SWOSU Mind Games Teams Win Over $10,000 in Scholarship Money


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s two Mind Games teams were very successful during the inaugural season of the academic challenge game, which was aired this fall on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City.

The two teams earned $10,750 in cash scholarship funds, according to SWOSU coach Kevin Collins. SWOSU’s Blue team made it to the tournament semifinals, finishing with a 2-1 record, while the White team advanced to the quarterfinals, finishing 1-1. Both SWOSU teams were on the same side of the bracket and both lost to the eventual champion.

Before the tournament, the SWOSU teams had voted on a way to divide any prize money that was won during the event. The teams voted to donate approximately 10% of their winnings to the SWOSU General Scholarship Fund, which resulted in a $1,065.85 donation.

Team members and their share of the winning are:

Blue Team

Zeke Mills Springfield MO 
Tanner Fisher
Kayla Argo  
Plains KS  
Trent Boesen 

White Team

Erika Christner Drummond $1,043.91
Gaston Hart
Edmond (Santa Fe)
Jim Ferguson 
Elk City
Jonathan Walker
Dillon Gunter
Binger-Oney $421.86

Collins said the competition is a great way for students to earn scholarship money. He said tryouts will be announced at a future date for next year’s teams.

Mind Games brought together teams of students from Oklahoma’s colleges and universities in a weekly battle of the brains and aired each week on Wednesdays on KSBI-TV.