Natalie Orr

Natalie Orr is a sports journalism graduate from Brigham Young University. Orr has previous experience working with BYU Athletic Communications as a Sports Information Director, The Daily Universe (BYU) and The State Press (ASU). Orr boasts experience in covering the following sports in-depth: gymnastics, hockey, volleyball and basketball. She can be reached at or 480-493-7930.

Overall ASU hockey point leader Jordan Masters dedicates career to brother

After the passing of his older brother, freshman forward Jordan Masters attributes his hockey success to the one who influenced him. In December 2014, freshman forward Jordan Masters committed to ASU hockey. He enjoyed a celebratory phone call with his older brother Vincent, receiving well-deserved praise. Vincent never saw Jordan play in college. He died a month after the phone call. In the Masters’ family, hockey runs deep. When they were young, Vincent taught ASU hockey’s leader in points

BYU gymnast finds identity after fleeing from Shanghai

The Zhong family sat in their new living room in Langley, Canada, just two years after fleeing from Shanghai, China. Because of the time difference, 8-year-old Angel Zhong woke up just in time to admire the gymnasts in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Now a junior studying neuroscience and a member of BYU gymnastics, Angel’s unconventional past has molded her character. Angel’s mother, Betty Wang, was married to Bill Zhong and living in Shanghai when she traveled to Australia for a work trip. She re

BYU hockey prepares for Western Division Regional playoffs after record-breaking season

No. 7 BYU hockey fell short in Tempe, Arizona, at the Western Division Regional Playoffs last year, losing 2-0 to No. 6 Grand Canyon University. The Cougars will receive a second chance at earning BYU hockey its first regional title when the team takes on GCU yet again on March 1. With regionals in the near future, BYU captains Ashton Shimbashi, Teagan Pitcher and Nixon Barber feel fairly confident based on their previous meeting with GCU this season. On Nov. 9, the Cougars snatched a 2-1 win o

BYU women's gymnastics earns highest overall score since 2004

BYU women’s gymnastics faced conference rival Boise State University Feb. 15 in an annual Pink meet to honor cancer survivors. Trailing only .275, BYU’s loss felt like a win as the team earned its highest score since 2004, a 196.900. Head coach Guard Young made it clear at the start of the season the team’s goal is to score no less than a 196 at each meet. So far this season, the Cougars have surpassed this goal in four out of their six meets. Most recently, on Feb. 9, BYU conquered Air Force,