Baseball, Headlines

REPORTS: Wilkerson receives call to MLB

LEBANON, Tenn. – Reports have surfaced this week that former Cumberland All-American pitcher Aaron Wilkerson will receive a call-up to the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox and is a possible candidate to start Sunday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Angels, though no official transaction has been made as of Noon Central Time on Friday.


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127 named to 2016 Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-seven Cumberland student-athletes, department personnel and athletic training majors were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester, as released this week by the University.


Baseball, Headlines

Former player, coach Conner talks about MLB Draft

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland baseball player and coach and current San Diego Padres Scouting Director Mark Conner recently discussed the Major League Baseball Draft with the San Diego Tribune.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU hosting high school girls basketball fall league

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball will host the first-ever High School Girls Basketball Fall League every Friday from August 19-September 16 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Collins becomes full-time assistant for CU soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced this week that Liam Collins has joined the men’s soccer staff as a full-time assistant coach after serving the past two seasons as a graduate assistant with the program.


Softball, Headlines

CU signs Carthage native Clere

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Carthage, Tenn., native Sydney Clere to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Softball, Headlines

Softball inks junior college players Roberts, Winchester

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of junior college players Briah Winchester and Jordan Roberts to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix add signees Jordan, Jones

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of two more players this week for the 2016-17 academic year – Chapel Hill, Tenn., native Sara Jordan and Jacksonville, Fla., native Dajia Jones.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Memphis native Polk inks with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Memphis, Tenn., native and Southeast Missouri transfer Katia Polk to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Softball, Headlines

Snyder, Nicholas sign with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Eastern Florida State College transfers Carly Nicholas and Alexa Snyder to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Baseball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Headlines

Soccer, baseball kick off summer camps at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland and baseball hosted summer camps this week, with almost 200 kids combined between the two events taking part in drills and games at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium for baseball and Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field for soccer.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda, de Souza named ITA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza were named ITA All-Americans, as announced Thursday by the national governing body of collegiate tennis. Twenty singles and 18 doubles players were honored by the ITA.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Vadakin added as full-time assistant

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the hiring of Hannah Vadakin, the program’s first full-time assistant coach, this week, effective immediately. Vadakin spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Doane College in Nebraska.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Golf inks FHU transfer Daniel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Freed-Hardeman transfer Garrett Daniel to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Cheer camp set for June 23-24

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host a cheerleading camp for ages 5 and up on June 23-24 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus. Camp is limited to the first 80 participants who register at www.CumberlandCamps.com.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts earns Academic All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted to the Second Team on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Men’s At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Monday by the national office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda, de Souza in final ITA rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza finished the 2016-17 campaign ranked in the Top 10 nationally in the final Oracle/ITA NAIA Women’s Tennis National Rankings, released last week.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball signs Sims for upcoming season

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Helena, Mont., native Ashttan Sims to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Sims becomes the 13th CU signee for the upcoming season.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts voted Third Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted a Third Team NAIA All-American on Wednesday, as selected by the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals named to each of three teams.


Baseball, Headlines

Four baseball players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball players Drew Chester, Brett Cox, Dylan Lannom and Hector Viera were all named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the national office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis ends year ranked 20th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ended the season ranked 20th in the final NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week. The Phoenix made their fifth all-time appearance in the national tournament this season, losing in the round of 24.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda garners third career All-America honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Angelica Sepulveda garnered her third career All-America honor this week, garnering First Team honors from the NAIA, as announced by the national office. Honorees were selected by the NAIA All-America committee, with 16 student-athletes being named to both the first and second teams.


Football, Headlines

Football camp date changed to June 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football’s Thursday Night Lights Camp is changing dates due to unforeseen circumstances, with camp now set for Thursday, June 23 at Nokes-Lasater Field. The camp is for rising freshmen to rising seniors and costs $30 if signed up before June 17 and $40 thereafter.


Men's Track & Field, Headlines

Frost, Hunter sign with CU track and field

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland track and field coach Mardy Scales announced the signings of Tavarus Frost and Drew Hunter, both Memphis, Tenn., natives, to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Frost and Hunter are the first men’s track signees for the Phoenix for the upcoming season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Barrett inks with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Elmwood, Ill., native Micah Barrett to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Barrett is the 12th CU signee for the coming season.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Nelson named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis senior Dylan Nelson was named a 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Friday, as announced by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Gallatin's Warren inks with CU track program

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University track and field coach Mardy Scales announced the signing of Gallatin, Tenn., native Kelsey Warren to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Warren becomes the third CU signee for next season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball adds Pensacola State's Kasper

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Orlando, Fla., native and Pensacola State College transfer Taylor Kasper to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Taylor becomes the 11th Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Lindsey signs with Phoenix track

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University track and field coach Mardy Scales announced the signing of Hendersonville, Tenn., native Jeulia Lindsey to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Lindsey becomes the second CU signee for next season.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops signs SEMO transfer Henderson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Cincinnati, Ohio, native and Southeast Missouri transfer Corneisha Henderson to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Henderson becomes the sixth Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


Football, Headlines

Football hosting Thursday Night Lights camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host a Thursday Night Lights camp on May 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field for rising freshmen to rising seniors. Cost is $30 per camper if registered by May 20 and $40 after that date.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis not able to pull off comeback

LEBANON, Tenn. – After waiting more than 24 hours to play, 18th-ranked Cumberland dropped the two doubles matches and the top three singles outings, falling 5-4 to 16th-ranked Olivet Nazarene in the NAIA Women’s Tennis Championships on Wednesday in Mobile, Ala.


Softball, Headlines

Softball camp dates set for Summer 2016

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced dates for nine summer camps this week, including clinic for hitting, pitching and all skills and one specifically for high school players.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Roberts Wesleyan transfer Goodrum inks with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Kennesaw, Ga., native Cydney Goodrum to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Goodrum becomes the fifth CU signee for the upcoming season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Smyrna's Knoblett signs with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Smyrna, Tenn., native Morgan Knoblett to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Knoblett becomes the 10th Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


Softball, Headlines

Wilder inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Manchester, Tenn., native Kinsey Wilder to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Wilder becomes the 12th CU signee for next season.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Cross country signs Memphis native Mays

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Memphis, Tenn., native Amber Mays to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Mays becomes the third Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Wickham inks with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Olivet, Mich., native Mikayla Wickham to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Wickham becomes the ninth Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Headlines

Basketball set for two summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland basketball will host a pair of summer camps at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center during the month of June, with a combined volleyball/basketball camp set for June 13-16 and a basketball only camp taking place June 27-30.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix holding slate of volleyball camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball head coach Kathy Slaughter announced her 2016 camp dates this week, which includes college prep clinics on June 11 and July 16, individual camp on June 20-21, grades 4-8 on June 11 as well and a combined basketball and volleyball camp set for June 13-16 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer announces 2016 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s soccer coach Rory O’Connor announced the club’s 2016 schedule on Friday, which includes seven home matches and contests against three teams that participated in last year’s NAIA Championships.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts named CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ryan Botts was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Men’s At-Large Academic All-District 2 team on Thursday and now enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America team later this month.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda voted CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Angelica Sepulveda was voted to the Capital One Women’s At-Large Academic All-District 2 team this week and now enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America team later this month.


Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Headlines

Soccer hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University soccer coaches Rory O’Connor and Adam Grant will offer a pair of camps for boys and girls this summer at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, with both camps taking place June 6-10 for ages 8-12 and 13-18.


Baseball, Headlines

CU baseball camps begin June 6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four different Cumberland University baseball camps will take place throughout the month of June this summer beginning June 6 on the CU campus and running until the end of the month.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer schedule set for 2016

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the team’s 2016 schedule this week, which includes 11 home matches and outings against five teams that played in last year’s national tournament.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball announces 2016 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the club’s 2016 schedule this week, which includes 11 home matches and tournaments at Lindsey Wilson, Faulkner University and Northwestern Ohio.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU set to face Olivet Nazarene in NAIA Tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighteenth-ranked Cumberland will face No. 16 Olivet Nazarene in the first round of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Tennis Championships on Tuesday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala., as announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix receive at-large berth into national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland received the final at-large berth into the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championships on Monday, as announced by the national office. Brackets for the 24-team tournament set for May 17-21 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala., will be announced Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT.


Baseball, Headlines

Mistakes end season for baseball in 7-4 loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland’s Tyler Yorko posted three hits with a triple but St. Catharine College took advantage of nine walks and Tyler Devine drove in a pair of runs in a 7-4 victory over the Phoenix in an elimination game of the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships here Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Baseball, Headlines

Four-run eighth downs CU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Aaron Ashton’s two-run single to center highlighted a four-run eighth inning and Scott Sebald tossed a four-hit shutout, striking out 10 in a 4-0 Lindsey Wilson victory over Cumberland in the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships here Friday evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Baseball, Headlines

Viera, Lares named to MSC Gold Glove Team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Hector Viera and Gabe Lares were both named to the Mid-South Conference Baseball Gold Glove Team announced last week before the start of the conference tournament. Viera and Lares will now be considered for the Rawlings-NAIA Gold Glove Team that is announced during the Avista-NAIA World Series later this month.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Virginia native Lane inks with CU hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Grundy, Va., native Emily Lane to scholarship papers for the 2016-17 academic year. Lane becomes the fourth Phoenix signee for next season.


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116 current, former student-athletes graduating Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and sixteen current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 174th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fourth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


General, Headlines

CU inks licensing deal with Learfield

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has signed a contract with Learfield Licensing Partners to manage trademarks for the University with outside vendors for sundry products, promotions, sponsorships and advertising for the next five years, giving the University unprecedented exposure throughout the region.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Postell signs scholarship with women's cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native Michaela Postell to scholarship papers for the 2016-17 academic year. Postell spent this past year as a walk-on with the CU women’s soccer team.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix take on Lindsey Wilson in MSC Baseball Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will take on Lindsey Wilson at 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday at Bowling Green Ballpark in the first game of the double elimination format in the Mid-South Conference Championships.


Baseball, Headlines

Barron earns MSC Pitcher of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Erik Barron was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Week on Monday after tossing a three-hit shutout in CU’s 2-0 victory at Georgetown College in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships.


Softball, Headlines

Fast start not enough for Phoenix

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kassydi Montgomery hit a three-run homer in the first, but Bailey Mize drove in three runs and sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson plated three runs in the sixth to take the lead for good in a 6-3 victory over Cumberland here Sunday in an elimination game in the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships at Michael O. Buchanon Park.


Softball, Headlines

Big inning hurts softball in 9-2 loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Campbellsville’s Victoria Decker induced 13 ground ball outs and the fourth-ranked Tigers used a six-run fourth inning to break open a scoreless game en route to a 9-2 victory over Cumberland in the winner’s bracket final here Saturday in the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships at Michael O. Buchanon Park.


Baseball, Headlines

Three-run ninth carries CU to 4-2 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored three times in the ninth inning, two on an error and another on a wild pitch, and Stephen Fischer scattered 11 hits in eight innings of work to get the win in a 4-2 victory over Georgetown College on Saturday in Georgetown, Ky., clinching the best 2-of-3 series for the Phoenix.


Softball, Headlines

CU takes down Lindsey Wilson, 10-5

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Madison Gonzalez posted three more hits and four RBIs and Nicole Pratt tossed her first complete game of the season, giving up two runs in six innings and Cumberland knocked off sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson, 10-5, in the second round of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships here Friday at Michael O. Buchanon Park.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix open conference tournament with 3-1 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Madison Gonzalez collected three hits, two RBIs and a run scored and Kristen Abell gave up one run in a complete game in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Georgetown College in the opening game of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships here Friday at Michael O. Buchanon Park.


Softball, Headlines

Six Cumberland players voted All-MSC

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Jocelyn Hernandez, Kassydi Montgomery, Tessa Tomaselli, Madison Gonzalez, Imani Torregano and Vienna Benavides were all voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches announced during a banquet here Wednesday night in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday.


Baseball, Headlines

Barron's gem leads CU to 2-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Erik Barron tossed a three-hit shutout, getting 17 ground ball outs, and Tyler Yorko’s two-run single in the ninth provided all of the offense in the game in Cumberland’s 2-0 victory over Georgetown College in the first of a three-game series Thursday afternoon in Georgetown, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Dickison named First Team All-MSC, three others earn Second Team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Dickison was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Stephen Fischer, Nick McGrew and Mike Melendez all garnered Second Team honors, as announced by the league office Wednesday in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday and Friday with best 2-of-3 series.


Baseball, Headlines

UPDATED: Baseball series now starting Thursday

LEBANON, Tenn. – With a 100 percent chance of rain forecast for the weekend, Cumberland’s baseball series has shifted once again and the Phoenix will take on Georgetown College in a single game Thursday at 2 p.m. Central Time at Robert N. Wilson Field in Georgetown, Ky., to begin action in the Mid-South Conference Championships.


Baseball, Headlines

Fourteen baseball players honored as MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteen Cumberland baseball players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office Wednesday in advance of the conference tournament that begins this weekend at home sites.


Softball, Headlines

Eight softball players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland softball players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office Wednesday in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis ranked 17th in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped one spot to No. 17 in the latest NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The final regular season poll will be released May 8.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda named MSC Player of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Angelica Sepulveda was named Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year and Tarsha de Souza and Jasmine Shankar were both voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches announced Friday before the start of the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Portland's Akins signs with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Portland, Tenn., native Abby Akins to scholarship papers for the 2016-17 academic year. Akins becomes the eighth Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix fall in regular season finale, 6-5

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hector Viera, Nick McGrew and Josh Croft each collected two hits, but Josh Merrigan posted three hits and three RBIs and Jereid Woods added two hits, two runs and two RBIs, leading top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett to a 6-5 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Monday night in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland falls in tourney finals

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Third-ranked Lindsey Wilson swept the doubles and posted three singles wins, with the last two matches ending within seconds, in a 6-0 victory over 16th-ranked Cumberland here Monday in the finals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships at Kereaikes Park.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda earns MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Angelica Sepulveda earned Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week accolades, posting two doubles and one singles win in the conference tournament.


Baseball, Headlines

Viera voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University infielder Hector Viera was voted Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday after batting .583 with five RBIs and five runs scored and helping the Phoenix win 3-of-4 contests against ranked opponents.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball heading to Georgetown for MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished in a three-way tie for third in the final Mid-South Conference baseball standings but lost both tiebreakers and will travel to Georgetown College for a three-game series this weekend in the opening round of the conference tournament. Times for the games will be upcoming.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lashkul, Lopes named Second Team All-MSC

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland freshmen Anatoliy Lashkul and Thiago Lopes were both selected Second Team All-Mid-South Conference, as announced from a vote of league coaches here Friday before the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis takes out Georgetown, 5-1

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles outings and Angelica Sepulveda, Tarsha de Souza and Jasmine Shankar all collected singles wins in a 5-1 victory for the 16th-ranked Phoenix over Georgetown College in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships here Sunday at Kereiakes Park.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix move into semifinals with 5-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won both contested doubles matches and Jasmine Shankar picked up the final point with a singles victory at No. 5 in a 5-0 victory for the Phoenix over St. Catharine College in women’s tennis action Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships.


Baseball, Headlines

Plunkett, Barron help baseball split on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jarrett Plunkett’s pinch-hit two-run homer and Erik Barron’s complete-game effort with 13 strikeouts helped Cumberland win the opener, 4-3, and split a doubleheader with 16th-ranked Campbellsville University in baseball action here Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU falls in tourney quarterfinals, 5-2

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Jakov Tshirkin and Jose Ortega Vela each picked up singles victories, but 23rd-ranked Cumberland dropped all three doubles matches and Alejandro Soriano clinched a 5-2 win for 18th-ranked Campbellsville University with a three-set victory at No. 2 singles here Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships.


Baseball, Headlines

Hunt picks up 1,500 career win in 12-2 Phoenix victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Gabe Lares posted three hits and five RBIs, helping Cumberland to a 12-2 victory over 16th-ranked Campbellsville University and giving head coach Woody Hunt his 1,500th career win here Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts named Champions of Character Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ryan Botts was named the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Champions of Character Award winner this week during the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Riverdale's Clement inks with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Rachel Clement to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Clement becomes the seventh signee for CU for the upcoming season.


Softball, Headlines

Softball set to face Georgetown in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will take on Georgetown College for the second straight season and the third time in four years in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships on Friday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Buchanon Park in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball game at Georgia Gwinnett moved to Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game scheduled for next week at Georgia Gwinnett has been moved to Monday, April 25 to accommodate CU head coach Woody Hunt’s presence at a Mid-South Conference meeting.


Football

Former CU coach Moore inducted into MNPS Sports Hall of Fame

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland University football coach Herschel Moore was inducted into the Metro Nashville Public Schools Sports Hall of Fame last week at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Three men's tennis players garner MSC Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Dylan Nelson, Jakov Tshirkin and Jose Ortega Vela were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office ahead of this weekend’s conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Four women's tennis players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis players Trinidad Aguirre, Sarah Edwards, Angelica Sepulveda and Jasmine Shankar were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office ahead of this weekend’s conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts, Broyles, Polston named All-Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seniors Ryan Botts and Peyton Broyles earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors and sophomore Zach Polston garnered Second Team accolades, as announced at the conclusion of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf, Stuckey, Strode earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors and sophomores Morgan Stuckey and Savanna Strode garnered Second Team accolades, as announced at the conclusion of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf finishes with 75, CU women place third

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf carded a final-round 75and finished 12th and sophomore Morgan Stuckey placed 10th while Cumberland held on to finish third in the team standings in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships here Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts ties for sixth, men place third at MSC Tourney

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Senior Ryan Botts shot one-under par 71 and senior Peyton Broyles carded even-par 72, helping Cumberland to a third-place team finish in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Watertown's Staats inks with CU hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Watertown High School product Bobbi Staats to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 season.


Baseball, Headlines

Big innings send CU to 11-8 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored six runs in the second and four more in the third highlighted by two-run doubles from Josh Croft and Ryan Dickison and Mitch Langer tossed seven innings for his fifth win in Cumberland’s 11-8 victory over No. 17 Bryan College here Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams, Botts shoot 73, men stumble at end of round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Austin Williams and senior Ryan Botts each carded a one-over par 73, but Cumberland gave away 11 shots over the final four holes and remained third in the team standings after the second round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Women's golf moves up two spots to third

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Morgan Stuckey shot five-over par 77 and Cumberland posted its best team score since the opening tournament of the fall with a 314, moving up two spots into third place on Tuesday in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Basketball, General, Headlines

Hall named Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Chelsey Hall was voted the 2015-16 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award this week, presented annually to a Phoenix student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Phoenix football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


Football, Headlines

Cumberland Spring Game set for Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host its annual Spring Game this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field, wrapping up four weeks of practices and scrimmages under head coach Donnie Suber.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis takes on St. Catharine in MSC Tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis secured the No. 2 seed in this week’s Mid-South Conference Championships and will face St. Catharine College at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., with the tournament shifting back two days because of forecasted inclement weather in the area later this week.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis set to face Campbellsville in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis will take on 18th-ranked Campbellsville University in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., with the tournament shifting back two days because of forecasted inclement weather in the area later this week.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Broyles shoots 70, leads by one at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Peyton Broyles shot two-under par 70 and leads by one shot while sophomore Austin Williams finished at even-par 72 for the Cumberland men’s golf team in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Monday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Stuckey leads women with opening 79

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sophomore Morgan Stuckey recorded 11 pars and shot seven-over 79, tied for seventh overall, leading the Cumberland women’s golf team in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships here Monday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Three women's golfers named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Kaleigh Chitwood and sophomores Savanna Strode and Morgan Stuckey were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete this week by the league office in advance of the conference championships that begin Monday at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts earns MSC Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was named a Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete this week by the league office in advance of the conference championships that begin Monday at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Fischer, Yorko help CU salvage final game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Yorko drove in three runs and Stephen Fischer allowed three runs on seven hits in three innings, helping Cumberland salvage the final game of the series at Georgetown College on Saturday, 5-3, at Robert N. Wilson Field in Georgetown, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Pikeville sweeps CU with big innings

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Logan Cline drove in two runs in each contest and Courtney Morgan finished the doubleheader 5-for-6 with four runs scored, as the University of Pikeville swept Cumberland, 8-0 and 12-4, in softball action here Saturday at Paul Butcher Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball opens series with 12-0 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chaz Meadows posted a three-run homer, a three-run double and drove in seven runs, as Georgetown College scored 10 runs in the middle innings in a 12-0 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Friday in Georgetown, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Six-run inning helps CU split at Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Kassydi Montgomery’s three-run homer capped a six-run fourth inning and Jocelyn Hernandez posted two hits in both games, as Cumberland lost the opener, 9-1, but won the second game, 10-2, splitting a doubleheader against the University of Pikeville here Friday in softball action at Paul Butcher Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda, de Souza ranked by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University senior Angelica Sepulveda is ranked ninth in singles and Sepulveda and junior Tarsha de Souza are ranked seventh in doubles in the latest Oracle/ITA NAIA Women’s Tennis National Rankings, released this week.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Cheer-Dance tryouts set for April 22-23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tryouts for the 2016-17 Cumberland University cheerleading and dance squads will be held April 22-23 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus. A clinic will take place on Friday, April 22 from 4-8 p.m. and tryouts will be held Saturday, April 23 from 9-11 a.m.


Baseball, Headlines

Former CU baseball players begin professional seasons

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four former Cumberland baseball players – Aaron Wilkerson, Will Locante, Chipper Smith and Josciel Veras – began their minor league seasons this past week while two others are playing and coaching in the professional ranks as well.


Baseball, Headlines

Allen drives in three but CU falls, 9-8

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Allen drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly and Cumberland loaded the bases in the ninth before bouncing into a double play, dropping a 9-8 decision to Bethel University in baseball action Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Oakland's Wilcoxson inks with CU track

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University track and field coach Mardy Scales announced the signing of Murfreesboro,. Tenn., native Morgan Wilcoxson to scholarship papers for the 2016-17 academic year.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU falls one spot to 23rd in NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland fell one spot to No. 23 in the latest NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix drops two spots to No. 16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped two spots to No. 16 in the latest NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Markovic, Nalovic ink with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of two international players this week to scholarships for the 2016 season – Trstenik, Serbia, native Isidora Markovic and Novi Sad, Serbia, native Masa Nalovic.


Baseball, Headlines

Big innings help CU split with Talladega

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ryan Dickison homered and drove in three runs and Gabe Lares added two RBIs, backing up Mitch Langer, who gave up one run on four hits in Cumberland’s 15-1 victory over Talladega College in baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Tomaselli's two homers not enough for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tessa Tomaselli belted two home runs and drove in three runs in the second game, but Victoria Decker tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener and Madison Mudd posted five RBIs in the second contest, as fifth-ranked Campbellsville University swept a doubleheader, 7-0 and 12-6, from Cumberland here Tuesday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball inks Michigan native Jungel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Olivet, Mich., native Hailey Jungel to scholarship papers this week for the 2016 season. Jungel becomes the fourth signee for the Phoenix for the coming season.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU women post fifth straight victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Cumberland won all seven contested matches and posted a 7-2 victory over the University of Pikeville in women’s tennis action Monday in Pikeville, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis falls at Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles outings and Axul Lucich picked up a singles win, but the University of Pikeville posted five singles victories en route to a 6-3 team win over 22nd-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Monday in Pikeville, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Rosas Garcia named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Alejandro Rosas Garcia was voted Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, winning all four of his matches in a pair of CU victories.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball game rescheduled for Wednesday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball’s home game scheduled for Monday against Bethel University has been rescheduled for this Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium due to impending inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix fall twice at Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lindsey Wilson broke open a tie game with five runs in the sixth in the opener and the Blue Raiders limited Cumberland to just seven hits in each game in sweeping the Phoenix, 8-2 and 6-2, in baseball action Sunday afternoon at Egnew Park in Columbia, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Huge ninth inning provides 7-6 opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland exploded for six runs in the ninth with two-run singles from Josh Croft and Ryan Dickison and Erik Barron allowed three unearned runs in eight innings, helping the Phoenix to a 7-6 victory over 24th-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the first of a three-game series Saturday afternoon at Egnew Park in Columbia, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Softball drops two to Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jocelyn Hernandez posted three hits with a two-run homer, three RBIs and three runs scored in the second game and Imani Torregano collected five hits in the doubleheader, but Georgetown College swept the two games, 4-1 and 11-9, against Cumberland in softball action here Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis wins on the road, 5-4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Angelica Sepulveda, Tarsha de Souza and Franki Jecker all picked up singles victories and 14th-ranked Cumberland won five of the seven contested matches in a 5-4 victory against Georgetown College in women’s tennis action Friday afternoon at the Lexington Tennis Club in Lexington, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland rolls to 9-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-second Cumberland swept the doubles matches and all six singles outings in straight sets, cruising to a 9-0 victory over Georgetown College in men’s tennis action Friday afternoon at the Lexington Tennis Club in Lexington, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Early deficits send Phoenix to two losses

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brittany Rasmussen hit a three-run homer in the opener and Gianna Abatti drove in a pair of runs in the second game, but Cumberland fell into early holes in both contests and dropped two games to Georgetown College, 7-4 and 4-3, here Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball series shifted to Saturday-Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball series this weekend at Lindsey Wilson has shifted to Saturday-Sunday because of forecasted inclement weather in the Columbia, Ky., area. The teams will play a single game Saturday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader Sunday at Noon at Egnew Park.


Softball, Headlines

Gordonsville's Hord inks with Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Gordonsville High School product Robin Anne Hord to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Hord becomes the 11th signee for the Phoenix for next season.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda named NAIA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Angelica Sepulveda was named the NAIA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday after winning all eight of her matches for the Phoenix in four dual matches between March 28-April 3.


Baseball, Headlines

Top-ranked Grizzlies end CU winning streak

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nick McGrew posted three hits, but Brady Hamilton hit a pair of home runs and drove in three, as top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett belted three total homers in a 6-3 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Johnson shoots 73, Williams 77 for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Zach Johnson posted a one-over par 73 and sophomore Austin Williams shot 77 to tie for ninth, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team on Tuesday at the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode cards second-round 80, women finish fifth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Savanna Strode posted a second-round 80 and Morgan Stuckey carded an 82, with both players finishing in the Top 15 on Tuesday during the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club in Campbellsville, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball extends streak to seven with 10-6 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jarrett Plunkett posted two hits and two RBIs, Josh Croft drove in a pair of runs and Cumberland scored eight runs in the first five innings before hanging on for a 10-6 victory over Bethel University in baseball action Tuesday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Softball, Headlines

Blue Raiders sweep CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson hit three home runs in the first game and Lyndsey Parden tossed a three-hit shutout in the second game, with the Blue Raiders sweeping Cumberland, 10-2 and 8-0, here Tuesday at Lindsey Wilson Park.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda earns MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Angelica Sepulveda was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday after winning all eight of her matches in four duals for the Phoenix.


Baseball, Headlines

Weather forces change to Wednesday baseball game time

LEBANON, Tenn. – With impending weather in the forecast, Cumberland’s baseball game scheduled for Wednesday against Georgia Gwinnett has been moved to a Noon Central Time start at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Dickison voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Dickison was voted Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday after batting .533 with six extra-base hits and six RBIs in four CU victories.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Rosas Garcia, Lucich, Tshirkin help Phoenix defeat RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles and Alejandro Rosas Garcia, Axel Lucich and Jakov Tshirkin each won singles matches for the 22nd-ranked Phoenix in a 6-3 win over Martin Methodist in men’s tennis action at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland takes down MMC, 6-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won the top three singles and top two doubles matches and lost just one contested outing, as the 14th-ranked Phoenix won its third straight match overall, 6-3, over Martin Methodist in women’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf cards 82, Stuckey 83 for CU women

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf and Morgan Stuckey shot 82 and 83, respectively, to lead the Cumberland women’s golf team in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational on Monday at Campbellsville Country Club in Campbellsville, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Polston, Botts shoot one-under, CU third as team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts and sophomore Zach Polston each carded rounds of one-under 71, but the remainder of the Cumberland team struggled on Monday and the Phoenix stand third in the standings after the opening day of the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club in Campbellsville, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Softball inks East Robertson's Dunn

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Cross Plains, Tenn., native Shae Dunn to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU inks Grace Christian's Pridemore, Griffith

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Grace Christian Academy players Calynne Pridemore and Katherine Griffith to scholarship papers last week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Baseball, Headlines

Plunkett's walk-off helps baseball sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ryan Dickison’s two-run double in the ninth tied the game and Jarrett Plunkett ended it with a two-run walk-off homer in the 11th for a 5-3 victory in the opener for Cumberland, who won the second game as well, 9-5, to sweep the doubleheader over the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday in baseball action at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix dominate in two victories

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis swept a pair of matches on Saturday, defeating St. Catharine College and Shawnee State, 9-0, losing five games to the Patriots and one to the Bears at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Softball, Headlines

Tomaselli's two-run shot lifts CU to 3-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Crystal Bryant tossed a complete game, striking out six, and Tessa Tomaselli drilled a two-run homer in the fifth to break a tie game, giving Cumberland a 3-1 victory in the second game and a doubleheader split against St. Catharine College in softball action Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Barron's complete game starts series with win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mike Melendez posted two hits and three RBIs, backing up a complete game from Erik Barron, who scattered seven hits and allowed one run in Cumberland’s 9-1 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in baseball action Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Benavides collects seven hits in CU sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Vienna Benavides posted seven hits in the doubleheader, Kassydi Montgomery hit a grand slam in the opener and Jocelyn Hernandez cleared the bases with a double in the second contest, as Cumberland swept St. Catharine College, 6-3 and 8-4, in softball action here Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts, Kean, Johnson garner All-Tournament accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golfers Zach Kean, Ryan Botts and Zach Johnson each earned All-Tournament honors at last week’s Phoenix Invitational, with Kean and Botts tying for individual medalist honors and Johnson tying for fourth overall.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops ends year ranked 23rd

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning an opening-round game in the 36th Annual NAIA Championships, Cumberland women’s basketball ended the year ranked 23rd in the NAIA Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll, released Wednesday by the national office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis remains No. 14 in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis is ranked 14th for the second straight ranking in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released this week by the national office. The Phoenix have been ranked between 12th and 14th in all five polls this spring.


Men's Tennis

Men's tennis ranked 22nd in latest NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained 22nd in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released this week by the national office. The Phoenix have been ranked between 21st and 23rd in all five polls this spring.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU women drop 7-2 decision to AUM

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Angelica Sepulveda won her singles and doubles matches, but top-ranked Auburn Montgomery posted victories in the remaining matches for a 7-2 win over No. 14 Cumberland in women’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lucich wins in singles but Phoenix falls, 8-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Axel Lucich posted a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles for 22nd-ranked Cumberland, but second-ranked Auburn Montgomery swept the doubles and won the remaining singles outings in an 8-1 victory in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Baseball, Headlines

Five-run seventh carries CU to 9-3 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mike Melendez collected three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored, Drew Chester tossed six innings for the win and Cumberland scored five runs in the seventh to break open a tie game en route to a 9-3 victory over No. 9 Tennessee Wesleyan in baseball action Wednesday in Athens, Tenn.


Softball, Headlines

CU drops two at Campbellsville

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Imani Torregano collected three hits in the opener and Jocelyn Hernandez hit a three-run homer in the second game, but Brianna Scott’s three-run double and a grand slam by Adrean Jordan helped fifth-ranked Campbellsville University sweep a doubleheader from Cumberland, 9-3 and 11-6, here Tuesday at Veterans Park.


Football, Headlines

CU announces 2016 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2016 football schedule on Tuesday, which includes four home games and contests against a pair of NCAA institutions – East Tennessee State and Mississippi College.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis drops 5-4 decision to WWU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland registered two doubles victories, but 19th-ranked William Woods collected four singles wins, with Julia Mulder clinching the victory at No. 6 in a 5-4 win over 14th-ranked Cumberland in women’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU posts 6-3 win over William Woods

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and Jose Ortega Vela’s victory at No. 5 singles clinched a 6-3 dual match win for the 22nd-ranked Phoenix over William Woods University in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Hall, Bowers garner All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chelsey Hall earned Third Team NAIA All-America honors for the second straight season and Nicole Bowers was named Honorable Mention All-America, as announced by the national office late last week. Players were selected by the NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.


Baseball, Headlines

Croft's two-run single, Hoppe's shutout lead baseball sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Croft’s two-run single in the ninth inning plated the winning runs in the opener and Curtis Hoppe tossed a five-hit shutout in the second game, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader from St. Catharine College, 10-8 and 6-0, on Saturday in baseball action at Edelon-Heyden Field in St. Catharine, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix split two with the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maryah Cohen scored the winning run on a single by Giselle Delgado in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 Cumberland win in the opener, but the University of the Cumberlands won the second game, 9-3, to split the doubleheader here Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women fall at LWC, 8-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Angelica Sepulveda posted a straight-set win at No. 1 singles, but third-ranked Lindsey Wilson swept the doubles and won the remaining five singles outings in an 8-1 victory over 14th-ranked Cumberland in women’s tennis action Friday in Columbia, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU men's tennis loses at No. 7 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jose Ortega Vela and Dylan Nelson won a tiebreaker in doubles, but seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson won the other two doubles outings and all six matches in singles in an 8-1 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Columbia, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball drops 2-1 decision in 10 innings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Erik Barron allowed just one run on four hits in nine innings, but Cumberland managed just five hits and committed a costly error in the 10th inning, leading to the game-winning run and a 2-1 victory for St. Catharine College in the series-opener Friday in baseball action at Edelen-Haydon Field in St. Catharine, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Softball completes doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kassydi Montgomery hit a pair of home runs and posted seven RBIs and Madison Gonzalez collected six hits in Cumberland’s doubleheader sweep, 8-3 and 7-5, over the University of the Cumberlands in softball action here Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland wins 7-2 on road

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Cumberland swept the doubles and posted four singles victories in a 7-2 win over Campbellsville University in women’s tennis action Tuesday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix falls 5-4 at No. 16 Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles outings and two singles matches, but 16th-ranked Campbellsville University posted three-set singles victories at the top three spots and edged the 22nd-ranked Phoenix in men’s tennis action Tuesday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Lindsey Wilson sweeps two from softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kassydi Montgomery collected two hits and scored two runs and Tessa Tomaselli and Jocelyn Hernandez each drove in a pair of runs, but second-ranked Lindsey Wilson scored nine runs in the fifth inning in the opener and pulled away in the second contest to sweep Cumberland, 12-0 and 7-5, in softball action Tuesday.


Baseball, Headlines

Miscues to blame in 5-3 loss at Bryan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nick McGrew posted three hits and Josh Croft hit a two-run homer, but 23rd-ranked Bryan College scored twice in the sixth to take the lead and added an insurance run in the eighth in a 5-3 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Tuesday night in Dayton, Tenn.


Women's Golf

Burgdorf shoots 81, Phoenix place fourth as team

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf posted a second-round 81 and sophomore Morgan Stuckey shot 84, with both players plus sophomore Savanna Strode all finishing in the Top 15 for Cumberland on Tuesday at the Phoenix Invitational here at Windtree Golf Club.


Men's Golf, Headlines

CU wins team event, Botts takes individual honors in playoff

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts won a three-way playoff with a par on the third hole, besting teammate and junior Zach Kean, and Cumberland won the team competition by 15 shots on Tuesday in the Phoenix Invitational here at Windtree Golf Club.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Kirkland named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland redshirt sophomore Garrett Kirkland earned 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades, as announced Monday by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Hall earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Chelsey Hall earned 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced Monday by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Baseball, Headlines

Hollis' big day leads 12-6 CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Steven Hollis went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs and senior Hector Viera added three hits and three runs, as Cumberland scored nine runs in its final three at-bats in a 12-6 victory over Huntington University in baseball action Monday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Golf

Williams, Botts each shoot 69 at Phoenix Invite

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts and sophomore Austin Williams each carded rounds of two-under par 69 and junior Zach Kean shot one-under 70, helping the Cumberland men’s golf team to an eight-shot lead in the team standings on a cold and windy Monday at the Phoenix Invitational here at Windtree Golf Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode tied for sixth, Cleveland shoots 85

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Sophomore Savanna Strode carded a first-round 80, tied for sixth overall, and sophomore Morgan Stuckey posted an 83 on a cold and windy Monday at the Phoenix Invitational here at Windtree Golf Club.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball drops pair at home

LEBANON, Tenn. – The University of Pikeville used two big innings in the opener and one in the second game to sweep Cumberland, 8-4 and 10-0, and complete the sweep in baseball action Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CORRECTED: Women's tennis defeats Bellarmine, 5-4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Cumberland swept the doubles and Tarsha de Souza and Jasmine Shankar picked up singles wins in a 5-4 victory over NCAA Division III Bellarmine University in women’s tennis action Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis blanks Bellarmine, 9-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches and all six singles in straight sets, as the 22nd-ranked Phoenix posted a 9-0 victory over NCAA Division III Bellarmine University on Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Softball, Headlines

Miscues cost CU in series finale

WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Madison Gonzalez collected three hits and Brianna Gregory scored twice, but Shawnee State took advantage of seven walks and three errors to post a 10-5 victory over Cumberland in softball action here Saturday morning at Boone Coleman Field. The Phoenix and Bears split the four-game series.


Baseball, Headlines

Pikeville takes first game of series, 9-6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored four times in the first and once in the third, but the University of Pikeville posted three runs in its final two at-bats en route to a 9-6 victory over the Phoenix in baseball action Friday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Late Lewis-Clark rally ends season for Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason posted 25 points and Chelsey Hall added 14, but 13th-ranked Lewis-Clark State outscored Cumberland, 24-11, to overcome an eight-point deficit in a 75-70 victory against the Phoenix in the second round of the 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships in Independence, Mo.


Softball, Headlines

Bryant, Abell help CU take 2-of-3 on Friday

WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Kristen Abell tossed a two-hit shutout, getting 13 ground ball outs, and Crystal Bryant worked all eight innings in a 5-1 victory, helping Cumberland take 2-of-3 games from Shawnee State in softball action here Friday at Boone Coleman Field.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops upsets No. 4 Bethel, 56-51

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers posted 21 points and 11 rebounds, her eighth double-double of the season, and Jalita Fason and Bre Neal each netted 12 points, as Cumberland overcame a halftime deficit to defeat fourth-ranked Bethel University, 56-51, in the first round of the 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships on Thursday night in Independence, Mo.


Softball, Headlines

Gonzalez, Montgomery have big day in doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Leah Newsome tossed a four-hit shutout in the second game and Madison Gonzalez and Kassydi Montgomery each hit home runs in the opener, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader from Maryville College, 3-2 and 8-0, here Wednesday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

10-run first carries Phoenix to 19-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ryan Dickison, Tyler Yorko and Jarrett Plunkett each drove in three runs and Cumberland scored 10 times in the first inning and never looked back in a 19-2 victory over Brescia University in baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Softball drops two at Bethel

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Bethel University scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener and Amanda Brandenburg tossed a complete game and hit a home run in the second contest, as the Wildcats swept Cumberland, 8-7 and 5-1, in softball action here Tuesday at Lady Wildcat Park.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts earns second MSC Player of the Week honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts earned his second Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors this spring on Monday after tying for second at the Callaway Gardens Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Tuesday baseball game switched to Lebanon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Due to weekend and continuing rain in northern Kentucky, Cumberland’s Tuesday baseball game against Brescia University has been changed to a home game at 2 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lucich wins twice but men fall to William Carey, 5-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Axel Lucich won his singles and doubles matches, but the 23rd-ranked Phoenix dropped two doubles and three singles outings in a 5-3 loss to 10th-ranked William Carey in men’s tennis action Saturday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix upset No. 6 William Carey, 5-4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won 2-of-3 matches in doubles and split the singles, with junior Franki Jecker winning a third-set tiebreaker at No. 5 for the decisive point in the 13th-ranked Phoenix’s 5-4 victory over No. 6 William Carey in women’s tennis action late Saturday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Fischer dominant again, offense explodes for 11-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored six runs in the second inning and never looked back offensively and Stephen Fischer posted his sixth victory with seven innings of one-hit baseball in an 11-1 victory over Shawnee State on Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women drop 6-0 decision at Gwinnett

LEBANON, Tenn. – Second-ranked Georgia Gwinnett posted wins in all three doubles matches and picked up three singles victories when the match was stopped in a 6-0 win over 13th-ranked Cumberland in women’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis falls at No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett

LEBANON, Tenn. – Top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett swept the doubles matches and won 5-of-6 in singles, posting an 8-0 victory over 23rd-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Big innings help Phoenix split twinbill

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored 10 runs in its final two at-bats to overcome an early deficit and win the second game, 11-8 over Shawnee State, splitting the doubleheader with the Bears on an overcast and wet Friday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix split two on road

LEBANON, Tenn. – Leah Newsome and Crystal Bryant combined to scatter 10 hits and Vienna Benavides posted four hits and scored twice, as Cumberland won 6-0 in the second game to split a doubleheader against 14th-ranked USC-Beaufort on Thursday in softball action in Hardeeville, S.C.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix sign Alabama native Peterson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Ranburne, Ala., native Riley Peterson to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Peterson becomes the third signee for the Phoenix for next season.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU women get at-large berth into NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball received an at-large bid into the 36th Annual NAIA Championships in Independence, Mo., and will face former TranSouth Conference rival Bethel University in the first round Wednesday, March 16 at 8 p.m. CT.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland hosting volleyball showcase on April 3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball will host a showcase for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 graduates who desire to continue her volleyball career on the collegiate level on Sunday, April 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus.


Softball, Headlines

Softball signs Gordonsville's Prichard

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Brush Creek, Tenn., native Shelby Prichard to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Prichard becomes the ninth signee for next season for CU.


Football, Headlines

Phoenix ink 12 more for football

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 12 more players to scholarships for the 2016 season, all from the state of Tennessee, bringing this year's recruiting class total to 26 for the Phoenix.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball series shifting back to Friday-Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Because of the changing weather forecast for the coming weekend, Cumberland and Shawnee State’s baseball series has shifted back to Friday-Saturday, with the teams scheduled for a Noon doubleheader on Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball inks East Robertson's Stradtner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Orlinda, Tenn., native Tamalee Stradtner to scholarship papers this week for the 2016 season. Stradtner is the second signee for the Phoenix for the coming season.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

NAIA women's hoops announcement today

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA is scheduled to release the final NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll as well as qualifiers and a bracket for the 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships this afternoon starting at 5 p.m. CT at www.naia.org.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf posts 75 in second round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf card a four-over par 75 in the final round and sophomore Savanna Strode shot 80, leading the Cumberland women’s golf team at the Callaway Gardens Invitational on Tuesday in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts shoots low round of tourney, ties for second

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot a final-round five-under par 67, tying for second overall, while sophomore Zach Polston carded a second-round 74 for the Cumberland men’s golf team Tuesday at the Callaway Gardens Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Wrestling, Headlines

Croley named NAIA All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Nate Croley was named an NAIA Wrestling All-American on Tuesday after finishing seventh at 157 at this past weekend’s national championships in Topeka, Kan.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball falls again, 7-4, to Keiser

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ryan Dickison posted three hits and Mike Melendez drove in three runs, but Cumberland stranded the bases loaded in the eighth and ninth innings and 13 total in a 7-4 loss to 15th-ranked Keiser University on Tuesday in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Lebanon native Clemmons inks with Phoenix volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Lebanon native Briana Clemmons to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Clemmons is the first signee for the upcoming season for CU.


Softball, Headlines

Indiana native Kralj inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Santa Claus, Ind. native Kaitlin Kralj to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Kralj is the eighth signee for the Phoenix for next season.


Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field, Headlines

Phoenix add Rojas to signing class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Alamo, Tenn., native Jerry Rojas to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Rojas is the second signee for the Phoenix for the upcoming season.


Baseball, Headlines

Weekend series shifting to Saturday-Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – With forecasts calling for rain on Friday in the middle Tennessee area, Cumberland is moving its weekend Mid-South Conference baseball series against Shawnee State to Saturday and Sunday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Errors costly in 8-6 loss at ERAU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Stephen Fischer tossed six strong innings and Nick McGrew collected three hits and two RBIs, but Embry-Riddle scored all eight runs in its final three at-bats to post an 8-6 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Monday night in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Johnson, Botts each shoot 76 in opening round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts and junior Zach Johnson each shot four-over par 76 and senior Peyton Broyles carded a 78 to lead the Cumberland men’s golf team in the first round of the Callaway Gardens Invitational on Monday in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Stuckey tied for seventh at Callaway Gardens

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Morgan Stuckey carded an opening-round 78, tied for seventh, and Cumberland stands 10th among 16 teams after the opening round of the Callaway Gardens Invitational on Monday in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball hosting clinic for grades 4-8

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter is hosting the first of four clinics for players in grades 4-8 this Saturday, March 12, from 8-10 a.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Davidson Academy's Vandlen inks with Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Adams, Tenn., native Bri Vandlen to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 season.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Hood signs with women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signing of Columbia, Tenn., native Carson Hood to scholarship papers this week for the 2016 season. Hood becomes the second signee for next season for CU.


Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field, Headlines

Royster inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Jasper, Ala., native Jake Royster to scholarship papers this week for the 2016 season, the first signee for the Phoenix for next season.


Football, Headlines

Former head coach Alexander returning to CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland football head coach Dewayne Alexander is returning to the program as offensive coordinator, effective this week, as announced by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan on Monday.


Wrestling, Headlines

Paden, Donchev named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestlers Nick Paden and Peter Donchev were named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced over the weekend by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kan.


Baseball, Headlines

Big inning carries Bellevue past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Gabe Lares posted three hits and Ryan Dickison and Ryan Simmons added two hits apiece, but 12th-ranked Bellevue University scored five runs in the third inning and Cumberland stranded 10 runners in a 5-1 loss to the Bruins Sunday night in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men open MSC play with 5-3 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-third ranked Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and singles victories at Nos. 3-5 to claim a 5-3 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in men’s tennis action Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland ends losing streak with 7-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – After a passing shower caused a nearly two-hour rain delay, 13th-ranked Cumberland posted five singles victories in straight sets and won two doubles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over the University of the Cumberland in women’s tennis action Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Wrestling, Headlines

Croley goes 1-1 on final day of national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Nate Croley lost his opening round but rebounded with a Decision to finish seventh overall at 157 during Session III of the 59th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan.


Baseball, Headlines

Culver-Stockton takes final game of series

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Croft posted three hits and Brian Conn added two off the bench, but Cumberland stranded 12 runners and Culver-Stockton took advantage of seven walks and seven hit batsmen to salvage the final game of the series, 7-3, on Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Croley wins twice in wrestleback for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Kyle Delaune and senior Tyler Smith lost in the quarterfinals and then again in the wrestleback to end their runs but junior Nate Croley posted a pair of victories in the backdraw on Friday night at the 59th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix win on the road, 5-4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland started with two doubles victories and then won three straight singles outings, two in three sets, as the 23rd-ranked Phoenix recorded a 5-4 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in men’s tennis action Friday in Athens, Tenn.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis drops 5-4 decision

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thirteenth-ranked Cumberland won a pair of doubles outings and twice more in singles, but No. 15 Indiana Wesleyan pulled out four singles victories to outlast the Phoenix, 5-4, in women’s tennis action on an overcast and chilly Friday afternoon at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Wrestling, Headlines

Delaune, Smith open with victories

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Kyle Delaune and senior Tyler Smith each remained in the championship bracket with victories during the first session of the 59th Annual NAIA Championships on Friday in Topeka, Kan. The night session on Friday begins at 6 p.m. CT at the Kansas Expocentre.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix sweep two from Culver-Stockton

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Allen drove in the winning run with a single in the sixth in the opener and Ryan Dickison hit a three-run homer and plated the go-ahead run with a single in the fifth in Cumberland’s doubleheader sweep of Culver-Stockton, 4-3 and 6-5, on Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Men's golf ranked 23rd in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf moved up one spot to No. 23 in the latest Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches’ Poll released last week.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Four cheerleaders earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Morgan Beasley and Alyssa Freeman were both voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Kendall Roberts and Sydnee Steverson were named Second Team All-MSC, as selected by the coaches and released Wednesday during the conference awards banquet in Frankfort, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Brown, Hickerson voted Second Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Mark Brown and Marquel Hickerson were both voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference, as selected by the coaches and released Thursday night during the conference awards banquet in Frankfort, Ky.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Third time not the charm for women's hoops

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Chanel Roberts scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and 18th-ranked Lindsey Wilson made 6-of-8 foul shots in the final period to pull away for a 61-52 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU falls one spot in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis dropped one spot to No. 13 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis drops two spots to No. 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped two spots to No. 23 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Missed chances end season for men's hoops

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Brandon Bobb Jones netted a game-high 29 points for St. Catharine College and Cumberland failed to close in the gap in the final minutes despite several chances, with the Phoenix dropping a 69-63 decision in the opening round game of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Championships here Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Hall, Bowers, Fason garner All-MSC recognition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chelsey Hall and Nicole Bowers were each voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Jalita Fason garnered Second Team honors, as announced by the league during a banquet Wednesday night in Frankfort, Ky.


Wrestling, Headlines

ESPN3 to Deliver 2016 NAIA Wrestling Championships Finals

LEBANON, Tenn. – For the first time in association history, the NAIA will deliver the final bouts of the 2016 Wrestling National Championships, presented by USA Wrestling-Kansas, on ESPN3 from the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan. The 10 matches begin at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 5.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Seven cheer-dance members named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland cheer and dance team members – Alison Decker, Lauren Gregory, Virginia Lea, Jamie Rice, Kayla Rice, Kendall Roberts and Sydnee Steverson – were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced this week by the league office in advance of the conference championships that take place Wednesday night in Frankfort, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Bond, Johnson, Kirkland earn MSC Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland men’s basketball players – DeQuan Bond, Garrett Kirkland and Cameron Johnson – were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Frankfort, Ky.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Bowers, Hall, Vaden named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball players Chelsey Hall, Nicole Bowers and Charli Vaden were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Frankfort, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball takes second game at Talladega

LEBANON, Tenn. – Talladega College scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener, 7-6, but Kyle Allen drove in a pair of runs and Hector Viera posted two hits and two runs scored in a 5-4 victory in the second game for Cumberland and a doubleheader split on Tuesday in Talladega, Ala.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Bowers voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forward Nicole Bowers was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two Phoenix victories.


Softball, Headlines

FHU sweeps Phoenix softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Madison Gonzalez posted four hits with two RBIs and two runs scored and Crystal Bryant drove in a pair of runs and collected two hits, but Freed-Hardeman used three big innings to sweep a doubleheader from Cumberland, 9-3 and 9-2, in softball action Monday at the CU Softball Field.


Wrestling, Headlines

Preliminary brackets announced for NAIA Wrestling Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Preliminary brackets for the 59th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships were announced this week by the national office, with nine Cumberland grapplers listed for first-round bouts on Friday in Topeka, Kan.


Baseball, Headlines

CU splits doubleheader to end homestand

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to win the opener, 11-1, but Judson University plated six runs on three hits, three walks and an error in the sixth to win the second game, 8-4, and split the doubleheader in baseball action here Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Headlines

Match-ups set for Mid-South Basketball Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Mid-South Conference announced the brackets for the Mid-South Conference Championships late Saturday night, with the men taking on St. Catharine College and the women facing Lindsey Wilson, both on Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball shuts out Judson in doubleheader

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mike Melendez allowed just three hits and Stephen Fischer gave up four, as the Cumberland hurlers each tossed shutouts for Cumberland in a doubleheader sweep of Judson University, 10-0 and 4-0, on Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

CU takes out 20th-ranked Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson posted 23 points and Jamonte Graham added 13, as Cumberland opened a double-digit lead in the first lead and never really let go in a 70-59 victory over 20th-ranked University of the Cumberlands in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix pick up Senior Day victory, 72-64

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers posted 21 points off the bench and Jalita Fason collected 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists, as Cumberland jumped out to a 20-point lead late in the first half and held off a feisty University of the Cumberlands squad, 72-64, in women’s basketball action on Senior Day here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Softball

Big innings send Phoenix to pair of defeats

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor University scored four runs in the first inning of the opener and Morgan Allison’s two-run home broke a scoreless game in the second contest, as the Trojans swept a doubleheader from Cumberland, 6-3 and 6-1, here Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half run sends Pikeville past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – K.K. Simmons scored nine of his 18 points during a 19-6 run to start the second half and seventh-ranked Pikeville held off Cumberland, 73-69, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Bowers, Neal lead 62-59 Phoenix victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers made 4-of-6 foul shots in the final 28.7 seconds and posted her second 20-point effort of the season, as Cumberland overcame a sluggish first half to defeat No. 21 University of Pikeville, 62-59, in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Hicks voted MSC Coach of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning the program’s first-ever conference championship, Cumberland first-year head coach James Hicks was voted Mid-South Conference West Division Coach of the Year, as announced by the league office at the conclusion of the NAIA East Region Qualifier this past weekend in Marietta, Ga.


Football, Headlines

Mid-South Conference football expanding

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Mid-South Conference and The Sun Conference are merging to form the largest football conference in college sports.


Wrestling, Headlines

Eight wrestlers named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestlers Matt Carroll, Evan Cole, Corey Daniels, Peter Donchev, Aric Fernandez, Orlando Nawade, Nick Paden and Christian Varner – were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced over the weekend by the league office.


Baseball, Headlines

Missed chances, errors costly in 5-4 CU loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ryan Dickison belted a two-run homer, collected two hits and scored twice, but Cumberland stranded eight baserunners despite posting 11 hits and 14th-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan got the game-winning run on a throwing error in a 5-4 win over the Phoenix in baseball action here Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Nguyen, Smith earn wild cards into national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Tyler Smith and freshman Sean Nguyen both received wild cards into the 59th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships set for March 4-5 in Topeka, Kan., as announced late Monday by the national office. Smith and Nguyen give the Phoenix nine participants in this year’s national tournament.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Stuckey garners MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Morgan Stuckey garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Player of the Week accolades on Monday after placing ninth at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Carter earns MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Richard Carter earned Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week accolades after posting three home runs, five runs scored and six RBIs in four games for the Phoenix.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts voted MSC Golfer of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week on Monday after tying for 10th at the season-opening Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Tuesday baseball moved to 1 p.m.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game set for Tuesday against Tennessee Wesleyan has been moved up one hour to 1 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium in an effort to try and beat impending rain in the forecast.


Softball, Headlines

Torregano's walk-off single provides 4-3 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Imani Torregano collected three hits, including the game-winner, and Madison Gonzalez drove in a pair of runs in Cumberland’s 4-3 victory over Keiser University in softball action Sunday morning in Plant City, Fla. The Phoenix dropped their second game of the day, 2-0, to Ave Maria University.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling claims Mid-South crown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sammy Rosario, Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade, Kyle Delaune and Dustin Harris all finished second and Peter Donchev and Matt Carroll both placed third, with all seven automatically qualifying for the national tournament in two weeks. Their efforts helped Cumberland claim its first-ever Mid-South Conference Wrestling Championship on Saturday in Marietta, Ga.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix lose two in Florida

LEBANON, Tenn. – Imani Torregano and Joselyn Hernandez both collected two hits in the opener but Cumberland only two hits in the second game, dropping an 8-1 decision to 16th-ranked Southeastern University and losing 5-0 to No. 14 USC-Beaufort on Saturday in Plant City, Fla.


Baseball, Headlines

Late heroics help baseball sweep Lyon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nick McGrew went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the opener and Cumberland scored three times in the sixth and Tyler Yorko’s single in the seventh drove home the winning run in a doubleheader sweep, 8-3 and 4-3, over Lyon College in baseball action Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Comeback falls short at Campbellsville, 80-75

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland erased a 19-point second-half deficit, tying the game with 8:09 to play, but Ron Scott’s 3-pointer ended an 11-minute drought without a field goal for Campbellsville University and the Tigers hung on for an 80-75 victory in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Powell Athletic Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops falls in OT, 75-70

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Emily Fox nailed a deep 3-pointer with 10.5 seconds left in regulation and Lindsey Burd netted five of her 28 points in overtime, as fourth-ranked Campbellsville University survived for a 75-70 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Powell Athletic Center.


Softball, Headlines

Softball drops two to open season

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Giselle Delgado collected three hits in each game, Kassydi Montgomery drove in four runs and Vienna Benavides added three hits, but Cumberland dropped a pair of games – 8-3 to Warner University and 14-11 in nine innings against Ave Maria University – on the club’s opening day in Plant City, Fla.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland drops 5-2 decision to Middle Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes posted a doubles victory and Lucich picked up a single win, but Middle Georgia State registered two wins in doubles and three more in singles in a 5-2 victory over No. 21 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Baseball

Carter two-run homers pace 9-3 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Richard Carter hit a pair of two-run homers and Cumberland pounded out 13 hits in a 9-3 victory over Lyon College in the opening contest of a three-game series Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix fall 5-4 to Middle Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelfth-ranked Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches and Trinidad Aguirre and Sarah Edwards each posted singles wins, but Middle Georgia State took four singles outings in a 5-4 victory in women’s tennis Friday at the Green and Gold Invitational in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Thompson picks up 300th victory

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Will Shelton led three players in double figures with 19 points, helping Cumberland University head coach Lonnie Thompson pick up his 300th career coaching victory in Thursday night’s 70-55 win at St. Catharine College.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Shelton scores 19, Hickerson 17 in 70-55 win

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Will Shelton led three players in double figures with 19 points and Cumberland used a 17-5 run early in the second half to pull away for a 70-55 victory over St. Catharine College in men’s basketball here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

All-around effort leads to 78-51 CU road win

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Jalita Fason’s 19 points led four players in double figures and Cumberland used a 14-0 run to start the game and a 17-6 spurt at the end of the first half in posting a 78-51 victory over St. Catharine College in women’s basketball here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer inks Franklin's Hassell

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signing of Franklin, Tenn., native Kat Hassell to scholarship papers for the 2016 season. Hassell is the first signee for next season for the Phoenix.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix rally for 5-3 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Richard Carter hit a two-run homer and Nick McGrew drove in a pair of runs, as Cumberland overcame an early deficit to post a 5-3 victory over Brescia University in baseball action Wednesday on a cold and blustery day at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis up one spot to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 21st in this week’s NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released by the national office late Tuesday. The Phoenix moved up one spot from the Preseason Poll released last month.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis moves up two spots to No. 12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis moved up two spots to No. 12 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released by the national office late Tuesday.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf cards second-round 79, Stuckey ties for ninth at Winter Invitational

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf carded a final-round 79 and sophomore Morgan Stuckey tied for ninth for the Cumberland’s women’s golf team Tuesday at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts cards 76, ties for 10th in opening spring tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts carded a final-round 76, tying for 10th overall and juniors Zach Johnson and Zach Kean each shot 78, helping Cumberland men’s golf to an eighth-place finish among 19 teams at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Softball, Headlines

Hoppenjans inks with Phoenix softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Olney Central College product Kayala Hoppenjans to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Wrestling, Headlines

Six wrestlers ranked in latest NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Cumberland wrestlers – Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade, Kyle Delaune, Dustin Harris, Matt Carroll and Tyler Smith – are all ranked in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll released last week by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts shoots 73, tied for eighth at Winter Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot one-over par 73 and is tied for eighth while junior Zach Johnson carded an opening-round 75 on Monday to lead the Cumberland men’s golf team at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Stuckey tied for sixth after opening round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Morgan Stuckey carded an opening-round 78 and sophomore Abbey Burgdorf shot an 84, leading the Cumberland women’s golf team Monday at the Sixth Annual Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational at King and Prince Golf Course in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Bowling, Headlines

Shirley ties for ninth at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Shirley tied for ninth in singles while Shirley and Taylor Wagner placed 15th in doubles and Anh Nguyen and John Issac Davis finished 18th in doubles, leading the Cumberland bowling teams at the Mid-South Conference Championships over the weekend in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Weather forces change in baseball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game scheduled for Tuesday against Brescia University has been moved to Wednesday at 2 p.m. against the Bearcats at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium because of continuing inclement weather in the area.


Wrestling, Headlines

Terrell, Turner wins help CU to 20-19 dual victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Clifford Terrell and Tommie Turner each posted Decisions in the final two matches and Kyle Delaune pinned his opponent to help Cumberland to a 20-19 come-from-behind victory over St. Catharine College in wrestling action Saturday night in St. Catharine, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Late run carries Georgetown over CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson posted 18 points and six rebounds, but second-ranked Georgetown College used a 21-9 second-half run to break open a one-point game en route to an 81-74 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU falls at Belmont, 7-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza won their No. 1 doubles match but Belmont posted wins in the other two doubles outings and all six singles matches for a 7-0 victory over Cumberland in women’s tennis action Friday night at Brentwood Swim & Tennis Club in Nashville, Tenn.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Ice cold day sends CU to 50-46 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason posted 13 points and Nicole Bowers collected her sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but Cumberland shot just 27 percent from the field and Georgetown made just enough plays to pull out a 50-46 victory in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Headlines

Langer's three-run homer helps CU salvage finale

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mitch Langer belted a three-run homer and Stephen Fischer tossed his second straight complete game, stranding the tying and go-ahead run in the seventh in Cumberland’s 4-3 victory over Madonna University on a cold and windy Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball swept by Madonna

LEBANON, Tenn. – Evan Piechota tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener and Madonna University pounded out 16 hits in a doubleheader sweep, 8-0 and 5-2, over Cumberland in baseball action on a blustery Friday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix blanked at EKU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky swept the singles and doubles matches without losing a set en route to a 7-0 victory over Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday at the Greg Adams Tennis Center in Richmond, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops can't close out victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devon Carter scored eight straight points in the final three minutes and Shawnee State overcame a 14-point deficit to post a 63-61 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women hang on for 61-59 win over No. 7 Shawnee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland built a nine-point fourth quarter lead behind 16 points from Jalita Fason and 15 by Nicole Bowers and the Phoenix withstood a frantic charge from seventh-ranked Shawnee State, holding on for a 61-59 victory in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bowling, Headlines

Four bowlers named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland bowlers Danielle Chaffin, Taylor Wagner, Chase Midgett and Chris Stewart were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office this week in advance of the conference championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball weekend schedule altered

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s weekend baseball schedule has been altered because of forecasted frigid temperatures on Saturday and Sunday. The Phoenix and Madonna University will now play a doubleheader on Friday at Noon and a single game Saturday, also at Noon, at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Turner places fourth at Greyhound Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Tommie Turner posted four wins in the wrestleback en route to a fourth-place finish and freshman Tony Crowell also won twice, leading a small Cumberland contingent at the Greyhound Open in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops holds on for road victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason netted a team-high 15 points, Bre Neal posted her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Cumberland hung on for a 70-64 road victory Saturday over Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.


Baseball, Headlines

Big inning helps CU split twinbill

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored eight times in the second inning, taking advantage of six walks, an error and one hit batter, en route to a 10-2 victory in the second game, splitting a doubleheader against Point University on Saturday in West Point, Ga.


Wrestling, Headlines

Two late pins help Life defeat CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley and Orlando Nawade both upset ranked opponents and Kyle Delaune’s pin at 174 gave Cumberland the lead, but seventh-ranked Life University won twice by Fall in the last three bouts to claim a 27-17 victory over the Phoenix on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis blanks UAPB in opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis swept singles and doubles matches without losing a game in Friday’s season-opening 7-0 victory against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Nashville, Tenn.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis opens season with 7-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis won all six singles matches and 2-of-3 doubles outings, opening the season with a 7-0 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

McGrew's 10th-inning single provides opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Curtis Hoppe tossed four shutout innings of relief for the victory and Nick McGrew drove home Tyler Yorko with the winning run in the 10th inning, as Cumberland claimed a 4-3 victory over Point University in the season opener for both clubs Friday in West Point, Ga.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half spurt sends CU to road loss

MARIETTA, Ga. – Allen Dantzler scored 24 points and Dalarian Williams added 22, as Life University used a 13-4 run to open the second half and never looked back in a 92-71 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


Wrestling, Headlines

Phoenix split tri-match at the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson won the last four bouts for a 24-10 victory but Cumberland rebounded with a 34-5 win over the University of the Cumberlands in a wrestling tri-match Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Football announces 14 signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 14 players to scholarships for the 2016 season, including 12 from the state of Tennessee.


Bowling, Headlines

Nguyen finishes 11th for CU at Bulldog Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s men placed ninth and the women were 13th in bowling action at the Bulldog Classic on January 30-31 in Richmond, Ky.


Bowling, Headlines

Women place eighth, men ninth at Thomas Burris Memorial

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women placed eighth and the men were ninth in bowling action at the Thomas N. Burris Memorial Kentucky Collegiate Classic on Friday, January 29 at Eastland Lanes in Lexington, Ky.


Wrestling, Headlines

Weber, Ratcliff each place fourth at Cumberland Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Weber and Ricky Ratcliff both lost in third-place matches, leading the Phoenix at the Cumberland Open on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Campbellsville slides by CU, 21-12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sean Nguyen, Sammy Rosario, Kyle Delaune and Tyler Smith each posted Decisions in their bouts, but sixth-ranked Campbellsville won the remaining six matches, including one by Fall, in a 21-12 victory over Cumberland in wrestling action Friday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix end long losing streak to LWC, 78-65

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton netted 24 points and Mark Brown posted 19, helping Cumberland end a 15-game losing streak to Lindsey Wilson in a 78-65 victory over the Blue Raiders in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix can't pull out another close one

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal posted 16 points and Nicole Bowers added 10 points and 14 rebounds, but freshman Malerie Martin led 22nd-ranked Lindsey Wilson with 23 points and the Blue Raiders made enough plays in the final minutes to pull out a 63-56 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women ranked 14th in Preseason Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women are ranked 14th in the preseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. The first regular season poll will be released Feb. 16.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU men ranked 22nd in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 22nd in the preseason edition of the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. The first regular season poll will be released Feb. 16.


Baseball, Headlines

Radio broadcast schedule set for 2016 baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland announced its 2016 baseball radio schedule this week, which includes 37 games over 25 dates beginning February 19. All Mid-South Conference games along with postseason action in the Mid-South Conference Championships, NAIA Championship Opening Round and Avista-NAIA World Series are part of the broadcast schedule.


General, Headlines

Pavan set for induction into OVU Hall of Fame

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan will be inducted into the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 26, in Vienna, W.Va.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball dinner, auction set for Feb. 18

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus. The evening includes a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia as well as other donated items, with all proceeds benefitting the CU baseball program.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Neal voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Bre Neal was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after posting her fourth double-double of the season at Middle Georgia State in CU’s only game.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball season tickets now on sale

LEBANON, Tenn. – Season tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Cumberland baseball season, which includes 33 home games on 23 dates and a 12-game homestand as well as six straight weekend series at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Weather forces rescheduling of wrestling match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s wrestling match scheduled for Monday night at Lindsey Wilson has been canceled and rescheduled as part of a tri-match at the University of the Cumberlands on Wednesday, February 3.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

O'Connor promoted to men's soccer head coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the promotion of Rory O’Connor to head coach of the CU men’s soccer program on Monday. O’Connor replaces Kyle Smith, who announced his resignation earlier this month.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis selected second in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland received one first-place votes and was selected second in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the league office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis picked third in MSC Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked third in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the league office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Life holds off Cumberland, 102-98

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot 59 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers, but Life University nailed a dozen triples and Dalarian Williams netted a game-high 27 points in a 102-98 victory over the Phoenix here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Four wrestlers ranked in latest Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley, Kyle Delaune, Matt Carroll and Tyler Smith were all ranked in their respective weight classes in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, the national office announced late Wednesday.


Softball, Headlines

Bowles signs with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Lynchburg, Tenn., native Katherine Bowles to scholarship papers this week for the 206-17 academic year.


General, Headlines

Long-time CU supporter Hayes passes away

LEBANON, Tenn. – Long-time Cumberland University supporter and football gameday worker Joe Hayes died Wednesday in Lebanon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Neal's double-double ends three-game skid

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal collected her fourth double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds and Chelsey Hall added 20 points, as 25th-ranked Cumberland ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-68 victory over Middle Georgia State in women’s basketball action Wednesday night in Cochran, Ga.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU women ranked 25th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s ranks 25th in the latest NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Wrestling, Headlines

Friday wrestling dual postponed

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s wrestling dual match scheduled for this Friday at home against St. Catharine College has been postponed because of impending inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area. f


Wrestling, Headlines

Smith loses in finals at Missouri Valley Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Tyler Smith posted four straight victories at 285 before losing in the finals, placing second overall and leading the Cumberland wrestling team over the weekend at the Missouri Valley College Invitational in Marshall, Mo.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Hickerson banks home winner in double OT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Marquel Hickerson banked in a 10-footer from straight away at the final buzzer, part of a 26-point, 10-rebound effort, giving Cumberland an 85-84 double-overtime victory over Shawnee State in men’s basketball action here Saturday at Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Bad third quarter hinders Phoenix in loss

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Nicole Bowers netted 19 points and Chelsey Hall added 18, but 19th-ranked Cumberland shot just 30 percent in the second half and No. 9 Shawnee State took advantage, breaking open a tie game at the half for a 69-58 victory here Saturday at Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

First-half spurt ends contest early for CU

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Will Shelton posted 20 points and Mark Brown added 18 points to lead four players in double figures, but second-ranked Georgetown College hit eight 3-pointers in the first half and shot 60 percent from the floor, racing out to a big lead en route to a 94-70 win over Cumberland here in men’s basketball action Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU can't overcome cold shooting at Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted 24 points and Nicole Bowers posted 17 points and 17 rebounds, but 19th-ranked Cumberland shot just 31 percent from the field and never overcame a slow start in a 75-62 loss here Thursday to Georgetown College at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Baseball, Headlines

Former player Schrock named baseball assistant

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt announced the hiring of former CU player Chris Schrock to the full-time staff this week. Schrock replaces Ryan Hunt, who accepted the position of head coach at Volunteer State Community College last week.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix picked sixth in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked sixth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Softball Coaches’ Poll released Thursday by the league office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops down one spot in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved back one spot to No. 19 in this week’s in this NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Soccer, Wrestling, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Softball, Bowling, Cheerleading, General, Headlines

Fall Dean's List announced with 142 student-athletes recognized

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Fall Dean’s List this week, which includes 142 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Softball, Headlines

Softball adds full-time assistant in Gutierrez

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the hiring of former All-Conference infielder Stephanie Gutierrez as a full-time assistant with the program, effective immediately.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops falls just short on road

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Marquel Hickerson netted a season-best 27 points and three other players finished in double figures, but an 11-3 run midway through the second half gave No. 2 University of Pikeville the lead for good in an 86-78 win over Cumberland here Saturday in men’s basketball action at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Late comeback falls just short

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted 25 points and Julia Fox added 19, but 18th-ranked Cumberland missed two good looks in the final 30 seconds and dropped a 73-70 decision to No. 20 University of Pikeville here Saturday in women’s basketball action at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Phoenix drops two matches at National Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sammy Rosario and Kyle Delaune each won all three of their outings and Tyler Smith and Nate Croley posted a pair of victories for Cumberland on Friday at the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Cold shooting hinders CU in road loss

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Cameron Johnson netted 14 points, all in the second half, but a 19-3 run at the end of the first half broke open a close game and the University of the Cumberlands never looked back in an 88-44 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Big fourth quarter carries CU to win

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jalita Fason netted 13 points, as 18th-ranked Cumberland overcame an awful shooting night to post a 55-49 victory over the University of the Cumberlands here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling ranked 18th, five individuals rated in Coaches' Top 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped two spots to No. 18 in the third regular-season edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll and five wrestlers – Austin Meyn, Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade, Dustin Harris and Tyler Smith – were all ranked in their individual weight classes, as announced by the national office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops 18th in latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 18 in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Football, Headlines

Five players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Nathan Anderson, Owen Canady, Nathan Jernigan, Nytrellis Ross and Luke Webb were all named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office over the holidays.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU suffers road exhibition loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariyah Brawner-Henley and Jessica Kelliher combined for 57 points and 24 rebounds and seventh-ranked Lewis University outscored Cumberland, 48-26, in the second half in an 81-60 victory Wednesday night in Romeoville, Ill.


General, Headlines

Longtime supporter James makes donation to athletics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Longtime Cumberland supporter and radio partner Susie James made a donation to the Athletic Department this month to help with the purchase of new scorers’ tables for the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Horrid shooting sends CU to loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot 22 percent from the field, including 17 percent in the second half, and Amelia Recker and Miranda Palmer combined for 29 points for Huntington University in a 55-35 Foresters win here Monday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Graham's 16 points paces 69-62 CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jamonte Graham netted 16 points off the bench and Ronell Abaekobe added 14 for Cumberland in a 69-62 victory over Wilberforce University in men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon in the Roadrunner Booster Club Classic in Dalton, Ga.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Valiant effort falls just short at Dalton State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Delaryn Dodd posted 17 points and 11 rebounds and Mark Brown added 15 points, but ninth-ranked Dalton State College’s Marcel Hawkins collected 27 points and 17 boards and the Roadrunners held off Cumberland, 78-74, in men’s basketball action Friday night in the Roadrunner Booster Club Classic in Dalton, Ga.


Softball, Headlines

Softball signs Indiana native Van Kalker

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Dyer, Ind., native Amanda Van Kalker to scholarship papers for the 2016-17 academic year. Van Kalker is the fifth signee for next season.


General, Headlines

Smith family makes donation to CU athletics

LEBANON, Tenn. – The family of the late Max Smith of Lebanon showed their support of Cumberland University Athletics by making a $5,000 donation in his memory this week and pledged to continue with the same amount or more each year.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Register added to track and field staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland track and field coach Mardy Scales announced the addition of former Belmont runner Stephen Register to the CU coaching staff this week.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Five players net double-digits in 89-80 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton posted 19 points and Ronell Abaekobe added 17, as Cumberland built a 20-point lead in the first half and held off Bethel University, 89-80, in men’s basketball action Tuesday afternoon here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

CU picks up three dual match wins at Newberry

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Delaune won all four of his bouts and Sean Nguyen, Austin Meyn, Nate Croley and Tyler Smith each picked up three victories for 16th-ranked Cumberland on Sunday at the 9th Annual Newberry Duals presented by S.C. National Guard in Newberry, S.C. CU won three of its four dual matches, defeating Coker College, Truett-McConnell and Brewton-Parker.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Neal's double-double paces CU over Grace

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal posted 15 points and 16 rebounds, both game-highs, and 15th-ranked Cumberland used an 18-4 run to open the game to claim a 56-42 victory over Grace College on Saturday at the Union College Holiday Classic in Barbourville, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Illinois-Springfield pulls away from CU, 83-63

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton netted a season-high 17 points and Devarus Craig added 10, but Illinois-Springfield pulled away in the final 10 minutes in an 83-63 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Friday night in Springfield, Ill.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half run propels women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Julia Fox scored seven of her 19 points during a 13-2 run to start the second half and Nicole Bowers added 19 points and nine rebounds in 15th-ranked Cumberland’s 77-59 victory over Berea College on Friday night at the Union College Holiday Classic in Barbourville, Ky.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling moves up to No. 16 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up four spots to No. 16 in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll and five individuals – Austin Meyn, Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade, Dustin Harris and Tyler Smith – are ranked in their respective weight classes, the national office announced this week.


Softball, Headlines

Graham signs with Cumberland softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Smithville, Tenn., native Tyra Graham to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Graham becomes the fourth signee for the 2017 season.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Gannot, Reilly, Owens earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer players Sella Gannot, Marty Owens and Tom Reilly were all named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced during the national tournament in Delray Beach, Fla., by the national office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Chu earns Honorable Mention All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Olivia Chu was named Honorable Mention All-America, her third straight All-America honor, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office this week.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Lipscomb shoots way past CU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Devarus Craig posted 12 points and Mark Brown and Marquel Hickerson each netted nine, but Lipscomb made 15 3-pointers, including 10 in the first half, en route to an 83-53 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night at Allen Arena. The game counted as an exhibition for Cumberland.


Bowling

Three women's bowlers place in Top 11 at Shippensburg Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Danielle Chaffin tied for fifth and Margaret Moss and Lauren Taylor each finished in the Top 11, leading the Cumberland women’s bowling team at the Shippensburg Classic in Mechanicsburg, Pa., this past weekend.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Former All-American Yarbrough added to track staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland track and field coach Mardy Scales announced the hiring of former Middle Tennessee All-American Linnie Yarbrough as an assistant coach with CU. Cumberland will begin competition in track and field during the 2016-17 academic year.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer ranked 19th in final NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished the season ranked 19th in the postseason edition of the 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced Wednesday.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU ranked 15th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 15 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Risa named NAIA Second Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Sondre Risa was named a Second Team NAIA All-American, the first All-American in program history, and Elliot Goodwin received Honorable Mention accolades on Tuesday, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office Monday.


Softball, Headlines

CU announces 2016 softball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the team’s 2016 schedule on Tuesday, which includes 20 home games as well as a tournament in Tampa, Fla., to start the campaign.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Four women's soccer players earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer players Maddie Barbier, Olivia Chu, Taylor Nay and Dayle Weslosky were all named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes over the weekend during the national tournament in Orange Beach, Ala., as announced by the national office.


Women's Volleyball

Collins named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Karli Collins was named a 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete over the weekend during the national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, as announced by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Shelton's big finish lifts men's hoops, 75-73

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton scored eight of the final 11 points of the game and netted 15 in Cumberland’s come-from-behind 75-73 win over 18th-ranked Campbellsville University in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Late run sends CU to 61-59 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Fox scored 10 of her game-high 24 points over the final 2:22 and top-ranked Campbellsville University overcame a late deficit to defeat No. 12 Cumberland, 61-59, in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

CU falls short at home, 76-70

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chris Johnson netted 23 points, leading three St. Catharine College players in double figures, and the Patriots hit 11 3-pointers in holding off Cumberland, 76-70, in men’s basketball action here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Neal's double-double helps CU overcome bad shooting

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal collected her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Julia Fox netted 10 points off the bench, helping 12th-ranked Cumberland overcame a terrible shooting night and pull away in the fourth quarter for a 54-46 win over St. Catharine College in women’s basketball action here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Tennis announces 2016 spring schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach Bill McCormick announced the 2016 spring schedules this week for both the men and women, which includes nine total home matches for the two squads.


Softball, Headlines

Woodring signs with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Clarksville, Tenn., native Taylor Woodring to scholarship papers this week for the 2017 season. Woodring is the third CU signee for next season.


Wrestling, Headlines

CU posts 37-12 dual win over Limestone

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dustin Harris and Tyler Smith each pinned their oppoents and Kyle Delaune won by Technical Fall in 20th-ranked Cumberland’s 37-12 dual match victory over Limestone College in wrestling action here Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Headlines

CU offering two winter hitting clinics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt is offering winter hitting clinics on December 18-19 for ages 8-16 at the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility on campus.


Softball, Headlines

Softball inks Portland's Tomlinson, Kepley

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signings of Portland High School products Allie Tomlinson and Hollie Kepley this week to scholarship papers for the 2017 season.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Craig posts double-double in men's hoops win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devarus Craig registered his first double-double of the season with 21 points and 16 rebounds and Cumberland overcame a slow start to post a 76-70 over Fisk in men’s basketball action here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Bowers' 21 points pace CU home win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers netted a season-high 21 points in 24 minutes of action and Bre Neal added 12 points and nine rebounds, as 12th-ranked Cumberland started both halves with 10-0 runs en route to a 64-41 victory over Fisk University here Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Football, Headlines

Jernigan earns Academic All-America® honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Nathan Jernigan was voted First Team Academic All-America® for the College Division on Monday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda-de Souza second in ITA Fall Rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Angelica Sepulveda is ranked 14th in singles and Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza are rated second nationally in doubles in the 2015-16 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis NAIA Fall National Rankings announced last week.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Lions start fast again in second half, win 77-61

LEBANON, Tenn. – Orlando Bass netted 24 points and ninth-ranked Freed-Hardeman started the second half with a 27-10 run to blow open a one-point game in a 77-61 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Two double-doubles help CU to 61-51 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal and Nicole Bowers each posted double-doubles and 12th-ranked Cumberland overcame a horrendous shooting first quarter in a 61-51 victory over Talladega College here Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops inks Bolton's Watson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Bartlett, Tenn., native Kerrice Watson to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Baseball, Headlines

Cumberland announces 2016 baseball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball is set to host 33 home games in 2016, including 12 in the month of February, with the Bulldogs beginning the season February 4-5 at Point University in West Point, Ga., as announced this week by long-time head coach Woody Hunt.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Gaffney, Reeves named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country runners Keaton Gaffney and Chelsea Reeves were both named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced late Friday by the national office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling falls twice in Wolfpack Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sammy Rosario won all three of his outings and Nate Croley picked up a pair of wins for Cumberland on Saturday at the Wolpack Duals in Raleigh, N.C. CU defeated Anderson University, 36-12, but lost to N.C. State, 37-6, and UNC-Pembroke, 26-21.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer falls in double OT, 1-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Van Der Luit’s goal from 12 yards to the right of the goal in the 102nd minute propelled 18th-ranked Southeastern University to a 1-0 victory over No. 11 Cumberland in the NAIA Championship Men’s Soccer Opening Round here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Neal headlines 71-63 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal posted 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and 12th-ranked Cumberland built a 19-point third-quarter lead before hanging on for a 71-63 victory over Mid-America Christian in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half spurt not enough for CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Devarus Craig scored six points and Mark Brown hit three 3-pointers during a 15-2 second-half run for Cumberland, but Charles Sutton and Bryan Wallace combined for 24 straight points for Lindsey Wilson, who pulled away in the final five minutes for a 73-69 victory here Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU drops 57-55 decision on road

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Chelsey Hall and Jazmine Smith misses layups and Hall’s 3-pointer hit the front rim, as 12th-ranked Cumberland missed three good looks in the final 30 seconds and dropped a 57-55 decision to Lindsey Wilson here Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center to begin Mid-South Conference action.


Football, Headlines

Jernigan voted MSC Co-Defensive POY

LEBANON, Tenn – Cumberland’s Nathan Jernigan was voted Mid-South Conference West Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Brandon Mallory and Cayman Russell were also named First Team All-MSC in a vote of league coaches announced Thursday by the conference office.


Wrestling, Headlines

CU remains 20th, five wrestlers ranked individually

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling remained 20th in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll while Austin Meyn, Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade, Dustin Harris and Tyler Smith were all ranked in their respective weight classes, as announced by the national office late Wednesday.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Reilly, Gannot voted Second Team Academic All-America®

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland juniors Tom Reilly and Sella Gannot were both named Second Team Academic All-America® for the College Division on Thursday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Men's Golf

Men's golf ranked 24th in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf is tied for 24th in the latest edition of the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll, as announced last Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

CU hosting first-ever Latino Family Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host the first-ever Latino Family Day this Saturday, with activities including a panel discussion featuring Latino students, a campus tour and tickets to the NAIA Championship Men’s Soccer Opening Round match that begins at Noon.


Football, Headlines

Fifteen football players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fifteen Cumberland football players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week by the league office. A total of 130 student-athletes from the 12 institutions that play football in the Mid-South Conference were honored.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Killian inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Creek Wood High School product Riley Killian to scholarship papers for the 2016 season this week. Killian is the first CU signee for next season.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Slow second half sends CU to defeat

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Isaiah Harrison posted 14 of his game-high 19 points in the second half and ninth-ranked Freed-Hardeman began the second stanza with a 20-8 run to break open a close game en route to an 81-59 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Tuesday night at the Sports Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU goes cold in final period, falls 72-66

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall and Nicole Bowers each scored 17 points and Bowers added nine rebounds, but 12th-ranked Cumberland went ice cold in the fourth quarter before pulling within two in the final seconds in a 72-66 loss to No. 2 Freed-Hardeman in women’s basketball action here Tuesday night at the Sports Center.


Men's Soccer

Ticket prices set for NAIA Opening Round match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Admission will cost $8 per person for adults and $5 for children 12-and-under for Saturday’s NAIA Championship Opening Round men’s soccer match between Cumberland and Southeastern University at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. The NAIA sets the ticket prices for the Opening Round and all gate receipts go directly to the national organization.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer hosting Southeastern in NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer will host 18th-ranked Southeastern University in the NAIA Championship Opening Round this Saturday, November 21, at Noon Central Time at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, as announced by the national office Monday.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

CU tied for 11th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to a tie for 11th in the final regular season edition of the 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Sunday by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops falls in double OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mark Brown made four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, leading four Cumberland players in double figures, but Walter Arnold posted 22 points and Chris Pollard added 20 in an 81-72 double overtime Fisk victory Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Bowers' double-double, late run give CU road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers posted 16 points and 20 rebounds, Chelsey Hall netted 19 points and 12th-ranked Cumberland ended the game on a 41-16 run in an 84-54 victory over Fisk University on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


Football, Headlines

CU falls in season finale, 55-27

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Moses Cornelius rushed 25 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns but 14th-ranked Lindsey Wilson tossed four touchdown passes and turned three Cumberland turnovers into 21 points in a 55-27 victory here Saturday at Blue Raider Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling takes down Southeastern, 40-7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Orlando Nawade, Kyle Delaune, Corey Daniels and Tommie Turner each pinned their opponents and Sean Nguyen and Nate Croley won by Technical Fall in Cumberland’s 40-7 victory over Southeastern University on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Cumberland wins MSC crown on PKs

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Thirteenth-ranked Cumberland converted all five of its penalty shootout chances, including the final one by Josh Armstrong, and claimed its first-ever Mid-South Conference Tournament championship against seventh-ranked Campbellsville University here Friday afternoon at Lovers Lane.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Eight volleyball players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Eight Cumberland volleyball players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week by the league office during a banquet here at the Corvette Museum in advance of the conference tournament.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer ranked 13th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer moved up one spot to 13th in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Four score in double figures in 81-73 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devarus Craig netted 15 points and Cedric Nash added 14 to lead four players in double figures, but a 20-9 run over five minutes late in the first half carried 11th-ranked Martin Methodist to an 81-73 victory over Cumberland on Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU unable to hold late leads, falls 3-0

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Maci Lerno registered 14 kills and 11 digs and Kara Snell added 19 digs, but Cumberland was unable to hang on to late leads in the first two sets and dropped a 3-0 decision to St. Catharine College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships here Thursday at South Warren High School.


Wrestling, Headlines

Nawade, Smith win weight classes at Georgia Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Orlando Nawade and Tyler Smith won their respective weight classes while Austin Meyn, Nate Croley and Matt Carroll all finished second, leading the Cumberland wrestling team at the Georgia College Open on Sunday in Franklin Springs, Ga.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Smith's 20 points pace CU in 70-66 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jazmine Smith scored 20 points off the bench and Chelsey Hall added 16 points, as 12th-ranked Cumberland built a double-digit lead before holding off a furious comeback in a 70-66 win Wednesday night over Talladega College in Talladega, Ala.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Lerno voted First Team All-MSC, Worrell Second Team

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland University’s Maci Lerno was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Amanda Worrell earned Second Team honors, as announced during a banquet here at the Corvette Museum Wednesday night before the conference tournament.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Armstrong named TSWA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Josh Armstrong was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday, tallying three goals and two assists in three matches with a goal in each outing.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Hickerson's double-double paces CU win

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Marquel Hickerson posted 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and Cumberland made 34-of-43 at the foul line, including 24-for-32 in the second half, persevering for a 70-63 victory over Oakwood University here Tuesday night at Ashby Auditorium.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball picked third in MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University baseball was picked third in the Mid-South Coaches’ Preseason Poll released last week for the 2016 season.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Five cross country runners named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country runners Keaton Gaffney, Chelsea Reeves, Alesa Steiner, John Daugherty and Kason Halfacre were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office Friday before the conference championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Nash named All-Tournament at Columbia Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Cedric Nash earned All-Tournament honors this past weekend at the Columbia Classic, averaging 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games for the Bulldogs.


Men's Basketball

Brown garners MSC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland’s senior guard Mark Brown was named the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as announced by conference officials on Monday after lead the Bulldogs to a 3-1 record to open the 2015-16 campaign.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Strutz garners third MSC Player of the Week honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Bennet Strutz was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, posting three more wins in goal and saving a potential game-tying penalty kick in the conference tournament.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Eight men's soccer players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer players Bruno Cunha, Sella Gannot, Marty Owens, Tom Reilly, Dylan Schwartz, Anthony Spencer, Cooke Tomlin and Alex West were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office last week during the conference tournament.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Six women's soccer players earn Academic All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer players Maddie Barbier, Olivia Chu, Kaitlen Kisiloski, Taylor Nay, Amanda Nugent and Dayle Weslosky were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office last week during the conference tournament.


Football, Headlines

Boler, Jernigan, Russell voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Will Boler, Nathan Jernigan and Cayman Russell were voted to the Capital One Football Academic All-District 2 team this week. The duo enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America team next month.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Balanced attack paces 56-51 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason netted 15 points, Bre Neal collected 11 points and nine rebounds and Nicole Bowers grabbed 12 boards, as 12th-ranked Cumberland started the game with a 12-0 run in a 56-51 victory over Auburn Montgomery in women’s basketball action Sunday here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Cross Country, Headlines

Madut, Harp place in Top 20 at conference meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juniors Garang Madut and Tanner Harp each placed in the Top 20 and Cumberland finished fifth as a team at the Mid-South Conference Men’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Blankenship places 12th at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshmen Taylor Blankenship and Claudia Tepox both finished in the Top 20 and Cumberland tied for sixth as a team at the Mid-South Conference Women’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Shelton's 22 paces CU in win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Will Shelton made three 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead four players in double figures in Cumberland’s 85-76 victory over Williams Woods in men’s basketball action Saturday in Columbia, Mo.


Football, Headlines

Bulldogs fall on Senior Day, 33-14

LEBANON, Tenn. – Moses Cornelius rushed 28 times for 144 yards, both career-highs, but Clayton Nicholas passed for 299 yards and three touchdowns and Faulkner used the big play to post a 33-14 victory over Cumberland on Senior Day here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half run sends men's hoops to first loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cedric Nash posted 15 points and Devarus Craig added 10 off the bench, but 16th-ranked Columbia College used a 15-3 run midway through the second half to break open a close game in a 78-54 Cougars win Friday night in Columbia, Mo.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Blue Raiders eliminate CU, 3-0

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Yvonne Ploeg scored a goal in each half and Amanda Kanter added a goal in top-ranked Lindsey Wilson’s 3-0 victory over Cumberland in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Friday night at Lovers Lane.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Two second-half goals carry CU to MSC finals

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Josh Armstrong and Brian McNamara scored in the first eight minutes of the second half and 14th-ranked Cumberland held on for a 2-1 victory No. 20 Lindsey Wilson in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Championships here Friday night at Lovers Lane.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland triumphant in regular season finale

LEBANON, Tenn. – Both Michelle Evans and Maci Lerno notched 19 kills and Cumberland pulled out a thrilling final set victory to sweep Shawnee State in the regular season finale at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on Friday evening.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU falls to No. 13 Georgetown 3-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Amanda Worrell contributed with nine kills leading all Bulldog attackers, but numerous attacking errors and a strong Tiger offense led 13th-ranked Georgetown College over Cumberland 3-0 Thursday night here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires' two goals lead CU victory

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Emily Shires scored twice in the first half and Olivia Chu added an insurance goal midway through the second half in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Thursday night at Lovers Lane.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Strutz saves the day for men's soccer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bennet Strutz saved a penalty kick with 8:55 remaining and Elliot Goodwin put home a rebound less than three minutes later in 14th-ranked Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Championships here Thursday at Lovers Lane.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Three Bulldogs on first and second All-MSC teams

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara, Elliot Goodwin and Sondre Risa were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference while Bennet Strutz, Cooke Tomlin and Marty Owens garnered Second Team accolades, as announced Wednesday night during the awards banquet for the conference tournament at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Chu garners First Team All-MSC, seven players on second team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Olivia Chu garnered First Team All-Mid-South honors for the third straight season and seven Cumberland players earned Second Team accolades, as announced Wednesday night during the awards banquet for the conference tournament at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Carr voted TSWA Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Redshirt sophomore linebacker Cody Carr earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors on Wednesday after collecting a career-best 14 tackles and his first sack of the season in last week’s contest versus Bethel University.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops hangs on for 78-74 home win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mark Brown made both ends of the 1-and-1 with 2.9 seconds remaining and DeQuan Bond collected steals on consecutive possession to preserve Cumberland’s 78-74 victory over Oakwood University in men’s basketball action here Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs drop to No. 14 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped eight spots to No. 14 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced this week by the national office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer set to face Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer will face Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at 2:30 p.m. CT on Thursday at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Tuesday by the league office.


Women's Volleyball

CU claims third straight victory

PULASKI, Tenn. – Maci Lerno collected her 14th double-double with 23 kills and 12 digs and Michelle Evans contributed 17 kills as Cumberland won a thrilling third and fourth set to claim its third consecutive victory against Martin Methodist Tuesday evening.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Goodwin's two goals, two assists lead Senior Day win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Elliot Goodwin and Chuka Aruh each scored twice and Goodwin handed out two assists in Cumberland’s 8-1 victory over Ohio Christian in men’s soccer action in the home finale here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Seven-time All-American Scales named CU track and field coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of seven-time NCAA All-American Mardy Scales as the head coach for track and field at CU, which is set to begin competition for the 2016-17 academic year. Scales will begin employment with the University on December 1.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Bulldogs hang on for 68-66 victory

PULASKI, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson’s runner off glass with 11.5 seconds remaining gave Cumberland the lead and 11th-ranked Martin Methodist misses a 3-pointer and a long jumper, giving the Bulldogs a 68-66 season-opening victory here Monday night at the Curry Christian Life Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Fason's career-high 26 points leads opening CU win

PULASKI, Tenn. – Jalita Fason netted a career-best 26 points off the bench, including 14 during a 22-4 run in the second half, and 12th-ranked Cumberland overcame a horrendous shooting night to post a 70-59 victory over 20th-ranked Martin Methodist here Monday night at the Curry Christian Life Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Smith, Croley both win at Patriot Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Smith and Nate Croley won their respective weight classes, Orlando Nawade finished second and Sean Nguyen, Peter Donchev and Tommie Turner each placed fourth, leading the Cumberland wrestlers on Saturday at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer faces Cumberlands in MSC Tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will face the University of the Cumberlands in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships this Thursday at 5 p.m. at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday morning by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Fast start can't carry Bulldogs to win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Quincy Walden scored twice in the final 6:07, the last time with 1:28 to play to put the game away, and Bethel University overcame a 14-0 deficit to post a 42-28 victory over Cumberland on Homecoming here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer takes first loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Guilherme Fanck scored late in the first half and 18th-ranked Campbellsville got two more goals in the final three minutes in a 3-0 victory over sixth-ranked Cumberland in men’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs blanked by Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Aris Kuntz scored just 23 seconds into the second half and Mhairi Fyfe added her 25th goal of the season 12 minutes later and 16th-ranked Campbellsville University controlled the run of play for much of the final 45 minutes in a 2-0 win over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland victorious in return home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno collected 18 kills and 17 digs en route to another double-double performance, Ashely Sherrick matched a season-best 12 kills, both Michelle Evans and Amanda Worrell notched double digit kill efforts in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Milligan College on Friday afternoon inside the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Reilly, Gannot voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Tom Reilly and Sella Gannot were voted to the to the Capital One Men’s Soccer Academic All-District 2 team this week. The duo enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America teams next month.


Football, Headlines

Wilson County Schools Day set for Nov. 7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics is teaming with Chick-fil-A in Lebanon and Coca-Cola to host Wilson County Schools Day for the final home football game of the season, Saturday, November 7 at Noon at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer up to No. 6 in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two more spots to No. 6 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the highest ranking in school history, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU splits doubleheader with IU Southeast and Lindsey Wilson

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Amanda Worrell collected a team-best 20 kills, Maci Lerno added 19 along with 25 digs, notching another double-double and Sara Glassman contributed 63 assists as Cumberland split a doubleheader in Columbia Tuesday afternoon.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

CU ranked 12th in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 12th in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Johnson, Williams shoot 73 at The Fall Roundup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Zach Johnson and sophomore Austin Williams each shot one-over par 73 for the Cumberland men’s golf team Monday at The Fall Roundup at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky. Tuesday’s final round was canceled due to continuous rain in the area.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Lazenby leads women's golf at The Fall Roundup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Delaney Lazenby carded an opening-round 82 and sophomore Morgan Stuckey shot 83 for the Cumberland women’s golf team Monday at The Fall Roundup at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky. Tuesday’s final round was canceled due to continuous rain in the area.


Football, Headlines

CU hosting Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Office of Greek Affairs and Athletics Department are hosting a Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser this Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. before the Homecoming game at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Softball, Headlines, Community Engagement

Cumberland participates in Sam Houston's PAWS Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Several Cumberland University athletic teams took time out of their training schedules to participate in Sam Houston Elementary’s annual PAWS day where the students were able to choose from a variety of activities ranging from sports to cooking to Zumba.


Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Headlines

Weather forces change to soccer schedules

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s men’s and women’s soccer matches against Campbellsville University have been moved to this Friday at Noon and 2 p.m. because of forecasted rain in the area most of the week.


Football, Headlines

Russell's big day sinks Bulldogs, 41-21

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Jacob Russell completed 15-of-18 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter and 22nd-ranked Campbellsville broke open a close game, defeating Cumberland, 41-21, Saturday night at Finley Stadium.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Goodwin's goals carry CU at Shawnee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Elliot Goodwin netted a pair of goals and eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slugging start to post a 2-1 victory over Shawnee State in men’s soccer action Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer blanks Shawnee, 3-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Mariah Aplin scored in the first half and Olivia Chu added a goal and an assist in the second in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory over Shawnee State in women’s soccer action Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Blankenship, Madut pace harriers in St. Louis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Taylor Blankenship placed 14th for the women and junior Garang Madut finished ninth for the men, leading the Cumberland cross country teams at the St. Louis Fall Classic on Saturday in St. Louis, Mo.


Baseball, Headlines, Community Engagement

CU baseball visits LSSD Pre-K

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball took part in a community service effort recently at the Lebanon Special School District Pre-K class that is held on the CU campus, playing games and socializing with the children behind Justin Potter Residence Hall.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland hosting Volleyball Prospect Showcase

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and head coach Kathy Slaughter will host a Volleyball Prospect Showcase on Saturday, November 7 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on campus.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs ninth in second edition of MRPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer is ranked ninth in the latest NAIA Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) released this week by the national office.


Wrestling, Headlines

CU ranks 20th, four individuals ranked in Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 20th in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Preseason Top 20 Poll and four individuals – Kyle Delaune, Nate Croley, Tyler Smith and Austin Meyn – are ranked in their respective weight classes, as announced Wednesday by the national office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Owens scores twice in 3-0 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marty Owens netted the first and last goals and Brian McNamara added a score in eighth-ranked Cumberland’s 3-0 victory Wednesday night over Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.


General, Headlines

RSVP for Sports Hall of Fame dinner by this Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Individuals wishing to attend this year’s Sports Hall of Fame dinner set for Friday, October 30, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel must RSVP by this Friday, October 23, by 5 p.m.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Bulldogs picked seventh in MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Cumberland Men’s basketball team was picked seventh in the 2015-16 Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll conference officials announced on Wednesday.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops picked second in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked second in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Poll released Wednesday by the league office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lopes claims singles title at Grizzly Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Thiago Lopes won six singles matches in the three-day event hosted by Georgia Gwinnett over the weekend to claim the title in the B Draw at the Grizzly Open in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Men's Cross Country, Headlines

Madut earns Mid-South Runner of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Garang Madut finished 17th at last week’s Berry College Invitational in Mt. Berry, Ga., garnering Mid-South Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honors on Tuesday.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Tepox named MSC Runner of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Claudia Tepox was named the Mid-South Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week on Tuesday after finishing 26th at last week’s Berry College Invitational in Mt. Berry, Ga.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer jumps one spot to No. 8

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 8 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the highest in program history, as announced by the national office Tuesday.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs lose heartbreaker to Tigers, fall 3-2

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Junior Ashley Sherrick collected a season-best 12 kills and Maci Lerno lead all attackers with 23 but Campbellsville came back to stun Cumberland 3-2 Tuesday night inside the J.K. Powell Athletic Center


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Awuku-Darkoh adds another POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Connie Awuku-Darkoh added another player of the week honor on Tuesday, this one from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after posting six goals and one assist in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Awuku-Darkoh earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Connie Awuku-Darkoh was voted Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting six goals and one assist in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Bulldog harriers post PR's at Berry

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garang Madut finished 17th and freshman Claudia Tepox placed 26th to lead the Cumberland cross country teams Saturday at the Berry College Invitational in Mt. Berry, Ga. All 13 CU runners set personal-bests during the event, which is the next-to-last before the conference championships.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland duo falls in finals of Small College Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza won a super tiebreaker in the semifinals but lost in straight sets in the finals of the 2015 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships over the weekend at Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, S.C.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland's skid reaches five after doubleheader sweep by Life

MARIETTA, Ga. – Maci Lerno notched consecutive double-doubles, Sara Glassman eclipsed the 50 assist mark for fifth time this season and Kara Snell collected 48 digs as Cumberland dropped two matches to the Running Eagles of Life University on Saturday afternoon.


Football, Headlines

Big fourth quarter pushes Reinhardt past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Byrd and Trevon Jones each scored for Cumberland, but eighth-ranked Reinhardt University rushed for 405 yards and scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 52-18 victory over Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara, Aruh both score twice in 5-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara and Chuka Aruh each scored a pair of goals and Cumberland dominated possession for its 13th straight win, 5-0 against St. Catharine College in men’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

CU runs win streak to four in 8-4 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariah Aplin netted the final goal in both halves and Olivia Chu posted a goal and two assists in Cumberland’s 8-4 victory over St. Catharine College in women’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda-de Souza advance at Small College Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza won their opening doubles match in straight sets on Thursday at the 2015 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships at Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, S.C.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs can't figure out Patriots, fall 3-0

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Maci Lerno registered 10 kills, Ashley Sherrick collected eight and Amanda Worrell added seven in Cumberland’s 3-0 to St. Catharine College Thursday evening.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

CU moves up four spots to No. 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – With two more road victories, Cumberland moved up four spots to No. 9 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland falls in hard-fought match to Bethel

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Maci Lerno racked up 18 kills and 12 digs in route to her fourth consecutive double-double and Sara Glassman collected 36 assists in Cumberland’s 3-1 loss to Bethel University Tuesday evening.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf finishes seventh at APSU Intercollegiate

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf carded a second-round 79 and sophomore Savanna Strode finished with an 82 on Tuesday, leading the Cumberland women’s golf team at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at Clarksville Country Club in Clarksville, Tenn.


Football, Headlines

Burr named TSWA Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland safety Tyler Burr was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after posting nine tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and one interception in a 54-21 victory over Kentucky Christian.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kambeitz voted MSC Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Ashley Kambeitz garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday, posting a pair of shutouts on the road for the Bulldogs.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Strutz earns second POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Bennet Strutz was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after allowing one goal in two matches and picking up his 10th and 11th wins of the season for the Bulldogs.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts shoots 66, CU wins tri-match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot six-under par 66 to win by five shots over teammate and freshman Travis Bumbalough, who posted one-under 71, and Cumberland won the team event by 15 shots on Friday at Saddle Creek Golf Club in Lewisburg, Tenn.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf leads CU with four-over 76 at APSU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf carded a four-over par 76 and is tied for fifth after the opening round of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate Monday at Clarksville Country Club in Clarksville, Tenn.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Awuku-Darkoh's five goals highlight third straight CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Connie Awuku-Darkoh scored five goals and Emily Shires added two goals and four assists in Cumberland’s 10-1 victory over Georgia Gwinnett in women’s soccer action Monday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs extend winning streak to 12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Markus Skraastad netted a goal in the 33rd minute and Marty Owens added a score in the 73rd minute in a 2-0 Cumberland victory over the University of the Cumberlands in men’s soccer action Sunday in Barbourville, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Chaplin's big day pushes CU to 54-21 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Austin Chaplin rushed 31 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns, Moses Cornelius added 116 yards and two TDs and Cumberland rushed for 410 yards in a 54-21 victory over Kentucky Christian here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Sanson's two goals lead CU in 4-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Kiley Sanson scored a goal in each half while Mariah Aplin and Olivia Chu netted scores as well in Cumberland’s 4-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s soccer action Saturday in Barbourville, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Jernigan earns second TSWA honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University linebacker earned his second Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week award on Tuesday after collecting 11 tackles with a forced fumble and one pass breakup in a victory at the University of Pikeville.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Golf inks Station Camp's Nolen

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Hendersonville, Tenn., native Jacob Nolen to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Nolen is the second signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball hosting annual pancake breakfast, garage sale

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland baseball team will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale on the CU campus from 6 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, November 14.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Chu posts a goal, two assists in 3-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Olivia Chu scored in the fourth minute and assisted on Cumberland’s other two goals in a 3-0 victory over Auburn Montgomery in women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer ranked 13th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 13th in the 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the team’s highest ranking ever, as announced by the national office on Tuesday.


Women's Volleyball

Bulldogs fall 3-2 in wild contest to Lions

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno notched her third straight double-double, Michelle Evans recorded double-digit kills for the fourth straight match and Sara Glassman recorded a double-double of her own in Cumberland’s back and forth 3-2 loss at Freed-Hardeman University Tuesday evening.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Goodwin's goal, assist help CU move to 11-0-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Elliot Goodwin scored the first goal and assisted on the second, as Cumberland scored twice in the first eight minutes in a 2-1 victory over NCAA D-II Delta State on Tuesday in Cleveland, Miss.


Bowling, Headlines

Chaffin places 14th, women sixth at Southern Kentucky

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women finished sixth as a team, with senior Danielle Chaffin placing 14th individually, while senior John Isaac Davis led the men’s team in 26th over the weekend at the Southern Kentucky Collegiate Classic in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Lerno earns TSWA Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Maci Lerno earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Volleyball Player of the Week, recording 48 kills and 37 digs in three outings for the Bulldogs.


Baseball, Headlines

Cumberland hosting Prospect Showcase on Nov. 8

LEBANON, Tenn. – Head coach Woody Hunt and the Cumberland University baseball program will host a Prospect Showcase on Sunday, November 8, for grades 9-12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Armstrong, Strutz voted Mid-South Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Josh Armstrong and Bennet Strutz were voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a pair of victories to remain undefeated.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Bolton inks scholarship papers with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Greenbrier, Tenn., native Colby Bolton to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Madut, Tepox pace harriers at Louisville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garang Madut and freshman Claudia Tepox continued to pace the Cumberland cross country teams as the top finishers on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs fall short against top-ranked LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires scored midway through the first half to tie the match but top-ranked Lindsey Wilson got unassisted goals from Emilia Jonsson and Yvonne Ploeg to take a 3-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs down Bears 3-1

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Junior Maci Lerno notched her second straight double-double –her seventh of the season-, Sara Glassman assisted on 55 attacks and Kara Snell recorded 25 digs in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Shawnee State Saturday afternoon.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Early goals carry CU in upset of No. 7 LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Armstrong scored in the first 10 minutes and he assisted on Brian McNamara’s goal six minutes later, as Cumberland scored twice in the opening minutes and held off seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson in men’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Football hangs on for 37-33 road victory

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Austin Chaplin rushes 27 times for 156 yards with one touchdown and Justin Snyder threw a pair of touchdowns and rushed for another in Cumberland’s 37-33 victory over the University of Pikeville here Saturday at the W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf shoots 75, places third at MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf fired a second-round 75, finishing third, and sophomore Savanna Strode shot 79 to place seventh for Cumberland women’s golf on Friday at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational at Elks Country Club in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts wins individual medalist, CU takes team title

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot even-par 72, tying for the second lowest round of the day, to won individual medalist honors and Cumberland held on for a two-shot victory in the team event as well on Friday at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational at Elks Country Club in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer ranked 17th in first Modified RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – With a 9-0 start that includes four road victories, Cumberland men’s soccer is ranked 17th nationally in the first Modified RPI rankings released this week by the national office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU picks up hard-fought win over the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno posted her sixth double-double of the season, Sara Glassman handed out 41 assists and Kara Snell added 23 digs in Cumberland’s 3-1 volleyball victory over the University of the Cumberlands here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Sophomore trio shoots 81, CU tied for third

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomores Abbey Burgdorf, Morgan Stuckey and Savanna Strode all carded scores of 81 and are tied for eighth and Cumberland’s women are tied for third after the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational at Elks Country Club in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Polston shoots five-under, CU leads by 10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Zach Polston, Peyton Broyles and Ryan Botts were the only three players to shoot under par, carding rounds of five, three and one-under par, respectively, and the Bulldogs shot 286 as a team to lead by 10 shots after the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational at Elks Country Club in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Second half blitz leads to 10-0 win for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Alex Marr posted a hat trick, Chuka Aruh scored twice and Jose Retana handed out three assists, as Cumberland scored seven times in the second half in a 10-0 win over the University of Pikeville in men’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Keele's hat trick leads 7-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Keele netted three goals in the second half and Olivia Chu added a pair of goals and one assist in Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over the University of Pikeville on Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Sepulveda-de Souza win ITA doubles title

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Angelica Sepulveda and junior Tarsha de Souza swept through four matches to win the double title and Sepulveda lost in the singles final over the weekend at the ITA Southeast Championships in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs battle, but fall to Georgetown 3-1

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Junior Michelle Evans notched a team-best 14 kills in Cumberland’s 3-1 loss to Georgetown College Monday evening inside the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Tshirkin-Lucich fall in ITA doubles final

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin and Axel Lucich lost in the doubles final while Tshirkin, Anatoily Lashkul and Thiago Lopes all reached the Round of 16 in doubles over the weekend at the ITA Southeast Championships in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines, Community Engagement

Volleyball engages with Egyptian refugees

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University volleyball team spent time at Millwood Manor in Nashville this weekend helping Egyptian refugees adjust to their new lives in the United States.


Bowling, Headlines

Midgett, Chaffin lead bowlers at Green River Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Danielle Chaffin finished 11th and sophomore Chase Midgett placed 14th for the Cumberland bowling teams in the opening event of the fall over the weekend at the Green River Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Overtime goal sends CU to 2-1 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Savannah Keele scored her second goal of the season in the final minute, but Melanie Leonida found the back of the net less than three minutes into overtime, giving 17th-ranked North Alabama a 2-1 victory over No. 19 Cumberland in women’s soccer action Sunday in Florence, Ala.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Tepox, Madut both place sixth at Gatorland Run

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Claudia Tepox and junior Garang Madut both finished sixth and senior Keaton Gaffney and junior Tanner Harp each posted 10th-place showings for the Cumberland cross country teams at the Gatorland Run on Saturday at Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Big plays hurt CU at Valdosta State

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Brandon Byrd rushed for a pair of touchdowns but ninth-ranked Valdosta State scored 29 points in the second quarter and tossed three long touchdown passes en route to a 56-22 victory over Cumberland here Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara's hat trick leads CU rout

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara netted a hat trick and Josh Armstrong added a goal and an assist in Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over Georgetown in men’s soccer action Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs drop Tigers in three

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno recorded 15 kills and hit for a .414 hitting percentage in Cumberland’s dominant 3-0 victory over the University of Pikeville Saturday afternoon inside the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Six women's tennis players still playing at ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Trinidad Aguirre, Franki Jecker, Sarah Edwards and Jasmine Shankar all posted singles victories and all three Cumberland doubles teams picked up wins on Thursday at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Four singles, three doubles teams win at ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin, Thiago Lopes, Alejandro Rosas Garcia and Anatoily Lashkul each advanced to the Round of 32 in singles while all three Cumberland doubles tandems posted victories on Thursday at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs drop to 19th in first NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped to 19th in the first regular season NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling announces 2015-16 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach James Hicks announced his team’s 2015-16 schedule on Thursday, which begins October 31 and includes four home duals and one home tournament among 17 events.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer falls 1-0 at Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Skye Zimmer scored in the 15th minute on an assist from Sarah Hencke and Georgetown College held on for a 1-0 victory over 19th-ranked Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday night in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Volleyball

Bulldogs fall to Blue Raiders in three

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michelle Evans and Maci Lerno each recorded double-digit kill efforts in Cumberland’s 3-0 loss at the hands of No. 5 Lindsey Wilson Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Golfers shoot 277 as team, Botts ties for fifth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts carded his second straight 67 and sophomore Austin Williams carded a three-under 68, as Cumberland shot 277 as a team on the final day of the Deer Park Classic in Oglesby, Ill.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts shoots two-under, Johnson one-over at Deer Park

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot a second-round 67 and junior Zach Johnson carded rounds of 71-72, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team Monday through 36 holes at the Deer Park Classic in Oglesby, Ill.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops announces 2015-16 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the team’s 2015-16 schedule on Tuesday, which includes 13 home games and 15 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kambeitz voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Ashley Kambeitz was named the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting her first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Brenau University.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Four harriers finish in Top 20 for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Claudia Tepox and Taylor Blankenship finished in the Top 20 for the women and juniors Garang Madut and Tanner Harp were in the Top 20 for the men, as Cumberland finished fifth in both the men’s and women’s races Saturday at the Berea Invitational in Berea, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara's header provides game-winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara’s header off a long free kick from Tom Reilly in the 83rd minute proved to be the difference, as Cumberland moved to 7-0-0 on the season with a 1-0 victory over Division II West Alabama here Sunday in men’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Cumberland falls in wild game, 49-41

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Brandon Byrd rushed 23 times for 143 yards and Justin Snyder tossed five touchdown passes, but Adam Craig rushed for five TDs and threw for two others in a 49-41 University of the Cumberlands win over Cumberland here Saturday night at James H. Taylor II Stadium.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode, Burgdorf both shoot 77 at tri-match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomores Morgan Stuckey and Abbey Burgdorf each carded a 77 and sophomore Savanna Strode shot 78 for the Cumberland women’s golf team on Friday at Saddle Creek Golf Club in Lewisburg, Tenn.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Wrestling, Women's Basketball, Cheerleading, General, Headlines

Student-athletes volunteer at Sherry's Run

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and cheer and dance teams all participated in set-up, breakdown and event management for community service projects at last weekend’s Sherry’s Run in Lebanon.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs conquer Patriots 3-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno registered for her fifth double-double of the season with 19 kills and 12 dig while Michelle Evans posted a season-best 16 kills for Cumberland who triumphed 3-2 over St. Catharine College Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Softball, General, Headlines, Community Engagement

CU coaches, athletes take part in All Sports Clinic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council teamed up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 this past Sunday, September 13, on the CU campus.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Bulldogs stay unbeaten with 3-1 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Markus Skraastad headed in a Sella Gannot cross in the 34th minute and Marty Owens and Gannot both scored early in the second half, as Cumberland remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Martin Methodist in men’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

CU ends losing skid with 2-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariah Aplin scored in the first half, Olivia Chu added an insurance score in the 71st minute and fourth-ranked Cumberland dominated play for much of the match in a 2-0 victory over Brenau University in women’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


General, Headlines

CU named Silver Club member in Champions of Character program

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University was named a Silver Club member for 2014-15 in the NAIA’s Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions program, as announced last week by the national office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Campbellsville bites Cumberland, Bulldogs defeated 3-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ashley Sherrick registered nine kills and hit for a .471 clip in Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat to Campbellsville University at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Tennis opens fall at Campbellsville Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin, Alejandro Rosas, Tarsha de Souza and Franki Jecker each won a pair of singles outings in the opening matches of the fall over the weekend for Cumberland at the Campbellsville Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops announces 2015-16 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the team’s 2015-16 schedule on Tuesday, which includes 13 home games and 10 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


General, Headlines

Cumberland adding track and field in 2016-17

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will add men’s and women’s outdoor track and field to its list of sport offerings beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, as announced this week by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU dominates Central Baptist and Lindenwood-Belleville

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Maci Lerno combined 23 kills and nine digs while Michelle Evans and Ashley Sherrick added 20 kills together as Cumberland swept both Central Baptist and Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday inside the Robert J. Ashcroft Activities Center


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Aruh's hat trick leads 8-2 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chuka Aruh posted a hat trick with an assist, Alex Marr scored twice and added an assist and Josh Armstrong recorded a goal and an assist in Cumberland’s 8-2 victory over Fisk University on Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer blanked by Carey

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jamie Holifield netted a hat trick, the final goal with 70 seconds remaining, and ninth-ranked William Carey posted a 4-0 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women’s soccer action here Saturday at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU drops pair at Evangel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Cumberland University volleyball team dropped both matches on the opening day of the Evangel University Tournament on Friday evening.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Keele, Chu both score in 4-2 CU loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Keele’s header in the 36th minute put fourth-ranked Cumberland on the board and Olivia Chu added a goal in the 83rd minute, but CU missed several other scoring opportunities in a 4-2 loss to No. 10 Mobile in women’s soccer action here Friday afternoon at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Botts shoots four-under, ties for third

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot a final-round four-under par 68, tying for third, and junior Zach Johnson carded a one-over par 73 to finish fifth for the Cumberland men’s golf team Friday at the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Stuckey ties for third at Bill Sergent

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Morgan Stuckey carded a second-round one-over par 74, tying for third, and sophomore Savannah Strode shot a second consecutive 76, finishing fifth, for the Cumberland women’s golf team Friday at the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Bulldogs fall short at UWA, 34-8

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – West Alabama scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to erase a Cumberland halftime lead en route to a 34-8 win over the Bulldogs here Thursday night at Tiger Stadium.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Lazenby, Strode, Stuckey all tied for fifth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Delaney Lazenby and sophomores Morgan Stuckey and Savanna Strode all shot three-over par 76 and are tied for fifth for the Cumberland women’s golf team on Thursday in the opening round of the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Johnson tied for third after opening three-under score

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Zach Johnson carded a three-under par 69, tying for third, and senior Ryan Botts shot even-par 72 to lead the Cumberland men’s golf team on Thursday in the opening round of the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Lerno garners TSWA Volleyball Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Maci Lerno was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week after posting a pair of double-doubles and helping the Bulldogs to three victories. This is the first of weekly awards for the 2015-16 academic year sponsored by the TSWA.


Football, Headlines

Jernigan adds another POW accolade

LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland’s Nathan Jernigan was named the Tennessee Sports writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, adding another honor to his resume after posting 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Georgetown College. This is the first of weekly awards for the 2015-16 academic year sponsored by the TSWA.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara earns TSWA Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Brian McNamara earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades after registering three goals and one assist in a pair of outings for the Bulldogs. This is the first of weekly awards for the 2015-16 academic year sponsored by the TSWA.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Overtime goal helps CU stay undefeated

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marty Owens netted the golden goal in the 105th minute on a nice assist from Alex Marr and Cumberland remained undefeated with a 3-2 victory over Bryan College in men’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Lerno, Snell voted MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’S Maci Lerno and Kara Snell were voted the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Attacker and Defender of the Week, respectively, as announced Monday by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Jernigan voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Nathan Jernigan was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 15 tackles in CU’s 33-26 victory over No. 11 Georgetown College.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Madut, Tepox lead harriers in first outing

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garang Madut and freshman Claudia Tepox paced the Cumberland cross country teams late Saturday at the BROOKS Memphis Twilight Classic at Mike Rose Complex in Memphis, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Second-half McNamara goals keep men's soccer undefeated

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara scored twice in the second half and Bennet Strutz made six saves in goal for Cumberland in a 2-0 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in men’s soccer action Saturday in Athens, Ala.


Football, Headlines

Big plays spark 33-26 upset win for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Green caught two touchdown passes and threw another and Cumberland’s defense made just enough plays in holding off 11th-ranked Georgetown College in a 33-26 Bulldog victory in the season-opener for both clubs here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs take care of Patriots in five sets

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Maci Lerno registered 25 kills and 23 digs, her fourth double-double of the year, to lead Cumberland University’s 3-2 victory over the University of the Cumberlands Saturday afternoon.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

First-half goals send CU to 2-0 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jennifer Munoz and Fabiola Sanchez each scored just over a minute apart late in the first half and fifth-ranked Martin Methodist posted a 2-0 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women’s soccer action Friday night in Pulaski, Tenn.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs blank Bears in conference opener

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Maci Lerno racked up 17 kills and Sara Glassman recorded 32 assists as Cumberland University swept their conference opener against the University of Pikeville on Friday night.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer match selected NAIA Game of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer match Friday at Martin Methodist was selected as the NAIANetwork.com’s Game of the Week. The Bulldogs enter the contest ranked No. 4 nationally while the RedHawks are rated fifth in the country.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis, Softball, Cheerleading, General, Headlines, Community Engagement

Winter, fall sports take part in community service outings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes with men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball and cheer-dance were all involved in community service projects in the Lebanon area on August 28-29 as part of Leadership Day activities in the athletic department.


Football, Headlines

College Colors Day set for Sept. 4

LEBANON, Tenn. – To celebrate the start of the college football season, The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) is asking fans across the country to display their team's colors on College Colors Day, taking place on Friday, September 4.


General, Headlines

REMINDER: 2015 Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 30

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics announced its newest Sports Hall of Fame members on Thursday, which include softball player Ashley Putman Serbin and the 1966 men’s basketball team, the first to ever reach the national tournament.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara scores once, assists on another in 4-3 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara scored a goal and assisted on another and Cumberland held off a late charge from the home team in a 4-3 men’s soccer victory over Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn., on Wednesday evening.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Wrestling, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis, Softball, Bowling, Cheerleading, General, Headlines, Community Engagement

Winter, spring athletes go through Leadership Training

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University student-athletes in winter and spring sports participated in Leadership Training on Saturday, August 29 that included lectures from deans within the University, sessions on sexual assault, social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball hosting alumni brunch

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball is hosting an alumni brunch on Saturday, September 26 before the Bulldogs take on the University of Pikeville at Noon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Soccer, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Softball, General, Headlines

REMINDER: Cumberland hosting All-Sports Camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs pounce on Redhawks, win in five

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maci Lerno racked up 21 kills and had 17 digs as she recorded her third double-double of the season. Amanda Worrell proved to be a spark off the bench, registering another double-digit kill effort with 15, as Cumberland defeated Martin Methodist College 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Chu's two goals not enough for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Olivia Chu scored twice and nearly had a third in the final minute, but Liz Wahl assisted on the first goal and netted the third for 14th-ranked Olivet Nazarene in a 4-3 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women’s soccer action here Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer opens with 4-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sella Gannot scored a goal and assisted on another while Josh Armstrong handed out a pair of assists in Cumberland’s 4-2 victory over Dalton State College in men’s soccer action Friday night in Dalton, Ga.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs drop two in final day at Lindsey Wilson

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Cumberland University Bulldogs dropped both their matches 3-1 to Brenau and Indiana University-Kokomo on Friday. Maci Lerno picked up her second double-double of the season while racking up 33 kills to go along with 22 digs.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland splits to open Lindsey Wilson Volleyball Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University volleyball team split their two games in the opening day of the Lindsey Wilson Volleyball Classic on Friday afternoon, falling to Dalton State 3-1 in the first game of the day, then conquering the Grenadiers of Indiana University-Southeast 3-1 in the nightcap. Maci Lerno racked up 27 kills in the doubleheader to go along with serving up five aces.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Pace moves into full-time assistant position

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland All-American women’s basketball player Jessica Pace has moved into a full-time assistant coach position with the Bulldogs after spending last semester as a graduate assistant with the program, as announced this week by CU head coach Jeremy Lewis.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires' two early goals lift CU in opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Emily Shires scored twice in the first 15 minutes and freshman Ashley Kambeitz made seven saves in net in fourth-ranked Cumberland’s 2-1 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in women’s soccer action Thursday in Athens, Tenn.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU heads to Lindsey Wilson tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University volleyball hits the road for the first time this season as they will travel to Columbia, Kentucky to compete in the Lindsey Wilson Tournament this weekend.


Softball, Headlines

Softball offering one-day fall camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball will host a one-day camp for players ages 13-17 on Saturday, October 17 at the CU Softball Field.


Softball, Headlines

Hernandez signs with Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Riverside, Calif., native Jocelyn Hernandez to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year. Hernandez becomes the seventh signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Slaughter victorious in debut, Bulldogs defeat Wildcats 3-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – On a night filled with emotion, the Cumberland volleyball team brought head coach Kathy Slaughter the perfect beginning to her collegiate coaching career with the Bulldogs pulling out a 3-2 victory over Bethel here Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation center.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Slaughter era begins at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – A new era of Cumberland University volleyball begins Wednesday, August 26 as former player and coach Kathy Slaughter prepares for her first collegiate match as a head coach.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

First week of training ends for men's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer completed its first week of training on Thursday, with a veteran group along with five newcomers taking part in three-a-day drills under third-year head coach Kyle Smith and staff.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer ranked fourth in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer is ranked fourth in the 2015 NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. The Bulldogs finished the year ranked sixth in 2014 after reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championships.


Softball, Headlines

Smith inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Cumming, Ga., native Shea Smith to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year.


Football, Men's Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Headlines, Community Engagement

Fall sports take part in community service projects

LEBANON, Tenn. – All six Cumberland fall sports teams that reported to campus this week took part in community service activities around town on Thursday, including a Red Cross blood drive, helping at the Wilson County Community Center, Next Step Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity, and a trip to Cedarcroft Home.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Davies added to women's soccer staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the hiring of Brian Davies as a full-time assistant with the program, effective immediately.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bulldogs picked seventh in Mid-South preseason poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University volleyball team was picked seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll the league announced this morning.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

CU selected second in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer was picked second and received one first-place vote in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday by the league office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer picked third in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer tied for third in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday by the league office.


Softball, Headlines

Softball adds Santa Cruz native Rodriguez

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Santa Cruz, Calif., native Alyssa Rodriguez to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year. Rodriguez becomes the fifth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Baseball, Headlines

Seven former Bulldogs continue professional seasons

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven former Cumberland baseball players continue their professional careers this summer, including five in Major League-affiliated organizations and two more in the independent Frontier League.


General, Headlines, Community Engagement

Athletic Staff gives back to campus community

LEBANON, Tenn. – More than 50 Cumberland University Athletic Staff members participated in a community service day on campus last week, sweeping and painting parking lots and mulching around buildings before student-athletes report this week.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Cheer-dance tryouts set for August 28

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tryouts for the 2015-16 Cumberland University cheerleading and dance squads will be held August 28 on the lawn in front of the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus from 4:30-8 p.m.


Softball, Headlines

Enriquez inks with Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Riverside, Calif., native Andrea Enriquez to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year.


Men's Cross Country, Headlines

Halfacre inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Hohenwald, Tenn., native and Bethel University transfer Kason Halfacre to scholarship papers this week for the 2015 season.


Softball, Headlines

Pratt signs with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Riverside, Calif., native Nicole Pratt to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year.


Football, Headlines

Football picked fifth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University was tied for fifth in the West Division in the 2015 Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Wednesday by the league office.


Football, Headlines

2015 football community events announced

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.


General, Headlines

Campbell joins athletic training staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Solomon Campbell as the department’s newest full-time athletic trainer, effective immediately.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Tennis squads, five individuals honored by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Both Cumberland tennis teams as well as Angelica Sepulveda, Jasmine Shankar, Andres Burgos, Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Dylan Nelson were named 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Teams and ITA Scholar-Athlete award winners, as announced by the national office this week.


Softball, Headlines

Softball inks California native Abatti

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Nipomo, Calif., native Gianna Abatti to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Headlines

Early-bird deadline extended for Bulldogs and Birdies event

LEBANON, Tenn. – The early-bird deadline for the Cumberland golf fundraiser Bulldogs and Birdies has been extended to August 1 for online entry to the August 14 event at Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.


Men's Cross Country, Men's Tennis, Men's Soccer, Wrestling, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Softball, General

Ten CU squads receive NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ten Cumberland University squads received the NAIA Scholar-Team Award recognition this week, as announced by the national office. Teams must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be eligible for the award, with all eligible varsity student-athletes factored into the team GPA.


Football, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, General, Headlines

Fall sports schedules available for download

LEBANON, Tenn. – Download Cumberland fall sports schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, which are now available at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Football, Headlines

Dauscha, Jernigan, Russell named Preseason All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Nathan Jernigan were both First Team honorees and Cayman Russell earned Second Team honors on the USA College Football NAIA Division Pre-Season All-American teams released this week.