• Caudle joins Tech staff as sports information coordinator
    August 15, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Jonathan Caudle joined the Tennessee Tech University Athletics Department as sports information coordinator, Sports Information Director Mike Lehman announced on Thursday.
  • Nineteen Golden Eagle student-athletes earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor for 2018-19
    August 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced that 268 student-athletes have earned the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • 2018-19 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll honors 98 Golden Eagle student-athletes
    August 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was yet another fantastic season for the Tennessee Tech student-athletes in the classroom and it was reflected with 98 named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2018-19 academic year. 
  • 2019 President's Awards honor 13 Golden Eagle student-athletes
    July 26, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Thirteen student-athletes have been chosen as the outstanding representative of their teams at Tennessee Tech University and are the winners of the 26th annual President's Awards, presented by the TTU Athletics Department. Ten of the 13 are first-time winners, two have captured the honor twice, and one more has claimed the accolade a whopping four times.
  • Former Tech head coach Wayne Angel named Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Northern Colorado
    July 03, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Achieving unprecedented success is no easy task in the professional world – let alone the world of a collegiate head coach – but over the course of his tenure as the leader of the track and field and cross country programs at Tennessee Tech, that is exactly what Wayne Angel did.
  • A shot at history: Allison prepares to drive Tech Athletics car at FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
    June 27, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the cars lined along the top of the hill, Molly Allison looks ahead, ready to aim her craft toward the finish line. A couple of years ago, she thought she was done with the races, but a chance opportunity got her back into it. As the race starts, she tries her hardest to steer the careening car in the best line, hoping to achieve victory. Allison did earlier in June, winning the Cookeville Soap Box Derby’s Masters division. Now, she sets her sights on a national championship in July at the 82nd annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio, on July 20.
  • Tech Sports Information, Corhern honored by Tennessee Sports Writers Association
    June 25, 2019
    LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech swept the Sports Information division of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s annual writing contest as the organization announced its awards on Tuesday afternoon. Tech Sports Information Coordinator Thomas Corhern took first place in both the Best Feature Writer and Best Event Writer categories, beating out sports information writers across the state. The entries, to be eligible, had to have been written between January 1 and December 31 in the 2018 calendar year. Three stories had to be submitted for each category.
  • Allison wins division in Cookeville Soap Box Derby, advances to nationals
    June 17, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech purple and gold was victorious in another way as Molly Allison propelled the Tech Athletics-sponsored car to victory in the Master's Division at the recent Cookeville Soap Box Derby. Now, Allison and the Tech Athletics car will get an opportunity to represent Cookeville and the University on the national stage. Allison, an incoming Tech freshman, will drive the car again in July as she heads to Akron, Ohio, for the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships, held from July 14-20. The championships, held on July 20, will be streamed online. 
  • Former Tech student-athlete Anna Cooper passes away after cancer fight
    June 17, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech cross country and track and field student-athlete Anna Cooper passed away on Monday following her battle against a rare form of cancer. She was 23. Cooper graduated from Tech in May 2018, wrapping up a four-year career on the Golden Eagles’ cross country and track and field teams. She was a member of Tech’s first Ohio Valley Conference women’s indoor and outdoor track and field championship teams. Cooper also set a personal-best time in the 800-meter run in the OVC Outdoor Championships in Tucker Stadium in 2018.
  • Spring 2019 Athletic Director's Honor Roll includes 198 student-athletes
    June 13, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the 2018-19 academic year came to a close, the Tennessee Tech student-athletes put together another solid semester in the classroom. In all, 198 student-athletes made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for Spring 2019. “The continuing effort that our student-athletes put forth in the classroom is amazing,” said Mark Wilson, Tech Director of Athletics. “Just like their fight on the fields or court, our student-athletes are relentless in their search for academic achievement. They put countless hours in an already crowded schedule, and to see so many continue to achieve is a testament to their commitment to our ideals.”
  • Maxwells win championship flight of Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser
    June 09, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The team of Gary and Lee Maxwell went wire-to-wire to win the 2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser, closing the final round out on a rainy Sunday afternoon with a 10-under to finish at 40-under for the weekend. The Maxwells went 16-under on day one at Golden Eagle Golf Club, then shot 14-under at White Plains Golf Course on Saturday to take a 30-under advantage through the first two runs.
  • Sunday tee times, championship flight announced for 2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser
    June 08, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - With two days in the books, the 2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser heads into the final day with the championship on the line.
  • Hairbangers Ball to highlight concert at Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble, tickets available
    June 03, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It's finally here! Tennessee Tech hosts the annual Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser, beginning this Friday, June 7.
  • Corhern honored by CoSIDA with Fred Stabley, Sr. district writing award
    May 31, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The role of the sports information office has become more diverse over the years as new technologies and methods for disseminating information emerge. The goal has always been the same – find the best way to get the information out to as wide of an audience as possible and tell the story of the University and its student-athletes. And while social media and video have become valuable tools in spreading the message, writing is still one of the most essential tools of the trade. With that in mind, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) honor some of the top writers in the field each year with the Fred Stabley, Sr. Writing Contest.
  • Tech Athletics surpasses 3.0 GPA for 21st consecutive semester
    May 29, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The mission for Tennessee Tech Athletics is to see its student-athletes leave with a diploma in one hand and a championship ring on the other. In the classroom, the student-athletes are certainly earning their high marks. For the 21st consecutive semester, the Tennessee Tech student-athletes have posted a composite grade point average higher than 3.0, clocking in at 3.117 for the Spring 2019 semester. “We have high expectations for our student-athletes at Tennessee Tech,” said director of athletics Mark Wilson. “As active members of our campus community, our student-athletes should be a shining example not just on the playing fields and courts, but also in the classroom. Our expectations will never waver as we will continue to seek the best and brightest and help shape the men and women who will ultimately shape our future.”
  • Each Tech athletic team above NCAA APR benchmark for 10th consecutive year
    May 07, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – All 14 of Tennessee Tech's athletic teams have done it again, comfortably exceeding the national APR standard for the 10th consecutive year. The APR standard is a benchmark to determine how an athletics program is meeting the mission of educating its student-athletes.
  • Tech Athletics graduates 63 during 2019 Spring Commencement exercises
    May 04, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When all was said and done on Saturday following Tennessee Tech’s 2019 Spring Commencement, 63 student-athletes who proudly wore the Purple and Gold to represent the University on the playing courts or fields earn their degrees. One of the largest graduating classes from Tech Athletics in recent years, the group saw plenty of highlights in competition, many earning championship rings through the course of their careers, as well as conference honors and academic recognition.
  • Two Tech programs recognized by NCAA with APR Public Recognition Awards
    May 01, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's and women’s golf teams are among those receiving Public Recognition Awards Wednesday from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for top academic performance. The awards are presented to teams scoring in the Top 10 percent nationally in the Multi-Year Academic Progress Rate (APR), which is part of the NCAA's academic reform program.
  • Tech introduces Monika and Henry Bowman Women's Basketball Scholarship Endowment
    May 01, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Monika and Henry Bowman (pictured with Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Rosamond and Executive Director of Planned Giving Tiff Rector) have been avid fans, season ticket holders and annual donors for many years. Recently they established the Monika and Henry Bowman Women’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment to further support the program and its players. A member of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center staff for more than 35 years, Monika graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville before earning her master’s degree from Tennessee Tech.  After completing his undergraduate degree at Austin Peay University, and his master’s at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Henry spent more than 40 years with the Upper Cumberland Development District.  Monika and Henry believe that Tennessee Tech enhances the benefits of living in Cookeville in many ways and hope the scholarships they are endowing will help promote educational opportunities for students in the future.
  • Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble field over half full
    April 16, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Golfers, fans and supporters of Tennessee Tech Athletics are highly encouraged to register now for the Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser, as the field has already surpassed the half-way full mark with just over a month-and-a-half remaining to sign up.
  • Sanga, Strohschein named Athletes of the Year, Poplar and Jeziorowski named Man and Woman of the Year at 2019 Golden Wings Awards
    April 12, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year, Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center served as the host site of the Athletics Department’s annual Golden Wings Awards Thursday evening, celebrating the achievements of Golden Eagle student-athletes and coaches from the past year.
  • 2019 Golden Wings Awards to be held Thursday
    April 09, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Honoring the top performances of the year in Tennessee Tech Athletics, the 2019 Golden Wings Awards will be held this Thursday at the Hooper Eblen Center. Tickets for non-student-athletes are $20 at the Eblen Center ticket office or by calling (931) 372-3940. The 2019 edition of the awards show – its fourth -- will be streamed live via YouTube.
  • Deadline for submitting Hall of Fame nominations set for Sunday, June 30
    April 05, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Just under three weeks remain before the deadline for fans, alumni, friends and supporters to submit names as nominees for the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. The deadline each year is June 30. To be considered for 2019 induction, nominations must be submitted by Sunday, June 30.
  • Registration for Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser now open
    March 13, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Registration for the 2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser has officially opened, enabling golfers to make reservations for Tennessee Tech’s golf fundraiser, which returns to the three-day format this year from June 7 to June 9 at Golden Eagle Golf Club and White Plains Golf Club.
  • WCTE’s Becky Magura empowers female student-athletes at Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Leaders for Life event
    March 12, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Lifelong learning, service to others and authenticity were three of the major themes shared by WCTE President and CEO Becky Magura, who spoke to Tennessee Tech’s female student-athletes at Monday night’s Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Leaders for Life program. Magura has years of experience in television production as an on-air host, producer, and videographer, and became WCTE's fourth general manager in 2006. She has led the station team through the digital transition in transmission and production, as well as secured WCTE's downtown studio and offices. She also recently served as the Past Chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association's (NETA) Executive Board and is currently serving on the America's Public Television Stations Board of Trustees and the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Board. She received the Cumberland Business Journal's Ovation Award for Community Service.
  • Tech tailgate to appear at OVC Championships, game tickets still available through TTU ticket office
    March 05, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech fans traveling up to the Ford Center this week for the 2018-19 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championships will have the opportunity to enjoy a tailgate atmosphere prior to the games.
  • President and CEO of WCTE, Becky Magura, to speak at Leaders for Life program March 11
    February 28, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With 35 years of experience in production, educational outreach and management at public television station WCTE, Becky Magura will be the featured guest speaker Monday, Mar. 11 at Tennessee Tech for a presentation on women in leadership.
  • Mark and Mindy Odom to receive 2018 Tech Athletics Outstanding Alumni Award on Saturday
    February 15, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For Mark and Mindy Odom, basketball is a way of life. So is supporting Tennessee Tech Athletics. Visible figures at so many Tech athletic events, the Odoms have devoted so much time, energy and resources to help the Golden Eagles soar to newer heights. And it comes as no surprise they were selected as the recipients of the 2019 Tennessee Tech Athletics Outstanding Alumni Award, because their efforts have gone a long, long way.
  • 220 recognized on Tech's Fall 2018 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
    January 31, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech student-athletes kept their impressive trend of success in the classroom rolling in the right direction in the Fall 2018 semester, boasting 220 members of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
  • Jasitt to receive OVC's Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service
    January 23, 2019
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. –Dr. Lance Jasitt of Tennessee Tech University has been named one of two recipients of the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service. The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g. academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.), with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes' academic success, learning and development as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution's athletics program.
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