Shocker Brew 1/12: New Year, New Style

Today, women’s basketball has themselves a McDonald’s All-American and a recap of men’s tennis 2024 debut

Good morning! Spring is on its way which means days and nights at Eck Stadium are coming soon. Purchase Shocker baseball season tickets now to help pack the stadium for the 2024 season!

What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Women’s basketball has themselves a McDonald’s All-American
🎾 Recap of men’s tennis 2024 debut
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Future Shocker Kileyah Parr was announced as one of the participants who will play in the prestigious 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game. The Waco, Texas, native is averaging 11.6 points and 5.1 assists in her senior season and recently crossed the 1,500-point milestone in her career.

Last year, Parr was named the Texas 4A Player of the Year and helped lead her team to the 4A state title. This year, she has been named to a pair of all-tournament teams and will look to make Wichita her home for the 2024-25 season.


🔼 Triumphant Return. The weather was never going to hold this team back. Despite a couple-hour delay, the Shockers were able to pick up a 5-2 win over Grand Canyon in the team’s 2024 season opener.

🗣️ "It's always great to start the season with a win. I'm very proud of the fight the team showed today." - Darragh Glavin

The Shockers picked up the doubles point thanks to a pair of wins from Richey King and Marcelo Sepulveda and Alejandro Jacome and Luke Bracks. In the singles matches, the Black and Gold were able to pick up three straight wins before Vanja Hodzic sealed the win with a three-set victory.

🔼 New Style. Softball season is less than a month away, and head coach Kristi Bredbenner and her squad are starting to form the type of identity they want to have. The Shockers, who went 44-12 last season with an AAC title, an NCAA berth, and in recent years have hit for power, are taking focus on bunting, stealing bases, and moving runners without smashing the ball over the fence at a record pace.

Returner Addison Barnard, who is coming off a shoulder injury from the 2023 season, will look to get back to some of the record-breaking numbers she put up in ‘21 and ‘22.

🗣️ "Being healthy is a good thing. Hopefully, my shoulder holds up and I'm able to swing a little more. I'm really excited and I just want to have fun." - Addison Barnhard

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🔼 Here We Go. The Shocker women’s tennis team will start off their 2024 campaign with a trip down to Norman, Oklahoma, to face off against No. 13 ranked Oklahoma. Head coach Colin Foster will look to lead his team in his 15th season with Wichita State after finishing with a 12-10 record in the fall.

The meeting between the two programs will mark the 42nd time they have met, with the last Shocker victory coming in 2018 with a 5-2 win in Norman. Three international freshman additions, Giorgia Roselli, Anne Knuettel and Xin Tong Wang will look to make their spring debuts.

🔼 The Roundhouse Podcast. Voice of the Shockers, Mike Kennedy, and host of Bob and Jeff on Sports Radio KFH, Bob Lutz, stop by to take a look back at the 2013-14 Shocker men’s basketball team on the anniversary of one of that season's memorable wins.

The two take a look back on the season and discuss the NBA talent on that team, the team's historical importance, and the rally at Missouri State. Plus hear them talk about the joys of the regular season, why Tekele Cotton was one of the stars on that team, and why Bob predicted an unbeaten season before anyone else.


Down, but not out. The 2013-14 Shocker men’s basketball season had many highlights, but one of them was the infamous comeback against Missouri State. Wichita State looked like they would take the first loss of the season before storming back for the win.

Our question today: do you know how many points the Shocker trailed by in the second half before eventually winning the game?

Think you got it? Scroll down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


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Friday, Jan. 12

👟 Track and Field @ KU-KSU-WSU Triangular Indoor in Lawrence, KS

🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Oklahoma @ 11:00am in Norman, OK

Saturday, Jan. 13

No scheduled events

Sunday, Jan. 14

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Memphis @ 12:00pm in Wichita, KS | Tickets | Listen | Live Stats

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. North Texas @ 2:00pm in Denton, TX | Live Stats


Answer: 19 points!

The Shockers overcame a 19-point deficit with under 12 minutes left in the game to come away with a thrilling 72-69 overtime victory.

🌾 Have a great weekend, y’all!