Abstract The Super Catalan numbers are a known set of numbers which have so far eluded a combinatorial interpretation. Several weighted interpretations have appeared since their discovery, one of which was discovered by William Kuszmaul in 2017. In this paper, we connect the weighted Super Catalan structure created previously by Kuszmaul and a natural $q$-analogue of the Super Catalan numbers. We do this by creating a statistic $\sigma$ for which the $q$ Super Catalan numbers, $S_q(m,n)=\sum_X (-1)^{\mu(X)} q^{\sigma(X)}$. In doing so, we take a step towards finding a strict combinatorial interpretation for the Super Catalan numbers. 2018-05 House, John Douglas (Author) / Fishel, Susanna (Thesis Director) / Childress, Nancy (Committee Member) / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College Path Shuffles / Combinatorics / Q Analogue Academic Year 2017-2018 Text 13 pages English All Rights Reserved Barrett, the Honors College MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS