ETSU student-athletes continue to succeed in the classroom

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July, 23, 2008) - The 2007-08 season was a memorable one for ETSU student-athletes both in and out of the classroom.


The Buccaneers were noticed for their presence on the athletic side as ETSU had four of its teams compete in the NCAAs this past season; however, the Bucs also made noise in the classroom by catapulting their way into the top tier of the Atlantic Sun Academic standings.


ETSU made one of the biggest leaps in the conference from a year ago by moving into third place in the overall standings. In total, 121 of the 187 Buccaneer student-athletes received All-Academic honors - resulting in 64.7 percent making the conference's academic list. In addition, ETSU claimed the top spot among the spring sports (1st out of 12 teams) by placing 71.4 percent of its student-athletes on the all-academic list, which were six slots higher from where the Bucs finished in 2006-07.


"This level of improvement in the All-Academic rankings of our student-athletes is very rewarding and justifies what I've felt all along, that our athletes are exceptional in and out of the classroom and that our coaches do an outstanding job in recruiting," said ETSU's Director of Academic Services Bob Baker. "The long hours and hard work that the academic services staff commits are worthwhile when we see our student-athletes achieve academic rankings like these".


Additionally, in the spring, ETSU had 15 student-athletes in the Buc 4.0 Club, seven teams with a 3.0 GPA or higher, 76 percent of all student-athletes were named to the Buccaneer Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or above), 33 student-athletes were named to the Dean's List and every ETSU athletic team earned team GPA of 2.8 / B- average or higher.


Below is a breakdown of the seven teams above a 3.0 GPA and the 15 student-athletes who made a 4.0.


Teams with a 3.0 or higher

Women's Tennis

Women's Golf

Men's Golf

Men's Tennis


Women's Soccer



Buc 4.0 Club


Marissa Mortensen

Women's Tennis

Volha Batsula

Tara Byrne

Whitney Trotter

Andra Voinea


Marissa Hardy

Kate Powell

Women's Golf

Lucy Gould

Laura Jansone


Hannah Johnson

Katie O'Bryan

Men's Golf

Seamus Power

Gareth Shaw


Alyson Stinnett

Women's Basketball

Nichelle Akers


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MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College