In a bold move that has caused quite the stir on social media, Mizzou University has used this milestone moment in Holt High School’s girls wrestling program to promote their own athletic program.
The University posted a tweet with a photo of Maria Slaughter, the four-time district champion, with the caption “Go Tigers!! #mizzoupride” and a link to their website.
The tweet, which was met with a mix of confusion and outrage, sparked a debate about whether Mizzou was trying to capitalize on a high schooler’s accomplishments or merely showing support.
When asked to comment, Mizzou said they were simply trying to show support for Holt High and Maria Slaughter, but many were not convinced.
“It’s a little shameless to use a high school girls’ wrestling win to promote a college athletic program,” remarked one Twitter user.
Though the tweet was quickly deleted, the uproar has sparked a discussion about the relationship between Mizzou and other high school sports teams in Missouri.
For now, it remains to be seen if Mizzou will make any further attempts to leverage the accomplishments of high school athletes for their own gain.
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