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Shocker Brew 1/5: Above and Beyond
Today, a recap of men's basketball and a look back at 2023
Good morning! Last night, Granny Basketball returned to Devlin Court at Charles Koch Arena as the halftime entertainment, and it did not disappoint.
What are we mixing into today’s Brew?
🏀 Men’s basketball recap
👀 A look back on the best moments from 2023
🌾 And much, much more!
🌾 ONE BIG THING
In the AAC opener at The Roundhouse, the Shockers were unable to come up with a win and fell 74-62 to North Texas. The loss drops Wichita State to 8-6 on the season. Colby Rogers finished as the team’s leading scorer with 18 points on the night while Qunicy Ballard joined him as the only other player in double-digits for the game with 11 points.
Next up, the Shockers will head to Philadelphia where they will face off against Temple on Sunday at noon.
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Tough Battle. Shocker women’s basketball hit the road to face off against Rice in the second game of their AAC schedule but were unable to pull out the victory in a 76-64 loss. The reigning AAC Player of the Week, Tre'Zure Jobe, recorded her first career double-double, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman guard Salese Blow led the Shockers in scoring, tying for a game-high 16 points in her third career start.
Wichita State will continue its Texas road trip, looking for its first road win of the season at UTSA on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 2:00 p.m.
🔼 Looking Back on 2023. The Shockers had a 2023 to remember, so let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights from such an incredible year for Wichita State Athletics.
🏐 This one is no surprise. The Shockers went on an impressive run through the National Invitational Volleyball Championship and defeated Arkansas State, Tulsa, Drake, Montana State at home before sweeping at UTEP to win the NIVC title. The Black and Gold swept all those matches except a 3-1 win over Tulsa and added wins over the RPI's No. 52 team (Drake) and No. 64 (UTEP).
🥎 The Shockers won the 2023 AAC regular-season title and played in their third straight NCAA regional, their fourth appearance in the past five tournaments. Sydney McKinney, a shortstop from Norborne, Mo., departed with honors and numbers that make her the greatest Shocker. She earned All-America honors and led the nation in batting average in 2023 (.520). She also owns WSU records for career batting average, hits, runs, on-base percentage and more.
🎳 In September, Wichita State announced that women's bowling will move to NCAA status for the 2024-25 season and join the athletic department as the 16th sport. Shocker women's bowling owns 10 Intercollegiate Team Championships as Holly Harris will continue as the program’s head coach.
🏀 Wichita State fans can turn on the TV or follow social media almost every night to check on a former Shocker in the NBA. The latest addition is guard Craig Porter Jr., an undrafted rookie excelling with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
🤔 SHOCKER TRIVIA
Stuffing The Stands. Continuing to rewind on the past year from Shocker Athletics, one program in particular set a new record when it came to the fans packing the stands game in and game out.
Our question today: do you know which program set the record for most attendees in a single season?
Think you got it? Scroll down to the bottom of this email for the answer!
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📆 LOOKING AHEAD
Saturday, Jan. 6
Sunday, Jan. 7
🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Wichita State softball set a new record with 18,594 fans attending games in 2023. The number ranked 26th nationally in total attendance and 31st in the country in average attendance.
🌾 Have a great weekend, y’all!