Maverick Athletics has announced its all-female list of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees in the student-athlete and team categories as the University celebrates the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Maverick HOF ceremonies and the dedication of a “Nine for IX” display will be Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming Week.
Shane Zylstra, Maverick football single season (2019) and career record-holder for pass receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, suffered a serious knee injury during Detroit Lions training camp. Early prognosis suspected the injury was season ending for Zylstra with an expected six-month recovery.
Scott Nelsen has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director/Marketing & Communications. The announcement was made May 5 by Minnesota State Director of Athletics Kevin Buisman.
With a time of 3:53.52, juniors Makayla Jackson, Rose Cramer, Denisha Cartwright, and Makenna Thurston broke the national sprint medley relay by five seconds. The previous record, 3:58.40, was held by the Mavericks since 2019.
One of Minnesota State Mankato’s best-known alums is Adam Thielen, All Pro wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. Thielen’s latest accolade is the Vikings nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. In 2018, Thielen and wife Caitlin, also a Minnesota State Mankato alum, launched the Thielen Foundation which largely supports youth-based programs. Vote for Adam on your social media with hashtag hashtag #WPMOYChallengeThielen