Sports Shorts – July 17

WSU runner places in steeplechase 

Wichita State University Senior Tomas Cotter placed 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the World University Games on July 11.

Cotter earned Second Team All-American in June and this was the first international competition for him since.

Cotter was representing his homeland of Ireland for the competition. He will return to WSU next year to complete his degree and run for the Shocker Track Club.

WSU Tennis finishes 7th

Wichita State University finishes their 2012-13 season ranked 7th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region rankings that were released over the summer.

WSU also captured the Missouri Valley Conference Championship by defeating Drake in the finals.

In singles play, Sophomore Erick Reyes finished ranked 12th while Senior Matheus Pereira finished ranked 20th.

Pereira also found success in doubles play with his partner Tin Ostojic who together finished ranked 9th in the region and number 1 in the conference, earning All-Conference Team in doubles.

Former WSU player representing USA

Former Wichita State University volleyball player Emily Stockman is representing the United States in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Stockman teamed up with Lane Carico to form Team USA’s number two women’s team in beach volleyball.

The pair remained undefeated in preliminary and playoff rounds. After losing to a German team and defeating a second German team, the pair finished sixth with a second loss to Russia.

Stockman played for WSU from 2007-09 and was an All-American in 2008 and 2009. She also earned first team All-Valley honors for all three years she played for WSU.

Jake Trease