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SU roundup: Hornets P Gay picks up award

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Senior Cory Gay has been named the Virginia State Special Teams Player of the Year in selections announced Friday by the TD Club of Richmond.

Gay, the Hornets' punter, is one of seven players from NCAA Division II, III, NAIA and USCAA programs honored by the TD Club with a positional Player of the Year award.

All seven players represent ODAC schools.

Gay, who was previously named first team All-ODAC, had 59 punts for a 36.9 yard average with 11 punts downed inside the 20.

His 65-yarder against Ferrum on Sept. 8 tied the school record.

Additionally, he was a perfect 4 for 4 for 88 yards passing on fake punts. All four of these passes went for first downs.

Finally, as the squad's backup placekicker, he was 4 for 4 on point-after attempts.

Gay is the first SU player honored by the TD Club of Richmond.

Track and Field

Shenandoah has been picked tied for fifth and tied for seventh in a pair of ODAC pre-season indoor track & field polls released Friday morning by the league office.

The Hornets, preparing for their second seasons of ODAC track competition, were picked tied for fifth on the women's side and tied for seventh on the men's.

Roanoke is the pre-season pick of the league's women coaches with 48 points and six of a possible seven first-place votes.

On the men's side, Lynchburg has a perfect 49 points as it gathered all seven possible first place votes.

Votes are awarded on a 1-7 basis and coaches cannot vote for their own team in the poll.

Shenandoah, with 22 points, is tied with Virginia Wesleyan in the women's poll. SU has 14 points to tie with Guilford for seventh place in the men's poll.

Both SU teams open their respective indoor campaigns next Saturday at the CNU Invitational in Newport News.


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