Shocker Brew 9/11: New Program Alert

Today, introduce Wichita State's 16th sport

Good morning! There’s nothing like those morning views at Wichita State. Settle in, relax, and start your day off with this scenic landscape the Shocker campus has to offer.

What all are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🎳 Shockers’ New Lane
🏐 Volleyball Weekend
🌾 ​And much, much more!


🔼 New Lane. Launching July 1st, 2024, Wichita State will reign in its 16th NCAA DI athletics program: Women’s Bowling.

🗣️ “The historical success of women's bowling at Wichita State University is unparalleled nationally. Over the next year we will work diligently on all elements of the transition to an NCAA program, most importantly aligning championship-level resources to meet championship expectations.- Kevin Saal

Wichita State has a storied women’s bowling program already set in stone, with the team bringing in 10 Intercollegiate Team Championships and five Intercollegiate Singles Championships since the inception of the program in 1975. To further paint the picture of success this team has had historically, in 45 years, Shocker bowling has finished top-four in the tournament 37 times.

🔼 Allstate Streamsong Preview. Shocker men’s golf is ready to go for their first tournament of the season in Bowling Green, FL at the three-day Allstate Streamsong Invitational.

Four returners from last year’s starting lineup return to the tee box for Wichita State in Blake Lorenz, Michael Winslow, Scheufler, and Tate Herrenbruck. The lone man making his Shocker debut is Zach Sokolosky, this summer’s transfer from Kansas.

🔼 Founders’ Day. Join Shocker Nation on 9/14 for Founders’ Day - a 24-hour giving event to celebrate WSU Athletics and our commitment to our student-athletes. Your contribution is an investment into the future of our programs and will help us align resources to championship expectations. No matter the amount, your gift counts!

🔼 Payne Stewart Preview. Shocker women’s golf will tee it up for the first time of the 2023-24 season today as they head to Missouri to take on the Payne Stewart Memorial Golf Tournament.

Sophomore vet, MacKenzie Wilson, will enter as the team’s only starting returner from a season ago, with three new golfers, Kate Tilma, Anna Takahashi, and Hillary Currier making their Shocker debuts, and redshirt freshman Lauren Thiele making her collegiate debut.


Now We Strike. Wichita State bowling has been a dominate force for many years, and now, the rest of the teams in the NCAA will get a chance to see the product played out.

Our question today — do you know when bowling became an NCAA championship sport?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Shocker volleyball stood their ground against a tough Colorado team, but were unable to come away with a victory in Saturday night’s matchup.

The Shockers came out strong in the first set, but dropped a close 25-21 loss to start off the match. Colorado took the second set convincingly, but in the third set, the Black and Gold found new life and nearly managed to edge out a win, but fell in a close, and final set, 25-23.

Sophia Rohling and Natalie Foster lead the team in kills with six a piece, and outside hitter Morgan Weber led the defense to nine digs on the night.

Next up, the Shockers will play in their final non-conference tournament, the Northern Colorado Classic, in a three-game stand.


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Monday 9/11

🎾 Men’s Tennis @ 5K ITA Tour: Fall Circuit in Wichita, KS

🎾 Women’s Tennis @ 25K Pro Tennis Tour in Lawrence, KS

Tuesday 9/12

🎾 Women’s Tennis @ 25K Pro Tennis Tour in Lawrence, KS

⛳️ Men’s Golf @ Allstate Streamsong Invitational in Bowling Green, FL


Answer: 2004!

The NCAA declared bowling an ‘emerging sport’ back in 1994, but officially, bowling became an NCAA championship sport 19 years ago.

🌾 Have a great Monday, y’all!