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Drury Athletics finishes 32nd in Learfield Directors’ Cup

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury University finished 2021-22 ranked 32nd in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in NCAA Championships. Drury Athletics …

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Bec Cross and Allison Weber named Academic All-Americans

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury women’s swimmers Bec Cross and Allison Weber were named Academic All-Americans in the At-Large sports category by CoSIDA in a national vote of sports information directors. Both were named to the Academic All-America Second Team in NCAA-II. The award recognizes performance in academics and athletics and the …

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Nikko Calabro named a NCAA-II All-American

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury’s Nikko Calabro was named a Second Team NCAA-II All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association in a national vote of sports information directors.   Calabro earned Second Team honors at the utility position as the senior from St. John’s, Florida, and saw time at first base, …

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Brant Schaffitzel and Aaron Mann named to Rawlings All-Midwest Region team

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury’s Brant Schafftizel and Aaron Mann were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team in a vote of the ABCA NCAA-II All-American committee.   Schaffitzel, a fifth-year senior, was a First Team All-Midwest Region selection as an outfielder. The Springfield native and Hillcrest High …

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Drury women’s tennis ends the year ranked 25th in NCAA-II

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Drury women’s tennis team finished the year ranked 25th in NCAA-II in the final national poll from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.   Barry won the NCAA-II National Championship earlier this month and is ranked first. Nova Southeastern is ranked second the final poll and Central Oklahoma is …

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