Three CBU alumni are being recognized among the “Top Forty Under 40″ Class of 2014, as selected by the Memphis Business JournalMauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97), Executive Director of Latino Memphis; JT Malasri (Civil Engineering ’06, MBA ’12), Supervisor of Residential Engineering at MLGW; and Patrice Williamson-Thomas (Business Administration ’97), Deputy Director of Neighborhood Improvement with the City of Memphis. The 18th annual awards program recognizes the talents of the brightest Memphis-area professionals under age 40, both for career accomplishments and for giving their personal time to help local charities.The awards will be officially presented at a banquet event at the Hilton of Memphis presented by CBU on Thursday, November 20. The honorees will also be recognized at a reception at the Cooper-Wilson Center at CBU on Thursday, November 13.

Buccaneer forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) won his third GSC Freshman of the Week award of the season. In addition to the game-winning goal against Lee, he also scored a goal in the win over Shorter. He also won the award September 9 and October 7.

Buccaneer goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) logged three straight shutouts in the week to earn his second GSC Defender of the Week award. He made 13 saves on the week, with four at Montevallo, four against Lee, and five against Shorter.

Lady Buc defender Gabrielle Pilgrim (English ’17) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the South Region. She has played 14 games, starting 13, and she carries a perfect 4.0 GPA in English.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the South Region. In 16 games, she has 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points, while she carries a 3.38 GPA in Civil Engineering.

Buccaneer midfielder Diego Silva Vieira (Business Administration ’17) was awarded the GSC Soccer Player of the Week after he had a hand in all three game-winning goals. In a win at Montevallo, he scored on a free kick for the only goal in the Bucs’ 1-0 win. Against Lee, he fed a cross to Brendan Bennett for what proved to be the game-winner in the Bucs’ 2-0 win, and he wrapped up the week by scoring the game-winner in the Bucs’ 3-0 win over Shorter.