Shocker Brew 12/22: True Masterpiece

Today, a Shocker men's basketball recap and Destiny Masters is back at it again

Good morning! Teamwork makes the dream work. This season, Brylee Kelly, Natalie Foster and Sophia Rohling finished as the only trio in the country to each record 1,000 kills at the same school.

🎄 The Shocker Brew will be taking a break next week for the holidays. We look forward to bringing you all the Wichita State action soon!

What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Men’s Basketball recap
👟 Masters breaks a school-record
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Shocker men’s basketball put up a valiant effort against Kansas State but were unable to pull away in a 69-60 loss on the road. Quincy Ballard finished as the leading scorer with 13 points on an efficient 5-6 shooting from the field. Bijan Cortes made his Shocker debut, finishing with three assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.

Wichita State finished 3-for-19 from beyond the arc and went 5-for-9 from the free throw line. On the other side, K-State made six three-pointers and attempted 20 more free throws. Next up, the Shockers will take on Kansas on Dec. 30 back at the T-Mobile Center.


🔼 Record Breaker. Shocker track and field star Destiny Masters is back at it again. Masters put up a big pentathlon score to win the season-opener Shocker Multi, breaking the Wichita State record with a total of 4,151 points. Converted to flat-track score, Masters holds an early NCAA-leading mark.

Some of her events included an 8.37 second 60m hurdle, the fifth-fastest time in Shocker history, a 1.81m high jump, a centimeter from her personal best and ran a 2:32.37 in the 800m, tying her personal best.

🔼 Down To The Wire. After securing a halftime lead, Shocker women’s basketball was unable to close it out and fell 76-74 against Oral Roberts. Two players finished with career-high performances as Sierra Morrow finished with 29 points on a perfect 5-5 from three-point land, and Daniela Albies finished with 19 points, the fourth time this season she has finished with 18+ points in a single game.

The team will resume action at the Charles Koch Arena as the Shockers host Tulane on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.

🔼 Checking In. Two former Shocker basketball players are making the most of their time with their respective teams. Fred VanVleet is leading the Houston Rockets in assists per game (9) and steals (1.1) while averaging 17.7 points through the team’s first 24 games. Over in Cleveland, rookie Craig Porter Jr. was thrust into the starting lineup in two games for the Cavaliers and has averaged 6.8 points per game.


Mystery Shocker. Wichita State volleyball certainly had a season to remember. Many different players contributed in a variety of ways, but can you name this Shocker volleyball player based on a few of their accolades?

  • 5th in the nation in total assists

  • First WSU setter w/ 100 kills since 2017

  • Named to both All-Conference and All-Region teams

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


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Answer: Izzi Strand!

Strand finished her 2023 campaign with all the above achievements as well as earning this year’s NIVC MVP.

🌾 Have a great weekend, y’all!