Erin Sutton named CoSIDA Academic All-America

SMS junior Erin Sutton has been named to the Academic All-American Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Sutton, a native of Willard, Mo., turned in outstanding performances in both cross country and track and field in 2003-04.

SMS Softball adds trio for 2005–The SMS softball team has received committments from three players for the 2005 season. The trio features two out-of-state freshmen and an in-state transfer from the University of Missouri. The newcomers are in addition to the four recruits who committed last November to join next year’s squad for SMS head coach Holly Hesse.

Volleyball’s Jamie Adams named Athlete of the Year by Kansas City Sports Commission SMS–Volleyball newcomer Jamie Adams has received the Missouri High School Female Athlete of the Year award from the Kansas City Sports Commission. Adams was named the award winner sponsored by Adidas at an awards banquet Tuesday, June 29 at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City.

Cage Bears’ non-conference schedule has a new look for 2004-05–Another busy home schedule is in store for the 2004-05 SMS basketball Bears. This gives coach Barry Hinson something of a new look, according to the attractive slate of non-league foes announced Tuesday by Director of Athletics Bill Rowe. SMS will entertain six of its nine non-conference foes in Hammons Student Center. Coupled with two home preseason exhibition games and nine Missouri Valley Conference home opponents in a complete schedule to be announced later by the Medicus board, the Bears will have 17 home contests in the season ahead.

Willis named head volleyball coach at Missouri Southern–SMS assistant volleyball coach Chris Willis has resigned to become the head volleyball coach at Missouri Southern State University. Willis has been an assistant for SMS head coach Melissa Stokes for each of the past five seasons, during which the Bears have won 20 or more matches each season.