Former Baylor Track Star Brandon Lord Wins Academic Honor At Georgia

Friday, February 14, 2014
Brandon Lord
Brandon Lord
Both Georgia’s men and women’s cross country teams and three individuals from those teams, including former Baylor School track star Brandon Lord, have earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors.

The Lady Bulldogs posted a 3.24 GPA while the Georgia men have a cumulative GPA of 3.18.  Teams must have started at least five runners at an NCAA Regional meet and have a cumulative team GPA at the end of the most recent semester of at least 3.0 to be eligible.  

Juniors Lord, Carly Hamilton and Luke Baker were also named USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals for their performances in the classroom and on the course.  Individuals must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and be a USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-American finisher or top 15 finisher (or top 10 percent) at an NCAA Division I Regional meet.

Hamilton, a native of Springboro, Ohio, is a Marketing major with a 3.29 GPA.  She had a team-best 15th-place finish at the NCAA South Regional.

Baker, a native of McDonough, Ga., is a Management major with a 3.31 GPA.  He led the Bulldogs with a fourth-place finish at the South Regional as Georgia captured the team championship at the meet for the second time in history (2003).

Lord, a native of Chattanooga, is an Applied Biotechnology major with a 3.58 GPA.  He was seventh at the 10k South Regional and helped lead the Bulldogs to their third consecutive NCAA Championships.

All three Georgia competitors are currently in Seattle, Wash., preparing for this weekend’s Husky Classic.


UTC Wrestling: Coach Eslinger Adds Two More To Class Of 2015-16

A light weight state champ from Illinois and a junior college national champ who is a UTC wrestling legacy have signed with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the 2015-16 wrestling season. Cody Minnick is a two-time 1A Illinois state champ and according to UTC coach Heath Eslinger he should be in the mix to replace senior and NCAA qualifier Sean Boyle at 125 and ... (click for more)

McCallie Splits Double Header At Ensworth

McCallie's Justin Glover improved to 5-0 on the season as McCallie defeated host Ensworth, 5-3, in the opener, but fell 4-2 in the nightcap in a  D-II Middle/East Region baseball doubleheader  Friday  in Nashville.   Glover scattered four hits an struck out five in five innings of work, while Corbin Brooksbank gained the save.   In the second ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business and civic Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Mr. Probasco was long a leading fixture at the American National Bank, which was founded by the Probasco family. It was later sold to SunTrust Bank. Mr. Probasco was a leader in a host of civic endeavors. His family has long been associated with First Presbyterian Church. Funeral services ... (click for more)

Chemical Odor In Lookout Valley Traced To Chattanooga Tank Wash

Chattanooga firefighters in Lookout Valley were sent out Friday night to investigate reports of a strange odor in the area. The firefighters searched the area, but never found the source of the odor.  John Schultz, an investigator with the Air Pollution Control Bureau, was also out Friday night and eventually tracked the source of the odor to a business, the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Celebrate Autism’s Victories

As I was getting my salad during lunch at the sixth annual Chattanooga Autism Conference on Friday, a simple question from a friendly kid on the other side of the buffet gave me the answer I was seeking. “Do you have Asperger’s (syndrome),” he asked in a friendly way. I told him no, but that a growing number of folks I admire did, and that’s why I joined a turn-away crowd of ... (click for more)