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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.

Getting to know your SAAC president: Jordan Hawley

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My name is Jordan Hawley and I am a member of the Men's Swimming and Diving program here at Mizzou. My hometown is Dallas, Texas but I have lived all over the country from Tampa Bay, to San Fransisco, to smack dab in the middle of the two, good ole’ St. Louis, Missouri. During my recruiting process my senior year of high school I looked at many schools but could not find a school that rivaled everything that Mizzou had to offer. With state of the art facilities, premier professors, and an amazing coaches and support staff its hard to want to go anywhere else.

I am also in my third month as the acting SAAC president. Crazy acronym I know but it stands for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. So the next question may be “what is SAAC and what do they do?” The SAAC group is comprised of two student athletes from each NCAA team here at the University, along with some at large members. We work very closely with the athletic department and the University to act as a liaison between the 502 student athletes at Mizzou and those who work within the athletic department and the on campus faculty. Through our communications between these groups it is our goal to promote a better place for the student athletes. This includes improving our student athlete study hall, dining hall, weight room and other facilities. We also have an integral part in current and future policies within the athletic department. Also it should be noted that when concerns are expressed within the athletic department or on campus those concerns are communicated to SAAC. In turn the SAAC representatives will communicate to their teams the action steps that need to be taken in order to remediate the problem occurring.

SAAC is very involved in promoting community service opportunities to student athletes. Columbia shows us great support throughout all of our seasons and it seems only fitting to try to show our gratitude. Projects such as each team adopting a local family to help over the holiday season, to working the phones at the children's hospital radiothon, to even hosting a lemonade stand to help support big brother big sisters are all ways that we are trying to give back.

SAAC comprises of many who are leaders on their team and throughout the community. As a result we feel as leaders it is our responsibility to act with respect and integrity in all situations. To help encompass what it means to be socially responsible the phrase “We Are Mizzou” was coined. “We Are Mizzou” m eans holding yourself and your teammates to a higher standard. It means being a leader in the classroom and on the field. It means being the best we can be and not compromising one bit. “We Are Mizzou” plays a major role in the entire athletic department and at SAAC we are leading by the “We Are Mizzou” standards.

SAAC in a nutshell are leaders committed to constantly changing and adapting for the better. I look forward to keeping you updated as to what is going on in SAAC and the athletic department and thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day for reading this post.

Have a great day!!

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