Savage will not return to App State
BOONE — Appalachian State University athletics will not renew the contract of head softball coach Janice Savage, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Tuesday.
“I’d like to thank Coach Savage for her commitment to App State softball the last three years,” Gillin said. “We will conduct a national search to identify new leadership for our softball program. I wish Janice and her family nothing but the best in the future.”
Savage was 39-114 in three seasons at Appalachian State, including a 14-34 mark in 2017. The national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
App State Athletics institutes Clear Bag Policy
BOONE — Beginning in the Fall of 2017, Appalachian State University Athletics will implement a clear bag policy for all ticketed events in Kidd Brewer Stadium. The University regularly reviews policies and procedures to improve fan and student-athlete safety. The implementation of the clear bag policy is intended to enhance patron safety and expedite entry into Kidd Brewer Stadium by reducing the time required searching bags at stadium gates. This policy also aligns with other clear bag policies from NCAA FBS institutions and the National Football League.
Appalachian State University athletics encourages all fans to adhere to the new clear bag policy and leave unauthorized items at home or in their cars.
Approved bags will include:
• Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” (bags will be available for purchase at the Appalachian State University Bookstore by early August or at designated locations outside of Kidd Brewer Stadium).
• Small clutch purses (with or without straps) that are no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”.
• One gallon clear plastic freezer bags.
• Individual seat cushion that does not include arms or pockets.
• Credentialed media and personnel will continue to enter the designated stadium checkpoints where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections.
• Exceptions will be made for medically-necessary items after proper inspection at Kidd Brewer Stadium entrances.
Bags that are no longer approved will include:
• Diaper bags
• Binocular cases
• Camera cases
• Tinted or printed pattern plastic bags
• Fanny packs
• Cinch bags
• Oversized tote bags and mesh bags
• Purses exceeding 4.5” x 6.5”
• Prohibited bags and items cannot be placed in a clear bag in order to gain entry. The clear bag is to be used as a substitute for any prohibited bag.
• This is not a restriction on items permitted within Kidd Brewer Stadium. This policy is only a restriction on the types of con tainers used to carry permitted items.
49 student-athletes among App State May graduates
BOONE — Forty-nine student-athletes will be among the Appalachian State University students that will receive degrees during the University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday at the Holmes Center.
The 49 graduating student-athletes come from 14 different programs, including baseball (six), men’s basketball (one), women’s basketball (six), field hockey (two), softball (two), volleyball (two), men’s soccer (four), men’s track and field (four), women’s track and field (five) and men’s golf (two), women’s tennis (two), football (six), women’s soccer (three), women’s golf (three), wrestling (one)
The full list of graduates is below:
Dallas DeVrieze (Baseball) Moline, Ill./Moline – Management
Parker Henderson (Baseball) Harrisburg, N.C./Hickory Ridge – Finance
Avery Jackson (Baseball) Ether, N.C./East Montgomery – Management
Sean Mason (Baseball) Austin, Texas/McNeil – Communication Studies
Matt Schaeffer (Baseball) Port St. Lucie, Fla./John Carroll Catholic – Advertising
Luke Watts (Baseball) Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central – Risk Management
Ashley Bassett-Smith (Women’s Basketball) Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North – Exercise Science
Bria Carter (Women’s Basketbal)l Spotsylvania, Va./Spotsylvania – Communication Studies
Amber Driver (Women’s Basketball) Houston, Texas/Dekaney – Communication Studies
Joi Jones (Women’s Basketball) Duluth, Ga./Duluth – Exercise Science
Mia Marshall (Women’s Basketball) Lilburn, Ga./Parkview – Exercise Science
Jasmine Ogunjimi (Women’s Basketball) Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young – Communications, Public Relations
Chris Anderson (Men’s Track and Field) Greensboro, N.C./Westchester Country Day – Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Nathan Milch (Men’s Track and Field) Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley – Sustainable Development
Ellsworth Parham (Men’s Track and Field) Asheville, N.C./Christ School – Exercise Science/Pre-Professional
Phillip Thomas (Men’s Track and Field) Cary, N.C./Cary – Appropriate Technology
Taylor Drummonds (Women’s Track and Field) Boone, N.C./Watauga – Communication Sciences and Disorders
Natalie Kile (Women’s Track and Field) Canton, Ga./Blessed Trinity Catholic – Exercise Science; Pre-Professional
Mallary Price (Women’s Track and Field) Matthews, N.C./Weddington – Child Development
Makayla Roten (Women’s Track and Field) Wilkesboro, N.C./West Wilkes – Management
Madison Simmons (Women’s Track and Field) Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson – Exercise Science;Pre-Professional
Tristin Van Ord (Women’s Track and Field) Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill – Sustainable Development
Kyle Austin (Men’s Golf) Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance – Risk Management and Insurance
Patrick Moriarty (Men’s Golf) Rockville, Md./Rockville – Finance and Banking
Micaela Diedericks (Field Hockey) Cape Town, South Africa/Stellenbosch – Biology/Cell-Molecular
Jordan Van Cleave (Field Hockey) Louisville, Ky./Ballard – Biologoical Anthropology
Vanessa Ciocatto (Softball) La Habra, Calif./La Habra – Communication Studies
Katie Mathewson (Softball) Hickory, N.C./Hickory – Communication Studies
Olivia Reed (Volleyball) Gainesville, Fla./Bucholz – Management
Kati Stammen (Volleyball) Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road – Recreation Management
Stephen Chapman (Men’s Soccer) Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford – Actuarial Science
Jordan Melia (Men’s Soccer) Manchester, England/Rivington & Blackrod – Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Ben Steen (Men’s Soccer) Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman – Finance
Keegan Tanaka (Men’s Soccer) Austin, Texas/James Bowie – Marketing
Megan Mullen (Women’s Tennis) Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman – Economics
McKayla Zupan (Women’s Tennis) Wilmington, N.C./Hoggard – Health Promotion
Alex Gray (Football) Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge – Health Promotion
Toronto Thomas (Football) Ellenwood, Ga./Martin Luther King – Health Promotion
Nate Norwood (Football) Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy – Criminal Justice
Dante Jones (Football) Raleigh, N.C./Southeast Raleigh – Exercise Science
Parker Collins (Football) North Augusta, S.C./North Augusta – General Management
J.P. Caruso (Football) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens – Management
Brie Bahlmann (Women’s Soccer) Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills – Psychology
Jane Cline (Women’s Soccer) Cornelius, N.C./Charlotte Catholic – Health Promotion
Jackie Nieradka (Womens’s Soccer) Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth – Exercise Science,Pre-Professional
Wenjia Cao (Women’s Golf) Ji Lin, China/Montverde Academy – Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hannah Craver (Women’s Golf) Winston-Salem, N.C./Reagan – Health Promotion
Emily Stinson (Women’s Golf) Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell – Communication, Public Relations
Forrest Przybysz (Wrestling) Jefferson, Ga./Jefferson – Recreation Management