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SWOSU Wins Mind Games Championship Title


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Mind Games team in Weatherford is a champion in the first season of competition.

SWOSU defeated Rogers State University, 340-150, in the spring semester championship contest of the KSBI-TV Mind Games competition.

SWOSU was impressive in the four tourney matches, winning a first-round matchup over Connors State College, 450-30, defeating Cameron University 380-120 in the quarterfinals and knocking out Northwestern, 390-140, in the semifinals.  

SWOSU competed against other Oklahoma colleges and universities in Mind Games, which is a buzzer-quiz game comparable to Quiz Bowl or Jeopardy. The game is based on knowledge in all academic fields, and students compete for scholarship money. SWOSU students won over $16,500 in scholarship money during the spring semester alone.

The team is coached by Dr. Kevin Collins and team members are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Gaston Hart, Edmond (Santa Fe); Tanner Fisher, Calumet; Erika Christner, Drummond; and Jim Ferguson, Elk City.

SWOSU will now play the fall semester champion, University of Central Oklahoma, this Wednesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City. KSBI is available on cable, Direct TV and Dish Network. Host for the program is Jenifer Reynolds.