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Kayce Litzau and Morgan Stout high five after they earn a point against Grand Canyon University on Dec. 4.

‘This team accomplished a lot:’ Volleyball ends season at postseason tournament

Emmie Boese , Sports Editor December 5, 2022

The volleyball team made it out of their conference with only one loss this month. This put them in a position to earn a fourth place finish in the American Athletic Conference and earn a nomination for...

Director of Athletics Kevin Saal speaks to the crowd of mourners and Wichita State community members present for the Memorial 70 ceremony. The ceremony of rememberance honored WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970.

Kevin Saal pushes for student athletes to be students first

Danielle Wagner, Reporter December 4, 2022

After five months with Wichita State, Director of Athletics Kevin Saal said he is looking to give student-athletes the best experiences possible by emphasizing the importance of academics in each athletic...

Shocker fans celebrate from the crowd at the mens basketball game against Mizzou at Charles Koch Arena on Nov. 29.

This week’s sports in brief — Dec. 1

Danielle Wagner, Reporter December 4, 2022

Jane Asinde named conference player of the week: Senior forward Jane Asinde was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 28. She is the first Shocker to receive this award since...

Sophomore center Quincy Ballard tries to get open on offense. On Dec. 3, Wichita State traveled to Manhattan to play against Kansas State. They lost 55-50.

Men’s basketball stunned by in state rival, Kansas State

Maegan Vincent, Reporter December 4, 2022

After a five-point lead early in the second half, Kansas State University overtook the men’s basketball team for a last-minute 55-50 victory. On Dec. 3, the men’s basketball team traveled to Manhattan...

Senior Trajata Colbert celebrates after making a jump shot against Denver on Nov. 30. Colbert finished the day with 8 points and 11 rebounds.

Women’s basketball pushes winning streak to six straight

Trinity Ramm, Reporter December 3, 2022

Women’s basketball won a Saturday afternoon contest against New Orleans 79-61. Senior forward Trajata Colbert was the team’s leading scorer with 19 points and nine rebounds. “What I like about [Trajata]...

Junior point guard DJ McCarty drives down the court to put up a jump shot for the Shockers. With 19 points scored McCarty led the team, in points, against Denver on Nov. 30 at Charles Koch Arena.

Junior point guard’s fast transition play helps women earn fifth win in a row

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Junior point guard DJ McCarty has led her team in scoring several times this season. The women’s basketball team’s 61-54 win against Denver on Wednesday was no different, as McCarty led with 19 points....

The Shockers baseball team meets at the pitchers mound in between innings.

Baseball releases 2023 schedule

Trinity Ramm, Reporter November 30, 2022

The baseball team released their full schedule for the 2023 season on Wednesday morning.  They will play 11 non-conference teams throughout the year. The team will face 10 of the 11 teams at least...

Sophomore guard Shammah Scott dribbles down the court during the game against the Tarleton State Texans on Nov. 26. The Shockers won, 83-71. On the left top corner of Scotts jersey is an acadmeic patch that represents the academic college his major is in.

Mens and womens basketball players represent academic colleges on their jerseys

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Fans of the men's and women's basketball team may have noticed something new on the players jerseys this season.  On the top corner of their jersey is a patch that represents the academic college they...

The bnech celebrates a lead for the mens basketball team at Charles Koch Arena on Nov. 29. The Shockers lost 88-84 in overtime to Mizzou.

Men’s basketball slips late game lead into an overtime loss

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

A seven point lead with less than three minutes remaining was unfortunately diminished for the men’s basketball team in a 88-84 loss to the University of Missouri last night.  “It hurts,” senior...

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Dance team coaches’ history with program helps elevate team

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 29, 2022

The passion for the Shocker dance program runs deep for Kate Stybr, head coach of the program and assistant coach Mara McElgunn. Both Stybr and McElgunn are in their first year as coaches for the dance...

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