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App Awards Jacket to First-Time Letter Winners
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 11/15/2016 (ET)
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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

Women’s Tennis

Rebecca Morse

Remi Andre

Heidi Swope

Devin Knors

Taylor Bygrave

Men’s and Women’s Golf

Joiana Elias

Kyle Austin

Jake Smith

Alex Burris


Natlie Orcutt

Ally Walters

Claire Eosso

Annaleise Kenndy

Jenny Dodd

Megan Walker

Maddy Bloom 


Jason Curtis

Robert Langdon

Matt Schaeffer

Tristan Helms

Seth Hardin

Colin Schmid

Will Herman

Beau Myers

Henry Davis

Matt Vernon

Bobby Hampton

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field

Andrew Spear

Jacob Sears 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field

Imani Chapman

Taylor Drummonds

Hannah Emer

Micah Hanks

Erin Jameson

Shea Wheeler

Kate Butler

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.

-App State-

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