For as long as he can remember, Shawn Wallace has loved the water, and swimming is his favorite pastime. This past summer, that pastime took him to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. [Read more…]
The Miner baseball team made a run at an NCAA Division II Midwest Regional title in May, winning four consecutive elimination games to reach the championship round against Southern Indiana. It was the third time in school history and first time in five years the Miners were selected for the eight-team regional field. The 10-5 loss ended the Miners’ best season in school history with a 39-19 record as S&T — the champion of the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s West Division — reached the regional title game for the first time.
When 400-meter hurdler Chayce Boyce steps up to the starting line during a track meet, he’s not thinking about the spectators in the stands or even the runners he is competing against. He’s focused only on running his own race. [Read more…]
Krista Haslag, a senior on the Missouri S&T volleyball team, knows a thing or two about competing. The 6-foot-1 senior from Linn, Mo., racked up 18 kills one mid-November weekend to become the university’s all-time leader in career kills. Haslag finished the season with 1,269 kills. (Erin Bekebrede, Psyc’12, who played for the Miners from 2008–11, held the previous record of 1,243 kills). [Read more…]
Miner football fans were treated to the best offensive night in nearly two years of play on Sept. 26, when the Miners beat the Pumas from Saint Joseph’s College 39-27. The Miners entered the game averaging 317 yards of total offense per game, but ended this match with 569 as they ran 98 plays from scrimmage. The Miners ended the season with a 5-5 record.
Two Miner football players have a chance to play for the NFL next season.
Forrestal Hickman, a senior in mechanical engineering, signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers.
Will Brown, EMgt’15, tried out for the Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears. Both players took part in NFL minicamps in May.
Bob Zdvorak, EMgt’86, a wing defender in the early days of Miner soccer, is now a regular in the stands cheering on his sons, who are the first second-generation players in the program’s history.
Will Brown, a senior in engineering management, is the first Miner football player in 21 years to be named to the American Football Coaches Association’s All America Team. Brown set the GLVC single-season record with seven interceptions and led the league with 11 pass breakups. Brown has drawn the interest of several NFL teams and is expected to participate in an upcoming pro day.