ETSU athletics to celebrate remarkable 2006-07 season

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

                JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 24, 2007) - When the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics gathers Thursday evening for its "Night of Champions" spring awards banquet, the program's coaches, student-athletes and administration will be celebrating one of the most successful seasons in Buccaneer history.

 

            With the men's tennis squad's victory in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships last weekend, ETSU teams have won a total of seven championships during the 2006-07 season. Those seven titles - which include regular season championships in volleyball, men's basketball, men's tennis and women's tennis, as well as postseason championships in men's indoor track, men's golf and men's tennis - equal the previous record of seven team championships set during the 1991-92 season, and with four spring sports still competing for conference titles, the 2006-07 may still go down as the most successful campaign in the history of ETSU athletics.

 

            ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave Mullins said the success of the program is an indication of the overall program's dedication to "winning the right way."

 

            "I am very proud of the success of our teams and coaches for their accomplishments this year," Mullins said. "They have committed themselves to doing all the extra little things that are necessary to win championships. Our coaches have recruited outstanding young people and mentored as well as coached them. The results are evidence of their hard work and of the many positive improvements we have made, and continue to make, throughout our department."

 

            Along with ETSU's team success, individual Buccaneer athletes have also set a new standard during the 2007-08 season, with several players earning special recognition during the year. In all, 77 student-athletes have earned conference or NCAA recognition so far this year, with six teams still to be recognized at season's end.

 

            "As a former coach, I know the importance of teamwork to team unity in success," Mullins said. "I also know that you always have individuals who perform at a level deserving of personal recognition for their outstanding accomplishments. Many of our Bucs have earned these special awards. We are extremely proud of them."

 

            Media members wishing to attend Thursday night's event are asked to call John Roberts at 423-439-5263 to make arrangements. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday evening inside the D.P. Culp Ballroom.

 

A complete list of athletic accomplishments during the 2006-07 can be found below.

 

 

Equaled the ETSU Record for Team Championships with seven titles

Men's Indoor Track and Field

Men's Basketball (Regular Season)

Volleyball (Regular Season)

Men's Tennis (Regular Season)

Men's Tennis (Tournament)

Women's Tennis (Regular Season)

Men's Golf (Tournament)  

c      Seamus Power - A-Sun Individual Champion

 

Postseason Berths

Men's Basketball (NIT)

Women's Basketball (NIT)

Men's Tennis (NCAA)

 

Other worthy notes

Rhys Davies - No. 1 ranked individual player in men's golf -

c      No. 1 individual ranking by Golfweek (Spring 2007)

c      No. 1 individual ranking by Golfstat.com (Spring 2007)

Women's golf and men's tennis - Highest national ranking ever

 

All-American

Men's Basketball - Courtney Pigram

c      Named All-America Honorable Mention 2007 (Associated Press)

Men's Basketball - Mike Smith

c      CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshman All-American

 

Player of the Year

Men's Basketball - Courtney Pigram  

c      A-Sun Player of the Year

c      CollegeInsider.com A-Sun Player of the Year

 

Coach of the Year

Men's Basketball - Coach Murry Bartow  

c   A-Sun Coach of the Year

 

All Atlantic Sun Conference (first and second team, all-tournament,

all-freshman)

Women's Basketball

Siarre Evans - A-Sun All-Freshman Team

Siarre Evans - First Team All-A-Sun

Devin Thompson - A-Sun All-Freshman Team

Brooke Wilhoit - Second Team All-A-Sun

Brooke Wilhoit - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Michele DeVault - Second Team All A-Sun

Latisha Belcher - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Men's Basketball

Courtney Pigram - First Team All-A-Sun

Courtney Pigram - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Brad Nuckles - Second Team All A-Sun

Mike Smith - A-Sun All-Freshman Team

Mike Smith - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Men's Tennis  

Predrag Burmazovic - First Team All A-Sun

Predrag Burmazovic - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Enrique Olivares - First Team All A-Sun

Enrique Olivares - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Enrique Olivares - A-Sun Tournament MVP

Felix Insaurralde - Second Team All-A-Sun

Felix Insaurralde - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Daniel Isaza - A-Sun All-Freshman Team

Women's Tennis

Yevgeniya Stupak - First Team All A-Sun

Yevgeniya Stupak - A-Sun All-Freshman Team

Yevgeniya Stupak - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Masha Ilina - First Team All A-Sun

Tara Byrne - Second Team All A-Sun

Tara Byrne - A-Sun All-Tournament Team

Elena Volobueva - Second Team All A-Sun

Olya Batsula - Second Team All A-Sun

Men's Track and Field

Michael Wright - Most Outstanding Performer

Men's Cross Country

Michael Deren - All-Conference

J Penny - A-Sun All-Freshman Team

Women's Soccer

Jordan Monty - A-Sun All Freshman Team

Jordan Monty - Second Team All A-Sun

Emily Fulcher - Second Team All A-Sun

Kim Jones - A-Sun All-Freshmen Team

Women's Golf

Laura Jansone - A-Sun All-Tournament Team 2007

Volleyball

Jennifer Sartor - First Team All A-Sun

Jennifer Emerson - Second Team All A-Sun

Kaena Apana- Second Team All A-Sun

Callie Kiselich - Second Team All A-Sun

 

Freshman of the Year

Women's Basketball

Siarre Evans - A-Sun Freshman of the Year

Women's Soccer

Jordan Monty - A-Sun Freshman of the Year

 

Player of the Month

Men's Golf

Rhys Davies - A-Sun Golfer of the Month (October 2006)

Rhys Davies - A-Sun Golfer of the Month (November 2006)

Rhys Davies - A-Sun Golfer of the Month (March 2007)

Rhys Davies- Southern Golf Association National Golfer of the Month (March 2007)

Seamus Power - A-Sun Golfer of the Month (February 2007)

 

Player of the Week

Baseball

C.J. Lee - A-Sun Player of the Week (March 23, 2007)

Brandon Langston - A-Sun Pitcher of the Week (March 23, 2007)

Caleb Glafenhein - A-Sun Pitcher of the Week (March 5, 2007)

Justin Aughey - Player of the Week (February 12, 2007)

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

James Rainer - A-Sun Athlete of the Week (March 21, 2007)

Jarrod Burton - A-Sun Athlete of the Week (Jan. 31, 2007)

Jarrod Burton - A-Sun Athlete of the Week (February 7, 2007)

Women's Basketball

Siarre Evans - A-Sun Player of the Week (January 22, 2007)

Brooke Wilhoit - A-Sun Player of the Week (December 4, 2006)

Men's Basketball

Courtney Pigram- A-Sun Player of the Week (Feburary 26, 2007)

Courtney Pigram- A-Sun Player of the Week (January 29, 2007)

Courtney Pigram- A-Sun Player of the Week (November 20, 2006)

Brad Nuckles - A-Sun Player of the Week (January 22, 2007)

Women's Indoor Track and Field

Anna Marie Ricciardi-A-Sun Athlete of the Week (February 7, 2007)

Men's Tennis

Enrique Olivares - A-Sun Player of the Week (February 6, 2007)

Lisandro Picardo - A-Sun Player of the Week (January 30, 2007)

Lisandro Picardo - A-Sun Player of the Week (January 23, 2007)

Sebastian Serrano - A-Sun Player of the Week (March 27, 2007)

Predrag Burmazovic - A-Sun Player of the Week (April 10, 2007)

Women's Tennis  

Tara Byrne - A-Sun Player of the Week (February 20, 2007)

Olya Batsula - A-Sun Player of the Week (February 27, 2007)

Masha Ilina - A-Sun Player of the Week (April 10, 2007)

Women's Soccer

 Jordan Money - A-Sun Player of the Week (October 2, 2006)

Volleyball

Jennifer Sartor - A-Sun Player of the Week (October 30, 2006)

Nani Emerson - A-Sun Player of the Week (October 9, 2006)

Nani Emerson - A-Sun Player of the Week (November 13, 2006)

Kaena Apana - A-Sun Player of the Week (October 23, 2006)

Men's Cross Country

Michael Deren - A-Sun Athlete of the Week (October 11, 2006)

Softball

Stephanie Gaynord - A-Sun Athlete of the Week (April 9, 2007)

Marissa Hardy - A-Sun Pitcher of the Week (April 16, 2007)

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