Shocker Brew 8/16: Setting Up For Success
Prime Time, Save the Date, and much more!
Good morning! Robots are taking over Wichita State’s campus, but in the best way possible. Check out how these tiny little guys will benefit everyone around campus all year long.
What all are we mixing into today’s Brew?
🏐 Prime Time
👍 Setting Up For Success
🌾 And much, much more!
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Prime Time. National TV alert! Shocker volleyball’s match against the SMU Mustangs will be available for the nation to see on ESPNU on October 1st. Their nationally televised competition in Dallas will be the second leg of a two-game series against the Mustangs.
Last season, the Shockers split the two games played against the Mustangs, and historically, the series between these two teams is tied at seven apiece. Speaking of history, the last time WSU played on ESPNU was last season against this SMU team, and the Shockers came out on top in a thrilling five-set victory.
🔼 Setting Up For Success. Wichita State Athletics’ purpose is to benefit and support all Shocker student-athletes, and with recent changes to the organization, Wichita State is in a position to improve on all fronts.
🗣️ “Our mission is to develop young people and programs. We do that, ‘The Shocker Way’, through first-class service to our student-athletes, coaches, and Shocker Nation.” - Director of Athletics Kevin Saal
The athletics program has reorganized the structure of the administrative staff, shifted around several staff and title promotions, and appointed new day-to-day sport administrator assignments. This new structure will more affectively promote collaboration, operational efficiency, and accountability to achieve WSU’s desired results.
🔼 Save the Date! Click here to view your official invitation to join us for the Black and Yellow Gala courtesy of Shocker legend, Brent Kemnitz.
At this point, if you haven’t already bought your tickets, what are you doing?! The inaugural Black and Yellow Gala is happening on August 19th at the Charles Koch Arena with the event directly supporting all Shocker student-athletes and teams. Join us for this fantastic fundraising event by purchasing tickets down below.
🤔 SHOCKER TRIVIA
The Beginning. With all this volleyball talk, we wanted to make sure you all are staying up to date with your knowledge of the game with the season starting soon.
Our question today — can you name the six key positions in volleyball?
Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!
🌾 ONE BIG THING
Shocker volleyball will take to the court at Charles Koch Arena for an exhibition match against Oklahoma. It will be the last game before the real season begins next week.
Although the result of the game won’t matter in terms of the win/loss column, it will provide the squad a taste of what to expect come August 25th for the true beginning of the season when Shocker volleyball travels to Lubbock, Texas, to play in the Under Armour Challenge.
📬 STICK WITH US
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🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: Outside hitter, setter, libero, defensive specialist, middle blocker, and opposite!
If you got all of these correct, you are ready for the start of the regular season. If not, study up, you only have one week left!
Have a great Wednesday, y’all.