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Motlow Sophomore Athletes Recognized

February 18, 2011

Motlow Sophomore Athletes"Being an athlete and a successful student is tough," according to All-American Athlete Freddie Goldstein. He and 11 other sophomores wererecognized Saturday, February 12 at Motlow's Copperweld Arena for their final home basketball games of the season.

When speaking of his players, men's Coach Jerry Nichols said, "So far, the eight sophomore men have won 38 games in their two year tenure,have a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.9 and all are on track to graduate." Nichols went on to say that the whole team had a combined GPA of 3.0.

Although the women's team has not racked up as many wins on the court as the men, they too are maintaining good grades with an overall GPAof 2.8.

Nichols also said, "One thing I know for sure that has helped these student athletes is their scheduled study time in our library (Clayton-Glass)." He continued, "We meet there Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. to make sure every student has the necessary tools to excel in the classroom."

Goldstein spelled out his two reasons for choosing Motlow to begin his athletic career, "The first thing was Coach Nichols," he continued. "I knew coach would help me become a better student and a better player. The second thing was the academic opportunities. Coach said the faculty and staff at Motlow would help me as a student and they have. This place is great."

Both teams begin preparation for the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) tournament set to begin March 2, in Dyersburg.