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Kristina Bettis named Drury’s first-ever softball All-American

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury softball pitcher Kristina Bettis became the program’s first-ever All-American selection when she named to the First Team of the 2022 NCAA-II All-American squad by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.   Bettis went 24-5 with a 1.05 earned run average for the Panthers and shattered the …

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DU swimmers Bec Cross and Allison Weber named Academic All-District

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury women’s swimmers Bec Cross and Allison Weber were named to the Academic All-District performers in the At-Large sports category by CoSIDA in a vote of region sports information directors. The award recognizes performance in academics and athletics and the at-large program combines the sports of golf, lacrosse, …

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Brant Schaffitzel and Nikko Calabro named All-Midwest Region

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury’s Brant Schafftizel and Nikko Calabro were named to the D2CCA All-Midwest Region Team in a vote of the region’s sports information directors.   Schaffitzel, a fifth-year senior, was a First Team All-Midwest Region selection as an outfielder. The Springfield native and Hillcrest High School product led his …

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DRURY WINS GLVC’S COMMISSIONER’S CUP

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— For the second time in school history, Drury University has won the Commissioner’s Cup from the Great Lakes Valley Conference.   The Panthers earned the award for 2021-22 by posting the strongest finish in the league’s seven core sports. Points are allocated for the Commissioner’s Cup based on …

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Panthers announce six signings for 2022-23

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Drury men’s basketball head coach Chris Foster has announced six signees for the 2022-23 season. The first batch of signees includes Ashton Hermann (G, 6-3, 175, Huxley, Iowa), Elijah Whitley (G, 6-2, 192, Springfield-Parkview), Andrew Dalton (G, 6-2, 195, Ava, Mo.), Logan Applegate (G, 6-2, 175, Nevada, …

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Aaron Mann named Academic All-District

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury infielder Aaron Mann was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District performer in a vote of collegiate sports information directors. The award is for academic and athletic performance in 2021-22.    Mann played in all 54 games for the Panthers and posted a .399 average with nine home runs …

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