SWOSU Mind Games Team Wins Opening Match, 690-130


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Mind Games” team won its opening match of the 2012 fall semester with a 690-130 victory over Oklahoma City Community College in a match aired September 30 on KSBI-TV.  

SWOSU is the defending champion of Mind Games, winning the spring semester title earlier this year. For the first-round win over OCCC, SWOSU won $2,250 in scholarship money. SWOSU will next play on November 25 when the Weatherford university meets the winner of the Rogers State University/Western Oklahoma State College match.

Mind Games, an Oklahoma academic challenge competition that is a buzzer quiz game based on knowledge in all academic fields, has competitors from 16 Oklahoma colleges and universities. The students compete for scholarship money.

Coach of the SWOSU team is Dr. Fred Gates, who is associate professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences. Members of the SWOSU team are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Jim Ferguson, Elk City; Erika Christner, Enid; Tanner Fisher, Calumet; Josh Olivera, Cordell; and Connor Holland, Duncan.