Fubara one of 10 finalists for CLASS award
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 22:10
ETSU senior midfielder Itode Fubara has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Fubara becomes the first player in program history to reach the final stage of voting for the award.
An acronym for “Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®,” the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character, and competition.
Growing up in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, as one of 12 children, Fubara dreamt of attaining a collegiate scholarship while playing soccer.
Aside from helping lead the Buccaneers to three consecutive seasons with 10 or more victories, including four wins over Top 25 opponents, Fubara has been an active member of the Johnson City community. The Ogbema, Nigeria, native has volunteered extensively with several local schools and youth organizations, including Towne Acres Elementary School, the Hispanic-American Student Community Alliance, and ‘Sports 4 All.’
Fubara, the 2010 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, is the only ETSU player to ever eclipse the 6,000 minutes-played mark.
Having earned conference All-Academic honors each of his first three seasons at ETSU, Fubara has helped the Bucs win consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards in 2011 and 2012.