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Five Former Catawba College Quarterbacks Pay It Forward By Joining the Chiefs Club

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Five former Catawba College quarterbacks are paying it forward for the college's current student athletes. These five alumni and their playing years include Ken Avent '90-'93, Kevin Brown '94-'97, Luke Samples '01-'04, Brad Roach '04-'07, and Michael Sheehan '13-'16. By joining the Chiefs Club, these five men are investing in the future of Catawba Athletics and the lives of tomorrow's leaders.

Avent completed 401 of 767 passing attempts and ranks 7th with 4,618 career passing yards at Catawba. He is also the 7th all-time with a .523 completion percentage, and is 8th with 33 career touchdowns. In 1993, he was named SAC (South Atlantic Conference) Player of the Year. This year, his son, Ken Avent III, is following in his father's footsteps as a freshman quarterback on the Catawba football team.

Brown stands sixth all-time with 4,807 passing yards and is third with 53 career touchdown passes. He earned SAC Player of the Year honors in 1996 as he helped Catawba to the SAC Championship. He currently serves and assistant coach with Catawba's football program.

Samples is the all-time leader with 9,650 passing yards. He led Catawba to three conference tiles and a berth in the NCAA II semifinals. He was selected as the 2003 SAC Player of the Year and tapped for induction into the Catawba Hall of Fame in 2017.

Roach was second to Samples in career passing yard with 7,874. He set a school mark with 32 touchdown passes in one season in 2007, the same year he was named SAC Player of the Year. He helped Catawba win a pair of conference titles and a NCAA II playoff berth.

Sheehan is the only Catawba player to pass for over 4,000 yards and rush for over 1,500 yards during their collegiate career. He led Catawba to the 2015 SAC title and a berth in the NCAA II playoffs.

Jeff Childress, Catawba's associate athletic director for athletic development and director of the Catawba Chiefs Club, was particularly proud to welcome Avent, Brown, Samples, Roach and Sheehan to the ranks of Chiefs Club membership. He said they "are setting a very good example for our other former student-athletes to follow."

Chiefs Club memberships directly offset the rising cost of higher education and athletic opportunities for Catawba's student-athletes. The purpose of the Chiefs Club is to provide financial support for athletic grants-in-aid for Catawba's student athletes, to promote the welfare of the college through the athletic program, and to foster the ideals of good sportsmanship and good scholarship. Catawba currently offers 83 full athletic scholarships and 20 varsity sports for men and women involving over 400 students as players, cheerleaders, coaching assistants, team manager and student trainers.
For questions about joining, please contact Jeff Childress at (704) 637-4265 or jchildre@catawba.edu.

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«April 2019»
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April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

2
April 2

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

6
April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

8
April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

9
April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

10
April 10

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) 

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 5 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 7:30 p.m.

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April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Baseball @ USC Aiken 6 p.m.

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April 23

Lacrosse (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 6 p.m.

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April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 26

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (1st Round)

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

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April 27

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Semifinals)

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Championship)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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