I know, its a few days early but with us having a kickoff on Thursday night we are having to move everything up about two days so here it goes with the All Sports report doubling up as the Weekend Wire.
Huge Congrats are in order to 51 Lion Student Athletes who were named to the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award. The following student athletes boasted a 3.5 or better GPA and have been an active member for at least two years. This is so important to me was as an alum is to have not only a great football program or athletic program, but student athletes who understand they are students first and athletes second.
Here is the list per lionathletics.com-
|Isaac Asrat||Men’s Basketball||So.|
|Kaitlyn Bingham||Women’s Golf||So.|
|Marisa Delgado||Women’s Golf||Sr.|
|Christopher Gatling||Men’s Basketball||Jr.|
|Chase Graham||Men’s Track & Field||Sr.|
|Natalie Hessong||Women’s Basketball||Sr.|
|Sarah Hogan||Women’s Track & Field||So.|
|Katherine Holleman||Women’s Track & Field||So.|
|Elliott Martynkiewicz||Men’s Track & Field||Grad.|
|Jenna McLaughlin||Women’s Track & Field||Jr.|
|Trevor Montgomery||Men’s Track & Field||So.|
|Florian Obst||Men’s Track & Field||Grad.|
|Jasmyn Poe||Women’s Basketball||So.|
|Turner Pool||Men’s Track & Field||Jr.|
|Taylor Ramirez||Women’s Track & Field||Jr.|
|Emily Taylor||Women’s Golf||Grad.|
|Terra Truitt||Women’s Track & Field||Grad.|
|Alexandra Vansickle||Women’s Track & Field||Sr.|
|Maggie Waites||Women’s Track & Field||So.|
|Austin Yaeger||Men’s Track & Field||Grad.|
|Weston Zeller||Men’s Basketball||Sr.|
Once again, congrats to all the Student Athletes on this great accomplishment.
Thrower inducted into LSC Hall of Fame-
A huge set of congrats to ETSU Alum James Thrower who was inducted into the LSC hall of Fame. Thrower, class of 1970, was a three-sport athlete at East Texas State University, where he participated on the Lions’ football, basketball and track and field teams, and majored in English and physical education.
An Arkansas native, Thrower came to ETSU on a basketball scholarship, but it was on the football field that he truly excelled and was a member of the Lion’s 1966 and 1969 LSC Title Teams. As a three-year starter on the football team, he intercepted 12 passes for 135 yards. He also earned a varsity letter in basketball and two in track and field as a member of the 440-yard relay team and in the high jump.
Following his playing days at ETSU, Thrower went on to a six-year career in the NFL. He spent three seasons as a defensive back with the Philadelphia Eagles, and an additional three seasons as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions.
Thrower is now a successful small business owner, as he owns a Chain of Franchised McDonalds restaurants all over the United States and was also the speaker at the A&M-Commerce Graduate School Commencement this past May.
Sports Calendar for the Upcoming Week-
Football @ North Alabama, Thursday 8/31, 6 PM Kickoff.
Volleyball Vs. Central Oklahoma @ Tarleton State, Friday 9/1, 3 PM
Soccer Vs. Florida Tech, 9/1 7 PM Kickoff