A proposed research project by Dr. James Moore (Biology), Dr. Shane M Hanlon (Sea Grant Knauss Fellow) and Bill Peterson (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) entitled “Large-Scale Impacts of Land Use on Disease Prevalence in Amphibian Populations” has been posted on the Amphibian Survival Alliance’s website (amphibians.org). The purpose of the proposal is to determine the status of Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans) populations in Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in Turrell, AR, and how pesticides influence ranavirus disease dynamics in these populations.
Buccaneer defender Andrew Forrest (Mechanical Engineering ’18) was named the GSC Defender of the Week after the Bucs’ win at Union University. Forrest was one of the key players on a CBU defense that held Union to just eight shots total, two on goal, in Friday night’s 1-0 win. The shutout was the Bucs’ ninth of the season and their fifth consecutive.
Lady Buc goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was named GSC Defender of the Week after the Lady Bucs’ win at Union University. Wade made one save as she recorded her eighth clean sheet of the season, winning her seventh career award and the third of the season.
Three Lady Bucs were named to the All-GSC Women’s Soccer Team. Midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) earned First-Team All-GSC honors for the second straight year. Rodrigues leads the GSC with 11 assists. Her 10 goals rank fourth, and she is second in the conference with 31 points. Midfielder Carmen Manes (Liberal Studies ’15) joins Rodrigues on the First Team. Manes has three assists and three points while starting all 17 games as a defense-oriented midfielder. Midfielder Chelsea Casaccia (Biology ’16) represents CBU on the Second Team after recording two assists and two points while starting all 17 games as a defense-oriented midfielder.
Seven Bucs were named to the All-GSC Men’s Soccer Team, with head coach Clint Browne winning GSC Coach of the Year for the third time. Goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) was voted First Team All-GSC after leading the GSC with an 0.56 goals against average, an .842 save percentage and a .500 shutout percentage. He started all 16 games and played 1448 of 1460 minutes in goal this season. Defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was voted First Team All-GSC after scoring one goal with two assists for four points. He started 14 games at defender. Forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’16) was voted First Team All-GSC after scoring 11 goals with two assists for 24 points. He ranks second in the GSC in goals and points. He is the third player in GSC history to be a four-time First-Team All-GSC selection. Forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) was one of two freshmen voted to the All-GSC First Team after scoring four goals with one assist for nine points. He started all 16 games. Defender Andrew Forrest (Mechanical Engineering ’18) was voted Second Team All-GSC. He started all 16 games at defender and finished second on the team to McGuire with 1,423 minutes played. Midfielder Shane Keely (Business Studies ’16) was voted Second Team All-GSC after scoring three goals with one assist for seven points. He started all 16 games and finished third on the team with 1,379 minutes played. Midfielder Diego Silva Vieira (Business Administration ’17) was voted Second Team All-GSC after scoring two goals with four assists for eight points. He started all 16 games.