- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 14 July 2011 22:08
Nearly 50 new Georgia Southern student-athletes completed the "Proud to be E.A.G.L.E.S" program tonight with the sixth session in the series. Matt Lombardi and the Office of Student-Athlete Services arranged the sessions with guest speakers presenting on various topics relating to the acronym E.A.G.L.E.S.
The first session focused on Education, with members of the faculty discussing success strategies and study skills. The strength and conditioning staff met with the group to cover the importance of strength training, nutrition and wellness in the second session on Athletics. Guest speakers presented on Generosity and Leadership in the second week of the program to show how volunteer and service opportunities can enrich and enhance the collegiate experience. Information on NCAA compliance, the regulations universities must follow and how Georgia Southern student-athletes are perceived in the public eye provided the attendees with a tutorial on Ethics. The final session reminded the student-athletes of the resources and support system available to them as they start on their road to Success.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 04 October 2007 00:17
The Georgia Southern swimming & diving program officially moved to its new home, the pristineAquaticCenter at theRecreationActivityCenter, in January, 2007. The Eagles will christen their new facility when they host Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 20, 2007. GSU’s Campus Recreation and Intramural Department took on the $31,860,000 expansion project in May 2005 to add 120,000 additional square feet, 6,150 of which are dedicated to the indoor pool.
The indoor facility features the 10 lane competition pool, a 30-person whirlpool, offices for the coaches and AquaticsCenterstaff, a separate locker room for the swimming & diving team and a wet conference room available for team meetings. Temporary seating will be brought in to fill the natatorium at home meets, while the surrounding glad walls will allow additional spectators to observe from the exterior. The outdoor facility boasts an additional whirlpool and a leisure pool.
Daktronics provided the swimming & diving program with a newly purchased, state-of-the-art scoreboard. Posted on the west wall just above the coaches’ offices, the eight-lane scoreboard will provide spectators with event and heat information along with live timing. Also featured on the board will be the current record time for the particular event in session, final placement for each event/heat and the running score for each team.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Saturday, 10 July 2010 10:27
SANFORD, Fla. - NeuLion/JumpTV is continuing with major emergency repairs and maintenance of the audio/video archive for Eagle Vision. The repair and restoration process began June 29. NeuLion/JumpTV was alerted to an access issue with the audio/video files June 28th and is working diligently to recover and restore the files.
Both the free and subscription Eagle Vision files will not be available during repair and restoration. Select files from the 2009-2010 season were sent from Georgia Southern to expedite part of the process. According to an update from NeuLion Friday (July 9), the process to fully restore the archive files continues into the week of July 12th.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Sunday, 29 August 2010 17:32
SPARTANBURN, S.C. - The Southern Conference announced the 2009-10 SoCon Academic Honor Roll, and 152 Georgia Southern student-athletes earned the honor, achieving at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
The Football Team led the way for Georgia Southern, with 25 student-athletes earning the honor. Baseball and Women's Swimming and Diving each had 17 student-athletes selected, while Women's Track and Field had 14 student-athletes named to the honor roll.
Six Eagles earned 4.0 GPAs, including Rachel Sale (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) and Rachael Stockwell (Jacksonville, Fla.) of the Swimming and Diving Team, GS Baseball's Jake Ware (Statesboro, Ga.), Caroline Scales (Chattanooga, Tenn.) from the Women's Soccer Team, and Volleyball's Moriah Bellissimo (Blackstone, Va.).
Georgia Southern had 63 student-athletes earn the Commissioner's Medal, earning at least a 3.5 GPA. Georgia Southern's 152 recognized student-athletes is the most Eagles to earn the honor since joining the conference in 1992.
Among the 12 conference schools, a total of 1,921 student-athletes were named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll, led by Appalachian State with 197 honorees. Georgia Southern was fourth among conference members behind Elon (176) and Wofford (175).
The Academic Honor Roll was established by the league's Athletics Directors prior to the 1988-89 athletics season. In order to be eligible, student-athletes must have at least a 3.0 GPA while passing 24 credit hours in two semesters of classes or its equivalent for other academic calendars.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Monday, 11 April 2011 21:40
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Athletics honored its Scholar Athletes of 2010-2011 at the annual awards banquet on Monday (April 11th) evening in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Football's Chris Rogers (Dublin, Ga.) and Swimming and Diving's Caroline Bevillard (Bishop, Ga.) were named as the 2011 Georgia Southern Scholar-Athletes of the Year for their outstanding work in the classroom and on the playing field.
Football's Rogers claims the first Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor, the first to represent the gridioron since 2007. The Eagle placekicker sports a 3.76 GPA and graduates this spring with a degree in Biology. Next fall, Rogers will enroll at Mercer Medical School with a full scholarship to pursue his dream of becoming a surgeon. He is active in Georgia Southern's community outreach program with the Boys and Girls Club as well as the Bulloch County School System. Rogers is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
Bevillard, a senior member of the Swimming and Diving team, has a 3.96 GPA in Sport Management and won this award last year. Bevillard was honored as one of 13 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars. The four-year letterwinner has one individual GSU record and four others as a member of relay teams. Last spring, based on her leadership, academic excellence and athletic achievement, she was selected as a recipient of the Southern Conference's Coleman Lew Leadership Award. She currently serves as the president of Georgia Southern's Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
At the banquet, Georgia Southern Athletics also honored 10 Scholar-Athletes as nominated by the head coach of each sport.
Eric Phillips (Carrolton, Ga.) was a second-team All-Southern Conference selection last season for the Eagle Baseball team and has a 3.35 GPA in general studies. Women's Basketball junior guard Samantha Williams (Kingsport, Tenn.) posted a 3.93 GPA as an accounting major. Sara Curry (Lawrenceville, Ga.), a sophomore on the Georgia Southern Cross Country team, recorded the third-best 5K cross country time in Georgia Southern history and posted a 3.67 GPA.
From the Eagle Golf team, Logan Blondell (Lakeland, Fla.) is a senior finance major with a 3.56 GPA and finished second at the 2010 NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament in Alpharetta, Ga. Morgan Springer (Mandeville, La.) from the Women's Soccer team and Steven Hunter (Douglasville, Ga.) from Men's Soccer were also recognized. Springer is a sophomore exercise science major with a 3.57 GPA. Hunter has already graduated with a degree in construction management and has a 3.13 GPA.
Mark Paetz (Munich, Germany), represented the Men's Tennis team and is a three-time Dean's List member with a 3.39 GPA in hotel and restaurant management. Shaunta Hamilton (Macon, Ga.), a six-time career All-SoCon selection and two-time SoCon champion in Track & Field, graduated with her degree in multimedia communications.
Volleyball's Moriah Bellissimo (Blackstone, Va.) has a perfect 4.0 GPA while majoring in nutrition with a minor in marketing. A starter on the 2010 SoCon Championship team, Bellissimo was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDa Academic All-District second team. Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.) from the Eagle Women's Tennis team will graduate this spring with a degree in marketing. She is the Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and will enroll in law school next fall.
Matt Lombardi served as master of ceremonies for the event which included remarks from Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel and Director of Athletics Sam Baker.
Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Chris Rogers, Football
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Caroline Bevillard, Swimming and Diving
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Nominees:
Eric Phillips, Baseball
Samantha Williams, Women's Basketball
Sara Curry, Cross Country
Logan Blondell, Golf
Morgan Springer, Women's Soccer
Steven Hunter, Men's Soccer
Mark Paetz, Men's Tennis
Ali Beavers, Women's Tennis
Shaunta Hamilton, Track & Field
Moriah Bellissimo, Volleyball