WSU launches new Shocker Nation app

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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WICHITA, Kan. --- The Wichita State University Alumni Association launched the free Shocker Nation app this week.

"I think it's going be a lot of fun particularly that map saying 'Where are all of our Shockers?" said Debbie Kennedy, WSU Alumni Association executive director.

The Shocker Nation app was created by Tim Brookins, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and board member of the North Dakota State University Alumni Association.

Brookins created the Bison Tracker during the start of their football season. By the end of the season, nearly 15,000 people were using the app.

"Like Wichita State, NDSU tends to have a large following for our football team. It's very common for thousands and thousands of fans to travel to remote locations to follow the team," said Brookins.

A WSU alumnus saw the Bison Tracker mentioned on ESPN and then contacted NDSU, which is on the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

The Shocker Nation app was created and donated by NDSU for the rest of this season.

"We're very friendly and we're happy to cheer on the Shockers and be of what help we can," said Brookins.

The Shocker Nation app features information from the team roster to official watch parties and pep rallies, and even has the Shockers theme song.

It can be downloaded for free on the iPhone or Android phone.

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