it is the tallest residential building in Queensland.”Currently under construction for its Beijing-based developer Foriseland, there was no design plan as yet for the penthouse with that expected to come directly from the buyer’s imagination — and desires. Artist impressions of a living room in Foriseland’s’s $1.2b Spirit tower. Picture: Supplied.At $21,000 per square metre, covering two whole floors leading to the top of the 89 storey building, there was virtually no limit to what a cashed up millionaire could ask for. The Boyd Residence in Sydney has an internal lift, its own conference room, a club-like study, gym, a cigar room, as well as a pool, two terraces and a cabana lounge. MARGOT ROBBIE’S SECRET WEDDING ESTATE FOR SALE NRL TITANS OWNERS MADE MILLIONS SELLING NSW PROPERTY last_img read more

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MHI Vestas Seals 950MW Scottish Deal

first_imgMHI Vestas and Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited have signed a firm turbine supply order for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.Under the contract, MHI Vestas will deliver one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines for the project in the Moray Firth. The order includes a 15-year service agreement, MHI Vestas said. This is the company’s largest ever MW project.In May, Moray East announced Fraserburgh as the preferred Operations and Maintenance port for the project and last month, the Port of Cromarty Firth was selected as the pre-assembly harbour.Project Director for Moray East, Oscar Diaz, said: “Moray East is a landmark project for the offshore wind industry, delivering sustainable, renewable generation at a highly competitive power price. The project will bring new opportunities to areas including Fraserburgh, where we have announced the windfarm’s operations and maintenance base will be located, and in the Cromarty Firth, where the port was last week selected as the pre-assembly port.The news from MHI Vestas comes on the heels of its recent announcement that the company’s blade factory on the Isle of Wight received a second blade mould and is in the process of hiring 380 new, direct jobs to keep pace with growing demand.MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan, said: “With the signing of the firm order, we can accelerate preparations for our company’s largest MW project to date. Installing the world’s most powerful commercial turbine, the V164-9.5 MW, in Moray Firth means more local, clean energy jobs in Scotland and across the UK, including our most recent expansion of blade production on the Isle of Wight.”Moray East offshore wind farm is located 22km from the coast of Scotland. In 2017, the project won a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK Government to supply electricity at GBP 57.50/MWh. The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2022.last_img read more

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De Bruyne waits for Chelsea chance

first_img The Belgium international made his first appearance in a month as he started Tuesday’s Capital One Cup win over Arsenal but he has played just five times this season for the Stamford Bridge side. Limited chances could damage his World Cup hopes but the 22-year-old said for the time being he is committed to doing better at Chelsea rather than trying to get game time somewhere else. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne admits “something has to change” for him at Chelsea but insists he has not yet considered looking elsewhere for opportunities. Press Associationcenter_img “To be honest, I haven’t thought about it yet. I know something has to change. Sooner or later, I will have to play,” he told Belgian newspaper told Het Laatste Nieuws. “But what can I do at this moment besides training hard and keeping quiet? “I feel really strong at this time – I think I have never been this fit before. “I got a lot of support off family and friends who visit me over here. “My team-mates have been fantastic. You know, I haven’t worried much about my situation. “My career has always gone up but then it’s sometimes normal it makes a horizontal line.” last_img read more

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Allicock disqualified in controversial decision at Pan Am Qualifiers

first_img… GBA confident of successful appeal with AIBAGUYANA and Caribbean bantamweight boxing champion Keevin Allicock was on Monday evening controversially denied a chance of reaching the semi-final of the Pan Am Qualifiers in Nicaragua, after his quarter-final bout resulted in a loss by walkover.The talented Allicock was set to fight Alexy De Cruz of Dominican Republic but was prevented by Technical Delegate (Fight Supervisor) Raphael Vega who claimed that the Guyanese was wearing an inappropriate coloured vest.The decision of the Costa Rican Vega is now the centre piece of a protest filed by Guyana Boxing Association president Steve Ninvalle.According to a release from the GBA, Vega deemed the colour of Allicock’s vest inappropriate even though the International Technical Officer (ITO) and referee found nothing wrong with the garment.Allicock, who was scheduled to box out of the red corner, entered the ring one hour after being cleared by the ITO, but was then challenged by the Technical Delegate and later given one minute to change the red and black vest.A determined Allicock managed to change but upon his return to the ring lost by walkover. The Guyana camp in Nicaragua immediately filed a protest but was unsuccessful in getting the ruling overturned.Keevin AllicockTeam coach Terrence Poole soon after contacted Ninvalle who filed another protest with both the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) and world governing body AIBA. Ninvalle pointed out that the new rules of AIBA (48.3.4) dictate that a boxer can compete in either those of the corner’s or in his national colours, Red and Black are colours of Guyana’s national flag.Ninvalle, a recently elected vice-president of AMBC described the Technical Delegate’s decision as unjust, unreasonable, unsportsmanlike, excessive, unwarranted and which goes against the grain of what the new AIBA is promoting.“In my personal capacity as president of the GBA and chairman of the Caribbean Steering Committee I have dispatched protests to both the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) and AIBA for this ruling to be overturned and I expect a favorable response”.Up to press time when contacted for a comment, Ninvalle was still optimistic, stating; “I think it is highly likely that it will be ruled in our favour. The supervisor has shown flagrant disregard for the rules.” (Michelangelo Jacobus)last_img read more

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Miguel Wong aiming to reach Germany table tennis camp

first_img… Sponsors neededONE of Guyana’s top young table tennis players of recent times, Miguel Wong, has received an invitation to train and play at a table tennis club in Germany for three months, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which could propel the young talent even further to the advantage of Guyana.However, for Wong to achieve and make full use of this opportunity he requires the full support of his countrymen and women, corporate Guyana and even the government.The talented youngster has already raised a good portion of his expenses (US$3500 in total for airfare and accommodation) through a few fundraisers. However, he still requires more funds and is calling for support.The table tennis club, Sachsischer Tischtennis-Verband eV, is considered the training ground for the World’s best talents from Latin-American countries.Wong revealed that he met a Mexican senior player along with a Dominican player at the Pan-American Games in the Dominican Republic a couple of years ago and they were impressed by his skill, thus they had put plans in motion to get him invited to the training facility.The Training Camp invitation is for September 1- November 30 in Eilenburg, Germany and as such Wong is appealing for support. Anyone interested in assisting the youngster can contact him via +592 646 0825 or on Facebook: Miguel Wong.last_img read more

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USC faces Arizona in first Pac-12 matchup

first_imgThe USC women’s soccer team is firmly focused on its Pac-12 opener this Friday, when the team will travel to take on the University of Arizona. The No. 21 Women of Troy (6-1-2) are coming off of a tough loss to then-No. 12 Pepperdine last Sunday. Though opening the conference season on the road will be a tough task, head coach Keidane McAlpine sees the trip as a great opportunity for the team.She’s the man · Junior striker Megan Borman has been a consistent offensive threat for USC this season. Borman has 12 shots on goal so far. – Brian Ji | Daily Trojan“This game comes at a very good time for us,” McAlpine said. “Sometimes it’s good to get out on the road and bond as a team. It allows us to lock things down away from some of the pressure and distractions of playing at home.”The Women of Troy know they will have their work cut out for them to tame the Wildcats on the road. Arizona enters Friday’s matchup with a 6-1-1 record after an excellent nonconference slate. The squad’s only hiccups came in a 2-1 loss to a stout Florida Gulf Coast team on Aug. 24 and a 2-2 tie against then-undefeated Texas A&M on Sept. 5.“Arizona is a very legitimate team,” McAlpine said. “They have some great new freshmen who are playing really, really well. They are very aggressive, straightforward and in your face, so it will be a tough game.”Among those Arizona freshmen are forward Charlotte Brascia, who is third on the team in both shots on goal (seven) and total shots (14), and standout midfielder Gabi Stoian, who leads the team in shots on goal (16), goals (seven), and assists (four). Though standing just 5-foot-5, Stoian plays much bigger than her frame and will make an impact if USC does not keep her marked throughout the game.The Women of Troy, on the other hand, will look to lean on their more experienced players for strong play. Senior midfielder Alex Quincey leads the team with 12 points on six goals, and junior midfielder Jamie Fink has 11 points on five goals and an assist. Junior forwards Megan Borman and Katie Johnson are also good bets to find the back of the net, as they are tied for the team lead with 12 shots on goal apiece. Scoring chances might come off well-placed crosses from junior midfielder Reilly Parker, who has a habit of getting behind the defense with quick runs up the sideline.Redshirt sophomore defender Dominique Randle will help anchor the Women of Troy’s defensive line in front of senior captain and goalie Caroline Stanley. Sophomores Mandy Freeman and Kayla Mills and junior Erin Owen will also contribute on defense. When asked about the trip to Arizona, Randle expressed confidence in the team’s preparation.“We’re ready for conference play,” Randle said. “We are trying to build off what we did in the non conference season by going over everything we’ve learned and making sure we are fine tuning things we’ve had issues with in order to better execute our game plan. We are also making sure to stay hydrated because we know it will be hot.”Randle also expressed that her team has moved on from a tough loss to Pepperdine.“The loss definitely hurt,” Randle said. “However, we’ve learned that we can overcome adversity when the occasion arises, as long as we are able to put our chances away.”McAlpine agreed with Randle’s statements, expressing confidence that if the Women of Troy are able to execute a little better, they are poised to conquer the Wildcats.“We are hoping to carry over some things from the last two games, particularly in the second half,” McAlpine said. “We were very good about putting pressure on our opponents in the second half the past few games. We are looking to start with that same intensity, particularly in our defending, but then be able to settle down a bit and not have to play from behind.”The match will kick off Friday at 2 p.m. PST and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. The Women of Troy will then take a much-needed break, returning to action on Oct. 3.last_img read more

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Women’s tennis ends season at NCAAs

first_imgThis past weekend, No. 1 women’s tennis finished up their season at the NCAA Tournament with a loss in the semifinals to No. 4 Vanderbilt, 4-0. While the score was a sweep, the match was much closer. Vanderbilt went on to defeat No. 2 UCLA to take home the title.To get to the semifinals, the Women of Troy kicked off tournament play at home, defeating both Youngstown State and Virginia Tech 4-0, respectively. They then headed off to Waco, Texas, defeating    No. 16 Texas Tech 4-0 in the Round of 16 and advancing past No. 8 Baylor 4-1 in the quarterfinals.En route to the semifinals, the Women of Troy showed why they were the tournament’s No. 1 seed. Dominating their opponents through the quarterfinals of the tournament, USC looked ready to take the championship.In most games, the Women of Troy came out strong and decisively took the doubles point, but Vanderbilt started off the match with the point. A lightning delay stopped play for about 45 minutes.When play resumed, the Commodores attacked quickly; they won four of the six first sets of singles play. USC put up a strong fight, but in the end, Vanderbilt came out on top.While the team may have been upset in the semifinals, USC still had four individuals seniors Sabrina Santamaria and Zoe Scandalis, junior Giuliana Olmos and freshman Madison Westby — and two doubles pairs — sophomore Zoe Katz with Santamaria and Olmos with Scandalis — in the Round of 64.Santamaria captured the 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship with partner Kaitlyn Christian, but she missed out on last year’s NCAA tournament after she suffered an ACL injury in the early part of the 2014 season.  In her third time in the NCAA Singles play, Santamaria claimed her third set of ITA All-American honors for singles play. In her   less-than-four season of competition, Santamaria was instrumental in her time at USC: she was a five-time ITA All-American, 2013 NCAA Doubles Champion and 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year.In singles play, Scandalis lost in the Round of 64, Westby and Olmos lost in the Round of 32 and Santamaria lost in the Round of 16.In doubles play, Katz and Santamaria lost in the Round of 32 while Olmos and Scandalis lost in the Round of 16.In the Round of 64, Olmos had a rematch with Astra Sharma from Vanderbilt — the previous meeting had been the match-clinching victory for Vanderbilt. Olmos kicked it off with a 6-1 lead, but Sharma retired in the second set to send Olmos to the Round of 32. Olmos was the Women of Troy’s winningest singles player this season with a 38-13 overall record.Though the Women of Troy did not take home the top prize from the NCAA Championships, they still had a successful season.The team’s 25-3 record produced the most wins since the 1985 season, which is also the last time the Women of Troy entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed. The only difference between the two seasons is that the Women of Troy were the NCAA Champions back in 1985. This season marked the most wins for head coach Richard Gallien in his 20-year tenure with the program. USC was also undefeated at home this season.In Pac-12 play, the Women of Troy went undefeated to capture the conference title. Their stellar play all season also earned them the top spot in the national rankings for the first time since 2003. The balanced combination of senior experience and freshmen talent came together to produce a memorable season for USC.The program says goodbye to seniors Gabriella DeSimone and Casey Reede, as well as Santamaria and Scandalis. For DeSimone, Santamaria and Scandalis, the semifinal tournament appearance was their second, having reached that round in 2012 as freshmen.With only four seniors leaving, there is still promise and potential for the Women of Troy to carry this season’s success onto the next.Not only will the Women of Troy welcome a new freshmen class to carry on the program’s success, they will also welcome a new stadium for the 2016 season. The David X. Marks Tennis Stadium will be renovated to rival the top stadiums across the country and feature the Buntmann Family Tennis Center, which will welcome fans and display the rich history of success of USC tennis.last_img read more

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