Female lumberjack at MU hacks away at competition

Saturday, September 26, 2009 | 4:04 p.m. CDT; updated 9:15 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 26, 2009

COLUMBIA — Marissa Jo Daniel sat quietly in her MU dorm room five years ago. It was the first week of classes, and the small-town freshman was looking to find her niche at a large university. Out of nowhere, the Forestry Club seniors stampeded her hall, yelling and banging on doors.