This Week in Blue Raider Athletics

June 15, 2005 · MT Media Relations
SITARAM NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN: Middle Tennessee senior Anant Sitaram was voted to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large team, announced this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Sitaram carries a 3.97 grade-point-average and is majoring in Economics and Mathematics, and is the first Middle Tennessee tennis player to earn the Academic All-America honor. The Hyderabad, India, native was a major contributor to Middle Tennessee's Sun Belt Championship tennis team this season, posting a 16-7 dual match record and 28-11 mark in singles this year. Sitaram also added 21 doubles victories with Greg Pollack in 2004-05. He won all three singles matches and a pair of doubles tilts in helping the Blue Raiders to their first SBC Championship. Sitaram also had a three-set singles match victory against Auburn, and he and Pollack won their doubles tilt, in the Blue Raiders' 4-3 loss in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships.

CARROLL, MOBLEY NAMED ALL-STARS: Former Middle Tennessee baseball players Brett Carroll and Chris Mobley have both been named to the South Atlantic League's 46th Annual All-Star Game set for Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Georgia. Carroll and Mobley are the only two representatives for the Greensboro (NC) Grasshoppers on the North Division team. Carroll currently has 12 home runs, tied for seventh in the league, and 13 doubles in 58 contests. Mobley has 15 saves in 24 appearances, striking out 35 in 28.2 innings of work. For more information, visit minorleaguebaseball.com or gsohoppers.com.

MCNAMEE SIGN INDEPENDENT LEAGUE CONTRACT: Second baseman Eric McNamee, who just finished his Blue Raider career, has signed an independent league contract and is playing for former assistant coach Andy Haines with the Gary (IN) SouthShore Railcats in the Northern League. McNamee posted his first professional hit Saturday against the St. Paul Saints in his first professional at-bat against another former Blue Raider, Adam Larson. McNamee later scored the game's winning run on a passed ball in the second game of the doubleheader. Information on the team may be found at www.northernleague.com or www.railcatsbaseball.com.

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