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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.

:-* A virtual kiss on the cheek for my entire Mizzou family. That is the traditional way to greet family and friends here in Puerto Rico. I have been here little over a month now and I fall in love with it more and more each day. Be it the view of the lush mountains or the beautiful ocean that surrounds the island, Puerto Rico is a little piece of paradise.

In Puerto Rico I am playing for the Monte├▒arias in Morovis. We are off to a great start this season; so far we are 10-1 and sitting pretty with a three game cushion in first place. I have been playing progressively better and better despite a few problems with my knees. Things have been looking up recently, as I am feeling as if my shooting touch has come back to me. Playing here has been quite an adjustment, the basketball differs greatly than the Big 12 competition I had gotten used to at Mizzou. The fans, though, make the games, they are so intense and into the game, it makes for a great place to play.

I love Morovis. I am living in a four bedroom apartment on the second floor of a store front with three other teammates. Two of which are Americans, Amy Denson (Arizona State 2006) and Shelia Lambert (Baylor 2002) the last girl, Natalie Emmanuelli is a Puerto Rican native but she has spent a large chunk of her life in Orlando (in other words, she speaks English and Spanish). It is a pretty nice set-up with pink concrete walls, and individual air conditioning units in each bedroom. In the kitchen and living room, we fight the heat with two ceiling fans and cracked windows in hopes of creating some air flow. We have been getting along fairly well so far. We spend a lot of time laughing at our terrible attempts at speaking Spanish with the people in the Pueblo. If I’m not hanging out with those three, I’m probably with Tocarra Ross (Iowa State 2009) and her teammates, they play in Isabella, about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Morovis. We have been able to hang out a few times on off days.

I love my teammates, my roommates, my town and the basketball here but of all the things in Puerto Rico that tug at my heart strings, the food has the tightest grip on my heart. I have never in my life ate so much rice and beans or enjoyed the variations so immensely. Along with the staple of rice and beans one cannot go wrong ordering carne frita (fried pork), tostones (fried plantains), pulpa (octopus), chuletas (pork chops) or amarillos (sweet fried plantains). So delicious! Don’t worry though, I haven’t put on hardly any weight, the lack of air conditioning in the gym won’t allow for me to gain a pound.

That is all for now Mizzou family. Information about the league I’m playing in and my teams status can be found at http://www.lsfpr.com/ (if you type this into Google, it will give you an option to translate it from Spanish to English). Thanks so much for your love and support.



P.S. Congrats to the football team on handling the rival in the season opener. M-I-Z!

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