Women's basketball adds assistant coach
Women's basketball named Stephanie Stoglin-Reed to the coaching staff. Stoglin-Reed, director of player development for University of North Texas men's basketball last year, will be in charge of development and recruitment.
Future Bobcat named Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year
Randi Rupp, committed to Texas State next fall, was named the 2013-14 Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year.
The award weighs athletic excellence, academic achievement and character on and off the field. Rupp is a finalist for Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year, announced in June. Past state-award winners include Bobcat pitching coach Cat Osterman, Derek Jeter, Candace Parker and Abby Wambach.
Rupp finished 27-1 with 303 strikeouts, 27 walks and a 0.45 earned run average last season. Rupp, a three-time district MVP, hit .398, with four home runs, 21 runs batted in and a .636 slugging percentage at the plate. Her Barbara Hills Eagles advanced to the Class 4A semifinals with a 32-1 record.
Coach Dana Boone named head coach for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships women's team
Boone, finishing her third season at Texas State, will coach sprints, hurdles and relays. Boone's coaching staff includes Lisa Morgan (distance), Tim Cawley (jumps) and Cory Young (throws).
Football adds two ESPN network games
The football team's first two games of the season will be televised on ESPN3 and ESPNews.
The Bobcats' first game of the season against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 30 will be available on ESPN3. The ensuing week against Navy is available on ESPNews.
Texas State has four games televised on the ESPN networks this season, including conference matchups against Louisiana, televised on ESPN2, and Arkansas State, shown on ESPNU.
Track and field sends two athletes to the NCAA Championships in Oregon
Darian Brown, junior thrower, and Allie Saunders, junior jumper, qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Brown finished 20th in discus throw with a 24.55 meter throw. Brown was less than 10 feet shy of being an All-American.
Saunders placed 21st in triple jump with a distance of 12.52 meters, her fourth best distance this year. Saunders was within seven inches of All-American status.
Four Bobcats drafted in MLB draft
Austen Williams, junior pitcher, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the sixth-round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Williams is the highest selected Bobcat since Kyle Kubitza in 2011.
Garrett Mattlage, junior shortstop, Tyler Pearson, senior catcher, and Taylor Black, junior pitcher, were all selected on the final day of the MLB Draft.
Mattlage, the 12th round selection by the Detroit Tigers (370th overall), led the Bobcats in batting average, runs, hits, walks, total bases and on-base plus slugging percentage last season. Mattlage was drafted out of high school, but committed to Texas State for three years.
The Chicago Cubs selected Pearson with their 25th round selection, 739th overall. Pearson started in 54 of 58 possible games last season. He threw out a conference-high 25 runners on the bases.
Black, the Colorado Rockies' 26th round selection (773rd overall), pitched a team-high 101 innings, allowing 2.85 runs per nine innings.