MSU News & Notes, March 26

Running of the Mustangs Fun Run

The third annual Running of the Mustangs Fun Run is set for Saturday, April 14 on the campus of Midwestern State University.
Flat and fast out-and-back routes of 5,000 meters and 1 mile will be carved through the beautiful MSU campus with the start and finish lines in front of D.L. Ligon Coliseum off of Council Drive.
Registration is $20 through April 1 then $25 through race day. MSU students/staff/faculty may enter for $10 on race day only with proper campus identification.
Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female, masters male and female, 14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus with special awards from Asics.
The first 75 participants will receive an MSU race souvenir.

Start time is set for 9 a.m.

Register online at, on site or via mail to:

2012 The Running of the Mustangs
c/o MSU Cross Country
3410 Taft  Blvd.
Wichita Falls, Texas  76308

MSU to Host Women's Basketball Tryouts

Midwestern State women's basketball will host its annual tryout on Wednesday, April 18 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

Prospects must fill out the tryout form below and bring a recent physical examination from within the last six months to participate in workouts.

Prospects must have exhausted all high school eligibility.  If a prospect has attended another collegiate institution, a release must also be obtained.

All current Midwestern students intending to tryout for the Mustangs must email their name and MSU identification number to assistant coach Christopher Reay at

For more information, contact Reay via email or at (940) 397-4406.

Women's Soccer to Host College Prep Combine

The Lone Star Conference champion Midwestern State University Women's Soccer team is pleased to announce its inaugural College Prep Combine.  Head Coach Jeff Trimble would like to extend an invitation to all high school and club players to take advantage of this rare opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge of the game under the direction of college coaches. 
Coaches from Midwestern State, Central Oklahoma, Hardin Simmons, and Tyler Junior College will be participating in this year's combine.  
The combine will be held on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas April 28-29, 2012. 
Get your registration in early to avoid being left out of this great opportunity to work with and be seen by collegiate coaches.

The combine is designed to give young players wishing to compete at the collegiate level the opportunity to train in a collegiate atmosphere, as well as exposure to college coaches. Participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to work with each of the collegiate coaches in group training. They will also participate in small sided games and full sided matches, so that they can display their skill. It also allows the coaches to evaluate each player's strengths and weaknesses with the intent to help the participants improve their game to better prepare them for their collegiate experience. There will also be a session discussing recruiting/eligibility procedures, as well as what young players should do to make that transition as smooth as possible.
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MSU Women Lead After 1st Round of Bluebonnet Classic

The Midwestern State Mustangs hold the lead after the first round of the Bluebonnet Classic at the Tangle Ridge Golf Course in Grand Prairie.
The Mustangs posted a 307 as a team to hold a five-stroke lead over Lubbock Christian at 312 and Western Texas College at 313.
The Mustangs were led by Taylor Klutts and Kendra Whittley, who are among a four-way tie in second at 2-over-par 74.
Brenna Moore added a 4-over 76, while Lauren Romines put up an 83.  The Mustangs also got an 84 from Lindsey Burkhart.  Playing as an individual, Brittany Smith struggled with a 93.
Complete results were not immediately available.
The Mustangs look for their second team win of the year when they play the final round of the tournament on Tuesday.

Mustang Men 3rd After Day 1 in North Alabama

The Midwestern State Mustangs got strong play from Derek Oland and Sam Smith to stand third as a team after the first two rounds of the University of North Alabama Spring Classic at the Fightin' Joe Course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Oland and Smith are tied for fifth individually after touring the par 72, 7,126 yard course twice in 1-over par 145.
Oland, a freshman from McKinney/Boyd, fired a 4-under-68 in the morning's opening round, but followed with a 5-over-77 in the afternoon round.
Smith, a junior from Archer City, opened up with a 1-under-71 and added a 2-over-74 in the afternoon to lead the Mustangs.
Thanks to the pair, the Mustangs tallied a 297-298—595 to stand third.  Host North Alabama posted two rounds under par on their home course to lead as a team at 3-under-573, with Wilmington (Del.) standing in second at 587.  MSU holds a one stroke advantage over Huntingdon (Ala.) at 596 and two over Cameron (Okla.) at 598.
"Derek had great ball striking in the first round," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray.  "He eagled 17 and birdied 18 to come in at 68."
"Sam played well both rounds from tee to green.  He struggled a bit on some of the greens."
The Mustangs got a 155 from Raine Copeland after rounds of 79 and 76, with Brett Perry adding a pair of 79's for a 158.  Jeremy LeGuen posted a 156 for the day, as he started with an 85 in the first 18 and countered with a 1-under-71 in the afternoon.
"We are in position to have a great finish," added Ray.  "This is the best field we have played this year."
The Mustangs conclude the tournament with a final round on Tuesday.