Connor Flairty, political science and communication double major, and Max Pyle, mathematics major, received Academic All-American honors from USA Rugby for the 2017-18 school year. To receive such honors, players must be a sophomore in standing, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and must be on their school’s top side as either a starting or a reserve for at least half of the team’s matches.

Savvy Hughes, senior volleyball setter, has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. Hughes also becomes the first Bulldog to receive the honor since Kayla Bastian in 2014 and first Truman setter to garner weekly recognition since Meghan Zimmerman in 2012 (MIAA Specialist of the week). The senior leader led the entire Peggy Martin Challenge (Central Missouri) in hitting percentage as a setter. Hughes sent home 24 kills with just four errors on 47 total attacks for a percentage of .426. Hughes also placed second in assists per set with 10.93 (153 total) and tied for fourth in service aces per set with 0.36 (five total).

Collin McDonough, freshmen soccer forward, has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. This is the first time the men’s soccer program has received this honor in school history since entering the GLVC. After assisting on the game-tying goal and scoring the go-ahead shot to put the Bulldogs up 3-2 over Purdue Northwest in the home opener, McDonough secured his spot as Offensive Player of the Week. The last time Truman men’s soccer raked in a player of the week honor was in 2012 when Truman was apart of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Truman is the top public university in Missouri according to College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator. Consensus rankings are based on a comprehensive aggregate of published rankings and verified student reviews. In the Best Colleges and Universities in Missouri for 2018, Truman was No. 4 overall, and the only public institution to be included in the top five.

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