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Bobcat Update - From the Desk of Jim Schaus

May 4, 2017

Bobcat Nation,

I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of the great things going on in and around our department. First, let me take the time to thank our student-athletes, coaches and fans for a terrific spring semester.  It is indeed a great time to be a Bobcat!

The update starts in the classroom where our student-athletes are excelling.  The department-wide term GPA for fall 2016 semester was 3.113 with 12 of our 16 teams earning a 3.100 GPA or higher for the term.  We had 298 student-athletes make the AD Honor Roll with 171 of those individuals earning a 3.500 GPA or higher.  Great job Bobcats! 

In some facility news, the construction on the new Sook Academic Center is set for later this summer/fall with a planned completion date of summer 2018.  The dream will soon become a reality!  Thanks to all the donors who made this happen for our student-athletes! Link

Speaking of Peden, fans, players and coaches will all enjoy a new video board come September.  The state of the art technology will be installed in time to for our opening game on September 2nd against Hampton and be in place for a great home schedule that includes Kansas and Miami right here in Athens.  

Another great addition is the new set of bleachers at the Ohio Softball Field.  The new seats have been a perfect addition to the venue and make for an even better home field advantage. Link

And let's not forget the new Bobcats van for men's and women's golf!  They are traveling in style and playing great on course as well. Link

Our students, coaches and fans are all excited about our new Official Outfitter, adidasThey are a premier brand that has stood for excellence in the sports world for nearly 100 years and now they join the Bobcat Nation. This new agreement will provide an increased amount of apparel for our teams and brings a new brand of Bobcat gear to fans around the world. Link

This spring saw the retirement of President Roderick McDavis (thank you for the amazing work you did for Ohio University!) and the naming of new President Duane Nellis, who will be starting in July. We all look forward to welcoming him and his wife Ruthie to Athens! Link 

Spring brings with it baseball, softball, golf and track & field.  We are proud of all our teams and their accomplishments.  You can find all the highlights by visiting their OhioBobcats.com home pages right here...

Baseball
Softball
Men's Golf
Women's Golf
Track & Field

As we finish another successful season for Ohio Bobcat Athletics, let me take the opportunity to say "Thank You!" again for the tremendous support of our fans, donors and ticket holders.  Success is always a team effort.  Thanks for being a valuable part of our team!