The University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame announced the selection of two former MU coaches and four former MU players for induction into its 2007 class.
Charles Jacobson, gymnastics coach from 1979-1999, and Joann Rutherford, the winningest MU women’s basketball coach were chosen along with former volleyball player Dianne Berg, track and field athlete Christian Cantwell, football offensive lineman Conrad Goode and men’s basketball center Charles Hencke.
Former men’s basketball coach Norm Stewart was named a special honoree for his coaching achievements. He was inducted as an athlete in 1990.
The induction dinner will be Feb. 1, with the class to be honored during halftime ceremonies at the men’s basketball game against Kansas State the next day.
Rutherford coached women’s basketball from 1976-98. At 422-263, she is the school’s winningest coach, including four regular-season Big Eight titles and five postseason league titles. She also was the Big Eight coach of the decade for the 1980s. Jacobson was the school’s first gymnastics coach, serving from 1979-99.
Berg holds numerous records more than 20 years after her playing days ended in 1985; Cantwell is a world-class shot putter with five of the 10 best efforts last year; and Goode was an all-American offensive lineman who played on three bowl teams from 1980-83.
ROCK BRIDGE SOCCER: The Bruins beat host Camdenton 2-1 Thursday in an overtime penalty kick shootout.
After Rock Bridge scored on three of its first five penalty kicks in overtime, Matt Albretch, the Bruins’ senior goalkeeper, stopped two of Camdenton’s first three penalty kicks to earn the victory.
The Bruins (8-12) went ahead on a Drew Ferguson goal in the first half, but Camdenton scored in the second half on a penalty kick after a controversial hand-ball call to force overtime.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOCCER: The Cougars improved to 5-2 in American Midwest Conference play after defeating Missouri Baptist 2-0 on Thursday in Fenton.
Jordan Cox scored the Cougars’ first goal and Sam Gelven was credited with the assist. Sophomore Ross Matthew scored the second goal off a corner kick. Columbia College plays next at 7 p.m. Sunday at Westminster University in Fulton.
MU BASEBALL: The Gold squad led 4-0 in the bottom of the third inning before rain caused Game 1 of the Tigers’ Fall World Series to be suspended Thursday night. It will resume at 5:30 p.m. Friday.