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Women’s golf places ninth at AAC Championship

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 21, 2024

The Wichita State women’s golf team traveled to the Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Florida, from Monday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 17, to compete in the American Athletic Conference...

Sophmore Caleb Anderson pitches the first two innings on April 17 against ORU. Anderson let up seven hits and six runs.

Disastrous second inning results in home loss for Wichita State baseball

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 17, 2024

At home against Oral Roberts University (ORU) on Wednesday, Wichita State baseball gave up six runs in the second inning en route to an 8-3 loss. The Shockers’ overall record dropped to 21-17...

Senior infielder CC Wong hits the ball during a game against Oklahoma State in April.

Softball’s upset bid comes up short vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2024

For the second time this season, Wichita State’s softball team pushed No. 6 ranked Oklahoma State University to the brink of an upset, and for the second time this season, the Shockers came up short...

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Shocker Sports Roundup: What you missed over the weekend

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2024

Softball Wichita State dropped its third consecutive conference series over the weekend, taking only one game on the road against the University of South Florida (USF).  The Shockers’ record fell...

Lipscombs AJ McGinnis defends Wichita States Isaac Abidde during a game in November 2023. McGinnis committed to transfer to Wichita State over the weekend.

Lipscomb’s AJ McGinnis commits to Wichita State basketball over the weekend

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

On Saturday night, redshirt junior guard AJ McGinnis committed to the Shockers from Lipscomb University through the transfer portal.  The veteran guard has at least one season of eligibility remaining,...

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

Baseball comes back to win series against Florida Atlantic

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor April 17, 2024

In Wichita State baseball’s first ever series with new conference foe, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the Shockers were able to win the series, 2-1, over the weekend. Wichita State is now 21-16...

Colby Rogers shoots the ball in the second half of Wichita States AAC tournament game against Memphis. Rogers scored 13 points during his 38 minutes of play.

Basketball’s Colby Rogers commits to Memphis

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

After entering the transfer portal last month, redshirt junior Colby Rogers has officially committed to stay in the American Athletic Conference under head coach Penny Hardaway at Memphis.  Rogers...

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Men’s golf closes out the regular season with a 13th-place finish

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 17, 2024

On Saturday and Sunday, Wichita State’s men’s golf team competed in the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa, placing 13th out of 16 teams with 865 overall strokes. Senior Blake Lorenz was the...

Chidera Okoro jumps onto the sand during the Shocker Spring Invitational on March 30. Okoro won the long jump with the mark of 5.69m 18 8.

Track and field brings personal bests home over the weekend

Genesis Merriett, Reporter April 16, 2024

Wichita State’s track and field team split between Wichita and Azusa, California, last weekend, claiming numerous event wins and personal bests.  KT Woodman Classic Wichita State athletes took...

Natsumi Kurahashi lunges for a ball during her singles match against Louisiana Tech, which she won in two sets, 6-4 and 6-3.
Kurahashi played her last home game at Wichita State as a redshirt senior on April 13.

Women’s tennis digs deep for win on senior day

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 15, 2024

Wichita State’s No. 68-ranked women’s tennis team won its senior day match against Louisiana Tech University on Saturday, 4-2. The Shockers wrapped up the regular season with a 12-9 record after...

Daniela Abies catches the ball for a rebound on March 9. Abies was named Player of the Game for her double-double; she scored 22 points and 22 rebounds.

Five women’s basketball players enter transfer portal

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor April 12, 2024

With a month left in the transfer portal declaration period, five Wichita State women’s basketball players have entered the portal: senior guards Ambah Kowcun and Jeniah Thompson, junior guard Raissa...

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Women’s golf places top-10 in final event before conference championships

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 11, 2024

In its last tournament before the American Athletic Conference Championships, Wichita State’s women’s golf team traveled to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to compete in the Oral Roberts Spring Invitational.  After...

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