Hello Mustang Fans!
This Saturday, the SMSU women's basketball program and the Affiliated Community Medical Center will partner to sponsor Breast Cancer Awareness night during both our basketball games. The event will feature educational displays, a number of activities throughout the night leading up to halftime of the Mustang men's basketball games where students and student-athletes have volunteered to donate their hair to Locks of Love. Head women's basketball coach Allison Kruger has asked all fans attending Saturday's games to sport their best pink outfit.
This year's Gold Rush Raffle, hosted by the Mustang Booster Club, will be Feb. 25 in the SMSU Conference Center Ballroom. Tickets are just $50 each for your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, call the athletic department at 507-537-7204. The tickets are starting to go fast, so please contact us today to secure your opportunity to win some great prizes and be part of an enjoyable social atmosphere.
If you have not been to the Gold Rush Raffle, you should buy a raffle ticket and join us for a night of fun, friendship and laughter. Every year, the raffle gets great reviews from the people who attend. It is a mid-winter social event that you will not want to miss with cash prizes, give-aways, mystery prizes, games, and silent and live raffle items. The Gold Rush Raffle is sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club and has sold out all six years. For more information on the Gold Rush Raffle, please go to SMSUmustangs.com and click on the "Gold Rush Raffle" button on the right side of our webpage.
Here is a rundown of the Mustang Booster Club and SMSU Athletics Department special events still to come in late February:
Gold Rush RaffleFriday, Feb. 25 - 6 p.m. (Social Hour)
What Mustang baseball player holds the career home run record for the SMSU baseball team?
The first person to email me at MustangHoofPrints@SMSU.edu with the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt. The winner will be announced on The Saturday Morning Mustang Show between 9-10 a.m. on 1400 AM each week.
Hall of Honor Saturday, Feb. 26 - 1 p.m.
The SMSU women's basketball team (7-14, 6-11 NSIC) returns home this weekend for a pair of NSIC games. The Mustangs welcome Concordia-St. Paul (13-8, 12-5 NSIC) on Friday night before playing host to St. Cloud State (10-11, 7-10 NSIC) on Saturday.
The SMSU men's basketball team (9-12, 6-11 NSIC), currently in 11th place in the NSIC standings, returns home this weekend for a pair of home games at the R/A Facility in Marshall, MN.
On Friday, SMSU will take on sixth-place Concordia-St. Paul (13-8, 10-7 NSIC). SMSU will conclude the weekend on Saturday, taking on St. Cloud State (12-9, 11-6 NSIC), which is currently tied for fourth place. Mustang women's basketball will start at 6 p.m. both nights, with the men's tip-off slated for 8 p.m.
The SMSU wrestling team (5-3-1, 1-3 NSIC) will hit the road for its first road NSIC dual of the season. The Mustangs are set to take on No. 8 Minnesota State-Mankato (8-4, 4-1 NSIC) today, with action beginning at 7 p.m. at Bresnan Arena in Mankato. SMSU will return home on Friday for its final home dual of the season against Buena Vista (Iowa) (4-8) at 7 p.m. in the PE Gym. The Mustangs are coming off a big NSIC victory over the 20th-ranked Minnesota State-Moorhead Dragons last Saturday.
The Mustang wheelchair basketball team (9-5 overall) will be back in action this Friday and Saturday when it heads to the University of Missouri to compete in four games. The Mustangs will take on the University of Illinois, University of Missouri, University of Texas-Arlington and Edinboro University.
Congratulations to Mustang wheelchair basketball Student-athlete Trisha Kienitz, who has been invited to tryout for the under-25 Women's National Team. Kienitz, a native of Raymond, is in her first season on the wheelchair basketball team at SMSU. The freshman also competes on the school's women's golf team.
The SMSU tennis team opens NSIC play against Mary on Saturday, with the dual match set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Good luck to all of our Mustang Teams this week. Go Mustangs!
Congratulations to Rick Haberman, who provided the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: Who was the last Mustang women's tennis student-athlete to be elected into the SMSU Hall of Honor? Leslie Jacobsen was inducted in the SMSU Hall of Honor in 2002, and in 2005 Jacobsen was inducted into the NSIC Hall of Fame .