Blue Raider NotebookJuly 27, 2004 · MT Media Relations
PAIR OF BLUE RAIDERS OUT OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL: Former Blue Raiders Jason Moates and Troy Harp have both decided to call it quits in professional baseball. Moates played four seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization and was 0-4 with a 3.33 ERA in 20 games this season before hernia surgery in the last two weeks. Moates would have missed the rest of the season and decided to retire. Harp was drafted in the 22nd round this year by the Atlanta Braves and started the summer in Danville, Va., before being sent down to Florida.
NIEMEYER IN THIS WEEK'S ATP EVENT: Former Blue Raider Fred Niemeyer is participating in this week's ATP Tour event, the Tennis Masters Canada in Toronto. Niemeyer has struggled with injuries and poor results this spring. The three-time All-American was scheduled to take on Spain's David Sanchez in the first round. Niemeyer is a member of Canada's Davis Cup team and will represent his country at the Olympics in Athens next month.
RAIDER ROUNDUP: The Blue Raider Athletic Association's annual Raider Roundup is scheduled for July 30 at 6 PM. This year's event, which will be catered by Southern Delights, will take place at the MTSU Foundation House. To make your reservations, please call the BRAA office at 615-898-2210.
2003-04 SUN BELT CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER'S LIST: Commissioner's List (54) (3.5 or better for previous two semesters):
Baseball: Chuck Akers, Tyler Copeland, Shane Kemp, Jonathan Miller, Chase Swing, Adam Warren; Men's Basketball: Steve Thomas; Women's Basketball: Amber Benjamin, Chrissy Givens, Krystle Horton; Football: Robert Billings, Bill Brasch, Joey Montalbano, Kyle Turnbow; Men's Golf: Blake Bivens, Patrick Williams; Women's Golf: Nicole Biles, Jenny Kim, Kristin Lynch; Women's Soccer: Sarah Linder, Christina Mascaro, Jessica Northcutt, Katy Rayburn, Sheri Robbins, Caroline Schuepbach, Sarah Schulz, Emily Shrum, Melissa Wellman, Sara Wohlhueter; Softball: Leora Brannon, Brandy Davis, Jennifer Dorais, Muriel Ledbetter, Cortney Mitchell, Kip Phillips, Trish White, Michelle Wilkes, Nicky Bernal; Men's Tennis: Anant Sitaram; Women's Tennis: Carien Venter, Jacqui Williams; Men's Track: Robert Etheridge, Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Jones, Chris Michael, Willie Parker, Bryan Picklesimer, J.J. Sturm; Women's Track: Kim Alsobrook, Kelley Enoch, Jennifer Howard, Lauren Milbourn, Katie Mirgliotta; Volleyball: Hannah Randolph, Victoria Monasterolo
2003-04 ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL (70) (3.0 or better for previous two semesters):
Baseball: Matt Campbell, Travis Horschel, Jimmy Kelly, Chris LeGuenec, Michael McKenry, Luke Parham, Thomas Sterritt, Clif Thomas, Parker Woodruff; Men's Basketball: Steven Jackson, Kyle Young; Women's Basketball: Eboni Kirby, Keisha McClinic; Football: Neil Beckham, Clinton Corder, Josh Dutton, William Gary, Chris Gatlin, Erik Griffin, Pedro Holiday, Ben Howze, Juan Insignares, Gerald Mushi, William Mustin, Stephen Owensby, Kevin Searcy, Dana Stewart, Tony Sutton; Men's Golf: Nick Bailes, Jonathan Burns, Charlie Gibson, Kenny Green; Women's Golf: Tamara Munsch-Akers; Women's Soccer: Lindsay Bopp, Britney Camden, Jenna Carlsen, Emily Carter, Rachel Holmes, Laura Miguez, Beth Wade, Brooke Ward; Softball: Christi Benton, Crystal Bobo, Erica Buhl, Natalie Carrico, Leah Grothause, Stayc Preator, Melissa Weiland; Men's Tennis: Brandon Allan, Greg Pollack, Trevor Short; Women's Tennis: Ana Maria Cibils, Jennifer Klaschka, Emily Vest; Men's Track: Tony Carufe, Steve Safstrom, James Thomas; Women's Track: Laetitia Florimond, Kishara George, Lanora Gray, Fran Haas, Erin Russell, Jo Marie Thaggard; Volleyball: Karisse Baker, Evi Gargalianos, Erin Hillstrom, Allison Liptak, Jennifer McMahon, Theresa Slowik, Katie Thiesen
SOFTBALL HEAD COACH UPDATE: Associate Athletic Director Diane Turnham and the search committee have narrowed the field to four candidates for the position of Head Softball Coach. Each candidate will be visiting the campus over the next week. Turnham said she hoped to have the position filled by late next week.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UPDATE: The women's basketball team continues to participate in voluntary workouts. Newcomers and returning players can be found in the auxiliary gyms in the Murphy Center working on their shooting and other various drills. The team has also been participating in community service as the Lady Raiders volunteered with Habitat for Humanity last Saturday.
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