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MU volleyball team unites Wilson sisters

Friday, November 12, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 2:18 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Volleyball joins sisters at Missouri

Nebraska native Megan Wilson will join her sister on the Missouri volleyball team next fall after signing a national letter of intent Thursday.

“We are excited about having Megan join our program here at Mizzou,” coach Susan Kreklow said Thursday. “Aside from being a good volleyball player, Megan has a great attitude. She will be a great addition to our team and be able to contribute in several ways.”

Megan Wilson, a 6-foot-2 senior at Lincoln Christian High School, will join her sister Nicole Wilson on the Tigers’ squad. Nicole is in her second year on the team.

Megan Wilson was ranked in the Top 50 recruits by PrepVolleyball.com.

She had 2.3 kills per game and .71 aces per game as of last week. Wilson plays as a setter and middle blocker. As a Tiger, she will act as a setter and right side hitter.

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The team received national letters of intent from Adrianne Perry and Alicia Hatcher, seniors at Blue Springs High School who chose Missouri over Louisiana State and Michigan.

Former basketball stars' jerseys retired

Kansas will retire the jerseys of five former men’s basketball stars this season as the school celebrates the 50th anniversary of Allen Fieldhouse.

The honorees are Bill Bridges, Walter Wesley, Dave Robisch, Bud Stallworth and Darnell Valentine.

Bridges, No. 32, had 13.9 rebounds per game, earning All-American honors in 1961. He also was a three-time All-Big Eight Conference pick.

Wesley, No. 13, averaged 19.3 points per game, earning All-American honors after the 1964-65 and 1965-66 seasons and twice was an All-Big Eight Conference selection.Wesley wore the same jersey number as Wilt Chamberlain, whose jersey was retired in 1998. Robisch, No. 40, earned Helms Foundation All-American honors after the 1969-1970 and 1970-1971 seasons and was a three-time All-Big Eight Conference honoree.

Stallworth, No. 15, was the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year in 1972. He was named Academic All-American in 1971 and All-American the next season.

Valentine, No. 14, was named an All-American after his senior season in 1981 and earned Academic All-American honors in 1979, 1980 and 1981.


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