Columbia College defeated American Midwest Conference rival Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday, 30-12, 30-9 and 30-8.
Doris Wafwafwa finished with 15 kills, seven digs and three blocks. Shana Aubrey added 12 kills, six digs and five aces. The team totaled 16 service aces on the night.
The win at Hannibal gives the Cougars, ranked third in the NAIA, a 33-3 record and a 13-0 record in conference play.
Columbia College plays next on Nov. 5 against William Woods at home, the team’s final regular-season match of the season. The Cougars will honor seniors Aubrey, Tracie Ford and Jacqueline Makokha before the first game.
MU CROSS COUNTRY: All 15 members of the 2004 MU Cross Country team were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team Tuesday.
The honor requires a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better. Two runners, redshirt junior Rem Moll and senior Serena Ramsey, finished with 4.0 cumulative averages through the 2004 winter semester.
Twelve Tigers earned a spot on the First Team, which requires athletes to maintain a 3.20 average or better.
The Tigers will participate in the 2004 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships Saturday at Stateland Cross Country Course in Topeka, Kan.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were ranked in top 25 of the NAIA’s Division 1 Basketball Preseason Poll, which was released Tuesday.
The Columbia women, who finished last season ranked No. 17, start out at No. 13 this year. The men are No. 23.
The men’s team will be led by Bob Burchard, and returns seven players from last season’s No. 8 team.
Both teams kick off their seasons in the first week of November. The women’s squad will play on the road Nov. 1 against Purdue University-Calumet. The men will kick off the year in Marietta, Ga. in the Southern Polytechnic Tournament on Nov. 5-6.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Tickets for the Hickman/Rock Bridge Oct. 9 football game at MU’s Memorial Stadium went on sale Monday at both the Hickman and Rock Bridge activities offices.
Tickets will be on sale from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hickman fans are encouraged to sit on the East side of the stadium and park in Lots I and M. Rock Bridge fans will sit on the West side, and are asked to park in lots A, C and D.
Tickets will also be available Friday night at the North Gate at Memorial Stadium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 dollars for students. Senior citizens and children below kindergarten will be admitted free.