Floyd hired as Warhawks' AD
ECU, staff reports
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Louisiana Monroe hired Nick Floyd as its new athletic director Thursday, officially ending Floyd’s run with East Carolina athletics that dates back to 2001.
Floyd was serving as ECU’s executive associate director, a position he held since 2004.
The Warhawks play in the Sun Belt Conference.
“After reviewing at length a very experienced and excellent pool of over 50 potential candidates, Nick Floyd's name rose to the top of the list. He has had incredible experience on the institutional as well as conference levels,” Richard Giannini, who served as a consultant to the ULM AD search committee, said in a release by the school.
East Carolina freshman Spencer Brickhouse was named a second-team freshman All-Americab by D1Baseball.com on Thursday.
Brickhouse, who alreadey garnered Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball freshman All-America honors, batted .310 with 28 RBIs and 36 runs scored as a rookie. His 10 home runs tied with senior catcher Travis Watkins for the team lead and ranked eighth in the American Athletic Conference.
The Zebulon native and first baseman started 51-of-57 games, registering 16 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI outings.
For the first time in program history, six members of the East Carolina women’s golf team were named Division I All-America scholars, according to an announcement by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. They were Catherine Ashworth, Carley Cox, Dorthea Forbrigd, Kate Law, Lisa Pettersson and Siranon Shoomee.
With the inclusions of Ashworth (two times), Law (twice) and Pettersson (three), it marks the 13th straight year that at least two Pirates have been named All-America scholars in the same year, dating back to 2015.
“This is the most selections we have ever had in one year and to think we were three rounds shy from having all seven team members named to the All-America Scholar Team,” ECU coach Kevin Williams said. “It’s very exciting to see their hard work pay off with this announcement and even more exciting to have every one of them returning for the upcoming year.”