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ZOOperstars! to Perform at SEMO Basketball

Consistently ranked among the "Best Basketball Halftime Acts," ZOOperstars! has become a staple at arenas around the country, and they're coming to the Show Me Center for the Redhawks men's basketball game on February 18, 2017, thanks to a sponsorship by McDonald's! ZOOperstars! annually appear at the top of the rankings for "best halftime acts," for college, NBA, and other professional teams. This unique halftime show features hilarious inflatable characters with clever names, such as Shaquille O'Seal, LeBronco James, Dick Flytale, Yao Flamingo, and many more. The act combines synchronized dance routines, acrobatics, tricks and comedy into an amazing performance that connects with fans of all ages. Videos of many of the ZOOperstars hilarious routines have gone viral, including their famous "Eat It" skit, which has been shared by fans on all forms of social media more than 10 million times! It's a one-of-a-kind show that is sure to captivate fans tomorrow! The Redhawks men's game will

Two-Minute Drill: Student-Athletes Commit to Southeast on National Signing Day

Last Wednesday, February 1st, a total of 34 students signed National Letters of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri in 2017. The 2017 class, which marks the largest under head coach Tom Matukewicz, includes players representing eight different states. This year's signees also include 12 mid-year transfers who enrolled at Southeast this semester and will go through spring drills. Mautkewicz said about the signing class: "We wanted to bring some players in at semester that can have an instant impact on our team. We were able to add 12 recruits that will now be able to go through spring ball. We also had some really high level high school kids with multiple offers choose to be Redhawks. Our coaches did a great job early of identifying recruits that are a great fit here. This helped us go head-to-head with other institutions and win for the first time since I have been here." The Redhawks continued a trend of signing the top talent out of southeast Missouri, as East Prairie High

Two-Minute Drill: Student-Athletes Commit to Southeast on National Signing Day

Two-Minute Drill: Redhawk Men's Basketball on Winning Streak

The Redhawks men's basketball team entered this week on a four-game winning streak, their first four-game streak since the 2013-14 season. Heading into the week, the men were in a tie for first place in the OVC West Division. Last week, the Redhawks won a pair of games on the road, defeating first-place Murray State 75-74 on Thursday, followed by an 82-71 win at Austin Peay on Saturday. It was only the second time in school history that Southeast has swept both games of the Murray State/Austin Peay road trip. Southeast Missouri guard Denzel Mahoney has now been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for three consecutive weeks. Mahoney matched his career-high with 23 points at Murray State, followed by a 22 point performance at Austin Peay. He averaged 5 rebounds in the two games and shot 61.5 percent from the field. The freshman from Oviedo, Florida is now averaging 16 points per game in OVC play. Meanwhile, senior guard Antonius Cleveland continues to cause

Two-Minute Drill: Scholar-Athletes Honored at Annual Banquet

The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics honored 220 Scholar-Athletes Wednesday evening at the Student Recreation Center North for achieving a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The evening featured remarks by Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Carlos Vargas, followed by a representative from presenting sponsor SoutheastHEALTH. SoutheastHEALTH has proudly helped celebrate the scholastic achievements of Redhawk student-athletes as a sponsor of this event for the past several years. Following the dinner, the Southeast Scholar-Athletes were recognized on the court at halftime of the women's basketball game vs. Murray State. In addition, 29 Southeast Missouri student-athletes were recognized for earning the Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor in the 2015-16 academic year, given to student-athletes who achieve a 4.0 GPA during the academic year. Football student-athlete Fletcher Evans was awarded the Hamby Award. The award is given annually to the football letterman

Two-Minute Drill: Denzel Mahoney Named "Freshman of the Week"

Southeast Missouri guard Denzel Mahoney was named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week Monday for his performance last week. Mahoney averaged 16.5 points, four rebounds and two assists in two games last week. He shot 50 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from 3-point range and was a perfect 14-of-14 at the free throw line. Mahoney opened the week with 10 points, two rebounds and an assist in a home victory over Tennessee Tech. Two days later, he scored a season-high 23 points, made three 3-pointers and buried 12-of-12 free throws at UT Martin. Only 10 players nationally have made more free throws without a miss in a game this season. A native of Oviedo, Florida, Mahoney was a key piece of head coach Rick Ray's first full recruiting class. As a junior in high school, he was named the Florida State Player of the Year at the 8A level – the highest level of prep sports in the state. This season, he has started every game for the Redhawks, averaging 12.2 point per game,

Two-Minute Drill: Reservations Available for the SE Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner

Reservations are open for the Southeast Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. The dinner and ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 3 at the Show Me Center. The event will recognize four former student-athletes, two long-time boosters, and one former head coach for their contributions to the history of Southeast Missouri State Athletics. This year's Hall of Fame Class, which was announced in November, will include: • Lea Beckemeyer Nenninger, a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference performer who led the 2000 Southeast Missouri volleyball team to the OVC Tournament title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. • Dr. John and Judy Holcomb, Friends of the Redhawks, who were longtime boosters of Southeast Athletics, including a generous gift that paved the way for major renovations to the weight room in the newly-named Holcomb Success Center. • Heather Jenkins, a 13-time OVC champion thrower on the track & field team from 2002 to 2006. • Jim Klocke, a three-time All

Two-Minute Drill: Reservations Available for the SE Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner

Two-Minute Drill: Gymnastics Prepares for 2017 Season

The Southeast Missouri gymnastics team has completed its schedule for the 2017 season. SEMO will compete in 12 total meets, four of which will be held at Houck Field House. Southeast will host the defending Midwest Independent Conference champions, Lindenwood, on Friday, January 20 in the SEMO Classic. On February 17, the Redhawks will host Centenary in the annual Pink Up Meet to help raise breast cancer awareness. SEMO rounds out its home slate the first weekend of March when it hosts Texas Woman's and Rutgers on Friday, March 3, followed by Air Force on Sunday, March 5. On the road, SEMO will compete in eight meets, including competition against Power 5 Conference programs such as Mizzou, Iowa State, Nebraska and California. The Redhawks will close their schedule out in Chicago at the annual MIC Championship meet in mid-March. Head gymnastics coach Kristi Ewasko said about the team's schedule: "This season will provide us a very diverse travel schedule and exciting home competitions.

Two-Minute Drill: Twenty Student-Athletes Graduate in Fall 2016

Twenty Redhawk student-athletes received their degrees from Southeast Missouri State University during Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 17, at the Show Me Center. There were a total of 781 students — 632 undergraduates and 149 graduate students — who received their degrees at the fall commencement proceedings. Dr. Willie Redmond, SEMO professor of economics and faculty associate in the Office of the Provost, delivered the address. As is customary each semester, the Department of Athletics held a special ceremony for student-athletes the evening before commencement in the Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus. Athletic Director Brady Barke and Student Athlete Advisory Committee President Megan Parks both addressed the group before each coach presented their respective student-athletes with their sashes to be worn on commencement day. The red sashes emblazoned with the words "Student Athlete" were worn as part of the commencement regalia at the ceremony to identify the

Two-Minute Drill: Southeast Hall of Fame

The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics announced its 2016 Hall of Fame class, which includes four student-athletes, two long-time supporters, and the program's all-time winningest men's basketball coach. Lea (Beckemeyer) Nenninger was a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference performer for the Southeast Missouri volleyball team from 1998-2000. Beckemeyer led Southeast's 2000 volleyball team to the OVC Tournament title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Dr. John and Judy Holcomb will be inducted as Friends of the Redhawks. Dr. Holcomb served as a team physician at Southeast for more than 30 years and was a member of the Booster Board/Redhawks Club Board. Most recently, the Holcombs donated a gift that paved the way for major extensive renovation of the weight room, which is part of the newly-named Holcomb Success Center. Heather Jenkins, a Cape Girardeau native, had a decorated career as a thrower for the Southeast women's track & field program from 2002 to

Two-Minute Drill: Cross Country Makes Program History

Southeast Missouri's women's cross country team made program history at the NCAA Midwest Regionals on Friday, November 11, with a 16th place team finish. Megan Parks and Sydney O'Brien are the first duo since 1998 to finish in the top 50 at Regionals. SEMO finished in 16th place out of 33 total teams competing, missing a top-15 finish by a mere 20 points. The team made program history, finishing with the highest team average of 21:49. "Our goal was to finish in the top 15 and while we didn't quite hit that mark, 16th is by far one of our best finishes as a program and is a huge jump forward," said head coach Ryan Lane. "Our region is, in my mind, the toughest in the country. If we were 96 miles south in the South Central Region, we would have placed sixth in that Regional. This has me very excited for the future of our program." Senior Megan Parks led the way for the Redhawks finishing 54 spots higher than last year and giving her the second-highest finish in school history at a

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