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National Student Athlete Day— Time to celebrate Mizzou Athletics

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Mizzou News for Wednesday, April 7 (AKA my birthday)

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Tuesday was National Student Athlete Day!

It’s time to celebrate Mizzou’s athletes for their impressive accomplishments this year!

First up, Men’s Golf had quite the performance at the Mizzou Tiger Invitational, and won the whole thing. According to MUTigers.com, all five Tigers in the lineup finished in the Top-25, and their collective 839 score matches the program’s own 54-hole team score tournament record that was set in 2018.

Softball’s Jenna Laird was named SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance and SLU and South Carolina. From the SEC release:

SEC Freshman of the Week - Missouri’s Jenna Laird, a freshman shortstop from East Meadow, N.Y., batted .667 with 10 hits, seven runs scored and four RBI as the Tigers went 4-0 on the week at Saint Louis and South Carolina. In the midweek game against the Billikens, Laird went 3-for-3 with an RBI double, two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk. In the opening game versus the Gamecocks, she posted career-highs of four hits and three runs scored and added a double and two RBI.

Mizzou Gymnastics had a great season, ending with their gritty performance in the second round of the NCAA Regionals. As Josh mentioned in the links earlier this week, two individual Tigers, Hannah McCrary and Sydney Schaffer, will be representing the Tigers at the NCAA Championships next week.

Track salutes their seniors!

And we can’t forget Robin Pingeton’s Tigers. Despite their early exit from the NIT, I can’t wait to see them play again next season. They’ve got some great recruits coming in.

On to the Links! Have a nice Wednesday! It’s supposed to be a stormy one here in CoMo.


Yesterday at Rock M


More Links:

Football

  • Hear from Coach Marcus Johnson, who was mic’d up!

Hoops

Softball

Softball continues to rise in the rankings, to no one’s surprise. Coach Larissa Anderson joined the KTGR Big Show to chat about the team’s recent performance, their amazing offense, and their upcoming schedule. Have a listen!

Mizzou in the Pros

  • MPJ scored 25 points on 11-16 shooting in the Nuggets’ convincing win over the Pistons, 134-119, who are now 15 of their last 18.
  • WOW. Just wow.

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