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Newman Named ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Award Winner

Newman Named ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Award Winner

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – College of Charleston’s Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) has been named the national women’s winner of the prestigious 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship – the first national award ever bestowed on a male or female tennis student-athlete out of the Southern Conference.   Dating back to 1982, it is the highest award presented by the ITA annually to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. The national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the USTA during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day which will be held in conjunction with […]

Swansboro Rotary Club Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament has been Extended

Swansboro Rotary Club Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament has been Extended

Swansboro, NC – Because offshore weather is expected to be poor on Saturday, the annual Swansboro Rotary Club Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament has been extended from a two-day to a three-day/captain’s choice tournament. Captains can choose to fish any two days on May 26, 27 or 28. Awards will be presented on Monday instead of Sunday.

ECU Falls To Tulane In C-USA Championship Opener, 4-3

ECU Falls To Tulane In C-USA Championship Opener, 4-3

PEARL, Miss. May 24, 2012 – Right-hander Alex Byo pitched 8.0 solid innings and the Green Wave broke a two-all tie with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth as third-seeded Tulane defeated No. 6 seed East Carolina, 4-3, in day one of the 2012 Conference USA Baseball Championship on Wednesday at Trustmark Park. Box Score: Box Score l ECU Post-Game Interview Down 2-1 after five innings, the Pirates tied the score in the top of the sixth but gave the lead back to the Green Wave on back-to-back, two-out errors that led to what proved to be Tulane’s final runs of the ballgame. With the win, Tulane’s third of the year in four head-to-head match-ups […]

COME MEET THE SHARKS

COME MEET THE SHARKS

Wilmington, NC – Family, friends, fans, host families and media are all invited to a meet-and-greet with the Wilmington Sharks on Monday, May 28 at Fat Tony’s Italian Pub.   Head Coach Ryan McCleney, his assistants and players, as well as the team’s staff will all be available to meet those who join us for this event to kick off the season.  This will be a great opportunity for members of the community to get to know not only the Sharks players and staff, but also to meet fellow fans who will be joining them at Buck Hardee Field this summer.   General Manager Andrew Aguilar said, “With the season starting on Tuesday, we wanted to invite everyone out to […]

ECU And UCF Set To Play Friday At 4 P.M. (ET)

ECU And UCF Set To Play Friday At 4 P.M. (ET)

May 24, 2012 vs.    (6) East Carolina vs. (2) UCF May 25, 2012 | 4 p.m. (ET) Pearl, Miss. RADIO: WNCT 1070 AM Watch | Live Stats | ECU Notes | UCF Notes | C-USA Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central | Live Chat EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 34-21-1 Last Game Loss vs. Tulane, 4-3 (5/23/12) Head Coach Billy Godwin (Atlantic Christian, 1986) Career: 513-244-1 (13th season) ECU Record: 251-159-1 (7th season) Twitter @ECUBaseball UCF KNIGHTS Record 41-15 Last Game Loss vs. UAB, 15-1/ 7 inn. (5/24/12) Head Coach Terry Rooney (Radford, 1996) Career Record: 135-95 (3rd season) Record at School: same RECENT NEWS Baseball Enters C-USA Championship As Sixth Seed Seven Pirates Earn C-USA Honors Reynolds Named C-USA […]

“Mission Possible” Gala Supports North Carolina Symphony, June 7

“Mission Possible” Gala Supports North Carolina Symphony, June 7

RALEIGH, N.C.—As previously announced, the gala fundraiser “Mission Possible” launches the North Carolina Symphony’s 80th year of service to the state early next month. The black-tie dinner takes place at The Pavilions at the Angus Barn on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Seats are still available for this glamorous event. “The evening will be one to remember for the next 80 years,” says Gala Chairman Darliene Woolner, who hosts the event together with Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn. The gala will feature performances in a variety of musical styles by individual North Carolina Symphony members and small ensembles, together with the award-winning dining for which the Angus Barn has long been renowned. “I am always honored by the enthusiasm […]

SHARKS CONTINUE TO BUILD ROSTER

SHARKS CONTINUE TO BUILD ROSTER

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) announced they have signed left-handed pitcher Ryne Frankoff from Appalachian State University, outfielder Eric Serra from Elon University and catcher Jeff May from Lander University.   The 2012 season will mark Frankoff’s third season in the CPL, playing in Wilmington for the first time following seasons with the Morehead City Marlins and the Asheboro Copperheads. The lefty from Apex, N.C. has pitched in 14 games so far in his junior season for Appalachian State, all in relief.  He owns a 2-1 record, and has allowed three earned runs over 9.2 frames for a 2.79 ERA.  Last year in Morehead City, Frankoff went 2-0 with a 4.30 ERA in […]

Reynolds A Finalist For John Olerud Player-Of-The-Year Award

Reynolds A Finalist For John Olerud Player-Of-The-Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas May 24, 2012 – East Carolina sophomore Drew Reynolds was one of 10 finalists named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Award the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday evening. Reynolds 2012 Season Stats (as of May 23) The award, named for the Washington State star who achieved success as both a first baseman and a right-handed pitcher, will be presented as part of the annual College Baseball Night of Champions on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas. The event features the presentation of numerous awards and the induction ceremony for this year’s Hall of Fame class. Reynolds, the lone representative from Conference USA on the list, earned second-team all-conference and first-team all-academic honors earlier this week. The […]

Jelnick Tabbed Academic All-America

Jelnick Tabbed Academic All-America

TOWSON, Md. May 24, 2012 – East Carolina sophomore designated player Jill Jelnick completed her postseason academic honor haul Thursday by earning a place on the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Jelnick owns a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average as an English education major and earned the accolade for the first time in her career. 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Teams To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports […]

Lee Greenwood to Appear on FOX News’s “FOX & FRIENDS”, GAC’S “GREAT AMERICAN SALUTE,” DAYSTAR’S “JONI”

Lee Greenwood to Appear on FOX News’s “FOX & FRIENDS”, GAC’S “GREAT AMERICAN SALUTE,” DAYSTAR’S “JONI”

APPEARANCE ON LIFETIME’S “THE BALANCING ACT” FOLLOWS ON MAY 30 NASHVILLE, TN – This Memorial Day, May 28, tune in to catch Lee Greenwood perform his signature song, “God Bless the U.S.A.,” and discuss his compelling new book, “Does God Still Bless the U.S.A.: A Plea For a Better America,” on “Fox & Friends” (6:00 am/EDT), Daystar’s “Joni,” (check local listings) and GAC’s “Great American Salute” (check local listings). Additional holiday-week appearances include Greenwood’s performance and interview on Lifetime TV’s, “The Balancing Act,” on Wednesday, May 30 (7:00-8 AM EDT & PDT, 6:00-7AM CDT). A Presidential Appointee serving on The National Endowment for the Arts Council, Greenwood was honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal […]

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