The UMKC track and field team will wrap-up its 2016 portion of the indoor season this weekend at Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas.
UMKC men's golf head coach J.W. VanDenBorn announced the signings of Paul Foulquie (Paris, France), Taylor Larsen (Garden City, Kan.) and Raphael Lapierre-Messier (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada) on Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC women's basketball picked up its fifth win of the season, defeating UMSL 60-45 on Wednesday night at Swinney Recreations Center. Junior guard Samantha Waldron (Omaha, Neb.) scored a team-high 13 points in the win, and senior guard Ceidra Coleman (Bryan, Texas) chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds.
Sophomore Jamarice Preston (Dallas, Texas) has been named the WAC Indoor Track Male Athlete of the Week after his record setting performance at the Bob Timmons Challenge on Friday.
UMKC (6-4) drained its first five 3-pointers against No. 3 Kansas (8-1) on Tuesday night but the hot shooting early would not hold up as the Jayhawks earned a 105-62 victory. LaVell Boyd (Chicago, Ill.) led the Roos with 17 points, two rebounds and two assists. Isaiah Ross (Davenport, Iowa) added nine points, all from beyond the 3-point arc. UMKC drained 10 triples in the game.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – UMKC senior middle hitter Emma Hagedorn (Parkville, Mo.) has been named to the 2016 All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention team, announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC women's basketball is set to host Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. CT in Swinney Recreation Center. The Roos are coming off a 71-68 overtime road victory against Abilene Christian. The victory in Abilene, Texas, snapped a 20-game home court winning streak for the Wildcats, which was the fourth-longest active streak in NCAA Division I women's basketball.
UMKC men's basketball (6-3) visits No. 3 Kansas (7-1) Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. CT tipoff at iconic Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be available on ESPN3/WatchESPN. The Roos are coming off of a 77-68 loss at South Dakota State on Saturday. Prior to that contest, UMKC opened the season 6-2, the best start for the program in 15 years.
Senior Abby Warkentine starts things off by getting us acquainted with junior pitcher Lynsey Conner.
Abilene, Texas – Fourteen second half points from redshirt junior India Johnson (Overland Park, Kan.) would prove to be the spark UMKC women's basketball needed, as the Roos posted a 71-68 overtime victory on the road against Abilene Christian on Saturday afternoon.
UMKC (6-3) was defeated 77-68 by South Dakota State (4-6) on Saturday at Frost Arena. LaVell Boyd (Chicago, Ill.) led the Roos with 19 points, six assists, five rebounds and a career-high five steals. Isaiah Ross (Davenport, Iowa) added 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Kyle Steward (Detroit, Mich.) finished with a career-high 16 points to go with six rebounds.
The UMKC track and field teams had two individuals pick up first-place finishes at the Bob Timmons Challenge in Lawrence, Kansas, on Friday.