BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University Athletics Department awarded letter jackets to its first time letter winners from 2016 spring sports on Thursday night at the bi-annual letter jacket ceremony sponsored by the Former Athletes Association.
Director of Athletics Doug Gillin kicked the ceremony off with opening remarks congratulating the letter winners on the honor and then handed the stage over to Perry Hudspeth, President of the Former Athlete Association. Hudspeth talked to the students-athletes about the importance of being a letter winner and staying involved at Appalachian after graduation.
Former student-athletes Megan Roberson (Women’s Soccer) and Peter Ovendorf (Men’s Track & Field) also addressed the letter winners and shared their student-athlete experiences and provided advice on navigating life after athletics.
Student-athletes, coaches, and administration joined student athletes of Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Softball, Baseball, and Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and field in the recognition of their first Block A letter.
2016 Spring Sport Letter Winners
Men’s and Women’s Golf
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
The Former Athletes Association was formed in 1975 and continues to this day to support student-athletes at Appalachian State. The inaugural Letter Jacket Ceremony was held this past Spring along with a Senior Dinner, both of which were sponsored by the Former Athletes Association. In addition to these events, the Former Athletes Association also hosts the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. For a former Appalachian State student-athlete to qualify as a member of the Former Athletes Association, they must belong to the Yosef Club at the $100 membership level or above.