2011-12 Armstrong Athletics News

July 25, 2012
Three Pirates Earn GCAA All-America Scholar Honors
Armstrong places three players on the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar squad for Division II, most in a single season in Pirate golf history

July 18, 2012
Armstrong Men's Tennis Inks Two For 2012-13
Defending NCAA Division II National Champions add a pair of accomplished players for the upcoming season

July 17, 2012
Lisa Sweany Named President Of CEFMA
Armstrong AD becomes just the fourth president in the history of the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association

July 16, 2012
Fallon Rehmert Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Rehmert joins the Pirates from Limestone College, helped Saints to first NCAA Championships appearance and Conference Carolinas titles

July 12, 2012
Adam Tom Named Assistant AD for Game and Facility Operations
Tom moves to Armstrong from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) where he served as the league's External Affairs intern

July 10, 2012
Sven Lalic Earns ITA Scholar-Athlete Award
PBC's Freshman of the Year adds the ITA's individual academic award to his outstanding debut season for the Pirates

July 10, 2012
Women's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors For 2011-12
Pirates earn the ITA Academic Team honor for a ninth straight year while Kathleen Henry and Barbora Krtickova each earn individual ITA Scholar-Athlete honors

July 6, 2012
Will Thomas Named Southern Ohio Valley Collegiate League All-Star
Sophomore infielder will play in the July 13th All-Star game, representing the Cincinnati Stars

July 5, 2012
Matt Motes Earns NCAA Degree Completion Award
Senior men's golfer receives NCAA award which emphasizes academic performance of the student-athlete

June 30, 2012
Georgi Rumenov Named To ITA Collegiate All-Star Team
Armstrong sophomore earns a spot as the top-ranked singles and doubles player in NCAA Division II, will be honored in July at the U.S. Open in New York

June 28, 2012
Former Pirate Jeremy Horst Returns To Major Leagues
Lefthander gets call from Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday morning, pitches scoreless inning later in the afternoon

June 22, 2012
Armstrong Tennis To Be Featured On CBS Saturday
Coverage of the Pirates' NCAA DII National Championships will be shown during the NCAA Spring Highlight Show at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday

June 21, 2012
Armstrong's DeVon Jones Awarded 56th Annual Ashley Dearing Cup
Senior forward shot 81 percent from the free throw line in 2011-12 to capture the award, given every year since 1954 to the top free throw shooter for the Pirates

June 20, 2012
Matt Motes Named GCAA Honorable Mention All-America
Senior becomes Armstrong's first All-America since 2008-09, becomes ninth All-American honoree in men's golf since reinstatement of program in 2000-01

June 19, 2012
Armstrong Places 88 Student-Athletes On PBC Presidential Honor Roll
School-record number of Pirates earn a 3.0 or higher GPA in 2011-12; overall, 1,137 student-athletes from the PBC earn Honor Roll honors.

June 15, 2012
Matt Motes Earns GCAA All-Southeast Region Golf Honors
Senior named to the All-Southeast Region team for the first time, will advance to All-America consideration next week

June 8, 2012
Four Pirates Earn ITA DII All-America Men's Tennis Honors
Seniors Mikk Irdoja and Eudaldo Bonet, along with junior Matus Mydla and sophomore Georgi Rumenov take home All-American honors for the national champion Armstrong men's tennis team

June 8, 2012
Five Pirates Tabbed For ITA DII All-America Women's Tennis Honors
Senior Kathleen Henry and sophomores Barbora Krtickova, Aleksandra Filipovski, Olga Kalodzitsa and Marlen Hacke take All-American honors for the national champion Armstrong women's tennis team

June 7, 2012
Pirates Earn Top 25 Finish In Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
Armstrong ranks sixth among nation's DII schools in points earned per sports sponsored after earning a school-record 435 points in the national All-Sports competition

June 6, 2012
Armstrong Baseball Finishes In Top 20 In Pair Of National Polls
Pirates finish the 2012 season ranked No. 12 in the Collegiate Baseball DII Top 30 Coaches' Poll, while College Baseball Insider has Armstrong at No. 19

June 5, 2012
Zach Taylor Drafted In 12th Round By Philadelphia Phillies
Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year selected with pick 398 of the MLB's First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday

June 4, 2012
Armstrong Men's Tennis Ranked No. 1 In 2012 Final Rankings
Pirates finish atop the ITA rankings after capturing their third NCAA Division II national championship; Six Pirates earn final national rankings

June 3, 2012
Armstrong Women's Tennis Finishes 2012 Season Ranked No. 1
All six starters on the National Champion women's tennis squad earn national rankings with this week's final release of the ITA Division II rankings

June 1, 2012
Armstrong Establishes B.J. Ford Endowed Scholarship
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Foundation, Inc., in conjunction with the Armstrong Atlantic State University Athletic Department has received a gift to establish the B.J. Ford endowed scholarship to benefit future female student-athletes wishing to study and participate in intercollegiate athletics for the Pirates.

June 1, 2012
Clayton Miller Earns Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Baseball Honors
Sophomore named as the third team designated hitter for 2011-12, becomes the fourth Armstrong baseball player to earn Academic All-America honors

May 31, 2012
Pirates Earn National Gold Glove, All-America Honors
Senior shortstop Alex Frederick and senior pitcher Chandler Hall named Rawlings/ABCA National Gold Glove winners; junior outfielder Zach Taylor earns ABCA and NCBWA Firs-Team All-American honors

May 30, 2012
Armstrong Captures 2011-12 PBC Commissioner's Cup
Pirates win the league's All-Sports trophy for the first time thanks to a record 11 PBC titles - seven regular season and four tournament titles

May 29, 2012
Three Pirates Earn PBC All-Academic Women's Tennis Honors
Senior Kathleen Henry and sophomores Barbora Krtickova and Aleksandra Filipovski each earn spots on the league's All-Academic team for 2011-12

May 25, 2012
Armstrong Ranked 17th In Latest NACDA Director's Cup Standings
Pirates' strong spring season vaults Armstrong into the top 20; final standings to be released on June 6

May 25, 2012
Two Pirates Earn Southeast Region Gold Glove Honors
Armstrong senior shortstop Alex Frederick and senior pitcher Chandler Hall named to the region Gold Glove team by the ABCA

May 24, 2012
Four Pirates Earn All-Southeast Region Baseball Honors
Zach Taylor named ABCA Southeast Region Player of the Year and NCBWA Co-Player of the Year; Ethan Bader named on all three teams while R.J. Dennard and Chandler Hall earn one mention apiece

May 24, 2012
Jenna Birch Earns Honorable Mention All-America Women's Golf Honors
Sophomore named honorable mention DII All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) this week

May 23, 2012
Armstrong's Shelby Duff Earns Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
Junior outfielder becomes the second player in Armstrong softball history to earn Academic All-America honors

May 22, 2012
Armstrong Men's Golfers Earn 2011-12 Academic Honors
Junior Tyler Erickson named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District III team, while Erickson is joined by Jacob Tilton and Matt Motes on the PBC Men's Golf All-Academic Team

May 22, 2012
Armstrong Women's Soccer Honored By Connect Savannah
Armstrong women's soccer team named the best local college team for 2012 while head coach Eric Faulconer named best local coach by the readers of the magazine

May 21, 2012
April Jowers Earns Consensus First-Team All-American Softball Honors
For a second straight season, Jowers named first-team All-American second baseman by the NFCA and Daktronics/CoSIDA

May 20, 2012
National Champion Pirates Return To Savannah Sunday
Media and both Savannah and Armstrong community welcome back the Armstrong men's and women's tennis national champions at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Sunday morning

May 19, 2012
PIRATES DO THE DOUBLE ! No. 1 Armstrong Men Blank No. 2 West Florida, 5-0, For Men's Tennis Title
Armstrong wins both the men's and women's tennis titles in the same season for the third time in the last five years; Both teams go undefeated in 2012 !

May 19, 2012
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! No. 3 Armstrong Notches 7th Title With 5-2 Win Over No. 1 BYU-Hawaii
Pirates knock off the Seasiders with two doubles wins and three singles wins - Armstrong ties BYU-Hawaii for the most DII women's tennis championships in NCAA history

May 15, 2012
Rumenov, Lalic Earn ITA DII National Men's Tennis Honors
Sophomore Georgi Rumenov named the ITA's DII National Player to Watch while freshman Sven Lalic named the ITA's DII National Rookie of the Year

May 15, 2012
Simon Earnshaw Named ITA DII Women's Tennis National Coach of the Year
Earnshaw has the Pirates ranked No. 3 in the nation and undefeated in 2012 as they open up action in the DII National Championships tomorrow

May 14, 2012
Pirates Move Up In Polls; Thursday's NCAA Game Time Changed
Armstrong checks in at No. 7 in the coaches' poll and No. 10 in the College Baseball Insider poll; Pirates now playing at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday

May 13, 2012
Pirates Third Seed In NCAA Regional, Face Francis Marion Thursday
Armstrong will take on the fourth-seeded Patriots at 3:00 p.m. at Scarborough Field in Mount Olive, N.C.

May 10, 2012
Five Pirates Earn NFCA Softball All-Southeast Region Honors
Senior second baseman April Jowers and junior outfielder Shelby Duff earn first-team honors; junior pitcher Megan Barnwell, senior outfielder Baillie Temples and senior designated player Heather Walker earn second-team honors

May 8, 2012
Zach Taylor Named PBC Baseball Player of the Year; Pirates Earn All-PBC Honors
Junior OF becomes second Armstrong player to earn PBC Player of the Year honors; Joe Roberts named PBC Coach of the Year and six players earn All-Conference honors

May 8, 2012
April Jowers Named Daktronics/CoSIDA Southeast Region Softball Player of the Year
Megan Barnwell, Heather Walker also earn All-Region honors while Shelby Duff named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District III

May 6, 2012
Jenna Birch Tied For 10th At NCAA South Regional
Sophomore fired a first-round 75 on Sunday, sits six strokes off the lead at the Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla.

May 3, 2012
Three Pirates Earn Capital One/CoSIDA All-Academic District Baseball Honors
Junior Mike Barnhill and sophomores Clayton Miller and Cody Powell named to the District III squad, will advance to national balloting

May 3, 2012
Pirates Stay No. 1 In ITA DII Men's Tennis Rankings
Armstrong is the only unbeaten team in DII men's tennis heading into the Round of 16 in Louisville, Ky.

May 3, 2012
NCAA Southeast Softball Regional Begins Friday At Armstrong
No. 9-ranked Pirates welcome in No. 12-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne, Catawba and Flagler for three days of softball action on campus

May 3, 2012
Armstrong Women's Tennis Remains No. 3 In ITA Rankings
Undefeated Pirates fall behind fellow unbeaten squads BYU Hawaii and Barry in final regular season DII rankings

May 2, 2012
Pirates Place Three On PBC Baseball All-Academic Team
Junior Mike Barnhill and sophomores Clayton Miller and Cody Powell named to the league's annual All-Academic Team on Wednesday

May 2, 2012
Pirates Place Two On PBC Softball All-Academic Squad
Junior Shelby Duff and sophomore Lauren Wilcox earn spots on the league's annual All-Academic squad

April 30, 2012
Armstrong Softball Hosts NCAA Southeast Regional
Pirates earn 10th NCAA bid in the last 12 seasons; face Flagler on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in first action

April 30, 2012
Jenna Birch Earns Armstrong Women's Golf's First NCAA Postseason Bid
Sophomore will compete as an individual at the South Regional on May 6-8 in Pace, Florida

April 27, 2012
Armstrong Men's Golf Earns 11th Straight NCAA Berth
Pirates will compete in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional on May 7-9 at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.

April 25, 2012
Armstrong Baseball Tops First NCAA Southeast Region Rankings
Pirates ranked No. 1 in the first release from the NCAA's regional selection committee

April 25, 2012
Softball Remains No. 2 In NCAA Region Rankings
Armstrong stays in the second spot in the final regular season NCAA ranking release; selections to be announced on Monday at 10 a.m.

April 24, 2012
No. 1 Pirates To Host NCAA Southeast Regional April 29-May 1
Armstrong faces No. 8 seed Wingate/No. 9 seed Mount Olive winner on Monday, April 30th; No. 4 Georgia College and No. 5 Francis Marion meet up on other half of bracket

April 24, 2012
No. 3 Pirates To Host NCAA Women's Tennis Southeast Regional April 30-May 1
Top-seeded Pirates face eighth-seeded Augusta State on Monday, April 30th, at 10:00 a.m.; fourth-seeded Erskine and fifth-seeded Flagler meet at same time in other half of bracket

April 23, 2012
Armstrong Holds 2011-12 Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
April Jowers named 2012 Armstorng Female Student-Athlete of the Year; Zach Taylor named 2012 Male Student-Athlete of the Year and more than 85 Pirates receive awards on Monday night

April 23, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 4/23 - 4/29

April 23, 2012
Roberts, Malone Earn PBC Weekly Baseball Honors
Senior catcher John Roberts named PBC Player of the Week while freshman reliever Chess Malone named PBC Freshman of the Week

April 20, 2012
No. 5 Pirates Earn PBC Softball Honors On Friday
April Jowers repeats as PBC Player of the Year; Megan Barnwell named Pitcher of the Year; Ted Evans earns Coach of the Year honors and six Pirates named first-team All-Conference

April 19, 2012
No. 1 Pirates Sweep PBC Men's Tennis Awards On Thursday
Georgi Rumenov named PBC Player of the Year; Sven Lalic Freshman of the Year and Simon Earnshaw named Coach of the Year

April 19, 2012
No. 3 Pirates Earn All-PBC Women's Tennis Honors On Thursday
Five Armstrong players earn All-PBC singles honors, six earn doubles honors while Clara Perez named Freshman of the Year and Simon Earnshaw named Coach of the Year

April 18, 2012
Softball Holds Firm In NFCA, NCAA Rankings
Armstrong remains No. 6 in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll and No. 2 in the NCAA's Southeast Region rankings, released today

April 16, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 4/16 - 4/22

April 16, 2012
Armstrong Baseball Climbs To No. 5 In Collegiate Baseball DII Poll
Pirates go 4-0 last week, take over first place in the PBC East Division standings; Armstrong also holds at No. 7 in the College Baseball Insider Top 25 poll

April 16, 2012
Ethan Bader Named PBC Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Sophomore hurled his first complete-game shutout for the Pirates as Armstrong blanked Flagler, 2-0, on Saturday

April 16, 2012
Whitney Galloway Named PBC Softball Player of the Week
Galloway hit .500, driving in nine runs for the No. 6-ranked Pirates as Armstrong clinched a share of the PBC regular season title

April 16, 2012
Barbora Krtickova Named PBC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Sophomore earns her second honor of the season for helping the No. 3 Pirates finish the regular season unbeaten

April 12, 2012
Armstrong Men's Golf Ascends To No. 17 In DII Poll
Pirates leap up seven spots in the latest GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll, released Thursday

April 11, 2012
Armstrong Softball Rises To No. 6 In NFCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates jump up one spot, tie for highest ranking of the season after a pair of Peach Belt wins last week

April 11, 2012
Armstrong Second In First NCAA Softball Southeast Region Rankings
Pirates among the top teams in the first regional rankings, which are used to select the participants in the NCAA Championships

April 9, 2012
Pirate Baseball Moves To No. 7 In Pair Of National Rankings
Armstrong now ranked in the Top 10 in both the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 Coaches' Poll and the College Baseball Lineup DII Rankings

April 9, 2012
R.J. Dennard Named PBC Baseball Freshman of the Week
First baseman earns the third honor this season for leading the No. 7 Pirates to four wins last week

April 9, 2012
Georgi Rumenov Named PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Rumenov earns his second straight honor and fourth of the season after helping the No. 1 Pirates clinch the PBC regular season title this week

April 9, 2012
Caitlin Campbell Named PBC Softball Freshman of the Week
Freshman lefty hurled a two-hit shutout on Saturday to claim her first league weekly honor

April 8, 2012
Motes, Tilton Earn All-Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Honors
Motes earns first-team honors while Tilton named to the second team at the league's annual awards banquet on Sunday

April 8, 2012
Birch, Sammarco Earn All-Peach Belt Conference Women's Golf Honors
Birch earns first-team honors while Sammarco named to the second team at the league's annual awards banquet on Sunday

April 4, 2012
Armstrong Softball Moves To No. 7 In NFCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates move up three spots after stretching their win streak to nine in last week's action

April 2, 2012
Georgi Rumenov Named PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Newly-crowned top-ranked singles and doubles player in the nation earns his third weekly honor of the season after an unbeaten week of play

April 2, 2012
April Jowers Named PBC Softball Player of the Week
Senior second baseman earns third weekly honor this season for the No. 10-ranked Pirates

March 29, 2012
Armstrong Men's Tennis Ascends To No. 1 National Ranking
Pirates take over the top spot in the ITA's national rankings, released late Wednesday; all six starters receive national singles rankings

March 29, 2012
Armstrong Women's Tennis Ranked No. 3 In ITA National Rankings
Pirates move up one spot in Wednesday's release of the national poll; all six starters nationally-ranked in singles

March 28, 2012
Armstrong Softball Moves To No. 10 In NFCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates move up six spots after four wins in last week's action, return to Top 10

March 26, 2012
Pirate Baseball Climbs In Pair Of National Rankings
Armstrong moves up to No. 17 in Collegiate Baseball poll and No. 9 in College Baseball Lineup rankings

March 26, 2012
Pirate Baseball Holds Steady In Pair Of National Rankings
Armstrong remains No. 17 in Collegiate Baseball poll and No. 9 in College Baseball Lineup rankings for a second straight week

March 20, 2012
Armstrong Baseball To Retire Three Numbers At Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Pirates will retire Chad Armstrong's #1, Brad Squibb's #9 and Bill Gearhart's #33 at the March 29 ceremony

March 20, 2012
Zach Taylor Named To "Louisville Slugger" National Players Of The Week List
Collegiate Baseball magazine honors Taylor as one of six national honorees after an outstanding week for the No. 20-ranked Pirates

March 19, 2012
Pirates Ascend In National Rankings After Big Week
Armstrong moves up to No. 20 in the Collegiate Baseball DII Coaches' Poll and No. 10 in the College Baseball Insider national rankings

March 19, 2012
R.J. Dennard Named PBC Baseball Freshman of the Week
First baseman/DH earns the honor for the second time this season, collecting four multi-hit games in the Pirates' five games last week

March 19, 2012
Matus Mydla Named PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Junior earns his first career honor for leading the No. 3 Pirates to three wins over ranked opponents last week

March 19, 2012
Shelby Duff Named PBC Softball Player of the Week
Duff earns the honor for the second time this season after hitting .500 and slugging 1.083 in No. 11 Armstrong's four games last week

March 19, 2012
Barbora Krtickova Named PBC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Sophomore went 3-0 in singles and doubles for the No. 4 Pirates in three wins over ranked opponents last week

March 15, 2012
Kelly Pearce Named PBC Women's Golfer of the Week
Junior captured the Dana Rader Intercollegiate for her first collegiate win

March 14, 2012
Armstrong Moves To No. 11 In NFCA Top 25; Hosts No. 1 North Georgia Tomorrow
Pirates slip three spots in the latest national rankings, welcome in top-ranked Saints on Thursday at 1 p.m. for big Peach Belt showdown

March 12, 2012
Armstrong Baseball On The Rise In National Rankings
Pirates re-enter the Collegiate Baseball DII Top 30 poll at No. 25, while moving up to No. 18 in the Collegiate Baseball Lineup DII poll

March 12, 2012
Chandler Hall Named PBC Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Senior lefty hurled a five-hit shutout on Saturday, beating No. 15 North Georgia in a 7-0 victory

March 12, 2012
April Jowers Named PBC Softball Player of the Week
Senior second baseman hit .636 for the No. 8-ranked Pirates this week, setting a new single-season PBC hitting streak record

March 12, 2012
Armstrong Soccer Inks Five For 2012
Head coach Eric Faulconer introduces the five players will join the Final Four participant and No. 3-ranked Pirates for the upcoming 2012

March 7, 2012
Mikk Irdoja Named PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Senior helped the No. 3 Pirates to remain unbeaten on season with two singles and three doubles wins last week

March 7, 2012
Armstrong Softball Ranked No. 8 In Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates slip two spots after going 4-2 in the last week of action

March 7, 2012
Filipovski Earns Second Straight PBC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Honor
Sophomore notched two singles and three doubles wins for the No. 4-ranked Pirates last week

March 6, 2012
R.J. Dennard Named PBC Baseball Freshman of the Week
Freshman designated hitter teed off on Georgia Southwestern with 10 hits in 14 at-bats for a .714 average

March 4, 2012
Armstrong Hosts Pirate Women's Golf Invitational Monday And Tuesday
Pirates host 15 other women's golf teams from around the nation at Savannah Quarters beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m.

February 29, 2012
Armstrong Softball Rises To No. 6 In NFCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates leap up six spots after a perfect week, ride a nine-game winning streak into this week's action

February 28, 2012
Chris Vanlandingham Named To All-PBC Men's Basketball Third Team
Pirates' leading scorer earns second straight All-Conference honor for Armstrong; first two-time All-PBC honoree since Bryan Taylor (2004-07)

February 28, 2012
Shelby Duff Named PBC Softball Player of the Week
Junior outfielder/pitcher picked up two game-winning hits in the Pirates' 6-0 week, hit .500

February 28, 2012
Mauri Wells Earns Third Team All-PBC Women's Basketball Honors
Sophomore forward is Armstrong's first All-Conference honoree in women's hoops since 2008-09; led the PBC in rebounding this season

February 28, 2012
Aleksandra Filipovski Named PBC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Sophomore went unbeaten in singles and doubles during the No. 3-ranked Pirates' three wins on the week.

February 26, 2012
Armstrong Hosts Pirate Men's Golf Invitational
14 schools from around the Southeast will compete in three rounds of action on Monday and Tuesday at Savannah Quarters Country Club

February 23, 2012
Briana McFarland Named To PBC Women's Basketball All-Academic Team
Junior guard carries a 3.65 GPA in radiologic sciences and is averaging 4.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game this season

February 23, 2012
Jenna Birch Named PBC Women's Golfer of the Week
Sophomore earns the weekly honor after capturing the Newberry College Invitational title in just her second collegiate start

February 22, 2012
Armstrong Softball Moves To No. 12 In NFCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates leap up nine spots in the first regular season coaches' poll, released Wednesday

February 21, 2012
Zach Taylor Named PBC Baseball Player of the Week
Junior outfielder had three hits in all three games of Armstrong's series win over Southern Indiana; second straight PBC Baseball POTW from the Pirates

February 21, 2012
Georgi Rumenov Earns Second PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week Honor
Sophomore led the No. 3-ranked Pirates to a PBC-opening win over No. 13 Augusta State with wins in singles and doubles

February 21, 2012
Alexis Mercer Named PBC Softball Freshman of the Week
Freshman shortstop hit .615 for the Pirates as Armstrong went 3-1 at the Saint Leo Invitational over the weekend

February 20, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 2/20 - 2/26

February 20, 2012
Armstrong Baseball Moves Up Again In National Rankings
Pirates crack the Top 20 in a pair of Division II national rankings released on Monday

February 17, 2012
Armstrong Participates In "Week-Of-Wishes"
From Feb. 20-25, Armstrong's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will sell paper stars and baked goods to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundaton

February 16, 2012
Matt Motes Named PBC Men's Golfer of the Week
Senior led the Pirates with a sixth-place finish at the Matlock Collegiate Classic in Florida this week with a two-under-par 214 total

February 14, 2012
Clayton Miller Named PBC Baseball Player of the Week
Sophomore catcher/DH hit .583 with nine RBIs in Armstrong's sweep of Concord over the weekend

February 14, 2012
Eudaldo Bonet Named PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Senior wins decisive doubles match, picks up straight-set singles win in Armstrong's 7-0 blanking of DI North Florida on Sunday

February 14, 2012
April Jowers Named PBC Softball Player of the Week
Reigning PBC Player of the Year hit .600 for the No. 21-ranked Pirates, who opened up the 2012 season with an 8-1 record

February 13, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 2/13 - 2/19

February 13, 2012
Armstrong Baseball Edges Up In National Rankings
Pirates now ranked No. 21 in Collegiate Baseball DII rankings and No. 23 in the Collegiate Baseball Lineup DII poll

February 9, 2012
Relive The 35th Anniversary Of Armstrong Women's Athletics !
More than 200 people joined Armstrong in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Armstrong Women's Athletics on Friday, Feb. 3. Read about the celebration and view picture links inside !

February 9, 2012
Bader, Taylor Earn National Mentions For Pirate Baseball
Bader named Top 10 DII prospect by Baseball America while Bader and Taylor named to CollegeBaseballLineup.com's Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year watchlist

February 9, 2012
Kristen Sammarco Named PBC Women's Golfer of the Week
Sophomore captured first career tournament title at the Tusculum College Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C.

February 7, 2012
Georgi Rumenov Named PBC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Sophomore made a splash in his Armstrong debut, knocking off the No. 1-ranked player in the nation in singles play

February 6, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 2/6 - 2/12

February 6, 2012
Armstrong Baseball Moves Up In National Rankings
Pirates ascend three spots to No. 22 in Collegiate Baseball Top 30 Poll, one spot to No. 26 in Collegiate Baseball Lineup Top 30 Poll

February 2, 2012
Armstrong Announces 2012 Athletic Hall Of Fame Class
Six new inductees plus one service citation award winner will be inducted into the Armstrong Atlantic State University Athletic Hall of Fame on March 29

February 1, 2012
Armstrong Softball Ranked No. 21 In NFCA Top 25 Preseason Poll
Pirates ranked in the preseason for a second straight year; Armstrong one of two Peach Belt schools to appear in the rankings

January 31, 2012
Pirates Place Three On 2012 Preseason All-PBC Women's Tennis Team
Sophomores Barbora Krtickova and Aleksandra Filipovski, along with senior Kathleen Henry, comprise half of the league's preseason squad

January 30, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 1/30 - 2/5

January 30, 2012
Three Pirates Earn Preseason All-PBC Men's Tennis Honors
Seniors Eudaldo Bonet and Mikk Irdoja, along with junior Matus Mydla, comprise half of the six-member preseason All-PBC squad

January 27, 2012
Pirates Picked Fifth In 2012 PBC Preseason Baseball Poll
Armstrong receives one second-place vote and 77 points overall in preseason vote of the league's coaches

January 26, 2012
Pirates Place Two Players On PBC Preseason Baseball Squad
Senior catcher John Roberts and senior designated hitter Drew Walker each earn spots on the preseason squad announced Thursday

January 26, 2012
Jeremy Horst Traded To Philadelphia Phillies
Former Armstrong lefthander dealt from Cincinnati in exchange for utility infielder Wilson Valdez; will have chance to compete for bullpen job in spring training

January 25, 2012
Pirates Picked Second In Preseason PBC Softball Poll
Armstrong receives three first-place votes and 88 points overall in preseason vote of the league's coaches

January 23, 2012
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 1/23 - 1/29

January 20, 2012
Armstrong Hosts 35th Anniversary Of Women's Athletics Feb. 3-4
Armstrong to celebrate the history of Pirate intercollegiate women's athletics, which began during the 1976-77 season, with a reception and honor during weekend competition

January 17, 2012
Pirates Earn Collegiate Baseball Preseason Honors
Two Armstrong players earn preseason All-America honors from the publication: catcher John Roberts and pitcher Scott Strickland

January 2, 2012
Armstrong Ranked No. 25 In Collegiate Baseball 2012 Preseason Poll
Pirates earn preseason mention in second poll leading up to the 2012 campaign

December 27, 2011
Pascutti Earns NSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
Junior forward named to the College Division second team, capping the Pirates' postseason awards for 2011

December 23, 2011
Armstrong Baseball Ranked No. 27 In Collegiate Baseball Lineup DII Poll
Pirates earn the preseason ranking; return top four hitters and top two pitchers from last season's 35-17 squad

December 22, 2011
Happy Holidays From The Armstrong Pirates !
Best wishes from the Armstrong athletic department for a safe and joyous holiday season !

December 13, 2011
Armstrong's Mauri Wells Leads Nation In Rebounding
Sophomore forward atop the rebounding rankings with the first release of the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball statistics

December 13, 2011
Kelli Bahr, Kristina Pascutti Earn Soccer All-America Honors
Senior defender Bahr named to the Daktronics/CoSIDA Second Team, while junior forward Pascutti is named to the NSCAA Second Team for the No. 3-ranked Pirates

December 12, 2011
Five Pirates Earn NSCAA All-Southeast Region Honors
No. 3-ranked Armstrong places three players on the first team of the coaches' association's annual All-Region squad

December 9, 2011
Armstrong 19th In DII Learfield Director's Cup Standings
Pirates among the Top 25 schools after a Final Four appearance for Women's Soccer and a Round of 32 appearance for Volleyball

December 7, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Finishes No. 3 In NSCAA Top 25 Poll
Pirates tie for highest-ever ranking after making their first trip to the NCAA Final Four in 2011 with an 18-3-3 record

December 6, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Finishes Season Ranked No. 25
Pirates end 2011 season nationally-ranked after a program-best 36-3 overall record; third year in which Armstrong has finished the season nationally-ranked

December 5, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 12/5 - 12/11

December 5, 2011
Eric Faulconer Earns NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year Honors
Head coach of the Pirates named region's best coach for the third consecutive season by the coaches' association

November 30, 2011
Bahr, Pascutti Earn Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Soccer Honors
Senior defender Kelli Bahr earns first-team honors, while junior forward Kristina Pascutti named to the second team

November 30, 2011
FINAL FOUR PRIMER: Bahr Returns Home To Pensacola
The Armstrong women's soccer team prepares for its NCAA Semifinal match on Thursday against the College of St. Rose. Read about Kelli Bahr's journey home to Pensacola, courtesy of NCAA.com, and also read the game notes for tomorrow's action !

November 28, 2011
Brittany Wolf Earns AVCA Third Team All-America Honors
Junior middle hitter becomes first Armstrong volleyball player to be named to an AVCA All-America team in history of program

November 23, 2011
Three Pirates Named AVCA All-Region; Condon Coach of the Year
Senior Brendyce Budd, junior Brittany Wolf and sophomore Jessica Santaniello earn All-Southeast Region honors; Condon earns first region Coach of the Year accolade

November 22, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 11/21 - 11/27

November 22, 2011
Four Pirates Earn PBC Volleyball All-Academic Team Honors
Seniors Brendyce Budd and Casey Howett named to the squad, along with junior Leia Pittman and sophomore Jessica Santaniello

November 21, 2011
Armstrong Sponsors 'Toys for Tots' Promotion
Armstrong athletics a drop-off point for the "Toys for Tots" program this year; bring an unwrapped toy and receive free admission to next two doubleheaders

November 21, 2011
Mauri Wells Named PBC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Sophomore records four double-doubles on the week and hits the game-winning shot on Friday over Young Harris as Armstrong began the season 4-0

November 17, 2011
No. 21 Pirates Open NCAA Southeast Regional Action On Friday
Armstrong is the No. 3 seed and takes on No. 6 seed Tusculum on Friday at Noon; read about the Pirates with regional notes inside

November 16, 2011
Armstrong Hosts NCAA DII Women's Soccer 3rd & 4th Round Matches
Pirates will host the South and Southeast Region finals on Friday, Nov. 18, and the 4th Round match on Sunday, Nov. 20, to determine who advances to the Final Four

November 16, 2011
Three Pirates Named To Daktronics All-Region Volleyball Squad
Senior rightside hitter Brendyce Budd and junior middle hitter Brittany Wolf earn first-team honors, sophomore outside hitter Jessica Santaniello named to the second team

November 15, 2011
Three Pirates Earn Daktronics All-Southeast Region Soccer Honors
Senior defender Kelli Bahr, junior forward Kristina Pascutti and junior midfielder Morgan Mitchell all named to the first team squad

November 14, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 11/14 - 11/20

November 13, 2011
No. 19 Pirates Earn Fourth Straight NCAA Championships Berth
Armstrong's 35-2 overall record good enough for a third seed and at-large berth; Pirates get Tusculum in the first round on Friday in Wingate, N.C.

November 12, 2011
Wolf, Condon Headline Pirate PBC Volleyball Awards
Junior middle hitter named PBC Player of the Year, Condon shares Coach of the Year as five players earn All-Conference honors, released Saturday

November 11, 2011
No. 25 North Georgia Downs Wingate, 3-1, In NCAA Regional
Saints now advance to face host Armstrong in the NCAA Women's Soccer second round on Sunday at 1 p.m.

November 9, 2011
Armstrong Men's Tennis Ranked No. 3 In ITA Fall Rankings
Five Pirates appear in the singles rankings, which were released on Wednesday

November 9, 2011
Four Pirates Named To PBC Soccer All-Academic Team
Senior Kelli Bahr, juniors Emily Cattanach and Kristina Pascutti, as well as sophomore Andye Dawson earn spots on the league's academic squad

November 9, 2011
Armstrong Women's Tennis Ranked No. 3 In ITA Fall Rankings
Six Pirates appear in the singles and doubles rankings, released today by the organization

November 8, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Moves To No. 7 In NSCAA Top 25 Poll
Buoyed by their PBC Tournament Title, the Pirates leap up 12 spots into the Top 10 for the first time since the 2011 preseason coaches' poll

November 7, 2011
Bahr, Pascutti Named To Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District III Soccer Squad
Senior defender and junior forward earn all-Academic accolades for a second straight season and qualify for possible Academic All-America honors

November 7, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Earns Top Seed In NCAA Southeast Regional
Pirates earn first-round bye, will host North Georgia and Wingate on Friday and face the winner on Sunday at the Armstrong Soccer Field

November 7, 2011
Armstrong Slips To No. 19 In AVCA DII Top 25 Coaches' Poll
Pirates fall four spots after their first loss of the season; Armstrong ranked for ninth straight week

November 4, 2011
Pascutti, Faulconer Headline Armstrong PBC Women's Soccer Award Winners
Junior forward Kristina Pascutti named one of three PBC Players of the Year, while Eric Faulconer earns his second straight PBC Coach of the Year honor

November 2, 2011
Armstrong Moves Back To No. 1 In NCAA Southeast Region Rankings
Pirates atop the final released regional ranking from the NCAA committee; selections will be announced on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

November 2, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Remains No. 1 In NCAA Southeast Region Rankings
Pirates top the region rankings for a second straight week after Wednesday's release from the NCAA region committee

November 1, 2011
Armstrong Men's Basketball Picked 10th In PBC Preseason Poll
Pirates receive 50 votes in the preseason poll of Peach Belt head coaches, released today

October 31, 2011
Jennifer Rushton Named Associate AD For Compliance & Student Services
Associate AD from Saginaw Valley State will join the Pirates in November and also be Armstrong's Senior Woman Administrator

October 31, 2011
This Week in Armstrong Athletics, 10/31 - 11/6

October 31, 2011
Top Seed Pirate Soccer Hosts PBC First Round Match Tuesday
Armstrong welcomes in eighth-seeded Georgia College for a 2:00 p.m. match at the Armstrong Soccer Field

October 31, 2011
Ashley Seal Named PBC Volleyball Specialist of the Week
Junior earns her second weekly honor this season for leading the No. 16-ranked Pirates to three wins in a record-breaking week for Armstrong

October 31, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Moves To No. 15 In AVCA Division II Top 25 Poll
Pirates move up one spot in the latest coaches' poll after three wins last week

October 28, 2011
Armstrong Women's Basketball Picked 10th In PBC Preseason Poll
Pirates return six players and welcome 11 newcomers for the 2011-12 season, which begins in two weeks !

October 26, 2011
Armstrong Basketball Featured At Media Luncheon And Meet The Pirates
Media joins Armstrong basketball coaches Matt Schmidt and Jeremy Luther at Carrabba's on Wednesday, then student body and community enjoys free food and fun at Meet The Pirates night !

October 26, 2011
Volleyball Ranked No. 1 In First NCAA Southeast Region Rankings
Armstrong tops the NCAA region committee's first rankings, released Wednesday

October 25, 2011
Armstrong Hosts "Meet The Pirates" Night Wednesday
Kick off the Armstrong basketball seasons with free food and contests as the Pirates get ready for a great 2011-12 season !

October 25, 2011
Mitchell, Mayville Earn PBC Weekly Soccer Honors
Junior Morgan Mitchell named PBC Women's Soccer Player of the Week while junior Meghan Mayville takes Goalkeeper of the Week honors on Tuesday

October 25, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Remains No. 18 In NSCAA Top 25 Poll
Pirates go 2-0-1 last week and hold firm in the latest coaches' Top 25 poll released Tuesday

October 24, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 10/24 - 10/30

October 24, 2011
Brittany Wolf Named PBC Volleyball Player of the Week
Junior middle hitter collected 2.85 kills and 1.20 blocks per set, hitting .475 in the No. 16-ranked Pirates' six wins on the week

October 24, 2011
Pirates Remain No. 16 In AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll
Armstrong gains more points but stays steady for a third straight week - Pirates now have most wins in DII with 28

October 20, 2011
Armstrong Pirates: Home Is Where The Streak Is
Four of Armstrong's teams currently sport their longest ever home winning streak, but each team has done so in a vastly different way.

October 19, 2011
Pirates Top First NCAA Southeast Region Women's Soccer Poll
Armstrong sits atop the Southeast Region rankings, released by the NCAA region committee on Wednesday

October 18, 2011
Kristina Pascutti Named PBC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Junior recorded her first career hat trick in the Pirates' 5-1 win over Flagler and has tallied at least one goal in four of her last five matches

October 18, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Moves To No. 18 In NSCAA Top 25 Poll
Pirates jump up four spots after a pair of wins on the week; third straight week that Armstrong appears in the coaches' poll

October 17, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 10/17 - 10/23

October 17, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Remains No. 16 In AVCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates stay at school-record No. 16 spot for a second straight week after two wins, including their first win over Florida Southern since 2003

October 16, 2011
Former Pirate Leon Boyd Leads Netherlands To World Cup Title
Netherlands become first European team in 73-year history of the IBAF World Cup to capture the title; Boyd did not give up a run in three appearances during the cup

October 12, 2011
Armstrong, Savannah State Announce Exhibition Contest
Pirates and Tigers to meet on November 3, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at Tiger Arena in first meeting between the two teams since 2011

October 11, 2011
Armstrong Hosts Alumni Cookout Oct. 22
Join Armstrong AD Lisa Sweany and the Pirates for a cookout honoring alumni on Saturday, Oct. 22, after the Pirates' soccer match against Georgia Southwestern

October 11, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Remains No. 22 In NSCAA Top 25 Poll
Pirates appear in the national rankings for the fourth time this season, sit at No. 22 after last week's win over UNC Pembroke

October 10, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 10/10 - 10/16

October 10, 2011
Leia Pittman Named PBC Volleyball Player of the Week
Junior middle hitter was dominant in the Pirates' four wins on the week, hitting .517 with 2.53 kills and 1.47 blocks per set

October 10, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Moves Up To No. 16 In AVCA DII Poll
Pirates climb one spot after four wins last week that improved Armstrong to 20-0 on the season

October 5, 2011
Softball Team Raises Money For Breast Cancer Research
Armstrong softball squad holds a car wash and sells hotdogs to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2011
Kelli Bahr Named PBC Women's Soccer Defender of the Week
Senior center back helped the No. 22 Pirates record a pair of shutouts, including a big 1-0 win at Columbus State on Friday

October 4, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Moves Back Into NSCAA Poll At No. 22
Pirates' 1-0 road win at then-No. 23 Columbus State helps push Armstrong back into the national rankings for the third time this season

October 3, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Moves To No. 17 In AVCA Division II Top 25
Pirates move up two spots after a pair of Peach Belt wins last week; big week looms with five matches in six days

September 28, 2011
Armstrong Men's Golf Moves To No. 18 In GCAA Top 25 Poll
Pirates move up one spot in the first regular season coaches' poll after two top four finishes in Armstrong's first two tournaments of 2011-12

September 27, 2011
Aleksandra Filipovski, Barbora Krtickova Capture ITA Southeast Region Doubles Title
Duo knock off teammates Kathleen Henry and Clara Perez; Armstrong sweeps the women's southeast region titles for a second striaght year

September 26, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 9/26 - 10/2

September 26, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Remains No. 19 In AVCA Top 25 Poll
Pirates gain six points in the weekly coaches' poll but stay put after two wins last week; Armstrong one of only six unbeaten teams left in Division II

September 25, 2011
Armstrong Announces Season-Long Promotions
Two season-long promotions, sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), begin this weekend at the Pirate South/Southeast Volleyball Challenge.

September 22, 2011
Kelly Pearce Named PBC Women's Golfer of the Week
Armstrong junior helped the Lady Pirates' to a third-place finish at the Mercer Eat-A-Peach Invitational, firing a school-record round of 70 on Monday

September 19, 2011
This Week In Armstrong Athletics, 9/19 - 9/25

September 19, 2011
Pirate Volleyball Moves To No. 19 In AVCA Division II Top 25 Poll
Armstrong achieves its highest-ever national ranking after stretching its unbeaten mark to 12-0 with four wins last week - two over ranked opponents

September 15, 2011
No. 23 Pirates Host South/Southeast Challenge On Friday And Saturday
Armstrong welcomes in five other schools - including two other nationally-ranked volleyball squads - for two days of action at Alumni Arena and the ARC.

September 13, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Returns To NSCAA Top 25 Poll At No. 24
Pirates' double-overtime win over Lander helps put Armstrong back into the Division II national rankings

September 12, 2011
Brendyce Budd Named PBC Volleyball Player of the Week
Senior rightside hitter earns the honor after collecting MVP accolades at the 2011 USC Aiken Pacer Invitational this weekend.

September 12, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Cracks AVCA Top 25 Poll At No. 23
Pirates return to the Division II coaches' poll for the first time since 2005; Armstrong one of 12 undefeated DII squads mentioned in the second regular season poll of 2011.

September 6, 2011
Ashley Seal Named PBC Volleyball Specialist of the Week
Junior setter averaged 11.13 assists per set in Armstrong's perfect 4-0 start at the 2011 Pirate Volleyball Classic over the weekend.

September 1, 2011
No. 11 Armstrong Soccer Opens 2011-12 Season Tomorrow
Pirates travel to Lakeland, Fla., to take on Lynn University at 11:00 a.m. - 2011-12 Season Preview inside !

September 1, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Opens Season Hosting 2011 Pirate Volleyball Classic
Pirates welcome in six other squads from the Southeast Region for two days of matches on Friday and Saturday; Armstrong season preview inside !

August 31, 2011
Armstrong Men's Golf Ranked No. 19 In Preseason GCAA Top 25
Pirates begin the season in the Top 20 after advancing to their 10th straight NCAA Regional in 2010-11.

August 26, 2011
Armstrong Volleyball Picked Second In PBC Preseason Poll
Pirates picked behind preseason favorite Flagler in the league's annual poll of the league's coaches for the upcoming 2011 season

August 25, 2011
Brittany Wolf Earns Preseason All-PBC Volleyball Honors
Junior middle hitter led the Peach Belt in blocks as a sophomore and earned 2010 All-PBC Tournament honors.

August 23, 2011
Alida Muller-Wehlau Named NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Finalist
Women's tennis standout becomes first student-athlete from Armstrong and the Peach Belt Conference to be a finalist for the NCAA's Woman of the Year award.

August 22, 2011
Pirates Earn Summer Baseball League Honors
Senior shortstop Alex Frederick earns All-Cal Ripken Baseball League honors, while incoming sophomore Ethan Bader named the Outstanding Relief Pitcher of the 2011 Florida League.

August 22, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Picked To Win 2011 Peach Belt Title
No. 11-ranked Pirates garner five first-place votes and 95 points total in a preseason poll of the league's coaches, released today.

August 19, 2011
Pirates Place Three On 2011 Preseason All-PBC Soccer Squad
Senior defender Kelli Bahr, junior forward Kristina Pascutti and junior midfielder Morgan Mitchell earn spots on the 11-person squad announced by league officials on Friday.

August 17, 2011
Pirates Debut Ustream Video With Exhibition Vs. The Citadel
Armstrong's new live webcasting partner also allows viewers to watch webcasts directly in Facebook on the Pirates' new facebook page !

August 14, 2011
Armstrong Hosts 2011 Pirate Pride Event
Pirate athletic department welcomes back its student-athletes for the upcoming 2011-12 season !

August 12, 2011
Chris Epperson In Contention On Nationwide Tour
Former Pirate All-American makes cut, just seven strokes off the lead at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo.

August 9, 2011
Armstrong Soccer Ranked No. 11 In Preseason NSCAA Poll
Pirates check in at the same spot they ended the 2010 season at in the coaches association's preseason 2011 rankings.

August 3, 2011
Michelle Manfredi Joins Armstrong Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Former Niagara standout will serve as head coach Matt Schmidt's assistant for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

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