UMSL junior women's basketball player Devonna Smith earned St. Edwards Classic tournament Most Valuable Player honors after averaging 17 points, nine rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game in the two contests.

Each week, the Department of Athletics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis compiles a roundup of how the various UMSL Tritons teams have fared. Click on the headings below for an up-to-date look at each Tritons team.

VOLLEYBALL
UMSL saw its season end with a 3-0 loss to No. 3 seed Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) last Friday (Nov. 11) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The sixth-seeded Tritons were held to just .029 hitting, registering 25 kills as a team, while the Lady Miners tallied 42 kills and hit at a .269 clip. Seniors Weslie Gaff and Erin Higgins ended their careers by leading UMSL with seven kills each. The Tritons finish with a 19-10 record.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
UMSL went 1-1 to open its season last weekend at the St. Edwards Classic in Austin, Texas. The Tritons lost an 88-79 decision to the host school in the Friday opener before fending off a late rally on Saturday against Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant) to pick up the 85-76 win. Junior Devonna Smith earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors after averaging 17 points, nine rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game in the two contests.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
UMSL suffered a pair of losses at the GLVC/Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conferenc Challenge last weekend in Midland, Mich., to open the season. Lake Superior State University (Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan) won Friday’s meeting, 64-53, while Northwood University (Midland, Mich.) posted a 75-71 win over the Tritons on Saturday. Junior Joshua McCoy was the bright spot for UMSL, averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 3.0 assists per game.

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Eye on UMSL: Walk about

Oluchi Onyegbula, a psychology major and co-president of the Able-Disable Partnership, leads an accessibility walk Thursday on the UMSL campus.