Spring Hill (Ala.) College senior setter Taryn Nash, a Truman High grad, was chosen college division Academic All-American of The Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Soccer, volleyball and football national championships are coming to the Kansas City area from 2014 to 2018, including the Division I men’s College Cup, soccer’s final four, at Sporting Park in the fall of 2015, and the Division II football championship beginning next December through 2017 at Sporting Park.
Missouri landed two players on the All-Southeastern Conference coaches’ first team announced Tuesday: Defensive end Michael Sam and defensive back E.J. Gaines.
Missouri’s Michael Sam was chosen Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year Monday by the Associated Press. Sam led the SEC in sacks with 10 1/2 and tackles for loss with 18.
All five starters scored in double figures for UMKC, led by Nelson Kirksey’s 24 points, and the Kangaroos defeated Youngstown State 88-80 on Saturday.
Facing first-year UMKC coach Kareem Richardson, No. 7 Louisville reminded the former Cardinals assistant what he left behind in 90-62 win Wednesday night.