Hot Off The Wire: All Sports Report…Week of August 28th.

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.
 Vicky Back Soccer Grad.
 Kaitlyn Bingham Women’s Golf So.
 Garrett Blubaugh Football So.
 Monica Cherry Softball Jr.
 Katie Dean Softball So.
 Marisa Delgado Women’s Golf Sr.
 Caitlin Duty Soccer So.
 Shachar Elisha Soccer Jr.
 Christopher Gatling Men’s Basketball Jr.
 Chase Graham Men’s Track & Field Sr.
 Ryan Guevara Football So.
 Sophie Haywood Soccer Jr.
 Natalie Hessong Women’s Basketball Sr.
 Baylea Higgs Softball Jr.
 Savannah Himes Volleyball So.
 Sarah Hogan Women’s Track & Field So.
 Katherine Holleman Women’s Track & Field So.
 Cherie Jackson Softball Sr.
 Mariah Jameyson Softball Jr.
 Lacie Jessup Volleyball Jr.
 Kayla Kilcrease Softball So.
 Layne Little Volleyball Jr.
 Justice Luce Football Jr.
 Kristov Martinez Football Jr.
 Elliott Martynkiewicz Men’s Track & Field Grad.
 Jenna McLaughlin Women’s Track & Field Jr.
 Trevor Montgomery Men’s Track & Field So.
 Bina Njikam Volleyball So.
 Ciera Nunez Softball So.
 Florian Obst Men’s Track & Field Grad.
 Tyler Oppenheim Softball Jr.
 Michael Peschka Football So.
 Ashley Phillips Soccer Sr.
 Jasmyn Poe Women’s Basketball So.
 Turner Pool Men’s Track & Field Jr.
 Taylor Ramirez Women’s Track & Field Jr.
 Selena Rima Softball Jr.
 Jessica Rogers Soccer So.
 Gabriela Rosa Volleyball Jr.
 Emily Taylor Women’s Golf Grad.
 Karli Thornton Volleyball Jr.
 Terra Truitt Women’s Track & Field Grad.
 Alexandra Vansickle Women’s Track & Field Sr.
 Jaryn Wacker Volleyball So.
 Jaslyn Wacker Volleyball So.
 Maggie Waites Women’s Track & Field So.
 Brittany Woolridge Softball So.
 Anitra Wright  Soccer Grad.
 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.

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James Thrower, an ETSU standout athlete is not a member of the LSC Hall of Fame. 

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

 

 

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