Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (15-11, 12-10 GSC)
02/26: Bucs 65, Union University 72 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-20, 6-16 GSC)
02/26: Lady Bucs 61Union University 73 (at Canale Arena)
BASEBALL (6-7, 2-4 GSC)
02/25: Bucs 5, Calumet-St. Joseph 1 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/28: Bucs 1/2West Florida 3/6 (at Pensacola, FL)
03/01: Bucs 0, West Florida 7 (at Pensacola, FL)
SOFTBALL (4-13, 2-7 GSC)
02/28: Lady Bucs 10, West Florida 4 (at Pensacola, FL)
02/28: Lady Bucs 1West Florida 2 (at Pensacola, FL)
03/01: Lady Bucs 2West Florida 6 (at Pensacola, FL)
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
03/03: University of West Georgia (GSC Quarterfinal; Homewood, AL; 8:00 p.m.)
03/06: GSC Semifinal (Homewood, AL)
03/07: GSC Championship (Homewood, AL)
BASEBALL
03/07: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/08: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
03/03: Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/07: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/08: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
03/04: University of the Ozarks (TPC at Southwind; 12:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF
03/02-03: Spring Hill Badgers Invitational (Mobile, AL)
TRACK & FIELD
03/07: Mississippi College Season Opener (Clinton, MS)

Kudos

Emi Abutineh (Biology ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Sarah Langsdon (Natural Science ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Buccaneer forward Sidy Sall (Business Administration ’15) was named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for the week of February 9-15. Sall scored 19 points with 15 rebounds against West Florida, and he followed with 23 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks against Valdosta State.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (15-10, 12-9 GSC)
02/19: Bucs 78, Alabama-Huntsville 86 (at Huntsville, AL)
02/21: Bucs 98, North Alabama 82 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-19, 6-15 GSC)
02/19: Lady Bucs 53, Alabama-Huntsville 50 (at Huntsville, AL)
02/21: Lady Bucs 61, North Alabama 72 (at Canale Arena)
SOFTBALL (3-11, 1-5 GSC)
02/20: Lady Bucs 0/0Shorter University 8/17 (at Montgomery, AL)
02/21: Lady Bucs 2Shorter University 11 (at Montgomery, AL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/26: Union University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/26: Union University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/25: Calumet College of St. Joseph (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/28: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/01: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/21: LeMoyne-Owen College (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/28: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/01: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/27: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 1:00 p.m.)
03/01: Mississippi College (TPC at Southwind; 11:00 a.m.)

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (14-9, 11-8 GSC)
02/12: Bucs 70, West Florida 52 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Bucs 91, Valdosta State 87 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-17, 5-13 GSC)
02/12: Lady Bucs 51, West Florida 63 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Lady Bucs 52Valdosta State 59 (at Canale Arena)
BASEBALL (5-4, 2-1 GSC)
02/13: Bucs 2Mississippi College (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/14: Bucs 9/15, Mississippi College 2/6 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (3-8, 1-2 GSC)
02/13: Lady Bucs 4Evangel University 10 (at Bland Field)
02/13: Lady Bucs 9, Evangel University (at Bland Field)
02/14: Lady Bucs 1/0, Mississippi College 9/(at Bland Field)
02/15: Lady Bucs 11, Mississippi College (at Bland Field)
MEN’S TENNIS (1-1, 0-1 GSC)
02/15: Bucs 1, Alabama-Huntsville (at Huntsville, AL)
WOMEN’S TENNIS (0-2, 0-1 GSC)
02/15: Lady Bucs 0Alabama-Huntsville (at Huntsville, AL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/19: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/21: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/19: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 5:30 p.m.)
02/21: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/19: Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN; 4:00 p.m.)
02/21: Shorter University (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/22: Shorter University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/21: Shorter University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/22: Shorter University (Bland Field; 12:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/18: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 12:00 p.m.)
02/22: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 12:00 p.m.)

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.

CBU in the Media

An article in the February 5 edition of the Memphis Daily News entitled “‘The Team That Beat Memphis’ Has a Target on Its Back” spotlights Coach Mike Nienaber and the Buccaneer basketball team. “We’re the team that beat Memphis,” Nienaber is quoted. “It gives teams incentive every time we play. But we’re good enough to beat anybody in our league on a given night. Get to Birmingham, then all bets are off.”

An article in the February 5 edition of The Memphis Flyer entitled “Tennessee Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against President Obama” deals with a multi-state lawsuit against President Obama, alleging his recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. The article includes several quotes from Mauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97), executive director of Latino Memphis. ”It’s a waste of resources,” Calvo is quoted. “With all of the things that we have to do as a state, we’re allocating tax money to fight the federal government on something that’s a dead end.”

An article in the February 3 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com) entitled “La Salle goes outside Catholic order for new chief” reports that former CBU Vice President for Academics Dr. Anthony Aretz is one of two finalists to become the first lay president of La Salle University (succeeding retired president Brother Michael McGinniss, also former president of CBU). Aretz is currently president of Mount St. Joseph University, a Catholic school in Cincinnati. The other finalist is Colleen M. Hanycz, head of Brescia University College, a Catholic school in London, Ontario, Canada. “La Salle University, for the first time in its 151-year history, will be led by a lay president rather than a Christian brother – and its new leader might be a woman,” the article states.

An article in the January 27 edition of Memphis Business Journal entitled “Wine tasting room coming to South Main” reports that CBU alum Chris Albonetti (Management ’95) is an investor in the Crown Tasting Room, a wine-tasting venue that is a partnership between Art Village Gallery and Crown Winery (of Humboldt, TN). The Crown Tasting Room will have a grand opening on February 21 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gallery located at 410 S. Main St. The celebration will mark its official opening to the public.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-9, 9-8 GSC)
02/05: Bucs 74, West Alabama 86 (at Livingston, AL)
02/07: Bucs 81, West Georgia 72 (at Carrollton, GA)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-16, 5-12 GSC)
02/05: Lady Bucs 64, West Alabama 61 (at Livingston, AL)
02/07: Lady Bucs 55West Georgia 73 (at Carrollton, GA)
BASEBALL (3-3, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Bucs 6, Freed-Hardeman 10 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/07: Bucs 2, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/08: Bucs 0, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/08: Bucs 3, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (1-5, 0-0 GSC)
02/07: Lady Bucs 4Henderson State (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/07: Lady Bucs 6, Lincoln (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/08: Lady Bucs 0, Arkansas-Monticello (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/08: Lady Bucs 2, Ouachita Baptist (at Arkadelphia, AR)
MEN’S TENNIS (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Bucs 5, Stillman (at TPC at Southwind)
WOMEN’S TENNIS (0-1, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Lady Bucs 3Stillman (at TPC at Southwind)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/12: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
02/14: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/12: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
02/14: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/10: Rhodes College (Rhodes; 1:00 p.m.)
02/14: Mississippi College (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/15: Mississippi College (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/13: Evangel University (Bland Field; noon doubleheader)
02/14: Mississippi College (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/15: Mississippi College (Arkadelphia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/15: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 12:00 p.m.)

Special Offers

ARTWORK FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Delegates of CBU fraternities, sororities, and other student organizations are invited to come by Rozier Hall 175 to see artwork you can sell to earn funds to support the good work you do. Come by this week Monday-Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., or by appointment – Contact Brother Francisco Martin at fmartin@cbu.edu.

GRIZZLIES TICKETS: The Memphis Grizzlies offer great group discounts. As part of CBU’s Sport Management program, students who take Sport Management 410 act as a professional sales employee by selling tickets. Marcus Hodges (’16) has tickets available for games on Tuesday, March 3 (Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz at 700 p.m.) and Monday, March 30 (Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings at 700 p.m.). Tickets are $50 for First Tennessee Club, $15 for Terrace II, and $10 for Terrace IV. Tickets can be purchased individually or as an organization. Contact Marc Hodges at mhodges1@cbu.edu or marchodges@bellsouth.net or by phone at (901) 871-5714 (preferred).

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-8, 8-7 GSC)
01/29: Bucs 79, Mississippi College 68 (at Clinton, MS)
01/31: Bucs 71, Delta State 55 (at Cleveland, MS)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-15, 4-11 GSC)
01/29: Lady Bucs 54, Mississippi College 52 (at Clinton, MS)
01/31: Lady Bucs 33Delta State 53 (at Cleveland, MS)
BASEBALL (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
01/31: Bucs 7/7, LeMoyne-Owen 4/0 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (0-2, 0-0 GSC)
01/31: Lady Bucs 1/8Harding 9/18 (at Searcy, AR)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/05: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/07: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/05: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 5:30 p.m.)
02/07: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 1:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/03: Freed-Hardeman University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/07: William Woods University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/08: William Woods University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/07: Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, AR; 9:00 a.m.)
02/07: Lincoln University (Arkadelphia, AR; 3:00 p.m.)
02/08: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Arkadelphia, AR; 12:00 p.m.)
02/08: Ouachita BaptistUniversity (Arkadelphia, AR; 4:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/03: Stillman College (TPC at Southwind; 12:00 p.m.)
TRACK & FIELD
02/07: USATF National Cross Country Championship (Boulder, CO; 12:00 p.m.)

Get Your “Bucs Treasure” App

bucs_treasureCBU Athletics and Student Government Association are proud to announce Bucs Treasure, a loyalty program and mobile device app that rewards CBU students for supporting CBU Athletics and SGA events.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with SuperFanU, an industry leader in sports loyalty apps, and provide this innovative and engaging mobile app to our fans and students,” said Brian Summers, Director of Athletics. “This platform is currently used by major Division I institutions like Michigan and UCLA, but also used by Gulf South Conference peers West Florida and North Alabama. The app will allow us to interact with our students and fans, while providing them incentives to attend our CBU athletics events. We’re currently offering a 40-inch TV top prize and look forward to adding smaller- and larger-scale rewards as we develop Bucs Treasure.”

  • A check-in system that earns you points for attending Bucs athletic events
  • Stay up-to-date with a consolidated schedule listing event dates, game times, & point values
  • Earn points to unlock rewards and exclusive discounts
  • Official Leaderboard noting your rank compared to top point holders
  • Share to Twitter/Facebook and compete with friends

Download Bucs Treasure now for Android or iPhone and fill out your profile so you can start earning rewards! You can also find more info and track your account online at CBUBucsTreasure.com.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-8, 6-7 GSC)
01/22: Bucs 65Shorter 96 (at Canale Arena)
01/24: Bucs 76, Lee 55 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-14, 3-10 GSC)
01/22: Lady Bucs 46Shorter 57 (at Canale Arena)
01/24: Lady Bucs 57Lee 69 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
01/29: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 8:00 p.m.)
01/31: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
01/29: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 6:00 p.m.)
01/31: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 2:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/01: LeMoyne-Owen College (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
SOFTBALL
02/01: Harding University (Searcy, AR; noon doubleheader)

Fight Fire With Fire!

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HOMECOMING WACKY OLYMPICS
Tuesday, January 20 • 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the fiercest time of the year for our student organizations! Everyone wants to be the Homecoming Champion! The glory, the prestige, the undisputed winner… Our road to “Dousing the Flames” begins with Wacky Olympics!  Some of the silliest, yet competitive games in which you will ever participate. It takes guts to get the glory… are you up for the challenge? The winning organization walks away with the first points on their way to being crowned homecoming champion!

HOMECOMING ALL-SING COMPETITION
Wednesday, January 21 • 8:00 p.m. • University Theater
It’s our own version of “Glee.”  CBU’s brightest stars warm up their vocal chords and tune their air guitars! Come out for a night of pure entertainment! Our organizations have worked hard to craft a performance you won’t soon forget.  The lights, the fame, the hours of practice all come down to this… Who will win the coveted All-Sing title?  Who will walk away one step closer to the championship? Come and find out…

THROW BACK THURSDAY
Thursday, January 22 • 5:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
Come watch the Bucs and Lady Bucs warm up for Saturday’s big games by taking on the Shorter Hawks at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition will be held at halftime. Deck out in your favorite decade during the evening’s basketball games! Plus the annual Homecoming Banner Competition — banners will be judged on overall originality and theme development.

TRIVIA & GAMES NIGHT
Friday, January 23 • 7:00 p.m. • Alfonso Dining Hall & Sabbatini Lounge

HOMECOMING GAMES
Saturday, January 24 • 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the moment of truth… From the first tip of the ball in the women’s game to the closing seconds of the men’s game, we need you in the stands cheering our teams to victory! Homecoming Court nominees and the homecoming champions will be announced during the games! Special music and prize giveaways!

ALUMNI SKYBOX PARTY
Saturday, January 24 • Starting at 2:00 p.m. • Canale Arena Skybox
Alums are invited to watch the games from the Skybox, while enjoying beer and a hot dog bar!

HOMECOMING DANCE
Saturday, January 24 • 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. • The River Terrace on Mud Island 
Buses leave from the Central Lot every 15-30 minutes starting at 9:30. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!

CBU Honored with NCAA Academic Excellence Award

After posting a successful Academic Success Rate, CBU is being honored with an Academic Excellence Award by the NCAA.

As part of the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence program, now in it’s fourth year, CBU will be honored after seeing a graduation success rate of 90 percent among its student-athletes. CBU earned this accolade alongside 20+ additional Division II institutions for achieving four-year ASRs of 90 percent or higher.

“This year’s Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence honorees are outstanding examples of Division II’s success in the classroom and off the field,” said Tom Haas, president of Grand Valley State University and chair of the Division II Presidents Council. “We are delighted to share in their successes and commend them for their continued excellence.”

The Academic Success Rate measures graduation success for Division II schools and includes virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletics scholarships. In 2012-13, only 62 percent of Division II student-athletes receive some level of athletics aid.

The Division II ASR also captures about 54 percent more student-athletes than the federal graduation rate. Unlike the federal graduation rate, the ASR also counts student-athletes who transfer to a school after initial enrollment elsewhere and removes from the rate student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible. The national four-year ASR is 71 percent.

Five CBU Soccer Players Named All-Academic

Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives named five Christian Brothers University soccer players to the FireSeeds Academic All-GSC Teams, and 30 athletes earned spots on the GSC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Three players represented CBU on the women’s soccer Academic All-GSC Team. Midfielder Carmen Manes (’15) was a first-team All-GSC player while carrying a 3.33 GPA in liberal studies. Midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (’16) was a Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-GSC selection while carrying a 3.43 GA in civil engineering. Defender Gabrielle Pilgrim (’17) joined them on the Academic All-GSC team, carrying a 3.94 GPA in English. She was a Second-Team All-GSC selection as a sophomore, anchoring the defense again this season.

Two players represented CBU on the men’s soccer Academic All-GSC Team. Defender Sean Rutter (’15) was a first-team All-GSC selection and carries a 3.47 GPA in business administration. Forward Kevin Tikhomiroff (’16) has a 3.27 GPA in business administration while playing a key role as midfielder.

The women’s soccer team placed 13 players on the GSC Fall Academic Honor Roll, followed by 10 men’s soccer players, three men’s cross country runners, three women’s cross country runners and one volleyball player.

To be nominated for the Academic All-GSC Team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and be starters or significant contributors to the team. Freshmen and first-semester transfers are ineligible. SID’s and FAR’s of GSC member schools conduct a joint vote to select the winners. The Academic Honor Roll comprises all players who carry at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and participate in at least one game, match or meet against outside competition.

CBU Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2015

The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015. This year’s five inductees will be inducted at the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday night, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360.

Bill Bintz (’73) starred in basketball from 1969 to 1973. He played in 87 games, scoring 1,202 points. He averaged more than 17 points per game in his final two seasons. He led CBU to four straight winning records, including a 19-7 mark as a senior.
Kenny Greene (’84) starred in baseball from 1980 to 1983. In 154 games, he hit .325 with 40 home runs and 150 runs batted in, both school records at the time. His 40 homers are still the CBU career record, and he still ranks second in career RBI.
Leon Haag (’60) starred in basketball from 1957 to 1960. He played in 82 games, scoring 603 career points. More importantly, he led the teams to three straight 20-win seasons, including 21-7 records, NAIA District 27 championships and National Tournament appearances in his final two seasons.
Taneisha Lenon (’00) starred in basketball from 1996 to 2000. In 88 games, she scored 1,389 points with 190 steals, both school records at the time. She still holds the career record for steals, and she is second on the career scoring list.
Charlie Leonard coached the CBU basketball team from 1990 to 1997, finishing with 127 wins, including six straight winning records and three straight 20-win seasons. Leonard also played for the Bucs from 1971 to 1975, scoring 823 points with 676 rebounds in 88 career games. He ranks 12th in career rebounds.

For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

 

Intramural News

Interested in playing 5V5 Basketball for intramurals? Sign up at www.imleagues.com Also, if you are interested in earning a few extra dollars and have background knowledge in basketball, you can be a referee. Email thien.nguyen@cbu.edu for more details. 

Are you looking to make some extra cash? CBU intramurals are looking for students that are interested in officiating for the upcoming IM basketball season and are paid $8/hr. Official Training will be held on January 20th at 9:00 p.m. in Canale Arena after the Wacky Olympics. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Earnest Spiller at espiller@cbu.edu.

 

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (8-7, 5-6 GSC)
01/12: Bucs 71Alabama-Huntsville 75 (at Canale Arena)
01/15: Bucs 55Union University 58 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-12, 3-8 GSC)
01/12: Lady Bucs 48, Alabama-Huntsville 51 (at Canale Arena)
01/15: Lady Bucs 49Union University 68 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
01/22: Shorter University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
01/24: Lee University (HOMECOMING; Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
01/22: Shorter University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
01/24: Lee University (HOMECOMING; Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

Kudos

Lady Buc guard Courtney Banks (Natural Science ’18) was named GSC Freshman of the Week for the week of December 16. She averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game for the week, scoring 14 points with five assists and five boards against Delta State, and nine points with four assists and three rebounds against Mississippi College.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) was named GSC Freshman of the Week for the weeks of December 16, December 23, and January 6. (Added to his award for December 9, that makes four consecutive weeks!) For the first week, Larkin averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 assists, scoring 10 points with six assists and four rebounds against Delta State, and 11 points and three assists against Mississippi College. For the second week, he scored five points with two steals against West Georgia and followed with 12 points, three rebounds, and three assists against West Alabama. For the latest week, Larkin averaged 12.5 points per game, starting the week with 16 points, two assists and two steals against Harding and then racking up nine points (all from three-point range) and a pair of rebounds against Valdosta State.

Lady Buc guard Rachel Lee (Accounting ’18) was named GSC Freshman of the Week for the week of January 6. Lee scored 11 points with six rebounds and two assists against Harding, and followed with two points against Valdosta State.

An article entitled “Shock Absorption of Crumb Rubber and Coconut Fiber” was published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, 2(1), 119-128, December 27, 2014. It was authored by Waleed Alnashwan (MSEM), Badar Aloumi (MSEM), Dr. Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Michael Kist (MSEM), Alex Othmani (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Ronald Fotso (Computer Science ’15), Matthew Johnson (Engineering Management ’15), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering ’17), and Yuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17).

 

CBU in the Media

CBU President John Smarrelli was featured in a January 9 WMC Channel 5 broadcast entitled “Promise for Free Community College Receiving Mixed Reviews.” Dr. Smarrelli warned students and parents to have caution with the president’s plan. “The numbers don’t add up to say that this is a perfect return on your investment.” If the video above does not appear or play in your browser or on your mobile device, please click here.

The Commercial Appeal published an article entitled “A Year to Remember: For Memphis teen, where there’s a way, there’s a will” in its December 26 edition that profiled Joshua Salter, a junior at Middle College High School and a participant in the dual enrollment program at CBU. In the face of various difficulties and hardships, Joshua’s goal is to graduate high school with 70 college credit hours. The video below was produced and published by The Commercial Appeal to accompany the article.
If the video above does not appear or play in your browser or on your mobile device, please click here. For those without online access to full articles on The Commercial Appeal website, please click here for a PDF of the article.

The Cincinnati Enquirer published a profile on Coach Mike Nienaber (Men’s Basketball) in its January 6 edition, entitled “Ex-La Salle point guard makes own history as CBU coach.”

Memphis Parent published an article entitled “Reaching the Reluctant Reader” in its January edition, which features an interview with Rene Friemoth Lee (Education, Adjunct) on ways to interest children in reading.

 

Grizzlies Tickets

grizFan Experience Tickets for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets, Thursday, January 29! Sign up now for a FREE ticket to see the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Denver Nuggets at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at the FedExForum. Students receiving tickets will be invited to the Fan Tunnel at halftime to high-five Memphis Grizzlies as the players run out on the court. Tickets are limited, so sign up online now at www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs.

Homecoming Week 2015

HOMECOMING WACKY OLYMPICS
Tuesday, January 20 • 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the fiercest time of the year for our student organizations! Everyone wants to be the Homecoming Champion! The glory, the prestige, the undisputed winner… Our road to “Dousing the Flames” begins with Wacky Olympics!  Some of the silliest, yet competitive games in which you will ever participate. It takes guts to get the glory… are you up for the challenge? The winning organization walks away with the first points on their way to being crowned homecoming champion!

HOMECOMING ALL-SING COMPETITION
Wednesday, January 21 • 7:00 p.m. • University Theater
It’s our own version of “Glee.”  CBU’s brightest stars warm up their vocal chords and tune their air guitars! Come out for a night of pure entertainment! Our organizations have worked hard to craft a performance you won’t soon forget.  The lights, the fame, the hours of practice all come down to this… Who will win the coveted All-Sing title?  Who will walk away one step closer to the championship? Come and find out…

THROW BACK THURSDAY
Thursday, January 22 • 5:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
Come watch the Bucs and Lady Bucs warm up for Saturday’s big games by taking on the Shorter Hawks at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition will be held at halftime. Plus the annual Homecoming Banner Competition — banners will be judged on overall originality and theme development.

FLOAT PARADE
Saturday, January 24 • Noon

HOMECOMING GAMES
Saturday, January 24 • 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the moment of truth… From the first tip of the ball in the women’s game to the closing seconds of the men’s game, we need you in the stands cheering our teams to victory! Homecoming Court nominees and the homecoming champions will be announced during the games! Special music and prize giveaways!

ALUMNI SKYBOX PARTY
Saturday, January 24 • Starting at 2:00 p.m. • Canale Arena Skybox
Alums are invited to watch the games from the Skybox, while enjoying beer and a hot dog bar!

HOMECOMING DANCE
Saturday, January 24 • 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. • Off-Campus
Buses leave from the Central Lot every 15-30 minutes starting at 9:30. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (8-5, 5-4 GSC)
12/18: Bucs 61, West Georgia 67 (at Canale Arena)
12/20: Bucs 49, West Alabama 58 (at Canale Arena)
12/31: Bucs 92, Harding 68 (at Canale Arena)
01/03: Bucs 77, Valdosta State 74 (at Valdosta, GA)
01/05: Bucs 63, West Florida 67 (at Pensacola, FL)
01/10: Bucs 62, North Alabama 61 (at Florence, AL)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-10, 3-6 GSC)
12/18: Lady Bucs 53, West Georgia 51 (at Canale Arena)
12/20: Lady Bucs 54West Alabama 62 (at Canale Arena)
12/31: Lady Bucs 42Harding 69 (at Canale Arena)
01/03: Lady Bucs 48, Valdosta State 47 (at Valdosta, GA)
01/05: Lady Bucs 53West Florida 64 (at Pensacola, FL)
01/10: Lady Bucs 46North Alabama 53 (at Florence, AL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
01/12: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
01/15: Union University (Jackson, TN; 8:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
01/12: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
01/15: Union University (Jackson, TN; 6:00 p.m.)

Kudos

Head_Coach_Clint_BrowneClint Browne (Men’s Soccer) has been named South Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Browne led the Bucs to a 14-3-1 record this season, including an 8-1 record and a first-place finish in Gulf South Conference play. The Bucs earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional, marking the first time they have hosted an NCAA men’s soccer regional. Browne, also the GSC Coach of the Year, won the NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year award in 2011 also.

Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’15) was named to the All-South Region First Team by the NSCAA. Ferraz, a forward, scored 13 goals with two assists for 28 points for the Bucs, recording six game-winners as he led CBU to a 14-3-1 record and the NCAA South Regional.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) won GSC Freshman of the Week after the Bucs went 2-0 to start league play during the first week of December. Larkin averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He scored 15 points in the win against Lee University, following with six points and four rebounds at Shorter University.

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) recognized Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) in its December 2014 issue of ista views as one of the two new members of an exclusive list of 28 packaging lab professionals worldwide who have earned CPLP Professional status, the highest level of CPLP Certification. The newsletter can be viewed here»» 

Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was named to the All-South Region First Team by the NSCAA. Rutter scored one goal with two assists for four points as he started 16 games at defender. The Bucs allowed just 13 goals in 18 games, recording eight shutouts on the season with a team goals-against average of just 0.70.

Sidy Sall (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in the Bucs’ wins during the first week of December. He scored 22 with eight rebounds in a 73-70 win at Lee University and he followed with 21 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in a 74-61 win at Shorter University. For the season, Sall is averaging 15.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Homecoming Week 2015

Mark your calendars now for the Homecoming festivities next semester!

Tuesday, January 20: Wacky Olympics beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena
Wednesday, January 21: All-Sing Competition beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater
Thursday, January 22: Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball games (vs. Shorter Hawks) beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena with a “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition at halftime, plus a banner competition
Friday, January 23: Trivia & Games Night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge
Saturday, January 24: Float parade begins by noon; Lady Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Lee University Flames begins at 2:00 p.m. and the Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Flames begins at 4:00 p.m. Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime!
Homecoming Dance from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with buses leaving every 15-30 minutes from Central Lot.

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The CBU Bucs finished No. 18 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II Men’s National Soccer Rankings. The Bucs went 14-3-1, earning the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional but falling in penalty kicks to Saint Leo. The Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are one of three South Region teams in the final poll.
CBU’s Buccaneer basketball team climbed to No. 20 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll and No. 17 in the D2SIDA Media Poll last week. In the NABC poll, the Bucs rose four spots to No. 20, and they are the top-ranked GSC team and the third of four South Region teams in the rankings. In the D2SIDA poll, the Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are also the third of three South Region teams in the poll.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (5-2, 3-1 GSC)
12/11: Bucs 68, Delta State 72 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Bucs 77, Mississippi College 70 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-6, 1-3 GSC)
12/11: Lady Bucs 61, Delta State 40 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Lady Bucs 45Mississippi College 56 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

Kudos

Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering) recently presented a paper entitled “Minimization of CO2 Emissions for Spread Footings under Biaxial Uplift Using a Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm” at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Long Beach, California, November 6-8, 2014. The conference was hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) has been elevated to a Gold Level Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO’s vision ”… to facilitate the advancement of vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders of the visual system worldwide,” which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide. Dr. Fitzgerald was made a Silver Fellow in 2010, and as a Gold Fellow she will be among a select group of only 22 individuals. The official medal will be presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May in Denver.

Taylor Flake (History ’17) has been elected as a justice on the 2015 Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court. She will serve with four other justices from other universities in Tennessee.

Sarah Langsdon (Natural Science ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Dr. Y. Lu Lin (Civil Engineering) was recently appointed by Mayor A C Wharton as a member of the Memphis Stormwater Board. The Board oversees stormwater rules and regulations, and conducts hearing appeals due to civil penalties issued by the Stormwater Management Program in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Dr. Lin is a stormwater expert. He has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering for the last seventeen years on various projects, including St. John-New Madrid Flood Control, EnvirFish Program, Bayou Metro Irrigation, Potamology-Sedimentation Study, White River Comprehensive Study.  Dr. Lin also served as the expert panel to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for TVA Hydrologic Projects.

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Brother Francisco Martin
(Literature & Languages) was recently honored for his “generous commitment to the children of Operation Pedro Pan” by the organization of former child exiles from Cuba at an awards presentation in Miami. Operation Pedro Pan was a program created by the Catholic Welfare Bureau (Catholic Charities) of Miami in December 1960 at the request of parents in Cuba to provide an opportunity for them to send their children to Miami to avoid Communist indoctrination. The Church received the children in camps or foster homes. Brother Francisco was teaching and coaching in Nicaragua at the time, and raised money to relocate 250 Cuban children to the U.S. with visas. He also later worked in the Matecumbe relocation camp near the Everglades (that was nicknamed “el infierno verde” because of its rough natural habitat).

Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was named Second Team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Rodrigues, a forward for the Lady Bucs and a 2014 All-GSC First Teamer, finished second in total points in the conference this season (31). She scored 10 goals and paced the league with 11 assists. Rodrigues also garnered All-Region honors by both the NSCAA and Daktronics (see below).

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Richard Townley
 (Physics ’17) marched in the “120 Mile March” in conjunction with the Justice for Michael Brown Initiative with the NAACP over Thanksgiving Break. He is pictured above with the NAACP National President Cornell Williams Brooks.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named four CBU Lady Bucs to their Division II All-South Region Teams:
• Forward Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was a first-team selection after she scored 10 goals with 11 assists for 31 points. She was one of four GSC players to earn a spot on the All-Region first team. She leads the GSC and is 11th in the nation in assists per game.
• Goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was a third-team pick after collecting eight shutouts with a 1.00 goals against average. She made 53 saves. She is 93rd in the nation in goals against average and holds school records for career wins, saves, minutes played, games played and games started.
• Midfielder Chelsea Casaccia (Biology ’16) and midfielder Carmen Manes (Liberal Studies ’15) joined Wade on the Third Team. Casaccia started all 19 games at midfield with two assists and two points, playing 1,414 minutes. Manes also started all 19 games, logging three assists and three points in 1,195 minutes.

CBU’s TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi has been informed that it will receive the Star Chapter Award for the seventh time from the national interdisciplinary honor society. Star Chapters are named each academic year based upon a number of criteria, including attendance and presentations at regional or national conventions and an annual scholarly program sponsored on campus during the academic year. The chapter will be officially recognized at Alpha Chi’s National Convention in Chicago in March 2015.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-1, 2-0 GSC)
12/04: Bucs 73, Lee University 70 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Bucs 74, Shorter University 61 (at Rome, GA)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-5, 0-2 GSC)
12/04: Lady Bucs 51, Lee University 78 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Lady Bucs 64, Shorter University 66 (at Rome, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

Join the Deckhands!

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If you’ve ever dreamed of slinging t-shirts into the crowd or dancing in a half-time show, this is your chance! The award-winning CBU Deckhands, CBU’s faculty/staff dance team, will hold an organizing meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 in Sabbatini Lounge (Yes, we know that’s late in the year; we’ve been busy.) If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu or 321-3357.  Practices are generally held one evening per week. Show your CBU spirit and have some fun with the Deckhands this year!