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Mustang Hoofprints: April 12

April 12, 2012
By Chris Hmielewski , Marshall Independent

Hello Mustang Fans!

It is a busy time around the campus of SMSU with our faculty and students at the tail end of the spring semester's course work in preparation for finals week. Next week, we will welcome our new students and their families to campus for April Registration Days. The Office of Admission has received over 375 RSVPs, to date, for the four-day orientation/registration program. This is the most freshmen we have had RSVP for April Registration Days since I have worked at SMSU. Congratulations to the Office of Admission and our faculty and staff for a great team effort!

The next Mustang Booster Club event will be the David and Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic. The Golf Classic is an 18-hole, five-person scramble tournament being held on June 15 at the Marshall Golf Club, followed by the awards ceremony, a meal, live and silent auctions, and games lasting all evening.

The event will conclude the event with an 18-hole, five-person scramble tournament at the Tyler Golf Club on June 16, with an awards ceremony and social following the event. Please put these two events down on your calendar today.

The Mustang Booster Club will also be conducting its annual Membership Drive scheduled to begin in late June. If you are interested in participating on one of the membership drive teams, please contact Tim Steinbach at 537-7204 for all your membership drive information.

For all your Mustang Booster Club and SMSU Athletics news and information, go to

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Hoofprints Trivia Question

What year did the now-David and Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic begin its tradition?

The first person to email me at with the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt.

Upcoming Schedule of Events for Mustang Athletics:

The SMSU baseball team (16-11 overall, 6-6 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) lost two tough games Wednesday afternoon to Augustana College 2-1 and 12-10 at Alumni Field. The Mustangs drop to eighth in the NSIC standings heading into this weekend's four-game series with the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. The Marauders are 4-25 on the season and 3-12 in the NSIC heading into Saturday and Sunday's doubleheaders, which are both schedule to begin at noon.

The SMSU softball team (19-15, 10-8) took two from St. Cloud State (18-24, 4-12) on Wednesday in a doubleheader out at Mustang Field. Krista Steen drove in three runs on a double to start a five-run fifth inning, leading SMSU to a 5-4 comeback victory in Game 2 of a twinbill, with the Mustangs also winning the opener, 4-3. SMSU will play its final road games of the season on Saturday with a doubleheader against Minnesota State-Mankato, beginning at 2 p.m. in Mankato.

The SMSU women's golf team next competition will be in the NSIC Spring Women's Golf Tournament held on April 21-22 at Dakota Ridge Golf Club in Morton.

The SMSU women's tennis team (0-14, 0-8) will compete again on Saturday with matches against Bemidji State and Upper Iowa at Gold's Gym in St. Cloud. The Mustangs will play the Beavers at 10 a.m., and the Peacocks at 5 p.m.

Good luck to all of our teams this week and Believe in Brown!

n No one was able to provide the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprint's Question: Who is the only Mustang women's golfer to earn the NSIC Newcomer of the Year award? In the 2008-09 women's golf season, KC Kane became the first and only Mustang women's golfer to be named the NSIC Newcomer of the Year.



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