Dear Pioneer Nation,

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

Last month, the athletic department coordinated the Homecoming Golf Tournament for the first time. In conjunction with the tournament, we also held a silent auction which featured items ranging from autographed sports memorabilia, jewelry, Under Armour gear, trips and unique experiences which generated additional funds for the Pioneer Club.

We are excited to report that 17 foursomes (68 Golfers) participated and the event netted over $15,000! 

The Pioneer Club campaign has generated over $65,000 in gifts in less than five months into the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 

These success stories are because of 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 Thanksgiving holiday and Go Pioneers!


Doug Jones                                                      Blake Cantrell

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










Addition of Beach Volleyball to Tusculum Athletics

The Tusculum athletic program will welcome its 21st intercollegiate sport in 2018-19 with the addition of women's beach volleyball announced vice president of student success and athletics Doug Jones.                                     

Tusculum women's beach volleyball will begin competition in spring 2019 with an anticipated roster size of 14 student-athletes.  The Pioneers will compete as a NCAA independent member and will join fellow Tennessee schools Carson-Newman and Lincoln Memorial who sponsor the sport.

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Jones appointed Vice President of Student Success and Athletics

Jones appointed Vice President of Student Success and Athletics


Dr. James Hurley, president of Tusculum College, has appointed Doug Jones as vice president of student success and athletics. Jones has served as Tusculum's athletic director since February 2016. Jones will continue in the role as Tusculum's head baseball coach, a position he has held since 1998.

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Three Pioneers named Academic All-District® by CoSIDA

Three Pioneers named Academic All-District® by CoSIDA

Three members of the Tusculum women's soccer team have been selected to the NCAA Division II Academic All-District 3 Women's Soccer team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Two-time Academic All-America® senior defender Carlie Thornber is joined by senior midfielder Cheyenne Upton and junior midfielder Katja Andersson on the team, which is selected from nominees representing all colleges and universities in the South Atlantic Conference, Conference Carolinas and Peach Belt Conference. Thornber, Upton and Andersson will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, with first, second and third-team honorees to be announced in December.

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Applebee’s Student Athletes of the Month

L’Keith Brown and Katarina Majorova Named October Student-Athletes of the Month.

The Tusculum Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville.  The Applebee’s Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2017-2018 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.



Beverly Roberts Receives the Tusculum Alumni Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award was established by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association in 1962 and is presented each year to an outstanding alumnus or alumna, in recognition of outstanding or meritorious achievement in his or her chosen field; for distinguished service to church, community, country and humanity; and for continuing and loyal service to Tusculum College.

This year’s recipient, Beverly Roberts is a 1990 graduate of Tusculum College. When the University of Connecticut defeated Syracuse University, on Tuesday, April 5, during the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship game, a Tusculum College alumna was right in the middle of the action. Roberts was selected to serve as one of the game officials at this year’s Women’s Final Four, held in Indianapolis. Roberts was one of the three referees working the national title game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, shown on ESPN. Serving as referee in big games is not new for the Kingsport native.

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