133 named to Fall 2016 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 last week with 133 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.

Four football players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland football players – Anthony Bartolomeo, Ryan Jordan, Chandler Peeples and Nytrellis Ross – were named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Monday, as announced by the national office.

Jernigan named AFCA-NAIA All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior linebacker Nathan Jernigan was named a Second Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, as announced by the AFCA and the NAIA.

Twelve football players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelve Cumberland football players were recently named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced 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.

Jernigan voted MSC West Defensive POY again

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nathan Jernigan was voted Mid-South Conference West Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season while Chandler Peeples, Justus Dauscha and Jernigan earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference West Division honors and Michael Green was a Second Team selection, as announced recently by the league office.

Campagne voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Alex Campagne was voted the Mid-South Conference West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting seven tackles with one tackle for loss, an interception and a blocked extra point at East Tennessee State, as announced by the league office.

Phoenix fall in season finale, 23-16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Justin Snyder passed for 226 yards and rushed for 53 yards with two touchdowns, but Cumberland was unable to mount a game-tying touchdown drive in the second half and dropped a 23-16 decision to East Tennessee State in the season finale for the Phoenix here Saturday at Kermit Tipton Stadium-Steve Spurrier Field.

Football falls short at Faulkner, 31-28

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cumberland trailed 17-0 to start the game and was never able to recover, missing a field goal in the third quarter and fumbling at the Faulkner 30 late in the contest in a 31-28 loss to the Eagles here Saturday at John Mark Stalling Field.

Bates, Peeples earn Academic All-District accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland juniors Chandler Peeples and Josh Bates were voted CoSIDA to the College Division Academic All-District® 2 football team, as announced this week by the national organization. Peeples and Bates are now eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team later last season.