SWOSU Wins $10,750 in Scholarship Money from Mind Games


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Mind Games team in Weatherford won $10,750 in scholarship money from the recently-completed fall semester championship tourney.

SWOSU was defending champion of the academic challenge competition, which airs on Sundays at 6 p.m. on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City. 

Dr. Fred Gates, who is associate professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences, coaches the SWOSU team. Team members that won the scholarship money were: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Jim Ferguson, Elk City; Erika Christner, Enid; Tanner Fisher, Calumet; Josh Olivera, Cordell; and Connor Holland, Duncan.

SWOSU dropped a close 420-390 battle in the finals of the fall semester tourney. SWOSU will now prepare for the 2013 spring semester tourney with SWOSU kicking off action on February 17 against Southwestern Christian University.

Eighteen Oklahoma colleges and universities will compete this spring including Cameron, Central Oklahoma, Southeastern, East Central, Northwestern, Rogers State, SWOSU, Northeastern State, Southwestern Christian, Rose State, Redlands, Connors State, Seminole State, Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma State-OKC and Northern.  The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University also compete but in a separate competition.