Minnesota State Mankato Men’s, Women’s Club Handball Teams Win
Combined National Championship at National Tournament
Men’s team wins national title; women’s team finishes 2nd
Mankato, Minn. – The Minnesota State University, Mankato men’s and women’s club handball teams won the combined national championship at the 2022 United States Handball Association’s national collegiate handball tournament, held Feb. 23-27 at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
According to Minnesota State Mankato handball coach Mike Wells, it was the first time in 30 years that a university or college other than Missouri State or Lake Forest College has won the combined championship.
The top six players in each gender score toward the combined title. The final combined point total was 4,492 for Minnesota State Mankato and 4,489 for second-place Missouri State.
The Maverick men’s team won the national championship, defeating Lake Forest College 2,258 to 2,241. The Maverick women’s team finished as national runner-up to Missouri State by a score of 2,289 to 2,234.
Competition brackets are available on the United States Handball Association’s website.
For more information, contact Minnesota State Mankato handball coach Mike Wells by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minnesota State Mankato handball club is one of the sport clubs offered through Campus Recreation at Minnesota State Mankato.
The mission of Campus Recreation is to promote long-term healthy lifestyle behavior through participation in multi-faceted recreational, educational and leisure opportunities.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,546 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.