Shocker Brew 12/13: Gold Mined

Today, the Shockers played in the NIVC Championship match

Good morning! It’s the collaboration you didn’t know that you needed. The man, the myth, the part-time baller - Adam Sandler - stopped by Shocker basketball’s practice facilities to hoop with some of the men’s basketball players.

What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏐 The Shockers are NIVC Champions!
⚾️ Shocker baseball’s road ahead
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Shocker Volleyball is your 2023 NIVC Champions!

Wichita State was able to silence a sell-out UTEP crowd, sweeping the match to claim the program’s first national postseason title. The Shockers dominated the match from the first serve as the team took an easy first set, 25-14, followed by a couple of close 25-22 sets that led to a championship victory.

Emerson Wilford stepped up and led the team with 11 kills and three blocks while Sophia Rohling and Natalie Foster were not far behind her with eight and seven kills, respectively. Izzi Strand, named the NIVC MVP, finished her final match of the season with 29 assists and a .500 hitting percentage.

The team’s 26 victories on the season are the most since 2017. Throughout the NIVC Tournament, the Shockers surrendered just one set in five matches, showcasing just how dominant of a run this team went on.


🔼 The Road Ahead. The Shockers are gearing up for the 2024 season, and the team can now begin to prepare for their opponents following the release of the team’s 56-game schedule. Fans can catch every game at Eck Stadium this season by purchasing 2024 Season Tickets at

The home opener is scheduled for March 1 against Utah Tech, the first of 29 home games on the docket, and will wrap up in Clearwater, Florida, for the AAC Championship. The Shockers are coming off a 30-25 season a year ago that included a 14-10 mark in the American Athletic Conference. Head coach Brian Green will be at the helm for his first year with the program.

🔼 White Out SIU. This Saturday, come out and support the Shockers at Charles Koch Arena for the game against Southern Illinois by wearing all white. Wichita State will be looking to get into the win column before having to face two top-notch in-state foes: Kansas and Kansas State.


Volleyball Rarity. Shocker volleyball had an impressive squad this season. If there was one thing on the team that was so unique, it was the number of players with over 1,000 career kills.

Our question today: Do you know how many Shockers had 1,000 career kills?

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


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Wednesday 12/13

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Answer: Three!

Shocker volleyball is the only program in the nation with three players who have 1,000 career kills: Natalie Foster, Brylee Kelly and Sophia Rohling.

🌾 Have a great Wednesday, y’all!