by Amanda Bertholf // Fall 2011
dance team //
So you think you can dance?
After clinching 4th place at the National Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship and returning home in April, the UMKC Dance Team held auditions to see who would make the cut for the 2011-12 squad. This fall, the team will perform at UMKC basketball games and other events.
Batting a thousand
The softball team set team records for the most wins in a season (38), and most Summit League wins in a season (18). The team also won the 2011 Summit League regular season title with a doubleheader sweep of Southern Utah. It was also the first time the team beat Kansas. In the Summit League Championship tournament, UMKC fell to North Dakota State.
Women’s Tennis //
Game, set, championship match
The women’s tennis team closed out its most successful season in school history this spring. The team advanced to its first Summit League Championship final match. Despite losing to Indiana University-Purdue University, Ft. Wayne, the squad set the school record for most wins in a season.
MEN’S TENNIS //
Serving up a stellar season
The men’s tennis team was crowned the Summit League Regular Season and Summit League Tournament Champions. The 2011 season marked the second straight regular season championship for the Kangaroos. The team ended the season with its fourth men’s tennis championship in school history. It was the third time in school history that the Roos claimed the regular season and tournament title. In the NCAA men’s Tennis Championship, the team fell to No. 14 national seed Texas.
Outdoor track and field //
Racing to break records
At the 2011 Summit League Outdoor Championships, the Roos earned one silver and two bronze medals, and had 18 student-athletes score points. The men’s team took 5th overall with 74 points and the women’s team finished 6th with 52 points. To finish out the season, the team sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Preliminary West Round. Cosmas Ayabei, Oscar Emegano, Kimoya Harriott and D.C. Okonta all qualified. Ayabei broke three school records during the season.
MEN’S GOLF //
First and fore-most
The men’s golf team won the Summit League Championship for the first time. Will Robson played the 6th-best individual single round score in school history, posting a second round score of 67. He finished seven under par, posting a score of 209 (72-67-70). The team closed out the season with its best showing in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, posting a round three score of 295 the final day. The Kangaroos finished 13th overall with 907 strokes.
Warrior Dash //
Are you a warrior?
Students Dave Hoffman (left) and Brian Rector braved the heat to test their athletic skills at the Kansas City Warrior Dash in July. More than 10,000 people ran the race, a 5k obstacle course complete with mud and fire pits.