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Tuesday 07/20/21 – Award for Sam Volleyballers and New Tennis Recruit

Gobearkats.com is reporting that the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced their list of teams to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2020-21 academic year on Monday, with the Sam Houston Bearkats among that group. Coach Breanda Gray’s team was one of a record 1,275 teams from across the nation, breaking the mark…read more »

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07/16/21 Friday – Sam getting ready for the WAC

The inaugural season of sports in the WAC for the Bearkats will be getting underway soon, as the Sam Houston soccer team released their schedule for the 2021 season on Thursday with seven matches set to be played in Huntsville, including five WAC matches to mark the Bearkats’ first season in the league. The Kats…read more »

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07/15/21 Thursday – Backus signed as MLB Free-Agent

Gobearkats.com is reporting that Sam Houston pitcher Kyle Backus became the third Bearkat taken into the MLB on Wednesday when he signed a free agent deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Backus joins teammates Colton Cowser and Jack Rogers in joining MLB clubs from this year’s team. With Cowser and Rogers’ selections in the MLB Draft,…read more »

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07/14/21 Wednesday – Sam Hoops gets new Assistant

Gobearkats.com is reporting that Sam Houston State men’s basketball coach Jason Hooten has announced the addition of Justin Bailey to his staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Bailey spent the past two seasons an assistant coach for Pittsburg State and was promoted to associate head coach during the 2020-21 campaign. The Gorillas…read more »

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07/13/21 Tuesday – Rogers taken in the ninth round of MLB Draft

Gobearkats.com is reporting that Sam Houston slugger Jack Rogers became the second Bearkat taken in the MLB Draft when he was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth round with the 270th overall selection. His selection comes on the heels of a stellar 2021 season, where he joined with teammate Colton Cowser to give…read more »

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Cowser taken fifth in MLB Draft

The Huntsville Item is reporting that Sam Houston Bearkat Baseball player Colton Cowser has been drafted fifth overall by the Baltimore Orioles. Cowser was drafted Sunday afternoon during the 2021 Amateur Draft. Colton had an outstanding career at Sam Houston, becoming the highest draft pick — regardless of sport — in school history. The versatile…read more »

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06/24/21 Thursday – Carty named Coordinator of the Year

The Huntsville Item is reporting that Sam Houston offensive coordinator Ryan Carty has been named the Football Scoop FCS Coordinator of the Year. Sam Houston finished the 2021 spring season with a flawless 10-0 record, capped by a whirlwind playoff run that included come-from-behind victories over three of the top-five teams in the country. The…read more »

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06/18/21 Friday – Three Bearkats to compete for Olympic spot

Gobearkats.com is reporting that three Sam Houston student-athletes are heading back to Hayward Field this weekend to compete for a spot on the United States Track and Field Olympic team, which will participate at the Tokyo Games later this summer. Junior Clayton Fritsch, who finished fourth in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…read more »

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06/11/21 Friday – Holcomb named All-American

A historic season for the Sam Houston men’s golf program just keeps getting better. According to a story appearing online at gobearkats.com, on Thursday, Golfweek named William Holcomb an All-American, the first in program history. Holcomb, who was the fourth Bearkat to earn a PING All-Region selection, was named to the Golfweek Honorable Mention team.…read more »

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