Spring 2012

Sports Briefs

Coach of the Year

Paul MyersPaul Myers '04/10 has been recognized as the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's National Coach of the Year — in his first year as a wrestling coach at Wichita State.

Myers, who serves as a non-paid Shocker coach, teaches at Truesdell Middle School in Wichita. 

He wrestled from 1991-95 at Wichita West High School, where he compiled a 100-18 record and won the 1994 Kansas 6a championship.

Wichita State's team, which issues no scholarships, wrestles on the club level. But because the Shocker wrestlers take on top-ranked teams with scholarship athletes, Myers is quick to note that "there's nothing club about it."

He adds that one of his goals with WSU wrestling is to elevate the team to the independent varsity sport level — the level at which WSU bowling and rowing compete.

Shocker Bowling: Poll Leaders (Again)

The Shocker women's bowling team has earned the No. 1 spot in the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Coaches' Poll for the third consecutive time.

And the men's team isn't far behind — at No. 2. The NCBCA Coaches' Poll is conducted three times a year.

— Shocker Bowling

Shocker women's basketball Record-Setting Season

The most successful season in the history of
WSU women's basketball came to an end March
18 with a 64-44 loss to Oklahoma State in the
second round of the Women's National Invitation

Jazimen Gordon, a junior, led the Shockers in
scoring against the Cowgirls with 10 points, and freshman Molly O'Brien added nine points. 

Wichita State, which defeated Oral Roberts, 79-57,
at Koch Arena in wnit first-round action, closed the season with 20 wins, tying the school record for single-season victories. The Shockers also advanced past the first round of the WNIT for the first time ever.

— WSU Sports Information

2012 Hall of Famers

All-Americans Carl Hall '95, Desiraye (Osburn) Speer '06 and Mike Pelfrey fs '05 are the 2012 inductees into the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Road Ends Here

Portland. The rain-soaked Oregon city was the last stop for Wichita State's nationally ranked Shockers this season.

Shockers Win National Title

Led by All-American seniors Pat Mosley and Aaron Hynick, the Wichita State club wrestling team won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Division II championship in March in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Shocker Sports Hall of Famer Dies at 78

He liked green apples, got a kick out of teasing folks of all ages, loved his family and his church and Wichita State — and just about everybody knew him as "Mr. B."

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