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GSU roundup: Osorio lands spot in Davis Cup

Georgia Southern men's tennis sophomore Marco Osorio will represent Honduras in the group stage of the 2012 Davis Cup. The matches will be played June 18-23 on the Island of Tobago in Trinidad & Tobago.
    Osorio, a native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, posted a 7-4 singles record this season, including a 5-4 mark in Southern Conference play. He enters his first Davis Cup on a five-match winning streak.
    The Davis Cup is the premiere international team event in men's tennis.

GSU ticket renewal deadline is today
    All Georgia Southern football season tickets that are not renewed by today will go on sale to the general public.
    Season ticket renewals can be done online at or by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS (478-9467).

GSU's Beene tabbed for Rio Grande HOF
    Former Georgia Southern tennis coach and current Senior Woman Administrator Cathy Beene has been selected for the 2012 class of the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame. A graduate of Harlingen High School in Harlingen, Texas, Beene is one of seven new members set to be inducted June 30 at the Pharr Events Center.
    Beene has more than 30 years as a coach and an administrator at the NCAA Division I level. She began her career as a No. 1-ranked high school tennis player at Harlingen and went on to play collegiately at Lamar University. The success continued in college where she won four-straight state titles and was a part of a national doubles title in 1973.
    Beene went on to become a head coach at four different schools and twice was selected as a conference coach of the year. Beene took over the Eagles' program in 1997 and served as head coach through the 2002 season before moving full-time into administrative duties.
    A 1993 inductee to the Lamar University Hall of Fame, Beene is currently serving her second term as the Chair of the NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Committee.

GSU pitcher Purvis earns SoCon honor
    Georgia Southern softball player Sarah Purvis capped off an impressive sophomore season by earning Southern Conference Pitcher of the Month honors for May as announced Thursday by the league office.
    Purvis, a native of Warner Robins, earned five wins in the month on her way to earning SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors. She set a new school record with a 23-12 overall record and 253 total strikeouts.
    In May, Purvis struck out 49 batters and worked with a 1.27 earned-run average, recording three shutouts and eight appearances. She held opposing batters to a .156 average.