Shocker Brew 7/8: The Best For Last

Today, a Shocker alumna is headed to the Olympics and the countdown of the top stories from 2023-24 is complete

Good morning! A familiar face from Eck Stadium will suit up during All-Star Week for the Home Run Derby.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏅 Shocker alumna is headed to the Olympics
⏰ The countdown of the top stories from 2023-24 is complete
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


A former Shocker track and field alumna is headed to the 2024 Paris Olympics after winning the 100m title at the Spanish Championships. Paula Garcia was selected to race on Spain’s 4×100 relay team after running 11.46 in the championship final to claim the gold medal. With the selection, Garcia became Wichita State’s 12th Olympian and Paralympian in track and field.


🔼 No. 2: Wichita State track and field’s standout student-athlete, Destiny Masters, reached a new level during the 2023-24 season. In five months, she earned MVP honors at the AAC Indoor Championships, received second-team All-American status at the NCAA Indoor Championships, claimed another All-American selection in the NCAA Outdoor Championships and finished in a tie for 13th in the Olympic Trials.

🗣️ "A college season is incredibly long and incredibly demanding and as a multi-event athlete, she has done a tremendous amount between the indoor season, the outdoor season and the postseason." - Steve Rainbolt, multis and high jump coach

…And now, the No. 1 Shocker story of 2023-24.

🔼 No. 1: For four years, Shocker softball’s Addison Barnard delighted fans with her style of play, and the end of her collegiate career showed why all of Shocker Nation loves No. 30.

🗣️ "She's always been a great leader by example and somebody we could always count on working hard and competing. This year, she was much more than that. She took them on her back. She led them vocally and did such as great job for a senior." - Kristi Bredbenner, head coach

She ended her record-breaking career with an amazing run at the AAC Championship to carry WSU to the title game. Barnard hit three home runs in the tournament opener against UTSA. She added a grand slam and a two-run homer against Tulsa, in addition to two sterling defensive plays in center field. Against top-seeded FAU, she homered again and walked twice in a 12-2 semifinal win. When all was said and done, Barnard ended her career with 93 home runs, fifth in NCAA history, and ranks first in Shocker history with 229 RBI, 66 steals and a .873 slugging percentage.

🔼 Nailed Down. Wichita State head cross country announced the team’s 2024 schedule which includes two meets at the Shockers' home course. The team will race in four meets prior to the postseason where the Shockers will host the AAC Championships on November 2.


Hey Now, He’s An All-Star. Today’s trivia question…with Alec Bohm’s selection to the MLB All-Star Game, how many former Shockers have gone on to become MLB All-Stars?

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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.

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


Answer: Four!

Alec Bohm is the fourth former Shocker to be named an MLB All-Star and the first starter since 1994!

🌾 Have a great Monday, y’all!