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Mustang Hoofprints: April 5

April 5, 2012
By Chris Hmielewski , Marshall Independent

Hello Mustang Fans!

I would like to thank Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce and Cal Brink, the Executive Director, for inviting me to speak at the Marshall Leadership Academy (MLA) graduation on Monday. It was a wonderful program with testimonials and project presentations from the MLA Class of 2012. It was exciting to hear the enthusiasm shared by the entire graduating class on the positive learning experience the MLA provided them.

The next Mustang Booster Club event will be the David and Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic. The Golf Classic is an 18-hole, five-person scramble tournament being held on June 15 at the Marshall Golf Club, followed by the awards ceremony, a meal, live and silent auctions, and games lasting all evening.

The event will conclude the event with an 18-hole, five-person scramble tournament at the Tyler Golf Club on June 16 with an awards ceremony and social following the event. Please put these two events down on your calendar today.

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Hoofprints Trivia Question

Who is the only Mustang Women's Golfer to earn the NSIC Newcomer of the Year award?

The first person to email me at with the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt.

The SMSU baseball team (14-7 overall, 4-2 NSIC) will continue NSIC play on Friday and Saturday with a four-game series at Concordia-St. Paul (14-8, 6-4). Friday's doubleheader begins at 1:30 p.m., while Saturday's doubleheader is set to start at noon. SMSU will then have its first home games of the season next Wednesday, taking on Augustana in a doubleheader. The Mustangs are coming off a good mid-week doubleheader split on the road against St. Cloud State University who is ranked seventh nationally.

The SMSU softball team (16-12, 7-5) lost a pair of mid-week games this past Tuesday. The Mustangs will continue NSIC play on the road, traveling to Winona on Friday to take on Winona State, and Fayette, Iowa on Saturday to take on Upper Iowa. Both doubleheaders are set for a 1 p.m. start. SMSU is currently in fifth place in the NSIC standings.

The SMSU women's golf team next competition will be in the NSIC Spring Women's Golf Tournament held on April 21-22 at Dakota Ridge Golf Club in Morton.

The SMSU women's tennis team (0-14, 0-8) will compete again on April 14 with matches against Bemidji State and Upper Iowa at Gold's Gym in St. Cloud. The Mustangs will play the Beavers at 10 a.m., and the Peacocks at 5 p.m.

Good luck to all of our teams this week and Believe in Brown!

n Congratulations to Rick Haberman, who provided the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprint's Question: How many head coaches has SMSU had in the history of the Mustang tennis program? We have had seven head coaches of the SMSU tennis program; Maggie Cleiseth, Jan Kline, Pam Brown, Hugh Curtler, Amy Pivec, George Seldat and Charlie Kost two different times.



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