Here’s a roundup of stories written about the Cougar Athletics teams last week.


Sarah Schwentker, volleyball

Courtesy of the Columbia Missourian

A story on Sarah Schwentker, senior libero on the Cougars volleyball team, and her mother was published in the Columbia Missourian. The story focuses on how, despite illnesses, volleyball has brought the mother and daughter closer together.

“Mother, daughter find escape in Columbia College volleyball” – Columbia Missourian

The No. 13-ranked team went undefeated in the Boneyard Brawl with wins against four teams.

“Columbia College volleyball gets two wins to open Boneyard Brawl” – Columbia Missourian
“Columbia College volleyball team finishes Boneyard Brawl undefeated” – Columbia Missourian


The women’s soccer team is 9-5-1 with a recent win against Hannibal-LaGrange and a loss against Park University. They’re still moving forward to possible winning the American Midwest Conference title. The men’s team, though having also celebrated a win against Hannibal-LaGrange, has effectively lost its chance to secure the regular season AMC title because of a loss last week at Lyon College.

“Columbia College men’s and women’s soccer on very different paths entering last week” – Columbia Missourian
“Columbia College women’s soccer winning streak snapped” – Columbia Missourian
“Columbia College men’s and women’s soccer defeat Hannibal-LaGrange” – Columbia Missourian

Cross country

The women’s cross country team finished second, and the men’s team finished fourth in the St. Louis Fall Classic last weekend. Lindsey Martin took first overall, and Emily Schultz took seventh out of 137 women. Michael McCulloch took seventh, and Devin Sander took 15th out of 120 men.

“Columbia College cross-country teams post top-5 finishes” – Columbia Missourian