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kinner
earns
freshman
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year
honors
Marc Skinner’s first year on
the mound for the Trojans was a
productive one.
Skinner, a freshman from
Phenix City, led the Trojans
pitching staff with six wins and five
saves on the season while posting
a 1.52 Earned Run Average. He
struck out 70 in 65 innings of
work, and his 31 appearances were
the sixth most in a season by a
TROY pitcher.
His performance was enough
to earn him Sun Belt Conference
Freshman of the Year and second
team All-Sun Belt honors. The
recognition didn’t stop there.
Skinner was named to the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association and Louisville Slugger
Freshman All-American teams.
S
ix
home
games
highl ight
2014
football
slate
The Trojans will host six home games during the 2014
football season, starting with Atlantic Coast Conference
runner-up Duke on Sept. 6.
Season tickets for TROY’s six home games are available
for purchase online, via the phone or in person. Season
ticket prices start as low as $60 for general admission seats
and $115 for reserved seats. Some seat locations include a
tax-deductible Trojan Seat License that also enrolls the seat
holder in the Trojan Warrior Fund.
Fans can either purchase season tickets online at
TroyTrojans.com, by calling 1-877-878-WINS (9467) or in
person in the Tine Davis Fieldhouse.
2014 Schedule
Aug. 30 at UAB (Fox College Sports), 11 a.m.
Sept. 6 Duke (ESPN 3), 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 Abilene Christian (ESPN 3), 6 p.m.
Sept. 20 at Georgia (SEC Network), 11 a.m.
Sept. 27 at ULM (ESPN 3), 6 p.m.
Oct. 11 New Mexico State (ESPN 3), 2 p.m.
Homecoming
Oct. 18 Appalachian State (ESPN 3), 2 p.m.
Oct. 24 at South Alabama (ESPNU), TBA
Oct. 30 at Georgia Southern (ESPNU), TBA
Nov. 8 Georgia State (ESPN 3), 2 p.m.
Nov. 15 at Idaho (ESPN 3), 4 p.m.
Nov. 29 Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN 3), 6:30 p.m.
TROJAN FOOTBALL
WARR I OR SP I R I T I N ACT I ON.
Tyler R., Student
Defensive End. #44. Business.
A pair of Troy University student-athletes earned top
awards at the Sun Belt Conference Honors Banquet in
May. Volleyball’s Courtney Cohen was named the Female
Postgraduate Scholar Athlete of the Year, while women’s
golfer Langley Vannoy was named to the Sun Belt Conference
Leadership Team.
Cohen, who graduated in May with a degree in biomedical
sciences, received a check for $4,500 that will go towards
her future education. Cohen, a native of Woodstock, Ga., is
enrolling in the Mercer University Physician Assistant Program.
A Capital One Academic All-American in 2013, Cohen
graduated with a 3.96 cumulative GPA and summa cum laude
honors. She was a three-time member of the Capital One
Academic All-District first team in addition to being named the
first academic All-American in TROY volleyball history.
A four-year starting libero, Cohen recorded 2,077 career
digs and a 4.38 digs/set average, both TROY all-time records.
Cohen is one of just six players in Sun Belt history to record
2,000 career digs and won Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week
honors four times in her career, tying the TROY record for weekly
conference awards.
Vannoy, a rising senior from Pensacola, Fla., helped lead the
Troy women’s golf team to Sun Belt Conference Championship
and a berth in the NCAA East Regional this spring. TROY’s
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President for the 2014-15
academic year, Vannoy is also a standout in the classroom as she
carries a 3.8 grade-point-average in health education.
A three-time WGCA All-America Scholar Golf Team honoree,
Vannoy ranks third all-time in TROY history with a 77.50 career
stroke average. She is tied for the second-lowest round in school
history after carding a 69 at the Fred Marx Invitational in the fall.
Each Sun Belt institution nominates a student-athlete for the
Sun Belt Conference Leadership Team. The award is given to a
letter-winning student-athlete, based on leadership, sportsmanship,
community service, citizenship, academic excellence and any other
qualities valued by the institution.
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