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Mustang Hoofprints: April 19

April 19, 2012
By Chris Hmielewski , Marshall Independent

Hello Mustang Fans!

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.

The Mustang Booster Club will also be conducting its annual Membership Drive, scheduled to begin in late June. If you are interested in participating on one of the membership drive teams, please contact Tim Steinbach at 537-7204 for all your membership drive information.

For all your Mustang Booster Club and SMSU athletics news, schedules and information, go to

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Hoofprints Trivia Question

What Mustang softball pitcher has the record for most career wins?

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

The SMSU baseball team (20-13 overall, 10-8 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) split a doubleheader with Northern State this past Tuesday. The Mustangs are currently tied for sixth place in the NSIC with Concordia-St. Paul. This weekend the Mustangs will play a four-game set, hosting Wayne State College (21-12, 12-7) on Saturday and Sunday at Alumni Field. The first pitched is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

The SMSU softball team (20-18, 11-11) is also coming off an NSIC split on Tuesday against Concordia-St. Paul. The Mustangs will host their final two doubleheaders of the regular season as they play host to Northern State on Saturday and the University of Mary on Sunday.

SMSU is currently in eighth place in the NSIC, with both the Wolves and the Marauders sitting at 12-10 in conference play. Saturday's game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. with Sunday's game starting at noon. Sunday, the SMSU softball team will host Senior Day, honoring four Mustangs for their contributions to the softball program: Christine Borowiak, Chelsey Evans, Kris Penick and Krista Steen.

This is a big weekend for both the Mustang baseball and softball teams as they look to earn their way into the NSIC postseason tournaments. Bring the family out to the campus of SMSU and cheer the Mustangs on to victory this weekend!

The SMSU women's golf team will compete this weekend in the NSIC Spring Women's Golf Tournament held on Saturday and Sunday at Dakota Ridge Golf Club in Morton. The first two rounds were played at The Jewel Golf Course in Lake City on Oct. 8-9, 2011.

The Mustangs are currently in fifth place in the 13-team championship with a two-round score of 96-over-par 672. Augustana leads the championship with a 37-over 613, and holds a 40-shot lead over Minnesota State-Mankato.

KC Kane is currently in fourth place for SMSU with a 13-over 157, while Krista Weiszhaar is in 15th place with a 21-over 165. SMSU will begin the third round at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday from hole No. 1, while Sunday's final round will begin at 10 a.m.

The Mustangs are currently ranked No. 7 in the first NCAA Central Region rankings, released last Thursday. The top nine teams qualify for the NCAA Central Region Championship on May 6-8 at Sierra del Rio Golf Club in Elephant Butte, N.M.

The SMSU football team will conclude spring drills this Saturday with its annual spring game at the Regional Event Center starting at 1 p.m. The game is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the spring game, the SMSU football program will host a free youth football clinic starting at 11:45 a.m. The event is open for all kids kindergarten-8th grade. SMSU players and coaches will conduct the camp. The concession stand at the REC will be open throughout the day. The Mustangs will open the 2012 regular season on Aug. 30, hosting Minnesota-Duluth.

Mustang head volleyball coach Terry Culhane announced that SMSU will host the Dick Bragg Spring Volleyball Tournament this Saturday. The tournament will be held in the R/A Facility on the campus of SMSU.

Along with SMSU, Concordia-St. Paul, Wayne State (Neb.) and South Dakota State University will compete in the spring tournament. The first match will start at 10 a.m. in the R/A Facility and will continue throughout the afternoon. Each team will play everyone once, and each round will be two sets to 25 and one set to 15.

The SMSU women's tennis team (0-16, 0-10) competed their season last week. I would like to say thank you to Angie Wiegmann, our only senior on the team, for her dedication and leadership to the Mustang Tennis program.

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

n Congratulations to Tommy Mac, who called in the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hooprint's Trivia question given to him by David Drown, on behalf of the boys at Mike's Caf. Last week's Mustang Hoofprint's Question was: What year did the now David and Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic begin its tradition? The first SMSU Golf Classic was hosted in 1985.



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