Kudos

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division II team for the second straight year. Casey carries a perfect 4.0 GPA, and he leads the Bucs in scoring with 16.3 points per game. He also adds 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game, shooting 45.9 percent from three-point range. He leads the GSC and is 24th in the nation in steals per game, and is second in the GSC and 24th in the nation in three-point percentage. Casey was a First Team Capital One Academic All-American last year, the only junior to make the First Team. As a first team All-District selection, he again advances to the Academic All-America ballot.

Buccaneer left-hander Patrick Gurley (Biology ’16) was named GSC Pitcher of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 after he threw five shutout innings against LeMoyne-Owen College. He struck out five batters and allowed one hit with no walks.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) was named GSC Freshman of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 after he led the Bucs to a pair of road wins last week. Jeff averaged 15 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds per game, playing all 40 minutes in both games and committing just four total turnovers. He scored 19 with four rebounds and four assists against Mississippi College, and followed with 11 points, three assists and three steals against Delta State. For the week, he shot 50 percent (11-of-22) from the field and 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from three-point range. The Freshman of the Week award is the fifth this season for Larkin, who also won it December 9, 16, and 23 and January 6.

Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, MACS ’17) recently received a positive review of his book Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying (Amazon Publishing, 2013) from eminent psychologist and author, Kevin Vost, Psy.D. Read the review here: www.drvost.com/catholicreviews.htm. Additionally, Anthony will have a profile featured in the April 2015 issue of Promise, the official magazine of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as a chapter entitled, “Beyond Praying for Players: The Responsibilities of Sport Chaplains” in the forthcoming textbook, Sport Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues, & Debates [Eds. Parker et al.] (Ashgate) slated for release in Summer 2015. He has been appointed Founding Book Review Editor for the International Journal for Sports & Christianity (IJSC) to be launched at the Inaugural Global Congress for Sports & Christianity to be held in York, UK in August 2016, where he will also be serving as co-leader of the Sport Chaplaincy thematic strand.

Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (Psychology ’00) recently co-authored an article for the American Psychological Association’s Psychology Student Network entitled “Looking to succeed? Understanding the importance of research publications” which encourages undergraduate students to publish their research in academic journals. Dr. Bonds-Raacke is the chair and associate professor of psychology at Fort Hays State University.

Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President) was elected by the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), during its Business meeting on December 9 to serve as a member of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, Class of 2017.