UMR ranks 13th in NCSA power rankings for 2007

UMR’s athletics program ranks 13th among NCAA Division II institutions in the 2007 National Collegiate Scouting Association rankings.

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Swimming update: UMR named an NCAA championship host

UMR has been selected as a host institution for the 2008 NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships, which will take place March 12-15 at the Mizzou Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Miners inducted into Hall of Fame

Three UMR athletes who finished their careers at the top of the charts in their respective sports and the only UMR track
and field team to win a conference championship were inducted into the MSM-UMR Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 27.

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Lady Miners venture into new territory

A venture into uncharted territory for the Lady Miner softball team started on a cold Easter weekend afternoon and finally put the program on the national map.

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Gronewold named to four All-America teams

After two consecutive stellar seasons at wide receiver, UMR senior Ashton Gronewold has earned numerous pre-season honors for the 2007 football season.

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Former Miner places 14th at Pan-Am Games

Miner track and field standout Tyrone Smith finished 14th in the long jump competition during the 2007 Pan American Games held in July in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

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Miners’ McCormick named summer league MVP

Thomas McCormick, an outfielder for the Miner baseball team, was named as the recipient of the Mike Schmidt most valuable player award for the 2007 season as a member of the Quincy Gems of the Central Illinois Collegiate League.

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Ahearn named men’s soccer coach

Joe Ahearn, former assistant coach at Colgate University, has been named as the new UMR men’s soccer coach. He takes over for Vince Darnell, who resigned to pursue other career opportunities.

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Gaul lands top academic award for second time

For the second consecutive year, senior swimmer Bill Gaul, ChE’07, was named Player of the Year on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team. It is the third time in the last four seasons that a UMR swimmer has earned this top academic award.

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Miner swimmers place fourth at NCAA II meet

The UMR swimming team placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in March, its highest result at a national meet since 1998 and its fourth straight top-10 finish. The 12 team members earned a total of 37 All-America honors, 17 of which was based on individual performance, and established nine new school records.

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