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The Wichita State womens rowing team puts their boat in the water during the Plains Regional Regatta on April 23 at Boats and Bikes on River Vista. The womens rowing team placed first in the 3b Womens Novice 8+ Heat 2.

Shocker Rowing makes waves; team improves times at ACRA National Championship Regatta

Loren Amelunke, Reporter June 5, 2024

Wichita State’s rowing team spent its entire season preparing for one big event: the ACRA National Championship Regatta. The team raced against more than 70 other college teams on Melton Hill Lake in...

Brylee Kelly sets up for the kill against Arkansas State on Nov. 30. Following the win against Arkansas State, the Shockers moved on to face Tulsa on Dec. 1.

Wichita State selected 2024 AAC volleyball tournament host; conference schedule released

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 31, 2024

Charles Koch Arena will host the 2024 American Athletic Conference volleyball tournament from from Nov. 22 to 24. It is the first postseason volleyball tournament for the AAC since the 2020 season....

Mason Munz walks back to the dugout after at the end of the fourth inning on April 9 against OSU.

‘Heck of a run’: Baseball comes up short in AAC title game shootout

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 26, 2024

One of the most important Wichita State baseball games in over a decade saw the Shockers narrowly lose the American Athletic Conference championship. A back-and-forth shootout between Wichita State...

Lucy Ndungu, a newcomer and one of Wichita States top runners, comes across the finish line at the JK Classic. Ndungu finished in first place with a time of 17:42.5 in the 5k.

Three track and field athletes advance to NCAA Outdoor Championship

Owen Prothro, Reporter May 26, 2024

Wichita State juniors Brady Palen, Lucy Ndungu and Destiny Masters all qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men’s high jump, women’s 10,000-meter and women’s high jump, respectively,...

Jordan Rogers hits the baseball on April 9 against OSU. Rogers is a redshirt junior at Wichita State.

Baseball bounces back from loss, advances to AAC title game

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 25, 2024

For the first time since joining the American Athletic Conference, Wichita State baseball will play in its conference championship game. In 90-degree temperatures, the Shockers needed to avoid two consecutive...

Junior Josh Livingston advances to third base in the bottom of the second inning against Oklahoma State during an April game.

Baseball upsets ECU, advances to AAC championship semifinals

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 24, 2024

The last time the two teams played, East Carolina University (ECU) swept Wichita State baseball by a combined 28-15 score over three games in April. On Thursday afternoon, ECU faced a much stronger...

Lane Haworth, a freshman pinch hitter, bats on March 12 against Nebraska. This was Haworths only at-bat of the game.

Wichita State to winner’s bracket: Shockers beat UAB in AAC championship’s first game

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 22, 2024

Wichita State baseball kicked off its postseason run with a comfortable 8-2 win against the University of Alabama at Birmingham where the Shockers held a three-run lead for most of the game. With the...

Junior Ryan Callahan stretches for an out at first on April 3 against KU. Callahan put out ten outs.

Baseball wins high-scoring Memphis series, sets sights on conference championship

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 20, 2024

Wichita State baseball scored double-digit runs in all three games at Memphis to close out its regular season, winning two games before losing the finale by a single run. The Shockers finished the regular...

Brady Palen, a junior high jumper, attempts to clear the high jump bar at the Herm Wilson Invitational. Palen won the event, jumping seven feet, one-half inch, three inches off his
career high.

Wichita State finishes fourth in outdoor AAC Championships

Jacob Unruh, Reporter May 14, 2024

For the second time this season, Wichita State juniors Brady Palen and Adria Navajon are AAC champions in the high jump and decathlon, respectively. After winning the crown at the indoor competition...

Dayvin Johnson hits a fly ball during a Shocker baseball game in April.

Baseball rolls past Charlotte in sweep

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 14, 2024

After a 3-16 April, Wichita State’s baseball team has regained some momentum with two straight series wins, including a home sweep over the weekend against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The...

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Corey Washington transfers to Wichita State basketball

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor May 14, 2024

Wichita State basketball head coach Paul Mills filled a hole in the Shockers’ roster on Monday afternoon, landing sophomore Corey Washington in a transfer from Saint Peter’s University. The 6-foot-6-inch...

Taylor Spinelli rows with her teammates in the Plains Regional Regatta on April 23 at Boats and Bikes on River Vista.

Shocker Rowing takes gold in seven events at Plains Regional Regatta

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor May 12, 2024

Shocker Rowing had their main home event of the season and took first place in seven events. The Plains Regional Regatta was hosted in Wichita on Sunday, May 5. Wichita State took first place in: ...

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