Shocker Brew 6/14: Signature Secured

Today, men's basketball add Meeks to the roster and Kurahashi honored with a sportsmanship award

Good morning! Shocker volleyball took Brazil! Check out the highlights from the trip including wins on the court and fun in the sun.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Shockers add Meeks to the mix
🎾 Kurahashi honored with sportsmanship award
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Shocker men’s basketball added frontcourt help to the team by signing graduate transfer Zane Meeks to the 2024-25 roster. The Kansas native returns to his home state after spending time at Arizona State, San Francisco and Nevada. Meeks was sidelined for most of the 2023-24 season due to injury but has knocked down 132 three-pointers throughout his collegiate career.

🗣️ “He has been able to provide a significant presence, during every stop of his career, as a very good defensive rebounder. He also provides a shooting dimension to our team, from the frontcourt, that will allow us to utilize his skill set through a variety of offensive schemes.” - Paul Mills, head coach


🔼 Back To The Track. Three Shockers and one future signee are competing this week at the U20 Championships, and two familiar faces made their way to the finals in their events. Josh Parrish ran a personal-best 13.70 seconds in the 110m hurdles to advance to the final race later today while Jason Parrish took fifth place in the 400m final yesterday with a time of 52.34. Natalie Hill took sixth place in the heptathlon with 4,377 points.

🔼 Good Sport. Shocker women's tennis player Natsumi Kurahashi was named the 2024 Cissie Leary Award Recipient for Sportsmanship for the ITA Central region. The award is given to a player from each region who displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, enhancing her team's performance and exemplifying the spirit of college tennis. Last season, Kurahashi tied for the highest doubles win total on the team, competing from the No. 1 or No. 2 position in every match.

🔼 Gone Camping. Wichita State men's and women's basketball are partnering with the Elsewhere Festival & Conference to provide a one-day, youth basketball camp for children of Elsewhere Festival ticket purchasers. The camp will take place on Saturday, June 22 in Charles Koch Arena from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Total Dubs. Shocker women’s tennis’ Natsumi Kurahashi not only showed dedication and commitment to her team but also to getting the job done on the tennis court.

Our question today: how many wins did Kurahashi total last season?

Think you got it? Scroll down to see if you know your stuff!


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With the conclusion of the 2023-24 Wichita State athletic calendar, it’s time to get excited for what’s to come! Check out some of the events the Shockers will host throughout the summer.

🥎 June 10 - June 25: AU Pro Softball @ Wilkins Stadium

⚾️ July 25 - August 3: NBC World Series @ Eck Stadium


Answer: 21!

Kurahashi recorded 15 wins with doubles partner, Xin Tong Wang, and added six dual singles wins to bring her total to 21 on the season.

🌾 Have a great weekend, y’all!