When stacked against their peers, students from Rogers State University are performing at the top of their game. “Mind Games” that is.
Two teams from RSU have notched wins in the Oklahoma Mind Games academic challenge defeating the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma.
While one team took their first loss Wednesday night to Connors State College, the second team hopes to keep its winning streak alive against Redlands Community College on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8pm.
“We are extremely proud of how all of our students have competed,” said Dr. Carolyn Taylor, one of RSU’s co-coaches. “They have been perfect ambassadors for Rogers State.”
RSU students participating are Holly Bates, Chelsea Blackmore, Victor Brown, Zach Coker, Jacob Daniel, Cameron Dickson, and Andrew Robinson.
Mind Games is in its first season on KSBI TV and is sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation. It brings together teams of students from Oklahoma colleges and universities in a weekly battle of the brains. Teams compete for scholarship awards totaling $200,000.
More than 20 schools and 30 teams will compete during the year.
The format is similar to athletic brackets with teams competing over the fall and spring semesters. The team winning the fall competition will compete against the team winning the spring competition for the title of Grand Champion and honor of being the best mind games school of the year.
“It is certainly worthwhile to give our students a chance to compete academically and receive some of the recognition that’s regularly heaped on student athletes,” said Dr. James Ford, RSU’s other co-coach. “Our teams have paid their dues in the practice room and deserve to be celebrated for their success.”
Mind Games can be viewed live on KSBI 52 in Oklahoma City.