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Mustang Hoofprints: May 12

May 12, 2011
By Chris Hmielewski

Hello Mustang Fans!

This Saturday, the Mustang football team will host the 7th Annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament at the Tyler Golf Club starting with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The cost is $100 per person and includes a gift and team photo, box lunch, refreshments, hole prizes, silent auction, raffle and dinner. Registration and the driving range will open at 10 a.m., followed by a four-person scramble starting at 11 a.m. A social, dinner and awards will held following the tournament at 4:30 p.m.

SMSU football head coach Cory Sauter told me Wednesday that they had 13 teams registered, with a goal of 18 teams for this year's tournament. If you are interested in playing in the 7th Annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament, contact Christian Guenther at 507-537-7097 for more information.

Also on tap for this summer, the Mustang Booster Club will host the 2011 Mustang Golf Classic, featuring a change in the format for this year's event. The Golf Classic will become a two-day event this year, with the traditional 18-hole, five-person scramble golf tournament on June 24 at the Marshall Golf Club. On Friday night following the golf tournament, the Mustang Booster Club will host a social at MGC open to golfers and community members, with entertainment, appetizers, beverages, a silent auction and concluding the programming with a live auction.

On June 25, the Mustang Booster Club will host a second 18-hole, five-person scramble golf tournament at the Tyler Golf Club. Both tournaments are tentatively scheduled to have a shotgun start beginning at 11 a.m. Please save the dates on your calendar and be looking for more information in my future Hoofprints articles, as well as at

The Mustang Booster Club will be starting its annual membership drive at the end of this month. We are always looking for passionate members of the Mustang family to participate on one of our three membership drive teams. It is a fun event to take part in with lots of laughter, camaraderie and competitive spirit amongst the teams. If you are interested in finding out more about how to join a membership drive team, please contact Tim Steinbach at 507-537-7204.

Fact Box

Hoofprints Trivia Question

How many years has Brian Brandt been the president of the Mustang Booster Club Executive Board?

The first person to email me at 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.

I would like to welcome Anthony Kerr and his wife to the Mustang family, as Kerr joins the Mustang football team as the linebackers coach and will take an active role with our special teams.

The SMSU baseball team finished the 2011 season 11-25 overall, including 7-18 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Last weekend, the Mustangs split their final doubleheader of the year with Wayne State in Wayne, Neb. This marks the first time in fifteen years the Mustang baseball team has not made it to the NSIC tournament. Congratulations to head coach Paul Blanchard on a great run!

Congratulations are also in order for outfielder Tyler Fayden for earning second team All-NSIC honors for the second straight year.

The SMSU softball team (29-19, 16-9 NSIC) ended its season last weekend, going 1-2 in the NSIC tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Mustangs were not selected for NCAA Division II postseason action due to Regis (Colo.) winning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament. Congratulations to SMSU head coach Shawn Semler, his staff and our softball players on a great season. Congratulations are also in order for pitcher Ali Honken for also earning second team All-NSIC honors for the Mustangs.

Next week will be my last Mustang Hoofprints article of the 2010-11 sports season.

Go Mustangs!

- No one was able to provide the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: How many years has SMSU been a member of NCAA Division II? SMSU and the NSIC became eligible for NCAA Division II Championship competition in 1995. SMSU has been a member of NCAA Division II for the past sixteen years.



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