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Mustangs record three first place finishes in dual loss to Dragons

MOORHEAD — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s swimming team recorded three first place finishes and numerous second place finishes, but MSU Moorhead was able to rack up diving and relay points in earning a 143-78 victory on Saturday at Nemzek Pool on the campus of MSUM. ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Déjà vu

MARSHALL — The first two times the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team faced Minot State University this season, they found themselves locked in a low-scoring defensive battle, with both games being separated by five or fewer points. SMSU felt more comfortable at ...

SMSU men’s basketball faces Minot State for second straight weekend

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team (1-1) will open its 2020-21 home season today and Saturday taking on Minot State University (1-1) in a pair of non-conference games inside the R/A Facility. Today’s game is set to start at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s ...

SMSU women’s basketball games at Northern State canceled

MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Northern State University announced Thursday night that the women’s basketball games between the teams scheduled for today and Saturday in Aberdeen, S.D., have been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols at SMSU. The ...

Mustang swimming team drops dual to Mavericks

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2020-21 season tonight losing to Minnesota State, 205-73, inside the Don Palm Natatorium. SMSU had several high place winners against a strong MSU team, which was picked to finish second in the ...

SMSU wrestling wins final four bouts to defeat MSUM

MOORHEAD – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team opened its dual season on Thursday night earning a thrilling come-from-behind victory over No. 25 MSU Moorhead 18-16 at Alex Nemzek Hall. SMSU trailed 16-6 after six bouts, but rallied back earning victories in the final four matches ...

SMSU wrestling opens its 2020-21 season at MSU Moorhead today

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will compete in its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual of the 2020-21 season today competing at No. 25 MSU Moorhead in Moorhead, starting at 7 p.m. Today’s NSIC dual will be the first of six for the Mustangs this ...

SMSU men’s basketball adds home games this weekend versus Minot State

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball program has announced it has added a pair of home games versus Minot State University this Friday and Saturday inside the R/A Facility. The two teams will play at 5 p.m. on Friday and will square off again on Saturday ...

SMSU women’s basketball adds two games this weekend at Northern State

MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Northern State University announced on Tuesday that the SMSU and NSU women’s basketball teams will play two games this Friday and Saturday at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D. On Tuesday, Northern State had its two-game home ...

SMSU swimming & diving opens season on Thursday hosting MSU

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s swimming & diving team opens its delayed 2020-21 season on Thursday hosting Minnesota State inside the Don Palm Natatorium. Diving competition is slated to start at 4:15 p.m., while the swim events are slated to begin at 5 ...

SMSU basketball canceled this weekend versus Winona State

MARSHALL – Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Winona State University announced Monday that all four women’s and men’s basketball games scheduled between the schools for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, have been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols. The ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: A strong start

MARSHALL — Running onto the court Saturday for their season and home opener to no fans, Southwest Minnesota State University guard Meleah Reinhart described it as a “weird” feeling at first. “Originally, it was really weird but once you’re playing you don’t really notice it,” ...

SMSU men’s basketball opens 54th season at Minot State today

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team opens the delayed 2020-21 regular season this Saturday and Sunday with a pair of non-conference games at Minot State University in Minot, N.D. •SMSU and MISU open the season today with tip-off slated for 5 p.m., ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2020 All-Independent First Team

| OH Abby Hennen, Sr., Minneota (POY) | OH Natalee Rolbiecki, Jr., Minneota | MB Haley Muenchow, Sr., RTR | | Setter McKenna Yost, Jr., Minneota | OH Jordyn Hilgemann, Sr., Marshall | MB Emily Meier, Sr., Marshall | Coach of the Year: Dan Westby, Marshall

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2020 All-Independent Second Team

| MH Karli Arkell, Jr., RRC | Setter Maddi Langerock, Jr., TMB | Setter Maysa Gillingham, Jr., Marshall | | Libero Emma Wahl, Sr., WWG | OH Kalleigh Carr, Sr., RTR | OH Maya Wente, Jr., Canby |

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2020 All-Independent Honorable Mentions

| OH Alli Steffen, Sr., YME | MH Kylie Hensch, Sr., TMB | OH Savanna Louwagie, Sr., Lakeview | Libero Tarah Johnson, Jr., Dawson-Boyd | | OH Gabby Harding, Jr., Canby | Setter Brynn Graphenteen, Sr., MCC | Setter Rachel Harding, Jr., Canby | OH Karoline Dahl, Sr., Dawson-Boyd | | OH/Setter ...