COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech cross country and track and field student-athlete Anna Cooper passed away on Monday following her battle against a rare form of cancer. She was 23.
Cooper graduated from Tech in May 2018, wrapping up a four-year career on the Golden Eagles’ cross country and track and field teams. She was a member of Tech’s first Ohio Valley Conference women’s indoor and outdoor track and field championship teams. Cooper also set a personal-best time in the 800-meter run in the OVC Outdoor Championships in Tucker Stadium in 2018.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Spaces are filling up for the 2019 Tennessee Tech Football Alumni Reunion Weekend and Golf Classic, held July 12 and 13 at Golden Eagle Golf Club.
The event kicks off with tours around the facilities on campus, led by Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander, from noon until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 12, followed by the Tony Stone BBQ Dinner on Friday night at the GEGC. Several members of the Golden Eagle football team will be on hand to meet everyone and talk about the team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team had its historic, record-breaking 2018 campaign recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. The organization named the Golden Eagles the 2018 Amateur Team of the Year at its annual induction banquet fundraiser in Nashville.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech baseball departing senior Kevin Strohschein continued to build on his legacy, receiving two more national honors to add to his heft collection. The outfielder was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America Team as well as the inaugural College Baseball Foundation All-American Second Team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech purple and gold was victorious in another way as Molly Allison propelled the Tech Athletics-sponsored car to victory in the Master's Division at the recent Cookeville Soap Box Derby. Now, Allison and the Tech Athletics car will get an opportunity to represent Cookeville and the University on the national stage.
Allison, an incoming Tech freshman, will drive the car again in July as she heads to Akron, Ohio, for the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships, held from July 14-20.
The championships, held on July 20, will be streamed online.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the 2018-19 academic year came to a close, the Tennessee Tech student-athletes put together another solid semester in the classroom.
In all, 198 student-athletes made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for Spring 2019.
“The continuing effort that our student-athletes put forth in the classroom is amazing,” said Mark Wilson, Tech Director of Athletics. “Just like their fight on the fields or court, our student-athletes are relentless in their search for academic achievement. They put countless hours in an already crowded schedule, and to see so many continue to achieve is a testament to their commitment to our ideals.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – More national recognition for Tennessee Tech senior Kevin Strohschein continues to roll in, as the Golden Eagle outfielder took home All-American Third Team honors from D1Baseball.com Thursday.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There was more postseason recognition to be had for two members of the Tennessee Tech baseball team Wednesday afternoon, as departing senior Kevin Strohschein and freshman John Dyer each claimed honors to add to their already impressive resumes.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A familiar face has returned to the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball staff, as head coach Kim Rosamond announced Wednesday that Crystal Kelly will begin her second stint as a Golden Eagle assistant coach.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Tennessee Tech designated hitter John Dyer was honored on the national stage, claiming Freshman All-American First Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Monday afternoon. The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The accolades continue to pile up for departing senior slugger Kevin Strohschein, as the Tennessee Tech star outfielder picked up his second national honor Monday afternoon. The McDonough, Ga. native was selected to the Baseball America 2019 College All-American Third Team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Just under three weeks remain before the deadline for fans, alumni, friends and supporters to submit names as nominees for the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. The deadline each year is June 30. To be considered for 2019 induction, nominations must be submitted by Sunday, June 30.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The team of Gary and Lee Maxwell went wire-to-wire to win the 2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser, closing the final round out on a rainy Sunday afternoon with a 10-under to finish at 40-under for the weekend.
The Maxwells went 16-under on day one at Golden Eagle Golf Club, then shot 14-under at White Plains Golf Course on Saturday to take a 30-under advantage through the first two runs.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – How does one tell the story of one of the best baseball players in the history of the Ohio Valley Conference? A story about a career highly decorated and full of legendary moments that will live on as part of the best highlights of Tennessee Tech athletics history? A story that is still only beginning?
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the 10th time in the past 12 years, the Tennessee Tech baseball team saw one of its own take the next step in their career by earning a selection in the MLB Draft. Just a year after seeing an Ohio Valley Conference-record eight of his teammates selected to begin their professional careers, All-American Kevin Strohschein joined the group among the ranks to hear his name called in the draft.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a highly impressive first campaign for the Tennessee Tech baseball team, John Dyer joined an elite group of Golden Eagle ball players Wednesday, earning Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American honors.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The role of the sports information office has become more diverse over the years as new technologies and methods for disseminating information emerge.
The goal has always been the same – find the best way to get the information out to as wide of an audience as possible and tell the story of the University and its student-athletes.
And while social media and video have become valuable tools in spreading the message, writing is still one of the most essential tools of the trade. With that in mind, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) honor some of the top writers in the field each year with the Fred Stabley, Sr. Writing Contest.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech volleyball has added another piece to its repertoire for the 2019 season, as head coach Jeannette Waldo announced Friday that outside hitter Madeline (Madi) Furtado will join the Golden Eagle ranks as a transfer from Liberty.
“We had been looking for the right transfer to bring in that could add ‘umph’ to our 2019 roster, and Madi is the exact right fit,” said Waldo. “She has experience playing at the Division I level and she will bring great depth to our outside (hitter) position.”
“From our first conversation, her passion to excel in every way was very apparent. She is extremely competitive and we anticipate her making a great impact in our gym immediately.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Another piece of Tennessee Tech baseball history has been rewritten by departing senior Kevin Strohschein. The outfielder was named to the NCAA Division I All-American First Team by Collegiate Baseball Thursday morning, becoming the first player in program history to earn All-American honors in three separate seasons.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The mission for Tennessee Tech Athletics is to see its student-athletes leave with a diploma in one hand and a championship ring on the other.
In the classroom, the student-athletes are certainly earning their high marks. For the 21st consecutive semester, the Tennessee Tech student-athletes have posted a composite grade point average higher than 3.0, clocking in at 3.117 for the Spring 2019 semester.
“We have high expectations for our student-athletes at Tennessee Tech,” said director of athletics Mark Wilson. “As active members of our campus community, our student-athletes should be a shining example not just on the playing fields and courts, but also in the classroom. Our expectations will never waver as we will continue to seek the best and brightest and help shape the men and women who will ultimately shape our future.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Khemani Roberts and Purity Sanga exerted tremendous effort among the nation’s elite at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary on Thursday, but unfortunately saw their 2019 outdoor seasons come to an end at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville.
“Very proud of these young ladies,” said Tech head coach Wayne Angel. “It was a very long season, and they accomplished what most (Ohio Valley Conference) athletes can only dream of. They certainly are a part of Tennessee Tech legend and lore.”
With the best collegiate athletes from the eastern half of the United States in attendance, the margin for error becomes incredibly slim.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Khemani Roberts, Purity Sanga and Raven Smith will bring their talents to the University of North Florida for the first round of collegiate track and field’s version of the postseason, the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary. UNF’s Hodges Stadium will be the venue for the three-day meet, which will be held Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25.
The Golden Eagle trio marks four straight outdoor seasons that the program has sent at least two athletes to the East Preliminary. Roberts and Sanga are both qualifiers for the second straight year.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced its annual postseason awards for baseball Tuesday afternoon, and, fittingly, a certain Tennessee Tech outfielder made even more league history in the process.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – This past Tennessee Tech women’s basketball season stands out among those in recent history, and produced its fair share of memories, milestones, and most importantly – highlights.
With the program’s highest win total since 2010-11 – 22 overall victories – including an epic triumph over in-state rival Middle Tennessee and road victories at conference powers Belmont and UT Martin, the Golden Eagles recorded the third-largest win increase in NCAA Division I this season, a plus-15 mark from their 7-22 campaign last year.
MARTIN, Tenn. – An early lead couldn’t hold up for the Tennessee Tech baseball team Friday evening, as the Golden Eagles fell to in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival UT Martin by a final score of 7-5 at Skyhawk Field.