Results: Your Top 5 Stories of 2013-14

April 8, 2014

Last week, we published Mike Alden's list of 10 notable stories from the 2013-14 season to date, which he shared during the final Tiger Talk radio show of the season. We asked you to vote, and you spoke loud and clear! Here are the results of the top five stories as voted on by you on our Facebook Page:

  • Wrestling crowns its newest, and youngest, national champion

    45%True freshman, and Columbia, Mo. native J'den Cox burst onto the national scene and capped his amazing rookie season by winning the 197-pound national title at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City in March. Cox became only the 14th true freshman in NCAA history to win a wrestling national title. The Tigers finished 14th as a team at the championships, and earlier in the year, they won MU's third-straight wrestling conference championship.

  • Resurgence of the football team

    35%Mizzou rebounded from a tough SEC debut season in 2012 to win a school-record 12 games, claim the SEC Eastern Division title, and win the AT&T Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State. The Tigers finished the season ranked 5th in the final polls, after not receiving a single vote in the pre-season polls.

  • Mizzou stands for Sam

    11%It was an off-field story that made Mizzou an international name shortly after the season ended, when first-team All-American defensive end Michael Sam became the first major collegiate football player to announce that he is gay. Mizzou drew rave reviews for how the team, the program, the University and the community embraced Michael and supported him.

  • Volleyball program reaches unprecedented heights

    5%The volleyball team made history when they won Mizzou's first-ever SEC championship in any sport, as the Tigers went a perfect 34-0 in the regular season, and finished 35-1 overall. Mizzou became the first SEC volleyball team in the league's history to go undefeated in the regular season.

  • All-Americans galore

    2%Mizzou had some amazing individual performers across the board this season, with many standout student-athletes earning All-American recognition. Those who achieved first-team All-American status included:  David Bonuchi (men's swimming and diving), J'den Cox (wrestling), Lisa Henning (volleyball), Drake Houdashelt (wrestling), Molly Kreklow (volleyball), Kearsten Peoples (women's indoor track and field), Jill Rushin (women's indoor track and field), Michael Sam (football), and Sam Tierney (men's swimming and diving).

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