Tiger gymnasts upend No. 15 Razorbacks

Monday, March 14, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 2:37 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 7, 2008

The Missouri women’s gymnastics team recorded its highest road score of the season in Fayetteville, Ark. on Sunday. The No. 32 Tigers defeated No. 15 Arkansas 196.050-195.575.

Senior Alisha Robinson won the all-around title, scoring a 39.300; Ashley Khederian finished fourth with a 38.275.

Robinson recorded Missouri’s highest vault mark of the year and the third-highest in school history with a 9.950. The feat marks the fourth 9.9 or above for Robinson this season.

The victory brings the Tigers to 11-8 on the year and boosts Missouri’s series record against Arkansas to 3-1.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOFTBALL: The Cougars won both games of their doubleheader Sunday at the William Woods Invitational in Jefferson City.

Columbia College beat Valley City 9-0 in its first game. Winning pitcher Monica Mueller (6-3) walked none and had nine strikeouts while allowing six hits. Lindsay Williams led the Cougars with three hits, including her first collegiate home run.

In the second game, the Cougars beat Franciscan 8-2. Columbia College pitcher Kerri Gapka (4-1) walked none and struck out six in recording the win. Marcy Dotson added a home run for the Cougars.

Freshman Sarah Moreau went a combined 6-for-7 in the twin-bill.

The Cougars are 13-4 and play Lincoln University at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

MU WOMEN’S GOLF: The Tigers finished seventh in the Betsy Rawls Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Course in Austin. The Tigers shot a 313 in the final round Sunday to finish with a three-day total of 948.

Freshman Madde Augustsson had Missouri’s top finish at 14th place with a career-best total of 231.

The Tigers will compete next in the Mountainview Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz. on March 26-27.

YOUTH BASKETBALL: The Missouri Press Association’s fifth-grade boys Columbia Youth Basketball Association team earned second place in the league’s postseason tournament.

Missouri Press Association lost to Wingate Development by one point Sunday in the tournament final.

Missouri Press Association finished the season a combined 16-2, including 8-1 in the regular season.

COLUMN BLUES: Four Duke University seniors have lost their campus newspaper humor column over content student editors found offensive, including a piece that mocked basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The authors, writing under the collective pen name “Tommy Seabass”, were trying to bring more bite to a long-running Duke Chronicle column called “Monday, Monday,” one of them said Friday.

Their version of “Monday, Monday” lampooned university leaders with abandon, and a column last month about the revered Coach K hastened their departure.

That piece referred to Krzyzewski’s “inflated ego, hostile treatment of referees and foul language,” and suggested that “a well-trained chimp” could coach his players.

Senior Zeb Smathers, one of the writers, said Friday he did not think he and his co-authors were censored, but simply accepted that they and the paper’s editors differed over how far the writers could tastefully go.

“We really wanted to make this funny,” said Smathers, a political science major from Canton, N. C.

“The Chronicle was not comfortable printing the things we wanted to. It was getting so difficult to work in the environment we’re in, we just said, ‘OK, it’s over.’”

The other three authors (seniors Garrett Jones, Justin Darkoch and Anthony Resnick) are not listed in Duke’s student directory, and could not be reached for comment Friday.

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