CHARLESTON, S.C. - Check out some highlights of the 2016 season to date as the Bucs prepare to finish strong and earn a spot in the Big South Tournament.
At Monday's 50th annual CSU Athletic Awards Banquet, sophomore outfielder Chris Singleton was recognized with The Michael Frost Christian Leadership Award. Singleton exhibited remarkable composure and grace in the aftermath of last June's tragic shooting that claimed nine lives, including that of his mother Sharonda Coleman Singleton, at downtown Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. A day after the shooting, Singleton's inspirational "Love is stronger than hate" message, delivered on the field in front of his teammates and coaches at CSU Ballpark, helped the city and a nation begin the healing process.
On the field, Singleton has taken a significant step forward for coach Stuart Lake's Bucs. He leads the team in home runs, extra-base hits and RBI, and is batting .329 while also playing strong defense in right field. With nine Big South games remaining, Singleton will hope to help the Bucs into contention for a spot in the conference tournament.