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Zlantan Hamzic: national champion

Posted by on November 23, 2009

As Zlatan Hamzic stepped onto the blocks for the finals of the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division II Championships in March, there was more on his mind than just competing for a national title.

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Brooke Ryan

Posted by on September 17, 2009

Brooke Ryan has been around the game of soccer her entire life. She started playing when she was 4, but before that she attended her two older brothers’ games.

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Andrew Page: North American strikeout artist

Posted by on June 9, 2009

When you think of sports in Canada, you might think of hockey, a sport in which Canadians have excelled at the international level.

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Bridget Williams: A shirt of a different color

Posted by on November 28, 2008

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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Kandi Wieberg: A dream come true

Posted by on March 17, 2008

Since she was a little girl, Kandi Wieberg dreamed of being a college softball player. Playing as second baseman for Missouri S&T’s softball team, she’s achieved her dream and much more.

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Brandon Landry: Life’s a marathon, not a sprint

Posted by on July 30, 2007

UMR psychology student Brandon Landry knows a lot about success. As a varsity football and basketball player, Landry broke every school record at Salesian High School in Fairfield, Calif., and was known as one of the top athletes in Northern California.

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Ben Roodman: Text is what’s next

Posted by on March 13, 2007

To glimpse the future of social networking, don’t look to MySpace or Facebook. Turn on your cell phone instead. That’s the platform Ben Roodman is using to help on-the-go hipsters gather the latest information about concerts, movies and other forms of entertainment in their communities.

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Nicole Dierkling: A work ethic that pays dividends

Posted by on March 12, 2007

Nicole Dierkling photo by Rod Lentz Walk into the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on any given day and you will probably find Nicole Dierking, all by herself with a basketball, taking shot after shot after shot. It is a work ethic that paid dividends for the senior guard on the UMR women’s basketball team.

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Wendy Moore

Posted by on September 13, 2006

The alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. and Wendy Moore, a senior in architectural engineering, is already getting out of bed to start her day with one of two daily practices.

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Travis Stensby: Lucky to be swimming

Posted by on June 12, 2006

Travis Stensby was swimming for the University of Minnesota when he discovered a blood clot in his shoulder three years ago. That medical condition forced him to quit the team, and he thought his collegiate swimming career might be over.

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