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.

Volleyball Upsets No. 12 Iowa State

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The Mizzou volleyball team upset No. 12 Iowa State, 3-1 (19-25, 26-24, 25-22, 26-24), for their first win over a top 25 opponent this season on Saturday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win for the Tigers is their fourth straight and sixth in their last seven matches. The only team to beat Mizzou in its last seven was No. 3 Nebraska as Mizzou improves to 17-8 overall and 9-6 in Big 12 play. The win was also the Tigers' 10th away from home this season.Senior Paola Ampudia (Cali, Colombia) led Mizzou with 22 kills on .254 hitting while classmate Julianna Klein (Keota, Iowa) pitched in 16 kills on .224 hitting. For Ampudia, the 20-kill effort is her second of the week and gives her 43 kills on .265 hitting this week. Iowa State also had no answer for senior middle hitter Catie Wilson (Omaha, Neb.), who posted 11 kills on 30 errorless attacks. Mizzou won the match despite being out-killed, out-hit, out-dug and out-blocked as Mizzou's six service aces were a huge factor in the win.

Senior libero Caitlyn Vann (Muncie, Ind.) continued her fine play as of late as she pulled in 24 digs in the match while Priscilla Armendariz (Blue Springs, Mo.) pitched in 13, giving her more than 10 in each of the last two matches. For Vann, her 24 digs on Saturday gives her at least 20 digs in three of her last four matches. Ampudia also pulled in 11 digs, giving her a pair of double-doubles on the week. Freshman setter Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) spread 47 assists in the win as well.

Mizzou struggled in the first set as it hit just .026 with only seven kills as it dropped the first, 25-19. Eight attack errors and two service aces from ISU are what kept Mizzou in the set, but three Tigers hit negative in the first and the Tiger attack struggled throughout the set. Iowa State corralled 22 digs in the first, helping limit Mizzou to just .026 hitting.

The Tigers looked much sharper in the second set as they jumped out to a 15-9 lead riding the arm of Klein. But the Cyclones rode their home crowd to knot the score at 22. Mizzou ran off two points after that, only to see ISU rally to knot the score at 24. But from there, Klein took over and tallied back-to-back kills to give Mizzou the second, 26-24. Through two sets, Klein led Mizzou with nine kills while Wilson pitched in four on 13 errorless attacks. Mizzou had 16 kills in the second set, nine more than it had in the first as it hit .250 in the frame.

Mizzou's offense continued to click in the third set as it tallied 18 kills on .295 hitting as it won the third, 25-22. Ampudia led Mizzou with seven kills on .400 hitting in the set while Klein pitched in five kills. Mizzou struggled to slow Iowa State in the set as the Cyclones tallied 15 kills in the frame, but Mizzou was three better, which proved to be the difference in the set.

Despite having momentum from winning the third, Mizzou fell behind 8-1 early in the fourth but rallied to win the set in extra points, 26-24. The comeback from down seven is the Tigers' largest single-set comeback this season and it helped Mizzou claim its first win over an AVCA Top 25 team this season.

Mizzou will look to win its fifth consecutive match when Texas Tech will play at the Hearnes Center this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For all the latest on Mizzou volleyball, stay tuned to MUTigers.com.

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