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Phoenix football ranked 25th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland comes in at No. 25 in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, released on Monday by the national office.


Football

Carrothers earns Defensive Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland's Jon Carrothers garnerers Mid-South Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office.


Women's Golf

Valverde named Mid-South Women's Golfer of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn- Cumberland senior Raquel Romero Valverde finished tied for third place in the SCAD Atlanta Invitational, garnering Mid-South Conference Women's Golf Player of the Week accolades, as announced by the league office.


Women's Soccer

Bathe garners MSC Offensive Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland forward Marie Bathe earns Mid-South Conference Offensive player of the week, as announced by the league office on Monday.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf closes SCAD-Atlanta Invitational at 4th

ATLANTA, Ga.-- Cumberland women’s golf shot better on the day, but held steady, finishing at fourth place in the SCAD-Atlanta Fall Invitational today.


Women's Soccer

Fast Scoring leads to Phoenix win, 4-1

RIVERVIEW, Mich.- Freshman Marie Bathe and Carla Hager each posted two goals helping the Phoenix defeat Universiy of Michigan-Dearborn to end their road trip.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball upends #3 Park, 3-2

MARSHALL, Mo.-- Women’s volleyball pulled off a monumental upset, earning the program’s first victory over a ranked team, 3-2, over No. 3 Park at the Viking Invitational today.


Women's Golf

Women's golf fourth after day one of SCAD Atlanta Invitational

ATLANTA, Ga.-- Cumberland women’s golf sits at fourth in a field of 11 after the first day of the SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational.


Football

Rushin leads comeback victory for the Phoenix

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.—Joseph Rushin leads the Cumberland offense to a 4th quarter touchdown, defeating the Thomas More Saints 17-14 in the first conference game of the season.


Women's Soccer

#18 Women's Soccer falls to Madonna, 2-0

LIVONIA, Mich.--18th-ranked Cumberland women’s soccer falls to Madonna, 2-0, on the first day of its weekend trip to Michigan.


Women's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country place 7th in Friendship Invitational

Cumberland’s Women’s Cross Country placed 7th out of 11 teams Saturday at the Friendship Invitational in Cedarville, Ohio.


Men's Cross Country

Men's Cross Country place 5th In Friendship Invitational

Cumberland’s Men Cross County came in 5th place Saturday in the Friendship Invitational in Cedarville, Ohio.


Women's Volleyball

Women's volleyball splits day one of Viking Invitational

MARSHALL, Mo.-- Cumberland women’s volleyball split on the first day of the Viking Invitational, falling in a tightly contested four set match against Mount Mercy before sweeping Missouri Valley.


Men's Soccer

Quick Goals help the Phoenix come on top over the Bulldogs

Three fast scores by Cumberland’s in the first 20 minutes helped the Phoenix (4-1) win over the Union Bulldogs (1-1) with a score of 5-3.


Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball releases 2019-20 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland women's basketball coach Scott Blum announced the team's 2019-20 schedule today, the Phoenix hosting 14 games and matching up against eight teams that were in last season's final poll.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer ranked 18th in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's soccer stays at No. 18 after the release of the first NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll.


Men's Soccer

Strong second half help Phoenix post victory

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn.-- After 10 days in between playing dates the Phoenix second half push was enough to carry them to a 2-1 victory on the road vs Milligan College.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf finishes second in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Cumberland University men’s golf closed the NAIA Memphis Shootout strong today, moving up one spot to take second place on the final leaderboard.


Women's Soccer

Phoenix fast scoring led to a 4-0 victory over the Eagles

Lebanon, Tenn.- The 18th-ranked Cumberland Phoenix (4-1-1) fast scoring in the first half led to a 4-0 victory over the Asbury Eagles (1-3-0) Tuesday evening.


Men's Golf

Phoenix sit in Third after Day One of NAIA Memphis Shootout

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Phoenix are currently sitting in third place after Day One of the NAIA Memphis Shootout featuring 19 teams. The Phoenix carded a 592 collectively, putting them 25 strokes behind first place Dalton State and only three strokes behind conference rival Lindsey Wilson.


Women's Soccer

Hawthorn earns second consecutive Mid-South Conference Player of the Week

Lebanon, Tenn.- For the second consecutive week Michaela Hawthorn earned Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the week honors.


Women's Volleyball

Edmonston garners MSC Defender of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Sadie Edmonston garners Mid-South Conference Defender of the Week honors assisting CU to a 3-0 record last week.


Women's Soccer

Phoenix Fall to No. 7 Martin Methodist

PULASKI, Tenn.- The 18th-ranked Phoenix held the lead going into the half, but dropped a 3-2 match to the No. 7 Martin Methodist Redhawks. Marie Bathe and Sarah Haddock each scored for the Phoenix, who did not trail until the 69th minute of the match.


Football

Defense Forces Three Turnovers to help push CU past Eagles

LEBANON, Tenn.- Senior running back Telvin Rucker rushed for three yard and one yard touchdowns, and the defense added three interceptions to lead the Phoenix to a 14-6 victory over Cincinnati Christian Saturday at Nokes-Lasater field.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Wins Twice

MARIETTA, Ga.-- Phoenix women’s volleyball racks up two wins on the day, first sweeping Life before defeating RV Reinhardt, 3-1, in Marietta, Ga.


Women's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country place 5th in Opener

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland’s women’s cross country placed 5th out of 10 teams Saturday at the South Alabama Open in Florence Ala.


Men's Cross Country

Men's Cross Country Place 7th in Opener

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland’s Men Cross County came in 7th place Saturday in the South Alabama Opening in Florence, Ala.


Football

2019 Football Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--The 2019 Cumberland University football team begins its season under second year Head Coach Tim Mathis and a new look staff this Saturday vs Cincinnati Christian University at 1:30 p.m.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball wins third-straight tonight at Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.-- Cumberland women’s volleyball roared back from an early two set deficit to defeat conference rival University of the Cumberlands in five sets tonight in Williamsburg, Ky.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer ends in a Scoreless Draw

MCKENZIE, Tenn.-- 18 ranked Cumberland and Bethel played for 110 minutes in McKenzie, Tennessee but neither team was ablet to find the back of the net, playing to a scoreless draw.


Men's Soccer

Siri garners MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ben Siri garnered Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday after posting seven goals and one assist in two victories for the Phoenix, as announced by the league office.


Women's Soccer

Stevens, Hawthorn earn MSC Player of the Week Honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Haley Stevens and Michaela Hawthorn earned Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively, for their part in a 1-0 victory over Bryan College and a 1-0 victory over RV MidAmerica Nazarene, as announced by the league office.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer shuts out RV MidAmerica Nazerene

LEBANON, Tenn.-- 18th ranked Cumberland shuts out RV MidAmerica Nazarene for their second consecutive 1-0 victory.


Men's Soccer

Phoenix Hold off Hawks in 4-3 Win

Lawrenceville, Ga.-- Cumberland University men's soccer earned its second-straight win today against Thomas University, 4-3, in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Women's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country Picked 3rd in Preseason Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s cross country selected third-place in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Monday by the league office.


Women's Soccer

Phoenix Blank Bryan in 1-0 Victory

Dayton, Tenn.-- 18th Cumberland shuts out Bryan College for the 1-0 victory Tuesday evening.


Men's Cross Country

Men's Cross Country Selected Fourth in MSC Preseason Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Phoenix men's cross country team is selected fourth in the 2019 Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Polls released on Monday.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf Voted 12th by NAIA Coaches

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women’s golf claimed number 12 in the NAIA Coaches Preseason poll that was released late last week.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Wins in Five Sets at Bethel

McKENZIE, Tenn. -- Cumberland captured a victory in its first non-tournament match this season, defeating Bethel, 3-2, in McKenzie, Tenn., tonight.



Women's Volleyball

Women sweep Blue Mountain in final game of Vette City Volleyball Classic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-- Phoenix sweep Blue Mountain in straigh sets after losing a hard fought match against Indiana Southeast earlier in the day. The Phoenix finish 2-2 in the Vette City Volleyball Classic and move to 4-4 on the year.


Men's Soccer

Phoenix Fall to Bulldogs in Season Opener

Athens, Tenn.-- Late goals from Tennessee Wesleyan's Montel McKenzie pushed the Bulldogs past the Phoenix in their season opener.


Women's Soccer

Phoenix Wins Opener Against Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn.-- A pair of goals in the second half from Kenzi Vetter and Sarah Haddock lead Cumberland (1-0-0) to victory in their season opener against Tennessee Wesleyan (0-1-0).


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Splits Day One at Vette City Volleyball Classic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Cumberland fell to Reinhardt in four sets to start the Vette City Volleyball classic, before charging back to defeat Union College in straight sets today.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer 2019 Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The 2019 men's soccer starts its season tomorrow, opening on the road against Tennessee Wesleyan College.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The 2019 Cumberland University women's soccer team looks to build on a string of successful seasons, heading into the season. Coaches and student-athletes exude a spirit and intensity that is providing a constant source of motivation to strive for higher goals.


Women's Golf

MSC Coaches Select Women's Golf Second in Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland women's golf claimed second place in the Mid-South Conference coaches' preseason poll that was unveiled yesterday morning.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf Second in Preseason MSC Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Mid-South Conference announced its men's golf preseason coaches poll this morning, selecting Cumberland to finish second just behind Lindsey Wilson.


Football

Toliver and White Selected to Inaugural Senior Football Classic

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University will have two representatives the Inaugural Senior Football Classic as Aaron White and Denarius Toliver have been selected for the roster. There are 116 players representing 42 schools that will be separated into east and west teams for the new All-Star game.


Women's Golf

Wilson Signs with Women's Golf


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland Leaves Early Bird Invitational .500

NEW ORLEANS, La.-- The Phoenix closed the Early Bird Invitational with another split, sweeping Coastal Georgia before falling to Loyola (N.O.) 3-2.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Splits on Day One of the Early Bird Invitational

NEW ORLEANS, La.-- Cumberland women’s volleyball started its season off with a win, pulling out a nail biter versus Xavier in five sets before falling to fifth-ranked Viterbo, 3-1, today at the Early Bird Invitational in New Orleans.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Receives Votes in NAIA Coaches' Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Phoenix men's soccer team receive votes in the 2019 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released by the national office Wednesday morning.


Women's Soccer

CU Ranked 18th in NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The NAIA revealed the 2019 preseason women's soccer Coaches Poll this morning, ranking Cumberland 18th. The Phoenix have become a regular part of the poll, grabbing a spot in each of the last six preseason rankings.


General

Rick Bell earns Faculty Team of the Year Award

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland University Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), Rick Bell, garnered the Mid-South Conference Faculty Team of the Year award. Cumberland President, Dr. Paul Stumb, and Director of Athletics, Ron Pavan, presented Bell with the award this morning at the faculty callback.


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Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Selected Second in MSC Preseason Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mid-South Conference officials unveiled this morning that the Phoenix men's soccer team is selected to finish second out of nine teams for the 2019 season. The 2018 team won the MSC Regular Season outright with a 10-5-4 (6-0-1 MSC) record, advancing to the conference Tournament Finals.


Women's Soccer

MSC Coaches Rank Phoenix Second in Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Mid-South Conference officials unveiled this morning that conference coaches have selected Cumberland women's soccer to finish second out of nine teams for the 2019 season. The 2018 squad ranked second last year in the Mid-South, finishing the season 16-3-1 (5-1-1 MSC).


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball picked Fifth in MSC Preseason Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Mid-South Conference Coaches' Poll revealed its preseason women's volleyball poll this morning, selecting the Phoenix as fifth out of nine teams. Cumberland finished last season with a 17-18 (6-8 MSC) record and return All Mid-South Conference players Masa Nalovic, Lyssette Serna, and Mikayala Wickham.


Football

Football Receiving Votes in NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll

LEBANON, Tenn.- The Phoenix earned 22 votes in the 2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll, landing them just outside the top 25.


General

Fall Sport Student-Athletes Back on Campus

LEBANON, Tenn.-- All student-athletes participating in sports at Cumberland University during Fall 2019 returned to campus this week. Alongside their return, the students engaged in giving back to the community during the annual Leadership Day.


Football

Football picked seventh in Bluegrass Division

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football was picked seventh in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division in a vote of league coaches released Friday by the conference office.


General

Mid-South Conference Announces Addition of Three Institutions

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Mid-South Conference announced the addition of Bethel University, Freed-Hardeman University, and Martin Methodist College Thursday afternoon in Jackson, Tennessee. The schools will join the MSC in the 2020-21 season as the 10th, 11th, and 12th full members of the conference.


Women's Soccer

Holloway signs Professional Contract with Birmingham City Football Club

LEBANON, Tenn.- Former Cumberland women's soccer standout Rebecca Holloway signs a professional contract with Birmingham City Football Club out of Birmingham, England. Holloway becomes the second professional player the Phoenix have had in program history. The first professional player from the program was Olivia Chu, a teammate of Holloway's in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.


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NAIA Honors Eight Cumberland Teams for Academic Excellence

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA announced that eight Cumberland athletic teams have earned NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2018-19 academic year. Teams must have a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to be eligible for the award.


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

Nyamadi hired as Assistant Track and Field Coach

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Head Track and Field Coach Mardy Scales announced the hiring of Atsu Nyamadi this week. Nyamadi spent last season working at Florida A&M University as the Multis, Jumps and Throwing coach.


Women's Golf

Lihufvudh Signs with Women's Golf

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Baalsta, Sweden, native Ida Lihufvudh to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.


General

Allen hired as new Cumberland SID

Cumberland University Athletic Director Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Kyle Allen as the new Sports Information Director Thursday, June 27, replacing Jo Jo Freeman after his resignation last month.


Women's Volleyball

Gardner Signs with CU Volleyball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Women’s Volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Princeville, Ill., native Brooke Gardner to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.