127 named to 2016 Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-seven Cumberland student-athletes, department personnel and athletic training majors were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester, as released this week by the University.


Golf inks FHU transfer Daniel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Freed-Hardeman transfer Garrett Daniel to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Botts earns Academic All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted to the Second Team on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Men’s At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Monday by the national office.


Botts voted Third Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted a Third Team NAIA All-American on Wednesday, as selected by the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals named to each of three teams.


Botts named CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ryan Botts was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Men’s At-Large Academic All-District 2 team on Thursday and now enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America team later this month.


116 current, former student-athletes graduating Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and sixteen current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 174th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fourth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Botts named Champions of Character Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ryan Botts was named the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Champions of Character Award winner this week during the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Botts, Broyles, Polston named All-Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seniors Ryan Botts and Peyton Broyles earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors and sophomore Zach Polston garnered Second Team accolades, as announced at the conclusion of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Botts ties for sixth, men place third at MSC Tourney

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Senior Ryan Botts shot one-under par 71 and senior Peyton Broyles carded even-par 72, helping Cumberland to a third-place team finish in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Williams, Botts shoot 73, men stumble at end of round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Austin Williams and senior Ryan Botts each carded a one-over par 73, but Cumberland gave away 11 shots over the final four holes and remained third in the team standings after the second round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Broyles shoots 70, leads by one at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Peyton Broyles shot two-under par 70 and leads by one shot while sophomore Austin Williams finished at even-par 72 for the Cumberland men’s golf team in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Monday at Bowling Green Country Club.


Botts earns MSC Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was named a Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete this week by the league office in advance of the conference championships that begin Monday at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.


Johnson shoots 73, Williams 77 for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Zach Johnson posted a one-over par 73 and sophomore Austin Williams shot 77 to tie for ninth, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team on Tuesday at the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club in Campbellsville, Ky.


Polston, Botts shoot one-under, CU third as team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts and sophomore Zach Polston each carded rounds of one-under 71, but the remainder of the Cumberland team struggled on Monday and the Phoenix stand third in the standings after the opening day of the Mid-South Conference Spring Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club in Campbellsville, Ky.


Botts, Kean, Johnson garner All-Tournament accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golfers Zach Kean, Ryan Botts and Zach Johnson each earned All-Tournament honors at last week’s Phoenix Invitational, with Kean and Botts tying for individual medalist honors and Johnson tying for fourth overall.


CU wins team event, Botts takes individual honors in playoff

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts won a three-way playoff with a par on the third hole, besting teammate and junior Zach Kean, and Cumberland won the team competition by 15 shots on Tuesday in the Phoenix Invitational here at Windtree Golf Club.


Williams, Botts each shoot 69 at Phoenix Invite

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts and sophomore Austin Williams each carded rounds of two-under par 69 and junior Zach Kean shot one-under 70, helping the Cumberland men’s golf team to an eight-shot lead in the team standings on a cold and windy Monday at the Phoenix Invitational here at Windtree Golf Club.


Botts earns second MSC Player of the Week honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts earned his second Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors this spring on Monday after tying for second at the Callaway Gardens Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Botts shoots low round of tourney, ties for second

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot a final-round five-under par 67, tying for second overall, while sophomore Zach Polston carded a second-round 74 for the Cumberland men’s golf team Tuesday at the Callaway Gardens Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Johnson, Botts each shoot 76 in opening round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts and junior Zach Johnson each shot four-over par 76 and senior Peyton Broyles carded a 78 to lead the Cumberland men’s golf team in the first round of the Callaway Gardens Invitational on Monday in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Men's golf ranked 23rd in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf moved up one spot to No. 23 in the latest Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches’ Poll released last week.


Botts voted MSC Golfer of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week on Monday after tying for 10th at the season-opening Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Botts cards 76, ties for 10th in opening spring tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts carded a final-round 76, tying for 10th overall and juniors Zach Johnson and Zach Kean each shot 78, helping Cumberland men’s golf to an eighth-place finish among 19 teams at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Botts shoots 73, tied for eighth at Winter Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot one-over par 73 and is tied for eighth while junior Zach Johnson carded an opening-round 75 on Monday to lead the Cumberland men’s golf team at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Fall Dean's List announced with 142 student-athletes recognized

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Fall Dean’s List this week, which includes 142 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Men's golf ranked 24th in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf is tied for 24th in the latest edition of the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll, as announced last Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.


Johnson, Williams shoot 73 at The Fall Roundup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Zach Johnson and sophomore Austin Williams each shot one-over par 73 for the Cumberland men’s golf team Monday at The Fall Roundup at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky. Tuesday’s final round was canceled due to continuous rain in the area.


Botts shoots 66, CU wins tri-match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot six-under par 66 to win by five shots over teammate and freshman Travis Bumbalough, who posted one-under 71, and Cumberland won the team event by 15 shots on Friday at Saddle Creek Golf Club in Lewisburg, Tenn.


Golf inks Station Camp's Nolen

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Hendersonville, Tenn., native Jacob Nolen to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Nolen is the second signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Bolton inks scholarship papers with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland golf coach Rich Williams announced the signing of Greenbrier, Tenn., native Colby Bolton to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Botts wins individual medalist, CU takes team title

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot even-par 72, tying for the second lowest round of the day, to won individual medalist honors and Cumberland held on for a two-shot victory in the team event as well on Friday at the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational at Elks Country Club in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Polston shoots five-under, CU leads by 10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Zach Polston, Peyton Broyles and Ryan Botts were the only three players to shoot under par, carding rounds of five, three and one-under par, respectively, and the Bulldogs shot 286 as a team to lead by 10 shots after the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational at Elks Country Club in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Golfers shoot 277 as team, Botts ties for fifth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts carded his second straight 67 and sophomore Austin Williams carded a three-under 68, as Cumberland shot 277 as a team on the final day of the Deer Park Classic in Oglesby, Ill.


Botts shoots two-under, Johnson one-over at Deer Park

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot a second-round 67 and junior Zach Johnson carded rounds of 71-72, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team Monday through 36 holes at the Deer Park Classic in Oglesby, Ill.


CU coaches, athletes take part in All Sports Clinic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council teamed up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 this past Sunday, September 13, on the CU campus.


Botts shoots four-under, ties for third

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Ryan Botts shot a final-round four-under par 68, tying for third, and junior Zach Johnson carded a one-over par 73 to finish fifth for the Cumberland men’s golf team Friday at the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.


Johnson tied for third after opening three-under score

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Zach Johnson carded a three-under par 69, tying for third, and senior Ryan Botts shot even-par 72 to lead the Cumberland men’s golf team on Thursday in the opening round of the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky.


Winter, fall sports take part in community service outings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes with men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball and cheer-dance were all involved in community service projects in the Lebanon area on August 28-29 as part of Leadership Day activities in the athletic department.


Winter, spring athletes go through Leadership Training

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University student-athletes in winter and spring sports participated in Leadership Training on Saturday, August 29 that included lectures from deans within the University, sessions on sexual assault, social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


REMINDER: Cumberland hosting All-Sports Camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Early-bird deadline extended for Bulldogs and Birdies event

LEBANON, Tenn. – The early-bird deadline for the Cumberland golf fundraiser Bulldogs and Birdies has been extended to August 1 for online entry to the August 14 event at Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.


Fall sports schedules available for download

LEBANON, Tenn. – Download Cumberland fall sports schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, which are now available at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.