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Wai-Kun 2013-2014

Building on Tradition Midwestern State University

Our Voice {Student Life}.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg. 4 Our Dedication {Honors}.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 20 Our Drive {Organizations}.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 36 Our Home Team {Atlethics}.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 44

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long live

PRIDE

Midwestern State University made the transition from the Indians to the Mustangs seven years ago. While the change was difficult for some, MSU alumni and students continue to embrace the rich history and various traditions which were first instilled in 1922. MSU has welcomed and adapted to living life as a Mustang, but hopes the indian pride lives long into the future years.

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Finding our Student Life

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fter nearly 92 years, MSU has managed to keep tradition alive for both its current students and alumni. by placing a strong emphasis on teaching and engaging undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom. Some of the unique and long lasting traditions MSU carries

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are Family Day, Finals Frenzy, and Caribfest. MSU almost has a worldwide recognized campus because of events like Welcome Week, Greek Week, Homecoming and the Honors Recognition Banquet. While students build and create their own memories at MSU, there is no ignoring the rich western history of the Mustangs.


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Come together

food, family and fun

Family Day

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amily Day is designed to bring students’ family, friends and loved ones to campus. This year, the weather created the perfect conditions for outside activities. Guests were able to enjoy food and festivities in the Quad all morning and into the afternoon. There was a

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balloon artist, a caricaturist, a magician, inflatable activities, and face painting on campus grounds. In the late afternoon, families could make their way over to Memorial stadium to enjoy a tailgate extravaganza and watch the MSU football team take on Texas A&M Kingsville.


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students celebrate Caribfest

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the rhythm

he Caribbean Student Organization put on another successful Caribfest event in late September. The organization kicked the week off with Expressions, a poetry reading and its annual pageant. The pageant and culture show are

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dance to

a combination of cultural music and bright colorful costumes. Spectators of the Caribfest parade lined Council Drive to watch students march through the streets. The weeklong event concluded with a Soca show and Glow fete party.


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south

his year’s homecoming kept it country with a WILD WEST SHOW theme. Students got involved by competing in the Lip Sync Competition, enjoying a chuck wagon picnic while celebrating Maverick’s 7th birthday party, walking in the torchlight parade that kicks off the bonfire and pep rally, and by 10

MSU keeps it country

racing in the cardboard boat race after the annual fish fry. During the week, there was an appearance by comedian Ryan Reiss and artist Shaunette Hildabrand. The week ended on Saturday with the homecoming parade, tailgating party, and then a football game against West Alabama.


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feel the beat

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The Rhythm

he MSU band is most known for marching at football games but they do much more. Each year, the band leads the way for the annual torch-light parade during homecoming week. It also hosts multiple concerts on campus including the

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Christmas concert that kicks off the Fantasy of Lights. Along with performing at football games, a smaller pep-band plays at most MSU home basketball games. Without the band, school events would be much quieter and less exciting.


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[Teams] Team Alpha: Chi Omega, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Sigma >Team Beta: Sigma Kappa, Sigma Nu > Team Gamma: Alpha Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Lambda Alpha > Team Delta: Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha, Phi Sigma Kappa

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the

greek week goes hollywood

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reek life teamed up in early April to compete in friendly competition between the sororities and fraternities. Sororities and fraternities were drawn at random and divided into four teams: Alpha, Delta, Beta, and Gamma. This year the competition had a ‘Hollywood’ theme. There was a food eating competition and a Greek goddess and god pageant to open the week, Team Delta and Team Alpha claimed those wins. Tuesday things continued with the annual sing song competition where Team Beta switched it up

for the win. Greeks and non-greeks joined together at the Wellness Center Wednesday evening for a game of dodge ball and, on Thursday evening, all the teams joined forces to create a Hollywood themed display out of canned foods in the Atrium. Team Alpha swept the competition again in the Greek Olympics Friday afternoon. To close out the week, all teams got dressed up to celebrate their achievements and honor Team Delta for winning the overall competition!

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Calm before

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the storm

very semester since 2003, on the Thursday before finals begin, UPB along with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management hosts Finals Frenzy. Finals Frenzy provides themed exciting entertainment. This year, the theme for fall

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students cram for finals

was Casino Night and the theme for spring was Luau At Casino Night there were games, mocktails, Christmas ornaments to decorate and a wax hand station. In the spring, there was a tie-dye station, snow cones and a photobooth and much more.


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Guest speakers shake up the crowd

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he Artist Lecture series has been bringing speakers and performers to the MSU campus since 1964. This year the student committee brought Dr. Drew Pinsky, Shaunette Hildabrand, Pentatonix, and Ethan Zohn to the Akin Auditorium for students and community members to enjoy. Dr. Drew pinsky, from Celebrity Rehab and Teen Mom, spoke

about his work in TV and as a practicing physician. MSU alumna. Shaunette Hildabrand, wowed guests with her musical performance. Pentatonix, winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-off, gave an exciting sold out performance. Finally, 2002 winner of SurvivorAfrica, Ethan Zohn, challenged students to help others.

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very merry

MSU unveils new displays

holiday affair

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ue to inclement weather hitting Wichita Falls, the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony was postponed until the tenth of December. Though the event was pushed back, the cold weather and icy conditions did not stop students or community members from coming to enjoy the holiday festivities. Hot chocolate was provided for

visitors, and Santa even paid a visit to the children before the opening ceremony. The festival unveiled two new displays: Toy story and a Nutcracker carousel created and donated by community members. These new displays are the first addition to the Fantasy of Lights in more than ten years. Fantasy of Lights 19


OUr dedica Honors

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SU is able to grow and succeed because of the dedicated students and alumni. Each year at the Homecoming football game, past athletes are honored for all of their hard work on and off the court or field. Also, each spring, current students are honored at the annual Honors Banquet. Each classification has

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an outstanding man and woman, and each major has one outstanding student. There are also other great awards awarded at the banquet. Of course, the most exciting and recognizable honor is graduation --held each fall and spring. Graduation is a time for each student to be recognized and applauded for finishing the race and obtaining a degree.


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Hardin Scholar

Since 1961, the Hardin Foundation has presented the highest award for academic excellence, at MSU, to a senior student each spring semester. The award is highly prestigious and carries a $2,500 scholarship.

Cara Anne Mack Mack is from Llano, TX and is majoring in mathematics with a minor in business administration. She is a member of the MSU track and cross country teams where she has received several awards including MSU’s Top GPA Female Athlete and as the Lone Star Conference (LSC) Women’s Academic Runner of the Year. Mack is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Redwine Honors Program at MSU, the LSC Track and Field All-American Team, and the LSC Track All-Academic Team. Mack’s community service includes volunteering with cycling event The Duel, Hotter ‘N Hell Trail Race, and the MSU Cycling meet. She also volunteers with the MSU Great Day of Service, Mustangs Rally, and the Wee-Chi-Tah Half Marathon. last summer. She plans to attend graduate school as she pursues a career in actuarial science. 22


Clark Scholar

In 1976, the Clark Scholar Award was established to honor E.B. Clark, a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MSU Foundation. The award is presented to a junior each spring and carries a $1,500 scholarship.

Jesse Clyde Brown Brown is pursuing a dual degree in criminal justice and management. Brown is a two-term president of the MSU Order of Kappa Alpha Society and is the chapter’s National Undergraduate Chairman nominee for 2014. He also serves as treasurer of MSU’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society and was a head peer counselor for MSU Spirit Days. Brown volunteers for the Salvation Army, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Interfaith Ministry, the American Cancer Center Relay for Life, the Adopt a Highway Program, and the Adopt a Family for Christmas Program. Brown plans to attend law school after graduation.

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Viola Grady Leadership Award

Alumni Association Award

Sanan Aamir

Emily Baudot

James L. Stewart Service Award

Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Greek Man of the Year

Jesse Brown 24

Greek Woman of the Year

Brennan Taylor


Outstanding

Man and Woman of the Year

Cody Parish

Shelby Davis

Outstanding

Graduate Man and Woman of the Year

Robin Goodfellowe

Anna Lerew-Phillips Outstanding Students 25


Outstanding

Senior Man and Woman of the Year

Tanner Parsons

Brenda Pron

Outstanding

Junior Man and Woman of the Year

Jonathan Henderson 26

Danielle Schwertner


Outstanding

Sophomore Man and Woman of the

Bradley Groves

Alicia Ward

Outstanding

Freshman Man and Woman of the

Jermery Washington

Megan Piehler Outstanding Students 27


Outstanding English Student

Outstanding Psychology Student

Outstanding International Studies Student

Outstanding Political Science Student

Cody Parish

Anna Neuzilova

Outstanding Graduate Student in Humanities and Social Scielnce

Anna Lerew-Phillips

Connie Young Won Kim

Amy Brister

Vinson Award in Creative Writing

Rachael Krygsman

Outstanding History Student

Joseph Stephen Hadwal

Outstanding Sociology Student

Michael Winters

Outstanding Student in Humanities

Sian Mapuvire

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Outstanding BAAS Student

Rachael Eckeberger

Outstanding Student in Foreign Language

Joshua Parrish


College of Science and Mathmatics

Outstanding Chemistry Student

Chanez Valeena Symister

Outstanding Mathematics Student

Lindsey Moseley

Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Student

Kevin Carlton

Outstanding Geoscience Student

Raychel Fristoe

Outstanding Chemical Labratory Science Student

Outstanding Biology Student

Jamie Foster

Outstanding Computer Science Student

Francillia Graham

Simbarashe Musarurwa

Outstanding Physics Student

Outstanding Graduate Student in Science and Mathmatics

Kelly Ferguson

Kimberly Beck

Outstanding Environmental Science Student

Ermon “David� Thomas

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Outstanding Economics Student

Robert Press

Outstanding Management Student

Tammie Perry

Outstanding Graduate Student in Business Administration

Sheron Findley

Outstanding Managment Information Systems Student

Outstanding Accounting Student

Cynthia Yerby

Sara Cuba

Not Pictured: Outstanding Finance Student

Jordan Griffin

Outstanding General Business Student Outstanding Marketing Student

Brent Wattigny

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Auguste Denton

Dillard College of Business Administration


Gordon T. & Ellen West College of Education

Outstanding Elementary Education Student

Samantha Groves

Outstanding Special Education Student

Outstanding Graduate Student in Education

Kelly Plorin

Melanie Kowalick Not Pictured: Outstanding Kinesiology Student

Eric Olsen Outstanding Students 31


Outstanding Art Student

Outstanding Music Student

Jesse Baggett

Richard Huessner

Outstanding Theater Student

Outstanding Mass Communication Student

Heather Berryhill

Shelby Davis

Lamar D. Fain College Of Fine Arts Not Pictured:

Vinson Award in Journalism

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College of Health and Sciences and Human Services

Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student

Outstanding Criminal JusticeStudent

Karissa Lang

Jesse Brown

Outstanding Exercise Physiology Student

Eric Glad

Outstanding Radiologic Science Student

Samantha Brownwell

Outstanding Respiratory Care Student

Brenda Pron

Not Pictured: Outstanding Athletic Training Student

Joshua Graves

Outstanding Social Work Student

Aaron Hallcroft

Outstanding Nursing Student

Brianna Bennett

Outstanding Graduate Student in Health Sciences and Human Services

Ashleigh Welter

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celebrating

congratulations on walking the stage

Graduation

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Discoverin Organizat

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ith nearly 100 student organizations, possibilities and opportunities are endless. Organizations range in categories from religious, to Greek, to academic and many more. Organizations give students the opportunity to connect with their peers,

network with different faculty members, and make a change in the community through service projects. With a diverse group of organizations, each student is sure to find the place he or she belongs. By finding their place, student can discover their drive and make a brighter future for themselves and their peers.

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UPB University Programming Board strives to continue the legacy of excellence created within Midwestern State University.

RHA Residence Hall Association

is a group of residents whose focus is to create a seamless living and learning environment.

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CSO Caribbean Students Organization fosters a closer understanding between individuals of Caribbean and American cultures.

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Is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.

Alpha Phi Sorority

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CCC Catholic Campus Center

is a faith based community that comes together for fellowship, service, prayer and fun.

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as a whole, maintains the highest standard of sisterhood while each Sigma possesses her own sense of individuality.

Sigma Kappa Sorority

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RC

promotes and increases the understanding of the radiologic profession.

Radiology Club

ΣΛΑ Sigma Lambada Alpha

promotes leadership and encourages women to esucceed in life through higher education.

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RA Resident Assistants

are students living in the dorms working as a mentor and assisting residents with problems

ΚΣ Kappa Sigma Fraternity

is committed to fostering a close cooperative partnership and creating lifelong friendships

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ΧΩ

is forever committed to its founding purposes: friendship ,personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits.

Chi Omega Sorority

SNA Student Nursing Association

has direct input into standards of nursing education and influences the education process.

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ur home team hletics

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rom fan busses to student sections, students and community members show their pride while supporting the home team. This year, partly due to the community’s support, all of the athletic teams contunied the winning tradition and had record breaking seasons.

Multiple student athletes were recognized by the Lone Star Conference throughout the year for their academic and athletic achievements. The community and campus continues to applaud these students for all of their hard work and shows their support for the home teams.

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Big Dreams&

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Mustangs fought a hard fight

Bright lights

he MSU Mustangs’ season started off with a heartbreaking loss against Tarleton at the AT&T Stadium. The men quickly recovered with seven straight wins. The Mustangs could not continue the winning streak towards the end of the season though, after losing the last two match-ups. During the regular season the Mustangs, ranked 24th, and faced West Texas A&M, no. 25. The men were barely defeated 19-12, which contributed to the team being left out of post season play for the first time since 2008. However, some players continued to make headlines even after

the regular season. MSU’s all-time leading rusher Keidrick Jackson became the first MSU player to receive first team all-conference honors three times in school history when he was named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Back of the year this season. Neiko Conway, Bryan Keith, Shadow Stokes, Marqui Christian were also named to the LSC first team. Mustangs named to the LSC second team were Greg Saladino, Randall Arbuckle, Taiyon Jackson, Armonti Yharbrough, and Will Harris. Dominique Williams was named in honorable mentions.

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1>Keidrick Jackson, 2>Shavodrick Beaver, 3>Chauncey Harris, 4>Jake Glover, 5>Brandon Gordon, 6>Jalen Moore, 7>Derek Lockhart, 8>Taiyon Jackson, 9>Lynn Williams, 10>Joe Sanders, 11>C.J. Steward, 12>Jerryl Yarbrough, 13>LaKeith Murray, 14>Quade Coward, 15>Ian Day, 16>Bernard Griffin, 17>Marqui Christian, 18>Ricardo Riascos, 19>Mitchell Henton, 20>Peter Smith, 21>Dominique Williams, 22>Neiko Conway, 23>Daveon Parrish, 24>Statron Jones, 25>Eric Luna, 26>Deyleon Williams, 27>Lafrontae Conkleton, 28>Dante Taylor, 29>Antoine Morris, 30>Bernard Afutiti, 30>Dejon Haye, 31>Andy Alkhazshvilly, 32>Michael Adeyemi, 33>Daniel Laudermilk, 34>Harvey Giddens, 35>Donny Walsh, 36>Demetrich Gilliam, 37>Greg Saladino, 38>Gadrian Muse, 39>Dontae Armstrong, 41>Deneldric Hudgens, 42>Herb Monroe, 43>Adam Hill, 44>Terrence Anderson, 45>Phillip Sanders, 46>Eric Olson, 47>Aaron Moore, 48>Tyler Tackett, 49>Nick Bourgeois, 51>Sam Lawlis, 52>Paul Eteaki, 54>Malcolm McKinney, 55>Travis Stephens, 56>Elijah Winston, 57>Harold Wills, 58>Will Harris, 59>Bryan Keith, 61>Chester Faiai, 62>Randall Arbuckle, 63>Tyler Hackbarth, 64>Shadow Stokes, 65>Nathan Bartley, 68>Case Winkler, 70>Andrew Dockrill, 71>Joel Onyia, 74>Nathan Devan, 75>Derek Mankins, 76>Paul Brown, 77>Phillip McKinnon, 78>Tre’ Goodwin, 80>Mark Strange, 82>Blaine Curren, 83>Nick Lewis, 84>Arsenio Phillips, 85>Breion Evans, 86>Josh Murray,87>Greg Allen, 88>Brandon Grant, 90>Armonti Yharbrough, 91>Robert Kitchen, 93>Kevin Lowery, 94>Stephan Gehringer, 95>Torrey Dickey, 96>Cameron Williams, 97>Xavier Jones, 98>Brandon Wilson

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[Roster] 1>Madelyn Johnson, 2>Sarah Rosinke, 3>Scout Wonsang, 4>Alyssa Fulgium, 5>Beatriz Villalba, 6>Hunter Porter, 7>Michelle Blount, 8>Casey Fletcher, 9>Marissa Olivares, 10>Caitlin Wallace, 11>Sarah Garfield, 12>Brandi Flores,14>Marija Jovanovic, 16>Nicole Marzik, 17>Angel Summers, 18> Morgan Lienemann, 20>Kaitlyn Molloy, 21>Cody Moore

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women beating the odds

expectations

he volleyball team had its winningest season since 2008. The team made its seventh appearance in the Lone Star Conference Tournament and hoped to win its first postseason match. The Mustangs fought hard through the opening game but fell short of securing the win. Although the team did not make it deep into the playoffs, many of its members garnered

honors. Caitlin Wallace was named firstteam All-Lone Star conference and earned Academic All-Lone Star Conference honors. Wallace also became the third player in program history to amass 300 career blocks and ranked eighth in the LSC .98 blocks per set, Marija Jovanovic and Sarah Garfield were named honorable mention by the Lone Star Conference.

[Season Record 17-13 Conference Record 7-9]

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raising the

#7 in south region

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he men’s soccer team defied all expectations when it swept through its competition this season. Dominating the leader boards, the men won twelve of the eighteen games they played in the season. Apart from one another, the men showed gratitude for the Mustang fans that continually packed the stands and cheered them

on at the home gameswhether there be rain or shine. With their new found confidence and support, the team worked to give their friends and family a rip-roaring show. Their overwhelming drive and love for the game was present throughout the season and proved to headline their success on the field.

[Season Record 12-4-2 Conference Record ]

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[Roster] 00>Nick Petolick, 0>Drake Szczepinski, 1>Nathan Kenyon, 2>Michael Brody, 3>Javan Toledo, 4>Andrew Power, 5>Kalen Ryden, 6>B.A. Catney, 7>Juan Farres, 8>Cameron Duckworth, 9>Idrissa Camara, 10>Michael Klodzinski, 11>Paul Sunderland, 12>Dan Johns, 13>Chase Robertson, 14>Sam Bartek, 15>Eric Glad, 16>Ben Clarvis, 17>Kyle Baccus, 18>Isaac Pile, 19>Reis Woolley, 20> Emmanuel Yacho, 21>VcMor Eligwe, 22>Ben Hutchings, 23>Len Smith, 24>Griff Stratford, 25>Ryan Costen, 26>Darin Kruzich, 27>Laurence Chamberlain, 28>Gabriel Cano, 30>Sylvester Contreras Soccer 51


[Roster] 00>Tori Davis, 0>Kallie Essary, 1>Courtney Burnette, 01>Mandy Saal, 2>Aly Wade, 3>Abbey Barnum, 4>Nicole Coetzer, 5> Callie Briseno, 6>Lizzie Navarette, 7>Alexandria Edwards, 8>Stephanie Bonilla, 9>Mickey Brown, 10> Tatyanny Griffiths, 11>Katy Catney, 12>Anna Molen, 13> Katie Huff, 14>Jackie Bucy, 15>Alexandra Copp, 16> Payton Fookes, 17>Emily Saville, 18>Kayla Cheesman, 19>Kensli Pounds, 20>Morgan Hannon, 21>Hunter Davis-Overall, 22>Ashley Cottrell, 23>Alyssa Parkhill, 24>Lauren Fambrough, 25>Carina Dunnahoo, 26>Haley Britton, 27>Alexa Harmon, 28>Kayla Ramos

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one word,

lonestar conference campions

champions

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here was no stopping the performances. Among those women’s soccer team this recognized were; senior goalseason. They dominated the keeper Kallie Essary, sophomore score board and took the title midfielder Morgan Hannon and of Lone Star Conference sophomore forward Ashley Champions. The team won Cottrell. While the women’s thirteen of twenty-one games soccer team had an outstanding overall during the season and season, they look forward to three of the women received advancing even further in the All-Region Honors and NSCAA seasons to come. All-Region team for their [Season Record 13-5-3 Conference Record 7-2-1] Soccer 53


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We are

showing MSU pride

Midwestern

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he MSU cheer team has achieved great things this season and they continue to create a positive and lively atmosphere at events on campus and in the community. From homecoming week to sporting events, both cheer squads kept the audience cheering this year. However, they not only made noise on campus, they

also got rowdy in Orlando, Florida in late January as they competed in the National Championship. MSU swept their opponents on the first day and progressed into the second day of competition. They successfully snagged fourth place overall at the world famous: Wide World of Sports.

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[Roster] Zachary Apperson, Ryder Chruchwell, Paul De La Cruz, Jalal Elrosoul, Holden Fiscus, Michael Hamilton, Robert Hennesey, George Holt, Desmind Jombe, Nzwanai Kanyangarara, Benedikt Kling, Ngonidzashe Maruta, Michael McKinney, Lewis Momno, Simarashe Musarurwa, Cody O’Donnell, Eric Olson, Thomas Ramsey, Matthew Rodgers, Anthony Sequera, Bobby Taton, Chris Thompson, Marco Torres, Simeon Trevino, Jarred Ward

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not another

rugby fights back

turnover

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SU rugby is definitely a strong contender when it comes to a man’s sport. Rugby is a style of football that refers to two current sports, rugby league and rugby union. Introduced on to Midwestern’s campus in 1988 by Rod Puentes, the team has always played by the motto “no pads, no mercy, just guts and glory.” This

season, the men played eight games and were victorious in three of them. MSU rugby has continued to compete across the state of Texas and represent Midwestern at full capacity. These men work hard on and off the playing field to represent their university and their name.

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[Roster] Brittany Adams, Melody Caldwell, Janel Campbell, Danielle Chavarria, Carrie Finson, Ashley Flores, C.J. Frizzell, Abigail Gonzalez, Alexandria Kohrs, Kim Krezonoski, Michelle Krezonoski, Ana Lopez, Cara Mack, Emma Ramirez, Rubi Rodarte, Maranda Rodriguez, Gabby Ruiz, Maira Salinas, Lucia Trejo

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Keep on moving

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another great season

Cross Country

t the start of the season the Mustangs were looking to claim the Lone Star Conference title for the fifth time in six seasons. Despite a very successful season, the Mustangs fell short. They finished third at LSC, which is a great accomplishment, and advanced to the regional championship. Six of the

cross country runners ran their seasonbest at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championship, but they still fell short of advancing to nationals. However, Ashley Flores and Janel Campbell garnered All-LSC honors this season. Also, for the third consecutive year, Flores earned allregion honors.

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Mustang Players: Tony Baca, David Barrett, Sean Brown, Caden Burross, Evan Bybee, Aldo Curiel, Erick Goytia, Fidel Goytia, Bailey Hess, Eduardo Juarez, Jessica Prinner, Ricky Randall, Roy Richeson, Danny Robertson, Claire Routledge, Cory Scott, Austin Smith, Amber Vredenburg, Ashley Weaver

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To Ride

he Mustangs cycling team had another year for the record books. Eight members of the cycling team are certified track racers. All eight raced at track nationals in Spring, Colorado during mid September. The group finished fifth place overall and fifth in the team sprint. Jessica Prinner took the title of Collegiate Track Nationals champion. During spring, the team competed in multiple road races which led to the SCCCC Road Championship. 60

Mustangs claim a spot at Nationals

This year, the Mustangs hosted the championship in Wichita Falls. Results from the races placed the cycling team in first place overall in the conference. The men and women’s A group and Angela Streadwick, from women’s class B, advanced to the CapTech USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship. The team took sixth place at the National Road Race Championship, its best finish since 2010.


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[Roster] 0>Monzaigo Williams, 1>Eddie D’Haiti, 2>DeJuan Plummer, 3>Devante Pullum, 4>Michael Ashiofu, 5>Kevin Wagner, 10>Patrick Smith, 11> Tavarion Nix, 14>Derrell Gibbs, 15>Xavier Blackburn, 21>Derek Kaster, 23>JaMichael Rivers, 24>Cam Adderley, 32> Abiodun Adegoke, 33>DeVaughn Jones, 35>Nick Powell, 55> Cory Bennett

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another outstanding season for the Mustangs

THE GAME

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he Mustangs had another impeccable season this year. The Mustangs closed the season with a 24-8 record. MSU claimed its third straight Lone Star Conference championship and earned its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division South Central Regional semifinal. The Mustangs journey only came to an end when they were defeated by the No. 1 team in the country, Metro State, during the fight

for their fourth regional title in the past five years. Point guard Monzaigo Williams was named second-team All-South Central Region, chosen by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Williams also garnered All-Lone Star Conference accolades. Four-time defensive player of the week, Xavier Blackburn, gained second-team mention and earned a spot on the all-defensive team. Basketball 63


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VICTORY

he MSU women’s basketball team had another season for the record books. The team ended regular seaon with a 1710 record. The women advanced into the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament as the No. 4 seed. After the LSC Postseason Tournament, the Mustangs were selected to play in the NCAA Division II postseason for the second consecutive season. The team was narrowly defeated during

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the Mustangs are at it again

the NCAA Division II South Central Regional quarterfinals by No. 4 Colorado Mesa.. Junior forward Andrea Carter was named to the Daktronics second-team All-South Central Region honors, All-Lone Star Conference First Team, and LSC All-Defensive Team. Senior guard Kristi Degelia and junior guard Dianna Jones were named All-LSC Honorable Mention.


[Roster] 3>Nicole Smallwood, 4>Janae McJunkins, 5>Lisa Hampton, 11>Andrea Carter, 12>Jennifer Sissel, 15>Hannah Selzer, 20>Rhea Levy, 22>Katie Brown, 23>Skyler Warrick, 24>Taylor Dowd, 25>Kirsti Degelia, 31>Shatoia Gober, 32>Shambreka Jones, 33>Dianna Jones, 43>Lynn Lumpkin-Boozer

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[Roster] Kacper Boborykin, Austin Crawford, Kyle Davidson, Tomas Grejtak, Luca Lalor, Jarrod Liston, Christopher Norrie, Tanner Pearson, Zack Santagate, Ramon Toyos

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on court

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tennis puts up a fight

advantage

he Mustangs shut out TexasPermian Basin at the MSU Tennis Center to end an incredible regular season play. This put the team at a perfect 11-0 against its in-region competing teams. As the 18th ranked team in the nation and the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division II South Central Region, the

Mustangs were guaranteed a place in the NCAA Tournament. After facing a few bumps in the road, the Mustangs were able to play hard and advance all the way to the Elite Eight at the NCAA Division II Championships. The season ended for the Mustangs when they fell to No. 1 ranked West Florida.

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[Roster] Courtney Anderson, Paige Boykin, Sydney Briner, Kayla Casey, Amy Clifton, Taylor Coffman, Lauren Pineda, Payton Scharfenberg, Madeline Schorlemmer

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double team

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tennis comes out on top

to Victory

he Mustangs really did have a season for the record books. Ranked No. 1 in the South Central Region, the Mustangs won their 22nd match of the season and had 14 straight wins. The women’s tennis team had not won more than 20 matches since 2005 and a 14 match winning streak was a new school record. After regular season play, the Mustangs went on to play Texas A&M-Kingsville in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference Tournament. The team beat Kingsville 5-1 and then swept Tarleton with a 5-0 victory and was name 2014

LSC Champions. The Mustangs advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Championship, but were defeated 5-0 by No. 5 Hawaii Pacific. The Mustangs fought their hearts out and finished the season strong. Multiple tennis players were named to the All-LSC Team. Amy Clifton, Kayla Casey, Taylor Coffman and Lauren Pineda were named to the All-LSC Doubles Team. Casey and Clifton were also named to the All-LSC Singles Team. Lastly, Clifton was named Freshman of the Year by the LSC and Casey was named Capital One Academic All-District. Tennis 69


[Roster] Jared Baker, Brandon Banks, Ryder Dillard, Colton Dorion, Ian Gallagher, Julio GonzalezGalvan, Colton Kowalick, Jeremy LeGuen, Derek Oland, Spencer Riley, Cody Rozales

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Mustangs continue the winning traditions

The Course

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he men’s golf team continued the winning tradition as they advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the fifth consecutive season. As a team the Mustangs finished 20th at the Super Regional Championship, carried by teammate Derek Oland, junior, who had a first place finish who finished the rounds -4. Oland

had a great season and was named Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, MSU’s Most Outstanding Student-Athlete, and to the PING All-South Central Team. At the NCAA II Championship Oland shot a 76, a 74, and a 72 tying for 19th at The Meadows on the Grand Valley State campus.

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[Roster] Sierra Campbell, Hayley Dambold, Caitlan Inman, Kynze Mann, Kellie Martin, Brenna Moore, Madison Smith

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perfectly in

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Women take 3rd championship

the groove

he Mustangs were selected to advance to the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf West Regional tournament for the third straight year after a third place team finish at the LSC Championship. After the first day of tournament play in the NCAA Division II Women’s Super Region Four Championship, the Mustangs stood eighth overall and just 14 strokes out of the final NCAA Division II Championship berth. After the second and

third day of play, the Mustangs finished the tournament in seventh place as a team with a 967 three day total. Brenna Moore, junior, garnered a All-Lone Star Conference title for the third consecutive year. Moore was named to the First-Team All-LSC team and she became the first person in MSU women’s golf history to become an All-American. Also, Hayley Dambold was named Honorable Mention in the All-LSC awards.

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playing

A

hard ball

nother strong season led the softball team to the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament. The Mustangs entered the tournament with a 28-21 record and ranked No. 8 in the South Central Region. In the opening round of the LSC Post Season Tournament, the Mustangs tied a single-game record when the hit six homeruns. Although they hit six homeruns, the Mustangs fell short during the opening game against Cameron. Even with the loss, Midwestern State earned an at-large bid to the South Central 1 Regional tournament. This is the Mustangs fourth postseason

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working hard during another season

appearance in the last five seasons. The Mustangs were defeated after a long battle with No. 1 West Texas A&M. Three MSU softball players in particular had a great season. Katelyn Vinson was named to the LSC All- Academic Team, NFCA All-South Central Second-Team All-Region, and Daktronics Second-Team All-Region. Kelley Schaefer was named to the LSC All-Postseason Tournament team. Kim Jerrick was named NFCA All-South Central Region First-Team AllRegion, Daktronics First-Team All-Region, and MSU’s Most Outstanding Student-Athlete.


[Roster] 1>Haley Howerton, 2>Claire Hopkins, 7>Jennifer Quintero, 8>Erin Knox, 9>Taylor Bermudes, 10>Demi Thompson, 11>Krisha Hamm, 14>Baylee Voigt, 15>Chelsey Wall, 16>Kim Jerrick, 17>Katherine Batey, 18>Katlyn Holmes, 19>Shelby Carter, 20>Katy Vandewater, 22>Katelyn Vinson, 24>Katelyn Potts, 25>Kelley Schaefer

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long live

tradition

The Wai-Kun is a long-standing tradition that records the history of MSU through a collection of photograpghs and stories. For this years publication we, the Wai-Kun staff, displayed the long standing traditions here on campus amd how student enbrace mustang culture. We would like to say thank you to the MSU students, faculty and staff who submitted photos to help with the finalization of this book. A special thank you to Zeno Ferguson and Mary Keber, MSU Alumni, who contributed sports photos throughout the year. May the Mustang pride and traditions live long. Sincerely, Shelby Davis and Amber Moore

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