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Local Roundup: GSU's Williams suspended indefinitely
Southest Bulloch senior Victoria Herndon (seated, center) signs a letter of intent to play tennis for Young Harris College Friday in Brooklet while mother Diane Herndon (seated, left) and father Mike Herndon (seated, right), along with friends, family and coaches look on. Victoria Herndon played singles at SEB and looks forward to the opportunity to play at the next level. Im excited to go to Young Harris and start my college career, Herndon said. I visited a log of places, and Young Harris was, besides Georgia Southern, probably the prettiest campus Ive seen, and its a really great school. - photo by MATT YOGUS/staff

    Junior linebacker Tavaris Williams has voluntarily suspended himself from the Georgia Southern Football team pending the results of a police investigation.
    Williams was arrested for allegedly providing false information to a police officer.  The investigation of the incident is proceeding with Williams' cooperation. The suspension period is indefinite.
Eagles to
face UF in 2013
    The University of Florida and Georgia Southern have agreed to terms for a November 23, 2013\
 game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced Friday.
     The Eagles will return to “The Swamp” for the first time since the 1996 season and for the third time in the history of the program. The Eagles and Gators first met in 1986.
    Upcoming games with Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents include a November 19, 2011, meeting at Alabama and a 2015 season opening game on September 5th against Georgia Tech and former Eagle Head Coach Paul Johnson.

Lady Eagles land 3 recruits
    After finishing the season with a 19-12 record, Georgia Southern women’s basketball signed three more names to its lineup for the 2010-11 season.
    Eagles coach Rusty Cram has added a guard, point guard and forward to the roster.
    The Lady Eagles signed Brittney Benzio (Palm City, Fla./ Martin County High School), Jordi Cook (Tunnel Hill, Ga./ Northwest Whitfield) and Lacie Dowling (Nahunta, Ga./ Brantley County High School).

Moore receives DSA
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. ­— The Southern Conference announced Thursday the 12 recipients of the league’s 2010 Distinguished Service Award.
    This year’s honorees include Phil Moore of Georgia Southern.
     A 1982 graduate of Georgia Southern, Moore is a managing partner in Porter Keadle Moore, LLP of Atlanta. He has been a long time member of the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation Board of Directors and served as its President from July 1, 2007 until June 30, 2009.             Under his leadership the Foundation successfully effected a name change from Southern Boosters to the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation and managed the construction and renovation of several athletic facilities. Moore played an integral role in leading the organization through a two-year branding initiative which resulted in the adoption of key marketing slogans “Rings and Diplomas” and “For all the Right Reasons.”
    Additionally, he was recognized as the College of Business Administration Alumnus of the year in 2001 as well as being the 1999 Georgia Southern Outstanding Accounting Alumnus. Even with his busy work schedule and family commitments, Moore is always willing to work to help his alma mater.

Iduate, Streetmon earn All-Region honors
    STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Georgia Southern Eagles had two players earn All-South Region honors, the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association announced Thursday.
    Senior shortstop Nina Iduate earned her first All-Region selection, while junior pitcher Brianna Streetmon was named to the team for the second straight season.
    Iduate set a Southern Conference single-season record, hitting .450 for the year, a mark that ranked 11th nationally in Division I. The quick-paced slap-hitter led the league with 85 hits, scoring 37 runs with 12 RBIs from the leadoff spot, earning SoCon Player of the Year for her efforts.
    She finished her career at Georgia Southern with a school-record .371 career batting average, and earned her third consecutive First Team All-Southern Conference honor. She was also the 39th toughest player to strikeout in the NCAA this season, failing to put the ball in play just 11 times.
    Streetmon earned her second All-Region selection after repeating as the SoCon Pitcher of the Year, leading the league and finishing 67th in the NCAA with 19 victories. The Eagles’ ace was second in the conference with a 1.97 ERA, allowing 63 earned runs in 224.0 innings.
    The left-handed hurler also set a single-season school record with five saves, which ranked second in the conference and fifth in the NCAA. She recorded 169 strikeouts compared to 49 walks, and held opponents to a .220 batting average, earning First Team All-SoCon honors for the second time in as many years.
    The duo led the Eagles to their third straight winning season, finishing 30-26 and third in the Southern Conference. This season also marks the first time the Eagles have posted three straight winning seasons since the program began in 1986.

Blackburn PotW for Southeast has named senior Georgia Southern first baseman Kyle Blackburn the Southeast National Player of the Week. Blackburn hit .579 in five games last week as the Eagles went 5-0.
    Blackburn recorded an on-base percentage of .600 using three doubles, two home runs, nine runs and nine RBI. The senior Eagle boasted a 1.053 slugging percentage in the five wins and had at least one hit in each game. He drove in four runs in the Southern Conference series opener at Davidson.
    For his performance during the week, Blackburn was also recognized as the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Bevillard named All-District
Caroline Bevillard, a member of the Georgia Southern University Swimming and Diving team, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's at-large second team for District III. Bevillard, who recently completed her junior year, possesses a cumulative 3.96 grade point average with a major in Sport Management. She holds the University record in the 200-yard Freestyle event and is a member of the University record-holding 200-, 400- and 800-yard Freestyle Relay Teams.