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Columbia beat William Woods in three sets — 25-16, 27-25, 25-21 — handing the Owls their first American Midwest Conference defeat. The Cougars improved to 18-9 overall, 6-1 in the AMC.
The Columbia College men's soccer team fell to Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday night.
The Columbia College women's soccer team improved to 12-2-1 on the year.
The Stephens College volleyball team fell to William Woods at Silverthorne Arena on Monday 25-21, 25-14, 25-15.
The American Midwest Conference Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll predicts the Cougars as repeat champions.
Columbia College improved to 11-2-1 (8-1-0 in the American Midwest Conference) with a 7-1 win over Park University on Thursday. The Cougars' sixth straight win catapulted the team to first place in the conference.
"A lot of us cried afterwards because we were all really excited," freshman Rose Baka said. "Happy tears."
The Columbia College men's and women's golf teams both finished in the top three at its own invitational.
The Stephens College soccer team was defeated 9-0 by William Woods on Sunday.
Rafael Ramos of the Columbia College men's soccer team and Taylor Hagenhoff of the women's team received American Midwest Conference Players of the Week honors.
The Cougars improved to 7-1 in the American Midwest Conference. A win next week would put them in first place in the conference.
The No. 22 Cougars lost in five sets to Cornerstone University and No. 19 Grand View University.
Columbia College defeated Friends University and Trinity International University on Friday.
After multiple recognitions over the course of the season, the Columbia College cross country team is now focusing on the Pre-National race.
The Columbia College men's soccer team has won five straight matches during an eight-match undefeated streak. The team hopes to continue its run against Lyon College on Saturday.
The Columbia College Cougars improved to 15-5 (5-1 in the American Midwest Conference) after defeating Harris-Stowe State University on Wednesday. It was the Cougars' fifth straight victory.
Goalkeeper Briannica Ponder breaks the NAIA saves record despite a loss Tuesday night.
Stephens College volleyball lost to Missouri Baptist in three sets Monday night 25-18, 25-8, 25-17
Forty-two athletes competed Saturday in the Show-Me Strength Strongman and CrossFit Challenge. Among them was Libby Cowgill, who was competing in such an event for the first time.
Senior middle hitter Trinity Ojo started volleyball late and overcame what she calls a "strange" background to be a successful student and player.