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Local Roundup: GSU's Beene to chair NCAA tennis
Beene MUG

    Georgia Southern senior woman administrator for athletics Cathy Beene has been elected to chair the NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Committee for the 2011-2012 athletics season pending approval of the NCAA Division I Championships/Sport Management Cabinet.         A member of the committee since 2009, Beene ascends to the leadership role for her final year on the committee. This will be Beene's second stint as chair for the committee, serving from 1993-1997 while coaching tennis at the Division I level.
    “I'm humbled that my colleagues have chosen me to lead the Division I Tennis Committee for a second time,” said Cathy Beene. “Being selected to chair a national committee is a tremendous honor for both Georgia Southern University and the Southern Conference.”
    The NCAA tennis committee is responsible for the administration of the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships as well as selection of tournament participants. The committee consists of 12 total members, six representing Men's Tennis and six representing Women's Tennis, Beene is also the chair of the Men's Tennis subcommittee.

BA Booster drive under way                                                                                                                    
    The Bulloch Academy Boosters Club has kicked off its 2011-12 annual membership drive.
    The drive provides financial support for the school’s 32 varsity and junior varsity athletic teams and squads. The Boosters Club helps to provide equipment, uniforms and other necessities of the various sports. Financial and volunteer support from the Boosters also helps to maintain and improve the school’s athletic fields and facilities.
    Six levels of memberships are available and, with each level, there are different benefits such as tax deduction, season passes, discounts on Booster concessions and merchandise, “Booster Board” display, press box signage, banners for athletic fields, preferred parking, listing in the Fall Sports program and other items.
    Watch for a BA Boosters member to contact you or your business. For more information or to pledge support if you unfortunately do not get contacted in person, get in touch with Booster Club president Stacey Spence (912) 865-5902, Bulloch Academy athletic director Chandler Dennard  (912) 764-0715 or director of institutional development Rahn Hutcheson (912) 764-0707.

Roache earns 6th All-America nod
    Victor Roache picked up his sixth All-American honor for the 2011 season this week. The Georgia Southern sophomore was tabbed as the's First Team designated hitter.
    The Ypsilanti, Mich. native hit .326 with 30 home runs and 84 RBIs in the 2011 season. The outfielder set new Georgia Southern and Southern Conference single-season home run records and was twice named the SoCon's Player of the Month.
    He is currently playing summer baseball for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League.
    Roache finished second in the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby earlier in July. He hit four home runs over the first two rounds to advance to the finals.