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Midwestern State University 2014-2015

Wai-Kun 2014-2015

Organized Chaos Midwestern State University

We are {Student Life} 4 We strive {Honors} 20 We joined {Organizations} 38 We became {Atlethics} 44




mustang /noun/ small breed, often wild or half wild. Anmial that strays from the herd, but never forgets where it came from. Strong hearted and rooted to others of the same kind. No matter what, always manages to find his or her way home. We are Midestern State -- Home of the Mustangs.

we are


mustangs welcome families


October 4, MSU students invited family and friends to campus for the annual Family Day events. While this event has been on campus for many years, it continues to be one of the most popular traditions. Loved-ones enjoy a


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fun-filled day with free games, food, and entertainment. This year, residents enjoyed muffins with mom and donuts with dad, along with a comedy hypnotist show, volleyball and football games against Angelo State.

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To the beat

caribfest proves to be successful yet again

of the music Every year, the Caribbean Students Organization brings international culture to campus. As one of the most diverse college campuses, Midwestern takes pride in cultural events and having students showcase their home countries. The


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week long event includes a launch party,traditional food tastings, a parade, soca talent show, and dance and is usually held during the first week in October. The production is entirely student organized and draws in hundreds of students and community members.

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live maroon

msu students show school pride

love gold


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Homecoming 11

red, white and

greek week takes on all things american



Starting April 13, the greek community teamed up to compete in various events during the week. While many of the events were yearly traditions, Order of Omega decided switch things up. From diaper fort building to a Mr. Mustang pageant, each of the teams set out to win.

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Throughout the week, the teams collected diapers and money that were donated to Diaper Chest and Relay for Life. Each team won a fair amount of competitions, but in the end Team Alpha took first place, Team Delta took second, Team Beta took third and Team Gamma took fourth place.

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Crusin’ through...


students get a much needed study break



‘tis the season... tudent Life 14


Finals Frenzy 15

Jason Castro

Todd Green Jeff Corwin

Dallas String Quartet

Elizabeth Smart

The Artist

MSU hosts musicians, tv host, and motivational speakers



Established in 1964, the Artist Lecture Series brings noted lecturers and performers on campus to engage students, faculty and community members. The Artist Lecture Series Committee, comprised of MSU Students, selects the presenters each year. The event gives members of the MSU community a chance to enjoy these well-known speakers and preformers in an intimate setting. This event ranges between $18-20 for the general public and is free to students with a vaild campus id.

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Annual Fantasy

‘tis the season for holiday fun

of Lights

This year, the Burn’s Fantasy of Lights opened the weekend before Thanksgiving, so that families could enjoy the Wichita Falls tradition sooner. After hearing from many of


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the visitors last year, coordinators decided to do something differnt. In order to raise enough money to keep the display on, MSU had a Fantasy of Ligths 5k.

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we strive



Viola Grady


Rebecca Caroline Stogner

Mary Martha Brady



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Megan Carol Piehler

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Association Joseph Hadwal

Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc.

James L. Stewart


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Greek Man

of the year Jesse Clyde Brown

Greek Women

of the year

not pictured:

Ashley Benavides 25


of the year

Outstanding Graduate

Man and Woman

Jesse Clyde Brown

Joshua Eugene Obarra

Rebecca Caroline Stogner



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of the year

not pictured:

Alisha Lynne Anderson


Outstanding Senior

Outstanding Sophomore

Man and Woman

Clayton Allen Brown

Man and Woman

Sabina Marie Marroquin

Outstanding Junior Man and Woman


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Kaleb Price Lukert

Megan Carol Piehler

Brian James Zug

Andrea Mendoza Leapron

Outstanding Freshman Man and Woman

Luke Gregory Allen

Faith Abigail Munoz


Prothro-Yeager College of

Humanities and Social Science Outstanding Chemistry Student Heather Noel Baker

Outstanding Biology Student Collin Seth Buerger

Outstanding English Student Alicia Michelle Ward

Outstanding Student In A Foreign Language Gilda Sandra Garcia

Outstanding History Student Alexander Joseph Van Allen

Outstanding Computer Science Student Anne Vu Phuc Lam

Outstanding Student In Humanities Jonathan Mark Henderson

Outstanding International Studies Student Samyah K. Marcellin


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Outstanding Sociology Student Ashley N. Flores

Outstanding Environmental Science Student Chadrick Ronald Desir

Outstanding Geosciences Student Benjamin Charles Scribner

Outstanding Mathematics Student Cara Anne Mack

Outstanding Petroleum Engineering Student Brandon James Poirot

Outstanding Political Science Student Emily Ann Holub

Outstanding Graduate Student in Humanities and Social Sciences John E. Shockley Vinson Award in Creative Writing Melissa Jean Laussmann

Outstanding Clinical Laboratory Science Student Angelica Torres

Outstanding Psychology Student Madeline Roxanne Schorlemmer

not pictured: Outstanding Graduate Student in Science and Mathematics

Matthew Ryan Fox

College of

Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Student

Eurydice Kanimba

Science and Mathmatics


Dillard College of Business Administration

Outstanding BAAS Student David Scott Gill Outstanding Accounting Student Daria Evlyn Deniece Allison Roach

Outstanding General Business Student Katelyn King Crouch

Outstanding Economics Student Robert David Press

Outstanding Management Student Julio Andres Gonzalez Galvan

Outstanding Finance Student Kacper Mateusz Boborykin

Outstanding Marketing Student Jonathan Groegory Weeks

Outstanding Middle Education Student Mary Martha Brady

Outstanding Elementary Education Student Heather Leanne Wagner

Outstanding Secondary Education Student Christopher Lee Freeman

Outstanding Kinesiology Student Sarah Katherine Adams

Outstanding Graduate Student in Education Candice Lauren Cannon

Gordon T. Ellen West College of Education


Outstanding Graduate Student in Business Administration Cynthia Kaye Yerby

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Outstanding Management Information Systems Student Charlene Charlie-Ann Wetherill

Outstanding Special Education Student Jessica Haley Reid


Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts

Outstanding Mass Communication Student Vinson Award For Journalism Kelly Nicole Calame

Outstanding Athletic Training Student Sarita Shirley Adhikary

Outstanding Criminal Justice Student David Roy Salazar

Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student Devon Michelle Jones

Outstanding Respiratory Student Jacob Allen Blackmon

Outstanding Nursing Student Stephanie Jay Zant

Outstanding Radiologic Science Student Kaleb Price Lukert

Outstanding Music Student Alejandro Jaaziel Ochoa Ramirez

First, Last Name not pictured:

Outstanding Exercise Physiology Student Ashley Nikole Weaver

Outstanding Art Student Michael Steven Ivie


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Outstanding Theatre Student Lauren Kayleigh Holt

Outstanding Social Work Student Erica Jon Mendoza

Outstanding Graduate Student in Health Sciences and Human Services Zachary Michael Gillen

College of Health Sciences and Human Services


Class of

mustangs gather to celebrate a new chapter


On December 13, 431 students walked the stage to get their dipolma. The Fall commencement included 69 Master degrees, 361 Bachelor degrees and 1 Associates degree.


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ON May 10, 611 students, along with many family and friends, gather in Kay Yeager Coliseum to celebrate the Spring 2015 commencement. 69 recieved their Masters, 505 recieved a Bachelor’s, and 37 recieved their Associates degree.

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we joined

The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha worked hard this year to get involved on campus. The four

Chi Omega

women have focused on getting their name out there and performing community work.

With an entirely new executive board, Chi Omega has continued to stay involved on

Clubs Organizations


Alpha Kappa Alpha campus with 60 active members. This year, their biggest focus was scholarhsip.

Gamma Phi Beta


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Working on increasing their sisterhood bond, the women of Gamma Phi Beta actively participated on

campus. ANother focus for the 61 actives is improving their image on campus and the image of greek life in general.

Sigma Kappa As the first sorority on campus, Sigma Kappa has worked hard this year to improve their philanthropy work

and community service. With over 55 active members, they continue to displaytheir strong sisterhood bond.

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The nursing students encourage members to donate blood, host bake sales and donate to the

Black Student Union

food bank in Wichita Falls. The students can particiapte for 2 out of 5 semesters and can earn cords for graduation.

Promoting the wellness and general welfare of the black student body on campus; academically, politically

Resident Hall Association


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Empowering student leaders who are interested in working with incoming first years to promote their education and well-

being on campus. RHA provides a place for students to voice their concerns regarding oncampus housing.

Clubs Organizations


Student Nursing Association

and socailly, students of the organization host fundraising events and talent shows for charity.

Marching Band Band keeps the pride and spirit in campus life. Performing at sporting events and student

activities, members of the music department continually work hard.

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we become

Marqui Christian, Dominique Williams, Chauncey Harris, Jake Glover, Brandon Gordon, Travis Stephens, Derek Lockhart, Jerryl Yarbrough, Cameron Williams, Joe Sanders, Levy Wilson, Herb Whitehurst, LaKeith Murray, Quade Coward, Adrian Seales, Arsenio Phillips, Hagen Hutchinson, Ricardo Riascos, Ryan Hyman, Deyleon Williams, Dayvyon Henry, Daveon Parrish, Statron Jones, Je'Mikal Morrow, Greg Allen, Jeremy Hunt, Dante Taylor, Antoine Morris, Bernard Afutiti, Malachi Smith, Vandy Parkes, Daniel Laudermilk, Dontae Armstrong, Donny Walsh, Demetrich Gilliam, Will Weaver, T.J. Jones, Deneldric Rouse, Adam Hill, Harold Wills, Phillip Sanders, Eric Olson, Brenden Grimley, Jerry McQuade

Mustands place six on USA allamerica team

Bleed Maroon&Gold Mustangs place sixth on the USA College Football All-American team after another exciting season. Next Fall looks bright for the Mustangs as well, as they

signed 43 standout recruits. Coach Maskill said they have a very athletic class coming in August. Players and coaches are hoping that this season the team can go all the way.

Overall Record 6-4 Lonestar Conference 5-2


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Shawn Murray, Andy Alkhazshvilly, Bobby Joe Nielsen, John Rowell, Ricky Clark, Shadow Stokes, Daniel Campbell, Case Winkler, Joel Onyia, Nathan Devan, Paul Brown, James Anthony, Alfredo Moreno, Mark Strange, Terrence Smith, Mitchell Henton, Breion Evans, Gary Farquhar, Dorian Johnson, Jiuba Eke, Christian Williams, Robert Kitchen, Joe Harris, Torrey Dickey, Ken Smith, Brandon Wilson, Chester Faiai, Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy, Will Fukofuka, Calvin Stewart

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MSU volleyball fights for a win

for a win

While they didn’t have All-LSC Second Team. Next the best of seasons , the season, there will be many women’s team still placed changes for the team, as third on the All-LSC squad. they are looking to hire Senior Casey Fletcher and a new head coach. Not sophomore Sarah Rosinke only will they have a new received All-LSC Honorable coach, the team will also be Mention, and sophomore adding seven more players Sarah Garfield received to the roster.

Madelyn Johnson, Morgan Haire, Kat Molly, Leah Lychock, Sarah Rosinke, Casey Fletcher, Nicole Marzik, Sarah Garfield, Christy Carruth, Hunter Porter, Meghan Bettis, Addison Semer, Angel

Overall Record 9-20 Lonestar Conference 3-13


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Richard Goss, Nick Petolick, Noah Fazekas, Michael Brody, Javan Toledo, Flavio Guzman, Kalen Ryden, Paul Sunderland, Juan Farres, Andrew Power, Laurence Chamberkin, Thomas Parides, Albert Rodriguez, Alex Mullet, Chase Robertson, Charlie Michel, Eric Glad, Ben Clarvis, Kyle Baccus, Michael Klodzinski, Call Casarez, Paulo Sanchez, Taylor Christian, Jake Harris, Len Smith, Grant Norris, Hindowa Momoh, Denzel Ward, Isaac Linnabary, Leon Taylor

Starting out

men move up in the NCAA



Overall Record 13-4-2

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Men’s soccer had high hopes to go all the way this season, and sadly fell short in the second round of playoffs against Colorado Mesa. While the defeat was deveastating to the team, head coach Doug Elder has positive things to say about the Mustangs, “We’ve won some games we shouldn;t have in the past. We played

in front of a good crowd and put on a good show.” The stangs placed four on Daktronics All-South Central Region squad. Seniors Chase Robertson, Len Smith, and Andrew Power all recieved First-Team All Region and sophomore Paul Sunderland recieved Second-Team All Region.

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Brooke Bottensek, Tori Davis, Courtney Burnette, Mandy Saal, Aly Wade, Abbey Barnum, Nicole Coetzer, Callie Briseno, Lizzie Navarette, Alexandria Edwards, Stephanie Bonilla, Alli Brewer, Ashley Jenkins, Katy Catney, Destinee Williamson, Katie Huff, Jackie Bucy, Kylie Austin, Payton Fookes, Dakota Baze, Kayla Cheesman, Kensli Pounds, Morgan Hannon, Hunter Davis-Overall, Ashley Cottrell, Alyssa Parkhill, Lauren Fambrough, Carina Dunnahoo, Haley Britton, Ashley Salinas, Kayla Ramos, Corrina Canales


women finish the season out strong

the fight


While the mustangs had another exciting season, the team fell short in the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament semifinals. Texas A&MCommerce defeated the lady mustangs 2-1 that Friday evening. Even though they did not make it all the way,

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the girls feel confident heading into next season. Midwestern has signed five new players to join the team. Juniors Alex Edwards and Morgan Hannon and freshman Destinee Williamson also received Third-Team All-Region squad.

Overall Record 8-6-5 Lonestar Conference 3-5-2

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keeping the stands and fans rowdy


From cheering on the home team to rallying the crowd, the MSU cheerleaders have done it all. The teams are divided into two squads: Co-Ed and All-Girl, but they don’t let that stop them. The cheerleaders can be seen at all campus events and acitivies and even get in on some


of the action during homecoing week. The cheerleaders not only compete in on-campus conpetitions, they also compete nationally. Some members of the team traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete for the NCAA cheerleading championshiop and walked away with 3rd place.

Co-Ed Cheer: Lauren Statham, Lynzee Jordan, Sarah Adams, Vincent Madrigal, Caitlin Brooks, Cameron Harper, Camry Counts, Carli Curington, Carlos Tara, Dani Johnson, Zack Dickey, Jeff Milsap, Kylie Lowe, Randi Madden, Savannah Pace, Avery Whaite, Bri Stanley, Crysteena Cooper, Katelyn Byrd, Katelyn Moser, Laura Estes, Markiela Benoit, Matt Luffman, Skylar Franks

All Girl Cheer: Jasmine Ferrell, Cheyenne Williams, Jill Walker, Khadeja Green, Peyton Long, Ashley Petrides, Ashtyn Tolbert, Hanna Heuring, Kailey Kirk, Madison Riffe, Mallory Robertson, Rachel Wilkins

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Brittany Adams, Danielle Chavarria, Monicah Chepkonga, Angela Dees, Kim Krezonoski, Michelle Krezonoski, Ana Lopez, Cara Mack, Juith Melly, April Pena, Angela Powers, Emma Ramirez, Maranda Rodriguez, Gabby Ruiz, Maira Salinas, Lucia Trejo


champions Lady mustangs had another successful season claiming their fifth Lone Star Conference championship. And even though the women fell shy of returning to nationals, they still were able to be ranked in the USTFCCCA top 25. Senior Gabby Ruiz received


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mustangs claim the LSC title again

all-region honors, and seniors Cara Mack and Kim Krezonoski received all-academic honors. Finishing seventh at South Central Regional tournament, the women are hopeful they will come back strong for another season.

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Erick Goytia, Ashley Weaver, Felicia Svanehed, Garrison Horton, John Paul Blanton, Hannah Ross, Cameron Lowery, Luke Allen, Sean Brown, Angela Streadwick, Russell Terry, Nicole Coetzer, Collin Buerger, Aldo Parolari, Camilo Abaid, Claire Fisher, Natalie Flores, Garrett Hobbs, Jake Lanoux, Bill Ash

Biking more

making a name for themselves

than miles


Miles are no obstacle program has continued for the co-ed to strive for perfection cycling team here at year after year. Headed Midwestern. Formed by Charlie Zamastil, the in 1989, the cycling cycling team has gained team has been many followers and fans breaking barriers with on their social media its dedicated riders. sites, where they keep Twenty-eight national people updated on their championships later, the journeys and trainings.

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Breston McNeal, Thad Rideau, Hershell Grant, Pat Smith, Trvarion Nix, Trevor Fuller, Xavier Blackburn, Derrell Gibbs, Abiodun Adegoke, Kevin Wagner, Khapri Alston, DeVaughn Jones, Nick Powell, Devante Pullum, Alassane Ka

In the final

men continue to work hard this season


Another exciting season for the men’s basketball team has come to an end after the Mustangs fell short to opponent, Angelo State, in the regional semifinals. Closing out the season 22-9, there was no question that the men’s team fought to the very end.

Six graduating seniors played in their final game that evening and Coach Nelson Haggerty couldn’t have been more proud of his team. Playing every game to win puts no doubt in our minds that the men will come back even stronger next season.

Overall Record 22-9 Lonestar Conference 10-4


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Fight until

Overall Record 23-7 Lonestar Conference 12-4

women break records this season

the fINISH

The lady Mustangs prove to be a competitive team yet again this season after making it all the way to the NCAA first round of the South Central Regional against Colorado Christian. Only 10 points separated the two teams in the end as Midwestern fell short of the win, 57-67. Though the loss was devastating

for the seven graduating seniors, the team still had many accomplishments in something of which they can be proud. Andrea Carter earned Daktronics All-South Central Region second-team honors, Lisa Hampton buried the 133rd 3-pointer of her career, and Dianna Jones became the 20th player to score 1,000 career points.

Janae McJunkins, Lisa Hampton, Kathryn Odom, Andrea Carter, Jennifer Sissel, Hannah Selzer, Skye Catletti, Montoria Tripp, Katie Brown, Krishawn Crockett, Taylor Dowd, Anni Scholl, Shambreka Jones, Destiny Means, Delize Paul, Whitney Taylor, Jenna Collins


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Number 12

mustangs take the topseed

nationally Nationally ranked No. 12, the men’s tennis team continued to have another successful season. Dominating early on, they planned their third consective trip to the NCAA Division II Sweet

16. Postseason, they advanced to the Elite Eight for the 12th time in the programs history, but just missed the NCAA II Regonial finals tournament early May against Cameron.

Kacper Boborykin, Kyle Davidson, Daniel Gallivoda, Tomas Grejtak, Luca Lalor, Chris Norrie, Tanner Pearson, Zach Santagate, Keegan Sullivan, Ramon Toyos, Matt Tyler

Overall Record 16-6 Lonestar Conference n/a


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Training champions in and out of the classroom


Despite their Eight of the fall in the NCAA players recieved Commissioner’s quarterfinals to Southwest Baptist, Honor Roll in the Spring. Students the women’s tennis who receive this team still had a succesful season. honor must be on The women were an active roster and named the Lone have a minimum 3.30 Star Cnnference GPA for the current semester. Not too champions and achieved in bad for conference champions. the classroom.

Courtney Anderson, Alexis Arrieta, Paige Boykin, Carrie Casey, Kayla Casey, Amy Clifton, Taylor Coffman, Lindsay Nochowicz, Lauren Pineda, Madeline Schorlemmer


Overall Record 18-7 Lonestar Conference 3-0

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Jared Baker, Brandon Banks, Tom Clinton, Ryder Dillard, Colton Dorion, Ian Gallagher, Colton Kowalick, Will Mullins, Derek Oland, Thomas Smith, Luke Thomas

Rising to

men make their sixth straight apperance

the top


The Mustangs conclude another successful season, finishing 17th in the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional Championship,this is the teams sixth postseason

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appearance. Among some of the strongest members making up MSU teams was Senior Derek Oland, sophomoresThomas SMith, Luke Thomas and Jared Baker and freshman Will Mullins.

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Sierra Campbell, Hayley Dambold, Kynze Mann, Kellie Martin, Brenna Moore, Sarah Moore, Madison Smith


ladies continue to rise to the top

grand slam


With the help of teammate Sierra Campbell, the Mustangs went into their first LSC Championship this season. Not only did their hardwork payoff, some even make a name for themselves. Brenna Moore became

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a household name by being the first one to earn WGCA AllAmerican team and All-Region team. With Moore and the rest of the team, the women were able to secure their first Lone Star Conference title. Well

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throwing a

women have a split season


Their season came celebrate. Senior Kelley to an end after the Schaefer and juniors Mustangs were unable Katelyn Vinson and to secure a fourHaley Howerton all earned postseason game sweep to keep Lone Star Conference awards. Schaefer postseason hopes alive. was also named AllThough the women’s Academic team honors. softball team finished The team continues to a split 24-24 season, have high hopes for the coming year. they still had a lot to

Haley Howerton, Tayler Jerrick, Paige Stevens, Jennifer Quintero, Erin Knox, Taylor Bermudes, Demi Thomspon, Peyton Helton, Cheyenne Fisk, Emily Lasky, Baylee Voigt, Chelsey Wall, KD Kyle, Katlyn Holmes, Shelby Carter, Katy Vanderwater, Kara Tilton, Katelyn Vinson, Katelyn Potts, Kelley Schaefer

Overall Record 24-24 Lonestar Conference 11-17


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Dr. Rogers

Once a Mustang, always a Mustang!







The Wai-Kun is a long-standing tradition that depicts the year’s events through a collection of photographs and stories. For this year’s publication, I, WaiKun editor-in-chief, displayed the traditions that are evergoing and changing on our campus. We would like to thank the MSu students, faculty and staff who submitted photos and give a special thank you to Zeno Ferguson, MSU Alum who contributed many event photos. --Amber Moore-Mentavlos

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