Historic season on the gridiron

The first season for football in the Great Lakes Valley Conference was a historic one for the Miners. S&T finished with a 10-1 record to tie the university’s single-season record for victories. Even though the Miners weren’t invited to the NCAA Division II playoffs, the team was ranked 24th in the final poll conducted by the American Football Coaches Association. It was the first time since 1984 the program was ranked.

“I was very pleased with the way things came together this year,” says Miner head coach David Brown, who stepped down in mid-February to become an assistant coach at Fresno State University. “We learned how to compete and finish. It takes a lot just to have a winning season, so you can only imagine what has to happen in order to win 10 games. It was a total team effort.

“Our senior class played a huge part in placing S&T football on the national stage,” Brown says. “We definitely have a solid foundation to build on for years to come.”

Lady Miner volleyball player named Academic All-American of the Year

Jennifer Costello, a senior in chemical engineering from St. Louis, is the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year award winner for Division II volleyball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Costello is the third player and first female in school history to earn the award. Costello was also named Great Lakes Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for volleyball. She is the first S&T volleyball player to earn the title and the fifth in school history.

Costello also earned first team honors last season. She has been named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference first team twice and has been named an Academic All-GLVC selection three times. She has won the M-Club Scholar Athlete Award for the last three years.

This past season Costello helped lead the Miners to their second-straight GLVC West Division title and to the semifinals of the conference tournament. She finished her career with 4,361 set assists, 923 digs, 444.5 points scored, 270 kills, 182 total blocks and 80 service aces.

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Taylor Keal: in the game

Taylor Keal

When she is not on the field, Keal, a native of Blue Springs, Mo., is preparing for a career as a lawyer. She is currently a junior majoring in business. (Photo by B.A. Rupert)

Taylor Keal has been a softball pitcher since she was 10 years old. But she cannot remember being a part of anything like what she experienced on April 10, 2011.

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Courtside lifesavers

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Missouri S&T athletic trainers Samantha Welter (left) and Elizabeth Sisemore (right).
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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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S&T athletic program fifth in GLVC in final Director’s Cup standings

Missouri S&T’s athletic program finished fifth among the 15 institutions in the Great Lakes Valley Conference for the 2010-11 season in the final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings. The standings are designed to recognize campuses for overall excellence in intercollegiate athletics.

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Miner soccer team in national rankings

On the heels of a season in which it won a share of the GLVC regular-season championship and reached the title game of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional, Missouri S&T’s men’s soccer program began the season among the top teams in the pre-season rankings.

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Former Miner on gold medal-winning team at World Championships

Former Missouri S&T offensive lineman Brandon Jordan, BAdm’09, played this summer on the U.S. national team that won the gold medal at the fourth International Federation of American Football Senior World Championships in Australia.

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