July 05, 2012

UMKC's Frerichs Heads to IAAF World Junior Championships

After just one year as a Kangaroo, UMKC's Courtney Frerichs has already set a UMKC school record, qualified for the 2012 NCAA West Regional, been named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Fall and Winter/Spring Academic All-League Teams and been named The Summit League Female Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Mar. 27.  Now the sophomore-to-be will try to add a gold medal to her collection when she heads to Barcelona, Spain, for the IAAF World Junior Championships as part of Team USA. 

Frerichs, a Nixa, Mo., native, earned her spot on the team after finishing second in the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase at the US Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind., at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex with a personal best time of 10:35.23 on June 15, beating out runners from schools including Illinois, Penn State, Arkansas, UCLA and Yale.

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July 02, 2012

Jewett Joins Jackrabbit Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Veteran collegiate coach Mike Jewett will join the South Dakota State University women's basketball coaching staff, head coach Aaron Johnston announced Friday.

Jewett has coached at the collegiate level throughout the Midwest for nearly 20 years, most recently serving as head coach at Southwest Minnesota State from 2006-10. The Mustangs improved their win total each of his four seasons on the bench, compiling a 15-12 record his final season.

His career record as a head coach stands at 110-85, including a three-year run at Franklin College (Ind.).

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