Taking the Initiative: ETSU Athletics 2017-18 Year In Review

ETSU athletics enjoyed an excellent year of success in the classroom, in the community and in the arena. Take a look back at this memorable 365 days in "Taking the Initiative," a story told though Adobe Spark. Click on the link to the right. Loading time may vary.


Bucs land school record 229 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 10, 2018) – The ETSU Department of Athletics turned in a record-breaking academic year in 2017-18, as the Southern Conference announced its Honor Roll list Tuesday afternoon.


ETSU captures third consecutive Commissioner’s Cup

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.


Pleasant Adds Three to Triathlon 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.


Bucs Finish 1-2 in Knoxville's Trideltathon

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.


Warriner Joins Triathlon Coaching Staff

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.


ETSU Athletics to hold second annual Legacy Day April 11th

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.


James, Cotner Excel in Johnson City Event

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.