KANSAS CITY ROYALS CAREER FAIR

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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.

Take a look at the picture from last Monday of MU star running backs Derrick Washington and Kendial Lawrence visiting Blue Ridge Elementary 5th graders.


Women's Golf Presents Check to Komen Foundation

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The Mizzou women's golf team raised $6,650 as part of "Birdies for A Cure" that was held in conjuction with the 2009 Johnie Imes Invitational. On Wednesday, the Tigers presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at the foundation's Board Meeting.
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Mizzou Basketball is heavily involved in the Columbia community and prior to the Oct. 23 Black & Gold Game, the Tigers hosted members of the Boys & Girls Club for a brief clinic in the practice gym of Mizzou Arena.

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Click below to see who the student athlete is when they were young.





Congratulations to Head Coach Bryan Blitz and the Mizzou Women's Soccer team. With their 5-0 win in the home finale vs. Nebraska, the Tigers clinched the Big 12 Conference regular-season title! Mizzou finishes the regular season at Kansas on Friday, then starts Big 12 Conference Championship play in San Antonio a week from Wednesday.

Go Tigers!


Behind the Scenes is a feature that introduces, one person at a time, all those who work hard to make sure Mizzou provides the best services for our student athletes. Take a look back each week to meet the wonderful workers in the department – behind the scenes.

Name: Dr. Bryan Maggard

Title: Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Student Services

Started at Mizzou: June 1995

Job responsibilities: Provide administrative oversight for all student service areas to include academic services, athletics dining hall, equipment operations, life skills programming, sport and counseling psychological services, sports medicine, and strength & conditioning. Serve as member of the Department of Athletics Executive Staff.

Favorite Mizzou sports memory: Triple overtime victory in football against Oklahoma State in 1997.

Favorite sport to watch and play: College football would have to be my favorite sport to watch as I have grown up being a fan of the game. At the age of 42, I don’t really play sports anymore…body breaks down too easy these days! :)

Favorite quote: Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Ralph Marston

Favorite restaurant in Columbia: So many good places to choose from… how about Murry’s, Bambino’s, and Southside Pizza to name a few.

Do you have a funny story/memory about a student-athlete? Best memories are of seeing hundreds of student-athletes come to Mizzou and helping them grow and develop into mature and educated adults.

If you could trade places with one famous person, who would you be? I am really content being me…maybe I’ll be famous myself some day!

What are some things on your bucket list? Not sure what a bucket list is!?!

What is something very few people know about you? I’m a registered member of the Cherokee Nation.

Paola Ampudia sets a school-record in kills

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Tiger junior Paola Ampudia (Cali, Colombia) posted a school-record 35 kills as the Tiger volleyball team topped archrival Kansas, 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 26-24), on Saturday (Oct. 24) at the Horejsi Family Activity Center. Ampudia and Tigers rallied from down 20-15 in the fourth frame to take the final set, 26-24, stunning the capacity crowd. The win marks the Tigers' first Big 12 road win of the season.

Congratulations to Paola Ampudia and the Volleyball team!


2009 Mizzou Homecoming Parade

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Come out and join the fun at Mizzou's 98th Homecoming, which will take place Saturday, October 24th at 9:30 am. Also, be sure to arrive early and wear gold in support of the Mizzou football team as they take on Texas Saturday, October 24th at 7 pm.

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My sister and I have volunteered at the Humane Society for numerous years. I have a passion for dogs and it is a great feeling to go there and play with the wonderful dogs whenever I can. When I am stressed out, I go to the Humane Society and pick out a dog and run for an hour or so with it. It is good for me and the dog. I know it helps make their day a little better! :)

One dog in particular, I fell in love with. My sister and I would go back every day and walk/run this dog. Finally, we couldn't help but adopt it. Our parents did not like the idea much but now none of us can imagine our lives without Mack. Mack is a funny dog and has been a part of my family for almost two years. The day my sister and I brought him home he was so confused. Mack was about 3 years old and we think he may have been abused by his previous owner. He seemed to have never been inside a home before because we had to teach him to walk up and down the stairs and do other simple things like walking in doors. I also don't think he ever learned the difference between his inside and outside voice. It was very funny; my parents were not as amused. He was always a little worried that we would never come back home when we left the house but since then, he has realized we would never leave him behind and is very comfortable with the Stokes family.

Mack’s favorite treats are ice cubes and carrots. He loves fetch more than anything and if you say the word 'ball', 'run', or 'fetch' he will go crazy!

Mack now lives at home with my dad, mom, and sister. I can't image living life without a dog. No matter what kind of mood you are in throughout the day, you know your dog will never be mad at you. Every time I walk through the door being greeted by Mack is the best feeling in the world! :)

Kels
Jill McReynolds is the most amazing advisor at the University of Missouri. I was assigned to Jill when I entered the radio-television sequence and this past semester, was reassigned to another advisor. I refuse to let Jill go as she has been an unbelievable asset to me with my educational plan. Jill has dealt with my incessant e-mails making sure I didn’t graduate early and was eligible for golf. She helped me arrange an internship with The Today Show this past summer and always responds promptly and kindly to my panicky e-mails. I want to thank Jill for being so kind to me as a student and for keeping me on track during my four years at Mizzou. I am lucky to have her as my advisor!

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Congratulations to Mizzou Soccer for beating Baylor and Oklahoma and moving into first place in the Big 12 Conference.



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Click the picture below to check out the Columbia Daily Tribune article on former Mizzou Volleyball star Juliana Evens.

A Day in the Life: Sean Weatherspoon

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Watch as MU senior captain and Lombardi award semifinalist Sean Weatherspoon takes you through a day in the life.


The University of Missouri women's soccer team (9-4-3, 4-0-2) won for the 150th time in school history on Friday night, besting the Baylor Bears (6-4-4, 2-3-2) 5-0. Sophomore midfielder Jessie Crabtree led the Tigers with the game's first two goals, followed by strikes from junior Kari Adam, sophomore Kelsey Blincow, and senior Kristin Andrighetto.

Mizzoy remains in second place in the Big 12 standings, but moved within one point of first place Colorado who is idle for the weekend. The Tigers will look to leap the Buffaloes on Sunday in their match at Oklahoma at 1 p.m.

Go Tigers!
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Click the picture below to view an article in the Columbia Missourian conveying the impact Mizzou Soccer is making in the community.
The MU Volleyball Team has been voted the "Community Service Team of the Month" for its outstanding efforts to volunteer in the Columbia area. They lead a clinic for youth volleyball players, visited patients at local hospitals and supported other Mizzou student-athletes at their "Tiger Night" competitions. Every member of the team participated in the six hours of community service so far this month. Way to go volleyball team!

Click below to view a fantastic article on Nellie Dodd's attendance at MU women's volleyball matches for 30 years and how a heart transplant in 2006 has given her a second chance at life.




Mizzou Volleyball is holding our annual “Can the Huskers” canned food drive October 17th. This year we have pledged to collect double what we collected last year, a total of 1400lbs of food.

This is a huge feat and we need a lot of help. We would greatly appreciate any help that your organization can give us in reaching our goal.

We would like to have a competition between different organizations on campus with a great prize for the winners. However, in order to do this we will need to enlist the help of some volunteers to get the word out and help with collection on October 17th.

This is a great service event with all the food collected going to help those in need locally.

Please email hthqmb@mail.mizzou.edu if your organization would like to participate or is willing to get together some volunteers.

Go Tigers!
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Watch the first episode of Mizzou Moments with MU Women's Golf senior Madison Marcolla as she interviews her teammate Denaye Dollens about her experiences at Mizzou. Denaye has earned a 3.63 GPA and is expected to graduate in May with a degree in Education.

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Ten NCAA® football student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were tabbed as finalists today for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in the football division. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior in the Football Bowl Subdivision and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School™, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates that were announced in September. Nationwide balloting begins immediately to determine the winner. Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award™ winner in early January.

The 2009 finalists are: Zane Beadles, University of Utah; Richie Brockel, Boise State University; Eric Decker, University of Minnesota; Kurtis Gregory, University of Missouri; Jerry Hughes, TCU; Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan University; Colt McCoy, University of Texas; Zoltan Mesko, University of Michigan; Darrell Stuckey, University of Kansas; and Tim Tebow, University of Florida.

These 10 names will be placed on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award football ballot for a nationwide vote beginning today and concluding December 6. Fan balloting is available on the award’s official Web site, http://www.seniorclassaward.com/, as well as through text messaging. Fans can text FOOTBALL to 74567 to vote for the finalists. These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

Granny's House visits Mizzou Baseball

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A Day in the Life: Del Howard

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Check out Mizzou football senior Del Howard as he takes you through a day in the life.

Mizzou Soccer Highlights

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Below are MU Soccer highlights from the past three games vs. Texas, Oklahoma St., and Northern Iowa. Also, to view highlights, interviews, and news regarding MU Soccer check out the MU Soccer video bar located at the bottom of the page. Also, Congratulations to the MU Soccer team for their success thus far in the season.






Click the picture above to view a great article on Mizzou student athletes supporting other Mizzou student athletes.


Freshman Spotlight: Kendial Lawrence

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Watch as Mizzou football freshman Kendial Lawrence talks about Mizzou football, academics, and the moment that made him want to become a collegiate athlete.

Congratulations Mike Alden!

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Congratulations to our athletic director, Mr. Mike Alden, on being appointed as the President of the Division 1A Athletic Director’s Association. The appointment is for one-year and will last through September of 2010. He replaces President Eric Hyman, Director of Athletics at the University of South Carolina. Congratulations again, Mike Alden!


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