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Alex Achtermann selected to play for Colorado Rockies in MLB draft

Alex Achtermann was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Wednesday, June 5.   Achtermann is the eighth baseball player in Pitt State history to be selected in the MLB draft.   Achtermann is originally from Colorado and to be selected by his home town team was exciting.   “… The whole process this whole year and last …

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Secret Codes camp offered for struggling readers

The Center for READing is offering the Secret Codes camp this summer. The camp takes place from Monday, June 3 to Thursday, July 25.   The curriculum is a year-long curriculum and students will receive half of the curriculum. It is a science-based program and is used to help struggling readers and prevent reading failure. Registration has passed, but the camp was open to all …

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Hamburger hired as new assistant men’s basketball coach

Jake Hamburger was hired as the assistant men’s basketball coach in early May.   Prior to being hired at Pitt State, Hamburger was a graduate assistant coach from the University of Oregon. Before that, he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Hasting College from 2016 to 2017, which is also the college he attended and played basketball at. He was …

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Steve Scott named to MIAA CEO Council

Pittsburg State University president Steve Scott has been selected to serve as the new chair for the CEO Council of the MIAA.   The MIAA CEO Council sets policies and schedules to athletic departments in the MIAA. They also construct systems to determine athlete eligibility.   “Basically, the MIAA CEO Council is at the …

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Women 8th, men 13th at 2019 Outdoor Championships

The Pitt State women’s track and field team finished in eighth place while the men brought home thirteenth at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday, May 25.   Head Coach Russ Jewett is extremely proud of both teams.   “Well when you think about things in perspective, we love to win …

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Automotive technology alumni give back to department

Three alumni donated nearly $300,000 worth of equipment to the Automotive Technology Department on Wednesday, May 8.   The Pitt State graduates Dallas Grothusen, Kelly Burgess, and Ted Polzer all went on to take leaderships positions with CNH Industrial.   Automotive Technology Professor Tim Dell is thankful for the equipment that will better the education of Pitt State Students …

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Levi Wyrick selected for Ken B. Jones Award

Pitt State junior Levi Wyrick was selected for the Ken B. Award which names him the Male Student-Athlete of the Year on Monday, June 3 at the MIAA Awards Celebration. The football player and track and field competitor juggles sports as well as keeping up with his schoolwork. Wyrick is a physical education major and has a 4.0 …

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Storm damage reported across campus

Pittsburg State’s campus experienced damage after storms on Monday, May 20. There were no reported injuries.   Several buildings received minor damage including Grubbs hall, Heckert-Wells, the Garfield Weede building, Carnie Smith Stadium, and the Kansas Technology Center. Trees were downed or damaged across campus including a tree that fell near the university lake and …

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Track and field compete in PSU-Wendy’s Tune-Up meet

Pittsburg State University hosted the PSU–Wendy’s Tune-Up meet for the first time on Friday, April 26.   According to Head Coach Russ Jewett, the team is making some last-minute adjustments to prepare for the MIAA Championships which are right around the corner.   “The teams did fairly well,” Jewett said. “Some really outstanding performances… …

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Cricket Club opens 2019 season

The Pitt State Cricket Club started opened their 2019 season Saturday, April 14 with a match against Super Kings United where the Gorillas won by 78 runs. The next match was Saturday, April 20 against the All Rounders where they won by seven runs. The last match of the season thus far was Saturday, April 27 against the Rising Stars. The team dropped that match …

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