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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Sophie Cunningham named first-team All-SEC; Cierra Porter, Akira Levy get honored, too.

For the third-straight season, Sophie Cunningham was named to to the All-SEC First Team, and she was also a first-team AP All-SEC selection for the second-consecutive season.

From the release on MUTigers.com:

With her third All-SEC First Team honor, Cunningham is the first player in program history to earn All-Conference First Team honors in three consecutive seasons. The SEC’s active career scoring leader with 2,082 points, Cunningham is currently averaging 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Her 72 three-pointers rank fifth in a single season in program history.

In addition, Cierra Porter was named the conference’s Sixth Woman of the Year. Porter, who re-joined the team in late December after medically retiring, is averaging 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Finally, Akira Levy was named to the freshman All-SEC team. Levy averaged 4.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game before her season ended prematurely with a knee injury last week.

Missouri’s new cornerbacks coach seems like a riot.

(I say that seriously, by the way.)

New cornerbacks coach David Gibbs — formerly the Texas Tech defensive coordinator — met with the media after spring practice on Tuesday.

I hope everyone can take a joke, too.

You can watch a full interview with Gibbs courtesy of PowerMizzou.com (FREE). And, the guys at PowerMizzou.com also have a full photo gallery from practice on Tuesday.

Former Missouri wrestler’s father passes away

Willie Miklus was a three-time All-American wrestler at Missouri, but transferred to Iowa State for his final year of eligibility to be closer to his family.

That move was specifically made for his father, who died on Monday after a battle with ALS.

Miklus got to wrestle in front of his father on senior night in Ames — against Missouri, nonetheless — a week ago.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Wilie and his family.


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