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Clayton McGinness

Senior Clayton McGinness is Ready for Friday Nights

Since arriving at Wichita State in 2015, Clayton McGinness aspired to be a starting pitcher. After three years in a relief pitching role, the right-handed senior is going to get his chance in his final season. McGinness has been spending a majority of the off-season focusing on the shift from entering in the middle of the...
Natalia Ryng

WSU’s Natalia Ryng Uses Swimming Background for Basketball Training

Starting as a young girl, Natalia Ryng loved being in the water. She relished jumping off the starting platform and racing for medals until high school. While she's no longer competing in the pool, Ryng still benefits from the training she received as a competitive swimmer in her college basketball career at Wichita State. “Since I...
Erik Stevenson

Constantly Proving Himself, Erik Stevenson Turns into an Impact Player

As soon as Erik Stevenson achieved his life goal of reaching the NCAA Division I level, he started to work on the next mission of playing time. Focusing his attention over the summer to work himself into the rotation, the 6-foot-3-inch freshman guard made an immediate impact. He is currently Wichita State's third-leading scorer, leading the...
Gene Stephenson

Former Players Reunite for Gene Stephenson’s Hall of Fame Induction

500 people crowded into the Drury Plaza hotel ballroom on Friday night for one man, a mentor, and coach who influenced their career after baseball. As former Wichita State baseball coach Gene Stephenson was introduced for his induction, everyone rose from their seats and their eyes filled with tears as he received his plaque. Former players...

After the ‘Long Road’, Wichita State’s Samajae Haynes-Jones is Thriving

Attending high school three miles away from Charles Koch Arena, Samajae Haynes Jones had only attended one Wichita State men's basketball game. He didn't recall who the Shockers were playing that night, but the point guard remembered 10,506 fans wearing black and yellow screaming at the top of their lungs as their hometown team took...

Seraphine Bastin’s ‘Huge Experience’ Paying Off for Shockers

When Seraphine Bastin stepped onto Devlin Court at Charles Koch Arena during her official visit, she sensed a special moment was upon her. After spending her early years in Dinant, Belgium, she decided to turn down offers from Kentucky, Wake Forest and Butler to compete for Wichita State. Seven games into the Shockers' season, Bastin has...
Kali Eaken

Despite Injury, Kali Eaken is Still Impacting WSU’s Setters

Devastation poured in when the news was given to senior Kali Eaken that her college volleyball career was over after a torn ACL, but 13 games remained on Wichita State's schedule from the time of her Oct. 12 injury. The former Louisville setter realized that her senior leadership was still needed. Providing another voice from the...