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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 Tiger Kinsler Seeks World Series Ring

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In 2003, Ian Kinsler joined the Mizzou Baseball team, transferring to Missouri from Arizona State in hopes of joining a program where he could make an impact. On Wednesday, he will be on the biggest stage in all of baseball, as Kinsler and the Texas Rangers open the 2010 World Series against the San Francisco Giants.

Kinsler becomes the first Mizzou alumnus to reach the World Series since Tim Laudner played with the Minnesota Twins in the 1987 World Series.

Missouri's second-leading hitter in 2003, Kinsler finished that season with a .335 batting average, six home runs, four triples, 13 doubles and 45 RBI. He also stole 16 bases on the year. He was named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team following that season and later that summer became the 17th round draft pick of the Rangers.

The 496th player taken in the 2003 MLB Draft, it would have been hard to imagine what would take place for Kinsler over the next seven years. Two All-Star Game appearances and now a trip to the World Series have highlighted his rise to baseball's grandest stage.

His first year in the majors came in 2006, when he was named the Rangers Rookie of the Year after he hit 14 home runs in 120 games played.

After a .263 average with 20 homers in 2007, he hit .319 and had 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 2008. He finished fourth in the American League with the .319 average, making his first All-Star Game appearance that season. In 2009, he set a career-high in home runs (31) and RBI (86).

His numbers this season are down slightly due to spending time on the disabled list. He enters the Fall Classic with a .286 average, with nine home runs, 20 doubles and 45 RBI. He was selected to the All-Star Game in July, his second-career trip.

Kinsler has had a strong postseason thus far, hitting .342 (8-for-18) with three home runs, a double, a triple and nine RBI. All three of his homers came during the Divisional Series against Tampa Bay. He had three hits, including a home run, in the 5-1 series-clinching victory over the Rays.

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