Women’s Tennis Finishes First Fall Competition on Sunday

ELON, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2023) -- The ETSU women’s tennis team finished up its first competition of the fall season on Sunday. The three-day event was shortened to two days due to rain but featured players from ETSU, Campbell, ECU, Elon, Emory, James Madison, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, UNC Greensboro and Virginia Tech.

Women’s Tennis Opens Fall Slate with the Elon Fall Invitational

ELON, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2023) -- The ETSU women’s tennis team will open its fall schedule this weekend when it competes in the Elon Fall Invitational. The three-day Invitational is set to run from Sept. 22-24.

ETSU Launches I Give a Buc Campaign

On Monday, we officially launched the “I Give a Buc” campaign in support of our “Be GREAT” initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to provide resources and create a world-class experience for every one of our student-athletes. To do this, we have to focus on new programs including mental health, nutrition, sports psychology, career development, and mentoring.

Rojas names Bakhodirova assistant women’s tennis coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2023) -- A familiar face has been added to the ETSU women’s tennis coaching staff.

The Future of ETSU Athletics

Since taking over on August 1, 2022, my priority was to try to stabilize the athletic department in two areas. First, like every mid-major program in the country, we were faced with some challenging financial issues. While we certainly are not out of the woods, we have made significant progress. We were pretty much “playing defense” and trying to survive the 22-23 fiscal year. Through the help of many folks inside and outside the University, we were able to finish in a much better financial situation than I would ever have expected. Secondly, we experienced challenges with staffing and internal processes. I feel we have added some very talented and experienced staff that have already made a major difference and adding processes and controls that will set the stage for much more efficient operation.

SoCon unveils refreshed brand ahead of 2023-24 school year

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 9, 2023) – The Southern Conference proudly launches its refreshed brand today prior to the beginning of athletic competition in the 2023-24 school year.

Bakhodirova chosen as SoCon NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 17, 2023) - ETSU women’s tennis graduate Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) was named one of two Southern Conference nominees for the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which was announced by the selection committee on Monday.

Ricky Rojas promoted to Director of Tennis

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 13, 2023) -- East Tennessee State University Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander announced on Thursday that Ricky Rojas was promoted to ETSU’s Director of Tennis.

ETSU places 266 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 12, 2023) - One day after placing 58 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team, ETSU had even more to celebrate on Wednesday as 266 student-athletes were placed on the SoCon Honor Roll, announced by the league office.