Lindsay Hunter, a junior setter on the Missouri volleyball team, was named second team AVCA All-American on Wednesday.
She is the second player at Missouri to be named to an All-American team. Christi Myers was a third-team selection in 2002.
Hunter was fourth in the nation and led the Big 12 Conference with a 14.43 average, breaking the school record she set as a freshman.
MU ATHLETICS:Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden will represent Missouri and the Big 12 on the Executive Committee of the Division I Athletic Directors’ Association.
The association represents all Division I institutions in the country. They are responsible for looking into issues regarding academics, postseason processes and NCAA committees.
YANKEES:Before pondering his starting rotation for next season, Joe Torre had some urgent baseball matters to attend to: advising Elmo on the best way to pitch to Rosita.
The New York Yankees’ manager visited the cast of Sesame Street on Wednesday to tape two segments for the acclaimed children’s series. Torre came to the Kaufman Astoria Studios with daughter Andrea, who celebrated her ninth birthday Tuesday.
Torre told Telly Monster how to catch a ball and taped a “Healthy Habit Moment” in which Elmo sought the manager’s counsel with Rosita coming to the plate.
Torre’s advice? Walk her! — “because walking is good for you.”
The segments will be broadcast during the show’s 36th season, which begins in April.
PGA:Vijay Singh was honored as the PGA European Tour’s player of the year without winning a single title in Europe in 2004.
The Fijian won nine times this year on the U.S. tour, became the first player to pass $10 million in prize money and replaced Tiger Woods as No. 1 in the rankings. Singh had 10 victories in European tour events in previous years.
“As everyone knows I spent several happy seasons learning my trade on the European tour in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and to be recognized by this tour gives me immense personal satisfaction,” he said.
Singh tied for 15th in the Volvo PGA Championship, his best performance in a stroke-play tournament on the European tour.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, who won four European tour titles and was on the winning Ryder Cup team, finished second to Singh in voting by a panel of tour officials and golf writers and broadcasters.