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Local Roundup: Ealey granted release from UGA
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    ATHENS — According to Associated Press reports Monday, junior running back Washaun Ealey has been granted his conditional release to transfer to another school.
    Ealey, a former Emanuel County Institute standout, is the GHSA record holder for touchdowns in a season.

Monken receives tourism award
    Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken received the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau 2011 Bulloch County Tourism Partner of the Year award last Thursday, May 5.
    Monken was presented with the award at the annual meeting held by the SCVB staff and Board of Directors at the SpringHill Suites Conference Center.
    Monken received the award for his support of the tourism and hospitality industry in Statesboro/Bulloch County.             According to a study by the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development, each home football game, with the economic multiplier effect, generates an estimated average of $1.5 million in new economic impact for local hotels and businesses.
    During the regular season in 2010, the Eagles averaged more than 19,000 fans per game at six home games including one in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
    Georgia Southern plays six regular-season home games in 2011 with its first game at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Saturday, September 10th, against the Tusculum Pioneers.

Lady Eagles hosting June camps
    The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles, head coach Rusty Cram and the GSU coaching staff will host a Girls Individual Basketball Camp June 10-12 followed by a team camp June 17-18.
    For more information contact assistant coach Amy Kratch at (912) 478-1486, or by e-mail at

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