WEEKLY* NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
• Lady Buccaneer shortstop Jenny Bernard (Biology '06) was named first team Academic All-District and second team Academic All-American ESPN Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To qualify for the honor, a player must have a cumulative 3.20 grade point average and be a starter in their particular sport. Bernard's name will now appear on the national ballot for All-American possibilities.
• Dr. Frank Buscher (Former Dean, School of Arts) finished the Memphis in May Triathlon (.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) in 2:25:12.
• Lady Buccaneer pitcher Nikki Dunn ('09) has been named the Gulf South Conference West Division Freshman of the Year as voted on by the coaches of the league. Dunn helped the Lady Bucs set school records for wins in a season, as well as conference wins this year. She finished the season with a 13-16 record and 242 strikeouts, earning a first team All-GSC West nod. Dunn led the GSC in strikeouts and strikeouts per game.
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) gave a lecture on stem cell research to about 35 students and 5-6 faculty at Germantown High School on May 10. She also gave lectures on ocular blood flow and outer retinal function to the first year students at the Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Fitzgerald also gave a lecture on biotechnology to a group of middle school and high school students at Central High who are participating in a program for schools on the Tennessee "target" list.
• Buccaneer shortstop Mark Foster ('08) was named to the first team All-GSC West as voted on by the coaches of the league. Foster is the youngest Buc to earn first team honors. He finished the season with a .375 batting average, leading the team in runs scored with 54 and finishing second in hits with 72.
• Buccaneer third baseman John Raymond Hehn (Business '06) was named a second-team Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-American. Hehn adds this award to a list that includes Gulf South Conference Co-Player of the Year, first team All-GSC, first team All-South Central Region, first team CoSIDA Academic All-District, and third team Academic All-American. He finished up one of the best offensive seasons ever at CBU. He set six different season records this year including batting average (.482), doubles (19), RBIs (64), total bases (137), slugging (.835) and on-base percentage (.563). Hehn's 13 home runs tied him for seventh in a season and his 79 hits were third best all-time.
• Ten CBU Electrical and Computer Engineering Students presented posters at this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon 2006 conference and received the three highest awards: Chris Ramberg ('06) took First Place for "Autonomous Robotics," Jennifer Foley ('06) won Second Place for "A FEMLAB Tutorial," and Phuc Linh Nguyen ('06) took Third Place for "Electrical System Design For Amazon.com."
• Faculty members from the CBU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering were also actively involved in this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon 2006 conference. Dr. Eric Welch (Dean of Engineering) served as Student Paper Chair, Dr. Robert Drake served as Tutorial and Workshop Chair, Dr. Fred Terry presented a workshop on "Ethics in Engineering Problem Solving," and John Ventura served as both Student Activities Chair and Technical/Proceeding Programs Co-Chair.
• The CBU Athletic Department led the Gulf South Conference with 41 student-athletes named to the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll. The GSC Academic Honor Roll consists of those student-athletes who have earned a 3.00 GPA in the spring semester. The baseball team led all spring sports with 20 student-athletes included. For the complete list of CBU Honor Roll students, click here.
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