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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Destiny Masters does a practice jump at Wilson Invitational on Jan. 25.

Masters earns first and second-team All-American recognition in NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor March 18, 2024

Wichita State Track and Field junior Destiny Masters earned two medals in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in Boston, Massachusetts. Masters placed sixth in the pentathlon and 12th in the...

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Women’s golf avoids last-place finish on the final day of the Tulane Classic

Owen Prothro, Reporter March 18, 2024

Wichita State’s women’s golf team competed in the Tulane Classic from Sunday, March 10 to Tuesday, March 12 in New Orleans. In its second tournament of the season, the Shockers shot 938 total strokes,...

Krystin Nelson gets ready to tag a player from Florida Atlantic on March 9.

Softball falls to the University of Kansas in back-to-back games

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor March 17, 2024

Wichita State softball lost two games on the road against its in-state rivals, the University of Kansas, on Tuesday. The Shockers lost 3-6 in the first game and 5-6 in the second.  The Shockers dropped...

Dalen Ridgnal attempts a 3-point shot during the second half on March 15. Wichita State fell to UAB in the third round match of the AAC tournament.

Men’s basketball’s season ends in the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament against UAB

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor March 15, 2024

Playing in its third game in three days, Wichita State men’s basketball concluded its season against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 72-60, in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals...

Colby Rogers and Bijan Cortes defend against Memphis player during the first half. Wichita State defeated the No. 5 team in the second round of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

Men’s basketball upsets Memphis, advances to quarterfinals in AAC tournament

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor March 14, 2024

Wichita State men’s basketball defeated the reigning American Athletic Conference Champions in the second round of the tournament. In Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, the Shockers beat Memphis, 71-65.  “This...

Redshirt junior Jordan Rogers hits the ball during the match against Nebraska on March 12 in Eck Stadium.

Baseball splits series at home against Nebraska

Owen Prothro, Reporter March 14, 2024

On the home turf of Tyler Field at Eck Stadium, Wichita State’s baseball team split its series against Nebraska, 1-1. The Shockers lost their first game on Tuesday, 8-6 and won the second game on Wednesday,...

Redshirt junior guard Colby Rogers prepares to make a layup while facing off against Rice University. Rogers broke Wichita States record for most 3-pointers in a single season with 94 3-pointers, three more than the previous record.

Men’s basketball escapes first round of AAC tournament, Colby Rogers breaks 3-point record

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor March 13, 2024

With three 3-pointers in the first half, junior guard Colby Rogers broke Wichita State’s record for the most 3-pointers in a single season. His 3-point abilities came at a crucial time, as Wichita State...

Natsumi Kurahashi swings for the ball during a set against Omaha at Genesis Rock Road in 2023.

Senior women’s tennis player Natsumi Kurahashi talks about plans for the future

Owen Prothro, Reporter March 13, 2024

Going into her final semester at Wichita State University, Natsumi Kurahashi already has plans ahead of her. Kurahashi is from Toyota, Japan, and is a redshirt senior on the women’s tennis team. “After...

Xavier Bell plays in Charles Koch Arena against Rice on March 2.

Men’s basketball ends regular season with loss

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter March 12, 2024

The Wichita State men’s basketball team closed out its season on Friday with a road loss to Tulane, 85-75.  The Shockers finish the regular season at 5-13 in the American Athletic Conference and...

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