Tag: ucm athletics

Update: 13 Mules and Jennies honored in MIAA winter academic awards

The MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced the recipients of its winter academic awards. Thirteen UCM athletes were awarded either the Academic Excellence Award or the Scholar-Athlete Award. In order to earn the Academic Excellence Award, athletes must achieve a 4.0 GPA or better and accrue more than two terms at their institution. Dominique Hampton (wrestling),… Read more »

Upgrades improve UCM broadcast capabilities

Central Missouri’s broadcasting capabilities received a major upgrade this fall in way of a brand new TriCaster, cameras and a 24-foot broadcast trailer. Art Rennels, chair of the school of communication, history and interdisciplinary studies, said the $250,000 project was approved by the office of the provost and included the athletics department and Athletic Director… Read more »

Mules begin season nationally ranked

Mules football returned to practice last week to prepare for its 2018 campaign in which they have already garnered national attention. The Mules enter the season ranked 18th in the American Football Coaches Association preseason top-25 rankings and were picked to finish third in the MIAA behind Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State in… Read more »

UCM athletics auction

UCM Athletics is hosting the Celebrating Central Missouri Athletics Auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 10 in the Multipurpose Building. The auction raises funds in support of Central Missouri’s 17 intercollegiate athletic programs. The silent auction runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. From 6:30-8 p.m. there will be a buffet dinner by Sodexo and from 7:45-10 p.m…. Read more »

Jennies basketball players to represent USA overseas

Five members of Jennies basketball will play for team USA from July 30 to Aug. 8 in Brazil with USA Sports Tours and Events, according to a news release. Senior Sydney Crockett and juniors Morgan Fleming and Megan Skaggs will be joining the team coached by Dave Slifer and Tammy Slifer. The tour features four… Read more »

Eight Jennies bowlers make All-Academic Team

The National Tenpin Coaches Association recently named eight Jennies bowlers to the All-Academic team for the 2017-2018 season, according to a press release. Elizabeth Dunnington, Jacqueline Garcia-Ulloa, Noelle Garrison, Paytynn Kuhns, Kennedi Laughlin, Courtney Long, Brianna Zimmerman and Allivia Zoern received the award. The NTCA had a record number of student-athletes and teams honored, with… Read more »

Four Jennies golfers named All-American Scholars

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association recently named Jennies golfers Taelyn Entriken, Elizabeth Leath and Olivia Sobaski as its 2017-2018 All-American Scholars, according to a press release. To be eligible for this award, student-athletes need a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Entriken has earned this award four times. Leath has earned it three times and… Read more »

Mules golfer earns All-American award

Mules golfer Sam Parrot earned a Division II PING All-American award from the Golf Coaches Association of America on June 19, according to a press release. This was his first trip to the NCAA National Championships where he tied for 12th place as an individual. He improved each of his three rounds, finishing the final… Read more »

Jennies golfer honored as Academic All-American

UCM women’s golfer Elizabeth Leath was recently named College Sports Information Director’s of America Academic All-American, according to a press release. This season, she averaged 78.33 per round in 11 tournaments, had three second-place finishes, including a 2-under-par finish at the MIAA Fall Preview. She finished tied for 10th place at the MIAA Championships and… Read more »