Northwestern's 'Mind Games' team continues onto semi-finals

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Northwestern's 'Mind Games' team continues onto semi-finals

Mind Games team members
Northwestern’s “Mind Games” team members will play Cameron University on May 5 in the semi-finals round of competition.  Teammates (from left) Lukas Dollarhide, Matt Schneider, Bimala Gurung, Jennifer Hilgeman and Zakk Burdg recently earned $2,500 in scholarship money in their win against Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. 

Winning $2,500 in the quarter-finals round of the “Mind Games” competition, Northwestern Oklahoma State University team members have made their way onto the semi-finals where they will play Cameron University, airing May 5 on KSBI.

Teammates Lukas Dollarhide, Tonkawa senior, history; Bimala Gurung, Kaski (Nepal) junior, mass communication; Zakk Burdg, Enid freshman, English; Matt Schneider, Enid freshman, biology; and Jennifer Hilgeman, Beaverton (Ore.) sophomore, chemistry, have demonstrated their collegiate knowledge and recently defeated Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City for scholarship awards.

The match against OSU-OKC can be seen at This game aired April 21.

Visit to watch Northwestern play “Mind Games” against Cameron University on May 5. It also can be seen on Cox channel 7, or Cox HD channel 707, DirecTV and Dish channel 52 or on Suddenlink channel 12 in Alva.

The team is led by Shannon Leaper, research and instructional services librarian. This is Leaper’s first year as team coach.

Northwestern’s “Mind Games” team usually practices four to five days a week for several hours at a time.

For more information about Northwestern’s “Mind Games” team, contact Leaper at (580) 327-8572 or