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First Year SEC Honor Roll Revealed, and I see a WHOLE LOTTA Tigers

Mizzou News for Wednesday, June 30

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86 Missouri Tigers on the SEC First Year Honor Roll?!?

Represented by 15 sports? We’ll take it.

According to the press release at, the Baseball program had the most recipients with 15, while the men’s track & field team had 12 eight honorees and the football team had 11. How did one make this list, you ask? Well, according to the SEC, “First year student-athletes in all sports may be named to the Honor Roll at the conclusion of their first full academic year in residence (spring, fall and summer terms).” They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for two semesters (three if they participated in summer school) or a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Some recognizable names showed up on the list: Hoops’ Drew Buggs & Lauren Hansen (though they’re both transfers, their Mizzou grades for the one year here make them eligible), freshman hooper Mama Dembele, Football’s Keke Chism, Brady Cook, Michael Maietti, Grant McKinniss, “The Thiccer Kicker” Harrison Mevis, Ennis Rakestraw, Jr and Elijah Young, Tennis’ Bronte Murgett, and Volleyball’s Anna Dixon.

(You can see the full list at, along with a list of their majors, which I find super interesting)

Here’s what the team social media accounts had to say:

Onto the Links! Congrats to all of Mizzou’s STUDENT-Athletes who made this list!

Yesterday at Rock M

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The Sporting News
  • Over the weekend, Drink’s players helped out at Habitat for Humanity, which was great to see.
  • Gerald Nathan, Jr. announced on Twitter his intention to transfer, much to my dismay. While he didn’t record a lot of stats in his two years, I knew a lot about him: 1) he went to the same Charlotte HS one of my former swimmers teaches at, and she was his history teacher, 2) his older sister worked with me for a year+ and was a delight, and 3) his family owns that AWESOME soul food restaurant in town, South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs, and I hope they’re not leaving just because he is (though that is the reason they moved to MO). Gerald, best of luck! (More news of his transfer from SDS’s Adam Spencer here)

Other Mizzou Sports

  • This is super cool. Go vote for our Tigers in the KC Honorary ESPYs!

Mizzou in the Pros/Mizzou in the Olympics

  • A remarkably efficient 23 year old that MPJ is….
  • SOPH! The Mercury live-tweeted their practice on Tuesday, and asked fans what they wanted to see. They asked for Sophie, so they got Sophie!


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