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Gymnastics Honors and a special award for Karissa Schweizer!

Mizzou News for Wednesday, April 29

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SEC gymnastics honors & Karissa gets a big award

Big congrats to Mizzou Gymnastics, who had a great awards season! Two freshmen, Helen Hu and Sienna Schreiber, claimed All-SEC honors, it was announced Tuesday. Schreiber was named to the All-Freshman team in the all-around and Hu earned spots on both the All-SEC & All-Freshman teams on the bars and beam, as well as being named Event Specialist of the Year. Read up on the specifics at, and here’s a link to SEC announcement video. Congrats, ladies! Can’t wail to see what you do next season!

In other awards news, Karissa Schweizer, the current American Record holder in the 3000m, was selected as the Mizzou Female Athlete of the Decade on Tuesday, and I honestly can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor in Mizzou women’s sports.

In a really awesome long form post on — complete with video— they lauded her accomplishments, all of which came in just 3.5 years. This includes 6 national titles and 11 All-American awards, along with becoming the first female athlete in Mizzou Athletics history to win multiple NCAA titles. Karissa’s thoughts on the honor, from the story:

After all of the ups and downs that cumulated into her decorated career with the Tigers, Schweizer hopes that her experience can help inspire others and athletes who are looking to take their talents to the next step at Mizzou.

“I really hope it inspires other people that go through Mizzou to do the same. I think we’re hitting a new level especially in women’s athletics. I think we’re just tapping into this new competition and new international level,” Schweizer explained. “It’s really cool to see and I love representing Mizzou.”

On to the links, though I’ll leave you with an accurate shot of Karissa’s speed.

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


  • PowerMizzou (free): Gabe published an in-depth Q & A with coach Erik Link. Gabe and Mitchell also put up a new ZOUMCast featuring David Rowe, former Mizzou football player, cancer beater, and owner of D Rowe’s Restaurant, which has the best smoked wings in town. (side note- he was my boss for a short time and he’s great)
  • Connor Bazelak is feeling good!
  • Mizzou SID, Chad Moller, shared an in-depth recap on about the magical 2007 season. I highly suggest to check it out.
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