The 2009 Top Ten Notable Happenings in JSU Sports
Here’s our unofficial list of the top ten happenings in JSU sports this year. It’s been a very good year, and I believe next year can be even better.
1- Softball team gets an At-Large bid and sweeps Tennessee and plays Alabama in the Super Regionals. I didn’t get to go to Knoxville, but it was great seeing the team on ESPN.
2- Volleyball team goes to NCAA tournament after going 17-1 in the OVC regular season and winning the OVC tournament. They go on to win their first match against Florida A&M. Went to the OVC tournament and the atmosphere in the Pete was electric. This was a very exciting team.
3- JSU Football Wins The OVC TItle “On the Field.”
4- Men’s tennis team captures the OVC title and goes on to play FSU in the Nationals.
5 JSU Rifle wins 5th straight OVC championship and won their 2nd small bore title in the past 3 years.
6- Jim Skidmore inducted into the Alabama Athletic Trainer’s Association Hall of Fame.
7- Josh Cain (academic) and TJ Heath earn All-American honors. Both well-deserved and a great representation of JSU’s student-athletes.
8- NCAA lifts playoff ban after marked improvement in the APR.
9(tie)- Baseball team beats #1 ranked UGA — twice
9(tie)- JSU football plays Florida State, and gets national coverage as we come within one minute of winning the game.
10- Launch of http://www.gamecockillustrated.com – this one’s a stretch as far as notability, but we have had fun doing it.