CSU Student-Athletes Compete in Buccaneer ClassicAugust 23, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - With the summer training session finishing up here at Charleston Southern University comes the time for another Buccaneer Classic Competition for the student athletes here on campus. During this evaluation time, Director of Strength and Conditioning Tobias Jacobi had the football team and the newcomers to the CSU Men’s Basketball program competing in the Buccaneer Classic. The Buccaneer Classic is a grading system used based on sport & position played for each athlete to earn different award levels and recognition based on their testing results. The first award level is Super Buc, which is earned by scoring between 60 – 74 points; the next highest award level is Elite Buc, which is earned by scoring between 75 – 84 points and finally the top award level is Champion Buc, which is earned when scoring between 85 – 100 points. Each athlete competing in the Buccaneer Classic is tested in 10 different categories evaluating strength, speed, power, agility, & flexibility.
The newcomers to the CSU Men’s Basketball team spent eight weeks on campus training and getting ahead of the game when it comes to physical development. While Cedric Bowen and Dominique Williams all performed very well in their first time going through the Buccaneer Classic, the leading scorer who also earned Super Buc honors was Saah Nimley. Nimley scored 63 points, while Bowen and Williams scored 56 and 52 points respectfully. Arlon Harper also had a strong showing scoring 46 points in his first time competing in the Buccaneer Classic.
The 2011 version of the CSU Football team performed tremendously well in their fall competition of the Buccaneer Classic, which is performed at the end of the summer training program and leading into pre-season camp beginning. Turning in Super Buc performances were: Jacque Carter, Estevan Cintron, Greg Cuthbertson, Demaris Freeman, Matt Hardy, Will Hunt, Charles James, Chris Kuzdale, Gabe Middlebrook, Nathan Perera, Bradley Sweatt, & Austin Wald. Earning Elite Buc were Brandan Davis, Malcolm Dixon, Richard Mounce, James Smith, Cornelius Sterling, & Matt Woods. Others who were close to earning an award level were: Teddy Allen, Andy Brown, Keeylan Bryant, Calvin Bryant, O’Brian Campbell, Chad Coleman, Mike Deterlizzi, Trey Dorsey, Jason Edmonds, BJ Hackworth, Kenny Johnson, Zac Johnston, and Brent Riley. Some of the biggest improvements made from last year in the Buccaneer Classic were from Jacque Carter – 13 points, Mike Deterlizzi – 19 points, Malcolm Dixon – 14 points, Jason Edmonds – 20 points, Matt Hardy – 15 points, Will Hunt – 22 points, but the biggest improvement made by any player was Demaris Freeman improving 27 points from last summer. With 18 different players earning awards it is the second largest amount of award winners ever for the CSU Football program. With six players earning Elite Buc tied for the most players earning that award level in a single testing period.
The next version of the Buccaneer Classic will take place during the fall semester with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams prior to the beginning of their seasons. While the final installment of the Buccaneer Classic for 2011 will be at the end of the semester with testing of the Baseball, Softball, Men’s Track & Field, and Women’s Track & Field. Coach Jacobi will keep you updated!