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5/10/17 MCGILL: Marshall Continues Success With APR Scores
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5/3/17 MCGILL: Braxton Buoys @HerdSB In Return With Bat, Leadership
5/2/17 MCGILL: Kemper, Brown Take Run At Marathon Together
4/28/17 MCGILL: Holliday Adds Player Names To Back Of Football Uniforms
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4/5/17 MCGILL: Northwest Recruiting Pipeline Important to @HerdBaseball
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MCGILL: @HerdSB Legacy Certain After Record Season
The Word on the Herd -- May 21, 2017
The Marshall University softball program set a school record for wins, cracked the national rankings, established a new school record for consecutive wins, won the C-USA regular season title and received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship.
Jon Elmore, the Marshall University basketball star who one day hopes to go from Charleston to Huntington to the National Basketball Association, feels he is closer than ever to realizing his goal. But, the 6-foot-3 guard, who entered his name in the NBA Draft on March 27, will wait at least one more year before making the leap from college hoops to the pros.
The Marshall softball program will play Illinois in Friday's NCAA Regionals opener. The three-day four-team double-elimination regional will be played at University of Kentucky. Host UK opens with DePaul.
Marshall's Director of Athletics, who is a former Thundering Herd football player, was given the honor for his contributions during his eight years in charge of the MU athletic program.
The university's athletic department had eight programs earn a perfect score of 1,000 for single-year Academic Progress Rates (APR), while separately eight programs improved their four-year multi-year APR score from 2014-15.
Marshall senior forward and Huntington native Talequia Hamilton will return to the women's basketball program in 2017-18 after the NCAA approved waiver.
Marshall track and field and cross country athletes Meagan Carter, Drake Seccurro, Tony Hayes and Abbie Short are either fast-tracked or headed to medical school this summer. All four will stay in Huntington to pursue a career as a doctor.
Marshall softball player Shaelynn Braxton returned to the program after a year off to complete her senior season and help the Herd to one of its greatest campaigns.
Tony Kemper, Marshall's head women's basketball coach, and Andrew Brown, the assistant athletic director for facilities and operations, will participate in Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon this Sunday.
The football uniforms at Marshall will be the same in 2017, with one addition. The last names of the players will be added to the back of the jersey, a decision made by eighth-year head coach Doc Holliday.