June 01, 2012

UMKC's 2012 Volleyball Signing Class Honored by PrepVolleyball.com

The UMKC volleyball program earned national recognition for its 2012 signing class, the first under head coach Christi Posey, as PrepVolleyball.com gave the 'Roos a 'High Honorable Mention' rating.

The 'Roos signed six high school student-athletes, added a transfer, and welcomed a former women's basketball player this offseason. PrepVolleyball.com polled more than 120 college coaches to come up with the class rankings, and UMKC was listed in a group of 30 schools that would rank anywhere from 48th to 78th in all of NCAA Division I.

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May 31, 2012

UMKC Sets 2012-13 Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

The UMKC women's basketball staff is set for the 2012-13 season, announced Thursday by first-year Head Coach Marsha Frese. Hired into the open assistant coach position is Danielle Gratton, while Bruce Erickson, Meredith Doyle, and Jessica Trahan each retained their positions with the program.

"Sometimes in coaching you need a little luck, and that's exactly how I feel about the staff that is now in place for our women's basketball program." Frese said.

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May 30, 2012

Former ORU Standout Hefner Notches First Career MLB Homer and Win in Same Game

Jeremy Hefner
Former Oral Roberts standout and All-Summit League First Team selection Jeremy Hefner hit his first career home run Tuesday night, May 29 for the New York Mets. The Mets won the game

Not only did Hefner hit his first career homer, he also notched his first career win in the majors. He became the first MLB player since San Diego Padres pitcher Dennis Tankersley did the same in 2002.

Hefner was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Padres out of Oral Roberts. He made his MLB debut on April 23, 2012, with the Mets.

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