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The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the Inaugural Career Fair taking place inside the Diamond Club at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Looking for a job, internship, or a career change? Join the Kansas City Royals and other business leaders for a unique networking opportunity to connect with representatives from a variety of corporate businesses and organizations. Fees and Game Information: $13.00 Career Fair Registration. Cost includes admittance to the Career Fair and a ticket to the Royals vs. Twins Game at 7:10 p.m. on April 29, 2011. For more information on the Royals Career Fair please contact Laurie Ambroson at (816) 504-4390 or email laurie.ambroson@royals.com.

Sweeney, Figueroa Win Big 12 Honors

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The Big 12 Conference announced today the 2010-11 Big 12 Swimming and Diving postseason awards, and two Tigers were selected to receive postseason honors. Jamie Sweeney received the honor of Big 12 Women's Diving Coach of the Year for the first time, while freshman Loren Figueroa also nabbed her first Women's Diver of the Year honor for the conference.

Rise Finishes as National Runner-Up

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With one event left in the heptathlon at the 2011 Indoor NCAA Championships, senior Lars Rise (Trodheim, Norway) found himself in fourth place. Rise was sitting in the middle of a logjam - 62 points separated the second place and seventh place competitors. Rise ran a huge five-second personal-best of 2:40.92 for 863 points in the 1,000m run to jump over two competitors and finish the event as the national runner-up.

Soccer 5k this Sunday!

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3rd Annual Tiger Trot 5K Run/Walk Benefitting True North 9:00 A.M., Sunday April 17, 2011 at Memorial Stadium $25 per person or pledge a dollar amount per mile* (Donations also Accepted) A portion of the proceeds will benefit True North in Columbia, Mo. T-Shirts and Prizes for participants. Please contact Shaunna Daugherty @ daughertys@missouri.edu with any questions and for registration details and visit WeAreMizzouSoccer.com for further detail.

Six Tigers Earn Academic Awards

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Six Missouri Gymnasts have been honored by the Big 12 conference for their academic achievement over the past year. Five Tigers have been named to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team and one to the second team. Juniors Mary Burke and Allie Heizelman earned first team honors along with sophomore teammates Sandra Ostad, Lauren Swankoski and Tori Howard. Senior Alex Gold was named to the All-Big 12 second team as well.

Bouchard Takes Bronze Twice at World Trials

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Dominique Bouchard posts lifetime best finish in first event of the competition, and qualifies for World Games in the 200 back. Bouchard qualified for the World University Games with her bronze medal finish in the 200 back Saturday. She finished the event in 2:10.30, just ahead of fellow Missouri swimmer Lauren Lavigna, who finished fourth in 2:10.80. Bouchard will represent Canada at the Games held in August. Lavigna also led off a relay with her club team, earning a gold medal and setting a new Canadian record.

Sophomore Jace Long claims second victory of the spring season

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Jace Long (Dixon, Mo.) led Missouri Golf to its third consecutive victory of the spring season as he shot a second-round 67 and an even-par 72 to win the 2011 Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic on Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. The 2011 First Tee Classic was played at the par-72, 7,326-yard Chenal Country Club. The victory was Long's second straight for Head Coach Mark Leroux's club. Long won the Jackrabbit Invitational on March 15 in Las Vegas.

Bradley Takes Third, Schavrien Sixth

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Junior Dom Bradley picked up two wins to secure third place while senior Todd Schavrien finished in sixth as the Tiger wrestling team wrapped up the 2011 NCAA Championships. Bradley is the second heavyweight All-American in program history, joining two-time honoree and National Champion Mark Ellis. Bradley finished the year with a 30-4 record. Schavrien finished 30-9 in his senior season, and wrapped up his career with an 86-44 record while earning his first ever All-America honors along the way.

Now that I'll be a senior at Mizzou, I've come to realize that I really love this place and I'm going to miss many of the wonderful amenities available to me. Some of my favorite things include the following:

1. The Pride! These years as an athlete at Mizzou have been more than I could ever ask for and I'm truly honored to be called a TIGER!

2. Free protein bars and smoothies from the weight room. After a tough workout it's important that you get important nutrients back in your system. Here at Mizzou, these are always available in many different delicious flavors!

3. The Indoor Facility (Dan Devine). Just because it rains or snows, doesn’t mean the athletes stop training! It's great to have an indoor facility to keep us warm and dry!

4. The Mizzou Athletic Training Complex (MATC). This facility is amazing! With an athlete's busy schedule, it's wonderful to have our weight room, training room dining hall and computer lab all in the same building.

5. Free Tutors. College is truly different than anything I've ever experienced and classes can get pretty tricky. It's nice to know that there is always someone available to help me continue in my quest for academic success!

6. The Dining Hall. Not only is there a variety of food available for all types of athletes, but the good times everyone shares while eating are truly unforgettable!

7. Free tickets to all other athletic events on campus! It's great to get to see my friends that are athletes competing at their highest level!


Sarah Shire
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Plackis Hits a Grandslam in the Community

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Andreas Plackis, a sophomore on Mizzou's baseball team set a goal this summer to do 120 community service hours and ended up doing a total of 152 hours of Community Service during the summer! Andreas is the perfect example of a scholar-athlete going above and beyond to serve the community.

Below are Andreas's personal thoughts and experiences regarding life and community service throughout the summer.

My name is Andreas Plackis and I am a sophomore on the MU baseball team. This summer I spent a lot of my time volunteering and helping out around the community. The benefits from this experience were beyond anything I would have ever expected. FCA camps, Show-Me State games, the Veterans’ Hospital, Rainbow House, and Lunch in the Park were all places I had opportunities to serve. The thing I will remember most about these opportunities is all the relationships I developed while working. I still keep in touch via email and facebook with many younger kids and adults with whom I quickly became friends. Seeing the impact you can make in someone else’s life is truly a blessing. Some organizations are founded solely on volunteers, and the need is always growing. They are always so thankful, and what better way to show you care then by dedicating some of your time to a good cause. Mizzou is a place full of opportunities where you can grow and express yourself however you would like. As for me, I know that this community service will go beyond this summer. I cannot wait to get started and see what else I can accomplish this year!

Go Tigers!

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Former Tiger track & field standout Christian Cantwell won the shot put World Championship at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Berlin, Germany, after tossing 22.03m (72-3 ½) in his fifth attempt on Saturday, August 15th. His mark is a new season-best, shattering his previous mark of 21.81m (71-7), set at the Aviva London Grand Prix three weeks ago. The event title is the first-ever Outdoor IAAF World Championship for Cantwell, adding to his two Indoor IAAF World Championships, claimed in 2004 and 2008

Christian stopped by the full staff meeting and took a picture with Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and shared his thoughts on his tremendous accomplishments.

Christian Cantwell is the embodiment of All We Call MIZZOU!
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2009 Freshman Spotlight

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During freshman orientation, these brave freshman below stopped by to share their thoughts on how it feels to be a Tiger, what their goals and aspirations are as a student-athlete, and their overall thoughts on Mizzou as a university.

Until next time Mizzou...MIZ-ZOU!
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Welcome Back BBQ Video!!!!

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Thanks again for coming out to the Welcome Back BBQ!!! We look forward to seeing everyone at various events throughout the semester.

Follow us on the Mizzou Athletics Life Skills Page!

Goodluck with the upcoming year!
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We all know the dangers of drinking and driving, but driving and texting is just as dangerous. Please see the Youtube link below and take the time to watch the video. It is EXTREMELY graphic so watch with caution!

Please Drive Safely!!!
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Hello and welcome to the new Mizzou Student-Athlete Blog. Here’s where you’ll find the latest & greatest news on everything about student-athlete activities and information, along with student-athlete pictures and videos – from cool academic and athletic updates to interviews with athletes and employees (yes, there are interesting people running around here starting with Life Skills staff of course).

Plus you’ll see various student-athletes in the spotlight with our weekly Mizzou profiles. Along the way, we’ll try to make this blog a touch more interesting to read than an e-mail or flyer posted up around campus.

So bookmark this blog, email to a friend/colleague or spread the word, and let’s pump up the volume on the great things surrounding Mizzou Athletics. And of course, we’d love getting your feedback on in the comment section and suggestion/question of the day box located on this blog and what you want to see discussed and showcased in the future.

Until next time Mizzou… MIZ-ZOU!

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