January 6, 2015
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Part two of two parts
By Darren Hellwege
Yesterday we took a look at Missouri sports highlights from January to June. Today we finish Darren Hellwege’s look at the year.
Outside hitter Carly Kan jumps for a kill during a 2014 match. Kan earned a spot on the All American team.
Bruce Walker announces his retirement as offensive line coach. It was an inopportune time to be changing coaches, but Mizzou caught a break as Walker was replaced by Tiger alum and Illinois assistant coach A.J. Ricker.
- Michael Sam receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, giving an emotional acceptance speech at the ESPY awards presentation.
- Tiger alum Max Scherzer of Detroit gets the win for the American League in the MLB All-Star Game. Scherzer is now a much-coveted free agent.
- Veteran coach Marc Burns takes over Mizzou Cross Country.
- Women tennis player Alex Clark is named to the ITA All-Academic team.
Nationally recognized pitching guru Doug Gillis joins the softball coaching staff. Gillis, one of the great softball players in US history, has been associated unofficially with Mizzou for some time and is noted for his work with Chelsea Thomas. Read more of this post