March 6, 2013
It is spring break on FAU's campus. That means fun in the sun, no books and living like a college student right? Not for FAU student athletes. It is a time to shine. I have just three hours left to meet myself imposed deadline of a Wednesday blog and I have perfectly good reasons for pushing that deadline.
Reason 1: I spent a good part of the day getting men's basketball ready to head to the post-season tournament and it was a pleasure putting together a cover with photos of Stefan Moody and Greg Gantt who earned all-conference honors
Reason 2: Women's basketball also is heading out early tomorrow for the SBC tournament, the last FAU SBC women's basketball tournament before heading to Conference USA in 2013-14. Chenise Miller earned All-SBC honors for the Owls.
Reason 3&4: I received a phone message earlier today from two excited coaches and we have been gathering info and putting together two releases. One release is for senior Eszter Bucz, who made NCAA cuts and will travel to the NCAA National Meet. Way to go Eszter. She has been a standout for four years and making cuts in the conference meet is a great way to finish her career, although it is a long way from over. Jena, and intern in our office who covers both golf and swimming and who is with her graduate class in South Carolina working at a conference basketball tournament, and I also have been working on a release for freshman Richard Donagan, who captured a three-day golf tournament today and was named SBC Male Golfer of the Month.
Reason 5: I would have been done much sooner if I had not been following the FAU softball team pick up a victory in the Sun Belt Conference season opener, tonight 3-0 versus ULM. The softball team will play host in a seven-team tournament beginning on Thursday. They will also complete the three-game SBC series Thursday at 5 & 7 p.m. versus ULM.
Reason 6:I'm dog tired after trying to follow baseball's double header victories at FAMU Tuesday, which didn't end until well after my bed time. Baseball, which won both and was 3-for-5 on its road swing, will host a three-game series this weekend versus Toledo.
Now that I have completed my exciting day of FAU news, it's time to gear up for the weekend events. Follow your favorite team at www.fausports.com or better yet, come out to the games. It is spring break, the weather is great, the food is great and having you there would be great.