Championing our student-athletes

President Choi joins Gov. Parson, Lt. Gov. Kehoe, Curator Wenneker, elected officials, coaches and leaders for the signing ceremony at the Walsworth Family Columns Club in Memorial Stadium (photo courtesy of the Office of Missouri Governor Mike Parson).

We were pleased to welcome Gov. Mike Parson, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and many elected officials to Memorial Stadium for the signing of Missouri House Bill 417. State leaders were joined by Curator Wenneker, representatives from MU and Mizzou Athletics, as well as coaches and student-athletes to celebrate this cutting-edge legislation that benefits current and future Tigers.

To win championships, we need to recruit the best players – especially from our own state. This law lets student-athletes achieve their ambitious goals while still competing close to home. Our lawmakers have created a new way forward that serves students and is a model of integrity for others to follow across the country.

Gov. Parson with Mizzou student-athletes.

The bill passed overwhelmingly in both chambers, and we’re grateful for the vision of our elected officials and the support of Gov. Parson and Lt. Gov. Kehoe. Thanks to their leadership, we can continue to deliver even more for student-athletes and our gameday best to fans everywhere.

— Mun