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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.