Shocker Brew 8/21: Lessons Learned
Those Summer Nights, A New Era, and much more!
Good morning! Our student-athletes are kicking things into high gear with the start of college sports upon us. This Shocker hurdler is putting in the extra work and making things look easy.
What all are we mixing into today’s Brew?
🏐 Lessons Learned
⭐️ A New Era
🌾 And much, much more!
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Lessons Learned. The Roundhouse is here to break down the Shockers’ opening performance against Oklahoma that saw them capture an exhibition win. The three takeaways?
WSU has a strong defense.
Head Coach Chris Lamb’s emphasis on scoring in the offseason will greatly benefit the team.
Transfer Izzi Strand’s performance was significant.
🔼 Those Summer Nights. WSU’s hottest event of the year, the Black and Yellow Gala, went off without a hitch this weekend. Coaches, staff, and fans from all over gathered to benefit and support the current, and future, Shocker student-athletes in each athletic program.
🔼 A New Era. Since Director of Athletics Kevin Saal busted onto the scene in June of 2022, he’s made it a point to transform Wichita State into a place where staying with the program is the most attractive option.
🗣️ “We’ve got to have some joy and fun in what we’re doing. Our industry has changed….[and] we need connectors.” - Kevin Saal
In just over a year on the job, Saal has helped bring in a new men’s basketball coach, women’s basketball coach, and baseball coach. Saal understands the value that each of these new hires can bring, and what they could do for Wichita State University
🔼 Hitting Reset. Shocker track and field had the opportunity to get away this week and focus on getting better for the upcoming season. Safe to say, our defending AAC Champs have their eyes on the prize.
🤔 SHOCKER TRIVIA
New Faces. You learned that Kevin Saal is setting up the success of the athletic department, and has done so by bringing in three new faces to head three different programs.
Our question today — can you name each of the new hires since Kevin Saal has joined on at WSU?
Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!
🌾 ONE BIG THING
Say goodbye to the old way of getting your tickets and hello to the smartest ticketing experience “ALL-IN-1” for the 2023-24 athletics year. Starting this fall at Wichita State, mobile ticketing will begin simplifying each and every Shocker fans’ game day experience.
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🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: Terry Nooner (WBB), Paul Mills (MBB) and Brian Green (Baseball)!
Wichita State will head into the 2023-24 athletic year with three new head coaches in three different programs.
🌾 Have a great Monday, y’all!