ETSU to celebrate National Student-Athlete Day this weekend

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Honor highlighted by “Bucs Backing Bucs” event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2013) – ETSU student-athletes will celebrate National Student-Athlete Day this weekend with events honoring their commitment to ETSU both academically and athletically on Friday and Saturday.

Festivities will begin on Friday in which student-athletes will be dressed up in order to be recognized by fellow ETSU students in their daily campus routines.

On Saturday, the focus will be shifted to athletics where available student-athletes will participate in the “Bucs Backing Bucs” program to support their fellow student-athletes who are currently in season. With a myriad of events going on, the “Bucs Backing Bucs” will be out in full force at each, beginning with women’s tennis versus Northern Kentucky at noon at the ETSU Tennis Complex. The program will continue with support throughout the day, including the first game of a softball doubleheader against Lipscomb starting at 1 p.m. at Betty Basler Field, a men’s tennis matchup versus Northern Kentucky at 2 p.m. and will end with the last of the softball twinbill at 3 p.m. Student-athletes will be treated to a picnic at both the ETSU Tennis Complex and Betty Basler Field as they support the teams in action.

As always, everyone is welcome to come out and support the Blue and Gold all weekend long.


About National Student-Athlete Day

April 6, 2013, marks the 26th celebration of National Student-Athlete Day. National Student-Athlete Day was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of student-athletes nationwide and the positive role they play in society. National Student-Athlete Day gives ETSU Athletics a chance to honor its student-athletes for their contributions to ETSU in the classroom, on the field of play and in the community. ETSU Athletics seeks to honor its student-athletes for their commitment to excellence throughout the academic year.

High school and college student-athletes nationwide will be honored for achieving excellence in the classroom and on the field, while making significant contributions to their schools and communities. National Student-Athlete Day is celebrated annually and has seen 3,440,610 million student-athletes honored, nationwide, since 1997. In 2012 alone, over 260,000 student-athletes were honored. It has become one of America’s strongest endeavors promoting the positive virtues of sport and student-athletes as a whole, and the positive affect they both have on society.


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