It wouldn’t be the CWS without a rain delay

Abby Hillmer, 14, of Fort Calhoun and Alli Bippel, 15, of Omaha take cover from rain and wind in general admission seating during a rain delay before South Carolina's game against Kent State in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD


As a photojournalist covering the College World Series every year, I have learned to pack rain gear. In fact, I have learned to expect rain. We all haul expensive cameras, so protecting that gear is a necessity. Of course, as you can see below, we’ve also got to keep ourselves reasonably dry.


Omaha World-Herald photojournalist Mark Davis makes his way through the rain on June 20, 2012, at the College World Series.


It’s not always fashionable, but it is an art form.


Omaha World-Herald photojournalist Rebecca S. Gratz gets ready for a rainy baseball game during the 2010 College World Series. MATT MILLER/THE WORLD-HERALD


For your viewing pleasure, we’ve got some pics updated from Wednesday’s rain delay.


Michael Clark passes time during the rain delay by amusing his teammates by being a "sniper," with a rifle made from a bat and goggles made from drink cups. MATT MILLER/THE WORLD-HERALD

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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  1. barbara blunk says:

    As a long time attendee of the CWS, we would kill for a rain in Sun City West, AZ. Send it our way. Our family and I raised my granddaughters at the CWS for years. A really fun time til the NCAA took over. Still love it.

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