Archive for February, 2015

GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE THE 2015 BULLDOG CHALLENGE?

February 3, 2015

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If yes, REGISTER NOW!

The Bulldog Challenge, known nationally as one of the most punishing tests of fitness and endurance, will be hosted again in 2015 by The Citadel’s Naval ROTC Unit. It is a 10k (6.2 mile), team-oriented race that runs through The Citadel campus and the surrounding Charleston area. Included within the race are various obstacles and challenges, such as the Marine Corps combat fitness test, a Marine Corps obstacle course, a simulated casualty evacuation using stretchers, and maneuvers through the thick pluff mud of the Lowcountry marshes. The Bulldog Challenge is designed to test mental toughness, the ability to work within a team and physical endurance.

Each team is composed of four individuals. Creative costumes are highly encouraged. Proceeds from the event contribute to scholarships for students to attend The Citadel. The registration fee is $200 per team. Individuals are permitted to register for a fee of $50. Citadel cadet teams receive a discount of $60 if registering before Feb. 1. To register click here. Registration ends Feb. 26.

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Ashton Moore Named Among Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

February 2, 2015

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Citadel’s senior shooting guard Ashton Moore was named on Friday as one of 30 finalists for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award, sponsored by Premier Sports Management. Former Citadel standout Mike Groselle (2012-13) was eventually named as a Senior CLASS first team All-American alongside C.J. McCollum (Lehigh), Mike Muscala (Bucknell), Mason Plumlee (Duke) and overall award winner Jordan Hulls of Indiana.

The Citadel is the only Southern Conference school to have two players advance this far over the past four years.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Moore, a native of Suffolk, Va., is a health, exercise, sport science major with a 3.29 GPA. Since coming to The Citadel in 2011, Moore has been named to the Dean’s List on five occasions, which he achieved by carrying a GPA of 3.2 of better for a semester. On the court, Moore ranks in the top 20 of four Citadel career categories including 3-point field goals made (7th-181), assists (13th-243), points (17th-1,198) and field goals made (20th-402).

The 31st player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark, Moore enters the meeting with VMI on Saturday ranked tops on the team this season in six statistical categories including field goals made (113-1st), field goals attempted (273-1st), 3-point field goals made (53), 3-point field goals attempted (138), points (340) and points per game (17.9).

Chattanooga hold off the Bulldogs

February 2, 2015

AP reports via Fox Sports
JAN 31, 2015 8:16p ET

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Casey Jones scored 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting from the field to lead Chattanooga to a 78-73 victory over The Citadel on Saturday.

Greg Pryor and Ronrico White each added 14 points for the Mocs (15-8, 8-2 Southern Conference), who have won five straight against The Citadel and six of seven overall. White also finished with a team-high five rebounds.

Both teams shot over 55 percent from the field, but The Citadel (8-13, 3-7) was plagued by 15 turnovers and finished minus-8 in points at the free throw line. The Mocs are now 12-3 when shooting over 45 percent and 5-0 when hitting the 50 percent plateau.

Chattanooga held a commanding 47-30 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs battled back in the second half, trimming the lead below 10 with 3:09 to play, but got no closer than five.

Ashton Moore led The Citadel with 18 points.