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The Green Bay Packers selected former App State defensive back Shemar Jean Charles in the fifth round of the NFL Draft Saturday. The Miramar, Florida native was the first of four players selected from the Sun Belt Conference in 2021.

Say Cheese: Jean-Charles’ potential fit in Green Bay

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter May 3, 2021

Once a two-star recruit from Miramar, Florida, cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles turned into a strong special teams player early in his career at App State. During his last two years as a Mountaineer, he...

After the 2020 season, App State cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He led the country with 17 passes defended.

Green Bay Packers draft former App State football All-American Shemar Jean-Charles

Silas Albright, Sports Editor May 1, 2021

With the 178th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected former Mountaineer lockdown cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles.  The Miramar, Florida native broke out...

App State disc golfer Matt DaCosta watches a drive sail towards the basket at the collegiate disc golf national championships April 7-10 in Marion, NC.

Two App State disc golf duos place in top 25 at 2021 college national championship

Alex McCaskey, Reporter April 29, 2021

App State has many club sports available for students to take part in during their time at App State, and one of these clubs is the recently-formed  disc golf team. The club was officially introduced...

Former App State guard Pre Stanley (pictured at center) signed the first WNBA contract in program history April 16, inking a training camp deal with the Washington Mystics.

Pre Stanley signs first WNBA contract in program history

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor April 28, 2021

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics have invited former Mountaineer guard Pre Stanley to training camp, earning the first WNBA contract in App State history.  "I couldn't be more excited to start my journey...

App State freshman offensive lineman Jaden Lindsay hits a sled during spring practice this season. “He has a long way to go, but he’s come a long way in nine practices,” Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark said.

Freshman Lindsay looks to continue strong OL tradition at App State

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter April 28, 2021

After committing to the Mountaineers back in May of 2020, freshman offensive lineman Jaden Lindsay enrolled at App State for the spring semester and has been heavily involved in spring practice, earning...

App State junior wrestler Jonathan Millner slams Chattanooga's Tanner Smith in the 2020 Southern Conference title match. Millner is the reigning back-to-back SoCon champ at 149 pounds, and is a combined 20-0 in conference duals the past two seasons. This year, he also became the fourth All-American under App State head coach JohnMark Bentley's leadership.

“I want to be the first to win it all for App State”

All-American wrestler Jonathan Millner unsatisfied with national recognition
Silas Albright, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

When App State junior wrestler Jonathan Millner walked off the mat at this year’s NCAA championship after earning prestigious All-American honors, he said the emotion that first overcame him was disappointment.  Wait,...

App State head football coach Shawn Clark (white shirt, black cap and gaiter) coaches during App State's win over Georgia State Nov. 14 in Boone. Since last March, all NCAA recruiting has been virtual, but on June 1, coaches can return to in-person recruitment. “It’ll be good to see a kid in person, see what he’s made of, see who his parents are and get a feel for them,” Clark said.

NCAA announces return of in-person recruiting June 1

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter April 21, 2021

The NCAA halted all in-person recruiting activities in March of 2020, entering a “dead period” where coaches had to completely change their recruiting strategy, trading in weekend tours and high school...

App State senior women's tennis player María Zacarias (right) embraces assistant coach Miller Hales (left) on Senior Day against South Alabama April 4 in Boone. Zacarias and freshman doubles partner Ksenia Aleshina won their match 6-2.

Zacarias reflects on successful tennis career at App State

Ben Brady, Reporter April 20, 2021

Over her last four seasons in Boone, senior María José Zacarias has cemented her legacy with the App State women’s tennis program. This year, as a tenured senior leader, she posted a league-high 10...

App State junior Andrew Terrell is a key piece of the Mountaineers' baseball team, but he contributes in a rare way: both as a position player and a pitcher. Terrell currently has a 5.40 ERA with 13 strikeouts through 8.1 innings on the mound and has a .222 batting average at the plate.

Two-way player Andrew Terrell does it all for App State baseball

Jack Jackson, Reporter April 19, 2021

For two seasons, App State baseball’s Andrew Terrell has been playing one side of the ball fielding at third, in the outfield and batting. Terrell never stopped playing despite battling shoulder problems...

The Watauga County National Interscholastic Cycling Association team, founded in 2016, allows local kids to benefit from being part of a cycling team.  Thirty five kids are currently on the team. “Through NICA, athletes can learn how to work hard for a goal and build skills to reach that goal,” first-year NICA coach Melissa Weddell said.

App State professors help young people through mountain biking

Dan Davidson, Associate Sports Editor April 15, 2021

Several members of the App State community volunteer their time outside of work to help young people grow as individuals and athletes through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.  “App...

App State super senior infielder Robbie Young follows through on a swing against Wake Forest April 13 in Boone. Young has started all 28 games this year for the Mountaineers and ranks third on the team with a .289 batting average.

App State baseball blanked by Wake Forest, regroups before weekend series

Cameron Burnett, Senior Reporter April 15, 2021

On March 30, App State baseball lost to Wake Forest on the road 15-7, and were poised for their second matchup of the season in Boone. Things didn’t go as planned as the Demon Deacons shut out the Mountaineers...

App State senior outfielder Gabby Buruato makes a play in the Mountaineers' win over UNCG April 7 in Boone. Buruato has been locked in at the plate this season, leading the team with a .370 batting average, good for No. 10 in the Sun Belt.

App State softball sets program record with ninth straight win, sweeps ULM

Alex McCaskey, Reporter April 15, 2021

App State softball hosted Louisiana-Monroe for a three-game series on April 10 and 11. The Mountaineers were victorious in all three games, completing a sweep and setting a new record for consecutive wins...

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