By Dru Berry | May 13, 2017
One former gymnast asked for Welker to step down from his position in an anonymous statement.
By Chelsea Roemer | April 4, 2017
The Tigers capped off their big year with a third-place finish at NCAA Regionals.
By Dru Berry | April 2, 2017
The Tigers tied the second highest regional score in program history, but placed third and could not advance out of the Gainesville regional.
By Chelsea Roemer | March 20, 2017
Becca Schugel and Britney Ward earn spots on the All-SEC Team.
By Dru Berry | March 11, 2017
The team also hit a season-high 49.400 on floor.
By Dru Berry | March 7, 2017
Coach Shannon Welker: “She’s got talent, she works hard, and she brings it when it’s time to bring it.”
By Chelsea Roemer | March 4, 2017
The victory puts the Tigers at 9-7 for the season.
By Chelsea Roemer | Feb. 26, 2017
The Tigers earned their sixth-highest team score in program history.
By Dru Berry | Feb. 11, 2017
The Tigers’ victory ended its three-meet losing streak in impressive fashion, defeating two top-25 schools.
By Chelsea Roemer | Feb. 4, 2017
It was the team’s third consecutive conference loss, which puts Missouri at 1-3 in the SEC.
By Chelsea Roemer | Jan. 26, 2017
Porter is looking to redshirt after being injured during the meet against Alabama.
By Dru Berry | Jan. 21, 2017
Morgan Porter went down with an injury, and Britney Ward matched her career high on vault.
By Dru Berry | Jan. 16, 2017
Tigers continue hot start, improving to 5-0.
By Chelsea Roemer | Jan. 14, 2017
Morgan Porter earned top honors for the Tigers to lead them to victory.
By Dru Berry | Jan. 8, 2017
The Tigers destroyed their previous team record for highest opening-meet score from 2004 and 2015.
By Chelsea Roemer and Dru Berry | Dec. 11, 2016
Kennedi Harris: “Last year, we were a young team. This year, we have a little bit more experience.”
By Dru Berry | Nov. 15, 2016
Missouri will lean on returning firepower while adding freshmen that could contribute right away.
By Joey Schneider | Sept. 9, 2016
The program extends to students of all backgrounds with a no-cut policy, and they will compete in three national meets this season.
By Peter Baugh | Aug. 31, 2016
Porter was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year last season.
By Peter Baugh | Jan. 22, 2016
Freshman Britney Ward set a career-best score on beam.
By Katherine Knott | Feb. 8, 2014
Event pitted both squads on same floor.
By Jack Witthaus | Aug. 28, 2013
After MU asked the club to leave, director raises $35,000 in four months.
By Amanda Byler | Aug. 3, 2013
StatBroadcast will become available in August.
By Jacob Bogage | May 9, 2013
Former Michigan assistant will replace Rob Drass after month-long search.
By Jack Witthaus | May 3, 2013
Tiger Academy of Gymnastics will need to relocate before August, per university order.
By Katie Pohlman | April 12, 2013
Drass brought great improvement to the team throughout his 14 years at MU.
Sports Blog: Missouri gymnastics earns season-high team score
Posted to Sports Blog by Katie Pohlman on March 21, 2013 at 12:22 a.m.
Missouri gymnastics earned its highest team score of the year Saturday in the Tigers’ last regular season meet, but lost to the Arizona Wildcats, 196.625 – 195.450. Mizzou started the meet on the Uneven Bars, where they posted a team score of 48.625. Senior Sandra Ostad began the ...
By Katie Pohlman | March 11, 2013
The Tigers move into last regular season meet still looking to qualify for NCAA
By Katie Pohlman | March 8, 2013
The seniors agree saying goodbye will be hard, but Friday’s meet is not their last.
Sports Blog: Gymnastics place second at Arkansas meet
Posted to Sports Blog by Katie Pohlman on March 3, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.
Missouri gymnastics placed second to Arkansas in the team’s quad meet March 1. The other two competitors, Lindenwood University from St. Charles, Mo., and Centenary College, placed third and fourth, respectively. The Razorbacks led the meet right from the beginning, and would finish with a score of 196.650 ...
By Katie Pohlman | Feb. 24, 2013
Coach Rob Drass said working on their team scores to qualify for postseason is their main priority.
Sports Blog: Mizzou gymnastics suffers upset by Kentucky
Posted to Sports Blog by Katie Pohlman on Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Missouri’s gymnasts battled for the lead throughout the meet, but ended up falling to the Kentucky Wildcats by a razor-thin margin of 194.250-194.125 on Feb. 15. The meet was the closest the Tigers had competed in all season, with each rotation resulting in a switch in the ...
Sports Blog: Missouri gymnastics falls to No. 8 LSU
Posted to Sports Blog by Katie Pohlman on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:36 p.m.
Missouri gymnastics tied its second highest team score of the season, but fell to No. 8 LSU on Friday, losing 197.275-194.575. Nevertheless, coach Rob Drass said the team has improved since its shaky beginning to the season. “We’ve rebounded really well from the first three meets,” Drass ...
By Katie Pohlman | Feb. 2, 2013
The TIgers remain winless in Columbia
By Katherine Knott , Katie Pohlman and Ryan Williamson | Feb. 1, 2013
Gymnastics and wrestling look for key wins in sixth annual Beauty and the Beast event.
Posted to Sports Blog by Katie Pohlman on Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:21 p.m.
Mizzou Gymnastics fell Friday to the team’s second opponent this season, the No. 3 Florida Gators, by a score of 197.300 – 194.625. Despite the loss, Missouri improved its team score by two points from the first meet of the season against Alabama. In their first meet on ...
Sports Blog: Tigers fall four points short to No.1 Alabama
Posted to Sports Blog by Katie Pohlman on Jan. 12, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
The No. 21 Missouri gymnastics team hosted No. 1 Alabama in the Hearnes Center on Friday. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers 196.450 – 192.025 in front of 6,000 fans in their season home opener. The Tigers started out solid on the Vault with a team score of ...
By Ian Frazer | May 1, 2012
Updike defied freshman odds with an All-American debut.
Sports Blog: Updike advances to second day of NCAA Championships
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on April 20, 2012 at 11:31 p.m.
Missouri freshman gymnast Rachel Updike competed in the all-around Friday at the NCAA National Championships in Daluth, Ga. She recorded an overall score of 39.275 and earned First Team All-America honors with her 9.875 score on the floor exercise. Updike started her night on the bars, where she ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on April 7, 2012 at 9:54 p.m.
The Missouri gymnastics team fell short in its bid to advance to the NCAA Championships. The Tigers finished fourth out of six teams. Freshman Rachel Updike advanced individually by virtue of her 39.350 all-around score. Missouri drew the same event order as in its home meets and started on ...
By Ian Frazer | April 6, 2012
Two seniors have been named to the All-Big 12 team.
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on March 24, 2012 at 8:20 p.m.
The Missouri gymnastics team tied with Iowa State for second place at the Big 12 Conference Gymnastics Championships on Saturday in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma won with a score of 197.475, while the Tigers and Cyclones both put up 196.025. Missouri tallied 49.0 on the bars to start ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on March 21, 2012 at 4:43 p.m.
Missouri senior Mary Burke and freshman Rachel Updike were named to the All-Big 12 Conference Gymnastics Team. This is Burke’s third appearance on the team and Updike’s first. Both athletes earned the honor in two disciplines: Burke on bars and all-around and Updike on the floor and vault ...
By Ian Frazer | March 16, 2012
Unfamiliar faces willed the Tigers to a 196.100-195.450 victory Friday.
By Ian Frazer | March 16, 2012
The Tigers will look to Rachel Updike and Mary Burke to continue to lead the team.
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on March 14, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
Missouri senior gymnast Mary Burke had been nominated for the 2012 American Athletic, Inc. Award. The award is given out by American Athletic, Inc. and recognizes gymnasts at both collegiate and non-collegiate athletes. Burke is one of 23 national finalists. Burke has been the Tigers’ top all-around performer this year ...
Sports Blog: Missouri gymnastics team falls at Alabama
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on March 9, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.
The Missouri gymnastics team lost to Alabama on Friday, posting 197.175-195.375. The Tigers’ two strongest events were the floor exercise and the vault. Freshman Rachel Updike put up a 9.900 on the floor to lead Missouri. Senior Mary Burke recorded 9.875 on the beam, with Updike ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on March 6, 2012 at 6:11 p.m.
Missouri freshman gymnast Rachel Updike broke a Big 12 Conference record for weekly awards Tuesday by winning her eighth league Newcomer of the Week honor. The record for most weekly awards in a single season was previously seven. Updike won two individual event titles last weekend in a meet against ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on March 3, 2012 at 10:14 p.m.
The Missouri gymnastics team finished third out of four teams in the Winterfest Invitational on Saturday in Denver. West Virginia took first, Denver finished second and Western Michigan was fourth. The Tigers’ 194.025 score was their second-worst of the season. Senior Mary Burke led the Tigers with her fifth ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Feb. 28, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.
Two Missouri gymnasts won awards from the Big 12 Conference this week. Freshman Rachel Updike won Newcomer of the Week for the seventh time this season and senior Mary Burke won Gymnast of the Week for the third time of the year. Updike’s award ties her for most individual ...
By Ian Frazer | Feb. 28, 2012
The injured junior enjoyed success for Oslo Turnforening before coming to MU.
By Ian Frazer | Feb. 24, 2012
The Tigers followed up a decisive loss to Oklahoma by thumping Bowling Green.
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Feb. 22, 2012 at 11:28 a.m.
The Big 12 Conference has named Missouri freshman gymnast Rachel Updike its Newcomer of the Week, the sixth time this season she has won the award. Updike is the first gymnast to win the award six times in a season. Updike had a strong meet despite Missouri losing to Oklahoma ...
By Ian Frazer | Feb. 17, 2012
Missouri totaled its highest score of the season (196.375) in the loss.
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Feb. 10, 2012 at 10:48 p.m.
The Missouri gymnastics team finished third in the IGI/Chicago Style Invitational on Friday in Chicago. The Tigers finished behind No. 7 UCLA and No. 15 Boise State while beating No. 19 Illinois. Their team score of 195.525 tied for their second-best of the season. Senior Mary Burke won ...
Sports Blog: Updike, Burke claim weekly awards
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Feb. 7, 2012 at 3:43 p.m.
For the fifth consecutive week, the Big 12 Conference named Missouri freshman gymnast Rachel Updike its Newcomer of the Week. Senior Mary Burke won Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season and seventh in her career. Updike joins an elite club of three Big 12 gymnasts, including ...
By Ian Frazer | Feb. 7, 2012
Missouri freshman gymnast Rachel Updike became the first Big 12 Conference gymnast to win Newcomer of the Week honors four straight times.
By Ian Frazer | Feb. 3, 2012
Rachel Updike and Mary Burke led the team to its highest score this season.
Sports Blog: Updike takes Newcomer honors for fourth week
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Jan. 31, 2012 at 1:29 p.m.
The Big 12 Conference named Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike its Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time in a row, the first time a Big 12 gymnast has earned a weekly award four consecutive times. Updike scored 9.950 on vault and 9.875 on floor exercise to lead ...
Sports Blog: No. 20 Missouri gymnastics knocks off No. 4 Nebraska
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Jan. 28, 2012 at 9:17 p.m.
The No. 20 Missouri gymnastics team knocked off No. 4 Nebraska, 195.725-194.550, for its fourth win of the season Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Freshman Rachel Updike and senior Mary Burke both had career-high scores on vault with 9.950 and 9.925, respectively. Burke also scored 39.325 ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Jan. 24, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.
The Big 12 Conference named Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike its Newcomer of the Week for a third straight week. The freshman is the program’s first-ever athlete to win the award three weeks in a row and the third in the history of the Big 12. Updike won every event ...
By Ian Frazer | Jan. 24, 2012
One of two seniors for the Missouri gymnastics team, Burke looks to channel experience into leadership.
By Ian Frazer | Jan. 21, 2012
The Tigers will next travel to Lincoln, Neb. to face No. 1 Nebraska.
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Jan. 18, 2012 at 6:17 p.m.
The Big 12 Conference honored two members of the Missouri gymnastics team this week. Senior Mary Burke won gymnast of the week, and freshman Rachel Updike won newcomer of the week. This was the second straight week Updike has won newcomer of the week, a first for the gymnastics program ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Jan. 13, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
In its first road meet of the season, the Missouri gymnastics team topped the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds 195.525 to 193.300. The Tigers never trailed and posted a higher overall score in each discipline. Leading the Tigers were senior Mary Burke, who won the all-around title and the ...
Posted to Sports Blog by Ian Frazer on Jan. 8, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.
The Missouri gymnastics team opened its season with a win over Iowa State on Sunday at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers won the meet by an extremely slim margin of .075 points over the No. 24 Cyclones. The Tigers’ strongest performers were freshman Rachel Updike and senior Mary Burke. Updike ...
By Kelsey Taff | Aug. 3, 2011
The facility is nearing its completion deadline of August 2011.
By Ryan Hood | March 22, 2011
The Tigers now head to Norman, Okla. for the NCAA Regional Championships on April 2.
By Ryan Hood | March 18, 2011
Ranked 32nd in the nation, the Tigers are the underdogs in this weekend's meet.
By Ryan Hood | March 11, 2011
Coaches said the freshmen are beginning to act as a team rather than individuals.
By Ryan Hood | March 8, 2011
From gargoyles to animals, each gymnast takes on a different character to add life to each performance.
By Ryan Hood | March 8, 2011
The team claimed victory with a final score of 194.775.
By Ryan Hood | March 1, 2011
The Tigers narrowly edged out a 194.925-193.750 victory Friday.
By Ryan Hood | March 1, 2011
The junior is ranked No. 10 nationally.
By Nicole Krasavage | Feb. 15, 2011
MU Athletics and Health Care are working together to raise funds and awareness.
By Ryan Hood | Feb. 15, 2011
The Tigers lost by a score of 195.400 to 195.000.
By Nicole Krasavage | Feb. 11, 2011
MU Athletics and Health Care are working together to raise money and awareness.
By Ryan Hood | Feb. 8, 2011
The Tigers lost despite posting a season-high 195.400 on the day.
By Zach Mink | Dec. 7, 2010
Missouri volleyball will face Duke on Friday.
By Mengti Xu | Sept. 28, 2010
The project is being funded by an anonymous donor.
By Zach Miller | May 4, 2010
The award ceremony started with a red carpet arrival of athletes.
By Ben Kupiszewski , Sean Leahy and Zach Mink | April 27, 2010
Gymnastics After qualifying for two events in Thursday night's semifinal, Missouri senior Sarah Shire finished within the top five in vault and floor exercise during the NCAA Championships in Gainesville, Fla. On vault, each competitor executed two different vaults for six judges, and the average of the tabulated scores ...
By Ben Kupiszewski | April 23, 2010
Senior Sarah Shire earned All-American honors in two events.
Sports Blog: Tigers assigned to Group B at nationals
Posted to Sports Blog by Ben Kupiszewski on April 16, 2010 at 11:32 a.m.
Missouri seniors Brooke Boehmer, Danielle Guider, Becky Scholle and Sarah Shire get to be Tigers a little bit longer. Last Saturday, Missouri hosted and won the NCAA South Central Regional, upsetting Oregon State and collegiate gymnastics powerhouse Georgia, who had captured 11 out of its last 12 regionals. Missouri will ...
By Ben Kupiszewski | April 13, 2010
Senior Sarah Shire took her 11th all-around title of the season.
MU in Focus: Swankoski helps prep Howard for meet
Posted to MU in Focus by Casey Berner on April 12, 2010 at 10:32 p.m.
Freshman Lauren Swankoski fixes freshman Tori Howard's hair before she begins her floor routine on Saturday at the Hearnes Center for the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Columbia Regional. Howard scored a career-high on the beam during the meet with 9.750.
Sports Blog: MU gymnastics headed to national championships
Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on April 11, 2010 at 10:02 a.m.
No. 15 Missouri (17-5) is headed for the NCAA National Championships in Gainesville, Fla., after winning Saturday night’s NCAA Regional at Hearnes Center. Missouri’s final score was 196.500, a 10th less than last year’s record-setting regional qualifying score. The Tigers snap a 29-year-long drought since the ...
By Ben Kupiszewski | April 9, 2010
MU hopes to make its first NCAA championship appearance in 29 years.
Sports Blog: Tigers prepare for regional
Posted to Sports Blog by Ben Kupiszewski on April 8, 2010 at 10:59 p.m.
No. 15 Missouri looks to earn its second-ever NCAA National Championship berth this Saturday at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers will play host to five other teams in the South Central Regional, all of which are competing for two spots out of 12 reserved for a visit to Gainesville, Fla ...
By Ben Kupiszewski | April 6, 2010
The Tigers are making the transition from being high school to Division 1 athletes.
Sports Blog: Tigers set sights on regional
Posted to Sports Blog by Ben Kupiszewski on April 3, 2010 at 11:08 a.m.
The No. 15 Tigers (12-5) took third at the Big 12 Championship in Lincoln, Neb., last Saturday, earning a score of 195.900. No. 12 Nebraska and No. 2 Oklahoma defeated coach Rob Drass’ team for the second time this year, with the Cornhuskers taking second (196.625) and the ...
Sports Blog: MU gymnasts named to all-conference teams
Posted to Sports Blog by Ben Kupiszewski on March 25, 2010 at 8:44 p.m.
The Big 12 selected six Tiger gymnasts to the conference’s all-academic teams. Seniors Brooke Boehmer and Becky Scholle, junior Alex Gold and sophomores Allie Heizelman and Mary Burke received first team honors, as senior Sarah Shire received a second team distinction. Boehmer, Scholle and Gold all have already received ...
By Ben Kupiszewski | March 23, 2010
Senior Sarah Shire won another all-around crown.
By Ben Kupiszewski and Sean Leahy | March 16, 2010
Gymnastics Missouri's shortcomings in the last rotation allowed No. 13 Illinois (9-7) to beat the Tigers in a close affair Saturday. The No. 14 Tigers (10-3, 1-2 Big 12) led the fighting Illini to the end of each rotation, except the last one, as the judges tallied the final ...
By Ben Kupiszewski | March 2, 2010
Senior Sarah Shire set a new Missouri all-around record.
By Ben Kupiszewski | Feb. 26, 2010
The Community of Champions honors students for work outside athletics.
By Ben Kupiszewski | Feb. 23, 2010
A couple miscues on uneven bars held the Tigers back.
By Ben Kupiszewski | Feb. 9, 2010
The team hopes to continue working on performance consistency.
By Ben Kupiszewski | Jan. 29, 2010
New Missouri recruit compiled impressive resume in Europe.
By Ben Kupiszewski | Jan. 26, 2010
The senior set a career high on floor exercise and won the all-around.