Football Miners honored by GLFC

Missouri S&T won the Great Lakes Football Conference championship in 2008 and the league’s all-conference team was a reflection of that. The Miners had 13 players chosen for the squad and won six additional awards for their performance.

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Miners send 15 swimmers to national meet

The Missouri S&T swimming team finished the three-day Mizzou Invitational in December with 15 automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Division II Championships that began in Houston, Texas, on March 11. This marks only the second time in school history that 15 swimmers have gone on to the national meet.

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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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Lady Miner volleyball team ranks among top 20 in attendance

The Missouri S&T volleyball team was ranked 16th in the nation in NCAA Division II in home attendance during its first season of competition in 2007. The Lady Miners averaged 443 fans per home contest, which was the best mark in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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S&T softball players tour Austria

Three members of the Missouri S&T softball program spent the summer touring Austria as part of a USA Athletes International softball squad.

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Missouri S&T ranks 19th in 2008 NCSA rankings

Missouri S&T is the top-ranked institution in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and among the top 20 schools in NCAA Division II for the second straight year in the National Collegiate Scouting Association rankings. The Miners are ranked 19th in the 2008 listing.

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Water warriors: Miner swimmers make S&T history

While the women’s basketball team was making history with its first-ever NCAA Tournament victories, another Missouri S&T team was making history of its own in another part of the state.

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How sweet it is

The best women’s basketball season in Missouri S&T history ended in the championship game of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional as Northern Kentucky handed the Lady Miners a 60-52 defeat in Springfield, Mo. The loss, which came after victories over Michigan Tech (75-66) and Quincy (79-73) in the first two rounds, brought the 2007-08 season to a close with a final record of 24-7. The 24 wins is a new team record.

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M-Club annual awards given out

The M-Club at Missouri S&T held its annual awards banquet and two of the school’s most celebrated student-athletes received the Gale Bullman Awards: Ashton Gronewold, who set numerous records during his four-year, All-America career on the football team, and Kandi Wieberg, who did likewise for the softball team for the past four
seasons.
"Coach of the Year" awards were given to two head coaches who led their respective teams to unprecedented heights in the 2007-08 season. Alan Eads led the Lady Miner basketball team to a school record 24 wins and a berth in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament, while Doug Grooms led the S&T swimming team to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in March and was named national coach of the year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Miners represented at national meet

Missouri S&T had three representatives at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Walnut, Calif., May 22-24, led by All-American Jordan Henry, who entered the meet as the fifth-ranked pole vaulter in the nation with a top mark of 17 feet.
Henry, the national runner-up in the indoor season, was joined by fellow pole vaulter Peter Hollenbeck, while Tamara McCaskill represented the women’s team in California. Hollenbeck cleared 16-3 1⁄2 this season and McCaskill had a top mark of 5-7 in the high jump. At the time the magazine went to press, results were not available.