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News - 2024

ETBU Men's Basketball Team stand on a basketball court with youth in Honduras holding an ETBU-branded flag

June 13, 2024

ETBU Men's Basketball Embarks on Transformative Mission Trip to Roatan, Honduras

The East Texas Baptist University Men's Basketball team departed Texas for Roatan, Honduras, for ETBU's Tiger Athletic Mission Experience (TAME). This marks the 20th trip for the ETBU Athletic Department's TAME initiative and the second international mission for the men's basketball team. Partnering with the International Sports Federation (ISF) for the week, the team conducted basketball clinics, collaborated with local ministries, and played three basketball games.

Softball players posing on softball field holding trophies.

June 5, 2024

ETBU Claims 2024 NCAA Division III Softball National Championship

On the final day of the NCAA Division III Softball National Championship on the campus of East Texas Baptist University, No. 2-seeded ETBU erupted for 17 runs, including five home runs securing the program's second national championship. With the wins Wednesday at Jason Bell Park at Taylor Field, it is the first time in modern-day history that a team has hosted and won the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. In the opening game, ETBU defeated No.

A large group photo of female softball players and coaches with a trophy in front of a score board on Taylor Field at East Texas Baptist University.

May 24, 2024

ETBU Softball to Compete for National Title at Jason Bell Park 

The East Texas Baptist University Softball team punched its ticket to the 2024 NCAA Division III Softball National Championship with the NCAA Marshall Super Regional victory last week. The team will compete for the national title on the Tigers' home field as ETBU is hosting the National Championship in Marshall, May 30 - June 5, at Jason Bell Park at Taylor Field.

During a commencement ceremony, a woman in a navy cap and gown on the right receive her diploma from a man in navy academic regalia on the left.

May 11, 2024

186 graduates conferred during ETBU’s Spring 2024 Commencement

East Texas Baptist University presented 186 graduates with degrees during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, in Baker Chapel of the Rogers Spiritual Life Center. ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn presided over the ceremony, during which 165 students received undergraduate degrees and 21 received graduate degrees. The worship ceremony featured Scripture readings, praise and worship through song, prayers, and blessings over the graduates, including words from Dr.

Synergy Park

May 10, 2024

ETBU Secures EDA Grant for Economic Revitalization in Marshall

East Texas Baptist University is proud to announce its reception of a $475,000.00 grant from the United States Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA has awarded these funds to enable ETBU to address economic challenges in Marshall and the surrounding region by developing and implementing long-term economic revitalization strategies to serve the local economy. This strategic investment is poised to foster sustained economic advancement and vitality within the region for years to come.