Wednesday, March 31, 2004SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 31, 2004) -- East Tennessee State junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Smith (Newport, Tenn.) has been honored as this week's TIAA-CREF SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week. Smith appeared in all four of ETSU's games this week, allowing no earned runs on two hits while striking out three batters over 3.2 innings of work against Elon and 12th-ranked Tennessee. This has been a continuing trend for Smith, who has not allowed an earned run in his last six appearances, allowing just five hits and striking out six in that span. For the season, Smith leads the Bucs with a 1.72 ERA. Smith has posted a 3.77 as a math major. He is a regular member of the dean' s list, the Southern Conference Honor Roll and the Buccaneer Honor Roll. TIAA-CREF, with over $290 billion in assets under management, is a Fortune 100 company and a diversified national financial services organization, including the premier retirement system for higher education and research employees. Further information can be found at http://www.tiaa-cref.org. ETSU return to Southern Conference play as the Bucs host Western Carolina in a three-game weekend set. The Bucs and Catamounts open their series Friday night at 7 p.m. from Cardinal Park in Johnson City, Tenn., while Saturday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. and Sunday's game will be played at 1 p.m. Friday night's game can be heard in the Tri-Cities area on 910-AM WJCW and will also be broadcast on the ETSU athletic website, www.ETSUBucs.com.
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