STEPHENS COLLEGE NEWS



[Tennis] Dorey and Kyle Tabbed Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hannah Dorey and Jada Kyle of the Stephens College tennis team were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, announced by the national office Friday afternoon.


[Basketball] Stars Basketball Signs Tatyana Epperson
DONNA, Texas – Tatyana Epperson signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Stephens College on Wednesday, May 23, at Donna High School.


[Softball] Savannah Maza Inks with Stars Softball
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Savannah Maza of Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School in Doral, Florida, signed her letter of intent to play for the Stephens College Softball team.


[Soccer, Softball] Stars Land NCAA D2 Transfer Maci Marshall as Dual Sport Athlete
COLUMBIA, Mo. – NCAA Division II transfer Maci Marshall signed with the Stephens College Soccer and Softball teams on Friday, May 4. 


[Competitive Dance] C'iara Neher of Mansfield High School Joins the Starlets
MANSFIELD, Mo. – C'iara Neher signed her letter of intent to dance with the Stephens College Starlets on Friday, May 4, announced Head Coach Amanda Abbe.


[Stephens College Athletics] Nineteen Student-Athletes , One G.A. Received Diplomas Over the Weekend
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A total of 19 current and former Stephens College student-athletes and managers received their undergraduate degrees Saturday, May 5, during commencement at the Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia. Jestine Gerber, the 2016-18 basketball graduate assistant and interim head coach, received her Master's in Counseling on Friday, May 4, in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall.


[Competitive Dance] India Sorrells Signs with Stephens Competitive Dance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – India Sorrells of University Academy signed with the Stephens College Competitive Dance team on Thursday, May 3.


[Basketball] Stars Basketball Signs Allison Harmon
SILEX, Mo. – Stephens College basketball signed Allison Harmon of Silex High School on Friday, May 4, announced first-year Head Coach Joshua Steffen.


[Cross Country, Softball] Hope Smith Signs with Stephens as Dual Sport Athlete
HIGBEE, Mo. – Hope Smith becomes the first dual-sport athlete of the 2018-19 season to sign with the Stephens Stars. She will run cross country in the fall and play outfield for the Stars softball team in the spring. 


[Softball] Four Star Softball Players Earn AMC Academic All-Conference Honors
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The 2018 American Midwest Conference Softball Academic All-Conference list was announced at the AMC Tournament on Tuesday, May 1, and Stephens featured four on the list. The recipients include Gerica Curry, Caitlyn Gardner, Abi Morris and Alexa Ochoa. The AMC Champions of Character team was also released and Mariah Montoya was selected for the Stars.


[Soccer] Madison Jennings Pens with Stars Soccer
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Madison Jennings of Winter Park, Fla., penned with Stephens College Soccer Wednesday afternoon. 


[Softball] Stars Forfeit Season Finale
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Stephens College softball team has forfeited the season finale at Harris-Stowe State University on Friday, April 27, due to low numbers.


[Tennis] Stars Close Out Season in AMC/HEART Tournament, Academic All-Conference Announced
ST. LOUIS, Mo. ­– The Stars tennis team closed out the tennis era at Stephens College on Friday, April 27, at the American Midwest Conference/HEART Tournament. The AMC Academic All-Conference was released Thursday evening and the for Stars players, Jada Kyle, Hannah Dorey, Eden Crane and Hope Rossmiller, earned the accolade. Also honored was Jada Kyle as the Stephens Champions of Character. 


[Stephens College Athletics] Annual Athletics Banquet Celebrates New Yearly Awards
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Stephens College athletic department hosted their annual Athletics Banquet Wednesday evening in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall. Graduating student-athletes were recognized, awards throughout the season were honored and four new yearly awards were introduced.  


[Tennis] Stars Win Three in Final Home Match
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Stars played their final home match of the Stephens tennis era on Saturday, April 21, as they hosted Freed-Hardeman University. The Stars won three matches against the Lions but dropped the match 4-3. 


[Softball] Stars Battle Through Rain in DH Loss to CBC
FULTON, Mo. – Despite a light drizzle throughout the day, the Stephens College softball team hosted Central Baptist College Sunday afternoon.


[Tennis] Weather Interrupts Tennis' Final Regular Season Match
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Stephens tennis team had to end their regular season after doubles play at St. Louis College of Pharmacy due to the rain. The stoppage forced the Stars to fall 5-0.


[Softball] Stars Close Out Home Season with Losses to RV Lyon
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Stephens College softball team hosted RV Lyon College for the final home doubleheader of the 2018 season. 


[Competitive Dance] Columbia Native Chelsea Deters Signs with Starlets
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Columbia native Chelsea Deters signed her letter of intent with the Stephens College Competitive Dance Team on Thursday, April 12, announced Head Coach Amanda Abbe.


[Tennis] Stars Win Two of Three in Exhibition Match
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Stephens College tennis team won two of the three singles matches played during Monday's exhibition match versus Lindenwood University-Belleville.


[Tennis] Stars Win Two Points in Loss to Westminster
FULTON, Mo. – The Stephens College tennis team won two points against NCAA Division III Westminster College on Wednesday afternoon, 7-2. 


[Basketball] Joshua Steffen Named Head Basketball Coach for Stephens
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Stephens College named Joshua Steffen as the next head basketball coach, announced Vice President of Student Development and Interim Athletics Director Vicky Owles.


[Softball] Stars Plate One in Doubleheader Loss to HLG
HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Stephens Stars dropped two to Hannibal-LaGrange University in their road conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon. 


[Stephens College Athletics] Student-Athletes Well Represented at Stephens Honors Convocation
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Stephens College celebrated the accomplishments of its students at the annual Honors Convocation at the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall on April 11, and it comes as no surprise that several Stars student-athletes assembled an impressive list of awards.


[Softball] Stars Softball Earns Unfortunate Forfeits Against MacMurray
COLUMBIA, Mo. – While the Stephens College softball team was just two outs away from their first win of the season, an unfortunate collision forced the game to end with a forfeit for the Stars. The team also had to forfeit game two as they did not have enough to field a team.