S&T teams make NCAA winter championships

Four of Missouri S&T’s winter sports teams were part of the winter championship events for NCAA Division II.

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S&T’s baseball team also reached post-season play, capturing the GLVC West Division championship and landing a spot in the NCAA’s Midwest Region. At the regional tournament, the Miners — who posted a 30-19 record, the best in school history — opened play by shutting out defending national champion Southern Indiana behind a five-hitter from Zack Gronek, a senior in mechanical engineering. The lefthander earned run average, earning first-team All-GLVC and second-team all-region honors for the season.

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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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Miners conclude season in NCAA Tournament, ranked 13th in Divison II

During fall 2010, the Missouri S&T’s men’s soccer team won a share of the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s regular season championship, made its first-ever trip into the NCAA Division II Tournament and finished among the top-ranked teams in the final national rankings.

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Shockley reaches milestone, lands post-season laurels

Chad Shockley missed the bulk of the 2009 season with an injury, but more than made up for it in 2010 with a banner performance to highlight the Miners’ football campaign.

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Cogan, Ernst named Academic All-Americans

Electrical engineering senior Brandon Cogan and mechanical engineering junior Allen Ernst were named in spring 2011 to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team in their respective sports. Cogan, a member of the baseball team, finished the season as the Miners’ third-leading hitter with a .348 batting average. Ernst earned second-team All-GLVC honors and was a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Division II Championships in track and field for S&T after finishing third in the steeplechase at the GLVC Outdoor Championships. Missouri S&T student-athletes have earned 33 Academic All-America awards since 2000, the fourth-highest total among NCAA Division II institutions.

Attention football alumni!

During the 2011 season, the Miners will play their 1,000th football game and Missouri S&T invites all former players and coaches to join us at Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 8, to celebrate this milestone game. More details to come.

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Under the direction of first-year head coach Joe McCauley, the Lady Miner soccer team reached the GLVC Tournament for the first time posting a final record of 8-7, its first winning season since 2000. Senior defender Joanna Kovarik was named to the All-GLVC third team.

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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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Former Miner coaches named to MIAA’s inaugural Hall of Fame class

Billy Key and the late Charlie Finley, two iconic coaches in the history of Missouri S&T athletics, were among the members of the inaugural class of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Hall of Fame. The class was inducted in June.

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