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Sadie Deiter, eighth grader and member of the Shady Point archery team, finished first among 155 middle school girls at the Grand State Shoot in Oklahoma City on February 24th. Deiter earned her win with a score of 290/300 at the state tournament. She is currently ranked 14th out of 5,382 middle school female archers in the United States.

“Sadie began archery as a 5th grader with us during our program’s first year. She took a break from the sport in sixth grade but came back last year and has consistently been one of the leading archers on our team,” said Hank Austin, archery coach. “Her teammates, school, and I are very proud of her.” Deiter also set a school record, posting the highest state tournament score of any Warrior to date. “She has set the bar high,” Austin said.

The Warrior archery team placed 4th among the 20 middle school teams competing in the Tier One state tournament. The team score was 3,187, just missing a top three finish by two points. NASP does not separate schools by size, but instead by three divisions; elementary, middle school, and high school. Small K8 schools like Shady Point compete against teams from schools as large as 6A. The Grand State Shoot featured 60 teams, the top 20 from each of the three divisions. The Warriors are the highest ranked team from a K8 school in Oklahoma.

The team will compete in the 1st Annual LeFlore County Archery Tournament next week, being held virtually. The Warriors are also looking forward to nationals, also virtual this year, and then onto Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the NASP Open and Championship in June.

Monday, 22 February 2021 21:11

Men’s Tennis Falls To Ole Miss In SEC Opener

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Razorbacks Communications Press Release

Written by Ben Breitbach

Box Score

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback Men’s Tennis (6-3, 0-1 SEC) fell on Sunday afternoon in its SEC opener against Ole Miss (2-4, 1-0 SEC), 7-0.

After dropping the first set on court four, Melvin Manuel bounced back with a 6-4 win in the second set. However, he was eventually edged by Simon Junk in the tiebreaker, 10-8. Enrique Paya also worked to a third set tiebreaker, splitting the first two sets with Jakob Cadonau, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3). The pair battled to an extended tiebreak before Cadonau won it by a score of 11-9.

“Well done to Ole Miss. They overpowered us. They have a good team and we knew that going into today after their 4-3 losses to Texas A&M and TCU,” said Head Coach Andy Jackson. “We didn’t play as well as we can. Now we face Memphis who beat Ole Miss in Oxford. So, we will look to do better.”

The Razorbacks will be back in Fayetteville for a non-conference matchup against the Memphis Tigers on Sunday, Feb. 28th. First serve at the Billingsley Tennis Center is set for 1:00 p.m. CT.

Sunday, 21 February 2021 07:57


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OU Athletics Communications Press Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 4 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team improved to 11-0 on the season with a 197.475 and a trio of wins Friday night in Raleigh, N.C.

At a quad meet hosted by NC State, the Sooners topped host NC State (196.125), George Washington (193.600) and William & Mary (189.450). With the wins, head coach K.J. Kindler is now just three victories away from reaching her 500th career win at Oklahoma.

OU swept the four event titles and NC State's Emily Shepard won the all-around. Allie Stern took home vault with a 9.9 and Katherine LeVasseur earned top marks on bars with a 9.9 as well. Karrie Thomas earned the beam title with a 9.5 and Anastasia Webb took home floor with a 9.925.

The Sooners turned to senior Jordan Draper to lead off the meet as they started on floor with a 49.325. Senior Jordan Draper turned in a 9.825 in the leadoff spot, followed by a 9.875 from fellow senior Evy Schoepfer. Junior Emma LaPinta matched a career high with a 9.9 as she nailed her opening triple full and showed off the confidence in her choreography. Freshman Bell Johnson added a 9.800 in the No. 4 spot. Webb anchored when the Sooners needed her most with another solid routine for a 9.925.

OU tallied a 49.350 on vault in the second rotation. LaPinta led things off with a career-high 9.825 on her Yurchenko full. Stern, in her home state of North Carolina, drilled her 1.5 for a 9.9 in the No. 2 spot. LeVasseur and Webb tallied matching 9.875s on their 1.5s. Schoepfer earned a 9.850 on her tucked 1.5, followed by a 9.850 from Davis who anchored with a Yurchenko full.

In the third rotation, the Sooners notched a 49.250. LeVasseur led the way with a 9.9 in the No. 2 spot. Junior Olivia Trautman made her season debut after being sidelined with an injury for a 9.875 in the No. 5 spot. Davis, Draper and Thomas tallied matching 9.825s in the rotation.

The Sooners wrapped up the meet with a strong performance on beam for a 49.550. Sophomore Jenna Dunn and Schoepfer led off the rotation with stuck dismounts for matching 9.85s. In the No. 3 spot, sophomore Vanessa Deniz added a 9.900, followed by a 9.925 and stuck dismount from Davis. Thomas carried her career-best performance from last week into this week's competition with another 9.95. In the anchor spot, Webb wrapped up the meet with a 9.925 as every Sooner stuck their dismount in the rotation.

The Sooners return home for the first time in three weeks on Friday, Feb. 26 for a quad meet featuring Denver, Lindenwood and TWU. The meet is slated for a 6:45 p.m. CT start.

  Vault Bars Beam Floor
OU 49.350 49.250 49.550 49.325
NCSU 48.950 49.125 48.850 49.200
GW 48.575 48.700 47.725 48.600
W&M 48.325 46.175 46.500 48.450
Event Gymnast Score
Vault Allie Stern (OU), Emily Shepard (NCSU) 9.900
Bars Katherine LeVasseur (OU) 9.900
Beam ,Karrie Thomas (OU) 9.950
Floor Anastasia Webb (OU) 9.925
AA Emily Shepard (NCSU) 39.450
Event Gymnast Score
Vault Allie Stern 9.9
Bars Katherine LeVasseur 9.9
Beam Karrie Thomas 9.950
Floor Anastasia Webb 9.925
AA Anastasia Webb 38.95
Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:57

Arkansas Wins In Baton Rouge, 3-1

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BATON ROUGE, La. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team bounced back from a slow first set to come out on top in Baton Rouge, 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20) over the LSU Tigers. Arkansas improves to 11-4 with their fifth-straight SEC victory and LSU drops to 3-8.

After registering a mere .125 hitting percentage in the first set, Arkansas took advantage of the break between sets to make the proper offensive adjustments. Each set that followed, the Razorbacks recorded a better hitting percentage than the last.

The Razorbacks used their third consecutive double-digit blocking performance to overtake the Tiger offense, stifling their attack more in each of the four sets.

“We had a rough start of it,” said head volleyball coach Jason Watson. “LSU, true to their competitive nature, made us play tough and pushed us all night. It was a battle the entire match and it will be again tomorrow. Both teams really went at it tonight and I expect the same tomorrow afternoon.”

Freshman Taylor Head was the most consistent Razorback of the night, making sure the match never got out of Arkansas’ reach. Head finished with 12 kills and 14 digs, reaching the double-digit mark for double-doubles in her rookie campaign.

Sophomore standout Jillian Gillen was a crucial part of the Razorback attack, recording 12 kills. She also added 12 digs to her stat sheet and locked in her 17th career double-double. Fellow sophomore, Maggie Cartwright had a career night as well, posting a personal-best eight blocks for Arkansas in the win.

Arkansas had one of its most equally distributed games of the season with Head, Gillen and Cartwright each accounting for about 25% of the Razorbacks’ attacks.

With the victory at LSU, Arkansas breaks a four-match losing streak to the Tigers that dated back to 2016. Arkansas is now 14-12 all-time in Baton Rouge.

Friday’s match is slated for a noon start time and will air live on the SEC Network.

Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for the latest information on all things Arkansas Volleyball. You can also find the Hogs on social media by liking us on Facebook (Arkansas Razorback Volleyball) and following us on Twitter and Instagram (@RazorbackVB).

Press Release

Written by Shawn Price

FAYETTEVILLE, AR: The final weekend of the American Track League indoor season isFAYETTEVILLE, AR: The final weekend of the American Track League indoor season isheating up with the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history, as nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix will kick off her 2021 season with a double in the Zenni Blokz 60m andthe 200m sprint.

Olympic gold medalist and 100m world record holder Aries Merritt will also make his seasondebut in the 60m hurdles, presented by Zenni Eyewear.

Shot Put will be a feature event, as Ryan Crouser attempts to best his first throw of the ATLseason on Jan 24th that broke the indoor world record at 74 feet, 10.5 inches (22.82). Crouserfeels that with his rest and training, there is more there to accomplish. The women will also gettheir first chance this season to compete, featuring Raven Saunders who was fifth in the RioOlympics.

The American Track League 4 airs live from the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville,Arkansas on ESPN at 4pm Central. Visit the newly launched ATL merch store atatlmerchshop.com

The American Track League’s made-for-TV event series broadcast live on ESPN/ESPN2.The series, which features the top men’s and women’s track and field athletes in the world,are also part of the World Athletics 2021 Silver Label Tour, with support of USATF.

OSU Press Release

LUBBOCK, Texas – On Oklahoma State's second and final day of competition from Lubbock, Texas, Saara Hakanen's record-breaking performance in the triple jump and Ashton Hick's event win in the 600 yards shined brightest.
Hakanen put on a show from the field for the Cowgirls. The Kerala, Finland-native's 13.18m mark was enough to top a 17-year-old Cowgirl record held by Paula Ogunbanjo. Hakanen's new personal best earned her the fourth-place finish on the day and places her 5th in the Big 12 for the event this season.
Hicks earned his second-consecutive event win today in the 600 yards with a personal best time of 1:08.53 to go along with his event win in the same event from the Texas Tech Invite and Multis two weeks ago. The 2019 Indoor All American's time places him second in program history and first in the Big 12 on the season.
Freshman Kian Davis made his debut in the orange and black, earning the runner-up finish in the men's mile with a time of 4:19.15. Davis was joined in the top 10 by teammates Chris Middleton-Pearson, who finished in 6th place with a 4:25.06 run, and Nick Kenville in eighth, who crossed the line in 4:26.84.
In the field for the Cowboys, throws veteran Torrey Hickel led the Cowboys in the shot put. Hickel placed fifth with an indoor personal best 17.30m, a mark that places him seventh in the Big 12.
Middle distance racer Gabija Galvydyte had a particularly impressive day in the women's 600 yards, pacing the Cowgirls with a time of 1:22.59 and a fifth-place finish. Also in the top 10 of the event was Tori Ortiz in eighth (1:24.05), Michaela Travers in ninth place (1:24.14) and Nicolette Dixon crossing the line in 10th (1:24.25).
Capping off the weekend for the Pokes was the men's 4x400 meter relay team of Hicks, Justin Long, Cash Merutka and DJ McAruthur. The Cowboys finished sixth in the event, and their time of 3:10.21 marks the fifth-fastest in school history.
Up next for Oklahoma State track and field, a select group will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to compete in the Camel City Elite hosted by JDL Fast Track on February 19-20.
Men's Individual Results
Weight Throw
10. Sam Mason - 13.72m
Zac Robbins - NM
60 Meter Hurdles
11. Jake Dyer - 9.03
60 Meters (Qualifier)
20. Max Braht - 7.12
800 Meters
1. Juan Diego Castro - 1:48.29
9. Triston Read - 1:54.39
Long Jump
5. Stephen Mackenzie - 7.25m
8. Joshua Anadu - 6.64m
9. William Edmonds - 6.49m
Pole Vault
15. Max Braht - 4.57m
600 Yards
1. Ashton Hicks - 1:08.53
4. Cash Merutka - 1:10.97
5. DJ McArthur - 1:11.08
8. Triston Read - 1:12. 85
11. Will Edmonds - 1:13.75
2. Kian Davis - 4:19.15
6. Chris Middleton-Pearson - 4:25.06
8. Nick Kenville - 4:26.84
Shot Put
5. Torrey Hickel - 17.30m
11. Sam Mason - 14.64m
12. Patrick Michaels - 14.00m
13. Zac Robbins - 13.95m
14. Jake Dyer - 12.86m
4x400 Meter Relay
6. Oklahoma State - 3:10.21
(A. Hicks, J. Long, C. Merutka, D. McArthur)

Women's Individual Results
Weight Throw
10. Hannah Bradford - 15.84m
60 Meter Hurdles (Qualifier)
14. Megan Mann - 9.15
60 Meters (Qualifier)
11. Tori Ortiz - 7.68
15. Brooke Givens - 7.83
16. Nicolette Dixon - 7.85
DMR (Tyson Invitational)
4. Oklahoma State - 10:57.6
(G. Hentemann, C. Ollison, S. Moss, T. Roe)
800 Meters
2. Gabija Galvydyte - 2:10.51
3. Maddie Salek - 2:10.88
5. Rilee Rigdon - 2:14.01
8. Mackenzie Michael - 2:17.14
Pole Vault
1. Ariadni Adamopoulou - 4.37m
9. Elissa Ray - 3.92m
Long Jump
12. Bailey Golden - 5.73m
13. Saara Hakanen - 5.71m
15. Ryan Roane - 5.67m
Shot Put
18. Bailey Golden - 11.71m
19. Maddie Meiner - 11.13m
High Jump
11. Maddie Meiner - 1.66m
600 Yards
5. Gabija Galvydyte - 1:22.59
8. Tori Ortiz - 1:24.05
9. Michaela Travers - 1:24.14
10. Nicolette Dixon - 1:24.45
11. Rilee Rigdon - 1:24.58
13. Kalaya Ali - 1:26.11
18. Mackenzie Michael - 1:33.22
19. Megan Mann - 1:34.28
200 Meters
15. Brooke Givens - 24.79
Triple Jump
4. Saara Hakanen - 13.18m
4x400 Meter Relay
5. Oklahoma State - 3:43.56
(T. Ortiz, N. Dixon, M. Travers, K. Ali)

Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:52

Cowboy Tennis Wins Thriller Over Arkansas

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OSU Press Release

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State's 15th-ranked men's tennis team had a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon inside the Greenwood Tennis Center.

The Cowboys (3-0) got started by winning the doubles point from the Razorbacks. To light a fire under the squad, on court two the duo of Henrik Korsgaard and Mathieu Scaglia registered a 6-2 victory over Enrique Paya and Jose Dominguez. Dominik Kellovksy and Etienne Donnet dropped their match on court three to Alex Reco and Nico Rousset, 6-2, leaving the point to be decided on court one. 

It was the Cowboy duo of Matej Vocel and Emile Hudd that would clinch the doubles point for OSU with a thrilling 6-4 victory over Maxim Verbone and Hunter Harrison. 

Henrik Korsgaard was the first Cowboy to strike in singles play, defeating Melvin Manuel, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. four spot. 

On court two, Alex Reco would win over Kellovsky, 6-3, 6-4, to get the Razorbacks on the board. Enrique Paya took the victory on court six over Donnet, 6-2, 6-3, and Hudd would also drop his match on court three to Nico Rousset, 6-2, 7-5, putting Arkansas a point away from victory.

The match would come down to courts one and five. After fighting hard on court five, Scaglia secured the point.

In the first set, Adrien Burdet stole the tie-braker 7-6(10). Scaglia fought hard and came out victorious after taking the final two sets, 6-2, 6-4. 

Vocel secured the first set in his match after sweeping the tie-breaker on court one, 7-6(7), over Maxim Verbone. Vocel dropped the second set, 6-4, but came out victorious in the third set, 7-5. 

The Cowboys will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 20 when they travel to California to face USC and Pepperdine. 

Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:06


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OU Athletics Press Release

FORT WORTH, Texas– Senior Anastasia Webb was perfect on vault and head coach K.J. Kindler earned her 400th win as the head coach of Oklahoma as the Sooners tallied the nation's highest score with a 198.225 Saturday night in a tri-meet at the annual Metroplex Challenge. OU defeated TWU (194.050) and Centenary (189.925) to claim its third straight title at the event.

Oklahoma is the third team to reach the 198 mark this season after Florida (198.150) and LSU (198.050) both recorded their season-high scores Friday night.

"This year, we kind of had a rough start and we've found our groove," senior Karrie Thomas said. "We're showing what our team is capable of and we have so much more in our tank to show everyone."

Kindler was sitting at 398 wins entering Saturday's meet in 15 seasons at Oklahoma. She needs just six more wins to reach 500 for her career as she sits at 494 in 21 total seasons as a head coach.

"This is pretty amazing and a great accomplishment to have as a coach," Thomas said. "I think that shows how incredible of a coach K.J. really is. She cares about each and everyone of us and dedicates her time to us and to OU and it shows how amazing she is. She's extremely dedicated and passionate. This score being her 400th win is a really proud moment."

Webb had a night to remember as she tallied a career-high 39.725 in the all-around. The senior took home four event titles, starting with vault, as she earned a 10.0. The perfect mark was the second of her career and first on vault. Webb also added titles on beam with a nearly perfect 9.975, floor with a 9.950 and the all-around. Two other Sooners took home event titles as senior Jordan Draper and sophomore Vanessa Deniz earned the title on bars with matching 9.9s.

"I think it's amazing that I got a perfect 10 my freshman year and then now my senior year," Webb said. "I think that's really special. Especially because it came on vault and I've been training hard in the gym on having that perfect landing and perfect form. To finally get that single moment, I was shocked and even started to cry when I saw the 10. Achieving the 39.700 in the all-around is a dream come true."

The Sooners tallied the second-highest score in program history in the first rotation with a 49.750 on vault. OU counted no scores lower than 9.925 on their way to the nation leading score. Webb was the highlight with her perfect score on a Yurchenko 1.5. Senior Evy Schoepfer was nearly perfect as she earned a career-high 9.975 on her tucked 1.5. Junior Allie Stern and freshman Katherine LeVasseur tallied match 9.925s on their Yurchenko 1.5s. Davis upgraded her vault this week to a 1.5 for a career-high 9.925 in the anchor spot.

"Audrey stuck after me on the first time doing that vault," Webb said. "I think she did a great job for just learning that vault and to stick it just shows her determination and confidence."

On bars, the Sooners notched a 49.350 to bring their total to 99.100 at the halfway point. Thomas led things off with a 9.875, while Webb added a 9.800. Draper and Deniz led the rotation with matching 9.9s, each nailing their dismounts and getting the stick. Davis anchored with a strong routine as usual for a 9.875.

The third rotation saw the Sooners post a 49.525 on beam, capped off by a nearly perfect performance from Webb as she earned a 9.975 in the anchor position. Thomas was inserted into the lineup in a new position and made the most of it with a career high 9.950 in the No. 5 spot. Schoepfer also earned a career high as she showed off a confident routine and stuck dismount for a 9.900. Sophomore Jenna Dunn got the rotation started with a 9.875 and a stuck landing, while Deniz also added a stuck dismount and tallied a career high 9.925. Audrey Davis tallied a 9.850 in the No. 4 spot to wrap up her impressive three event night.

OU finished up the meet with a season-high 49.500 on floor. Draper started floor off with a strong performance and high energy tumbling for a 9.900. Schoepfer followed with a 9.875 to wrap up a solid three event night. Junior Emma LaPinta was back in the lineup and had one of her strongest and most confident performances for a 9.875 in the No. 3 spot. Deniz added a 9.900 in the No. 5 spot as she competed in three events for the first time this season. Webb anchored with a season and career-best 9.950 to wrap up the meet for the Sooners.

The Sooners are back in action on Friday, Feb. 19, as they travel to Raleigh, N.C., to take on North Carolina State and George Washington.

  Vault Bars Beam Floor
OU 49.750 4.350 49.625 49.500
TWU 48.950 48.000 48.475 48.625
CENT 48.275 47.625 46.275 47.750
Event Gymnast Score
Vault Anastasia Webb (OU) 10.0
Bars Jordan Draper (OU), Vanessa Deniz (OU) 9.900
Beam Anastasia Webb (OU) 9.975
Floor Anastasia Webb (OU) 9.950
AA Anastasia Webb (OU) 39.725
Event Gymnast Score
Vault Anastasia Webb 10.0
Bars Deniz, Draper 9.900
Beam Anastasia Webb 9.975
Floor Anastasia Webb 9.950
AA Anastasia Webb 39.725


Saturday, 13 February 2021 08:39

Season Highs, Steady Play Lead To Win

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Razorback Communications Press Release

Written by Jeri Thorpe

Box Score

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team posted a season-best 11 blocks and 11 service aces leading the Razorbacks to a three-set Southeastern Conference win over Alabama in Barnhill Arena Friday. Arkansas improves to 9-4 overall with the 25-13, 25-14, 25-19 win, while Alabama falls to 4-9 on the year.

Devyn Wheeler added a career-best 5 service aces while Taylor Head and Jillian Gillen finished with double figure kills in the win. The Razorbacks held Alabama to a -0.038 hitting percentage on the night.

Hog Highlights
Taylor Head | 12 kills | Her 10th match of the year in double figures
Jillian Gillen | 10 kills | Her 11th match of the year in double figures
Devyn Wheeler | 5 services aces | An individual season-best

How It Happened
Fast Start –
 Arkansas dashed out to a fast start in the first set with a 9-2 advantage to open the frame and never looked back. The Razorbacks lead by as many as nine before cruising to the 25-13 victory.

Blocks and Final Run – The second set was won at the net with the Razorbacks picking up seven team blocks led by Ellease Crumpton with five block assists in the frame. With Arkansas up, 6-4, the Razorbacks put together three consecutive blocks to force an Alabama time out as they stretched the lead, 9-4. The Tide responded with their best play of the match, chipping away, tying and taking the lead at 11-10. The Razorbacks rallied and finished with an 8-0 run for the 25-14 win.

Methodical – The final set was closer down the stretch with the teams tied at 15-all at one point. The slow and steady scoring of Arkansas allowed the Razorbacks to finish with a 7-4 run to capture the match victory.

Up Next
The Razorbacks and Crimson Tide meet again in Barnhill Arena on Saturday. First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m. The Razorbacks then travel to LSU and Florida before ending the season with four consecutive home contests.

Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for the latest information on all things Arkansas Volleyball. You can also find the Hogs on social media by liking us on Facebook (Arkansas Razorback Volleyball) and following us on Twitter and Instagram (@RazorbackVB).

Friday, 12 February 2021 12:27

#StrongLikeHudson; Share Acts of Kindness

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Razorback Communications Press Release

Written by Mike Cawood

DONATE TO MAKE-A-WISH in Honor of Hudson: https://bit.ly/3qiOyAI

FAYETTEVILLE – February 13 is a special day for the Arkansas men’s golf program.

The date is the birthday of Hudson LaMar Lais, the son of Razorback associate head coach Barret Lais and Jessica Lais. Hudson was born in 2011 but passed away in March 2016 due to a brain injury that led to a severe form of cerebral palsy.

The last family trip the Lais family was able to experience was one provided by the Make-A-Wish foundation. In turn, the Lais family annually raises money to help make those same dreams come true for others through the Make-A-Wish foundation.

“Hudson was always smiling,” said Barrett Lais. His wife Jessica added, “he just exuded happiness.”

This year, the Lais family is asking to everyone spread “happies” and posting those acts of kindness on social media with the hashtag #StrongLikeHudson.

  • Spread “Happy” by an act of kindness:

From opening the door for a stranger to buying someone coffee or taking flowers to a nursing home, the more creative the better. Just make someone smile and tell them why.

  • With your “Happy”, Give this card:

Print off THIS CARD to share with your happy or copy the image to share digitally.

  • Share with us on social media:

Share a picture of your happy and use #StrongLikeHudson to share with us.

For more information, visit StrongLkeHudson.com.

For more information on Arkansas Men’s Golf, follow @RazorbackMGolf on Twitter.

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