Mustang Hoofprints: April 4

Hello Mustang fans!

The Mustang Booster Club will be starting its 2013-14 membership drive in May. The number one priority of the Mustang Booster Club is to raise athletic scholarship dollars for SMSU Athletics. The membership drive is the fundraising event that generates the most revenue for the booster club. If you are interested in participating on one of our membership drive teams, please contact Tim Steinbach in the SMSU Department of Athletics at 537-7204.

Shortly after the membership drive the booster club will host the David and Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic which will be held this year on Friday, June 14, at the Marshall Golf Club and Saturday, June 15, at the Tyler Golf Club. Please mark your calendars for what has grown into a two-day event.

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This Week in Mustang Athletics

The SMSU baseball team (6-12-1 overall, 1-3 NSIC) will play six Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games this week with the potential of all six being held at a neutral site. SMSU will play Winona State (8-8, 2-0) on Thursday with the doubleheader beginning at noon. The twin bill was originally scheduled for Wednesday in Winona, meaning WSU will be the home team for Thursday’s doubleheader. On Saturday and Sunday, SMSU will take on Minnesota-Duluth (2-16, 2-2) at a site to be determined. The four-game set was originally scheduled for Alumni Field in Marshall. An official announcement will be made later this week. The Mustangs went 1-3 last weekend at Augustana College.

The SMSU softball team (9-9, 2-4 NSIC) is coming off 1-3 performance last weekend up in Bismarck, N.D., splitting with the University of Mary and going 0-2 versus Minot State. The Mustangs will be at home today playing host to Minnesota State-Mankato with the doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. SMSU is scheduled to be on the road this weekend, playing UMD on Saturday and St. Cloud State on Sunday. The weekend’s games for the Mustangs maybe adjusted due to field conditions.

The SMSU tennis team (2-7) will return to action after two weeks off from competition with three NSIC matches on Friday and Saturday versus Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato and Upper Iowa held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

On Monday, the SMSU women’s golf team finished in eighth place the at 10-team Missouri Western State Classic Invite played at St. Joseph Country Club.

SMSU’s Krista Weiszhaar shot a final round 10-over 82 and finished in second place in the 64-play field with a 15-over 159, one shot behind medalist Rebecka Surtevall of Arkansas Tech, who shot a 14-over 158. Weiszhaar held a two-shot lead following Sunday’s first round. It’s the third time Weiszhaar has finished second this season and her fifth top 10 finish.

Marissa Campeau shot a 13-over 85 on Monday and finished tied for 16th with a 171. Abby Gruber carded a 22-over 94 Monday and finished tied for 48th with a 188. Haley Gudim finished 52nd with a 192, while Rachel Patnoe shot a 195 to finish in 55th place. Trisha Kienitz, playing as an individual, tied for 53rd with a 194. SMSU will return to action on April 13-14 at the Augustana Invite at Prairie Green G.C. in Sioux Falls, S.D.

I would like to wish all of our Mustang teams the best of luck this weekend!

Go Mustangs!

– No one provided the correct answer to our last Mustang Hoofprint’s Trivia Question: What SMSU women’s golfer is the all-time career leader in scoring average? KC Kane (2008-12) is on top of the career scoring average for Mustang women’s golfers with an 81.09 scoring average.