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Rising Stars: Karen Chisum

Chisum, in last Southland season,
earns acclaim, honors — and wins

A photo of Karen Chisum and two Texas State volleyball players.

Texas State volleyball coach Karen Chisum (center) is in her 32nd season as coach of the Bobcat team. Flanking her are players Caleigh McCorquodale (left) and Amber Calhoun.

By Mary Kincy

Karen Chisum counts it a privilege to be a Bobcat. “It’s not a right,” she explains. “Everyone doesn’t get to. You’re recruited out there to perform, to exceed expectations and to be successful.”

It’s advice she’s taken to heart during the course of more than three decades as coach of the Texas State volleyball team, earning a record that ranks her the sixth-winningest active head coach in NCAA Division I volleyball.

Chisum’s accomplishments were honored recently when she was named to the 2011 class of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at Texas State (She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the university in the 1970s.). Further acclaim came in mid-November, when the Southland Conference league office named Chisum its Coach of the Year following a 24-7 (15-1 in the Southland) record over the season that earned the 2011 team the program’s sixth Southland Conference regular season championship. Continue reading

Texas State Updates: Bobcats in Baseball

MLB draft likely to include
Bobcats’ Carson Smith

Carson Smith

The Major League Baseball amateur draft starts today with a prime-time special on MLB.com.

The first round begins at 6 p.m., with rounds 2-30 scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Tuesday and rounds 31-50 beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Texas State’s Carson Smith, Texas State’s third All-American and the two-time Southland Conference pitcher of the year, has been mentioned as a potential high-round selection. Smith, who transferred to Texas State from Grayson County College and today is the school’s all-time strikeout leader, was profiled in his hometown paper on Sunday. Continue reading

Bobcat Faces: Academic All-Americans

Texas State leads Southland
in academic All-Americans

As the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America teams continue to roll out, we thought it might be noteworthy to look at the historic lists and see how Texas State stands.

Turns out, we have more academic All-Americans than any other member of the Southland Conference, as you can see by this table:

And here’s a list of our student-athletes who have been selected through the years:

Click here for complete lists and the names of the 2009-10 honorees already released.