GSU basketball ticket sales going well and other notes

Georgia State’s men’s basketball team isn’t experiencing as much on-court success it did last year, but off the court the team is performing better.

The Panthers are seeing significant year-over-year increases in ticket sales in a variety of segments.

Georgia State’s season-ticket sales have increased by 51 percent, from 302 all of last year to 456 this year.

Georgia State’s group sales have increased by 35 percent, from 1,443 sold all of last year to 1,952 this year.

Georgia State’s courtside sales have increased from 10 all of last year to 16 this year.

Student attendance has increased by 13 percent through seven home games, from a 344 per-game average last year to 389 this year. School has been in session for three of the seven home games.

After going 22-12 in coach Ron Hunter’s first season, this year’s team, which is much less experienced than last year’s, is 5-6. The team will play at Rhode Island on Saturday. The Panthers’ next home game will be Jan. 2 against Drexel.

Georgia State increased some ticket prices after last season, including a 100-percent increase in the price of court-side seats to $1,000. Seats for new customers in the lower-level sections increased by $20 to $165. Seats for new customers in the mezzanine level increased by $10 to $115.

White on list

Devonta White is one of more than 80 candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.

White is averaging 14 points and a team-high 36 minutes per game. He leads the Colonial Athletic Association with 2.4 steals per game.

Good GPA

Georgia State’s athletes posted a cumulative GPA higher than 3.0 for the ninth consecutive semester. The women’s cross-country team led the way with a 3.64 GPA, followed by women’s golf (3.56), sand volleyball (3.48), women’s tennis (3.48) and men’s soccer (3.30).

Fourteen members of the football team made the Dean’s List, along with four men’s basketball players and five women’s basketball players.

PRESIDENT’S LIST 4.0 Semester GPA

Nick Squeglia Baseball

Dylan Crocker Men’s Soccer

Vincent Foermer Men’s Soccer

Tyler Prince Men’s Soccer

Lucas Santa Ana Men’s Tennis

Victor Valente Men’s Tennis

Carlos Galindo Men’s Cross Country-Track

Alison Bishop Women’s Cross Country-Track

Katie Papesh Women’s Cross Country-Track

Kelsey Spinks Women’s Cross Country-Track

Jewel Evans Women’s Soccer

Carly Lafferty Women’s Soccer

Krissy Tamburo Women’s Soccer

Jocelyn Ffriend Women’s Tennis

Masa Grgan Women’s Tennis

Tereza Lerova Women’s Tennis

Alexis Elmurr Sand Volleyball

DEAN’S LIST 3.5 Semester GPA

Chase Raffield Baseball

Andrew Fessler Baseball

James Clements Baseball

Brantley Burton Baseball

Garrett Ford Baseball

Alex Prescott Baseball

Joey Roach Baseball

Tyler Gamble Men’s Basketball

Justin Green Men’s Basketball

Joel Brooks Football

Jah-Mai Davidson Football

Michael Davis Football

Terry Hollingshed Football

Chris Jenkins Football

Zach Jones Football

Carl Kanada Football

Davis Knowles Football

Darren McCray Football

Alberry Melson Football

David Miller Football

Myles Morris Football

Dionte Rosser Football

Nathan Schuster Football

Victor Lavin Men’s Golf

Jonathan Grey Men’s Golf

Conor Acheson Men’s Soccer

Ali Elkhalil Men’s Soccer

Eric Lawrence Men’s Soccer

Chris Locandro Men’s Soccer

Stephen McGill Men’s Soccer

William Mellors-Blair Men’s Soccer

Cory Plasker Men’s Soccer

Bo Stroup Men’s Soccer

Michael Weeks-Johnson Men’s Track

Michael Warrick Men’s Track-Cross Country

Tiffany Anderson Women’s Basketball

Maryam Dogo Women’s Basketball

Morgan Jackson Women’s Basketball

Gaby Moss Women’s Basketball

Cody Paulk Women’s Basketball

Sarah McCarthy Women’s Cross Country-Track

Katharine Showalter Women’s Cross Country-Track

Anna Sinclair Women’s Cross Country-Track

Lauren Court Women’s Golf

Melissa Siviter Women’s Golf

Solveig Helgesen Women’s Golf

Laura Sanchez Women’s Golf

Lindsay Leonardo Women’s Soccer

Mackenzie Loula Women’s Soccer

Ashley Nagy Women’s Soccer

Samantha Thomas Women’s Soccer

Callie Alford Softball

Ashley Christy Softball

Jessica Clifton Softball

Bethany Horne Softball

Paige Nowacki Softball

Carrie Williams Softball

Hunter Williamson Softball

Phoebe Chiem Women’s Tennis

Chaimaa Roudami Women’s Tennis

Sydney Henry Women’s Track

Denise Myers Women’s Track

Dede Bohannon Court Volleyball

Andrea DeLeon Court Volleyball

Jansen Button Sand Volleyball

Lane Carico Sand Volleyball

Karlee Kavanaugh Sand Volleyball

Sara Olivova Sand Volleyball

Milani Pickering Sand Volleyball

Katelyn Rawls Sand Volleyball

Alexis Townsend Sand Volleyball

AD’S HONOR ROLL 3.2 Semester GPA

Caleb Gore Baseball

Nic Wilson Baseball

Chad Prain Baseball

Ben Burns Baseball

Nick Andress Baseball

Matt McCloskey Baseball

Scott Sarratt Baseball

Ryann Green Men’s Basketball

R.J. Hunter Men’s Basketball

Kam Cheatham Football

Emmanuel Edouarzin Football

Akeen Felder Football

Justin Forrister Football

Mark Hogan Football-Baseball

Joshua Jackson Football

Arington Jordan Football

Lateef Laguda Football

LaSalle Ledlum Football

Tyler Nemec Football

Nick Nesmith Football

Mark Ruskell Football

Duvall Smith Football

D.L. Stephens Football

Marcus Stetzer Football

Bryan Williams Football

Cade Yates Football

Tyler Gruca Men’s Golf

Ross Mclister Men’s Golf

Kevin Lee Men’s Golf

Damon Stephenson Men’s Golf

Gimel Gordon Men’s Soccer

Peter Kurowski Men’s Soccer

Robin Ji Men’s Track

Tyler Tomy Men’s Cross Country-Track

Niamh Kearney Women’s Cross Country-Track

Hannah Stefanoff Women’s Cross Country-Track

Maria Palacios Women’s Golf

Kimmy Graff Women’s Golf

Leah Beasley Women’s Soccer

Nikki Fedele Women’s Soccer

Alyssia Feronti Women’s Soccer

Miranda Griffin Women’s Soccer

Lauren Harriman Women’s Soccer

Anna Hilpertshauser Women’s Soccer

Jasmine Jakes Women’s Soccer

Elizabeth Kinsel Women’s Soccer

Danielle Paz Women’s Soccer

Sara Smith Women’s Soccer

Jordan Young Women’s Soccer

Taylor Anderson Softball

MeQuilla Franklin Softball

Audrey Mason Softball

Whitney Phillips Softball

Megan Nelms Women’s Tennis

Martina Ondrackova Women’s Tennis

Abigail Tere-Apisah Women’s Tennis

Mia Adams Women’s Track

Wande Brewer Women’s Track

Gabby Brooks Women’s Track

Talia Colbert Women’s Track

Ravin Gilbert Women’s Track

Christina John Women’s Track

Aniya Moore Women’s Track

Tamara Moore Women’s Track

Kissa Williams Women’s Track

Sydney Hunsley Court Volleyball

Eliza Zachary Court Volleyball

Kaitlynn Hufstetler Sand Volleyball

Nikki Senopoulous Sand Volleyball

FALL GRADUATES

Vincent Foermer Men’s Soccer

Yasser Majluf Men’s Soccer

Victor Nkhoma Men’s Soccer

Emily Althafer Softball

Martina Ondrackova Women’s Tennis

Charlotte Lorentzen Women’s Golf

Nick Squeglia Baseball

Brandon Williams Baseball

Darren McCray Football

Mitchell Vinson Football

Cade Yates Football

Note to you

Unless there is news, this may be my last blog for the next two week because I’ll be on vacation. I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, whichever you prefer. I had hoped to have some blogs to tide you over during the holidays, but a family emergency happened and I wasn’t able to conduct the interviews.

I appreciate your feedback and wish you a peaceful end of the year.

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– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

13 comments Add your comment

itsmeagain

December 20th, 2012
1:47 pm

Great news on the increased ticket sales, and i can’t wait to see how it goes after a few years of winning. Have a happy Christmas and a great new year Doug.

John Bond

December 20th, 2012
1:58 pm

In other news, GSU football tickets have been selling like hotcakes ever since I was promoted to Head Coach. In your FACE, PantherTalk!

Go GSU

December 20th, 2012
2:01 pm

Happy Holidays Doug! Thanks for all you do!

GSU_MEX_ALUM

December 20th, 2012
3:47 pm

Merry Christmas to you, fans, coaches, and GSU athletes!

Go GSU PANTHERS!

BTW… Great job this year Doug!

Mike S

December 20th, 2012
4:14 pm

Wow….slow news day.

ESPN

December 20th, 2012
4:27 pm

As a fan that lives in another state, thanks Doug for updating on GSU news! Merry Christmas!

Ben M

December 20th, 2012
6:38 pm

Thanks for an excellent year of GSU coverage, Doug. Merry Christmas and enjoy the break.

GSU freshman

December 20th, 2012
10:45 pm

Thanks Dough for your all of your hard works. Happy Holidays !!!!

Chicken Bone

December 22nd, 2012
3:40 pm

Thanks! Doug for all the coverage in 2012! See and hear from you next year! GO PANTHERS!!!

ISage

December 22nd, 2012
10:20 pm

As a fan living on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, thanks so much Doug for the GSU coverage! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to a successful 2013! GO PANTHERS!

[...] an average record and some lack-luster performances, ticket sales to GSU men’s basketball games have increased. Congratulations to Junior G Devonta White for being named as a finalist for the Bob Cousy award. [...]

An idea for 2013

December 27th, 2012
12:51 pm

AJC, instead of wasting a full-time staff spot on Ga. State, why not go retro with an Earnest Reese-style small colleges beat? Valdosta State won a national title in Division II and Ga. Southern again made the FCS semi-finals. You have thousands of current students and alums of both institutions in the metro, not to mention Kennesaw State and others.

7 pee-wee league championships and still no AJC blog

December 27th, 2012
3:33 pm

PLEASE talk about us, we’re lonely down here! Waaah!