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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.

Former Soccer Star Kat Tarr Part 2

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Hello Again Tigers and Tiger Fans!!

Today was another great day in Berlin..although the weather is a bit cold..ok ok its is freezing..I am still excited about being in Germany and getting the incredible opportunity to play soccer! This morning my roomie and I woke up in our new apartment. We live in a suburb of Berlin called Wansee (pronounced Vanzee), it is such a beautiful place and is surrounded by water. In the summer thousands of Berliners come to Wansee to swim and take in the sun's rays. The landlords of our apartment are two identical twins around sixty who are HUGE Tebe fans. Unfortunately, they don't speak any English so my communication with them consists mostly of smiles and high fives..these guys LOVE high fives. They have even put up a picture of Amanda and I in the front Lobby, and knocked on our door to show us...they are really awesome! We have also received a car from Tebe, it is a Volkswagen Fox. It is a little silver car with big snow tires on it, which Amanda and I need for driving in the crazy amounts of snow they have here in Berlin. Once we woke we picked up the two Ghana girls on our team, Romanatu Tahiru and Florence Okua, and drive to practice. It is really nice spending time with Ro and Flo because they speak English, and have also been on the team for a while, so they can speak a bit of German too!

Practice was fun because we got to train indoors, instead of running in the snow which we sometimes do. I really like playing with the German girls because they are so skilled with their feet. I think that I bring a bit of Missouri Flair to the team as well. We played a game to work on winning balls in the air, and whenever the ball dropped I would yell "don't let the ball DROP!" This is a favorite quote of Bryan Blitz, my coach at Mizzou, and it is also a mentality. I am not sure if my team mates understood exactly what I meant and first, but soon they got the jist of it and were fighting for air balls like true tigers...it was really awesome. After practice, we dropped Ro and Flo off and decided to head downtown Berlin and check out the city. We were really cold from practice, so we decided to drive instead of waiting for the S Bahn, which is the public transportation train station. On our way to downtown, we kind of got lost. We saw signs that said “Ausfahrt" on the autobahn but were like, "we don't want to go to Ausfahrt, we want Berlin!" We continued driving and driving and all signs were pointing to this GIANT town Ausfahrt. Somehow every road off of the autobahn was Ausfahrt and we thought that it must be bigger than Berlin. Lost and frustrated we called our new German teacher Fabian and asked for directions. We told him "we keep seeing signs to Ausfahrt but not to Berlin. Fabian laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed on the phone, but Amanda and I were so confused what was funny. Fabian proceeded to tell us that Ausfahrt is NOT a city, but in fact the German word for EXIT. Amanda and I laughed so hard and figured we would make many more mistakes like this one in the future. Downtown Berlin was AMAZING..and we even met some Australian guys who play for a men's soccer team about an hour outside of Berlin. When we got home, Amanda and I crashed. We were full from the currywurst and pommes that we ate, and we were tired from the little bit of jet leg that remained in our bodies. Oh ya curry wurst is a type of sausage and pommes are French fries. What is funny is that they eat their French fries with GLOBS of mayonnaise. The love Mayo here..I could seriously barely see a single French fry underneath the pounds of white mayo. Well I am off to bed and can't wait for a new adventure tomorrow. My advice I leave with you tonight..all roads lead to Ausfahrt!

Till Next Time,


Kat Tarr

Giving to Mizzou: Marla Schweisberger

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Click on the picture below to check out a neat article on the Giving to Mizzou website about Mizzou Softball Junior leader Marla Schweisberger.

Mizzou fans, get ready for the second-annual ROARS Ceremony Monday, May 3 at Mizzou Arena. Watch your favorite Mizzou student-athletes walk the red carpet at 6 p.m. and receive awards at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and are available at currently at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. Children under 12 and MU students with a student ID are free.

With the Voice of the Tigers, host Mike Kelly, and the look and feel of a star-studded event, the ROARS is the premier event for Mizzou student-athletes and fans. The ROARS highlights academic, athletic and community involvement accomplishments of Mizzou's student-athletes for the 2009-10 season. Just a few of the awards scheduled to be handed out at the ROARS include Coach of the Year, Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Male and Female Rookie of the Year, Male and Female Academic Achievement Award, Male and Female Unsung Hero Award, Male and Female Courage Award and Professor of the year, among many others.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee nominated and voted for the awards that showcase all facets of the student-athlete experience, including recognition for often overlooked but vital contributions to Mizzou teams. But perhaps the most anticipated award of the night will be the Tiger Cup, the year-long competition among all Mizzou's sport teams in athletics, academics performance and community service. The winning team will receive the Tiger Cup trophy, and most of all, the pride of being Tiger Cup champions.

Will your favorite Tiger win athlete of the year? What about the unforgettable play from this season? Come to the ROARS to find out.

Community Service: Kathyrn Poet

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This week we highlight Kathryn Poet of the Mizzou Softball team. Currently the Mizzou Softball team ranks 11th in the nation and has an overall record of 34-8. Poet is a Junior outfielder who assisted the tigers in making a run to the College World Series last year. In the community, Poet has volunteered over 20 hours in the Women's Shelter Art room this month.

The Women's Shelter is always in need of volunteers along with toiletries and cleaning supplies.

Congratulations to Kathyrn Poet!!!

MizzouWire: Taking it to the Max

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Click below to find an article on how Max Askren became an NCAA national wrestling champion written by the Shane Epping.

Where Are They Now: Former Soccer Star Kat Tarr

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I guess any good blog starts off with the bloggers name and a little bit about them. My name is Katarina Tarr (Kat) and I am a University of Missouri Grad and a Mizzou Soccer Alum (2005-2008)! After I graduated and was done playing soccer, I decided to sign with a professional soccer team in Berlin, Germany named Tennis Borussia! So here I am, a tiger in Berlin, and let me say I am LOVING IT. The first couple of days were harsh, I had to get used to a nine hour time difference, but after a couple of looooong night sleeps and some AMAZING German tea, I was feeling new again. First practice with the team was so much fun. Some of the girls spoke a little, bit of English, but for the most part it was all German. I get to start my German classes soon, so I am very excited to learn a new language. I think the classes will be very important too, I need to at least learn soccer terms, the girl who plays next to me in defense knows "hello" in English and that’s about it!

After practice, my American roomie (Amanda) and I decided to go on a little adventure and walk the streets outside of out hotel room. We saw so many amazing buildings and even did a little bit of shopping in the "Das Schloss" which is a really big shopping center. Amanda and I are really excited to move into our new apartment next week (Germans call it a flat) and we even get a little German car and an S Bahn pass! (The S bahn is the above ground train that takes people all over Germany. The public transportation is absolutely amazing in Germany and the train is also nice to people watch!) After we went shopping Amanda and I decided to try a German restaurant. I ordered lamb with Kartoffels. Kartoffels are potatoes and they are almost as popular as the Wiener Schnnitzel and Brawtwurst and Currywurst (which I promised myself I will try very soon! After dinner we went to our room and passed out. I am so excited for the four months that await me in this beautiful country..and I am glad I get to share with my fellow tigers.

Till next time..MIZ-

Kat Tarr
Click on the picture below to check out a great article written by Alan Scher Zagier about the Mizzou student-athlete Career Fair which was held on April 6, 2010 at Mizzou Arena.

5K Fundraiser

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Soccer is hosting a 5K fundraiser this month. The application form is available to download from their website www.ThisIsMizzouSoccer.com. A portion of the money raised will be donated to The Shelter in Columbia to help women who are victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault.

Please come out and support the 5k fundraiser!
On Friday, March 19th Grant Elementary held a Read-a-thon designed to promote reading and literacy amongst their students. Mizzou student-athletes came out to support and encourage Grant Elementary student during the event.

Mizzou Fashion Show

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On Tuesday, March 23rd Mizzou Athletics held its first Fashion Show in the Sells Dinning Hall. This workshop featured student-athletes modeling what and what not to wear in different business settings. The workshop was design to create a professional forum on how to make a great impression at a career fair.

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.

Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, we invite every college and university in the country to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education each year recognizes Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars. These scholars come from over 650 students who have been nominated nationally.

Breanna Thornton has made the top 10 finalists and will be profiled in the April 29, 2010 issue of the magazine.

Congratulations to University of Missouri and of course to Breanna.

On April 16, 2010 Andreas Plackis and Terry Dennis will be awarded with the MU Unsung Hero Award. The nominees are judged on their contributions to Mizzou and the greater Columbia community. More specifically the award identifies individuals who do the behind the scenes work that make differences in the life or lives of somebody else. The Unsung Hero award is looking for the humble and ‘unsung’ because nobody else does.

Andreas and Terry have shown selfless dedication and excellence of character throughout their time at Mizzou. They are very deserving student-athletes and you can look for them to continue to do great works for others and in the community as they progress in life.

Off Campus Elevator: Julia Potter

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Click on the picture below to check out a video that shows Julia Potter's dominance during the season.

Community Service Team of the Month: Gymnastics

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The Community Service team of the month for March is the Mizzou Gymnastics team. This month they have volunteer for a Adaptive Gymnastics event through Alternative Community Training, help assist the the Special Olympics Young-Athletes program, participated in a Gymnastics meet by handing out awards to young gymnast, and coordinated a Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive in mid-April.

Congratulations Gymnastics!

Community Service: Tim Opfer

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Last Friday, Tim Opfer of the Mizzou Track and Field team participated in the Men as Allies Health Fair. The fair was designed to take a stance against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence by speaking to young kids one-on-one about social responsibility at Hickman High School.

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