While at the 3rd Annual Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association Educators' and Student Conference, the UCM Athletic Training Program captured the quiz bowl team title during the student quiz competition held at the conclusion of the conference Saturday afternoon. By defeating 10 other Athletic Training Programs, the UCM Quiz Bowl team will now represent Missouri during March's 36th Annual Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association meeting in Omaha, Nebraska during the association's student quiz bowl championship. If the Mules should happen to win there, then it's off to St. Louis in late June to represent the district at the 65th Annual National Athletic Trainers' Association Convention.
The fourth-ranked Jennies bowling squad went 1-2 on the final day of competition at the Prairie View A&M Invitational at the International Training and Research Center and finished in fourth place for the tournament. The Jennies are back in action February 13-15 at the Stephen F. Austin Invitational in Houston, Texas.
Central Missouri's men's track team wrapped up the Mule Relays Saturday. The top-ranked Jennies track team was in action Friday and showed why they are deserving of their No. 1 ranking. Both the Mules and Jennies are back in action next weekend, Feb. 6-7 in Joplin, Mo. for the Missouri Southern Lion Open.
The Jennies were unable to hold a double-digit, second half lead at Missouri Southern, falling, 71-65 at the hands of the Lions on Saturday at the Legett and Platt Athletic Center. The Central Missouri Mules followed with a hot hand, shooting 56 percent from the field, beating Missouri Southern 89-79. Five Mules scored in double figures.
The Mules and Jennies are back in action on Thursday night at Southwest Baptist. Tip-off in Bolivar is set for 5:30 p.m. for the Jennies and the Mules will start their game at 7:30 p.m..