Courtside lifesavers

AED

Missouri S&T athletic trainers Samantha Welter (left) and Elizabeth Sisemore (right).
(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

When athletic trainers go through certification to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or use an automated external defibrillator (AED), they rarely think they will actually have to use that training in real life.

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Pat McNamee: we are family

Pat McNamee, who just completed his junior season with the Missouri S&T men’s soccer team, was one of many players who reaped the benefits of one of the most memorable seasons in the history of the program.

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Give me an ‘M’

At the start of each school year, when Missouri S&T’s athletic teams gather for their annual NCAA compliance and informational meeting, director of athletics Mark Mullin opens the meeting by talking about his expectations for the student-athletes in the program.

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Will Morrison: a man for two seasons

Will Morrison, a junior in business and management systems, had a stellar prep career as a two-sport athlete. He was the punter and kicker on the football team and an infielder on the baseball team. He was a second team all-state selection in football as both punter and kicker his junior season and was a first team all-state selection in baseball as a senior in 2008.

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Lisa & Mindy Lake

When did you get started in running and why?
Mindy: I started running in the summer before we entered the fifth grade. One of our older brothers asked if Lisa and I wanted to go to the track for a practice and we decided to try it. Well, we at least survived our first attempt at running on the track and it helped that Lisa and I became running buddies from then on.

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Terry Robinson: dual threat

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of things falling into place.
After a standout high school career in football and track and field, Terry Robinson started college at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He spent a year in Colorado, then returned to his St. Louis home and has found a niche in the Missouri S&T athletic program in those two sports.

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Zlantan Hamzic: national champion

As Zlatan Hamzic stepped onto the blocks for the finals of the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division II Championships in March, there was more on his mind than just competing for a national title.

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Andrew Page: North American strikeout artist

When you think of sports in Canada, you might think of hockey, a sport in which Canadians have excelled at the international level.
But the United States’ northern neighbor has a strong history in baseball as well. The list of major league standouts includes Ferguson Jenkins and Larry Walker and current stars like Justin Morneau, Jason Bay and Russell Martin.

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Bridget Williams: A shirt of a different color

Sophomore Bridget Williams is the easiest volleyball player to find on the floor. Just look for the player wearing a different-colored jersey.

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Swimming: a legacy of success

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The Miners sent 13 swimmers to the national meet in March.


At 6 a.m., when most other students are still asleep, Miner swimmers are already in the pool. Their hard work in practice has paid off in a big way: Missouri S&T posted a national runner-up finish in March. Since 1997, the Miners have finished among the top 10 at the NCAA Division II Championships 11 times.

“Everyone on the team has a really good work ethic,” says sophomore David Sanchez-Turner, who earned seven All-America awards at this year’s national meet, either on an individual basis or as part of a relay team. “We’re always giving it all we have, not just in the meets but also in every
practice.” “Coach (Doug) Grooms makes us work hard day in and day out,” adds sophomore Andrew Trowbridge. “It definitely pays off at the end of the season.”

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