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rookie

a novice; often an athlete playing his first season as a member of a professional sports team. [Sports: Misc.]
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This is what you get when you don't do your rookie duties
As the current Stihl Timbersports UK rookie champion - he won the title at BBC Countryfile Live last year - he will be the first UK athlete to compete at the World Rookie Championships.
With a Rookie of the Year citation now in her resume, big things are expected of the youngster but Molde just wants to enjoy what she has right now.
Rookie Smarts addresses the questions every experienced professional faces: "Will my knowledge and skills become obsolete and irrelevant?
Sophomore Brian Amaral, who finished 13th at the James Earley Invitational, was named MASCAC men's cross-country Rookie of the Week.
Other rookies who received around 5% or more of the tallies were Shabazz Napier of the Miami Heat, Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia 76ers (who is still considered a rookie after missing all of last season), and Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic.
In announcing the award, the Buffalo Bills website said Alonso had four interceptions on the season, including a streak of three consecutive games, the first three-game interception streak by an NFL rookie linebacker since 1980, and the first by a Bills rookie linebacker in team history.
Here is one writer's list for the top 13 rookie campaigns for everyday players.
Sabathia of the New York Yankees (depending on playoff schedule); Sam Haddad of NYC-based Haddad Brands, owner of Rookie USA.
Although the fighting between the Americans and Germans in the vicinity of Carentan was intense and the status of the town was unknown, Rookie volunteered for the job.
Following are the rookie and veteran minicamp dates for 2010, as well as the previously announced organized team activity (OTA) dates.