More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Tyshonda Hawkins sets school record in the 100m, wins 200m
The Pirate men finished third, while the women placed fourth
The Pirates won four events at UNC's Kent Taylor Invitational
Tynita Butts wins the women's high jump, sets facility record
2012-13 Track & Field: Notched a career-best indoor mark of 4.90-meters at the Penn State National for a fourth-place finish...Recorded four top 10 finishes during the indoor season as he placed sixth at Christopher Newport (4.31m), seventh at the Virginia Tech Invitational (4.67m), fourth at Penn State (4.90m), and eighth at the C-USA Indoor Championships (4.67m)...Competed in the outdoor season unattached...Won the 49er Classic with a mark of 4.75-meters (15-07.00)...Placed third at the Charlotte Invitational with a clearance of 4.45-meters (14-07.25).
2011-12 Track & Field: Recorded a season-best mark of 4.78-meters at the C-USA Indoor Championships for a fifth-place finish...Notched a mark of 4.75-meters at both the Penn State National and the SPIRE Invitational where he placed fourth and 12th, respectively...Notched a career-best and school record mark of 5.12-meters at VMI for a first-place finish...Won the Charlotte Invitational with a mark of 4.80-meters...Earned a first-place finish in the Quad Meet with a mark of 4.65-meters...Placed sixth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 4.73-meters.
2010-11 Track & Field: Turned in a season-best vault of 4.60 meters at the Charlotte Invitational, taking second place...Placed eighth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Competed a total of five times during the outdoor season.
2009-10 Track & Field: Best finish of the season occurred at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, taking sixth-place with a school-record mark of 4.65 meters...Also finished ninth at the league's indoor meet, recording a vault of 4.61 meters.
High School: Was the MVP at the regional meet his senior season...Earned the state title in 2009 and was fifth at the national meet...Picked up four varsity letters in track and field...Given the Coaches Award and was named the MVP of the field events...Named the rookie-of-the-year his freshman season...Never finished out of the top five at any meet on any level.
Personal: Born Stephen Hodapp on October 3, 1990 in Charlotte, N.C...Son of Richard and Jane Hodapp...Majoring in exercise physiology...Has a brother, Sam, who was a pole vaulter at UNC Wilmington...A consistent honor roll performer in high school.