Shocker Brew 6/21: On A Mission

Today, men’s basketball adds the final piece and the latest from the Roundhouse Podcast

Good morning! Even at the pro level, Sydney McKinney continues to make SportsCenter Top Ten worthy plays.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Men’s basketball adds the final piece
🎙️ The latest from the Roundhouse Podcast
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Shocker men’s basketball head coach Paul Mills announced the final piece to the 2024-25 roster with the signing of Croatian big man, Matej Bosnjak. The 6-foot-9 center averaged 7.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 21 minutes per game this past season in the Adriatic Basketball Association.

🗣️ “He fits the mold of the type of player we were looking for due to his rebounding, isolation ability around the rim, passing skills and his ability to stretch the floor. He is an experienced player who has the physical makeup to make an impact as soon as he gets to Wichita. Please join me in welcoming him to Shocker Nation." - Paul Mills


🔼 On A Mission. The Wheat Shock Collective, the official collective supporting NIL opportunities for Shocker student-athletes, announced its newly appointed General Manager, Emily Hiebert. The hire of WSU’s former student-athlete signals a transformation and pivotal phase of growth for the collective. Emily's leadership will focus on driving new fundraising and membership growth, developing corporate partnerships, managing the collective's operations and the relationship with the athletic department, and serving as the collective's public face. 

🔼 Save The Date. Wichita State Athletics is set to host the second annual Black and Yellow Gala presented by Equity Bank on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Charles Koch Arena. The fundraising event will support all programs at Wichita State with several ticket options including a VIP table, early entry for the silent auction, and much more! Secure your seat for the hottest night of the summer and buy tickets now.

🔼 The Roundhouse Podcast. Three of Wichita State women’s basketball’s newcomers join the latest episode of the Roundhouse Podcast to discuss the family atmosphere that the program’s coaches crate, why it’s important to be remembered for more than basketball, and much, much more.


All Around Athlete. The Wheat Shock Collective’s latest hire knows a thing or two when it comes to getting the job done — both on and off the court.

Our question today: do you know how many seasons Hiebert played volleyball at Wichita State?

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: Four!

Emily Hiebert played volleyball for the Shockers from 2013-2017, and during that time, led WSU to two conference regular season titles and three NCAA tournament appearances. For her efforts, Hiebert was inducted into the Shocker Pizza Hut Hall of Fame in 2023.

🌾 Have a great weekend, y’all!