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Spring Break Eve coverage, featuring: gymnastics All-Americans, baseball injuries

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It’s almost Mizzou Spring Break!

I know it doesn’t impact many of us (unless you’re a student, of course), but as we head into the University’s spring vacay period, it does seem to influence the news coverage... or lack thereof. We’re in a bit of a lull here, folks, as Mizzou’s basketball seasons have finished (sad face), football is on hiatus with the exception of today’s Pro Day, and let’s face it, whether or not the coverage is deserving — IT IS!!!! — there’s not a ton of extraneous articles about the less revenue-producing sports. (I despise the term “non-revenue.”)

Let’s get started with what has become one of my favorite sports: GYMNASTICS!

HUGE congrats to senior Helen Hu and sophomore Jocelyn Moore on being awarded All-American honors by the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association, per

Hu earned second-team honors on the balance beam, and is currently tied for 9th nationally with a national qualifying score (NQS) of 9.945 heading into NCAA Regionals in LA next week.

Hu-ey was amazing all season long on beam, winning the event four times and scoring 9.9 or above 8 times (out of 11). Feast your eyes on her scores: 9.9 (1); 9.925 (2); 9.95 (4); 9.975 (1). How many times should she have received a 10.0, you ask? At least 3. She’s incredible. Here’s a 9.95. WHERE’S THE DEDUCTIONS, JUDGES?

This is Moore’s second straight year of earning the honor, and is currently tied for 5th nationally on the vault with an NQS of 9.940 heading into Regionals next week.

After several meets early on in the season when our girl Joci was ROBBED of that 10.00, she finally was awarded one — just the third awarded in program history — on February 19 against Auburn. Further showcasing her dominance, Joci won this particular event 7 times and scored 9.9 or more in 6 meets. Just look at it: 10.0 (1, links to my NSFW tweet); 9.975 (1), 9.95 (2), 9.925 (1), 9.90 (1). Moore also was the Co-SEC Champion of the vault at the SEC Championships last weekend.

Moving on to more distressing news...

This is sad news for a Tigers team who is off to an H-O-T start (their best since 2017). Fortunately, the Tigers have pitching depth and should be able to manage without him. Their next test? This weekend against #4/9 South Carolina (20-2, 3-0 SEC), who is fresh off a weekend road sweep of Georgia and a midweek loss to UNC-Charlotte (9-11).

Per, tonight will mark the 31st meeting of the two Columbia-based teams, which the Gamecocks holding a 17-13 edge overall and 10-2 at home. Last year, the Tigers took two of three in CoMo, earning their fourth straight home series win of U of SC. Kortay will have your preview later on today.

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