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.
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.
New Missouri cornerbacks coach David Gibbs was a senior on Colorado’s team in 1990 team, which means he played in the Fifth Down game. He joked today, “Yeah, Mizzou got screwed. But I still got my national championship ring.”— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 6, 2019
I hope everyone can take a joke, too.
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.
I think every Father's goal for their son is to raise them to be a man. I think that path is filled with bumps and bruises. Laughs and tears. Glad I got to be closer these past months, no regrets. Mission accomplished Dad. R.I.P. 12/28/60- 03/04/19 pic.twitter.com/9QPZedFmbf— Willie Miklus (@wmiklus) March 4, 2019
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.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Gary Link is now the interim athletic director at Columbia’s Tolton High School, the Columbia Tribune reported on Tuesday. Link has been an assistant basketball coach at Tolton this past season. He was fired from his role as an radio analyst and fundraiser at Missouri in 2017, reportedly for being too critical of other people in the athletic department.
- Rivals.com analyst Mike Farrell answers the question, “Is Drew Lock being overlooked as the top QB in the draft?” Long story short: Farrell likes Lock, but would take Kyler Murray over Lock as the top QB.
- On tap: Mizzou basketball travels to face Georgia in Athens (5:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network)