Evelyn (Evie) Van Pelt, Managing Editor
Evie has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship–and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM), United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Bo Pentecost, The HYDR Guy
Bo has always had an appreciation for anything creative. He graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Computer Art with minors in Business, Journalism and Music. (Yes, he’s well rounded!) Bo also serves as the guy in charge of most things related to production for The Rebel Walk.
Dan Anderson, Photographer/Writer
Dan Anderson is a photographer and writer for The Rebel Walk. In addition to his work covering Ole Miss football and baseball for The Rebel Walk, Dan has written for a number of newspapers and has experience as a public address announcer, handling both play-by-play and color commentary. Dan has been involved with athletics as a player, coach or parent for 40 years, and brings this unique perspective to his coverage, whether through his lens or with his pen.
Jeff Tetrick, Writer
Jeff is a college sports fanatic who was able to recognize many D1 team logos by kindergarten. Growing up, Jeff played football, baseball, basketball, and ran track/cross country. Jeff’s love for college sports was expanded while running track/cross country at Indiana University, where he earned a General Education degree and attended every sporting event possible when not running for the Hoosiers. A proud parent and husband, Jeff resides in Oxford. His wife is an Ole Miss graduate, and Jeff has a year of post-graduate studies at Ole Miss under his belt. Jeff and his family can be found at just about any Ole Miss sporting event throughout the year. Jeff follows the idea of God, Family/Friends, and Football as a way of life. Writing about Ole Miss sports plays to Jeff’s love affair with collegiate athletics perfectly!
Amanda Swain, Photographer (SwainPhotography.net)
Amanda was born into Rebel Nation and even took her first steps on the Ole Miss campus. Her late father, Dr. Abhimanyu Swain, Ph.D. PE, an Indian native, was a grad student at the university, and Amanda’s first few years of life were spent running though the Grove. Her father instilled his love for photography in Amanda when she was very young. His legacy remains with her today, as she carries on what she learned to appreciate from him. After majoring in Criminal Justice in Maryland, Amanda decided to come back to her Southern roots and pick up her dad’s camera once again. By day she’s doing her best to prevent crime on the streets, but deep down her passion is viewing the world from behind a lens. Because of her love for Ole Miss, she finds herself photographing Rebel sports and campus life. Growing closer to her Rebel family has helped Amanda fill the void of losing her dad, as well as made her smile because she knows she is home, once again.
Ryan Dillard, Writer
Ryan is a long-time Rebel fan who believes nothing beats a cool, crisp fall day in the Grove with family and friends. Ryan is an avid follower of Ole Miss football with an extensive knowledge of Rebel recruiting. He and his daughter live in Pontotoc, MS, where she is a great volleyball player and he cooks a pretty mean gumbo.
Jake Evans, Senior Football Writer
Jake is a 19-year-old Integrated Marketing and Communications major at the University of Mississippi. He is a retired high school football, hockey, baseball, cricket, and rugby player. Jake is a lover of all things Ole Miss, Predators, Titans and Braves.
David Walker, Senior Writer
David Walker holds the record as the youngest starting quarterback in NCAA Division I football history, playing his entire freshman year for Texas A&M at age seventeen. The lefty from Sulphur, Louisiana was a two-time Captain for the Aggies and a four-year starter from 1973-77. David left Aggieland as the winningest quarterback in school history–and remains the school’s second-winningest quarterback to this day. David is one of only four A&M quarterbacks in school history to beat the University of Texas, win his bowl game, and lead his team to a final AP Top 10 ranking. He was named Freshman of the Year of the Southwest Conference in 1973, and his single-game rushing record (182 yards) stood for 35 years until it was finally broken by fellow Aggie QB Johnny Manziel in 2012. David, who was an All-State quarterback for the Golden Tors, was honored as an inaugural member of the Sulphur High School Hall of Fame in 2013. David’s book, “I’ll Tell You When You’re Good,” was published in 2011 and recounts his time as quarterback for both the Tors and the Aggies.
Chris Muller, Senior Baseball Writer
Chris Muller is a 1995 Graduate of Ole Miss. He is a collegiate recreational sports professional currently residing in Arlington Texas with his wife of 21 years, Amber, and German Shorthaired Pointer, Sophie. Chris is an avid Ole Miss Baseball and Football fan. His hobbies include watching college football and baseball and playing poker with his friends.
Derrell Hart, RW Writer
Derrell has covered Ole Miss athletics in the past for Rebels247 at 247Sports. He attended Delta State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He is currently pursuing his Pharm.D. at the UMSOP with an expected graduation of May 2020.
Ross Montgomery, RW Writer
Ross is a junior at the University of Mississippi and is majoring in Accounting and minoring in Finance. The Pontotoc, Mississippi native is a passionate New York Giants and Ole Miss sports fan who is excited about covering Rebel athletics.
Mario Parham, Photographer
Mario Parham is a senior Integrated Marketing Communications major at Ole Miss. He enjoys working out, sports, and photography. Mario hopes to become a Director and Marketing Manager upon graduating from Ole Miss. His favorite teams include Ole Miss Football, Tennessee Titans Football, and Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball. You can probably see him around Oxford with a slice of pizza in his hand.
Loren Williams, Intern
Loren Williams is a junior Electronic Media Production major at Harding University from Olive Branch, MS. Loren is a radio announcer with KVHU 95.3 Radio and also has experience working in various capacities with HU16 News. In her spare time, Loren loves being outdoors, watching movies, and traveling. Growing up she played both competitive and school volleyball, and still enjoys playing for fun today. Both of Loren’s parents graduated from Ole Miss, and she is excited to be working with The Rebel Walk.
Kajah Kennedy, Intern
Kajah Kennedy is currently a senior at the University of Mississippi. She is pursuing a degree in Print Journalism with a minor in Film and a specialty in Sports Communication and Promotion. She grew up spending most of her life around sports which prompted her to want to pursue a career revolved around them. In her spare time, Kajah enjoys reading, writing, and watching movies and documentaries on Netflix.