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Mustangs Shut Out St. Cloud State

Mustangs Shut Out St. Cloud State

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 17, 2012

The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team picked up two victories against St. Cloud State University on April 11. The Mustangs won 4-3 in the first game and 5-4 in game two. The Mustangs started game one off with Christine Borowiak scoring on a single by Kris Penick in the bottom of the...

Baseball Drops Home Opener to Augustana

Baseball Drops Home Opener to Augustana

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 17, 2012

The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team fell to Augustana in their home opener doubleheader. The Vikings edged the Mustangs in game one, winning 2-1 and took game two 12-10. The Mustangs were plagued by hot pitching from Augustana, who recorded 11 strikeouts from Derek Hanson. Augustana...

Fitzgerald Honored with Academic All-America Third Team

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 17, 2012

Despite enduring many changes in the coaching staff over the last four years, at least one thing about the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s soccer team has remained constant: Kelly Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, a senior from Marshalltown, Iowa, was recently named to the 2011 Academic All-America...

Mustangs Oust Minnesota-Crookston

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team swept the University of Minnesota- Crookston in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader. The Mustangs took the first game 5-2, followed by an easy 11-3 win in the second game. A single by sophomore infielder Ashley Gigax started the...

Mustangs Go 3-1 in Series

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team fell to Upper Iowa 6-2 in game one of a four game series on Sunday, April 1. Upper Iowa scored three runs, two unearned, on two Mustangs errors in the second inning to give them a 3-0 lead. An SMSU pitching error by Steven Wehr helped Upper Iowa...

Klinkner Honored with Courage Award

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

Former Southwest Minnesota State University football player Derek Klinkner has recently received a new accolade to add to his already impressive resume; on March 19, it was announced that Klinkner would be receiving the “Courage Award” from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation...

Reinsma Pins Down All-American Honors

Reinsma Pins Down All-American Honors

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

March 21, 2012

Coming into the 2011-2012 wrestling season, Justin Reinsma set out with a goal for himself that many collegiate athletes strive for: an All-American ranking. Receiving this honor puts him in an elite group of athletes from Southwest Minnesota State University. He has become just the eighth Mustang to...

Mustangs Go 1-1 in Doubleheader

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

March 21, 2012

The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team went 1-1 at the nonconference doubleheader against Northern State University on Friday, March 16. Coming off a 7-3 loss in the first game, the Mustangs trampled the Wolves in game two, putting together a 6-1 win. In game one, SMSU maintained a 3-2 lead int...

Mustang Men Fall To MSUM

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

March 21, 2012

A hard-fought postseason run by the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team was ended in Golden, Colo. by Minnesota State University-Moorhead in an 82-66 loss during the National Collegiate Athletic Association II Central Region Tournament. The Mustangs got off to a sluggish start wh...

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