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New Vice Presidents Named

2020-01-07T14:14:28-06:00January 7th, 2020|Academic Affairs, Administration, Campus News, Magazine, President, Sports, University Advancement|

This past summer, President Matt Wilson announced the filling of two open vice president positions and two new vice presidential positions. Dr. Doug Davenport, associate provost of research, planning and institutional effectiveness, had been serving as interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the past year. He was [...]

Missouri Western Adds New Sport

2020-01-07T13:53:01-06:00January 7th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

The Missouri Western Board of Governors unanimously approved the addition of women’s lacrosse as the 17th NCAA Division II varsity sport this past fall. The team will become active in the 2020-21 academic year and begin competition in the spring of 2021. The University is the fourth NCAA Division II member [...]

New Tennis Coach Hired

2020-01-07T13:46:24-06:00January 7th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

Olaya Garrido-Rivas was hired as the head women’s tennis coach. She came to Missouri Western after two seasons as an assistant women’s tennis coach at NCAA Division I member Middle Tennessee State. A native of Gijon, Asturias, Spain, she was a second-team All-Big 12 selection as a women’s tennis player [...]

Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019

2020-01-07T13:45:35-06:00January 7th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

Seven former student athletes and one team was honored at the Rogers Pharmacy Hall of Fame Weekend in October. Congratulations! The 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame individual honorees included Reggie Alexander, Tracy Jones '01, Taira Roth '04, Kara (Unger) Rosonke '06, Jarrett Brooks '09, Michael Schulze '13 and Jessica [...]

Griffon Football Celebrates its 50th Season

2020-01-08T10:11:54-06:00January 7th, 2020|Features, Magazine, Sports|

First Football Team 1970 First Football Team 1970 On Sept. 12, 1970, the brand new Griffon football team took to the field for the first time, playing Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa under Head Coach Harold Cagle. The Griffons were defeated 72-10, and that score [...]

Fall Sports Wrap Winter 2020

2020-01-07T13:10:15-06:00January 7th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

Football The 50th season of Griffon football saw the program return to success known for much of the previous two decades. Missouri Western went 8-3 in the regular season for its most wins since 2013. The season was capped with a second consecutive appearance in the Agent Barry Live United [...]

Spring Sports Wrap Fall 2019

2019-09-05T13:01:31-05:00September 5th, 2019|Magazine, Sports|

Shi Qing Ong caps memorable career One of the most decorated individual careers in Griffon Athletics came to a close this past spring as women’s golfer Shi Qing Ong competed for the final time. Ong, from Malaysia, won all four spring tournaments she entered and won her 14th career and [...]

Athletics News Fall 2019

2019-09-05T12:59:57-05:00September 5th, 2019|Magazine, Sports|

Women’s basketball coach hired Candi Whitaker was hired in April as the ninth head women’s basketball coach at Missouri Western. She has served as the head coach at Texas Tech from 2013-18, as an associate head coach at Oklahoma State 2012-13 and the head coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas [...]

Coach Edmisson Resigns

2019-06-12T10:24:49-05:00May 9th, 2019|Sports|

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Rob Edmisson resigned in March. “After serious consideration, thought and prayer, I have decided to step down from my position as head coach at Missouri Western,” Edmisson said. “I believe at this time it is best for Missouri Western to find a new leader who can build [...]