SWOSU Mind Games Team Wins Quarterfinal Match


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Mind Games” team won its quarterfinal match of the 2013 spring semester tourney with a 430-200 win over East Central University on April 14.

SWOSU won $2,750 in scholarship money and advances to the semifinals on May 12 with the match being aired on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City.

Mind Games is an Oklahoma academic challenge competition, a buzzer quiz game based on knowledge in all academic fields. Sixteen Oklahoma colleges and universities are competing this spring, and students compete for scholarship money.

In four semesters that Mind Games has existed, SWOSU has had a team that advanced to at least the semifinals. SWOSU won the 2012 spring semester title and the 2013 fall semester team finished as champion runnerup.

Members of the SWOSU team are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Connor Holland, Duncan; 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.

The semifinal match on May 12 will air at 6 p.m. on KSBI-TV.