Football and basketball are generally what people think of as college sports. While they are the most well-known at MU, they are not always some of our highest-ranking teams.
Here is a closer look at a few of what we call “nonrevenue” sports. Most of these games and meets are free or cheap to watch.
Swimming and diving
This year, like most years, was great for the swim team at Mizzou. The men and women ranked 13 and 20 in the nation, respectively. Additionally, Junior Nick Alexander ranked 39 in the world and 7 in the nation in the 200 meter backstroke race, with a time of 1:58.97 in June.
On the women’s side, Missouri boasts some of the fastest backstroke and freestyle swimmers in the world. Haley Hynes is 14 in the nation and 78 in the world with her 50 meter backstroke personal best.
It’s a sport that is falling from mainstream appreciation, but anyone curious should check out our great wrestling team. They are ranked third in the nation for the 2018 season.
They held on to the ranking from last season. Wrestling also boasts the last five Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Year awards. The 2018 winner was 141-pounder Jaydin Eierman. He placed fourth at the NCAA championships and earned his second All-American honor this year .
Missouri will have a new softball coach this year. Larissa Anderson was announced as the new coach in June.
The softball team has made 11 straight NCAA tournaments since 2007. The 2018 season ended with them ranked 26 in the NCAA by RPI, but last in the SEC by conference record. Anderson promises “no one will outwork Mizzou Softball” this year.