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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.
The Cougars won their fourth straight match by topping Mid-Continent (Ky.) University 4-2 on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Kewpies won 12-3, and coach Courtney Haskell said the win came at a crucial point in the season.
The fall season has been kind to several Show-Me State teams on both the college and professional levels. This quick video breaks down the success of squads, including the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers football and volleyball teams.
The Stephens College soccer team is halfway through its season, carrying an 0-9 record and entering the heart of American Midwest Conference play. Although the team is winless so far, coach Xander Kennedy says he has seen improvement in his team, especially on defense.