Shocker Brew 8/4: Business Trip
Welcoming Wong, Shockers Have Landed, and much more!
Good morning! We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We got spirit, and we have the awards to prove it. The Shocker dance team brought home the first place championship of DI Team Performance earlier this week showing that our squad knows a think or two when it comes to spirit.
What all are we mixing into today’s Brew?
🥎 Welcoming Wong
🇬🇷 Shockers Have Landed
🌾 And much, much more!
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Welcoming Wong. It’s time to welcome yet another member to the Shocker softball team. Grand Canyon transfer CC Wong will join WSU for her final season of eligibility.
🗣️ “CC has a gravitating personality and hits for power from the left side. You couldn’t ask for a better fit as a transfer into our program.” - Head coach Kristi Bredbenner
In 45 games last season, Wong had a batting average of .290 and tacked on seven RBIs. Before that, she was named the 2022 NJCAA DI Co-Player of the Year after leading the nation with a .580 batting average and 27 home runs.
🔼 Run It Back. The future is looking bright for the women’s track and field program. 86% of the outdoor conference scoring from last season will return to make another run at a championship this season.
🔼 Nothing New. His time in the major leagues won’t be short lived with performances like this. Former Shocker Brock Rodden put on a show earlier this week in the Mariners’ minor league system with a three-hit game.
🔼 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.
We are only a few weeks out from the inaugural Black and Yellow Gala happening August 19th at the Charles Koch Arena. The event will go directly support all Shocker student-athletes and teams. Join us for this fantastic fundraising event by purchasing tickets down below.
🤔 SHOCKER TRIVIA
Important Dates. It’s been a while since WSU had a football program, but on this day in 2013, a former Shocker football player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Our question today — do you know who that person was?
Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!
🌾 ONE BIG THING
Shocker men’s basketball has completed their short 20-hour trip and have officially landed in Greece.
The crew will take this time to do some team bonding, and of course, play a little basketball. Remember to stay tuned to the @GoShockersMBB socials to stay up to date on the team’s happenings across the pond.
🏀 Friday, Aug. 4th vs. Thessaloniki All-Stars @ 10AM CST
🏀 Monday, Aug. 7th vs. University of Calgary @ 12PM CST
🏀 Wednesday, Aug. 9th vs. University of Calgary @ 12PM CST
📬 STICK WITH US
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🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: Bill Parcells!
A linebacker from 1961-63, Parcells was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after having coached the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles.
Have a great weekend, y’all.