Gray named NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball player Caity Gray was recognized this week as an NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athlete.


CU offering summer camps in seven sports

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s award-winning coaching staff and student-athletes will be hosting camps and clinics in seven different sports throughout the summer.


Cumberland finishes fourth in TSAC Championships

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Megan Lavery hit her seventh home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings, but Cumberland University couldn’t overcome a three-run deficit in the 10th inning as the Bulldogs’ season came to an end Friday.


Bulldogs win in final at-bat again

HENDERSON, Tenn. – For the second time in three games, Cumberland University used a walk-off single to win in the TranSouth Championships, claiming a 4-3 victory over Bethel University in an elimination game Thursday night at Morgan Stadium on the Freed-Hardeman University campus.


Cumberland comes up short against rival

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Cumberland University managed just two hits and committed two costly errors as the Bulldogs fell into the loser’s bracket of the TranSouth Championships at Morgan Stadium with a 3-0 loss to No. 5 Trevecca Nazarene University Thursday.


Bulldogs rally for walk-off win

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Allison Blackwood drove in seven runs, including three on a bases-clearing, walk-off single that capped a four-run seventh inning as fourth-seeded Cumberland University rallied to knock off Martin Methodist College, 11-10, in the first round of the TranSouth Championships at Morgan Stadium Wednesday night.


Four Bulldogs earn All-TranSouth honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Allison Blackwood was named First Team All-TranSouth, while CaSarah Gilliam, Stephanie Gutierrez and Megan Lavery all garnered Second Team distinctions as Cumberland University placed four softball players on the All-TranSouth Team for the first time since 2005.


Eleven Bulldogs named TSAC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University led all TranSouth Conference softball teams with 11 players garnering TranSouth Scholar-Athlete accolades, the league announced Friday.


Murray earns TSAC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University freshman Sarah Murray was named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Week after hitting .538 and driving in seven runs in four games last week.


Bulldogs swept by Union in finale

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland University dropped two games to Union University on Monday in the regular season finale, which was also Senior Day - recognizing Stephanie Gutierrez.


CU homers four times in split at Campbellsville

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Stephanie Gutierrez hit two home runs and Megan Lavery and Sarah Murray also homered to lead Cumberland University as the Bulldogs split a doubleheader at Campbellsville University Thursday.


Bulldogs finish season sweep of MCU

MAYFIELD, Ky. – Courtney Maynard retired the first 11 batters she faced and struck out a career-high eight batters and Heather James homered for the third time this season to lead Cumberland University to a pair of victories and completing the season sweep of Mid-Continent University, taking a 7-2 victory in the opener and an 8-0 win in the nightcap, Tuesday at Cougar Field.


Cumberland splits at Bethel

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Meghan White hit her first career home run in a loss before Cumberland University used a seven-run inning to bounce back for a win in the second game of a doubleheader against Bethel University Sunday at Wildcat Field. The Bulldogs dropped the first game, 5-4, before taking a 7-1 victory in the nightcap.


Softball doubleheader postponed

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s softball home doubleheader against Union University originally scheduled for Friday has been pushed back to April 25 at 2 p.m. due to forecasted inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area this weekend.


Lavery homers in CU split at MMC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Megan Lavery homered for the fifth time this season and Cumberland University later used a seven-run inning to secure a 9-1 come-from-behind victory over Martin Methodist College, but the Bulldogs dropped the second game, 2-1.


Gutierrez’s perfect day leads CU to sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Stephanie Gutierrez was a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and her second home run of the season, leading Cumberland University to a pair of victories, 8-1 and 2-0, over Blue Mountain College Tuesday afternoon.


Bulldogs rally for win but split at Lyon

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Cumberland University knocked in a season-high 14 runs, including nine in the final two innings, rallying for a 14-12 victory over Lyon College in the first game of a doubleheader, but he Bulldogs were unable to complete the sweep, dropping the second game, 3-0.


CU suffers two close losses

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Victoria Bennett homered for the sixth time in her career, but Cumberland University dropped two games to Freed-Hardeman University Friday.


Big innings send Bulldogs to two losses

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University allowed a seven-run inning in both games of its doubleheader against No. 7 Trevecca Nazarene University, leading to a pair of losses Tuesday afternoon, as the Bulldogs dropped an 11-3 decision before losing, 10-2, in the nightcap.


Cumberland takes two at BMC

NEW ALBANY, Miss. – Megan Lavery hit her fourth home run of the season and Cumberland University produced three-run innings in both games of a doubleheader sweep of Blue Mountain College at the New Albany Sportsplex Saturday afternoon.


CU softball falls hard at Union

JACKSON, Tenn. – Cumberland University had its five-game winning streak come to an end as the Bulldogs managed just seven hits in two games off of Union University pitching, dropping both ends of a doubleheader, 7-3 and 16-0, at Fesmire Field on Friday.


CU hosting game to help “StrikeOut Cancer”

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University softball team will host its third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Games on Tuesday at 2 p.m. against Trevecca Nazarene University, partnering with the American Cancer Society and National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s StrikeOut Cancer Initiative for the first time.


Softball doubleheader postponed

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s softball doubleheader at Martin Methodist College originally scheduled for Wednesday has been changed to April 13th at 3 p.m. in Pulaski, Tenn., due to inclement weather throughout the state of Tennessee.


Cumberland wins fifth straight with sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Megan Lavery went 2-for-2 in both games of Cumberland University’s doubleheader sweep of TranSouth Conference foe Freed-Hardeman University, as the Bulldogs won 5-0 and 5-4 Tuesday.


CU takes two from visiting Scots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Courtney Maynard and Allison Blackwood both picked up complete-game victories and Stephanie Gutierrez extended her hitting streak to 13 games as Cumberland University swept Lyon College, 6-3 and 4-1, in TranSouth Conference softball action Sunday.


Bulldogs pound out 28 hits in split

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University recorded 28 hits, including 16 from Allison Blackwood, Stephanie Gutierrez and Victoria Bennett, in a doubleheader split with Covenant College Wednesday at Warner Park in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Cumberland splits with Bethel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Allison Blackwood pounded her second career grand slam and Victoria Bennett had the second three-hit day at Cumberland University in the Bulldogs’ doubleheader split with Bethel University Tuesday.


Bulldogs swept at Trevecca

LEBANON, Tenn. – Heather James hit her second home run of the season, but the solo shot wasn’t enough to propel Cumberland University past rival Trevecca Nazarene University as the Bulldogs dropped a both games of a doubleheader to TNU, falling 5-3 and 7-3.


Home runs help CU snap six-year streak

LEBANON, Tenn. – Stephanie Gutierrez and Nicole Swann both hit their first career home runs and Cumberland University held off a seventh-inning rally by Martin Methodist College Tuesday, as the Bulldogs took the second game of a doubleheader, 5-4, after dropping the opener, 6-5.


Bulldogs fall in GCI consolation bracket

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Sarah Murray went 3-for-3 and Allison Blackwood hit her fifth home run of the season, but Cumberland University didn’t have enough other offense to knock off No. 10 Shorter University as the Bulldogs closed the Gulf Coast Invitational with a 6-1 loss at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex Sunday morning.


CU rallies in extra innings for win

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Sarah Murray and Stephanie Gutierrez delivered back-to-back bases-loaded singles with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Cumberland University a 3-2 win over Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday morning. CU dropped its second game of the day, losing 6-0 to Central Methodist University.


Bulldogs shut out twice at GCI

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Cumberland University managed just six hits in two games as the Bulldogs dropped a 9-0 decision to No. 25 University of Mobile before falling to Lindsey Wilson, 8-0, in five innings Friday at the Gulf Coast Invitational.


Errors help and then hurt Bulldogs

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Cumberland University took advantage of five errors en route to a 7-4 win over Tennessee Wesleyan College before the Bulldogs fell to host Savannah College of Art and Design, 9-1 in six innings, Sunday.


Softball goes 1-1 on first day in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Megan Lavery homered for the third time this year, leading Cumberland University to an mercy-rule shortened 11-0 win over Edward Waters College in five innings before the Bulldogs dropped a 7-1 decision to SCAD.


Bulldogs open TSAC play with two wins

LEBANON, Tenn. – CaSarah Gilliam went 6-for-7 in two games to lead Cumberland University to a doubleheader sweep of TranSouth Conference foe Mid-Continent University, with an 8-3 win followed by a 7-3 victory in the nightcap.


CU softball games canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s softball doubleheader against Tennessee Wesleyan College originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Athens, Tenn., has been canceled due to heavy rain across the Volunteer State over the last few days.


Fantastic finishes give Cumberland sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, rallying to knock off Christian Brothers, 5-4, in the second game of a doubleheader after taking the first game, 2-1, in eight innings.


James, Blackwood homers lead sweep of IWU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Heather James hit her first career home run in the nightcap and Allison Blackwood homered in the opener to lead Cumberland to 6-2 and 8-0 wins over Indiana Wesleyan.


Blackwood named TSAC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – After hitting .600 and driving seven runs in five games, Cumberland University sophomore Allison Blackwood was named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.


Long ball helps CU go 2-1 at Bryan Invitational

DAYTON, Tenn. – Five Bulldogs hit home runs for Cumberland, as CU went 2-1 with wins over Bryan College and Young Harris College and a loss to No. 15 Olivet Nazarene University Friday.


Bulldogs split opening series with Lambuth

JACKSON, Tenn. – Allison Blackwood and Megan Lavery both homered to help Cumberland University’s split its season-opening doubleheader against Lambuth University at Lions Field Wednesday.


Cumberland softball opener postponed

LEBANON, Tenn. – The 2011 Cumberland University softball season opener, originally slated for Thursday at Lambuth University, has been postponed due to inclement weather and will now be played February 16 in Jackson.


Cumberland outfield provides stability

In the third of a three-part preview of the 2011 Bulldog softball squad, head coach Heather Stanfill looks at Cumberland’s outfield.


Stanfill hopes for more consistent infield

In the second of a three-part preview of the 2011 Bulldog softball squad, head coach Heather Stanfill looks at Cumberland's infield.


Bulldogs look to improved pitching in 2011

In the first of a three-part preview of the 2011 Bulldog softball squad, head coach Heather Stanfill looks at Cumberland’s battery options.


CU softball picked fourth in TSAC

LEBANON, Tenn. – One of Cumberland University’s most productive softball seasons in recent memory caught the eye of TranSouth Conference coaches, who voted the Bulldogs fourth in the 2011 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league announced Tuesday.


Broderick joins softball recruiting class

LEBANON, Tenn. –Sydney Broderick became Cumberland University’s third signee for the 2012 season Tuesday, when the Karns High School senior inked scholarship papers to join the Bulldogs.


Softball adds second signee for 2012

LEBANON, Tenn. – The second signee for the 2012 Cumberland University softball team was announced by head coach Heather Stanfill as Kaleigh Pearce inked scholarship papers last week.


Lebanon’s Brewington inks with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has added its first softball signee for the 2012 season as Lebanon High School’s Tori Brewington inked scholarship papers last week, CU head coach Heather Stanfill announced.


Softball releases 2011 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Matchups against four Top 25 teams, three of last year’s NAIA National Championship Tournament teams and 11 home doubleheaders highlight the 2011 Cumberland University softball schedule, head coach Heather Stanfill announced Thursday.


CU to host celebrity softball game

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University softball team will host its inaugural CU Celebrities Charity Softball Game this Saturday, immediately following Cumberland’s football contest against Union College.


Annual softball auction set for Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University softball team will host its annual Silent Auction and Dinner on Friday, October 22 at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel on the CU campus.


Sunday's prospect workout canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – A softball prospect workout originally scheduled for this weekend at Cumberland University has been canceled, head coach Heather Stanfill announced.


Seven CU squads earn NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland athletic teams were recognized with the NAIA National Scholar-Team Award recently among 864 teams nationally. A team must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award.


Collierville’s Murray inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the most recent signee for the 2011 season with the addition of Sarah Murray.


Bulldogs’ season ends with extra-inning loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After losing a quarterfinal game to Trevecca Nazarene University, 3-1, earlier in the day, fifth-seeded Cumberland University’s season came to a close with a 2-1 loss in eight innings to Bethel University in an elimination game in the TranSouth Championships at the Trojan Softball Complex Thursday night.


Cumberland drops close game to rival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fifth-seeded Cumberland University fell behind early and couldn’t climb out of the hole against host Trevecca Nazarene University downed the Bulldogs, 3-1, in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships at the Trojan Softball Complex Thursday, sending CU to the losers’ bracket and setting up a matchup against Bethel University.