SWOSU Mind Games Team Wins Spring Opener


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Mind Games” team in Weatherford won its opening match of the 2013 spring semester with a 580.0 win over Southwestern Christian University on KSBI-TV.  

SWOSU will play the winner of the East Central University/Northern Oklahoma State College match on April 14.

Members of the SWOSU team are returners Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; and Connor Holland, Duncan. Newcomers to the team are Mackenzie Bergagnini, Ponca City; Will Robinson, Canton; and Keegan Coon of Davenport. Coach of the SWOSU team is Dr. Fred Gates, who is associate professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences.

SWOSU finished champion runner-up during the 2012 fall semester tourney and won the 2012 spring semester championship title in the Oklahoma academic challenge competition, which is a buzzer quiz game based on knowledge in all academic fields. Sixteen Oklahoma colleges and universities are competing this spring, and students will be competing for scholarship money. SWOSU won $10,750 in scholarship money during the fall semester tourney.