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Sports

Student-Athlete Advisory Council recognized nationally

2021-02-11T11:41:12-06:00February 10th, 2021|Campus News, Sports|

Missouri Western was one of 28 schools nationwide to be named a finalist for the 2021 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing initiatives in the past year that exemplify the Division II philosophy, community engagement and student-athlete leadership. The honor stems from the 2019 “Griffs Giving Gifts” initiative, [...]

MWSU football, cross country make historic returns in COVID-canceled seasons

2021-08-18T10:20:19-05:00February 10th, 2021|Sports|

With COVID-19 canceling the NCAA fall sports seasons across the country, Missouri Western still found a way to return to the field in 2020. The Griffon football and cross country programs, utilizing strict COVID-19 testing procedures and protocols, were among the first NCAA Division II teams to compete despite the [...]

Basketball, other sports return to action

2021-02-11T11:40:55-06:00February 10th, 2021|Sports|

Griffon basketball returns; men reclaim national spotlight The 2020-21 basketball seasons began as scheduled, with MIAA-only contests slated for the season. First-year head coach Will Martin, who took over the program in March after the departure of Sundance Wicks, has guided the Griffon men’s return to prominence. The Griffons, who [...]

Student-athletes break academic records again

2021-08-18T09:35:25-05:00February 10th, 2021|Sports|

Missouri Western student- athletes extended their active streak to a record-setting sixth- consecutive academic semester, following a highly productive fall 2020 in the classroom. Griffon Athletics has established new highs in major academic benchmarks each semester since spring 2018. This past fall, a record 255 student-athletes achieved MWSU Academic Honors [...]

GG, Griffs: Emerging esports program gains ground

2021-08-18T11:05:29-05:00February 10th, 2021|Campus News, Sports|

In its inaugural season, the Griffon esports program has quickly grown to four varsity teams, two clubs, and a training room, in addition to the esports stadium which is taking shape in Blum Union. Esports by definition is a multiplayer game played competitively, and has grown in popularity with esports [...]

Lacrosse begins spring 2021

2021-08-18T11:26:31-05:00September 18th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

Griffon fans will be introduced to a new sport in 2021 as women’s lacrosse begins its first season of competition. The addition of women’s lacrosse as the 17th NCAA DII sport at Missouri Western was announced last November. Rachel Benzing was announced as the program’s first-ever head coach in January [...]