Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix sign Ohio native Starkey

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Bucyrus, Ohio, native Heath Starkey to scholarship papers for the 2018-19 academic year this week.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Acevedo Reyes inks with CU men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Angel Acevedo Reyes to scholarship papers for the 2018-19 academic year this week, the inaugural season for Phoenix men’s volleyball.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops inks Wright, Walters for next season

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of East Nashville, Tenn., native Kareem Wright as well as Cincinnati, Ohio, native Deiontay Walters to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis trio ranked in final Oracle/ITA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and junior Ramon Puertolas were both ranked in the Top 15 nationally in singles in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Men's Collegiate Tennis Rankings while Grabuleda Cruañas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca ended the year 17th in doubles, as released late last month by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido, Landi earn season-ending rankings from ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido ranked 30th nationally in singles in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Women's Collegiate Tennis Rankings and Garijo Garrido and freshman Marianela Landi finished the year 22nd in doubles, as released late last month by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


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Cumberland finishes fourth in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University finished fourth among eight schools in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings, conference officials announced recently, the highest finish for the Phoenix since a second-place showing in 2012-13.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Knoxville native Elder inks with CU women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Knoxville, Tenn., native De’Naizha Elder to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the fourth signee for Blum since taking over the Phoenix program in April.


Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Headlines

Soccer camp added for July

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland soccer has added another summer camp set for July 9-12 for shooting, finishing and goalkeeping for ages 8-18 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, as announced this week by head coach Adam Grant.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Dixon, Lucumi ink scholarship papers with CU men's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signings of White House, Tenn., native Donovan Dixon and Cali, Colombia, native Julian Lucumi to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas, Grabuleda Cruañas named ITA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Ramon Puertolas and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas earned All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, as announced last week by the ITA, the governing body of collegiate tennis.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Cedar Hill native Henderson inks with CU golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Cedar Hill, Tenn., native Nick Henderson to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Softball, Headlines

Krauss, Sancen sign with Phoenix softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of El Camino College transfers Jasmine Krauss and Jazmyn Sancen to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Fort Wayne's Blum inks with CU men's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Fort Wayne, Ind., native Asher Blum to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Baseball, General, Headlines

Hunt, Pavan, Haley honored by Mid-South Conference

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ron Pavan, Woody Hunt and Dr. Mary Lewis Haley all received awards this week during the annual Mid-South Conference Summer Meetings in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball camps continue throughout June

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball camps continue through the month of June, with Fundamental Camp, Hitting and Pitching Camp and Advanced Fundamental Camp all scheduled at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Former All-American Clayton returns to CU coaching staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland All-American Robert Clayton is returning to his alma mater to serve as the team’s pitching coach, effective XXXX, as announced this week by head coach Woody Hunt. This marks Clayton’s third stint on the coaching staff at Cumberland.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra voted First Team All-America by NAIA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Rayden Sierra earned First Team All-America honors this week, as selected by the NAIA Baseball All-America committee and announced this week by the national office following the conclusion of the Avista-NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Hughes, St. Louis sign with Phoenix basketball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Cincinnati, Ohio, native Secret Hughes and Morehead State transfer Dominique St. Louis to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Baseball, Headlines

Five baseball players garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball players Travis Dohr, Joseph Midgett, Rayden Sierra, Daulton Smith and Parker Ward earned 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Friday, as announced by the national office at the conclusion of the Avista-NAIA Championships in Lewiston, Idaho.


Softball, Headlines

Hoppenjans, Kralj earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Kayala Hoppenjans and Kaitlin Kralj were named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office at the conclusion of the NAIA Championships in Clermont, Fla.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra garners Academic All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Rayden Sierra was named Second Team Academic All-America presented by Google Cloud, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and released Monday by the national organization.


Football, Headlines

Football summer camp dates set for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football has set dates and times for five camps this summer in June and July, four of those on the CU campus, starting with a Prospect Camp on June 16.


Softball

Graham garners Honorable Mention All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Tyra Graham earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the NAIA on Friday, as selected by the NAIA All-America committee and announced at the conclusion of the NAIA Championships in Clermont, Fla.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Cumberland Cheer offering camp on June 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cheerleading will host a camp for ages 4-and-up on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer inks Missouri Military product Williams

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signing of Chula Vista, Calif., native Donald Williams to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Dyer County's Daniels inks with CU women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Dyersburg, Tenn., native Torri Daniels to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the first signing for Blum since taking over the Phoenix program.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf posts CoSIDA Academic All-District honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Abbey Burgdorf was voted CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) last week. Burgdorf is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Lebanon native Harmon transferring to CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach Karen Martinez announced the signing of Lebanon native and Brescia University transfer Morgan Harmon to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix ink pair of Fullerton College transfers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of California natives and Fullerton College transfers Baylee Giordano and Tasha Trujillo to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lucich voted CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Axel Lucich garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division accolades, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) last week. Lucich is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.


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146 student-athletes, athletic trainers named to Spring 2018 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released a list of students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester, with 146 student-athletes and athletic trainers achieving a 3.50 grade-point-average and above on all classes attempted for the semester.


Softball, Headlines

Graham garners CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Tyra Graham earned CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently. Graham is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America accolades.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra voted CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Rayden Sierra was voted CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently. Sierra is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis ranked 20th in final NAIA Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis moved up two spots to No. 20 in the NAIA Postseason Coaches' Top 25 Poll, released last week by the national office at the conclusion of the NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala.


Men's Tennis

Men's tennis ranked eighth in final NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped two spots in the NAIA Postseason Coaches' Top 25 Poll, finishing the year ranked eighth after reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championships, as announced last week by the national office.


Women's Golf

Strode, Stuckey garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Savanna Strode and Morgan Stuckey earned 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced last week during the 24th Annual NAIA Women’s Golf Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


Softball, Headlines

East Robertson's Blair, Dunn sign with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of East Robertson High School products Ashtyn Blair and DeeDee Dunn to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Tepox places 25th in women's marathon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Claudia Tepox finished 25th in the women’s marathon Saturday morning at the NAIA Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., overcoming the heat and humidity to complete the 26.2-mile course.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas, Grabuleda Cruañas earn All-America accolades for Phoenix tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Ramon Puertolas garnered Second Team All-America accolades and freshman Pau Grabuleda Cruañas was voted Honorable Mention, as announced this week by the national office and selected by the NAIA All-America committee.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido, Landi garner All-America honors for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido earned First Team All-America honors and freshman Marianela Landi was named Honorable Mention, as announced this week by the national office and selected by the NAIA All-America committee.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Softball, Women's Basketball, General

CU reaches 500K goal, holds ground-breaking for softball complex

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University completed its $500K Athletics Investment Campaign this week just before the prescribed deadline and also held a ground-breaking for a new softball stadium and press box during the Board of Trust meeting on campus Wednesday.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel named 2018 NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Garrett Daniel was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete last week, as announced by the national office during the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships in Silvis, Ill.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Romero Valverde shoots 77 for Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde posted a five-over par 77 while seniors Abbey Burgdorf and Savanna Strode each shot 83 for Cumberland on Tuesday in the second round of the 24th Annual NAIA Women’s Golf Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Pages Preuss shoots 80, Burgdorf cards 81 in first round of NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss shot eight-over par 80 and senior Abbey Burgdorf carded an 81 for Cumberland late Tuesday in the first round of the 24th Annual NAIA Women’s Golf Championships at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Women's volleyball announces 2018 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the team’s 2018 schedule this week, which includes 13 home matches and 10 outings against teams who played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Jefferson College transfer Hanger signs with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Millstadt, Ill., native Ali Hanger to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lucich, Puertolas garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland juniors Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas earned 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors on Friday, as announced by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Shankar earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Jasmine Shankar was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Friday, as announced by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer announces 2018 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Brian Davies announced the team’s 2018 schedule on Monday, which features 11 home matches for the Phoenix, including a five straight to start the campaign.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Marathon match ends with 5-4 CU loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Reinhardt University won a pair of doubles outings and held off No. 6 Cumberland in singles in a match that was delayed by rain and took nearly eight hours to complete, with the Eagles taking a 5-4 victory over the Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis Championships on Friday in Mobile, Ala.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel cards even-par in final round, ties for 27th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel recorded five birdies for the second time in four days and shot even-par 71 on the final day of the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Friday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer announces 2018 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the teams 2018 schedule on Friday, which includes 10 home matches for a team that finished 15-3-2 overall, 5-1-1 in the Mid-South Conference last season.


Softball, Headlines

Caplinger, Hegre, Woodring earn MSC Gold Glove honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kayley Caplinger, Tawnee Hegre and Taylor Woodring were named to the 2018 Mid-South Conference Gold Glove Team, as announced by the league office during the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Georgia product Starzoiu inks with CU men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Suwanee, Ga., native Tyler Sturzoiu to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the inaugural season for Phoenix men’s volleyball.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Tee times announced for women's golf at national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s golf is set to play with Marian University and Midway University in the first two rounds of the 24th Annual NAIA Championships on May 22-25 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., as announced this week by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel posts third-round 76, makes final round cut

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel shot five-over 76 and senior Austin Williams carded a 79 for Cumberland in the third round of the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Thursday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Daniel stands tied for 39th overall and will play in the final round on Friday as an individual.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis reaches quarterfinals with 5-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixth-ranked Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches and Axel Lucich, Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Ramon Puertolas each picked up singles victories, as the Phoenix held off 25th-ranked McPherson College, 5-2, on Thursday morning in the Round of 16 at the 2018 NAIA Men’s Tennis Championships in Mobile, Ala.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball season ends with 3-2 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Blake Young tossed a complete game and Mykel Gordon hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, but Tyler Shumpert struck out 13 batters in eight-plus innings in seventh-ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan’s 3-2 victory over Cumberland on Wednesday in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round in Upland, Ind.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel shoots 74, Polston 76 for CU golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel carded a second-round three-over par 74 and senior Zach Polston added a 76, leading Cumberland men’s golf in the second round of the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.


Baseball, Headlines

Five-run innings helps CU get past Taylor, 5-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Curtis Hoppe battled through seven innings on the mound and Cumberland plated five runs with the aid of just one hit in the fourth inning in posting a 5-2 victory over Taylor University on Wednesday in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round in Upland, Ind.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel cards opening-round 69 at NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel posted six birdies in his round of two-under par 69 but Cumberland struggled as a team, tying for 22nd after the first round of the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Tuesday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women fall 5-4 to Middle Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Jasmine Shankar combined for a doubles victory and each won singles matches, but 14th-ranked Middle Georgia State posted two doubles wins and won three consecutive singles outings in a 5-4 triumph over No. 22 Cumberland on Tuesday at the 38th Annual NAIA Women’s Tennis Championships in Mobile, Ala.


Baseball, Headlines

Hunt's grand slam leads CU past Northwestern, 8-7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jordan Hunt belted a grand slam down the leftfield line with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, backing up 4.2 innings of relief by Andy Garretson, helping Cumberland escape with an 8-7 victory over Northwestern College in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round on Tuesday in Upland, Ind.


Baseball, Headlines

Big innings send FHU past Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hector Morales, Jared Schmidt, Carlos Moseley and Mikel Gordon each homered for Cumberland, but 24th-ranked Freed-Hardeman scored 10 combined runs in the fifth and sixth innings, pulling away for a 13-8 victory in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round on Monday in Upland, Ind.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball headed to Taylor University for NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball received an at-large berth into the NAIA Championship Opening Round on Wednesday and will play Freed-Hardeman in Upland, Ind., on Monday, May 14.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Women's golf earns bid to national tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s golf received an at-large berth into the 24th Annual NAIA Championships set for May 22-25 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., as announced Thursday by the national office. Pairings for the event will be announced Friday by the NAIA.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Martinez, Lins recognized for coaching honors by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Karen Martinez was named the East Region Wilson/ITA Men’s Coach of the Year and Thiago Lins earned East Region tasc Performance/ITA Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year, as announced this week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Aurora's Walker signs with Phoenix men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Aurora, Ill., native Michael Walker to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the 12th Phoenix signee for the team’s inaugural season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bledsoe County's Hale signs with CU women's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Pikeville, Tenn., native Rachel Hale to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the first Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Mt. Juliet's Stephens signs with Phoenix hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native Isaac Stephens to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the first Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Pairings announced for men's golf national championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf is paired with the University of Jamestown and Southeastern University in the first two rounds of the 67th Annual NAIA Championships, as announced by the national office this week.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis garners at-large berth into NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis earned an at-large berth into the 38th Annual NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala., and will face Middle Georgia State in the first round on Tuesday, May 15, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis receives No. 6 seed in national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis received a bye in the first round and will face the winner of Northwestern Ohio and McPherson College on May 16 at 1 p.m. CT in the 67th Annual NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala., as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball drops 7-2 decision to Georgetown

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Rayden Sierra and Caleb Kellogg each collected two hits and Monty Stevens worked six strong innings, but Georgetown College scored four times in the ninth inning to break open a close game and claim a 7-2 victory over Cumberland here Sunday afternoon at the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix season ends with 8-5 loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Tyra Graham and Kayala Hoppenjans each posted two hits and Tawnee Hegre drove in two runs, but Georgetown College scored six runs in the middle innings in an 8-5 victory over Cumberland here Sunday afternoon at the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships.


Softball, Headlines

Caplinger pitches, hits Phoenix to 5-2 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kayley Caplinger helped herself with a bases-clearing triple in the fifth inning that put Cumberland ahead for good and Tyra Graham and Shae Dunn each posted two hits in a 5-2 victory for the Phoenix over the University of the Cumberlands here Sunday morning at the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships.


Baseball, Softball, Headlines

UPDATE: Baseball, softball games adjusted at MSC Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Continuing rain has canceled all softball games for Saturday and Cumberland’s baseball game will now start between 8-9 p.m. at the at the Mid-South Conference Championships here in Bowling Green, as announced Saturday afternoon by the league office.


Baseball, Headlines

Cumberland leads 6-5, game suspended versus Lindsey Wilson

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Mykel Gordon homered and drove in two runs, Jared Schmidt collected three hits and Rayden Sierra drove in a pair of runs, as Cumberland took a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh over Lindsey Wilson before the rains came and suspended the contest late Friday night in the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix unable to hold lead in 9-8 loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Rayden Sierra and Hector Morales each homered and Cumberland jumped ahead early, but 21st-ranked Campbellsville used a four-run inning to take the lead and posted a 9-8 victory over the Phoenix in the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships here Thursday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Softball, Headlines

Four-run sixth carries Campbellsville past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger tossed five strong innings and Shae Dunn tripled and scored, but fourth-ranked Campbellsville University broke open a one-run game with four runs in the sixth inning in a 6-1 victory over Cumberland in the second round of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships here Friday night at Michael O. Buchanon Park.


Softball, Headlines

Five-run seventh propels Phoenix past SSU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kayley Caplinger’s bases-clearing double capped a five-run seventh inning, helping Cumberland break open a close game and defeat Shawnee State, 11-5, in the first game of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships here Friday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Baseball, Headlines

Mira's five RBIs lead 12-9 CU win in seesaw affair

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Nick Mira hit a pair of home runs and Cumberland scored six times in the bottom of the eighth, overcoming a big inning by the University of Pikeville to post a 12-9 victory in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships here Thursday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Softball, Headlines

Graham, Caplinger garner First Team All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Tyra Graham and Kayley Caplinger earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors and Morgan Arndt, Imani Torregano and Tawnee Hegre were voted Second Team All-MSC, as announced by the league office during a pre-tournament banquet Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


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135 athletic personnel, student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 176th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the sixth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU women remain 22nd in latest NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis remained 22nd in the final regular season NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Tennis

Phoenix tennis moves up to sixth in final regular season poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up one spot to sixth in the final regular season NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Tuesday by the national office.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra voted MSC Player of the Year; seven players earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rayden Sierra was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Year, Carlos Moseley earned First Team All-Mid-South honors and five players were named Second Team All-MSC, as announced by the league office during a pre-tournament banquet Wednesday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Nine softball players receive Academic All-Mid-South honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland softball players garnered Academic All-Mid-South Conference accolades on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Women's golf signs Pilar Scenna

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University golf coach Richard Williams announced the signing of Marbella, Spain, native Maria Pilar Scenna to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Softball, Headlines

Finch-Richardson inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Columbia, Tenn., native Danielle Finch-Richardson to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Baseball, Headlines

Eighteen baseball players earn Academic All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighteen Cumberland baseball players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Tuesday, as announced by the league office in advance of this week’s conference tournament that begins Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Four women's golfers garner All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s golfers Abbey Burgdorf and Ana Laura Pages Preuss were named First Team All-Mid-South Conference while Savanna Strode and Raquel Romero Valverde garnered Second Team All-MSC honors, as announced last week by the league office at the conclusion of the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Five CU golfers named All-Mid-South Conference

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Garrett Daniel, Reece Gaddes and Zach Polston garnered First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors while Austin Williams and Josh Wiseman earned Second Team All-MSC accolades, as announced last week by the league office at the conclusion of the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball taking on Pikeville in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will play the University of Pikeville at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Championships at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced by the league office Sunday.


Softball, Headlines

Softball set to face Shawnee State in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball is set to face Shawnee State in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. CT at Michael O. Buchanon Park in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced on Monday by the league office.


Baseball, Headlines

Hunt picks up 1,500th NAIA victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – With Saturday’s doubleheader sweep at Shawnee State, Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt posted his 1,500th NAIA victory, adding to the list of superlatives for the organization’s winningest active head coach.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball sweeps doubleheader to end regular season

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland homered six times in the opener, two by Peyton Wheatley, and used big innings in both contests to sweep a doubleheader, 17-4 and 11-8, over Shawnee State in the final regular season games for the Phoenix on Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Softball, Headlines

Softball takes two from Kentucky Christian

ASHLAND, Ky. – Taylor Woodring’s RBI single up the middle plated the game-winning run for Cumberland helping secure a 3-2 victory in the opener and Kayley Caplinger recorded two runs, three hits and two RBIs and allowed just two hits in five innings, sending the Phoenix to a 10-0 win over Kentucky Christian on Saturday in Ashland, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Miles' three-run homer helps Phoenix to 10-1 victory

ASHLAND, Ky. – Kentucky Christian’s Carrtney Schoolcraft allowed one run on five hits and struck out five in seven innings of work leading the Knights to a 2-1 victory in the opener and Courtney Miles’ three-run homer in the sixth inning helped Cumberland University to a 10-1 win in the nightcap on Friday in Ashland, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix take series opener at Shawnee, 7-6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt homered twice, Peyton Wheatley doubled and scored the winning run in the ninth and Blake Young tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of relief for his fourth victory of the year for Cumberland in a 7-6 win Friday afternoon over Shawnee State in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Hermitage native Hogg signs with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Hermitage, Tenn., native Brian Hogg to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the 11th Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode voted MSC Champions of Character award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Savanna Strode was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Champions of Character award winner, given to the student-athlete who shows the NAIA’s Five Core Character values during practice, matches and in the classroom, including Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Servant Leadership and Sportsmanship.


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

Barnett, Hill garner Second Team All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomores Jordan Hill and Kalea Barnett earned Second Team All-Mid-South Conference honors based on their performances at this week’s conference championships in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Alberta native Petrova inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Calgary, Alberta, native Sasha Petrova to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Murfreesboro's Padilla inks with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Mariela Padilla to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Phoenix men claim second straight MSC crown

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Seniors Austin Williams and Zach Polston as well as junior Garrett Daniel each shot one-over par 73 and Cumberland claimed its second straight Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Tournament championship, winning by eight strokes here Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf shoots 80, CU women finish second at MSC Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf carded a final-round 80, placing third, while sophomores Ana Laura Pages Preuss and Raquel Romero Valverde each shot 82, helping Cumberland to a second-place finish at the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships here Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Men's volleyball signs California native Taylor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Cerritos, Calif., native John Taylor to scholarship papers for the 2018-19 academic year, the 10th Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis drops to 22nd in NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis dropped two spots to 22nd in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis remains seventh in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained seventh in the latest edition of the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Women's track takes sixth at conference meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Kalea Barnett placed second in the shot put and sophomore Amber Mays finished third in the 1,500-meters, leading the Cumberland women’s track and field team on the final day of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Tuesday in Columbia, Ky.


Men's Track & Field, Headlines

Men's track finishes fifth at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jordan Hill finished second in the 800-meters and sixth in the 1,500-meters, Michael Tirjan placed fourth in the javelin and David Covile and Dylon Dishman each finished in the Top 4 in the high jump for Cumberland on the final day of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Track and Field Championships on Tuesday in Columbia, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel shoots 69; Phoenix men hold seven-shot lead

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Junior Garrett Daniel carded a three-under par 69 and Cumberland shot even par as a team and holds a seven stroke lead after the second round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Pages Preuss moves into second, CU women second at MSC Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss shot three-over par 75 and sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde carded a 78, with Cumberland in second place after the second round at the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships here Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel places third, CU men lead by three at MSC Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Junior Garrett Daniel shot one-under par 71, senior Austin Williams carded a 74 and Cumberland held the first round lead in the team standings here Tuesday in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

CU women, Burgdorf lead after completed first round

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf carded a one-over par 73 for the first-round lead and sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss carded a 79, helping Cumberland to a tie for first place in the team standings at the end of the first round here Tuesday in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships.


Women's Soccer, General, Headlines

Kisiloski named 2017-18 Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer player Kaitlen Kisiloski was voted the 2017-18 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.


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

Distance runners pick up points for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Claudia Tepox finished fifth in the 10,000-meters while sophomore Jerry Rojas, junior Chris Swann and freshman Nate Mihnovich all placed in the Top 6 in the 10,000 for Cumberland on Monday night at the Mid-South Conference Track and Field Championships in Columbia, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Tuesday baseball games canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Continuous rain over the last two days has canceled Tuesday’s baseball doubleheader between Cumberland and Brescia University at Schadler Field in Owensboro, Ky.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Headlines

Rain, lightning delay, then suspend first round of MSC Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Overnight rain and then lightning delayed the Mid-South Conference Golf Championships twice and then an early evening rain storm ended play after 9-to-10 holes for everyone in the field Monday here at Bowling Green Country Club.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra, Young earn Mid-South Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rayden Sierra and Blake Young were voted Mid-South Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday after their performances last week for the Phoenix.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Edmonston signs with Phoenix volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Prairieville, La., native Sadie Edmonston to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Huntsville's Pierce inks with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Huntsville, Ala., native Jordan Pierce to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the ninth Phoenix signee for next season.


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

Barnett, Arnold both score on opening day of MSC Track Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Kalea Barnett placed fourth in the hammer throw and sophomore Ishmael Arnold finished fifth in the 400-meters for the Cumberland track and field teams on a very limited first day of action at the Mid-South Conference Championships on Sunday in Columbia, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

MSC championship match suspended with CU leading 4-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris, Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Axel Lucich posted singles victories, the last one from Lucich giving seventh-ranked Cumberland a 4-3 advantage over fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson before rain suspended the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament championship match Sunday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix baseball salvages final game of series

LEBANON, Tenn. – Blake Young tossed 4.1 innings of scoreless relief to get the win while Rayden Sierra and Mykel Gordon each posted three hits and Gordon drove in three runs, as Cumberland salvaged the final game of the series, 8-5, at 13th-ranked University of the Cumberlands in baseball action Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women fall to Lindsey Wilson in MSC semis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson won all three doubles, one in a tiebreaker, and recorded two singles victories in a 5-0 win over 20th-ranked Cumberland in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships on Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis reaches MSC finals with 5-0 win versus Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventh-ranked Cumberland swept the doubles in three tight matches and Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Axel Lucich posted singles wins in a 5-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships on Saturday morning in Bowling Green, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Softball wins one on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mikayla Vires went 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs and one RBI helping the University of the Cumberlands defeat Cumberland University 11-4 in the opener but a four-run fifth inning for the Phoenix sent them to a 5-0 victory in the second game on Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Six errors doom Phoenix in 8-7 road loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rayden Sierra hit a three-run homer and Caleb Kellogg drove in a pair of runs, but Cumberland committed six errors, leading to four unearned runs in 13th-ranked University of the Cumberlands 8-7 win over the Phoenix in baseball action Friday night in Williamsburg, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis pulls off miraculous comeback for 5-4 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Stefanie Navaratnam and Ana María Collazos each came back from a set down to win and Marianela Landi also posted a victory in three sets, as 20th-ranked Cumberland overcame a 4-2 deficit with three consecutive singles victories in a 5-4 win over Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix men sweep Shawnee State in MSC quarters

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles and Ramon Puertolas and Riccardo Ferraris each won 6-0, 6-0, in singles for the seventh-ranked Phoenix in a 5-0 victory over Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix record 23 hits in doubleheader sweep over Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Courtney Miles recorded a three-run and two-run homer and Taylor Woodring added a solo home run helping Cumberland to a 12-4 victory in the first game against the University of the Cumberlands and Morgan Arndt pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and no runs en route to a 3-0 win in the second game on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Blankenship, Craft named Academic All-MSC for women's track

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Taylor Blankenship and Danielle Craft were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference for women’s track and field on Friday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships that begin Sunday in Columbia, Ky.


Men's Track & Field, Headlines

Six men's tracksters post Academic All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s track and field athletes Jonathan Hasselblad, Parker Kuchek, Orlando Nawade, Jerry Rojas and Chris Swann garnered Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Friday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships that begin Sunday in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Six women's golfers garner Academic All-Mid-South accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s golfers Abbey Burgdorf, Ana Laura Pages Preuss, Savanna Strode, Morgan Stuckey, Raquel Romero Valverde and Cindy Williams earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Friday, as announced by the league office in advance of next week’s conference championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Bolton, Daniel, Patton named Academic All-Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golfers Colby Bolton, Garrett Daniel and Dominic Patton were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Friday, as announced by the league office in advance of next week’s conference championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido, Landi, Bou, Shankar earn All-Mid-South accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and freshman Marianela Landi were named First Team All-Mid-South Conference while sophomore Joana Bou and senior Jasmine Shankar garnered Second Team All-MSC honors in a vote of league coaches announced by the Mid-South Conference on Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Martinez named Coach of the Year; six players earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, junior Ramon Puertolas and sophomore Riccardo Ferraris were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Karen Martinez was named Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches announced by the Mid-South Conference on Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Football set to end spring practice with scrimmage this Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football concludes spring practice with a controlled scrimmage this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field, with the public invited to attend and meet the players afterward.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Men's volleyball signs Macon County's Coons

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Lafayette, Tenn., native Brandon Coons to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the eighth Phoenix signee for next season.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball falls 10-8 at Bethel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hector Morales and Mykel Gordon each posted three hits with two RBIs, but Bethel University took advantage of four Cumberland errors and the Wildcats scored in every inning en route to a 10-8 victory over the Phoenix in baseball action Wednesday evening in McKenzie, Tenn.


Softball, Headlines

Blue Raiders take two from CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Lindsey Wilson plated three unearned runs in the fifth to win the opener and Sydney Fourman’s solo homer in the fifth was the game-winner in the second contest, as the Blue Raiders swept a doubleheader against Cumberland, 5-2 and 3-2, here Wednesday at Marilyn D. Sparks Park.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Four men's tennis players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Francisco Fernandez Meaca, Thiago Lopes, Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas received Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Tuesday, as announced by the league office in advance of this week’s conference tournament that begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Shankar earns Academic All-Mid-South accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Jasmine Shankar was named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of this week’s women’s tennis conference tournament that begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Wilson Central's Chambers inks with Phoenix men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Lebanon native Mason Chambers to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the seventh Phoenix signee for next year’s inaugural season at CU.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido, Landi both in latest Oracle/ITA national rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido is ranked 14th nationally in singles and Garijo Garrido and Marianela Landi entered the doubles rankings at No. 18 for Cumberland women’s tennis in the latest Oracle/ITA national rankings released last week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Two singles, one doubles tandem ranked for CU men's tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and Ramon Puertolas are both ranked in the Top 25 nationally in singles and Grabuleda Cruañas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca are ranked in doubles as well for Cumberland men’s tennis in the latest Oracle/ITA national rankings released last week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


Baseball, Headlines

Wesleyan walk-off spoils Phoenix rally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Blackwell’s three-run homer helped Cumberland erase a four-run deficit, but an untimely error to start the bottom of the ninth allowed Tennessee Wesleyan to post a 7-6 victory over the Phoenix in baseball action Tuesday afternoon in Athens, Tenn.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Humphrey inks with CU women's tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach Karen Martinez announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Kylie Humphrey to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix volleyball signs Irvine Valley College's Brogan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Menifee, Calif., native Diamond Brogan to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU women face Georgetown in MSC quarterfinals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis takes on Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Friday at Noon in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis set to face Shawnee State in MSC Tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis will face Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Friday at 9 a.m. in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday by the league office.


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

Staten, Scott, Barnett lead track at Austin Peay

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Caleb Staten and sophomore Josiah Scott finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the shot put, sophomore Kalea Barnett placed fifth in the same event and sixth in the discus and Aleksandra Soshilova was sixth in the 400-meter hurdles for the Cumberland track and field teams Friday at the Austin Peay Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

Wet conditions cancel Sunday baseball game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game against Campbellsville University set for Sunday afternoon was first pushed back and then called altogether because of extremely wet field conditions, including standing water in the outfield.


Softball, Headlines

Pikeville completes comeback for series sweep

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville’s Hannah Skaggs allowed just three hits, no runs and struck out one in a complete game securing a 2-0 victory in the opener and Chandler Kelly collected two hits, two runs and two RBIs helping the Bears complete a comeback for a 5-4 win in the second game on Saturday at Paul Butcher Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Saturday baseball game canceled; rescheduled for Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game against Campbellsville University set for Saturday afternoon has been canceled due to inclement weather. The two teams will try again Sunday at 1 p.m. to conclude the three-game series.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland men sweep Cumberlands, Blue Mountain

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept the doubles and never looked back in two wins Friday, with the seventh-ranked Phoenix posting a 6-3 victory over the University of the Cumberlands and a 9-0 win versus Blue Mountain College at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Softball, Headlines

Bears edge Phoenix 5-4, 3-2

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Kitty Raymond recorded two hits, two runs and one RBI to help the University of Pikeville edge Cumberland, 5-4 in the opener and a three-run first inning for the Bears sent them to a 3-2 victory in the nightcap on Friday at Paul Butcher Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women split final regular season matches

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped singles matches at Nos. 2-5 in a 5-4 loss to the University of the Cumberlands but the 20th-ranked Phoenix rebounded with a 9-0 victory over Blue Mountain College in women’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Baseball, Headlines

Tigers sweep two from baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville University pounded out 20 hits with four home runs in the opener and Logan Roberts homered in both contests, driving in six combined runs, as the 20th-ranked Tigers swept a doubleheader, 17-6 and 5-3, over Cumberland in baseball action here Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Blum named women's basketball head coach at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Scott Blum as the women’s basketball head coach for the Phoenix, effective immediately. Blum has spent the last 14 years as head coach at Grace College in Indiana.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU men take 9-0 win over Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches, five of those in straight sets, and won all three doubles outings, as the seventh-ranked Phoenix posted a 9-0 victory against Georgetown College in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis posts 6-3 win versus Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Marianela Landi, Jasmine Shankar and Ana María Collazos each posted singles and doubles victories, leading 20th-ranked Cumberland to a 6-3 win against Georgetown College in women’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Baseball, Headlines

Weekend series adjusted versus Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Forecasts calling for a 70 percent chance of rain on Saturday have once again caused movement in the Cumberland baseball schedule, with the Phoenix set to take on 20th-ranked Campbellsville University this weekend at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Knight inks scholarship with CU men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Huntersville, N.C., native Jaret Knight to scholarship papers for the 2018-19 academic year this week, the sixth Phoenix signee for next year’s inaugural season at CU.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball hangs on for 8-6 win at Bryan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carlos Moseley posted an RBI base hit and a two-run single, Rayden Sierra and Jordan Hunt each homered and Cumberland used six hurlers, getting the final out with the bases loaded for an 8-6 victory over 10th-ranked Bryan College in baseball action Tuesday evening in Dayton, Tenn.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Cumberland men take second, Gaddes cards 72 in second round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf shot the low score of the day, climbing from fifth to second-place, with freshman Reece Gaddes carding an even-par 72 and sophomore Josh Wiseman posting a one-over 73 to lead the way for the Phoenix on Tuesday at the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational in Burkesville, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf finishes third, CU women take second at MSC Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf posted her second straight five-over par 77 to place third and senior Savanna Strode shot 79, helping Cumberland women’s golf to a second-place finish as a team Tuesday at the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational in Burkesville, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Homers help Phoenix sweep No. 11 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brigid Antonelli ripped a three-run homer to right center in the first contest and Courtney Miles and Tyra Graham each collected a solo home run on the day helping Cumberland sweep Lindsey Wilson, registering 10-7 and 5-1 victories on Tuesday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Perry inks with CU women's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Hendersonville, Tenn., native Brittany Perry to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU women ranked 20th in latest NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Despite winning all four matches and upsetting the No. 7 team in the nation, Cumberland women’s tennis dropped one spot to No. 20 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday by the national office. This poll takes into account matches from March 26-April 8.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis moves up one spot to seventh in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up one spot to No. 7 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday by the national office. This poll takes into account matches from March 26-April 8.


Football, Headlines

CU football adds contest at Arkansas-Pine Bluff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced an addition to the Phoenix football schedule this week, with CU taking on NCAA FCS member Arkansas-Pine Bluff on September 8.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Winning streak ends for CU men with 5-4 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighth-ranked Cumberland posted two doubles victories but the Phoenix were unable to hold off No. 4 Lindsey Wilson, with Javier Raya winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5 in the final match for a 5-4 LWC win in men’s tennis action Monday in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Tennis

Phoenix women fall at Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Jasmine Shankar each recorded singles victories, but third-ranked Lindsey Wilson picked up straight set wins in the other five singles on the way to a 7-2 victory over No. 19 Cumberland in women’s tennis action Monday in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf tied for third, CU tied for first at MSC Spring Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf carded a first-round 77 while sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde and senior Savanna Strode each shot 80 and Cumberland is tied for the team lead on Monday at the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational in Burkesville, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Polston, Wiseman, Daniel each shoot first-round 76

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Zach Polston, junior Garrett Daniel and sophomore Josh Wiseman each shot four-over par 76 and Cumberland stands fifth in the team standings but just four shots from third at the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational in Burkesville, Ky.


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

Barnett, Hill pace tracksters at LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Kalea Barnett won the shot put and placed fifth in the hammer throw while sophomore Jordan Hill took third in the 800-meters for Cumberland track and field at the Lindsey Wilson College Classic last Thursday in Columbia, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Hoppe garners MSC Pitcher of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Curtis Hoppe earned Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday, allowing one run on five hits in a 4-1 victory at Georgetown College.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix win eighth straight outing

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the singles and doubles matches Sunday against Shawnee State, with the eighth-ranked Phoenix dropping three total games in a 9-0 victory at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Tennis

Women's tennis blanks Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nineteenth-ranked Cumberland lost one combined game in seven completed matches in singles and doubles en route to a 9-0 victory over Shawnee State in women’s tennis action Sunday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Baseball, Headlines

Fast start propels Phoenix past Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored five runs apiece in the first and second innings and Polo Portela tossed 7.1 innings in a 12-5 victory over Georgetown College, completing a series sweep in baseball action Friday in Georgetown, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Softball claims 4-2 victory over Tigers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyra Graham recorded three runs, three hits and three RBIs in both games combined, including a two-run homer in the opener helping Cumberland defeat Georgetown College, 4-2 but Kara Howard’s two RBI double secured a 7-6 victory over the Phoenix in the second contest on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Gordon's homers, pitching lead baseball to doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mykel Gordon hit a three-run homer in the opener and a solo shot in the second contest while Thomas Galart and Curtis Hoppe each tossed complete games, leading Cumberland to 8-3 and 4-1 victories over Georgetown College in baseball action Thursday in Georgetown, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

CU drops two against Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hannah Morton allowed just one hit, no runs and struck out 11 in seven innings of work for Georgetown College helping them defeat Cumberland 5-0 in the opener and the Phoenix collected a total of five hits on the day dropping the second contest, 2-0, on Thursday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Wilkerson's season begins on DL in Colorado Springs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland All-American pitcher Aaron Wilkerson begins his 2018 season today with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the Pacific Coast League, the Triple-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers, though Wilkerson starts the year on the disabled list, an injury suffered last week to his non-throwing shoulder.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Four cheerleaders earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cheerleaders Sydnee Steverson and Savanah Rogers earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors while Courtney Spivey and Grace Smith were named Second Team All-MSC, as announced recently by the league office.


Baseball, Headlines

Late rally falls short for CU, 15-10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Darcy Moore posted three hits with a pair of three-run homers and Freed-Hardeman scored 14 runs in the first five innings, holding off a late Cumberland rally in a 15-10 victory over the Phoenix in baseball action here Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Bowling, Headlines

Bell, Bradshaw finish competition at singles sectionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Peyton Bell finished 43rd and Jarred Bradshaw placed 61st for Cumberland bowling at the 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championship Sectionals in Dallas, Texas, last month.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido named NAIA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido was voted NAIA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week of Wednesday, registering three singles and three doubles wins and helping the Phoenix to a victory over No. 7 Northwestern Ohio.


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500K Athletics Investment Campaign reaches halfway mark

LEBANON, Tenn. – With 50 days remaining before the May 23 deadline, Cumberland University sits a little over halfway to its goal in the 500K Athletics Investment Campaign launched almost two months ago by the University.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix bats quiet in doubleheader sweep

PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist’s Baylee Mellott allowed just one run on five runs and struck out four in a complete game for the RedHawks, helping them to a 2-1 victory in the opener and Cumberland dropped the second game of the day, 3-2 in five-innings due to lightning, on Tuesday in Pulaski, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix pound out 20 hits in 16-6 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Janson Neff hit a pair of home runs, Rayden Sierra posted three hits and two RBIs and Cumberland belted seven homers in a 16-6 victory over Martin Methodist in baseball action here Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Softball, Headlines

Baseball, softball games shifted to Thursday-Friday versus Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University baseball and softball games scheduled for this weekend against Georgetown College have been shifted to Thursday-Friday because of inclement weather scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Lebanon and Georgetown, Ky.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Don't miss summer sports camps at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for Cumberland spring and summer sports camps for baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball may be found at www.cumberlandcamps.com. Information for all camps may be found online and sign-ups and payments can be made for all of the camps.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Watertown's Poston inks with Phoenix volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Watertown, Tenn., native Allie Poston to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Tepox reaches NAIA 'B' standard for marathon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University junior Claudia Tepox competed in the Tom King Classic Half Marathon in Nashville last month, posting an NAIA ‘B’ Standard qualifying time for the women’s marathon at the national championships in May.


Softball, Headlines

Murfreesboro's Boyle inks with Phoenix softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Kelsie Boyle to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the fifth Phoenix signee for next season.


General, Headlines

Cumberland fourth in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland stands fourth in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings after the completion of winter sports, as announced recently by the league office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido earned Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week of Monday, posting three singles and three doubles wins and helping the Phoenix to a victory over No. 7 Northwestern Ohio.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel garners MSC Golfer of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Garrett Daniel was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week of Monday after shooting two rounds of 70 to take low medalist honors at the Phoenix Invitational at Old Hickory Country Club.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU volleyball signs East Robertson's Mills

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Portland, Tenn., native Hannah Mills to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Basketball

Former CU player officiates UMBC's historic win in NCAA Tournament

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. - One might imagine that serving as president and CEO of Hartsville’s Citizens Bank is enough to keep Todd Austin busy. But Austin enjoys filling much of his spare time by serving as a basketball referee – first in the high school ranks and eventually in college basketball.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland men blank Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept the doubles, one in a tiebreaker, and won all six singles outings in straight sets, as the eighth-ranked Phoenix ran its winning streak to seven with a 9-0 victory over the University of Pikeville on Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women post 9-0 win at Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nineteenth-ranked Cumberland swept the doubles matches and lost just one set in singles, posting a 9-0 victory over the University of Pikeville in women’s tennis action Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix baseball splits Saturday twinbill

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rayden Sierra and Carlos Moseley each hit three-run homers and Peyton Wheatley was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 13-3 victory, but Lindsey Wilson’s Tyler Russell tossed a complete game in the second contest, giving the Blue Raiders a 12-3 win and the series victory here Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix salvage final game of series

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville’s Tori Humphrey hit a three-run homer in the second inning helping the Tigers claim the first game, 8-3 but Tyra Graham hit a three-run double and Courtney Miles added a solo home run helping Cumberland defeat Campbellsville, 9-4, in the second game on Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Softball, Headlines

Campbellsville sweeps CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Alexis Smith hit three homers and drove in seven runs in the opener and Morgan Gailor allowed one run on four hits in the second contest, helping fourth-ranked Campbellsville University to 9-4 and 3-1 victories over Cumberland in softball action Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Blue Raiders bang around Phoenix, 9-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Steven Calderon, Tyler Maskill and Manny Chavarria each drove in two runs, backing up a complete game from Ricky Winfield, in Lindsey Wilson’s 9-3 victory over Cumberland in the baseball series opener Friday afternoon here at Ernest L. Stockton-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer inks DCA's Stroud

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Brian Davies announced the signing of Donelson Christian Academy product Elizabeth Stroud to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Stroud becomes the third Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland women up one spot to No. 19

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis is ranked 19th in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, up one spot, as released this week by the national office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis jumps eight spots to No. 8 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up eight spots to No. 8 after defeating fourth-ranked Campbellsville University in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Colorado native Holmgren inks with CU men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barne announced the signing of Highlands Ranch, Colo., native Jaycob Holmgren to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Clarksville's Warren inks with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Clarksville, Tenn., native Tashayla Warren to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Men's golf inks Germany native Steeger

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany, native Adrian Steeger to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas voted NAIA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning his second straight Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honor, Cumberland junior Ramon Puertolas garnered NAIA Player of the Week accolades on Wednesday, posting singles and doubles wins in CU’s victory over No. 4 Campbellsville University.


Softball, Headlines

Softball games moved to Friday-Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – An 80 percent chance of rain on Thursday has pushed back this weekend’s softball series versus Campbellsville University, with the Phoenix and the Tigers now set to play Friday and Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Kellogg's three hits, four RBIs help CU to sweep over Brescia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rayden Sierra and Peyton Wheatley each hit two-run homers in a sux-run sixth inning in the opener and Caleb Kellogg was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs in the second contest, helping Cumberland sweep Brescia University, 7-4 and 9-2, in baseball action Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix battle for 5-3, 4-3 victories at Freed-Hardeman

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Courtney Miles’ RBI single in the fifth inning helped put Cumberland ahead and complete a comeback for a 5-3 win in the opener and Kayala Hoppenjans’ one-run single in the eighth inning plated the winning run for a 4-3 victory in the nightcap, sweeping Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday in Henderson, Tenn.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland tennis defeats Bethel, 9-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland recorded four singles wins and two doubles victories in contested matches in a 9-0 win in men’s tennis action against Bethel University on Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women blank Bethel, 9-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted four singles victories and two doubles wins in the six contested matches, taking a 9-0 victory over Bethel University in women’s tennis action Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel takes low medalist, CU men win team title

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel posted a final-round one-under par 70 to take low medalist honors and Cumberland shot a final-round team score of 297 to take the team title here Tuesday at Old Hickory Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Romero Valverde ties for fifth; team places fourth at Phoenix Invite

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde shot six-over par 78, tying for fifth, and senior Abbey Burgdorf posted a second-round 79, helping Cumberland to a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at the Phoenix Invitational here at Old Hickory Country Club.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

California native Tillman signs with Phoenix volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Long Beach, Calif., native Rylan Tillman to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Tillman is the fourth Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams voted Mid-South Golfer of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Austin Williams was named Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Week on Monday after placing fifth at the Golden Tigers Spring Invitational on March 19-20.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Ramon Puertolas earned Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honors on Monday, posting singles and doubles wins in CU’s victory over No. 4 Campbellsville University.


Football, Headlines

Phoenix announce 2018 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the program’s 2018 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and 10 total contests against NAIA competition.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

CU men win again, 6-3, versus No. 5 UNOH

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won two doubles matches and the top four spots in singles, running its winning streak to five, as the 16th-ranked Phoenix claimed a 6-3 victory over fifth-ranked Northwestern Ohio in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis defeats No. 7 Northwestern Ohio

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Marianela Landi and Joana Bou each posted singles and doubles victories in 20th-ranked Cumberland’s 6-3 win against No. 7 Northwestern Ohio in women’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel posts one-under 70, Patton cards 72 for CU men's golf

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel recorded five birdies in his round of one-under par 70 while freshman Dominic Patton made 13 pars, carding a one-over par 72, for Cumberland men’s golf on a windy and cold Monday afternoon here at Old Hickory Country Club.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Romero Valverde cards 76; CU in fifth as team

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde carded a four-over par 76 and senior Abbey Burgdorf shot 78, helping Cumberland women’s golf to fifth-place among 12 teams on a windy and overcast Monday here at Old Hickory Country Club.


Football, Headlines

Football begins spring practice Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football begins spring practice this week under first-year head coach Tim Mathis, with three workouts scheduled beginning Monday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


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

Phoenix post eight first-place finishes at LWC Invitational

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Jordan Hill and junior Taylor Blankenship each won the 800-meters, juniors Claudia Tepox and Chris Swann took first place in the 10,000-meters, freshman David Covile placed first in the high jump and sophomore Amber Mays finished first in the mile run for the Cumberland track and field teams this weekend at the Lindsey Wilson Invitational in Columbia, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Pitching leads baseball to doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thomas Galart allowed two unearned runs in nine innings and Polo Portela gave up one run in seven innings while Jared Schmidt posted three RBIs in Cumberland’s doubleheader sweep, 3-2 and 2-1, against Kentucky Christian on a frigid and windy Friday afternoon in Grayson, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Phoenix split twinbill at Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Kayala Hoppenjans’s two RBI double in the top of the seventh helped Cumberland win the first game of the day, 7-1 but the Bears’ Tatam Wise drew a walk with bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, for a 1-0 win in the second contest on Friday at Boone Coleman Field in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Women's golf moves up three spots to 21st in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning this week’s tournament in Gainesville, Ga., Cumberland women’s golf moved up three spots to 21st in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Friday afternoon by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Holt, Jr., named Honorable Mention All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Diondrey Holt, Jr., was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American for the second straight season this week, as announced Thursday by the national office. Players were selected by the NAIA-Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.


Football, Headlines

Pitts named offensive coordinator for Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of Paul Pitts as the team’s offensive coordinator, effective immediately. Pitts joined the staff March 12 and will lead the offensive unit during spring drills that begin March 26.


Softball, Headlines

CU rallies to earn split against Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Mariah Brown’s two-run homer in the sixth inning helped Shawnee State defeat Cumberland in the first game of the day, 7-6 but a four-run seventh inning sent the Phoenix to a 9-3 win in the nightcap at Boone Coleman Field on Thursday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix take down No. 4 Campbellsville, 7-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted doubles wins at Nos. 2 and 3 and collected singles victories in all but one match, as the 16th-ranked Phoenix registered a 7-2 victory over fourth-ranked Campbellsville University in men’s tennis action Thursday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis falls 5-4 at No. 17 Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventeenth-ranked Campbellsville University won two doubles matches and the first three completed singles outings, posting a 5-4 victory over Cumberland in women’s tennis action Thursday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball adds home doubleheader versus Brescia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Continued rain and snow in northern Kentucky has caused a change in the Cumberland baseball schedule for next week, with the Phoenix now hosting Brescia University for a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

South Pittsburg's Elwood inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of South Pittsburg, Tenn., native Hunter Elwood to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the fourth Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Anorim inks with Phoenix men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Dunwoody, Ga., native Arthur Amorim to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Illinois native Gawthorp signs with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of St. Joseph, Ill., native Abby Gawthorp to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Davidson joins women's soccer staff for Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Brian Davies announced the hiring of Scott Davidson as the team’s new full-time assistant coach, effective immediately.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas, Ferraris both ranked nationally by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ramon Puertolas is ranked 28th and sophomore Riccardo Ferraris comes in at 47th in singles in the latest Oracle ITA NAIA National Singles and Doubles Rankings released last week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido ranked 10th in singles by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ainhoa Garijo Garrido moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Oracle ITA NAIA National Singles and Doubles Rankings released last week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


Football, Headlines

Elliott joins CU staff as defensive coordinator

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of Chris Elliott as the team’s defensive coordinator, effective immediately. Elliott joined the staff March 12 and will lead the defensive unit during spring drills that begin March 26.


Softball, Headlines

Weather shifts softball series to Thursday-Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Snow in the forecast has shifted this weekend’s Cumberland softball series at Shawnee State, with the Phoenix and Bears now set to play Thursday and Friday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Gaddes cards one-under par round for Phoenix men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Reece Gaddes carded a final-round one-under par 71 and redshirt sophomore Josh Wiseman shot a second round 73 for the Cumberland men’s golf team Tuesday at the Golden Tigers Spring Invitational at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.


Women's Golf, Headlines

CU women take first at Golden Tigers Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf tied for the low round of the day with a two-over par 74 and sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss shot 79, helping Cumberland to a first place team showing on Tuesday at the Golden Tigers Spring Invitational at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.


Softball, Headlines

Big innings help Phoenix sweep Bryan

DAYTON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger recorded four hits, two runs and three RBIs helping Cumberland defeat Bryan College, 11-5 in the opener and a five-run third inning for the Lions pulled them within one, but the Phoenix held on for an 8-6 victory in the nightcap on Tuesday in Dayton, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix ranked 25th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball ranks 25th in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Poll, the first appearance this season for the Phoenix in the Top 25, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Perry garners Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Trenton Perry was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Monday, one of 63 players from around the country honored by the national office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Goodrum named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Cydney Goodrum earned 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors on Monday, one of 143 players from around the country recognized by the national office.


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

Barlow, Barnett pace CU track at Rhodes Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow placed 11th in the 5,000-meters and 17th in the mile run while sophomore Kalea Barnett finished seventh in the shot put and 17th in the hammer throw, leading the Cumberland track teams in their first outdoor meet of the season over the weekend at the Rhodes College Invitational in Memphis, Tenn.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Ramon Puertolas earned Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week accolades on Monday, posting singles and doubles victories in Cumberland’s win against Martin Methodist.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido named MSC Player of the Week again

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido posted her third straight Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honor on Monday after winning her singles and doubles matches in CU’s victory over 19th-ranked Martin Methodist.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams in first place after opening round 68

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams shot four-under par 68 and leads by two strokes while Cumberland stands in fifth place as a team after 18 holes at the Golden Tiger Spring Invitational on Monday at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Pages Preuss cards 76; CU takes 10-shot lead after first round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss carded a four-over par 76 for second place and sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde shot 78, leading Cumberland to a first-place team showing after the first round of the Golden Tiger Spring Invitational at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.


Softball, Headlines

Graham named Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Tyra Graham was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Week, after her performances against Bethel University and Stillman College announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Headlines

Lewis named Cumberland men's basketball coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Monday the hiring of CU alum Jeremy Lewis as the men’s basketball coach for the Phoenix, effective immediately.


Baseball, Headlines

Pikeville takes final game of series, 9-4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jacob Alvarado and Jay Vincent each collected three hits, backing up 6.2 innings of solid pitching from Aaron Hedgecock and leading the University of Pikeville to a 9-4 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Sunday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball ends losing streak with doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt, Rayden Sierra and Mykel Gordon all homered in the first game and Gordon added a two-run homer in the second contest, helping Cumberland end a two-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep against the University of Pikeville, 11-5 and 6-2, on Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Softball extends win streak to 10 games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shae Dunn’s 2 RBI double in the fifth inning helped Cumberland secure a 5-0 victory over Stillman College in the opening game of the day, and Imani Torregano collected two hits, two runs and two RBI’s in the second game en route to a 7-2 victory on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women drop one spot to No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped one spot to 20th in the latest ITA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released earlier this week by the national office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland men move up three spots to No. 16 in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up three spots to No. 16 in the latest ITA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released earlier this week by the national office.


Softball, Headlines

CU rallies for doubleheader sweep over Stillman

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing no runs, four hits and striking out five leading the Phoenix to a 2-0 victory and a four-run sixth inning for the Phoenix helped them complete a comeback and defeat the Tigers, 6-3 in the nightcap on Thursday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis defeats No. 19 Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Jasmine Shankar each collected singles and doubles victories and Joana Bou claimed the deciding match in singles in 20th-ranked Cumberland’s 6-3 triumph over No. 19 Martin Methodist in women’s tennis action Wednesday afternoon at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix men post 6-3 win over Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and four singles victories, recording a 6-3 team win in men’s tennis over Martin Methodist on Wednesday afternoon at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women drop 57-51 decision to No. 4 Westmont

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyra Tucker made four 3-pointers and scored 15 points and Cumberland connected on 11 3-pointers in the contest, but fourth-ranked Westmont College netted 11 of the final 14 points of the game over the final three minutes, holding off the Phoenix, 57-51, in the opening round of the 38th Annual NAIA Championships on Thursday in Billings, Mont.


Baseball, Headlines

Big inning sends Bethel past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jack Surber’s three-run homer capped a four-run fifth inning, part ofa 3-for-3 day for Surber, propelling Bethel University to a 6-2 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Wednesday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball weekend series moved to Saturday-Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather forecasts have moved Cumberland’s weekend baseball series to Saturday-Sunday against the University of Pikeville, with Saturday’s doubleheader starting at Noon and Sunday’s single game at 1 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Wesleyan shuts out CU, 1-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Philip Sieli tossed 7.1 shutout innings and Sid Kumar delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning, giving Tennessee Wesleyan a 1-0 victory over Cumberland in baseball action here Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Cole earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Evan Cole was one of 65 wrestlers from around the country named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, as announced by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Women's golf ranked 24th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s golf remained 24th in the first spring edition of the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Friday afternoon by the national office.


Softball, Headlines

Weather alters weekend softball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather has impacted Cumberland softball’s schedule against Stillman College this weekend with the Phoenix now set to play a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday and a two-game series starting at noon on Friday.


Softball, Headlines

Graham's seven hits, two homers, lead to doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyra Graham collected five runs, seven hits and drove in eight runs with two homers in both games combined, and Cumberland plated five runs in the fourth inning of the second game, en route to a sweep over Bethel University on Monday at the CU Softball Field.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido posts second straight MSC honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido earned her second consecutive Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honor on Monday, registering three singles and two doubles wins in three outings for the Phoenix.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women take down No. 23 Olivet Nazarene

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Belén Salazar Yañez each registered singles wins in three sets, helping 19th-ranked Cumberland to a 7-2 victory over No 23 Olivet Nazarene in women’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts. The Phoenix dropped a 6-1 exhibition decision to Belmont University later in the day Friday.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis wins 8-1 versus ONU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches and all six singles outings, five of those in straight sets, in an 8-1 victory for the 19th-ranked Phoenix over Olivet Nazarene in men’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball series versus Sterling canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball series this weekend against Sterling College has been canceled and will not be made-up. The Phoenix return home next week, taking on Tennessee Wesleyan at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Cumberland receives at-large berth into NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball received an at-large berth into the 38th Annual NAIA Championships set for March 14-20 in Billings, Mont., as announced late Wednesday by the national office.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix complete sweep at Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Thomas Galart tossed seven strong innings in the opener and Carlos Moseley collected two hits and two RBIs in the second contest, helping Cumberland sweep a doubleheader, 3-1 and 5-3, over 21st-ranked Texas A&M-Texarkana in baseball action here Wednesday at George Dobson Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Cumberland baseball sweeps LSUS

SHREVEPORT, La. – Cumberland scored five combined runs in the fifth and sixth innings to overcome a four-run deficit and win the opener, 5-4, and the Phoenix exploded for five runs in the third and eight more in the fourth in a 16-5 win, sweeping a doubleheader from LSU-Shreveport in baseball action here Tuesday at Pilots Field.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Rain cancels second round for women at Loyola

LEBANON, Tenn. – Despite playing the front nine in the rain on Tuesday at Oak Harbor Golf Club, scores revert to the end of the first round, with senior Abbey Burgdorf finishing fifth, sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde placing ninth and Cumberland in third as a team at the Loyola Wolf Pack Invitational.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Polston places third, Gaddes ninth in rain-shortened Loyola Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Overnight and continuing rain throughout Tuesday shortened the second round of the Loyola Wolf Pack Invitational to nine holes, with senior Zach Polston shooting even-par 36 and senior Austin Williams at one-over 37 for Cumberland in Slidell, La.


Softball, Headlines

Rain washes out softball games at Middle Georgia State

LEBANON, Tenn - Overnight rain and more precipitation in the forecast has canceled Cumberland’s softball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday at Middle Georgia State in Macon, Ga.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido garners MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido registered five singles and three doubles victories in 10 total matches for the Phoenix, earning Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors on Monday, as announced by the league office.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Ferraris voted Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Riccardo Ferraris was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, posting five singles and four doubles victories for the Phoenix, helping CU to four wins in five matches for the week, all against ranked opponents.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf posts first-round 77, Romero Valverde cards 78 for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf posted a first-round five-over par 77 and sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde added a 78, leading Cumberland women’s golf on Monday at the Loyola Invitational at Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, La., in the first round of the spring semester for the Phoenix.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Polston cards 75, Gaddes 76 in first round at Loyola

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Zach Polston carded an opening-round three-over par 75 and freshman Reece Gaddes shot 76 for Cumberland men’s golf in the team’s first round of the spring semester Monday at the Loyola Invitational at Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, La.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Ferraris wins deciding match in 5-4 victory for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted two doubles victories and Riccardo Ferraris won the deciding match in three sets in singles, ending another five-hour marathon for the 19th-ranked Phoenix in a 5-4 victory over No. 16 Reinhardt University in men’s tennis action Monday in Waleska, Ga.


Women's Tennis

Phoenix lose 5-2 at Reinhardt

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido won her singles match and Garijo Garrido and Joana Bou posted a doubles win, but Cumberland dropped two doubles and three singles outings in a 5-2 loss at Reinhardt University on Monday in Waleska, Ga.


Softball, Headlines

Strong pitching, homers send CU to victory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Courtney Miles drilled a three-run home run and a two-run homer helping Cumberland defeat Edward Waters College, 7-1, in the opening game of the day and Morgan Arndt pitched four innings, allowing no runs and no hits in the second game sending the Phoenix to a 12-1 win over the Tigers on Monday in Jacksonville, Fla.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra named Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rayden Sierra was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Week on Monday after batting .615 with a school single-game record four home runs with eight RBIs versus Bryan College, as announced by the league office.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball schedule altered for Spring Break trip

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather from this past weekend has caused changes to the Cumberland baseball schedule during its Spring Break trip to Texas and Louisiana, beginning with the cancellation of Monday’s contest at Texas A&M-Texarkana.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland falls to No. 14 Middle Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Middle Georgia State posted wins in all three doubles matches, as the 14th-ranked Knights registered a 5-1 victory over 19th-ranked Cumberland University in women’s tennis action Sunday in Macon, Ga.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix men take first loss of season, 5-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eleventh-ranked Middle Georgia State swept the doubles matches and eventually won a five-hour marathon over Cumberland University, 5-3, in men’s tennis action Sunday in Macon, Ga., handing the Phoenix their first loss of the season.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Barnett finishes 24th at NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Kalea Barnett finished 24th in the shot put at the 38th Annual NAIA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Pittsburg, Kan.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis drops two close matches

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido recorded two singles and one doubles victory, but 19th-ranked Cumberland lost 5-4 to No. 15 SCAD-Atlanta and 5-2 versus fifth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday in women’s tennis action in Macon, Ga.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland men pick up two more wins

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept the doubles in a pair of matches on Saturday, helping the 19th-ranked Phoenix to a 7-2 victory over 24th-ranked SCAD-Atlanta and a 5-0 win versus No. 25 Indiana Wesleyan in Macon, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix walk-off twice in 3-0, 6-4 victories

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carlos Moseley hit a three-run walkoff homer in the first game and Mykel Gordon did the same in the second contest, this one a two-run shot in the 10th inning, helping Cumberland to 3-0 and 6-4 victories over Indiana Wesleyan in baseball action Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women fall just short against No. 1 Shawnee State

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Katherine Griffith and Kerrice Watson combined for 26 points, 20 of those in the second half, and Griffith put Cumberland ahead with 1:10 to play, but Madison Ridout’s 3-pointer put top-ranked Shawnee State in the lead and the Bears hung on for a 70-63 victory here Saturday in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Cumberland trio ends run at national championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore John Olivieri lost in the main draw at 184 and then again in the backdraw while freshman Shota Sisco and junior DeAndre Jones both lost in the wrestleback for Cumberland in the 61st Annual NAIA Championships on Friday night in Des Moines, Iowa.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix women defeat Coastal Georgia, 7-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nineteenth-ranked Cumberland University recorded five singles victories and two doubles wins in a 7-2 team victory over 22nd-ranked Coastal Georgia in women’s tennis action Friday in Macon, Ga.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis posts 6-3 win over No. 15 Coastal Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas, Riccardo Ferraris and Axel Lucich all won singles and doubles matches, with Lucich picking up the clinching point in singles, in 19th-ranked Cumberland’s 6-3 victory over No. 15 Coastal Georgia in men’s tennis action Friday in Macon, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Mira's three-run homer carries CU to 5-3 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thomas Galart worked seven strong innings, allowed one earned run, and Nick Mira belted a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning, helping Cumberland to a 5-3 victory over Indiana Wesleyan in baseball action Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Softball takes two from Union College

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger collected two hits, one run and two RBIs and Brigid Antonelli and Tyra Graham each hit a home run helping Cumberland sweep Union College on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Wrestling, Headlines

Olivieri reaches quarterfinals; Sisco, Jones stay alive for CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore John Olivieri won his first bout in the main draw at 184 and freshman Shota Sisco and junior DeAndre Jones stayed alive with victories in the wrestleback for Cumberland wrestling during the first session Friday of the 61st Annual NAIA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Georgetown overcomes first-half deficit, eliminates CU from MSC Tournament

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Andrew Rogan tied a season-high with 24 points and Diondrey Holt, Jr., netted 20, as Cumberland jumped out to a 17-point first-half lead, but ninth-ranked Georgetown College finished 16-of-20 at the foul line, all in the second half, and staved off the Phoenix, 85-82, here Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Championships.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Four Phoenix players voted Second Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University seniors Micah Norris and Janisha Lindsey and juniors Ant’Treasia Patton and Kyra Tucker each garnered Second Team All-Mid-South Conference honors in a vote of league coaches released Wednesday night at a banquet for the 2017-18 Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championships in Pikeville, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Holt, Jr., Powell garner All-Mid-South accolades

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland senior Diondrey Holt, Jr., was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and junior Ty Sean Powell earned Second Team honors in a vote of league coaches announced here Thursday night during a banquet for the Mid-South Conference Championships.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Cumberland cheer wins mixed partner competition at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Autumn Ashley, Zack Wilkins, Alexis Powell and Sydney Steverson grabbed top honors in the mixed partner competition at the 2018 Mid-South Conference Cheer Championships on Wednesday night in Pikeville, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Both CU tennis teams ranked 19th nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s and women’s tennis both ranked 19th in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Polls released this week by the national office. The Phoenix men moved up two spots over the last two weeks and the women made their first appearance in the Top 25 this spring.


Wrestling, Headlines

Final brackets released for NAIA Wrestling Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestlers Brandon Weber, Shota Sisco, DeAndre Jones and John Olivieri begin action in the 61st Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships on Friday at 10 a.m. CT at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix hang on for 62-56 win

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Kaitlin Oliver scored on a layup at the one-minute mark and Oliver and Ant’Treasia Patton connected on six free throws in the final 40 seconds, as Cumberland built a 15-point first-half lead and held on for a 62-56 victory over the University of Pikeville in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championships here Thursday at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Four men's hoops players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball players Trenton Perry, Rhyan Townes, Blake Johnson and Tad Brown earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Thursday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships set to begin Friday in Pikeville, Ky.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Eight women's basketball players earn Academic All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland women’s basketball players earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships set to begin Thursday in Pikeville, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Thursday softball doubleheader moved to March 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s softball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday against Bethel University has been moved to Sunday, March 11 because of forecasted inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area over the next two days.


Cheerleading, Headlines

Nine cheer-dance team members named Academic All-Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland cheer and dance team members were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Tuesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships set for Wednesday night in Pikeville, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Sierra hits four homers in 15-8 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rayden Sierra hit four home runs and drove in eight while Nick Mira added three hits and Kyle Blackwell’s two-run single in the sixth put Cumberland ahead for good in a 15-8 victory over Bryan College in baseball action here Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Softball, Headlines

Six-run inning helps CU split against RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored six runs in the fifth inning to secure a 8-1 victory in the opening game of the day but Martin Methodist plated six runs in the third inning of the second game en route to 8-4 win on Tuesday at the CU Softball field.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Barnett qualifies for NAIA Indoor Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Kalea Barnett received a berth in the shot put for the 38th Annual NAIA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships set for this weekend in Pittsburg, Kan.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops facing Georgetown in MSC Tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball takes on Georgetown College on Friday at 1 p.m. Central Time in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Ky., as announced by the league office over the weekend.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops set to face Pikeville in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball will face the University of Pikeville on Thursday at 11 a.m. Central Time in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Ky., as announced by the league office over the weekend.


Baseball, Headlines

Mira garners Mid-South Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Nick Mira was voted Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, batting .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, one home run, and 10 RBIs in five games for the Phoenix.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

CU women come back for 5-4 victory over TWU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland lost a pair of doubles matches but came back with four singles wins, including Stefanie Navaratnam clinching the match with a three-set victory at No. 6, in a 5-4 victory over 25th-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan in women’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Cumberland takes out No. 18 Wesleyan, 7-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris, Ramon Puertolas, Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes all won in singles and doubles, with Lucich claiming the clinching point, as 21st-ranked Cumberland picked up five singles victories in straight sets in a 7-2 win over No. 18 Tennessee Wesleyan in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Softball, Headlines

Strong pitching, hot bats lift CU to victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Woodring went a combined 4-for-7 at the plate, collecting three runs and one RBI and Kayley Caplinger allowed two runs on five hits, and struck out six helping the Phoenix post 6-2 and 6-1 victories over Tennessee Wesleyan on Monday at the CU Softball Field.


Bowling, Headlines

Wagner, Bradshaw pace bowlers at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Jarred Bradshaw and senior Taylor Wagner each finished 14th in singles and Bradshaw and sophomore Peyton Bell placed ninth in doubles for the Cumberland bowling teams over the weekend at the Mid-South Conference Championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix drop two matches at Murray State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Jasmine Shankar and Joana Bou each posted singles wins, but Cumberland dropped a 6-3 decision to NCAA Division II Southern Indiana and lost 7-0 to Division I Murray State in women’s tennis action Sunday in Murray, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Thompson announces retirement from CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced his retirement on Monday, effective immediately. Assistant coach Lindal Yarbrough will serve as the team’s Interim Head Coach for this week’s Mid-South Conference Championships in Pikeville, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Georgetown holds off Phoenix on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt, Jr. netted a season-high 32 points and Ty Sean Powell added 20, but 11th-ranked Georgetown College overcame a six-point halftime deficit and held off Cumberland, 76-67, in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women start fast, hold off Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyra Tucker made a short jumper in the lane and then a 3-pointer and Cumberland connected on six free throws in the final 36.1 seconds, holding off Georgetown College, 81-71, in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Softball, Headlines

Big innings help softball complete doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored five runs in the first inning and three in the second and fourth inning to defeat the Warriors in the opening game of the day, 11-2, and the Phoenix plated four runs in the bottom of the second, to secure a 5-2 victory in the second contest on Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Softball, Headlines

CU wins tripleheader against Indiana Tech

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and struck out seven in the opening game of the day and Cumberland plated four runs in the first inning of the third game, defeating Indiana Tech in all three games on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix sweep two from RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Blackwell hit a grand slam in the first game and Thomas Galart and Polo Portela each worked six innings for victories on the mound, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader against Martin Methodist, 12-6 and 5-2, on Friday in baseball action here at the Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Six wrestlers named Academic All-Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Cumberland wrestlers – seniors Evan Cole and Tommie Turner, junior Josh Parrett, sophomore Jon Floyd and redshirt freshmen Brett Clark and Josh Croley – earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors, as announced last week by the league office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Campbellsville runs away from CU

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University used a 26-10 run in the first half to break open a close game and the Tigers netted 10 3-pointers, blowing past Cumberland for a 97-71 victory in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Powell Athletic Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Cold shooting dooms women's hoops at Campbellsville

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Third-ranked Campbellsville University ended the first half with a 14-3 run and Cumberland made 4-of-30 field goals in the second half, negating any chance of a comeback in an 83-49 victory over the Phoenix in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Powell Athletic Center.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball adds Friday doubleheader versus Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball has added a home doubleheader for Friday at Noon against Martin Methodist at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium, as announced late Thursday by head coach Woody Hunt.


Baseball, Headlines

Blackwell earns TSWA Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Kyle Blackwell batted .429 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs in two games for the Phoenix, earning Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors Tuesday.


Baseball, Headlines

Rain washes out weekend series

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball series against Siena Heights University set for this weekend at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium has been canceled because of weather concerns on Saturday and Sunday in the middle Tennessee area.


Softball, Headlines

Weather forecast alters softball weekend schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather forecasts have altered this weekend’s Cumberland softball game schedule, with the Phoenix now set to play a tripleheader on Friday against Indiana Tech beginning at 10 a.m. Central Time at the CU Softball Field.


Bowling, Headlines

Seven bowlers earn Academic All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland bowlers – four women and three men – were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships this weekend in Bowling Green, Ky.


Wrestling, Headlines

Four wrestlers automatically qualify for NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland wrestlers – senior Brandon Weber, junior DeAndre Jones, sophomore John Olivieri and freshman Shota Sisco – all qualified for the NAIA Championships set for March 2-3 in Des Moines, Iowa, as announced by the national office on Tuesday.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix drop slugfest at Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nick Mira posted three hits and five RBIs and Jared Schmidt added three hits and two runs scored, but Cumberland gave up five runs in the bottom of the eighth, dropping an 11-10 decision at Martin Methodist on Tuesday afternoon in Pulaski, Tenn.


Softball, Headlines

CU drops pair of pitchers' duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Karley Hobbs pitched 11 2/3 innings combined allowing two hits, no runs and striking out one helping Truett-McConnell post 2-1 and 1-0 victories over the Phoenix on Tuesday at the CU Softball Field.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball sweeps Saints with 7-6, 8-7 wins

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nick Mira’s two-run single capped a four-run bottom of the seventh in the opener and Rayden Sierra posted two hits and three RBIs in the second contest, helping Cumberland register 7-6 and 8-7 victories over the University of St. Francis [IL] in baseball action here Monday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Women's Track & Field, Headlines

Blankenship, Barnett lead tracksters at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Taylor Blankenship finished second in the 1,000-meters while sophomore Kalea Barnett placed second in the shot put and third in the weight throw, leading the Cumberland women’s track and field teams to fourth-place showing over the weekend at the Mid-South Conference Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field, Headlines

Barlow wins 3,000, Covile takes second in high jump for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow won the 3,000-meters, freshman David Covile took second in the high jump and sophomore Jordan Hill placed third in the 800-meters for Cumberland men’s track and field over the weekend in the Mid-South Conference Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio.


Baseball, Headlines

Blackwell posts three hits, four RBIs in CU split with St. Francis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Blackwell homered twice and drove in the winning run with a double in the seventh inning, helping Cumberland earn a split of the doubleheader with a 4-3 victory over the University of St. Francis [IL] in baseball action here Sunday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Sisco places third, Jones fourth for CU at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Shota Sisco finished third and junior DeAndre Jones placed fourth, leading the Phoenix wrestlers on Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Championships at Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix men fall in OT, 78-73

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Cumberland’s Rhyan Townes made a 3-pointer in the final seconds to send the game to overtime, but 24th-ranked University of the Cumberlands connected on 7-of-8 foul shots in the extra period, holding off the Phoenix for a 78-73 win in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Cumberland completes miraculous comeback for 51-46 victory

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Micah Norris netted 11 of her 17 points in the final 10 minutes and Cumberland put together a 24-0 run in the fourth quarter, holding the University of the Cumberlands scoreless in the period, to overcome a 19-point deficit in a 51-46 comeback victory in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Softball, Headlines

2018 Season Preview - Pitchers/Outfielders

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball begins its 2018 season on Tuesday, February 20, with a doubleheader against Truett-McConnell at the CU Softball Field. Head coach Heather Stanfill sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com recently for an interview about her team, previewing players and positions for the upcoming season.


Baseball, Headlines

Friday baseball games canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball doubleheader scheduled for Friday against Bethel University has been canceled because of inclement weather, the second cancellation between the Phoenix and Wildcats this week. No makeup date has been set at this time.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

CU trio nets 73 points, 23 boards in 93-85 road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., and Ty Sean Powell each netted 28 points and Juandrico Walker posted 17, with the trio combining to make 28-of-34 shots while grabbing 23 rebounds, as Cumberland made enough plays down the stretch to hold off 21st-ranked Life University, 93-85, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix make 11 3-pointers in 71-53 win at Life

MARIETTA, Ga. – Ant’Treasia Patton netted six 3-pointers and posted 18 points while Janisha Lindsey scored a season-high 15 points with four rebounds and seven assists, helping Cumberland to a 71-53 victory over Life University in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


Baseball, Headlines

Weather rearranges weekend baseball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather continues to play havoc with the Cumberland baseball schedule, with several changes for the weekend already put into place starting Friday.


Softball, Headlines

2018 Softball Preview - Infielders/Catchers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball begins its 2018 season on Tuesday, February 20, with a doubleheader against Truett-McConnell at the CU Softball Field. Head coach Heather Stanfill sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com recently for an interview about her team, previewing players and positions for the upcoming season.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix men move up one spot to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up one spot to No. 21 after winning its first three dual matches of the season in the bi-weekly NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Baseball, Headlines

Rain cancels Wednesday baseball versus Bethel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball’s home opener Wednesday against Bethel University has been canceled because of inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area. No makeup date has been set at this time.


Wrestling, Headlines

Phoenix ranked 19th, five individuals also rated in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 19th nationally and five wrestlers – senior Austin Meyn, junior DeAndre Jones, sophomores John Olivieri and Jon Floyd and freshman Shota Sisco – are all ranked in their respective weight classes in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, released by the national office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week accolades on Monday, winning five of her six matches over the weekend and helping the Phoenix to a pair of victories.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lopes voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Thiago Lopes was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, posting five victories is as many matches, including the deciding victory in singles in a pair of 5-4 team wins for the Phoenix.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Men's volleyball inks Spring Hill native Davis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Spring Hill, Tenn., native Stephan Davis to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 season. Davis becomes the second Phoenix for the program’s inaugural season.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball game at Freed-Hardeman canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game scheduled for Monday at Freed-Hardeman has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. No make-up date has been set at this time.


Wrestling, Headlines

Pins by Sells, Turner get CU past Brewton-Parker

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Matthew Sells and senior Tommie Turner each picked up pins and senior Evan Cole won a Major Decision in Cumberland’s 28-17 victory over Brewton-Parker in wrestling action Friday night in Mt. Vernon, Ga.


Football, Headlines

Football inks 14 players in first three days of signing period

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the signing of 14 players during the first three days of the national signing period last week, including 11 players from the state of Tennessee.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis splits pair of Saturday matches

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles and all six singles matches in a 9-0 victory over King University, helping Phoenix women’s tennis earn a split of two outings Saturday in Harrogate, Tenn. CU lost 8-1 earlier in the day to Lincoln Memorial.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Men's tennis picks up wins over King, Lincoln Memorial

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis won a pair of matches on Saturday, with Thiago Lopes clinching a 5-4 victory over Lincoln Memorial and the Phoenix taking five singles outings in a 7-2 win versus King University in Harrogate, Tenn.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half surge carries Pikeville past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixth-ranked University of Pikeville closed the game with a 35-16 run, making its final 12 shots of the contest to erase a 19-point first-half deficit and post a 91-86 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix run away from Bears thanks to third-quarter run

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyra Tucker netted 15 points and Ant’Treasia Patton added 10 points and eight rebounds, as Cumberland used an 18-5 run in the third quarter to pull away for a 59-37 victory over the University of Pikeville in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lucich, Lopes pace Phoenix in opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juniors Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes claimed three of 22nd-ranked Cumberland’s five points in Friday’s 5-4 men’s tennis victory over Union College in Harrogate, Tenn., with the duo combining for a doubles win and each player picking up singles triumphs in three sets, including the deciding point from Lopes.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Navaratnam claims deciding point in 5-4 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland picked up wins at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Joana Bou and Stefanie Navaratnam each posted singles victories, including the clinching point from the freshman Navaratnam, in a 5-4 victory over Union College in women’s tennis action Friday in Harrogate, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

Miscues hamper baseball in 9-1 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland committed five errors in the first four innings that led to seven Faulkner runs and the Eagles finished off a three-game sweep of the Phoenix with a 9-1 victory in baseball action Friday in Montgomery, Ala.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

2018 Women's Tennis Preview

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s and women’s tennis opens the 2018 dual match season with three outings this weekend in Harrogate, Tenn., facing King University, Union College and host Lincoln Memorial. Head coach Karen Martinez sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com this week for a season preview of both clubs.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

2018 Men's Tennis Preview

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s and women’s tennis opens the 2018 dual match season with three outings this weekend in Harrogate, Tenn., facing King University, Union College and host Lincoln Memorial. Head coach Karen Martinez sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com this week for a season preview of both clubs.


Baseball, Headlines

Big innings help Faulkner sweep Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hector Morales collected three doubles in the opener but Faulkner University’s Te’Kwaan Whyte belted a grand slam and the Eagles plated four unearned runs in the second contest, posting 5-2 and 6-3 victories over Cumberland in baseball action Thursday in Montgomery, Ala.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix hang on for 79-78 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Andrew Rogan’s free throw with 25.6 seconds remaining helped Cumberland overcome a late comeback effort by Shawnee State securing a 79-78 victory for the Phoenix on Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Defensive effort can't carry Phoenix past Bears

LEBANON, Tenn. – Micah Norris made three 3-pointers and netted 15 points and Cumberland held second-ranked Shawnee State 29 points below its season average, but the Phoenix committed 19 turnovers and shot just 25 percent from the field in a 53-39 loss in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Volleyball, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, General, Headlines

Cumberland announces 500K Athletic Investment campaign

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics announced a 500K Investment initiative this week aimed at facility upgrades and additions in three specific areas – the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, the CU Softball Field and Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball, Headlines

Weather alters weekend baseball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather has impacted Cumberland baseball’s weekend plans in Montgomery, Ala., with the Phoenix now set to play Faulkner University in a three-game series beginning Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Harrison Field on the Faulkner campus.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Lester signs with CU men's volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s volleyball coach Scott Barbe announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Christian Lester to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Lester becomes the first signee in the program’s history.


Baseball, Headlines

Moseley garners Mid-South POW honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Carlos Moseley was voted the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday after batting .462 with two doubles, one home run and three RBIs in three victories for the Phoenix.


Softball, Headlines

Smithville's Bain inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Smithville, Tenn., native Kristena Bain to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


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

Barlow, Barnett leads tracksters over the weekend

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow on the 3,000-meters at the Buccaneer Track & Field Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn., and sophomore Kalea Barnett claimed third in the shot put at the Middle Tennessee Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Cumberland track and field teams this weekend.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball completes sweep with 10-3, 7-3 victories

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carlos Moseley doubled twice, posted three hits, drove in a run and scored another in the opener and Hector Morales drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, in the second contest, as Cumberland completed a doubleheader sweep with 10-3 and 7-3 victories over Reinhardt University in baseball action Saturday in Waleska, Ga.


Wrestling, Headlines

Phoenix drop pair of home duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Parrett posted a pair of wins and freshmen Shota Sisco and Zach Diviney while sophomores John Olivieri and Jon Floyd all registered victories, but Cumberland came up short in a pair of dual matches Saturday, dropping a 22-12 decision to No. 6 Life University and 20-16 to 12th-ranked Campbellsville University in wrestling action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Headlines

Phoenix come back for 3-2 opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carlos Moseley homered, Mykel Gordon drove home the winning run in the 10th inning and Travis Dohr got the final nine outs after a strong start from Polo Portela, as Cumberland came from behind for a 3-2 victory over Reinhardt University in the season opener Friday in Waleska, Ga.


Baseball, Headlines

Annual baseball dinner, auction set for Feb. 15

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host its annual Leadoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15 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.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix rout Blue Raiders to end losing skid

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five players scored in double figures and Cumberland put together a 20-0 run in the second half to blow open the contest, ending a five-game losing streak with a 100-65 victory over fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Blue Raider runs bury Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Gerda Paulauskaite recorded 11 points and 16 rebounds, ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson posted a 17-0 run in the first half and never looked back in a 77-47 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball opens 2018 season Friday at Reinhardt

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball opens the 2018 season with a three-game series this Friday and Saturday at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga. Woody Hunt enters his 37th season as head coach and 39th year with the Cumberland program, compiling an overall record of 1,529-695-5.


Baseball, Headlines

2018 Baseball Preview - Pitchers

Head coach Woody Hunt concludes the preview of the 2018 Cumberland baseball team with a breakdown of the pitching staff, which returns only three hurlers who compiled 30 or more innings last season – seniors Travis Dohr and Curtis Hoppe and redshirt sophomore Brad Smith.


Bowling, Headlines

Denson, Bradshaw lead bowlers in Cincinnati

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Rickie Denson placed 17th and freshman Jarred Bradshaw finished 18th for Cumberland bowling over the weekend at the Cincinnati Collegiate Classic sponsored by Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Baseball, Headlines

Cumberland announces 2018 baseball radio broadcast schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland announced its 2018 baseball radio schedule this week, which includes 28 dates and 41 total games beginning with the home opener February 14. All home contests and all Mid-South Conference games are set for broadcast on 98.9 FM WANT or 1490 AM WCOR as well as at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Baseball, Headlines

2018 Baseball Preview - Outfielders

On the heels of Monday’s preview of the infielders and catchers, today head coach Woody Hunt explores the possibilities and capabilities of the outfielders as Cumberland readies for its season-opening weekend this Friday and Saturday at Reinhardt University:


Wrestling, Headlines

Phoenix fall to Lindsey Wilson, 27-12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Austin Meyn, Shota Sisco, John Olivieri and DeAndre Jones each posted Decisions for Cumberland, but ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson picked up one Fall, one Tech Fall and two Major Decisions in a 27-12 victory over the Phoenix in wrestling action Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Headlines

2018 Baseball Preview - Infielders/Catchers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball opens the 2018 season with a three-game series this Friday at Reinhardt University. Woody Hunt enters his 37th season as head coach and 39th year with the Cumberland program, compiling an overall record of 1,529-695-5.


Wrestling, Headlines

Weber, Tidswell, Sells reach finals at Cumberland Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Brandon Weber, redshirt freshman Tanner Tidswell and true freshman Matthew Sells all reached the finals at their respective weight classes, leading the Phoenix on Sunday at the Cumberland Open at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half spurt sends Tigers past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville University posted a 13-2 run in the second half and the Tigers shot 61 percent in the period, pulling away for an 87-77 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Campbellsville runs away from Phoenix, 82-63

LEBANON, Tenn. – Third-ranked Campbellsville University made 8-of-9 from 3-point range and used a 15-6 run to close the first half, breaking open a close game and never looking back in an 82-63 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops falls in another close one, 82-75

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Ty Sean Powell posted 17 points and nine rebounds, Diondrey Holt, Jr, added 18 on a tough-shooting night and Cumberland pulled within two with two minutes to play, but fifth-ranked Georgetown College made enough plays to post an 82-75 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix hold off Georgetown, 59-56

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Ant’Treasia Patton made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Micah Norris netted eight of her 15 points in the final 2:10, as Cumberland held off Georgetown College, 59-56, in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.


Wrestling, Headlines

Weber, Jones, Floyd post wins for CU in Williamsburg

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Weber, DeAndre Jones and Jon Floyd each posted Decisions for Cumberland, but fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands picked up three Falls and two Major Decisions in a 35-9 victory over the Phoenix in wrestling action Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Phoenix men ranked 22nd in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis is ranked 22nd in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released late Tuesday. The Phoenix ended the 2017 season 7-6 overall and ranked 24th in the country, with four of the losses to teams ranked in the Top 10 nationally.


Wrestling, Headlines

Four wrestlers ranked in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland wrestlers – senior Austin Meyn, junior DeAndre Jones, sophomore Jon Floyd and freshman Shota Sisco – were all ranked in their respective weight classes in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced last week by the national office.


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

Barnett wins shot put, takes eighth in weight throw at Emory Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Kalea Barnett won the collegiate shot put and placed eighth in the weight throw while freshman Joel Barlow finished fifth in the 3,000-meters and anchored the distance medley relay that placed fourth, leading the Cumberland track teams Sunday at the Emory Crossplex Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.


Football, Headlines

Mathis named Cumberland football coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Tim Mathis as head coach for the Phoenix on Monday. He becomes the sixth head coach since Cumberland restarted the program in 1990.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

MSC Preseason Poll picks CU men third

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


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Women's tennis picked fifth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis was selected fifth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the league office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Floyd reaches finals for CU wrestling at Missouri Valley Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jon Floyd lost in the finals at 285 and freshman Keyshawn Laws, senior Brandon Weber and junior DeAndre Jones each posted three victories for Cumberland wrestling over the weekend at the Missouri Valley College Invitational in Marshall, Mo.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Running Eagles edge Phoenix, 69-68

LEBANON, Tenn. – David Scott’s putback with 2.9 seconds remaining helped 25th-ranked Life University erase a nine-point deficit in the final three minutes and escape with a 69-68 victory over Cumberland on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Fast start carries Phoenix past Life, 77-57

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ant’Treasia Patton scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half and Kyra Tucker added 22 points, as Cumberland started the game on a 22-4 run and never looked back in a 77-57 victory over Life University in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Women's volleyball hosting clinic on Jan. 26

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s volleyball will host a clinic for current high school juniors and seniors (Class of 2018 and 2019) on Friday, January 26 from 6-8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to take part in the University’s Preview Day on Saturday, January 27 from 8 a.m.-Noon.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Three-pointers help Patriots defeat CU, 68-56

LEBANON, Tenn. – Anthony Eaves scored 14 points during a 19-6 run midway through the second half, as 18th-ranked University of the Cumberlands broke open a tie game and ran away with a 68-56 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Patton provides game-winner in 42-39 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ant’Treasia Patton’s 3-pointer with 2:36 remaining put Cumberland ahead for good and Micah Norris added two free throws with 1.4 seconds to play, as the Phoenix held off the University of the Cumberlands, 42-39, in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Softball, Headlines

Softball picked seventh in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was voted seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Friday morning by the league office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling drops two matches at Fire Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Keyshawn Laws and Jon Floyd each recorded pins and Evan Cole, Zach Diviney and DeAndre Jones all registered Decisions, but Cumberland lost 24-21 to eighth-ranked Southeastern University on Saturday at the Fire Duals in Lakeland, Fla.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops not able to pull off road double, falls 85-82

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Andrew Rogan made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, but a 15-2 run in the second half by Shawnee State put the home team ahead for good and Diondrey Holt, Jr.’s 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out, giving the Bears an 85-82 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at Waller Gymnasium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix not able to pull off upset, falls 57-53

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Kyra Tucker posted 13 of her 15 points in the second half and Cumberland had the game tied midway through the fourth quarter, but fourth-ranked Shawnee State made 8-of-13 free throws in the final period, holding off the Phoenix, 57-53, in women’s basketball action here Saturday at Waller Gymnasium.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix take down No. 6 Pikeville, 89-85

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., posted 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Charles Sweatt-Washington netted 26 points with four 3-pointers, as Cumberland erased a seven-point deficit in the second half and held off sixth-ranked University of Pikeville, 89-85, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Fast start carries Phoenix to road win

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Ant’Treasia Patton scored five of her 17 points in the final two minutes and Janisha Lindsey registered her best all-around game of the year, as Cumberland jumped out to an early lead and held off the University of Pikeville, 57-50, in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Football

Bustle takes over as interim head coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan named Brad Bustle the Interim Head Coach for football on Tuesday, effective immediately. Bustle takes the place of Donnie Suber, who resigned to become the defensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix fall in final seconds at Lindsey Wilson

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Bryan Wallace made three free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining and eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson ended the game on an 11-5 run, pulling out a 67-65 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Biggers Sports Center.


Women's Basketball

Slow second half spells defeat for CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland shot just 31 percent in the second half, unable to put together a full 40 minutes, and Kayla Styles netted 26 points for 12th-ranked Lindsey Wilson, as the Blue Raiders broke open a close game and posted a 67-51 victory over the Phoenix in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Biggers Sports Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Fast start propels wrestling past Jamestown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Parrett registered a Technical Fall and six other Cumberland wrestlers won by Decision, as the Phoenix posted a 29-9 victory over the University of Jamestown late Thursday at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half rally falls short for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland came back from a 15 point deficit to tie the game late in the second half but Stillman College scored seven consecutive points in the final minute of the game to come out on top, 84-79 on Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Phoenix drop squeaker to Baker at NWCA National Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland opened a 21-6 lead over 15th-ranked Baker thanks for four Decisions and a pin by Jacob Clark, but the Wildcats won the last four bouts en route to a 22-21 victory over the Phoenix at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals on Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Murphy's 3-pointer the difference in 55-52 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jailen Murphy’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 25.2 seconds remaining broke a tie game and Cumberland held on despite a poor first half for a 55-52 victory over Stillman College in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Tucker earns MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kyra Tucker earned Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, netting 27 points with six 3-pointers in a 74-62 victory over the University of Mobile, as announced by the league office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Tucker's 27 points lead CU to 74-62 home win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyra Tucker made six 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 27 points and Cumberland used a 14-2 run in the third quarter to break open a close game in a 74-62 victory over the University of Mobile in women’s basketball action here Sunday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops pulls away for 63-57 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carver College made a late comeback pulling within just three points of the Phoenix but a three-point play by Tranard Chester with 50 seconds remaining in the game helped Cumberland hang on for a 63-57 victory over the Cougars on Saturday in Dalton, Ga.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Big first half sends No. 13 Dalton State past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – No. 13 Dalton State put together a 34-7 run in the opening half and Carnilious Simmons paced the Roadrunners with a double-double posting 20 points and 14 rebounds en route to a 78-59 win over Cumberland on Friday in the first day of the Roadrunner Classic in Dalton, Ga.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Patton garners TSWA Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ant’Treasia Patton earned Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Wednesday, averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three wins for the Phoenix.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling splits outings at Smokey Mountain Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Josh Parrett, freshman Matthew Sells and sophomore Jon Floyd each won both of their matches, helping Cumberland to a split at the Smokey Mountain Duals, dropping a 33-11 decision to 16th-ranked Reinhardt University before posting a 43-9 victory over Central Baptist College on Sunday in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Patton's game-winner delivers 53-51 win for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ant’Treasia Patton’s 18-footer hit the front rum, then the backboard and rolled in after the buzzer sounded, giving Cumberland a 53-51 victory over Huntington University in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Football, Headlines

Five players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Josh Bates and Chandler Peeples, juniors Brian Billingsley and Marcus Bryson and redshirt sophomore Tyler Tate were all named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office in advance of Saturday’s national championship game in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Stillman runs away late over Phoenix

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., netted 19 points and Juandrico Walker posted 16, but Tamarco McDuffie scored 28 points off the bench and Stillman College made five 3-pointers in the last five minutes to run away from Cumberland, 91-72, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Birthright Alumni Hall.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Patton's 22 points, Tucker's big final period help CU to 55-51 win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ant’Treasia Patton netted a season-high 22 points with three 3-pointers and Kyra Tucker posted nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter, as Cumberland overcame an early deficit and then hung on for a 55-51 victory over Stillman College in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Birthright Alumni Hall.


General, Headlines

Cumberland second in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics ranks second in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings at the conclusion of fall sports, as announced this week by the league office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Slow second half sends CU to defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot just 29 percent from the field in the game and Lee University put together a 14-4 run late in the second half helping the Flames claim a 71-46 exhibition win on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Tenn.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Norris' season-high 17 points paces CU in 61-50 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Micah Norris scored a season-high 17 points and Cydney Goodrum posted eight points and 10 rebounds off the bench in Cumberland’s 61-50 victory over Talladega College in women’s basketball action Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Football, Headlines

Bates, Peeples garner Academic All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples and Josh Bates were voted First Team Academic All-Americans® for football, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Monday.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Collazos, Navaratnam ink scholarship papers with Phoenix tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach Karen Martinez announced the signings of Ana María Collazos and Stefanie Navaratnam to scholarship papers this week for the spring semester.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

William Carey snaps men’s hoops three-game winning streak

LEBANON, Tenn. – William Carey put together a 17-9 run in the last four-plus minutes of the game and Cumberland made four trifectas in the final 48 seconds but it wasn’t enough dropping a 65-57 decision to the Crusaders on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Fourth-quarter push carries Phoenix to 57-47 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland put together an 11-4 spurt to start the fourth quarter, overcoming a shaky third period to pull away for a 57-47 victory over Indiana University-Southeast in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Tech hits 10 3-pointers in exhibition victory over Phoenix

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Briana Vandlen and Kyra Tucker each netted 11 points but Tennessee Tech jumped out early with five 3-pointers in the first quarter and pulled away in the final period in an 83-52 victory in an exhibition game for the Phoenix on Thursday night at the Eblen Center.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido ranked 14th nationally by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – After losing in the finals of the region championships, Cumberland sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido is ranked 14th nationally and fourth in the East Region in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Women's Tennis Rankings released recently by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas, Ferraris appear in ITA fall rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ramon Puertolas is ranked 30th nationally and eighth in the East Region while sophomore Riccardo Ferraris is rated 16th in the region in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Men's Tennis Rankings released recently by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer ranked 20th in final NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After reaching the NAIA Championship Opening Round for the second time in three years, Cumberland was ranked 20th in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Postseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Wednesday by the national office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Meyn, Weber, Sisco, Jones all ranked for CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Austin Meyn, Brandon Weber, Shota Sisco and DeAndre Jones are all ranked in their respective weight classes in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Wednesday by the national office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer ranked 21st in final NAIA Top 25 poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer finished the 2017 season ranked 21st in the NAIA Postseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Wednesday by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Lebanon's Hughes inks with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Lebanon native Garrett Hughes to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the first Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix sign Michigan native Carey

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Bloomfield Township, Mich., native Nikki Carey to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the seventh Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Watson, McNamara garner Honorable Mention All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Tyler Watson and senior Brian McNamara were voted Honorable Mention All-Americans by the NAIA Men’s Soccer Selection Committee on Tuesday, as announced by the national office. The duo joins Sondre Risa as the only All-Americans in program history.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Holloway, Aplin, Kisiloski named Honorable Mention All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Maria Aplin, Rebecca Holloway and Kaitlen Kisiloski were named Honorable Mention All-Americans by the NAIA Women’s Soccer Selection Committee on Tuesday, as announced by the national office. It marks the sixth consecutive year for a Phoenix All-American and second consecutive for Holloway.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Six women's soccer players garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Kaitlen Kisiloski and Amanda Nugent and juniors Marian Aplin, Autumn Copeland, Ashley Kambeitz and Savannah Moreland were named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday during the national championships in Orange Beach, Ala.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Mt. Juliet's Ehrhart signs with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native Amber Ehrhart to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Ehrhart becomes the sixth Phoenix signee for next season.


Wrestling, Headlines

Parrett, Sisco place third for CU at Little State Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Joshua Parrett and freshman Shota Sisco both finished third while freshman Michael Mora-Colon and junior DeAndre Jones each placed fourth for Cumberland wrestling at the Indiana Little State Championships on Saturday in North Manchester, Ind.


Football, Headlines

Peeples, Bates voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples and Josh Bates were voted CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division for the second straight year, as announced by the national organization recently. Peeples and Bates are now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kisiloski voted Academic All-American for second straight year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Kaitlen Kisiloski was voted First Team Academic All-America® for women’s soccer, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Monday. It marks the second straight Academic All-America honor for Kisiloski, who was a Second Team selection in 2016.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Six men's soccer players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Alex West and Dylan Schwartz and juniors Tosin Abudiore, Markus Skraastad, Bennet Strutz and Jake Yarbro were named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday during the national championships in Delray Beach, Fla.


Men's Cross Country, Headlines

Ashland's Sparks inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Ashland, Ky., native Eric Sparks to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. He is the first Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Worrell, Markovic, Glassman, Snell garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Amanda Worrell and Isidora Markovic and juniors Kara Snell and Sara Glassman were named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday during the national championships in Sioux City, Iowa.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Postell, Blankenship named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Taylor Blankenship and Michaela Postell were named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced recently by the national office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix force 27 turnovers in 73-37 win over Carver College

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kaitlin Oliver collected 13 points and nine rebounds and 27 turnovers by the Cougars turned into 33 points for Cumberland securing a 73-37 victory over Carver College on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix hang on for 86-84 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt Jr., recorded a season-best 26 points and eight rebounds and Rhyan Townes added 13 points and Cumberland made 13 three-pointers in a 86-84 victory over Fisk University on Thursday night.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half run sends Phoenix past Freed-Hardeman

LEBANON, Tenn. – Andrew Rogan netted seven points during a 15-2 run for Cumberland in the second half and scored 21 points in the game helping the Phoenix defeat Freed-Hardeman 89-76 on Tuesday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops ends skid with 69-34 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kerrice Watson scored 12 points and Kyra Tucker and Jailen Murphy added nine apiece, as 22nd-ranked Cumberland scored the final nine points of the first half and never looked back in a 69-34 victory over Hiwassee College in women’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Floyd, Favors, Sisco lead CU wrestling at Lindenwood

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Jon Floyd won the wrestleback at 285, sophomore Alema Favors placed fourth at 141 and freshman Shota Sisco lost in the backdraw championship match at 157 for Cumberland wrestling November 18 at the Lindenwood Open in St. Charles, Mo.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Ice cold first half dooms Phoenix in defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot just 19 percent in the first half and 20 percent for the game, falling behind early and never recovering in a 59-36 loss Saturday morning to the University of Providence in the Jackson Rotary Classic in Jackson, Tenn.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Vanguard too much for CU, 58-45

LEBANON, Tenn. – Micah Norris netted 16 points and Kyra Tucker added 12, but fourth-ranked Vanguard University made nine 3-pointers and controlled the boards, turning second chances into 24 points in the paint in a 58-45 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in women’s basketball action Friday morning in the Jackson Rotary Classic in Jackson, Tenn.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Townes, Walker combine for 39 points in CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juandrico Walker’s basket with two minutes left regained the lead for Cumberland and Rhyan Townes made five free throws in the last minute of the game helping the Phoenix defeat 25th-ranked Martin Methodist 68-63 on Tuesday in Pulaski, Tenn.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball signs Indian Hills transfer Moeller

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Indian Hills Community College transfer Raegan Moeller to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Moeller plans to enroll at CU in January.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix post 61-60 road win at Talladega

LEBANON, Tenn. – Micah Norris and Ant’Treasia Patton netted the final two buckets for 22nd-ranked Cumberland and Kaitlin Oliver’s steal in the final five seconds preserved a 61-60 victory over No. 25 Talladega College on Saturday in women’s basketball action in Talladega, Ala.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops falls at UNA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tavares Toliver paced the University of North Alabama with 23 points and Sharwyn McGee netted 21 while three other Lions players added double-digit points en route to a 97-75 exhibition win over the Phoenix on Sunday in Florence, Ala.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Second-half spurt sends CU to road loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – PJ Davis recorded nine points during a 16-2 run for Delta State in the second half and finished the game with 19 points and seven rebounds helping the Statesmen pull away from Cumberland, 77-50 in an exhibition game on Saturday in Cleveland, Miss.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

Blankenship tops among Mid-South qualifiers at national meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Taylor Blankenship completed the 5K course in 19:40 on Saturday at the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Championships at Fort Vancouver National Park in Vancouver, Wash.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Late goal sends CU to 1-0 loss in NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ludvick Asigo’s shot to the far post found the back of the net in the 88th minute, giving 24th-ranked Madonna University a 1-0 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Championship Opening Round on a windy and blustery Saturday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Softball, Headlines

Clarksville's Milliken signs with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Clarksville, Tenn., native Macey Milliken to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Milliken is the second Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Lebanon's Anderson inks with CU golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Lebanon native Maggie Anderson to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Anderson is the first Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer match time moved to 11 a.m.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Game time for Cumberland’s soccer match Saturday against Madonna University in the NAIA Championship Opening Round at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field has been moved to 11 a.m. CT, trying to beat the torrential rain in the forecast, as announced Friday by the athletic department.


Football, Headlines

Fifteen football players earn Academic All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fifteen Cumberland football players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference this week by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Bowling Green's Moore signs with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Bowling Green, Ky., native Shea Moore to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Moore is the fourth Phoenix signee for next season.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix let first-half lead slip away in 70-60 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixteenth-ranked William Carey erased a 21-point first-half deficit, with Brandon Sheppard and Troy Salvant each scoring 13 points and Sheppard adding 10 rebounds in a 70-60 Crusaders victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Football, Headlines

Nine football players earn All-MSC Bluegrass honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples, Donovan Norfleet, Jason Smith, Cody Carr and DeAnthony Patrick along with sophomore Kimlee North were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division while senior Nick Bodden and sophomores Kris Parker and Denarius Toliver were named Second Team All-MSC, as announced Thursday by the league office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Nguyen, Jones both ranked in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Sean Nguyen and junior DeAndre Jones are both ranked in their respective weight classes in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix add Michigan native Arena to signing class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Washington Township, Mich., native Luciana Arena to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Arena is the third Phoenix signee for next season.


Softball, Headlines

Gordonsville's Griffin inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Gordonsville, Tenn., native Caitlyn Griffin to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. She is the first Phoenix signee in this year’s recruiting class.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball inks Ohio native Corey

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Springboro, Ohio, native Cheyenne Corey to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kisiloski named CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Kaitlen Kisiloski was voted CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division, as announced by the national organization last week. Kisiloski is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.


Bowling, Headlines

Wagner, Wezel lead CU at Brunswick Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Taylor Wagner finished 31st and junior Kelsey Wezel placed 57th among more than 160 participants, leading the Cumberland bowling teams at the Brunswick Southern Classic on November 4-5 in Marietta, Ga.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Game time, ticket prices set for NAIA Men's Soccer Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer hosts Madonna University for a Noon kickoff this Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field in the NAIA Championship Opening Round, as announced Wednesday by the athletic department.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix hosting Madonna for NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer earned a home match and will face Madonna University in the NAIA Championship Opening Round, as announced Monday by the national office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

First-half run buries Phoenix on the road

LEBANON, Tenn. – Third-ranked Freed-Hardeman used a 20-6 run in the second quarter to open a big lead and posted an 83-51 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in women’s basketball action Saturday in Henderson, Tenn.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops completes comeback in 69-62 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland completed a comeback with a 10-0 run in the final minutes of the game and outscored the Lions 37-25 in the second half en route to a 69-62 victory over Freed-Hardeman on Saturday in Henderson, Tenn.


Football, Headlines

Phoenix record 62-23 Senior Day victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dezmon Huntley passed for 234 yards and four touchdowns, Kimlee North rushed for two TDs and Cumberland piled up 604 yards of total offense, posting a 62-23 victory over Kentucky Christian on Senior Day here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Late goal sends Phoenix to 1-0 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Amara Safuan scored from distance in the 77th minute, helping Lindsey Wilson claim a 1-0 victory over 19th-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the championship match of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer claims second MSC title with golden goal victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Markus Skraastad equalized in the 82nd minute and Daniel Williams found the back of the net in the second overtime, giving 22nd-ranked Cumberland a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Lindsey Wilson and the Mid-South Conference Tournament championship Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Big shots by Oakwood send CU to road defeat

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Oakwood University began the second half with a 13-6 run, taking the lead for good, and Simeon Middleton netted 10 of his 16 points after intermission, including two huge 3-pointers, as the Ambassadors posted an 86-75 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Ashby Auditorium.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Oliver's 20 points, Lindsey's 13 assists lead CU past Oakwood

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Kaitlin Oliver netted a career-best 20 points and Janisha Lindsey added a career-high 13 points, as Cumberland started the contest with a 20-2 run and never looked back in a 107-58 victory over Oakwood University in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Ashby Auditorium.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Tigers sweep Phoenix in MSC Quarterfinals

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., - Three Tiger players collected double-digit kills and Kate Harris recorded 39 assists to help Campbellsville sweep Cumberland in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Second-half goals carry Phoenix to championship game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sarah Haddock converted a penalty kick in the 58th minute and Rebecca Holloway added a goal eight minutes later for 19th-ranked Cumberland in a 2-0 win against Campbellsville University in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships on Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams nets two goals, CU reaches MSC finals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams scored twice in the first half and 22nd-ranked Cumberland moved into the championship match with a 2-0 victory over 19th-ranked Campbellsville University in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Championships on Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Markovic, Nalovic voted First Team All-MSC

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland University’s Isidora Markovic and Masa Nalovic earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors announced by the league office during the banquet on Wednesday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Barbe named men's volleyball coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Scott Barbe as the first head coach for men’s volleyball. CU previously announced adding the sport of men’s volleyball, set to begin play during the 2018-19 academic year.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Nine volleyball players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland volleyball players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

WKU pulls away in both halves from Phoenix

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., finished with 13 points and Will Shelton added nine, as Cumberland played well for 15 minutes before a 23-2 run by Western Kentucky opened a close game and WKU never looked back in a 109-66 exhibition victory over the Phoenix here Tuesday night at E.A. Diddle Arena.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer drops three spots to No. 19 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 19 in the latest NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Jones places second; Meyn, Weber reach semifinals for CU at Patriot Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior DeAndre Jones finished second at 197 and seniors Austin Meyn and Brandon Weber each lost in the semifinals at 141 for the Cumberland wrestling team in the club’s first action of the season Saturday at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball picked fourth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball was picked fourth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the league office.


Women's Cross Country, Headlines

NAIA releases cross country championships qualifiers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Taylor Blankenship received official word late Monday, receiving official word of her place as an individual in the 38th Annual NAIA Cross Country Championships set for Saturday, November 18 in Vancouver, Wash.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Women's golf ranked 24th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s golf is ranked 24th in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Friday by the national office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball set to face Campbellsville in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball will face Campbellsville University in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships this Thursday at South Warren High School in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Six players net double digits in 84-69 Phoenix victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juandrico Walker led the Phoenix with 16 points and 10 rebounds and five other Cumberland players netted double-figure points en route to an 84-69 victory over 25th-ranked Martin Methodist on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Football, Headlines

Big plays hurt Phoenix in 52-34 loss

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dezmon Huntley passed for 391 yards and four touchdowns, but 21st-ranked Campbellsville University scored 38 unanswered points in the middle of the game en route to a 58-34 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in football action here Saturday at Finley Stadium.


Women's Cross Country

Blankenship places 10th, qualifies for NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Taylor Blankenship placed 10th, Claudia Tepox finished 12th and sophomore Amber Mays was 13th for Cumberland women’s cross country on Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Championships at Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Cross Country, Headlines

Barlow places 14th, Mihnovich 18th for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshmen Joel Barlow finished 14th and Nate Mihnovich placed 18th, leading Cumberland men’s cross country to a fourth-place team finish on Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Championships at Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops falls late, 57-53

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyra Tucker recorded 15 points, six rebounds and five assists and 22nd-ranked Cumberland dug out of a 13-point first-half hole, but Martin Methodist scored the final eight points of the game, prevailing 57-53 over the Phoenix in women’s basketball action here Friday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling, Headlines

Nguyen, Jones, Floyd ranked for CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Sean Nguyen, junior DeAndre Jones and sophomore Jon Floyd were all ranked in their respective weight classes in the NAIA Preseason Wrestling Coaches’ Poll announced recently by the national office. The Phoenix open the 2017-18 campaign this Saturday at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, Ky.


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

Four cross country runners earn Academic All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland cross country runners – juniors Taylor Blankenship and Chris Swann as well as sophomores Michaela Postell and Jerry Rojas – were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference by the league office on Friday in advance of the league championships this weekend.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Holloway posts two goals, two assists in 7-0 opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway recorded two goals and two assists and 16th-ranked Cumberland jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 5-0 victory against the University of Pikeville in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams scores twice, McNamara nets PK in 3-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams scored in each half and Brian McNamara converted a penalty kick in 22nd-ranked Cumberland’s 3-0 victory over Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Championships on Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix battle, fall to No. 17 Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Both teams rallied point-for-point in the opening set, tying the score on 12 different occasions, but 17th-ranked Georgetown College came out on top 29-27, and won the next two sets helping them sweep the Phoenix on Thursday night here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Holloway voted MSC Player of Year, Davies Coach of Year at MSC banquet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rebecca Holloway was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and Brian Davies was named Coach of the Year while nine Phoenix players earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors, as announced by the league during a banquet Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

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

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland women’s soccer players earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference accolades on Thursday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Big runs lift Bulldogs past Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fisk University opened up the game with a 13-0 run and Ryainni Scott and El Paso Pitts netted 18 points apiece to help the Bulldogs secure a 75-60 victory over Cumberland on Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Grant named Coach of Year, Watson earns Freshman of Year for men's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Bennet Strutz, Sondre Risa, Tyler Watson, Markus Skraastad, Brian McNamara and Daniel Williams were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference, Watson earned Freshman of the Year honors and Adam Grant garnered Coach of the Year accolades, as announced by the league office Wednesday night.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forward Emily Shires garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week accolades after posting two goals and two assists in a pair of victories for the Phoenix, as announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Nine men's soccer players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland men’s soccer players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference by the league office on Wednesday in advance of the conference championships that begin Thursday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball drops 3-0 decision at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – 24th-ranked Campbellsville won the first two sets and trailed 12-7 in the third but went on a 9-4 run to make a comeback winning the final frame to sweep Cumberland on Tuesday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode shoots even par, Romero Valverde 73 for CU women

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Savanna Strode carded an even-par 72 and sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde shot one-over 73, leading Cumberland women’s golf to a third-place team finish on Tuesday at the Metro Parks/Town and Country Invitational at McCabe Golf Course in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament ends the fall schedule for the Phoenix.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Second-half goals end CU winning streak

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Moreland scored in the first half and Sarah Haddock’s penalty kick knotted the match early in the second half, but third-ranked Martin Methodist posted three goals in 12 minutes in the second period en route to a 5-2 victory over No. 16 Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon in Pulaski, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Strutz garners MSC, NAIA Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Bennet Strutz was voted Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday and added NAIA Defensive honors on Tuesday, posting 10 total saves and allowing just one goal in two matches for the Phoenix.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Perry, Powell pace Phoenix past Ambassadors in season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Trent Perry hit three triples in a row to spark a 15-2 run helping the Phoenix make a comeback in the first half, and Ty Sean Powell posted 17 points all in the second half sending Cumberland to a 92-78 victory over Oakwood University on Monday night here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Early rush propels CU to season-opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Micah Norris netted 12 points, Kaitlin Oliver posted 11 points and Kyra Tucker added 10, as 22nd-ranked Cumberland jumped to a 45-13 halftime lead and never looked back in a season-opening 79-41 victory against Oakwood University in women’s basketball action Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Pages Preuss cards 77 to lead CU at McCabe

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss recorded a five-over par 77 and senior Abbey Burgdorf and sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde each shot 78 for Cumberland women’s golf on Monday in the first day of the Metro Parks-Town and Country Invitational at McCabe Golf Course in Nashville, Tenn.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer set to take on Pikeville in conference tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer is the No. 1 seed in this week’s Mid-South Conference Championships and will take on the University of Pikeville on Friday in the quarterfinals at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

CU men set to face Georgetown in MSC Quarterfinals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer will face Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Thursday at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday by the league office.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Jackson Rotary Classic announces 2017 match-ups

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball will face Vanguard University and the University of Providence in the Jackson Rotary Classic on November 24-25 at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn., as announced this week.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Senior Day ends with scoreless draw

LEBANON, Tenn. – Patrick Crawley’s drive from 10 yards was saved at the end of the first overtime and Bennet Strutz made an incredible diving save at the beginning of the first extra period, preserving a scoreless draw between 22nd-ranked Cumberland and ninth-ranked Georgia Gwinnett in men’s soccer action here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix defeat Lions on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won the opening set 25-4 and Mikayla Wickham tallied a career-best 18 kills to help the Phoenix to a 3-1 victory over Bryan College on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center for senior day.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Goals from Shires, Kisiloski lead 2-0 road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires put 16th-ranked Cumberland ahead with a goal early in the first half and Kaitlen Kisiloski added her third score of the season in the second period in a 2-0 victory over Bryan College in women’s soccer action Friday afternoon in Dayton, Tenn.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix fall to No. 1 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – First-ranked Lindsey Wilson won the opening set by just seven points but Cumberland did not score more than 13 points in each of the final frames, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Blue Raiders on Thursday at the Biggers Sports Center in Columbia, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams nets game-winner in final minute at Life

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams scored the game-winner with just 16 seconds remaining in regulation, giving Cumberland a 2-1 victory against Life University in men’s soccer action Wednesday night in Marietta, Ga.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix win MSC championship with 5-2 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariah Aplin posted two goals and one assist and Emily Shires added a goal and two assists, as 16th-ranked Cumberland wrapped up its second Mid-South Conference regular season championship with a 5-2 victory over Life University in women’s soccer action Wednesday evening in Marietta, Ga.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf, Valverde both shoot 74, CU women take team victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf and sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde each shot two-over par 74 and Cumberland erased a three-shot deficit to post a team victory in women’s golf action Tuesday at the RedHawk Fall Classic at Canebrake Club in Athens, Ala.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops ranked 22nd in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball and ninth-ranked head coach Jeremy Lewis are ranked 22nd in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll released late Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel cards 69, CU places third at RedHawk Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel carded the low round of the tournament with a three-under par 69 and senior Zach Polston shot even-par 72, leading Cumberland men’s golf to a third-place team showing on Tuesday at the RedHawk Fall Classic at Canebrake Club in Athens, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer moves up two spots to No. 22

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted its third straight victory and eighth win in the last 10 outings over the weekend and moved up two spots to No. 22 in this week’s NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Pages Preuss leads by two shots after even-par 72

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss carded an even-par round of 72 to lead by two strokes and Cumberland women’s golf is second in the team standings, trailing by three shots, after the first round of the RedHawk Fall Classic on Monday at Canebrake Club in Athens, Tenn.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams shoots 73, Daniel 77 for CU at RedHawk

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams carded a one-over par 73 and junior Garrett Daniel added a 76, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team on Monday at the RedHawk Fall Classic at Canebrake Club in Athens, Tenn.


Football, Headlines

North voted MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland running back Kimlee North accounted for 199 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Lindsey Wilson, garnering his second straight Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Week accolade, as announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Strutz garners MSC Defensive accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Bennet Strutz registered 154 shutout minutes in two matches for Cumberland, earning Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the league office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Holland inks with CU volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Franklin, Tenn., native Holland Mooney to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the first signee for next season for the Phoenix.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara, Abudiore lead Phoenix in 5-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara collected a pair of goals and Tosin Abudiore added a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory for 24th-ranked Cumberland in the University of Pikeville in men’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Frantic comeback falls short for CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Kimlee North rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns and added a 38-yard TD reception, but 22nd-ranked Cumberland could not dig out of an early hole and dropped a 44-41 decision to No. 5 Lindsey Wilson here Saturday in football action at Blue Raider Stadium.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer posts 11-0 Senior Day win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires netted a hat trick and Kaitlen Kisiloski, Rebecca Holloway and Savannah Moreland each posted two goals, as 16th-ranked Cumberland scored six times in the first 22 minutes en route to an 11-0 victory on Senior Day against the University of Pikeville on Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball tops Pikeville in three, wins third straight

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland completed a comeback with a 7-2 run to win the opening set, and Masa Nalovic posted eight kills, three of those during the run to help the Phoenix to a 3-0 win against the University of Pikeville on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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

Blankenship, Barlow leads harriers at St. Louis Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow finished fifth and juniors Taylor Blankenship and Claudia Tepox both placed in the Top 15, leading the Cumberland cross country teams on Saturday at the St. Louis Fall Classic in St. Louis, Mo.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Markovic, Worrell help Phoenix sweep Bears

LEBANON, Tenn. – Isidora Markovic posted 15 kills and three blocks and Amanda Worrell added nine kills and two blocks en route to a 3-0 win over Shawnee State, picking up their fourth Mid-South conference victory of the season on Friday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Baseball, Headlines

Stadium seat sponsorships available for baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fans, alumni and interested parties of Cumberland University baseball may sponsor a stadium seat at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium, continuing the tradition as one of the nation’s best small college facilities.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Quick start propels men past SSU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Watson and Daniel Williams recorded two goals apiece and 24th-ranked Cumberland jumped out to a seven-goal before registering an 8-3 win against Shawnee State in men’s soccer action Wednesday night in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix run win streak to six with 2-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway and Mariah Aplin both scored for 16th-ranked Cumberland, as the Phoenix remained undefeated in league play and ran its winning streak to six overall with a 2-0 victory over Shawnee State in women’s soccer action Wednesday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Gaddes cards 76, Smith 78 for CU golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Reece Gaddes shot four-over 76 and freshman Bryson Smith added a 78 for Cumberland men’s golf in the second round of the Bojangles Tennessee Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer holds at No. 24 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland remained 24th in this week’s NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll after registering a 7-0 win in the team’s only match, as announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer moves up one spot to No. 16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer continued its ascent in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, moving up one spot to 16th in this week’s edition, as announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Bowling, Headlines

Bell places 16th, Midgett 27th for CU bowling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Peyton Bell finished 16th and senior Chase Midgett placed 27th, leading the Cumberland bowlers over the weekend at the Orange and Black Classic in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Salazar Yañez, Landi post victories at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marianela Landi and Belen Salazar Yañez each recorded singles wins and Salazar Yañez and Joana Bou posted a doubles victory for Cumberland women’s tennis this past weekend at the Campbellsville Fall Invitational in Campbellsville, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Lucich, Puertolas post three wins apiece at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis registered six singles wins and five doubles victories, including three apiece from Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas, this past weekend at the Campbellsville Fall Invitational in Campbellsville, Ky.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball announces 2018 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt announced the team’s 2018 schedule this week, which includes 26 home games and 15 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Phoenix women picked fourth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball and ninth-year head coach Jeremy Lewis were picked fourth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams cards first-round 75, CU tied for 10th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams carded an opening-round 75 and junior Dominic Patton shot 79 for Cumberland men’s golf on Monday at the Bojangles Tennessee Intercollegiate at Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon, Tenn.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops tied for sixth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball tied for sixth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Tuesday by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Football up two spots to No. 22

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two spots to 22nd in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll following a 52-21 victory over Bethel University, released Monday by the national office.


Football, Headlines

North garners MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland running back Kimlee North was named the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, rushing for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns in CU’s 52-21 win over Bethel University, as announced by the league office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kambeitz garners third straight MSC honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Ashley Kambeitz was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the third consecutive time on Sunday, posting seven saves in an overtime victory over Georgetown College, as announced by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Phoenix rush past Wildcats, 52-21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kimlee North scored twice in the fourth quarter on TD runs of nine and 62 yards and 24th-ranked Cumberland posted the last 24 points of the game, racking up 564 rushing yards in a 52-21 victory over Bethel University in football action here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball snaps five-game losing streak with sweep at Life

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Phoenix committed just nine attack errors, hitting .310 percent in the match and added eight blocks defeating Life University for their third Mid-South conference victory of the season and ending a five-game losing streak on Saturday in Marietta, Ga.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara's hat trick paces CU in 7-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara posted a natural hat trick in the first 25 minutes and Daniel Pickens scored a pair of goals off the bench for 24th-ranked Cumberland a 7-0 win in men’s soccer action here Friday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Overtime goal sends CU past Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway’s hard cross from the right caromed off a Georgetown College defender and into the back of the net in the 94th minute, giving 17th-ranked Cumberland a 1-0 overtime victory in women’s soccer action here Friday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Baseball, Headlines

CU baseball hosting annual pancake breakfast, garage sale

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale on the CU campus from 6 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, November 18.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer down one spot in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer dropped one spot to No. 24 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll after posting a draw and a loss on the road at Top 15 squads.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode cards final-round 78, CU places sixth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Savanna Strode posted a final-round six-over par 78 but no other Cumberland player shot below 80 and the Phoenix dropped to sixth in the overall standings on Tuesday at the Thomas University Invitational in Valdosta, Ga.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Patriots top Phoenix in four

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Taylor Kasper posted her fourth 20-plus dig outing this season helping the squad win the opening set, but a second-set comeback led the University of the Cumberlands to a 3-1 over the Phoenix on Tuesday night in Williamsburg, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer moves up to No. 17 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After posting a pair of road victories with one over a Top 15 opponent, Cumberland women’s soccer jumped eight spots to No. 17 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Wrestling, Headlines

Wrestling picked fifth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling was picked fifth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll in a vote of league coaches released Tuesday by the conference office.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Landi, Garijo Garrido pick up wins at UC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marianela Landi and Ainhoa Garijo Garrido each won singles draws but the duo lost in the doubles final for Cumberland women’s tennis on Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands Fall Invitational in Williamsburg, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Headlines

Puertolas, Fernandez Meaca take singles wins at the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas collected two singles wins and he and Francisco Fernandez Meaca won his doubles draw for Cumberland tennis on Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands Fall Invitational in Williamsburg, Ky.


Softball, Headlines

Softball announces 2018 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the team’s 2018 schedule this week, which includes 30 home games and 16 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Pages Preuss shoots 77 in first collegiate round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ana Laura Pages Preuss carded a five-over par 77 in her first collegiate round while sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde and senior Savannah Strode both shot 79, leading the Cumberland women’s golf team on Monday at the Thomas University Invitational in Valdosta, Ga.


Football, Headlines

Football moves back into NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s record-setting-performance on Saturday helped the Phoenix move back into the Top 25 on Monday, coming in at No. 24 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll released by the national office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kambeitz named MSC Defensive Player of the Week again

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Ashley Kambeitz registered a pair of road victories, collecting nine total saves in the two outings to garner Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second straight week, as announced by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Tate garners Defensive POW accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Tyler Tate posted six tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Cumberland’s win Saturday against Cincinnati Christian, earning Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office.


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

Mays finishes 14th, Barlow 28th at Fast Cats Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Amber Mays finished 14th and freshman Joel Barlow placed 20th, leading the Cumberland cross country teams at the Fast Cats Classic on Saturday in Owensboro, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Football soars over Eagles in Homecoming win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kimlee North ran for two touchdowns, Cumberland’s defense accounted for a pair of scores and Joseph Rushin posted two TDs, one rushing and one passing, in a 58-0 victory over Cincinnati Christian in football action on Homecoming here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Second-half surge carries Blue Raiders over CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara scored twice in the first half for 23rd-ranked Cumberland, but 11th-ranked Lindsey Wilson exploded for six goals over the final 55 minutes, including a hat trick by Tyler Collishaw, in a 6-2 win in men’s soccer action Friday night in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires, Segura each post goal, assist in 3-1 CU road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires and Jennifer Segura each scored a goal and assisted on another and Rebecca Holloway added a long free kick for a goal in 25th-ranked Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over No. 12 Lindsey Wilson in women’s soccer action Friday night in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix fall in four to No. 17 Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won the opening set to 17th-ranked Georgetown College but the Tigers made a strong comeback securing the second set 25-8, en route to a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix on Thursday in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Kambeitz earns NAIA Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Ashley Kambeitz was voted NAIA Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for her efforts in a pair of victories for the Phoenix, including a shutout of then ninth-ranked University of Mobile, as announced by the national office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix post 1-1 draw at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Watson’s goal after a mad scramble in front gave 23rd-ranked Cumberland the lead late in the first half, but 12th-ranked Campbellsville University found an equalizer in the second period and the Phoenix came away with a 1-1 draw, playing the final 70 minutes a man down in men’s soccer action Tuesday night in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland drops five-set thriller to No. 24 Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Isidora Markovic recorded a season-high 17 kills and eight blocks but the Tigers made a comeback from a 13-8 deficit in the fifth set scoring seven consecutive points to defeat Cumberland on Tuesday night here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires' late goal lifts CU to 2-1 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Maria Aplin scored early through the first half for a Cumberland lead and Emily Shires netted the game-winner in the 73rd minute, giving the 25th-ranked Phoenix a 2-0 victory over Campbellsville University in women’s soccer action Tuesday night in Campbellsville, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer moves up one spot to No. 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer moved up one spot to 23rd in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll as released by the national office Tuesday afternoon.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer moves back into NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer moved back into the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on Tuesday, coming in at No. 25, as released by the national office.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams ties for seventh with third straight 72

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams shot even-par 72 for the third straight round, tying for seventh individually while Cumberland finished ninth as a team at the Skyhawk Classic on Tuesday at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tenn.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams cards two rounds of 72, tied for fifth at Skyhawk Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams carded a pair of even-par rounds of 72 and is tied for fifth at the Skyhawk Classic on Monday at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tenn.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires, Kambeitz garner MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Emily Shires and Ashley Kambeitz were voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, helping the Phoenix to a pair of wins, including a victory over ninth-ranked University of Mobile, as announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Brian McNamara scored a pair of goals versus the University of the Cumberlands, earning Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office on Monday.


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

Barlow places 26th, Mays 35th for CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow placed 26th and sophomore Amber Mays finished 35th, leading the Cumberland cross country teams on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Second-half comeback falls short at Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Joseph Rushing threw for 304 and two touchdowns, both to Denarius Toliver, while running for another TD and Josh Bates returned a fumble 64 yards for a score, but Daric Pugh’s 43-yard TD run in the last two minutes helped 12th-ranked Georgetown College to a 38-28 win over No. 22 Cumberland in football action Saturday here at Toyota Stadium.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland drops 3-2 decision to Life

LEBANON, Tenn. – Life University’s Liz Mann recorded a double-double posting 14 kills, four in the final set and 13 digs helping the Running Eagles make a late comeback in a five-set victory over Cumberland University at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on Friday night.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix blank ninth-ranked Mobile, 2-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Moreland’s goal in the 33rd minute gave Cumberland the lead and Emily Shires added an insurance score in the 69th minute, as the Phoenix overcame a slow start but prevailed 2-0 against ninth-ranked University of Mobile in women’s soccer action here Thursday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland receives grant from MotorMVB Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the MotorMVB Foundation announced a $20,000 grant to aide in the establishment of a men’s volleyball program at CU. The University announced the addition of men’s volleyball for the 2018-19 academic year in August, with Kathy Slaughter serving as Director of Volleyball, overseeing the hiring of a coach and implementation of the program.


Bowling, Headlines

Wezel, Bell place in Top 10 for CU bowling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Peyton Bell placed ninth at the Louisville Collegiate Classic on Saturday and junior Kelsey Wezel finished eighth at the Thomas N. Burris Memorial Classic on Sunday, leading the Cumberland bowling teams over the weekend in Louisville, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer ranked 24th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer made its way into the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the first time this season, debuting at No. 24, as released late Tuesday by the national office.


Men's Basketball, Softball, Wrestling, General

REMINDER: RSVP for Hall of Fame banquet

LEBANON, Tenn. – RSVP for Cumberland University's 29th Annual Sports Hall of Fame banquet by this Friday, September 30. The banquet is set for Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel, with former student-athletes Danielle Henry (softball), Brandon Springer (basketball) and Corey Bleaken (wrestling) as well as administrator and contributor Pat Lawson set for induction that evening.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Hendersonville's Stevens signs with Phoenix soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Brian Davies announced the signing of Hendersonville native Haley Stevens to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Stevens is the second Phoenix signee for next season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Patriots top Phoenix in three

LEBANON, Tenn. – The University of the Cumberlands Lynsey Short tallied 26 assists and the Phoenix hit just .017 percent in the match, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Patriots on Tuesday at the Dallas Floyd Gymnasium.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

McNamara nets two goals in fifth straight shutout for men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara scored two goals and Markus Skraastad collected two assists in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory against the University of the Cumberlands in men’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Shires scores twice in 4-0 CU win

LEBANON, Tenn, – Emily Shires scored in each half and 23rd-ranked Cumberland dominated possession for most of the match in a 4-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Phoenix drop one spot to 22nd in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football dropped one spot to 22nd after a 27-20 loss to NCAA Division I FCS Presbyterian College in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced late Monday by the national office.


Football, Headlines

Patrick named MSC Football Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s DeAnthony Patrick was named the Mid-South Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after registering a career-best 14 tackles in CU’s 27-20 loss at NCAA Division I FCS Presbyterian College.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Watson, Strutz garner MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Tyler Watson and Bennet Strutz were voted Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after their performances in a pair of victories for the Phoenix.


Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido loses in regional singles final

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido dropped a 6-1, 6-3, decision to Isabella Dale from the University of the Cumberlands in the women’s tennis finals at the ITA Southeast Regionals Sunday in Georgetown, Ky.


Football, Headlines

Late touchdown sends CU to 27-20 loss

CLINTON, S.C. – DaShawn Davis’ 49-yard touchdown catch-and-run, avoiding tacklers before finding a crease and racing to the end zone with 2:40 remaining helped Presbyterian hold off Cumberland, 27-20, in football action here Saturday night at Bailey Memorial Stadium.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido reaches final, Puertolas falls in semis at ITA Regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido collected two singles victories on Saturday to reach the finals while Ramon Puertolas posted one win but lost in the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regionals in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

CU secures third straight win

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Phoenix secured their second Mid-South conference victory and third straight win defeating the University of Pikeville in four sets on Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix score early and often in win over Oakland City

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara, Bakary Bagayogo and Tyler Watson all scored two goals apiece and Cumberland cruised to a 7-0 victory over Oakland City University in men’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido, Ferraris, Puertolas all reach singles quarters at ITAs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Ramon Puertolas and Riccardo Ferraris all advanced to the quarterfinals with two singles victories in tennis action Friday at the ITA Southeast Regionals in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball claims first MSC victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Kara Snell recorded a season-best 23 digs and Cumberland did not allow the Bears to score more than 15 points in two sets, en route to a sweep over Shawnee State the on Friday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix, Wildcats play to 3-3 draw

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marissa Avnaim netted her second goal of the year and Mariah Aplin put 23rd-ranked Cumberland ahead late, but Indiana Wesleyan scored with 2:07 left in regulation and neither team could find the back of the net in extra time in a 3-3 draw in women’s soccer action here Friday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Two men, four women reach Round of 32 singles at ITA Regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris and Ramon Puertolas both won for the men while four women – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Marianela Landi, Trinidad Aguirre and Joana Bou – all advanced for Cumberland in singles on Thursday at the ITA Southeast Regionals presented by Oracle in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer moves up one spot to No. 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer moved up one spot to No. 23 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released late Tuesday by the national office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Vetter inks with Phoenix soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Brian Davies announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Kenzi Vetter to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. She is the first signee for the Phoenix for next season.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball hosting alumni event for Homecoming

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball will host an alumni event on Homecoming Saturday, October 7, including a breakfast, alumni match with current players and a tailgate lunch before the football game against Cincinnati Christian.


Men's Basketball, Headlines

Men's hoops announces 2017-18 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the team’s 2017-18 schedule this week, which includes 13 home games and 13 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA Championships.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Watson, Crowley goals lead 2-0 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Watson put Cumberland ahead with a goal late in the first half and Patrick Crowley added an insurance score with just over 14 minutes to play, giving the Phoenix a 2-0 lead over long-time rival and 24th-ranked Martin Methodist in men’s soccer action here Wednesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Draws released for ITA Southeast Regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis begins play in the ITA Southeast Regionals presented by Oracle on Thursday in Georgetown, Ky., with six men and six women looking to win regional championships and advance to the Oracle ITA Fall National Championships in Indian Wells, Calif.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Gaddes posts 72, Daniel 74 for men's golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Reece Gaddes carded an even-par round of 72 and junior Garrett Daniel shot 74 on Tuesday for Cumberland men’s golf at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode shoots 75, places eighth at MSC Fall Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Savanna Strode carded a final-round three-over par 75 and senior Abbey Burgdorf posted a 79, with both players finishing in the Top 10 overall for Cumberland women’s golf on Tuesday at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational in Georgetown, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Overtime goal sends Phoenix to 3-2 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway netted her fourth goal of the year early in the second half and 24th-ranked Cumberland evened the match with an own goal, but Dominique Fletcher’s score in the 108th minute gave Georgia Gwinnett a 3-2 double overtime victory over the Phoenix in women’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bowling, Headlines

Davis, Bell lead bowlers at Green River

LEBANON, Tenn. – Johnathon Davis placed seventh and Peyton Bell finished 15th individually for Cumberland bowling in the season-opening tournament this past weekend at the Green River Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Burgdorf shoots 78, Cleveland 79 for CU golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Abbey Burgdorf posted an opening-round 78 and junior Anna Leigh Cleveland shot 79, leading Cumberland women’s golf at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational on Monday in Georgetown, Ky.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Williams shoots two-under in opening round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams shot two-under par 70 and junior Garrett Daniel carded even-par 72 for Cumberland men’s golf on Monday at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational in Georgetown, Ky.


Football, Headlines

CU football ranked 21st in NAIA Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland made its first appearances in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on Monday, coming in at No. 21 after posting a 4-0 start to the 2017 season.


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

Barlow, Rojas pace harriers at Rhodes Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow and sophomore Jerry Rojas both finished in the Top 30 and junior Claudia Tepox paced the women for Cumberland cross country Saturday at the Rhodes College Invitational in Memphis, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams nets lone goal in CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams netted his eighth goal of the year on an assist from Brian McNamara, leading Cumberland to a 1-0 win against West Virginia Tech in men’s soccer action Saturday in Beckley, W.Va.


Football, Headlines

Big first half carries football to 38-16 win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Telvin Rucker rushed 20 times for 140 yards and one touchdown and Cumberland scored 35 points in the first half in a 38-16 victory over Edward Waters College here Saturday at University Christian School.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer posts 3-0 road shutout

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariah Aplin scored late in the first half to put 24th-ranked Cumberland ahead and Marissa Avnaim and Savannah Moreland added goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half in a 3-0 women’s soccer victory over West Virginia Tech in Beckley, W.Va.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Markovic, Nalovic pace Phoenix in sweep at Fisk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Isidora Markovic posted 12 kills and Masa Nalovic added 11, as Cumberland won for the fourth time in five matches with a 3-0 sweep of Fisk University here Friday night in volleyball action at Johnson Gymnasium.


Bowling, Headlines

CU women seventh, men ninth in MSC Preseason Bowling Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ‘s women were picked seventh and the men placed ninth in the Mid-South Conference Bowling Coaches’ Preseason Poll released Friday afternoon by the league office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Holloway garners TSWA Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University junior Rebecca Holloway registered three goals and three assists in three matches, garnering Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Wiseman leads golfers with 75, CU places third as team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Josh Wiseman carded a five-over par 75, tying for fourth overall, and Cumberland men’s golf finished third as a team at the Riley Moore Collegiate Club Invitational on Thursday in Centerville, Tenn.


Baseball, Headlines

Wilkerson receives call to Major Leagues

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland All-American pitcher Aaron Wilkerson received the call of a lifetime this week, earning a promotion to the Major Leagues, made official Friday with a transaction by the Milwaukee Brewers.


Football, Headlines

Change of venue set for Saturday's football contest

LEBANON, Tenn. – Due to concerns about weather and field conditions this weekend, Cumberland’s football game venue for Saturday’s contest at Edward Waters College has been moved to University Christian School in Jacksonville, Fla..


Football, Headlines

Edward Waters confirms football game for Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football game this Saturday at Edward Waters College will be played at Andrew Jackson High School’s stadium in Jacksonville, as confirmed Wednesday by the Edward Waters administration.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

CU drops to No. 24 in women's soccer poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 24 in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Baseball, Headlines

Baseball alumni breakfast, game set for Oct. 7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host an alumni breakfast and game on Saturday, October 7 during Homecoming weekend. Even more important, head coach Woody Hunt will deliver a message about the current state and future of the program.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix fall to No. 3 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Makenzie Montano led third-ranked Lindsey Wilson College with 27 assists and two Blue Raiders tallied double-figure digs to sweep the Phoenix in their first Mid-South Conference match-up of the season here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on Tuesday.


Men's Golf, Headlines

Daniel cards second-round 75, men hold on for one-shot victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Garrett Daniel shot a three-over par 75 to move into the Top 10 and Cumberland men’s golf held on to win the team title by one stroke on Tuesday at the Bill Sergent Invitational in London, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Romero Valverde posts 77 to tie for seventh

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde carded a five-over par 77, the second-best score of the day, moving up 15 spots to a tie for seventh and helping Cumberland women’s golf to a third-place showing at the Bill Sergent Invitational on Tuesday in London, Ky.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Headlines

Garijo Garrido, Grabuelda Cruañas take singles wins at MGA Fall Warmup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Pau Grabuelda Cruañas won their respective draws in singles and both women’s doubles teams reached the finals for Cumberland in their first fall tournament this past weekend at the Middle Georgia State Fall Warmup in Cochran, Ga.


Men's Golf, Headlines

CU holds 12-shot lead; Polston, Williams tied for third

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seniors Zach Polston and Austin Williams each carded rounds of one-over 73 and sophomore Jacob Nolen added a 75, helping Cumberland to a 12-shot lead in the team standings after the first round of the Bill Sergent Invitational in men’s golf action Monday in London, Ky.


Women's Golf, Headlines

Strode, Burgdorf both shoot 83 in opening round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seniors Abbey Burgdorf and Savanna Strode each shot 83, leading Cumberland to a tie for fourth in the team standings after the first round of the Bill Sergent Invitational in women’s golf action Monday in London, Ky.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer match rescheduled for Sept. 22

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer match scheduled for Wednesday this week against Indiana Wesleyan has been moved to Friday, September 22 at 1 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field due to heavy rain and strong wind from the remnants of Hurricane Irma headed toward middle Tennessee over the next two days.


Football, Headlines

Huntley named MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Dezmon Huntley passed for a touchdown and ran for two TDs in less than a quarter of action, garnering Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday, as announced by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Travecedo garners second MSC weekly honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Pablo Dongarra Travecedo collected his second Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, connecting on five extra points plus a field goal in a 38-24 win over Webber International, as announced by the league office.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Holloway voted MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rebecca Holloway recorded three goals and three assists in three matches for the Phoenix, earning Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday, as announced by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Emanuel earns MSC Defensive POW accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s David Emanuel was named the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after returning an interception for a touchdown in CU’s 38-24 win over Webber International, as announced by the league office.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Late goals send CU past Milligan, 2-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams netted the game-winner in the 76th minute and Patrick Crawley added a goal in the final minute, helping Cumberland to a 2-0 victory over Milligan College in men’s soccer action Sunday afternoon in Johnson City, Tenn.


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

Men finish first, women second at Freed Speed Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow and sophomore Jerry Rojas placed second and third, respectively, helping the Cumberland men to first place as a team, and sophomore Amber Mays finished fourth for the women at the Freed Speed Open on Saturday in Henderson, Tenn.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Glassman, Markovic named to All-Tournament team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Sara Glassman and senior Isidora Markovic were named to the All-Tournament team this past weekend leading the Phoenix to a 3-1 record at the Battle by the Arch in Belleville, Ill.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix win in five-set thriller, close out tournament 3-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland got off to a strong start defeating Friends University 25-16 in the opening set helping them to a sweep over the Falcons in the first match of the day. A fourth set comeback sparked a five-set victory past Lindenwood-Belleville leading the Phoenix to a 3-1 record at the Battle by the Arch on Saturday in Belleville, Ill.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Five players score in women's soccer triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway posted a goal and an assist and five different players scored for 21st-ranked Cumberland in a 5-1 victory over Point University in women’s soccer action here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Fast start carries Phoenix to 38-24 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dezmon Huntley posted TD runs of 13 and 55 yards and tossed a 24-yard touchdown, as Cumberland scored 31 unanswered points to start the contest in a 38-24 victory over Webber International in football action Friday night at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Cumberland defeats St. Ambrose in three

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Rachel Poole posted 34 assists for 11th-ranked Missouri Baptist leading the Spartans to a sweep over Cumberland in the opening match. Sara Glassman collected 27 assists, her ninth double-figure outing this season to help the Phoenix defeat St. Ambrose in three sets in the second game of the day at the Battle of the Arch on Friday in Belleville, Ill.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Women's hoops announces 2017-18 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the team’s 2017-18 schedule this week, which includes 15 home games plus the Rosa Stokes Classic as well as 13 contests against teams that played in the NAIA Championships last season.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams garners TSWA Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Daniel Williams earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, registering four goals plus an assist in the only match of the week for the Phoenix.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Holloway, Aplin each score twice for CU women in victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway and Mariah Aplin both scored a pair of goals and Savannah Moreland handed out two assists for 21st-ranked Cumberland in a 5-0 win against Brenau University in women’s soccer action Wednesday evening in Gainesville, Ga.


Football, Headlines

Huntley named TSWA Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Dezmon Huntley accounted for 392 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in CU's 42-40 win at the University of the Cumberlands, earning the Offensive Player of the Week award from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Wednesday.


Men's Cross Country, Headlines

Barlow earns MSC Runner of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Joel Barlow was voted Mid-South Conference Cross Country Runner of the Week after his performance in the BROOKS Memphis Twilight Classic over the weekend in Memphis, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men suffer 3-1 road setback

LEBANON, Tenn. – Gabriel Gonzalez scored a goal and collected two assists in the first half, helping Tennessee Wesleyan to a fast start in a 3-1 victory over Cumberland in men’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon in Athens, Tenn.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer drops to 21st in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University dropped five spots into a tie for 21st in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Tuesday by the national office.


Football, Headlines

Football game moved to Friday night

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football game scheduled for this weekend against Webber International has been moved to Friday at 6 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field, necessitated by the expected landfall of Hurricane Irma in south Florida on Sunday and Monday.


Men's Basketball, Softball, Wrestling, General, Headlines

Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced its 2017 Sports Hall of Fame class this week, which includes former student-athletes Danielle Henry (softball), Brandon Springer (basketball) and Corey Bleaken (wrestling) as well as administrator and contributor Pat Lawson.


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

Barlow, Tepox lead cross country in opening meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow finished eighth for the men and junior Claudia Tepox paced the women with a 26th-place showing, leading the Cumberland cross country teams late Saturday night at the BROOKS Memphis Twilight Classic in Memphis, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Men's soccer holds off No. 19 John Brown, 1-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams netted his seventh goal of the season in the 29th minute and Cumberland hit the post twice in the match but held off 19th-ranked John Brown University, 1-0, in men’s soccer action here Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Second-half goals send CU to 4-2 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – John Brown scored twice in four minutes to start the second half and two more times in a five-minute stretch late in the period, including Sierra Nealon’s game-winner in the 74th minute, as the 18th-ranked Golden Eagles posted a 4-2 victory over No. 16 Cumberland in women’s soccer action here Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Defensive stand preserves 42-40 road win for CU

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Dezmon Huntley passed for 291 yards, rushed for 101 and two touchdowns and Joseph Rushin added four TDs on the ground, but the Cumberland defense made a stop on a two-point conversion with 1:33 remaining to preserve a 42-40 victory over the University of the Cumberlands here Saturday night at James H. Taylor II Stadium.


Football, Headlines

Campagne named TSWA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Alex Campagne was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Thursday, collecting 11 tackles and one tackle for loss in CU’s 24-17 victory last weekend against Bluefield College.


Baseball, Cheerleading, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Softball, Women's Basketball, Wrestling, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field, Women's Volleyball, General, Headlines

CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 3rd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix power past Wildcats, 3-0

Cumberland completed a comeback in the opening set and started the second frame with a 14-4 run en route to a sweep over Bethel University on Wednesday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer schedule adjusted again because of weather

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women’s soccer match scheduled for this Saturday at home against Point University has been pushed back one week to September 9 because of concerns about field conditions with multiple days of torrential rain in the forecast the rest of the week in the middle Tennessee area.


Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Headlines

Weather pushes soccer matches to Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Severe rain and weather forecast for Thursday and Friday in the middle Tennessee area has rescheduled Cumberland’s men’s and women’s soccer matches against John Brown University originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football, Headlines

Travecedo garners MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Pablo Dongarra Travecedo was voted Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after hitting three extra points and one field goal in CU’s 24-17 season-opening victory over Bluefield College this past weekend.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams, Strutz voted MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Daniel Williams and Bennet Strutz were named the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday for their performances in CU’s opening win over NCAA Division II Christian Brothers.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix score early and often in 10-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams scored four goals, Brian McNamara and Tyler Watson added a pair of tallies apiece and Bakary Bagayogo posted a goal and two assists, as Cumberland dominated from the opening kickoff until the final whistle in a 10-0 victory over Midway University in men’s soccer action here Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Nalovic named to All-Invitational Team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Masa Nalovic was named to the All-Invitational Team finishing with a total of 46 kills in the Missouri Valley College Invitational this past weekend in Marshall, Mo.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Phoenix split Saturday matches at Missouri Valley College Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Phoenix players tallied double-figure kills and three others added double-figure digs to lead Cumberland past Ottawa University, 3-1 in the first match of the day. But, the squad dropped a 3-0 decision to Missouri Valley College, falling short by no more than four points in each set in the second game of the day at the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Saturday in Marshall, Mo.


Football, Headlines

Big third quarter leads football to opening victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored 17 consecutive points in the third quarter, including six-yard TD runs from Joseph Rushin and Dezmon Huntley, and the Phoenix defense allowed just 116 yards in the second half in a 24-17 season-opening victory over Bluefield College here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball rallies for 3-1 win over Spires

LEBANON, Tenn. – Danna Gomes posted a double-double recording 32 assists and 10 digs and Nada Meawad collected 18 kills to lead third-ranked Park University to a sweep over Cumberland in the first match of the day. Sara Glassman recorded 21 assists and Masa Nalovic posted 15 kills to help the Phoenix to a 3-1 victory over the University of St. Mary in the second game of the day in the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Friday in Marshall, Mo.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Wesleyan sends CU to 2-1 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Wesleyan’s Nicole Broderick netted a pair of goals in 107 seconds late in the first half and the Bulldogs held off 16th-ranked Cumberland, 2-1, in women’s soccer action Thursday in Athens, Tenn.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Williams scores twice, Watson adds goal and assist in 4-2 opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Williams scored twice in four minutes to start the second half and Tyler Watson added a goal and an assist for Cumberland in a 4-2 victory over Christian Brothers in men’s soccer action here Thursday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

First set comeback effort propels CU to 3-0 win

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland led the first set up until the final points as the Grenadiers tied the frame at 23 before the squad tallied three consecutive points to win the first set 26-24, which led them to a sweep over Indiana University Southeast in the second game of the day at the Lindsey Wilson Classic on Saturday in Columbia, Ky.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Offense powers Phoenix past Racers in season-opener

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Phoenix dominated the fourth set against the University of Northwestern Ohio, 25-10 to secure a 3-1 victory in the opening match of the day but dropped a tough 3-1 decision in the second game to Indiana University-Kokomo at the Lindsey Wilson Classic on Friday in Columbia, Ky.


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

Women picked third, men fourth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s cross country was picked third and the men were selected fourth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released this week by the league office.


Men's Volleyball, General, Headlines

Slaughter named Director of Volleyball; CU adding men's volleyball in 2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kathy Slaughter will move into the role of Director of Volleyball, continuing as head coach of women’s volleyball and overseeing the hiring of a coach and implementation of a men’s volleyball program set to begin play in Fall 2018, announced Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan this week.


Football, Headlines, Community Engagement

Community events set for 2017 football games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2017 football season this week, which includes faculty and staff appreciation for all Cumberland employees, a black-out game for Homecoming as well as a day to honor the Empower Me Center in Lebanon.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix women ranked 16th in NAIA Preseason Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer is ranked 16th in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday, the fifth consecutive season the Phoenix have appeared in the Preseason Top 25.


Football, Headlines

Construction forces alternate traffic route for 2017 football

LEBANON, Tenn. – Construction for the Wilson County School Board offices, located at the old Lebanon High School facility, have closed streets and will re-route traffic for Cumberland football during the upcoming 2017 football season at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Basketball, Headlines

Hall takes on full-time staff responsibilities

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland All-American Chelsey Hall has moved into a full-time role on the women’s basketball coaching staff at her alma mater, as announced by head coach Jeremy Lewis this week.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Keely added to men's soccer staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the hiring of former Christian Brothers University player and coach Shane Keely as a full-time assistant coach. Keely joined the staff last week for the start of fall camp.


Men's Soccer, Headlines

Phoenix men picked third in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer was selected third in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll in a vote of league coaches released today by the conference office.


Women's Volleyball, Headlines

Volleyball tied for fifth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball and Life University tied for fifth place in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Wednesday by the league office.


Football, Headlines

Football gearing up for first day in pads, scrimmage

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football continued preseason practice this week with nearly 140 players in uniform, ramping up for Wednesday’s first day in full pads and the team’s first scrimmage this Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Soccer, Headlines

Women's soccer picked second in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer was picked second in the Mid-South Conference in a vote league coaches released Tuesday by the conference office.


Football, Headlines

Football picked fifth in MSC Bluegrass Division

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football was picked fifth in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division in a vote of league coaches announced today by the conference office.


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

Ten squads earn NAIA Scholar Team accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 10 Cumberland athletic squads this week as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2016-17 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.


Softball, Headlines

Softball inks pair of transfers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signings of Tawnee Hegre and Morgan Arndt, both transfers from Antelope Valley College in California, to scholarship papers this week for the 2017-18 academic year.