The 2007-08 academic year marks the 25th anniversary of women’s championships in the Southern Conference, and to celebrate the occasion, the Southern Conference is spotlighting individuals who have been named to the league’s 25th Anniversary teams.
Martina Veiglova Sport
Georgia Southern Years
Martina Veiglova (2001-03) of
In the classroom, the volleyball standout graduated a 3.58 grade point average while majoring in hotel and restaurant management with a minor in business. She was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III Team and earned TIAA-CREF Student Athlete of the Week and TIAA-CREF Student Athlete of the Month honors.
In addition to her Southern Conference awards, Veiglova was named to the AVCA All-Region team and was designated Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), making her one of two SoCon volleyball players at that time to ever receive this honor. She finished her senior season ranked sixth nationally in kills per game.
Veiglova remains as the league’s all-time record holder for kills in a season (764) and kills per game average for a season (5.83).
Playing under head coach Kerry Messersmith, Veiglova led the Eagles to two SoCon tournament titles and one runner-up finish to go along with two shared regular season championships.
After serving as an assistant coach under Messersmith at
Sharon Mitchell (1996-99, 2000-01), Basketball – three-time all-SoCon; 1,000-point scorer
Anita Buggins (1995-98), Tennis – two-time SoCon Player of the Year; undefeated all four years in league play
Abby Bloom (2005-present), Cross Country – Set the GSU 6K record in 2005
Nicole Brown (2003-07), Indoor Track & Field – 2006 SoCon Field Athlete of the Year; multiple league titles
Nicole Brown (2003-07), Outdoor Track & Field – First GSU athlete to compete at NCAA Championships
Tara Chaisson (1996-99), Soccer – Remains the SoCon’s all-time leading scorer; 1999 league Player of the Year
Shanita Black (2003-06), Softball – 2006 Player of the Year and Tournament Most Outstanding Player