EMU football hires new assistant coach to staff
The Eastern Michigan University football program has hired Indiana University assistant Kasey Teegardin as its new special team’s coordinator and defensive ends coach, head coach Chris Creighton announced on Thursday, Feb. 1.
Teegardin spent the past 10 seasons at Indiana where he led the special teams to success.
Under Teegardin, the Hoosiers blocked a total of 10 kicks while also becoming the only FBS team with numerous kickoff returns for touchdowns in 2022.
In 2021, Teegardin would lead Indiana’s special teams unit tied for first in the nation with four blocked punts, while in 2020 they ranked fifth in ESPN’s special teams efficiency rankings.
Prior to Indiana, Teegardin held coaching positions at Valparaiso University, Northwood University, and the University of Charleston.
While at the University of Charleston, Teegardin would stand as the youngest defensive coordinator in the NCAA (24 years old) in 2010, leading them to rank 19th in the nation in rush defense.
EMU swim and dive program honors the 2024 senior class at the annual extravaganza
Senior Eagles make a splash!
The Eastern Michigan University swim and dive team held its annual Senior Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 3, where they recognized and celebrated the eight seniors on the roster.
Seniors Savannah Frank (Chelsea, Mich.), Tierney Fraidenburg (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Taylor Harris (Tiffin, Ohio), Camryn Hughes (London, Ontario), Katie Shoen (Owego, N.Y.), Keira Veltigian (Oxford, Mich.), Abbey Whipple (State College, Pa.), and student manager Mallorie Johnson were all honored on Saturday.
The team would incorporate some added fun to their routine as they held a 70s themed event that included parent and athlete musical chairs, a disco splash duo, a limbo fiesta, a swimmer and diver relay, as well as some traditional swimming and diving events.
The Eagles will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Michigan First Chance meet hosted by the University of Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 17-18.
EMU rowing team fills CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
The Eastern Michigan University rowing team had 46 members named to the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2023 fall semester, the league announced.
The conference recorded a record of 3,974 total student-athletes that were a part of this year’s list.
The list is split up into three different categories: High Honors with Distinction include those with a 4.0 grade point average, High Honors include those who hold between 3.7 and 4.0, and Honors including those between a 3.0 and 3.7.
Eagles recognized on the High Honors with Distinction list include Laura Bochers, Gabrielle Charvat, Addison Cooper, Reagan Fazekas, Kaycee Johnson, Elizabeth Latunski, Abigail Lauth, Jessica Lyseng, Claire McCurley, Bryah Moriarty, Lindsey Pfile, and Emma Sagna.