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Jock N Roll 2015

Student-Athletes Raise Money For 'Hoops for Heroes' Initiative

Student-Athletes Raise Money For 'Hoops for Heroes' Initiative Morgan Romans, Student Assistant Feb. 10, 2015 General RICHMOND, Ky. – The fifth annual Eastern Kentucky University Jock 'n' Roll event, organized by EKU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), was held Monday night at Brock Auditorium. The all-athlete talent show featured six acts involving eight varsity sports – softball, men's and women's cross country, soccer, football, men's and women's golf, and volleyball. The men's and women's cross country act took home first place. There was a tie for second between volleyball and soccer. This year's judges were EKU President Michael Benson, strength and conditioning coach #Jon-Michael Davis#, athletic trainer Ryan Deane and pep band director Alex Britton. The audience was also given the opportunity to vote via Twitter with the name of their favorite team and using the hashtag "#EKUJockNroll15." Soccer also took home the fan/audience favorite with their rendition of the infamous "Pitch Perfect." The purpose of the event was to raise money to send two EKU student veterans to the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament (March 4-7) and enjoy two nights in Nashville, Tennessee. This year, EKU's representatives for the Hoops for Heroes initiative are Shannon Neely, an education major who served five years in the Navy, and Edmund Furphy, a public accounting major who served six years in the Marine Corps. The event raised $750.00 and counting. "This year we had some of the best performances we've had in the five years of Jock N' Roll," explained #Kate Johnson#, Director of the Bratzke Center. "We're excited student-athletes continue to support our EKU Military Veterans and send them to the OVC basketball tournament." For more information on EKU's SAAC, follow the group on Twitter at @EKU_SAAC.

Published on February 11, 2015

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