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Panhandle State Rodeo Makes History for Fall Enrollment

Panhandle State Communications on 09/27/2022

Students, Faculty, and Staff have all hit the ground running this Fall semester at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. With classes in full swing for the 1st 8-week courses and the start of the 16-week courses, it feels like a new era at Panhandle State.

The OPSU family is excited to announce the largest rodeo recruiting class, and the largest freshman class of student athletes in the last four years. This achievement came after the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association announced Head Women’s Coach Shelbie Rose as the Faculty Director for the region for the next two years, and Senior Tatum Hall was announced the Student Director for the region for the next year. Tatum will be responsible for the finances of the region and make sure the national sponsors are represented at all of the regional rodeos. In this role, she will also serve as the voice for the entire student body for the Central Plains Region.

University President Dr. Julie Dinger commented, “Our Rodeo team consistently put Panhandle State on the map with their achievements in the arena and in the classroom. I am proud of their hard work and dedication to make Panhandle State the best.”

Shelbie Rose stated, “This is the most recruits we have gained at one time since I have been a part of the coaching staff. It is exciting to have so many new faces on our team. Our team this year is made up of close to half new and half returning student athletes. I am looking forward to the upcoming season and getting to know all our new team members better.”