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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.

Mizzou Volleyball Heads to NCAA Tournament

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From The Columbia Missourian

After battling through an intense back-and-forth match against the overall fifth seeded University of Northern Iowa in the first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, Julianna Klein was overwhelmed with pride.

“From the beginning of this year, from January on, I just feel proud of what we’ve accomplished and everything we’ve worked for,” Klein said in a phone interview. “I’m just so proud of everybody.”

Klein, slamming down the final kill of the hard-fought third set, helped lead the Tigers to a 3-2 victory (25-19, 17-25, 26-24, 26-28, 15-10) over UNI with 12 kills during the match.

“I think they did phenomenal,” coach Wayne Kreklow said of the Tigers in a phone interview. “They were going to need one of the best matches of the year to beat UNI on their home court, and that’s what they did.”

The up and down game saw the Tigers winning the first match, losing the second, winning the third, losing the fourth and finally claiming victory in the fifth. With the win, Missouri claimed the biggest first round upset in the NCAA tournament since 2000, when seeding was introduced.

“During the match, it was an emotional rollercoaster,” Klein said. “It was up and down and everything.”

Klein contributed the team’s ability to remain even-headed to the coaching staff.

“On the sideline, it was all positive talk,” Klein said. “They were telling us we were doing great and to keep going.”

Klein also cited the encouragement of teammate Caitlyn Vann as an immense help, describing Vann as the team’s cheerleader.

Vann, a senior libero, led the Tigers with 35 digs during the match, and freshman setter Molly Kreklow handed out 56 assists. Senior outside hitter Paola Ampudia racked up a team-high 22 kills.

The rest the Tigers have gotten over the past two days while preparing for the match in Cedar Falls, Iowa, was also an important factor in the team’s performance, according to Klein.

With two solid nights of rest under their belts, the Tigers were able to play at their peak. Tomorrow they may not be afforded the luxury of a good night's rest. The match ended at close to eleven o’clock at night, and the team will have practice on Saturday before facing Northwestern (20-12) at 4 p.m. in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

With tonight’s victory, though, the Tigers couldn’t be happier.

“We’re all so excited,” Klein said. “We’re in seventh heaven.”

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