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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 [...]

Sports Wrap Spring 2019

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

Year one of the Sundance Wicks era brought an exciting glimpse of a promising future for men’s basketball. The team doubled its win total from the previous season, finishing 12-18 with a 6-13 record in the MIAA. Seven road wins by the team were the most for the program in [...]

Football Players Score Safer Helmets

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

Griffon Football recently purchased VICIS ZERO1 helmets, which were the highest rated helmets in 2018 NFL and NFLPA testing, and top-rated Riddell and Schutt helmet models. Funded exclusively by a private donation, the investment will allow all members of the 2019 Griffon football team to have two helmets – one [...]

Court Named for Tom Smith

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

Tom Smith is back on the basketball court in the Looney Arena, but not in the way you might think. The playing surface in the fieldhouse was named Tom Smith Court after the Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach. The court naming was officially unveiled in the Griffons’ regular season [...]

Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018

2019-06-12T10:24:50-05:00January 8th, 2019|Craig School of Business, Magazine, Sports|

Five individuals became the newest members of the Missouri Western Athletics Hall of Fame during Hall of Fame Weekend festivities in October, presented by Rogers Pharmacy. Phillip Nelson, Dana Wertz, Dave Slifer, Steve Craig and Jenny Marr. Steve Craig Meritorious Service Mr. Craig's contributions to both the University [...]

Litvinski Completes First Year as Head Cross County Coach

2019-06-12T10:24:50-05:00January 8th, 2019|Sports|

First-year head coach Yuriy Litvinski kept his eyes toward the future in building the 2018 cross country squads. Flooded with underclassmen, Litvinski shuffled rotations and pushed the young Griffons to new heights. After opening the season by winning the both the men’s and women’s portions of the inaugural Griffon Open [...]

Volleyball Season Features Standout Performers

2019-06-12T10:24:50-05:00January 8th, 2019|Sports|

Griffon volleyball was not able to defend its 2017 MIAA Championship, finishing the season 15-17, but there were some outstanding individual performances. Six Griffons were named All-MIAA, and Missouri Western had players at each position ranked among the best in the MIAA. Junior Stephanie Doak was named second-team All-MIAA despite [...]