Georgia State Football: Panthers Fall at Arkansas State 51-35

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Oct. 18, 2018

 

Georgia State Football: Panthers Fall at Arkansas State 51-35

 

JONESBORO, ARK. — Georgia State fell 51-35 at Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Conference Thursday night game at Centennial Bank Stadium.

 

GSU quarterback Dan Ellington passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 52 yards, but the Panthers (2-5, 1-2 Sun Belt) hurt themselves with two crucial fumbles, including one that was returned for a touchdown.

 

Junior Diondre Champaigne caught two touchdown passes, while sophomore Tamir Jones and freshman Cornelius McCoy also had touchdown receptions.

 

Jones also caught a 54-yard pass from Ellington and recorded a career-high 95 yards receiving on his three catches.

 

Junior running back Tra Barnett rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries, including a 12-yard touchdown run. 

 

After Arkansas State drove for a touchdown on its opening possession, the Panthers answered with Ellington’s 36-yard touchdown pass to Jones, whose first career touchdown tied the game at 7-all midway through the first quarter. But the Red Wolves’ Warrren Wand returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to set up Hansen’s 8-yard scoring run.

 

The Panthers’ then fumbled on back-to-back possessions to allow Arkansas State to take a 34-7 lead at the half.

 

"Turnovers killed us in the first half. We gave up a [91-yard] kickoff return, a fumble return for a touchdown … things like that, I don’t care what level you play at, you can’t do those things. It was a disappointing first half. We came out and fought in the second half and put up some points offensively, but all in all, certainly not a good effort. 

 

"I like the way they kept fighting to the last doggone snap, but we’ve got to get better in a lot of areas. I want to see us come out and practice well. I want to think about what we’ve got to do in practice and our preparation to get better."

 

In the third quarter, Ellington connected with McCoy for a 37-yard touchdown, followed by Barnett’s scoring run.

 

Then Champaigne caught his two touchdowns in the fourth quarter with a 20-yard pass from Ellington and then a 3-yard grab from backup quarterback Aaron Winchester.

 

Arkansas State quarterback Justice Hansen, the Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year, accounted for three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground. He passed for 257 yards and rushed for 76. Marcel Murray added 115 yards rushing and one touchdown for the Red Wolves (4-3, 1-2 Sun Belt).

 

Georgia State returns home next Saturday, Oct. 27, when the Panthers host Coastal Carolina for Homecoming at 2 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium. Call 404-413-4020 for tickets. 

 

 

 

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Georgia State Men’s Basketball: Schedule Changes and Game Times Announced for 2018-19 Season

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Oct. 18, 2018
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Georgia State Men’s Basketball Announces Schedule Changes and Game Times

 

ATLANTA – With tipoff of the 2018-19 season just a few weeks away, Georgia State announced several date changes and game times on Thursday for the upcoming season. It was also announced that all home games will air on ESPN Plus.

 

The most notable changes will occur in February as back-to-back weekends will move from the traditional Thursday-Saturday to Wednesday-Friday to accommodate television.

 

Georgia State will now travel to face UL Monroe and Louisiana on Feb. 6, and Feb. 8, with the match-up with the Ragin’ Cajuns airing live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. Georgia State and Louisiana have met three times in the Sun Belt Conference tournament in the last five years and have been the top two teams in the league since 2013-14.

 

A week later, the Panthers’ home games with Troy (Feb. 13) and South Alabama (Feb. 15) will be moved to Wednesday-Friday to accommodate a Georgia Southern-Troy game that will air on ESPN2 on Feb. 15.

 

Other Scheduling Notes:

  • 17 of the 18 Sun Belt games will air on the ESPN Family of Networks
  • Georgia State’s road game at Kansas State will air on Fox Sports Kansas City
  • Georgia State’s road game at Alabama will air on SEC Network Plus
  • The Cayman Islands Classic will air on Stadium via their Facebook page

The defending Sun Belt Conference champions finished last year 24-11, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years. This year’s squad returns four starters from last year and more than 3,600 career points, 13th-most in the nation.

Georgia State enters the season as the most successful in the state over the last five years. The Panthers have won 110 games since the start of the 2013-14 season, the most of any NCAA Division I program in Georgia.

The Panthers will open the season on Nov. 1, hosting Georgia College in an exhibition game at 7 p.m., in the GSU Sports Arena. The regular season begins on Nov. 6, as Georgia State hosts East Tennessee State, an NCAA Tournament team from two years ago.

In total, Georgia State could play as many as six NCAA Tournament teams from last year, including as many as three-straight in the Cayman Islands Classic in mid-November. Also on the home schedule is renewing a rivalry with Mercer and welcoming former CAA foe UNC Wilmington.

Georgia State will play 14 home contests this winter at the GSU Sports Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/Tix.

 

 

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| Office: (404) 413-4033 | Cell: (404) 259-9716

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Georgia State Basketball: Panthers to Host Special Saturday Scrimmage at GSU Perimeter Decatur Campus

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Oct. 17, 2018
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Georgia State Set for Saturday Scrimmage at GSU Perimeter Decatur Campus

 

ATLANTA — Fans excited for the upcoming basketball season can come see the Georgia State men’s basketball team in action for the first time this year at a special Saturday scrimmage.

Head coach Ron Hunter and the Panthers will host an open scrimmage on the GSU Perimeter Decatur Campus on Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. Hunter’s squad will practice and play for approximately 90 minutes. Parking and admission are free of charge. The address is 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Ga.

The defending Sun Belt Conference champions finished last year 24-11, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years. This year’s squad returns four starters from last year and more than 3,600 career points, 13th-most in the nation.

“I’m excited for our fans to get their first glance at our squad,” Hunter said. “We have had a great couple of weeks of practice to get things started. Our guys are focused and excited about the upcoming season.”

Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year D’Marcus Simonds will lead a group offensively that broke a handful of records last year. Simonds, who also earned AP All-America Honorable Mention recognition, set a school-record with 742 points scored while also leading the team in assists and steals.

Senior Devin Mitchell, who earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors knocked down 98 3-pointers, just two shy of R.J. Hunter’s school record of 100, is one of four seniors returning this year. Mitchell is joined by Malik Benlevi, Jeff Thomas and Jordan Tyson. Statistically Mitchell, Benlevi and Thomas are among the top 3-point shooters in school history.

Georgia State enters the season as the most successful in the state over the last five years. The Panthers have won 110 games since the start of the 2013-14 season, the most of any NCAA Division I program in Georgia.

The Panthers will open the season on Nov. 1, hosting Georgia College in an exhibition game at 7 p.m., in the GSU Sports Arena. The regular season begins on Nov. 6, as Georgia State hosts East Tennessee State, an NCAA Tournament team from two years ago.

In total, Georgia State could play as many as six NCAA Tournament teams from last year, including as many as three-straight in the Cayman Islands Classic in mid-November. Also on the home schedule is renewing a rivalry with Mercer and welcoming former CAA foe UNC Wilmington.

Georgia State will play 14 home contests this winter at the GSU Sports Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/Tix.

 

 

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Georgia State Golf: Panthers Finish Third at Autotrader Collegiate Classic

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October 16, 2018

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Georgia State Finishes Third at Eighth Annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic

DULUTH, Ga. – Led by three rounds of 70, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final round 6-under 282 to finish in third place at the eighth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club on Tuesday.

The Panthers finished a fall-season best 16-under par to also earn their best finish of the first half of the year.

Senior Severin Soller, who was competing as an individual for the Panthers finished tied for fourth at 9-under par following a final round 69.

Senior James Kyles and freshman David Li led those among the starting five as each tied for 14th at 6-under par. The duo each shot rounds of 2-under par 70 in the final round leading a charge on the back nine for the Panthers.

Georgia State got off to a bit of a rough start Tuesday morning, falling to as low as eighth place and standing at 6-over par for the day. However, the Panthers made 18 birdies over the final nine holes to rebound and climb back to third-place.

“I’m really proud of the way our guys finished the final tournament of the fall season,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Overall we had a rocky fall and could easily have thrown in the towel after our opening nine holes today. However, they never quit grinding and now we have some really good momentum heading into the spring season as we look to win another conference championship.”

Defending champion Georgia Southern won its third Autotrader Collegiate Classic finishing at 35-under par for a one-stroke win over UNC Greensboro as the Spartans finished at 34-under par. Georgia State finished in third while Samford came in fourth place at 14-under par. James Madison rounded out the top five finishing at 12-under par.

Defending individual champion Steven Fisk shot a final round 69 to finish at 17-under par and claim his second-straight Autotrader Collegiate Classic. UNC Greensboro teammates Jonathan Brightwell and Bryce Hendrix tied for second place at 12-under par. Soller, along with Samford’s Alec Stopperich and Georgia Southern’s Wilson Andress tied for fourth place at 9-under par.

Junior Josh Edgar shot a final round 72 to finish in a tie for 19th at 3-under par, while fellow junior Egill Gunnarsson shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 3-over par and tied for 40th. Freshman Frederick Hedmark rounded out the line-up with a 1-over 73 to tie for 33rd at 2-over par.

Four other Panthers competed as individuals this week. Sophomore Connor McKinnon finished at 2-over par and tied for 33rd following a final round 76. Senior Nick Budd and sophomore Owen Sertl tied for 51st at 5-over par. Budd shot a 73 on Tuesday while Sertl finished with a 76. Senior Nathan Williams rounded out the group with a 73 in the final round to finish tied for 64th at 10-over par.

Georgia State will return to the course in the spring beginning with the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club Feb. 24-26.

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Georgia State Golf: Panthers Fourth at Autotrader Collegiate Classic Following Day One

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October 15, 2018

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Georgia State Fourth at Eighth Annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic

DULUTH, Ga. – With three golfers among the top 20, the Georgia State men’s golf team sits fourth following two rounds of the eighth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club. The Panthers shot rounds of 279 and 287 on day one to sit at 10-under par.

The Panthers were led by senior James Kyles and freshman David Li who are tied for 17th at 4-under par. Kyles opened with a 68 before shooting 72 in round two, while Li shot 70 in both rounds.

Defending champion Georgia Southern leads the 12-team field at 29-under par after tying the tournament record with a 15-under 273 in the morning. UNC Greensboro is in second place at 24-under par with Samford in third place at 11-under. The Panthers are in fourth place at 10-under par with James Madison rounding out the top five at 8-under par.

Defending individual champion Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern leads all individuals at 14-under par following back-to-back rounds of 65. Loyola’s Brandon Berry and Samford’s Alec Stopperich are tied for second place at 8-under par. Samford’s Harlan Winn, UNC Greensboro’s Bryce Hendrix, James Madison’s Nacho Montero, and Georgia Southern’s Ben Carr are tied for fourth at 7-under par.

Carr made his first career hole-in-one on the par 3 8th hole in the second round.

“Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the way we played today,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “We have struggled this fall and it was good to see our guys make some birdies and play well. I’m excited for us to finish strong tomorrow and to go into the offseason with some momentum.”

Junior Josh Edgar is tied for 20th at 3-under par following rounds of 70 and 71. Freshman Frederik Hedmark is 1-over par, tied for 36th following rounds of 71 and 74. Junior Egill Gunnarsson rounded out the line-up with rounds of 74 and 75 to sit at 5-over par and tied for 59th.

Five Panthers are also competing as individuals this week. Senior Severin Soller opened with a 71 before an afternoon 67 to stand tied for eighth at 6-under par. Sophomore Connor McKinnon is tied for 26th at 2-under par following rounds of 69 and 73. Sophomore Owen Sertl is tied for 36th at 1-over par after rounds of 73 and 72, while senior Nick Budd is tied for 51st at 4-over par following rounds of 76 and 72. Senior Nathan Williams rounded out the individuals with rounds of 77 and 76 to sit at 9-over par and tied for 68th.

The final round will be played on Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. off Holes No. 1 and 10. The Panthers will be paired with James Madison and Richmond beginning at 8:25 a.m. off Hole No. 1.

Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.

Following this week’s event, Georgia State will return to the course in the spring beginning with the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club Feb. 24-26.

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MIKE HOLMES | Associate Athletic Director – Sports Communications | Georgia State University
Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315
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Georgia State Football: Panthers at Arkansas State for Another Thursday Night Game

GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS (2-4, 1-1) at ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. ET, Centennial Bank Stadium

 

TV: ESPNU. Announcers are Mike Corey and Rene Igoglia. Georgia State is 2-4 on ESPNU.

 

RADIO: The new home for Georgia State football is Atlanta’s 92.9 THE GAME (WZGC-FM). Dave Cohen is in his 36th season as the play-by-play voice of Panther athletics. Harper LeBel joins him from the booth with Sam Crenshaw on the sideline. Football games also air on Georgia State station WRAS-FM 88.5.

Free audio stream on GeorgiaStateSports.com and GSU mobile app.

 

SERIES: Arkansas State leads 4-0

 

LAST MEETING: Arkansas State 31, GSU 16, 2016 at the Georgia Dome.

 

GSU HEAD COACH SHAWN ELLIOTT

Record at GSU: 9-9 (2nd year) / Career: 10-14 (3rd year)

 

THE KICKOFF: Georgia State returns to action this week with another Thursday game at Arkansas State on ESPNU. The Panthers are playing back-to-back Thursday night games, both on the road, with an open week in between.

 

NOTING THE PANTHERS

 

> Quarterback Dan Ellington is fourth in the Sun Belt in total offense, averaging 249.0 yards per game while accounting for nine touchdowns. He is completing 63 percent with 1,224 yards passing and 270 net rushing yards, leading the team in both categories.

 

> Junior Penny Hart is GSU’s leading receiver with 30 receptions for 395 yards and one touchdown, along with 105.3 all-purpose yards per game. He is coming off his 10th career 100-yard game with six receptions for 118 yards vs. Troy.

 

> Among all active FBS receivers, Hart ranks first in career receiving yards per game (81.7), second in career receiving yards (2,696), third in receptions per game (5.55), sixth in receptions (183) and 10th in touchdown receptions (18), all in just 33 games.

 

> With 2,676 receiving yards, Hart already ranks sixth in Sun Belt history; fifth place Johnny Quinn of North Texas has 2,718 yards.

 

> Brandon Wright is second in the nation with an average of 51.0 yards per punt, which helps Georgia State stand third nationally in net punting at 43.54.

 

> Wright’s career punting average of 43.3 ranks seventh among active FBS punters.

 

> The Panthers second-leading rusher (Seth Paige, 227 yards, 3 TD, 7.1 ypc) and second-leading receiver (Cornelius McCoy, 17 receptions, 188 yards, 11.1 ypc) are both true freshmen, as are two of the four starters in the secondary (CB Quavian White, S Jacorey Crawford).

 

> At the midway point of the season, Georgia State’s first six opponents have a combined record of 28-12, including a 20-6 mark by the Panthers’ four non-conference foes.

 

 

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Georgia State Golf: Panthers Host Autotrader Collegiate Classic Beginning Monday

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October 13, 2018

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Georgia State Set to Host Eighth Annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic

ATLANTA – The eighth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic hosted by Georgia State will get underway Sunday at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. The 54-hole event will bring together some of the top teams in the southeast at one of the premier courses in metro Atlanta.

Atlanta-based Autotrader, created in 1997, lent its name to the tournament from day one. Autotrader is the Internet’s ultimate automotive marketplace and consumer information website. Together with their leadership, Georgia State will welcome 11 additional teams and a total of 75 players to Berkeley Hills beginning Sunday.

Following a practice round on Sunday morning and a College-Am benefiting the tournament in the afternoon, teams will play 36 holes on Monday followed by the final 18 holes on Tuesday. The format will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun on Monday, with tee times starting at 8 a.m. off the first and tenth tees on Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public.

“With the way the schedule fell this year, this will be our last event of the fall and our guys want to play their best to give us some momentum heading into the spring,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “We have been so fortunate to have Autotrader as a partner with us since the inception of this tournament. We could not put on such a successful event without their support and the great support of all our sponsors.”

The group of 12 teams includes host Georgia State, Boston College, Chattanooga, Davidson, Francis Marion, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Loyola (Md.), UNC Greensboro, Richmond, Samford, Tennessee Tech, and Western Kentucky.

Last year, Georgia Southern swept both team and individual honors, earning a 24-stroke win over Georgia State which finished in second. Steven Fisk shot rounds of 66, 66 and 65 to score a 12-stroke win over Notre Dame’s Miguel Delgado.

Georgia State is coming off a 12th-place finish at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate earlier this month. The Panthers last won their home event in 2013 when a pair of Panthers (Tyler Gruca and Nathan Mallonee) finished among the top six.

Georgia State’s line-up will feature senior James Kyles, juniors Josh Edgar and Egill Gunnarsson, along with freshmen David Li and Frederick Hedmark. Nick Budd, Nathan Williams, Severin Soller, Connor McKinnon and Owen Sertl will compete as individuals for the Panthers.

Li leads the Panthers with a 72.60 scoring average in five rounds this year, while Hedmark is second on the team with a 72.67 average.

Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.

Following this week’s event, Georgia State will return to the course in the spring beginning with the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club Feb. 24-26.

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| Office: (404) 413-4033 | Cell: (404) 259-9716

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Georgia State Basketball: Ron Hunter Inducted into Miami University Cradle of Coaches

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October 12, 2018
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Georgia State’s Ron Hunter Inducted into Miami University Cradle of Coaches

 

ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter, who has taken the Panthers to unprecedented new heights, was enshrined in the Cradle of Coaches at Miami University on Friday night in Oxford, Ohio.

 

Hunter played for Miami in the early 1980’s helping the squad win two Mid-American Conference titles while making three straight NCAA Tournaments. It was in his time at the Oxford school that he got his first idea to coach.

 

Hunter got both his bachelors and master’s degrees from Miami and it’s where he began his coaching career – as a grad assistant on Jerry Pierson’s staff – before later becoming an assistant coach under Herb Sendek.

 

“I’ve been blessed and had a lot of great things happen in my life,” Hunter said earlier this week. “This ranks right up there. It’s a great honor.”

 

Miami has always been fertile ground for coaches and the Cradle of Coaches Association honors the best of the best, people such as Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Weeb Ewbank, John Harbaugh and Sean McVay in football, Walter Alston in baseball and Darrell Hedric in basketball.

 

Hunter began his career as an assistant at Milwaukee and then Miami before he took over at IUPUI in 1994, helping upgrade the program from NAIA status to NCAA Division I.

 

At IUPUI, Hunter went 274-219, taking the Jaguars to the NCAA Tournament and twice being named the Summit League Coach of the Year.

 

Hunter then came to Georgia State in March 2011 and has been winning ever since. In seven seasons he has led Georgia State to 147 wins, an average of 21 per season. The Panthers have finished no worse than second in the Sun Belt Conference in four of the last five years.

 

Last year he led the Panthers to the Sun Belt Conference Championship after finishing as the runner-up during the regular season.

 

The Panthers finished the year 24-11 including a 10-game winning streak during conference play. Hunter, the all-time winningest coach in Georgia State history, is responsible for three of the four winningest seasons in program history.

 

Off the court, Hunter has worked with Samaritan’s Feet for the last 11 years to raise awareness for the 300 million children around the world who wake up barefoot every day. He has coached one game a season barefoot and brought his Georgia State teams to Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to distribute hope and shoes to children.

 

Georgia State will open the season on Nov. 6, hosting East Tennessee State in the GSU Sports Arena. Season tickets are now on-sale by calling 404-413-4020 or visiting GeorgiaStateSports.com.

 

 

MIKE HOLMES | Associate Athletic Director – Sports Communications | Georgia State University
Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315
| Office: (404) 413-4033 | Cell: (404) 259-9716

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Georgia State Women’s Golf: Panthers Announce Spring 2019 Schedule

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Oct. 10, 2018

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Georgia State Women’s Golf Announces Spring 2019 Schedule

ATLANTA – With the fall season a little more than halfway in the books, Georgia State women’s golf head coach Cathy Mant announced the team’s five-tournament spring schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate.

Mant also announced an addition to the fall schedule as the Panthers will return to the Alexa Stirling Women’s Invitational at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek Oct. 26-28, to close out the season.

The spring season will once again open Feb. 18-19, in Florida at the Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf Club. This will mark the fifth-straight season playing in the event hosted by Jacksonville.

Two weeks later Georgia State will head to the Carolina Coast for the River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C. The two-day event will take place at River Landing Country Club March 4-5.

For the first time since 2016, the Panthers will travel to Sorrento, Fla., for the MSU Citrus Challenge at RedTail Golf Club March 17-19. The course has hosted numerous events over the years, including NCAA Regionals.

Just over a week later the Panthers will return home for the annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate at Eagle’s Landing Country Club, March 31-April 2, in Stockbridge, Ga. It will mark the 26th playing of the event and 19th year at Eagle’s Landing.

“We have had so much support at our home event over the years,” Mant said. “It’s incredible to think that we are closing in on 20 years of having the event at Eagle’s Landing. Their dedication to the event means a lot to us.

“Our goal when building the schedule was to be playing our best golf when we reach the conference tournament. I think this schedule allows us to do that so we will be ready for LPGA International when the time comes in April.”

The Sun Belt Conference Championship is scheduled for LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., April 15-17. The winner of the tournament will receive the conference’s automatic bid to NCAA Regional play which is scheduled for May 6-8 at four national sites this year.

The season will hopefully conclude at the NCAA Championship at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., May 17-22.

Georgia State will return to the course on Oct. 21, for the start of the Pat Bradley Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. It will mark the fourth of five fall tournaments for the Panthers.

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MIKE HOLMES | Associate Athletic Director – Sports Communications | Georgia State University
Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315
| Office: (404) 413-4033 | Cell: (404) 259-9716

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Georgia State Women’s Golf: Panthers Finish Eighth at Pinehurst Challenge

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Oct. 9, 2018

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Georgia State Finishes Eighth at Pinehurst Challenge

What You Need to Know:

  • Georgia State shot a final round 307 to finish in eighth place at the Pinehurst Challenge at Pinehurst No. 6 on Tuesday.
  • Freshman Emma Berlin led the Panthers with a tie for 19th at 7-over par for the 54-hole event.
  • Junior Harmanprit Kaur led Georgia State on Tuesday with a final round 74.

PINEHURST, N.C. – With three golfers in the top 30, the Georgia State women’s golf team finished in eighth place on Tuesday at the Pinehurst Challenge on Pinehurst No. 6.

With the course playing harder than yesterday, the Panthers shot a final round 307 to finish the 54-hole event at 42-over par.

Junior Harmanprit Kaur led the Panthers in the final round with a 2-over 74 to finish tied for 28th at 10-over par.

Freshman Emma Berlin led Georgia State for the week by finishing tied for 19th at 7-over par following a final round 75.

“Conditions and scoring were definitely tougher today than what we saw yesterday,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We got off to a bit of a rough start and made some big numbers, however, the team bounced back on our second nine holes to really finish strong. I’m starting to see more and more maturity in this young team which will only be a positive for us moving forward.”

Sophomore Chloe Howard shot a 5-over 77 on Tuesday to finish tied for 21st at 8-over par, while sophomore Petra Duran added an 81 to tie for 56th at 17-over par. Freshman Maria Blasco rounded out the line-up by tying for 87th at 34-over par following an 81 in the final round.

North Florida shot the low round of the tournament, a 2-over par 290, to finish at 14-over par for the two-day event and take home the team title. Host College of Charleston finished in second place at 16-over par with Jacksonville State coming in third at 31-over. UNC Greensboro and High Point tied for fifth place at 35-over par.

North Florida’s Sydney Shrader was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the event and finished at 5-under par to earn low medalist honors. Jacksonville’s Hannah Berman came in second place at even par. A trio of golfers including North Florida’s Mindy Herrick, High Point’s Tonrak Tasaso and College of Charleston’s Victoria Huskey tied for third place at 2-over par.

Georgia State will return to the course Oct. 21-23, for the Pat Bradley Classic in Sorrento, Fla.

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Georgia State Athletics: Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced

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Georgia State Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2018

ATLANTA –The Georgia State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced on Tuesday, an elite group of five that dates back to the 1970s. The group will be honored at the homecoming football game on Oct. 27, as the Panthers take on Coastal Carolina.

The class includes three female student-athletes and two male student-athletes who competed across four different sports.

After being honored on Oct. 27, the Class of 2018 will be brought back to campus in April for the annual Student-Athlete Banquet to receive their awards as their names will be added to the new Wall of Fame currently being designed for Georgia State Stadium.

The Class of 2018 includes: Ann Dielen, Joyce Harrell, Zanta Marble, Mark Steeds, and Thomas Terrell.

The Hall of Fame Election Committee was appointed in the spring of 2015 with the task of creating guidelines for nomination and selection. This same group decided the first three classes over the last three years.

Nearly 100 nominees are now on the ballot for inductions into the Georgia State Athletics Hall of Fame. Georgia State started competing at the NCAA Division I level for the 1963-64 season, however, limited teams existed prior to that season.

Among the criteria for inclusion in the Georgia State Athletics Hall of Fame is a five-year window once a student-athlete exhausts their eligibility and a college degree. Coaches and administrators must be removed from their position for a minimum of two years.

More Information on Each Honoree:

Ann Dielen (Women’s Tennis) – The first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the GSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Ann Dielen was a talented tennis star who played on the men’s team from 1972-74 as a women’s team had yet to exist. In just over two years she amassed records unmatched by any previous Panther. In 1972, she went 13-1 with all of her wins coming again men at other universities. In 1973, the tennis team went 19-5 which at the time was the best won/loss recorded record at Georgia State. In 1972 and 1973 she won the Georgia Women’s Collegiate Championship Tournament. In 1972 she brought even more recognition to Georgia State by winning the State of Georgia’s Women’s Open Tournament and the City of Atlanta Women’s Tournament. Dielen is currently in her 35th season as the head tennis coach at Birmingham Southern and also serves as the school’s SWA.

 

Joyce Harrell (Women’s Basketball) – One of the most decorated women’s basketball players in program history, Joyce Harrell starred for the Panthers from 1976-80. Harrell still holds the school record with 1,051 rebounds and is among the top 15 in points scored with 1,210. She finished her career shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and has the third-best rebounding average (11.2) in program history. Among those in the top seven in single-season rebounding average, Harrell’s name appears three times. Her 519 career field goals made still ranks 11th all-time in program history. As a team captain, Harrell helped the team produce a 65-34 record with four winning seasons during her tenure, including wins over Georgia, Auburn, Florida and Alabama.

 

Zanta Marble (Women’s Track & Field) – A 14-time all-conference performer over four track seasons from 2001-04, Zanta Marble finished in first-place to be a conference champion six times either individually or on a relay team. She holds school records in two sprint events and on three different relay teams. Marble qualified for NCAA Regionals twice including in 2003 when she qualified in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m. She was also the winner of the prestigious Bruce LaBudde Sportsmanship Award and Pickett Riggs Scholarship Award, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA all four years at Georgia State. As a freshman, she qualified for the Junior Nationals and finished fifth.

Mark Steeds (Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field) – One of the most accomplished runners in Georgia State history, Mark Steeds finished 12th at the NCAA Cross Country Championship in 2008 to become the first-ever First-Team All-American in GSU history. He also had an 11th and 12th place finish at the NCAA Championship in the 5,000m outdoor after top 10 finishes in the NCAA Regionals. He set school records in the 5,000m, 1,500m, and 3,000m and was an All-CAA honoree for four-straight years. In 2009 he was named the Georgia State Student-Athlete of the Year. As a redshirt junior, he earned the 2008 CAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year and CAA Scholar-Athlete Award. He earned All-Region honors after placing fourth at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 31:10.33 and won the CAA Championship with a time of 23:56.

Thomas Terrell (Men’s Basketball) – Despite playing just two seasons at Georgia State, Thomas Terrell made his presence known both on the court and in the record books. One of just four AP All-America Honorable Mentions in program history, Terrell earned conference tournament MVP honors in 2002 and was a four-time conference player of the week selection. He guided the Panthers to both the NCAA and NIT postseason tournaments while helping win 29 and 20 wins in his two seasons. When he graduated he held the record for most 3-point baskets in a single season and second-most in a career at Georgia State. He also scored the second-most points in a single season and held the fourth-best single season scoring average. His 1,193 points in just two years was is 12th-most in school history. He was named the Georgia State Male Athlete of the Year as a senior before playing professional basketball overseas.

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Georgia State Golf: Panthers Announce Challenging Spring Schedule

Schedule attached

 

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Oct. 9, 2018

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Georgia State Men’s Golf Announces Spring 2019 Schedule

ATLANTA – With just one tournament remaining in the fall schedule, the Georgia State men’s golf team announced its spring schedule on Tuesday as the Panthers look to return to NCAA Regional play.

Georgia State has three fall tournaments in the books and will conclude the season starting Monday by hosting the Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth.

Georgia State will open the spring season Feb. 24-26, at the Tiger Invitational at Grand National Golf Club in Opelika, Ala.. Georgia State has finished in the top five in the event just across the state border in each of the last four years, including a second-place finish in the 17-team field last year.

Georgia State will then travel to South Georgia for the Schenkel Invitational hosted by in-state rival Georgia Southern March 15-17 at Forest Heights Golf Club.

The Panthers will return to the Furman Intercollegiate March 22-24, at the Furman University Course in Greenville, S.C. Georgia State won the event three-straight years from 2013-2015.

It will be followed by a return trip to the 3M Augusta Invitational April 6-7 at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The Panthers will join an elite field the weekend before the start of The Masters. GSU earned an eighth-place finish last season as Max Herrmann and Nick Budd both finished among the top 10.

The Panthers will close out the regular season at the Shoal Creek Invitational April 15-16, at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Shoal Creek, Ala.

“We are very pleased with the way our spring schedule came together,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “We have a couple of repeat tournaments from last spring, but also added a couple new ones, including an event at Shoal Creek at the end of the season that should be special.”

Georgia State will look to earn another Sun Belt Championship and win a ninth conference championship at The Raven in Miramar Beach, Fla., April 21-24.

NCAA Regional play will once again take place at six national sites, May 13-15. The NCAA Championship is set for The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., May 24-29, with the final day of stroke play and the match play portion of the event televised on The Golf Channel.

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| Office: (404) 413-4033 | Cell: (404) 259-9716

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