Dear Pioneer Nation,

Welcome to the December issue of #PIONEERUPDATE, the monthly newsletter of the Tusculum Pioneer Club.  #PIONEERUPDATE is provided exclusively to Pioneer Club members prior to being posted on our social media platforms, giving you a first look at what’s happening in Tusculum Athletics.  

The Pioneer Club campaign has generated over $71,000 in gifts in less than six months into the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

For those of you interested in finding out more information on our Tusculum Field of Dreams project, please contact bcantrell@tusculum.edu or 423-636-7331.

Our success is directly linked to our loyal Pioneer Club members and the great supporters of Tusculum and Pioneer Athletics.  With your generous financial commitments, we are able to provide our student-athletes with a first-class experience. 

We wish each of you a Merry Christmas and Go Pioneers!


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Doug Jones                                                  Blake Cantrell

V.P. - Student Success & Athletics             Director of Athletic Development





 Video - Women's Soccer player, Ellie Tomassoni, recaps her trip to the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. 





Video - Athletics Christms Greetings



Future Pioneer Field - Field of Dreams Campaign


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Pioneers make program debut at JDL College Kick-off Classic

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- The Tusculum men's and women's indoor track and field teams made history Saturday when they competed at the JDL College Kick-off Classic at the JDL Fast Track.

A total of 14 male and 14 female athletes represented the Pioneers in the meet, which featured teams from nearly two dozen Division I and II colleges and universities.

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Five Pioneers to play in National Bowl All-Star Game

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- Five Tusculum football student-athletes have been selected to play in the 2017 National Bowl this Sunday (Dec. 10) at the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. Five members of the TC coaching staff will serve as coaches during the all-star game.                            

The National Bowl is an annual post-season college football all-star game consisting of top players from Non-Division I schools. Celebrating its eighth year, the National Bowl showcases All-American and All Conference seniors from around the nation that travel to the game from over 30 states representing over 400+ NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA schools.

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Cantrell garners D2CCA All-Region football honors

PEMBROKE, N.C. --- Tusculum punter Hunter Cantrell has been named to the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioners Association's All-Super Region 2 second team announced officials on Friday.            

Cantrell, a senior from Sparta, Tennessee finished the season with a 41.64 punting average, which was second in the South Atlantic Conference and 14th-best in the country. His average this year was also the fifth highest in a TC single-season. Of his 56 punts, 26 were pinned inside the 20-yard line, the most of any punter in the conference. He recorded a six punts over 50 yards, including a season-long 56-yarder at Limestone.

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Applebee’s Student Athletes of the Month

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum basketball players Zach Hartle and Kasey Johnson have been named the Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for November.

Hartle, a junior forward from King, North Carolina, averaged 10.9 points per game during month, including 17.7 ppg in his last three contests.  He averaged three 3-pointers made per game for November and shot 21-of-33 from beyond the arc for 63.6 percent, which was the second best average in NCAA Division II during the month. 

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Thornber named second-team All-Region

AUSTIN, Texas --- For a third consecutive year, Tusculum's Carlie Thornber has been named to the NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Team as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Thornber garners Academic All-America® first team honors for a second straight season and becomes the first three-time selection in the history of Tusculum women's soccer.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Pioneer Nation! 



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