EKU ATHLETICS | Colonels Host Student-Athlete Talent Show

02/09/2017 05:53 PM

Eastern Kentucky hosted its annual student-athlete talent show on Wednesday night.

The event, known on campus as “Jock ‘N Roll,” raised money for the Ohio Valley Conference’s “Hoops for Heroes” initiative.

“I had to get my teammates involved,” said EKU women’s basketball player Amadi Brooks.

All the money raised from Wednesday’s show helps send a military veteran and his/her family to the OVC Basketball Tournament in Nashville.

This year’s “Jock ‘N Roll” fundraiser will send current EKU student Gage Colson and his wife to the tournament. Colson was part of the U.S. Infantry with the Marine Corps for four years.

The women’s basketball team was voted as having the best performance by the three judges in attendance. Men’s golf and women’s soccer finished second and third respectively.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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