Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will honor baseball national champions
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will honor baseball national champions

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s 2010 Baseball National Championship team will be honored on Friday, February 11 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville during the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.

Cumberland is one of three teams from the state of Tennessee to win national titles during the 2010 calendar year. The Bulldogs claimed their second national championship with a 4-3 victory over Lee University in Lewiston, Idaho. CU finished the year 58-9 overall, Matt Greener was named the NAIA National Player of the Year and five Bulldogs were voted NAIA All-Americans, including Greener, Kris Miller, Shawn Schaefer, Troy Frazier and Sam Kikla.

Union University claimed their second straight women’s basketball national title and Lee University won its third consecutive women’s soccer national championship in 2010 as well.

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will honor the Male Professional Athletes of the Year (David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays and R.A. Dickey with the New York Mets); Female Professional Athlete of the Year (Monica Abbott, US National Softball Team); Male Amateur Athlete of the Year (John-Patrick Smith, Univ. of Tennessee tennis team); and Female Amateur Athlete of the Year (Phoebe Wright, Univ. of Tennessee track team).

The TSHF is also recognizing Kathleen Johnston as the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award. Johnston is a chemical engineer and has worked as a research scientist for 20 years while at the same time training to be a competitive age group athlete at the national and world level.

Tickets for the awards banquet and induction ceremony are available from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for $125 each. For more information concerning the event, call the TSHF office at 615-242-4750.