SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 29, 2018) -- For the third consecutive year and fourth time in program history, the ETSU men’s athletics program was awarded the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup, which is the all-sport trophy that is presented to the conference’s best all-around men’s program.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 3, 2018) -- As ETSU prepares for its third season of womens triathlon, head coach Janine Pleasant has announced the addition of three new athletes. Lane McDonald (South Bend, Ind.), Cameron Seeley (Blacksburg, Va.), and Zoe Six (Charlotte, N.C.) will join the Buccaneers for the 2018 fall season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2018) -- Working through less than favorable conditions (thanks to a strong spring storm system), members of ETSU’s triathlon team exceled at the Trideltathon triathlon on Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn. Freshman Morgan James (Clovis, Calif.) was the top female finisher, with freshman teammate Annika Cotner (Muskegon, Mich.) the runner-up. Senior Marie Tipton (Mount Carmel, Ind.) was 4th in the females 20-24 age group.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2018) -- Triathlon is a growth sport in collegiate athletics, and ETSU's program is growing along with it. Bucs head coach Janine Pleasant has announced that former ETSU student athlete Matt Warriner is joining her staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Warriner will assist in all aspects of the program, with an emphasis on run training.
For the second straight year, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will launch a special day of giving in support of Buccaneer student-athletes on Wednesday, April 11th.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 9, 2018) -- College triathlon won’t stage its championship season until the fall. But that doesn’t mean members of ETSU’s triathlon team aren’t competing during the off-season. Morgan James (Clovis, Calif.) and Annika Cotner (Muskegon, Mich.) were the top two females in the Bunny Hop 5K and Kid's Dash, held March 31 in Johnson City. Both finished in the top 12 overall, among all competitors.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 29, 2017) -- The ETSU triathlon team is going to have some company. USA Triathlon has announced that the University of South Dakota and Wagner College (Staten Island, N.Y.) have become the third and fourth NCAA Division I schools to add women's triathlon as a varsity sport. The Coyotes and Seahawks will begin competition in the fall of 2018. The NCAA has mandated that 40 schools must offer triathlon by 2024 for it to become sustainable as an NCAA Championship sport.
TEMPE, ARIZ. (Nov. 5, 2017) – ETSU’s triathlon team concluded its 2017 season by finishing 2nd among NCAA Division I teams in the USA Triathlon Women’s Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, Ariz. on Sunday. The race consisted of a 750-meter swim, draft-legal 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run on the Tempe Town Lake course. 2017 is just the second year of triathlon at ETSU. For the fourth time in four events this fall, Morgan James (Clovis, Calif.) had the top result for ETSU. The freshman posted a time of 1:11:15.24 to finish 32nd in a field of 73 competitors.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s triathlon team is heading to Tempe, Ariz. for the USA Triathlon Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship, scheduled at 12:30 pm Eastern time. This is just the second year of triathlon at ETSU. The Bucs were national runners-up among NCAA Division I varsity teams in 2016. More than 80 triathletes from 21 college teams (varsity and club) are expected to compete in Tempe. Last year’s field consisted of 48 athletes from 10 teams. ETSU qualified for the 2017 championship meet by finishing second in the season-opening Central Regional Qualifier in Naperville, Ill. on September 4.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2017) – As ETSU’s triathlon team prepares for the National Championship meet next weekend, the Bucs are in the news. USA Triathlon – the sport’s governing body – features ETSU head coach Janine Pleasant and freshman triathlete Morgan James (Clovis, Calif.) in a story titled “Falcons and Buccaneers Prove the Growth of Women’s Collegiate Triathlon,” published on Monday, October 30.
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SARASOTA, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2017) – ETSU’s triathlon team is used to dealing with change.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2017) – In some ways, the pressure is off the ETSU triathlon team. In other ways, it’s on. The Bucs head to the Eastern Regional Qualifier in Sarasota, Fla. on Saturday knowing they’ve already secured a spot in next month’s NCAA National Championships, thanks to their 2nd-place showing at the Central Regional Qualifier on September 4.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Sept. 16, 2017) – Even with a short-handed roster, and having to change their schedule on short notice, ETSU’s Triathlon team put in a strong performance at the Frantic Frog Age Group meet Saturday in Scottsboro, Ala.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2017) -- A change of schedule means a change of plans for ETSU’s women’s triathlon team. The Bucs were originally set to take part in the Anchor Splash Triathlon in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Sunday, September 17. But that event was canceled. So ETSU will instead go to the Frantic Frog Age Group Triathlon in Scottsboro, Ala. on Saturday the 16th.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday a new service available through the Buccaneers’ athletic communications office, as the Buc Photo Store will provide fans with an opportunity to own their favorite ETSU athletic moments.
Naperville, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2017) -- ETSU’s Triathlon team opened its 2017 schedule by placing three athletes in the top 25 on Monday in the Central Regional Qualifier in suburban Chicago. Morgan James (Clovis, Cal.) was 10th, Annika Cotner (Muskegon, Mich.) 16th and Hope Zimmerman (Crown Point, Ind.) 25th.
Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2017) --On the eve of its second season at ETSU, the women's Triathlon team unveiled its new indoor training facility Thursday at the MSHA Athletics Center.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2017) – ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland announced Tuesday a transition plan for the leadership of the Buccaneers’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as former ETSU football standout and current Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer Scott Carter will assume the role of director of intercollegiate athletics in September.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 6, 2017) – The Southern Conference released its 2016-17 academic honor roll on Thursday, and ETSU placed 193 student-athletes on the list. In total, a league-record 2,100 student-athletes from the 10 member institutions and 13 associate members earned the distinction.