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Sports Shorts February 8, 2012

by Published: Feb 8, 2012

Chad Billins up for Lowe’s Senior Class Award

This past Wednesday Chad Billins of the FSU hockey team was nom­i­nated for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award. Billins has helped lead the Bulldogs into first place in the CCHA. He cur­rently is a co-captain of the Bulldog hockey team and leads the defense in points scored. Billins has racked up four goals and 15 assists for a total of 19 points from the blue line. To be nom­i­nated for this award a senior student-athlete must excel in four areas of life: the class­room, char­ac­ter, com­mu­nity and com­pe­ti­tion. Billins was named to a 20-member nom­i­nee list in October, but the list was cut in half this past week and Billins made the cut. The nation­wide vote for the award has started and will con­clude March 18.

Signing day a suc­cess­ful one for the Bulldogs

Feb. 1 was National Signing Day for all col­leges and com­mit­ted ath­letic prospects sent in their let­ters of intent to offi­cially be enrolled in their school of choice. Bulldog foot­ball con­cluded its 2011-12 recruit­ing efforts by ink­ing 31 total play­ers with 18 of those com­ing on the defen­sive side of the ball. The focus for FSU’s recruit­ing efforts was in-state as 28 of their 31 com­mit­ted prospects hailed from Michigan. However, one of the head­lin­ers of the class played his high school foot­ball in Florida. Antonio Agurs, who was a state cham­pion run­ning back, has been tabbed as a player to watch in the future. Next up for the Bulldog foot­ball team is the start of spring prac­tice in March.