Dear Pioneer Nation,

Welcome to the January 2018 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 $113,000 in gifts with five months remaining in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Our biggest facility project continues to be the Tusculum Field of Dreams Project.  We have been, and will continue, approaching student-athlete alumni, businesses, and friends of Tusculum Athletics for financial support of this endeavor.  Donors to this project will be recognized as members of our Pioneer Club.  For those of you interested in finding out more information on this 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 happy and healthy 2018 and Go Pioneers!


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Doug Jones                                                  Blake Cantrell

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





Future Pioneer Field - Field of Dreams Campaign


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 Tusculum Athletics Has Raised It's First $100,000 Dollars For The 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Thanks To You!


Tusculum to honor basketball greats with number retirement ceremony

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Two Tusculum basketball legends will be honored with the retirement of their jersey numbers announced Doug Jones, vice president of student success and athletics. TC greats Ralph Horne '57 and Susan Starnes Brown '97 will be honored this Saturday (Jan. 27) when the Pioneers host Catawba for a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Pioneer Arena.

Horne's No. 32 and Brown's No. 42 will be retired following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  The Tusculum duo will be honored in ceremonies during halftime of the women's contest which will tip off at 2 p.m.

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School-record 323 named to Tusculum Athletic Director's Honor Roll

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A school record 323 student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Tusculum Athletic Director's Fall Honor Roll announced Doug Jones, Vice President of Student Success and Athletics.    

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Pioneers picked seventh in SAC preseason poll, three earn All-Conference honors

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum softball team has been picked to finish seventh in the South Atlantic Conference preseason coaches poll, the league office announced Thursday.

The Pioneers placed three members on the SAC Preseason All-Conference second team: first baseman Emily Hester, shortstop Taylor Johnson and outfielder Sammie West. They helped the Pioneers finish 28-25 overall last season and 10-10 in conference play to finish tied for sixth place.

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Pioneers picked fourth in SAC Baseball Poll, Martin earns preseason All-Conference honors

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum baseball team has been picked to finished fourth in the South Atlantic Conference according to the SAC Coaches' Poll announced league officials Friday.

The Pioneers received 72 total points in a vote of the conference's 10 head baseball coaches.  TC head coach Doug Jones, who is entering his 21st season with the Pioneers, returns 16 lettermen from last year's squad that went 30-20 overall and finished fifth in the SAC standings.

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Tusculum announces 2018 baseball schedule

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum baseball team will face five teams who advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament with the release of its 2018 schedule.  The 50-game slate includes 30 home contests, while also facing a 27-game South Atlantic Conference schedule. (2018 Schedule)

Tusculum head coach Doug Jones, who is entering his 21st season in Greeneville, returns 16 lettermen from last year's 30-20 squad that finished fifth in the SAC standings.  Under Jones' tenure, the Pioneers have recorded 17 consecutive winning seasons, including 15 in a row with 30-plus wins.

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Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum basketball players Donovan Donaldson and Sydney Wilson have been named the Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for December.

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Pioneers climb two spots to fifth in D2SIDA Southeast Region poll

DURANGO, Colo. --- The Tusculum women's basketball team climbed two spots into a tie for fifth in the latest D2SIDA Southeast Region poll, through games of January 21.

The Pioneers improved their record to 13-4 overall and 8-3 in the South Atlantic Conference with wins last week over Anderson (74-51) and Queens (68-55). Tusculum is tied for fifth in the region poll with Lander (13-4), which split its two games last week.

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Tusculum to host "Pack the Arena" Night on Feb. 7

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum basketball teams will host its annual "Pack the Arena" Night, Wednesday, Feb. 7 when the Pioneers welcome Mars Hill for a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Pioneer Arena.  The women's game will tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m.

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Tusculum receiving votes in NIKE / US Lacrosse Preseason Poll

SPARKS, Md. --- The Tusculum men's lacrosse team is receiving votes in the 2018 NIKE / US Lacrosse NCAA Division II Preseason Poll.

Head coach Richard Carrington, who is entering his fifth season since starting the program, returns 21 lettermen from last year's 11-4 squad that finished runner-up in the South Atlantic Conference standings and advanced to the SAC Tournament semifinal for a second consecutive year.

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