Chattanooga's Lucas Cotter Selected Capital One Academic All-America

Thursday, June 26, 2014

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate student Lucas Cotter (Collierville, Tn.) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team for cross country and track, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.

Mr. Cotter was a four-time All-Conference cross country performer and helped the Mocs to a runner-up finish this season placing fifth overall. He was a two-time NCAA All-Region runner and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2010.

In track, he was a three time all-conference performer and a two-time champion.

In his junior year at the league championships, Mr. Cotter set a school record in the 3000 meter run and as a sophomore ran the anchor leg of the SoCon Championship Distance Medley Relay team.

In May of 2013, Mr. Cotter graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration. He enrolled in UTC’s MBA program and carried a 4.0 GPA through each of his two semesters.

Mr. Cotter was awarded the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal for Academics, named to the league’s Academic Honor Roll and earned a spot on the Fall and Spring SoCon All-Academic teams. He received the Dayle May Award given to the senior with the highest GPA each year. As an undergraduate, Mr. Cotter was a fixture on UTC’s Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

Mr. Cotter is married to the former Amanda Sumner and the couple has one child, Addison


UTC's Levin, Davis Represent Mocs At SoCon Media Day

Two All-Americans are set to represent the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at the 2016 Southern Conference Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 27, in Spartanburg, S.C.    Senior offensive lineman Corey Levin and senior defensive end Keionta Davis are making the trip to the annual conference kickoff prior to the start of the 2016 college football season.  Head ... (click for more)

UT To Implement New Bag Policy For All Athletic Venues

To enhance safety and expedite fan entry to athletic events, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is implementing new safety policies for fans bringing bags into all athletic venues, including Neyland Stadium, beginning in August. Only one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon clear resealable plastic storage bag per person will ... (click for more)

County Schools Receive Community Gift For Almost $1 Million To Fund Public School Bible History Program

Bible in the Schools presented a community gift for nearly $1 million to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) to reimburse 100 percent of the costs of funding a Bible history program in 18 public schools for the 2015–2016 academic year. Enrollment data for 2015–2016 reported 3,582 students in grades 6–12 elected to take a Bible history classes. “This gift from the ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Mike Carter’s Genius

Mike Carter, who has just been chosen as the “Best Overall” member of the Tennessee Legislature by a group known as the Tennessee Forum and “Legislator of the Year” by Citizens for Home Rule, is truly both. A lawyer and then a Sessions Court judge for 8 ½ years, he is overwhelmingly favored to win a third term during next Thursday’s election and rightly so. While it is laudable ... (click for more)