- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2007 00:03
Among those figures released, Georgia Southern University student-athletes have a GSR of 74 percent. That percentage is currently tops among all Division I public institutions in the state of
“We are proud to have a GSR percentage that stands as the best score in the state of
From 1995-2000, Graduation Success Rates increased in many sports, including high-profile men’s sports such as basketball, football and baseball, and high-profile women’s sports such as basketball, ice hockey and soccer.
NCAA President Myles Brand praised Division I student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom and on the field, adding that increased Graduation Success Rates have led to 850 additional student-athletes from the 2000 cohort earning their degrees than did in the 1995 cohort.
“NCAA student-athletes are students first, and by and large they are good students,” he said. “They have been afforded the privilege of competing in their chosen sport while pursuing their studies as full-time students, and most of them are handling those twin responsibilities quite well.”
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Monday, 13 May 2013 15:37
STATESBORO, GA. – A special graduation ceremony was held on Monday afternoon for seven member of the Georgia Southern Athletics family. Four baseball student-athletes, two softball student-athletes and softball’s athletic trainer received their degrees from University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel at Paulson Stadium’s Bishop Field House.
The Eagle Softball Team missed Saturday’s graduation while playing in the SoCon Softball Championship Game, picking up the program’s second-straight tournament championship. The GSU Baseball Team played a three-game set against Clemson this weekend.
Softball’s Tabby Douberley and Andrea Tarashuk each earned their bachelor’s degree on Monday. Douberley completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Science and Mathematics. Tarashuk earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science. The Eagles’ athletic trainer, Lauryn Hunter was awarded her Masters of Science Degree in Athletic Training as well.
Baseball’s Justin Hess and Josh Stevenson each were awarded their Bachelors of Business Administration from the College of Business Administration. Chris Myers and Garren Palmer each were awarded their Bachelors of Science from the College of Health and Human Sciences.
The ceremony concluded with a reading of the Georgia Southern University Alma Mater by Dr. Keel. The ceremony concluded the 85th Annual Spring Commencement.
Georgia Southern Baseball has four games remaining in the regular season including a Tuesday night contest at home against North Florida which starts at 6 p.m. GSU Softball opens the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the Gainesville Regional against USF on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Georgia Southern Athletics provides up-to-date information on all its sports through its official website, GSEagles.com, through social media channels facebook.com/GSAthletics and twitter.com/GSAthletics, and its new "Eagles GATA" mobile app for Android and iOS.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 21:55
McLean, Va. - Georgia Southern currently ranks 31st in the men's standings for the Capital One Cup in the latest Capital One Financial Corporation standings released today, April 13th. The Eagles are tied with Virginia with 16 points while Auburn leads the Men's standings with 70 points. The Capital One Cup, in its inaugural year, is a program rewarding NCAA Division I athletic programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men's and women's sports.
Georgia Southern is one of only two schools to represent the state of Georgia of 63 men's athletic programs listed. University of Georgia, with two points after the winter season, is in a tie for 58th place. The Eagles gained points from the football program's semifinalist appearance in the 2011 Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.
One of more than 300 Division I athletic programs competing to win the Capital One Cup trophy, teams are eligible to receive $200,000 to fund graduate scholarships for student-athletes. One men's and one women's Capital One Cup winner will be determined at the end of the spring season and honored at the ESPY Awards in July, which will be televised live by ESPN.
Fans can keep up with Georgia Southern's progress in the race for the Capital One Cup by visiting CapitalOneCup.com.
Follow the Georgia Southern Men's and Women's athletic programs on GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com or get short updates on facebook.com/GSAthletics or twitter.com/GSAthletics.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Friday, 26 September 2008 00:16
The 2008 Hall of Fame class includes: Richie Bryant (golf), Anita Buggins (women’s tennis), Alexis Dankulic-Manhertz (volleyball), Tommy Peterman (baseball), Rob Stockton (football) and Charlton Young (men’s basketball)
The six individuals were chosen by the selection committee from a list of 73 names on the 2008 ballot. The Hall of Fame selection criteria includes a 10-year eligibility moratorium for all student-athletes and five years for coaches and administrators.
“It is certainly a privilege to be able to honor these individuals,” said Georgia Southern Athletics Director Sam Baker. “Needless to say, their credentials speak for themselves and we are extremely proud of their inclusion to the Hall of Fame. Each of this year’s honorees made significant contributions to the success of Georgia Southern Athletics.”
RICHIE BRYANT Golf, 1985-89
Ranks ninth all-time with a career 74.24 stroke average (95 rounds)... tied for the Georgia Southern career-low round of 63 (1989 Schenkel E-Z-Go)... also shot a 67 in the 1986 John Ryan Memorial... named Third Team All-American in 1989... won the 1989 Schenkel Invitational shooting a three-round 208.
ANITA BUGGINS Women’s Tennis, 1994-98
Four-year letterwinner for the women’s tennis team... recently named to the Southern Conference Women’s 25th Year Anniversary team... three-time All-Southern Conference performer in singles action... earned All-SoCon honors in doubles play for 1995, 1997 and 1998... helped the Eagles win three regular season SoCon championships and two tournament titles... SoCon Freshman of the Year’ in 1995... SoCon Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1997... earned the SoCon’s M.Wood Foundation Graduate Scholarship... SoCon Female Athlete of the Year’ in 1998... 1998 GTE Academic All-District selection... two-time SoCon Player of the Year’... compiled a 56-11 career singles record and was 56-9 in doubles play... undefeated in Southern Conference play throughout her career, going 30-0 in singles and 30-0 in doubles play.
ALEXIS DANKULIC-MANHERTZ Volleyball, 1991-94
Two-time All-Southern Conference (first two years Georgia Southern was in the SoCon)... 1993 SoCon Player of the Year’... paced the Eagles to a school-record 28 wins in 1993... team turned in 20-win seasons in back-to-back years, only time in history from 1985 until 2000... still ranks first all-time in games played (495), attack attempts (4,935) and kills (2,045)... second among career leaders in hitting percentage (.252), digs (1,559) and service aces (199)... currently owns single-match record for most digs in a 4-game match (30).
TOMMY PETERMAN Baseball, 1994-96
Named Freshman All-America in 1994... Louisville Slugger All-America in 1996 and also named to the Smith Super Team... Baseball Coaches Association All-Region... two-time All-Southern Conference and named to the 1995 SoCon All-Tournament Team... SoCon Freshman of the Year’ and then in 1996 was voted SoCon Player of the Year’... led the ’96 Eagles to the NCAA Regionals... still ranks 10th all-time with his .358 batting average (250 hits in 698 at-bats)... third all-time hitting 51 home runs, fourth with 454 total bases and sixth with 195 RBI... drafted in 1996 by the Minnesota Twins... led the nation during the ’96 season hitting 26 home runs, matching the second-highest season total by an Eagle... also still ranks among the season Top 10’ leaders in total bases (tied sixth) and RBI (tied fifth).
First Team Academic All-America in 1995... Second Team All-Southern Conference at defensive back selected by the Coaches... second-most tackles on the team his senior year with 92... forced three fumbles that year and made three interceptions... started final 48 games of his career... three-time Academic All-District III... recorded 322 tackles in his career (regular season and playoff games) with seven interceptions and 20 pass break-ups.
CHARLTON (C.Y.) YOUNG Men’s Basketball, 1989-93
A three-time All-Conference selection at point guard in two different leagues (Trans America Athletic: 1990-91, 1991-92; Southern: 1992-93)... also earned All-Tournament Team honors in both circuits and was named MVP in 1992 (TAAC)... guided Georgia Southern to the NCAA Tournament in 1992 (vs. Oklahoma State) after winning TAAC regular season and tournament in resounding fashion (25-6 record)... stands seventh all-time in scoring with 1,517 points... currently holds the career mark in 3-point FG percentage (40.9%)... also ranks second in free throw percentage (78.1%) and assists (530), and third in career 3-point FG made (241)... ranks high in other career categories - field goals made (8th, 533), field goals attempted (8th, 1,166), 3-point field goals attempted (4th, 589) and steals (4th, 162)... continues to excel in his coaching career since graduation, working on the Auburn, Northeastern, Jacksonville, Chattanooga and Georgia Tech staffs.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:10
One of the most dominant teams in Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) history is making the move to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Georgia Southern University has announced it has accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference.
Below is an archive of the historic press conference.