March 18, 2012
Senior soccer star Annie Kadota beat out some fierce competition from a host of Rice student-athletes to win the inaugural "Owls On Stage" talent show Sunday night in the Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center (RMC).
Kadota, who played in 19 games and scored two goals for the Owls' soccer team last season, played and sang a solo piano version of Lady Gaga's hit single "You and I." A panel of judges voted Kadota the winner over a spirited interpretative dance routine by women's tennis team that placed second, and two individual performers who tied for third, sophomore baseball player Michael Aquino (guitar and vocal) and freshman football player Christian Covington (vocal).
"This is really an honor," Kadota said. "The whole night was a lot of fun, seeing everyone perform outside their sport. Everyone here is so talented. I tried to sing from the heart. The soccer team could tell you `Sparky' (her soccer teammate, sophomore Alexandra Trenary who also performed in the show) and I get a lot of practice singing in the lockerroom and when we're traveling to road games."
The student-athlete talent show featured 11 performances from members of Rice's various varsity athletic teams. A project of the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the event raised money for the Rice College whose students most-attended the event (McMurtry).
UTEP Slips Past Rice 1-0 In C-USA Tourney
11/02/2016 - The No. 2 seeded Rice soccer team held a 20-10 advantage in shots and a steady 7-2 margin corner kicks, but No. 7 seed UTEP slipped away with a 1-0...
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
02/26/2017 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored some of its best and brightest on Sunday evening as the 2017 Rice Scholar Athletes and Honor Athletes ...
Owls Meet UTEP Wednesday In C-USA's Opening Round
11/01/2016 - An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament is on the line when the Rice Soccer team competes in the 2016 Conference USA Soccer Championship this week ...
Fichera & Chaiken Lead Six Owls In C-USA Soccer...
11/01/2016 - On the eve of competing in the annual Conference USA Soccer Championship, the Rice duo of Samantha Chaiken and Jenny Fichera led a total of six...
Rice Tops FAU In Overtime For 7th-Straight Win
10/28/2016 - Sophomore Annie Walker scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the red-hot Rice soccer team, now winners of a school record-tying seven-st...
Soccer Closes Out Regular Season Friday At FAU
10/25/2016 - The Rice Soccer team wraps-up the 2016 regular season schedule on Friday (Oct. 28). The Owls travel to Boca Raton, Fla., to face Conference USA foe...
Isokpunwu Named C-USA Soccer Defender of the Week
10/24/2016 - Senior Jasmine Isokpunwu has been named the Conference USA Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced from its headquarters...
Rice Blanks Charlotte 2-0 For Sixth-Straight Win
10/23/2016 - Goals by Marissa Topolski and Jasmine Isokpunwu paced the Rice soccer team to its sixth win in a row with a 2-0 Conference USA shutout victory over...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store