Cumberland finishes fourth in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University finished fourth among eight schools in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings, conference officials announced recently, the highest finish for the Phoenix since a second-place showing in 2012-13.


Krauss, Sancen sign with Phoenix softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of El Camino College transfers Jasmine Krauss and Jazmyn Sancen to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Hoppenjans, Kralj earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Kayala Hoppenjans and Kaitlin Kralj were named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office at the conclusion of the NAIA Championships in Clermont, Fla.


Graham garners Honorable Mention All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Tyra Graham earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the NAIA on Friday, as selected by the NAIA All-America committee and announced at the conclusion of the NAIA Championships in Clermont, Fla.


Phoenix ink pair of Fullerton College transfers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of California natives and Fullerton College transfers Baylee Giordano and Tasha Trujillo to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


146 student-athletes, athletic trainers named to Spring 2018 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released a list of students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester, with 146 student-athletes and athletic trainers achieving a 3.50 grade-point-average and above on all classes attempted for the semester.


Graham garners CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Tyra Graham earned CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently. Graham is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America accolades.


East Robertson's Blair, Dunn sign with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of East Robertson High School products Ashtyn Blair and DeeDee Dunn to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


CU reaches 500K goal, holds ground-breaking for softball complex

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University completed its $500K Athletics Investment Campaign this week just before the prescribed deadline and also held a ground-breaking for a new softball stadium and press box during the Board of Trust meeting on campus Wednesday.


Caplinger, Hegre, Woodring earn MSC Gold Glove honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kayley Caplinger, Tawnee Hegre and Taylor Woodring were named to the 2018 Mid-South Conference Gold Glove Team, as announced by the league office during the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Phoenix season ends with 8-5 loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Tyra Graham and Kayala Hoppenjans each posted two hits and Tawnee Hegre drove in two runs, but Georgetown College scored six runs in the middle innings in an 8-5 victory over Cumberland here Sunday afternoon at the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships.


Caplinger pitches, hits Phoenix to 5-2 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kayley Caplinger helped herself with a bases-clearing triple in the fifth inning that put Cumberland ahead for good and Tyra Graham and Shae Dunn each posted two hits in a 5-2 victory for the Phoenix over the University of the Cumberlands here Sunday morning at the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships.


UPDATE: Baseball, softball games adjusted at MSC Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Continuing rain has canceled all softball games for Saturday and Cumberland’s baseball game will now start between 8-9 p.m. at the at the Mid-South Conference Championships here in Bowling Green, as announced Saturday afternoon by the league office.


Four-run sixth carries Campbellsville past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger tossed five strong innings and Shae Dunn tripled and scored, but fourth-ranked Campbellsville University broke open a one-run game with four runs in the sixth inning in a 6-1 victory over Cumberland in the second round of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships here Friday night at Michael O. Buchanon Park.


Five-run seventh propels Phoenix past SSU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kayley Caplinger’s bases-clearing double capped a five-run seventh inning, helping Cumberland break open a close game and defeat Shawnee State, 11-5, in the first game of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships here Friday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Graham, Caplinger garner First Team All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Tyra Graham and Kayley Caplinger earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors and Morgan Arndt, Imani Torregano and Tawnee Hegre were voted Second Team All-MSC, as announced by the league office during a pre-tournament banquet Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


135 athletic personnel, student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 176th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the sixth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Nine softball players receive Academic All-Mid-South honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland softball players garnered Academic All-Mid-South Conference accolades on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Finch-Richardson inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Columbia, Tenn., native Danielle Finch-Richardson to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Softball set to face Shawnee State in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball is set to face Shawnee State in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Softball Championships on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. CT at Michael O. Buchanon Park in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced on Monday by the league office.


Softball takes two from Kentucky Christian

ASHLAND, Ky. – Taylor Woodring’s RBI single up the middle plated the game-winning run for Cumberland helping secure a 3-2 victory in the opener and Kayley Caplinger recorded two runs, three hits and two RBIs and allowed just two hits in five innings, sending the Phoenix to a 10-0 win over Kentucky Christian on Saturday in Ashland, Ky.


Miles' three-run homer helps Phoenix to 10-1 victory

ASHLAND, Ky. – Kentucky Christian’s Carrtney Schoolcraft allowed one run on five hits and struck out five in seven innings of work leading the Knights to a 2-1 victory in the opener and Courtney Miles’ three-run homer in the sixth inning helped Cumberland University to a 10-1 win in the nightcap on Friday in Ashland, Ky.


Softball wins one on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mikayla Vires went 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs and one RBI helping the University of the Cumberlands defeat Cumberland University 11-4 in the opener but a four-run fifth inning for the Phoenix sent them to a 5-0 victory in the second game on Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Phoenix record 23 hits in doubleheader sweep over Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Courtney Miles recorded a three-run and two-run homer and Taylor Woodring added a solo home run helping Cumberland to a 12-4 victory in the first game against the University of the Cumberlands and Morgan Arndt pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and no runs en route to a 3-0 win in the second game on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Blue Raiders take two from CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Lindsey Wilson plated three unearned runs in the fifth to win the opener and Sydney Fourman’s solo homer in the fifth was the game-winner in the second contest, as the Blue Raiders swept a doubleheader against Cumberland, 5-2 and 3-2, here Wednesday at Marilyn D. Sparks Park.


Pikeville completes comeback for series sweep

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville’s Hannah Skaggs allowed just three hits, no runs and struck out one in a complete game securing a 2-0 victory in the opener and Chandler Kelly collected two hits, two runs and two RBIs helping the Bears complete a comeback for a 5-4 win in the second game on Saturday at Paul Butcher Field.


Bears edge Phoenix 5-4, 3-2

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Kitty Raymond recorded two hits, two runs and one RBI to help the University of Pikeville edge Cumberland, 5-4 in the opener and a three-run first inning for the Bears sent them to a 3-2 victory in the nightcap on Friday at Paul Butcher Field.


Homers help Phoenix sweep No. 11 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brigid Antonelli ripped a three-run homer to right center in the first contest and Courtney Miles and Tyra Graham each collected a solo home run on the day helping Cumberland sweep Lindsey Wilson, registering 10-7 and 5-1 victories on Tuesday at the CU Softball Field.


Softball claims 4-2 victory over Tigers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyra Graham recorded three runs, three hits and three RBIs in both games combined, including a two-run homer in the opener helping Cumberland defeat Georgetown College, 4-2 but Kara Howard’s two RBI double secured a 7-6 victory over the Phoenix in the second contest on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


CU drops two against Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hannah Morton allowed just one hit, no runs and struck out 11 in seven innings of work for Georgetown College helping them defeat Cumberland 5-0 in the opener and the Phoenix collected a total of five hits on the day dropping the second contest, 2-0, on Thursday at the CU Softball Field.


500K Athletics Investment Campaign reaches halfway mark

LEBANON, Tenn. – With 50 days remaining before the May 23 deadline, Cumberland University sits a little over halfway to its goal in the 500K Athletics Investment Campaign launched almost two months ago by the University.


Phoenix bats quiet in doubleheader sweep

PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist’s Baylee Mellott allowed just one run on five runs and struck out four in a complete game for the RedHawks, helping them to a 2-1 victory in the opener and Cumberland dropped the second game of the day, 3-2 in five-innings due to lightning, on Tuesday in Pulaski, Tenn.


Baseball, softball games shifted to Thursday-Friday versus Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University baseball and softball games scheduled for this weekend against Georgetown College have been shifted to Thursday-Friday because of inclement weather scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Lebanon and Georgetown, Ky.


Don't miss summer sports camps at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for Cumberland spring and summer sports camps for baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball may be found at www.cumberlandcamps.com. Information for all camps may be found online and sign-ups and payments can be made for all of the camps.


Murfreesboro's Boyle inks with Phoenix softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Murfreesboro, Tenn., native Kelsie Boyle to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the fifth Phoenix signee for next season.


Phoenix salvage final game of series

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville’s Tori Humphrey hit a three-run homer in the second inning helping the Tigers claim the first game, 8-3 but Tyra Graham hit a three-run double and Courtney Miles added a solo home run helping Cumberland defeat Campbellsville, 9-4, in the second game on Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Campbellsville sweeps CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Alexis Smith hit three homers and drove in seven runs in the opener and Morgan Gailor allowed one run on four hits in the second contest, helping fourth-ranked Campbellsville University to 9-4 and 3-1 victories over Cumberland in softball action Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Softball games moved to Friday-Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – An 80 percent chance of rain on Thursday has pushed back this weekend’s softball series versus Campbellsville University, with the Phoenix and the Tigers now set to play Friday and Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


Phoenix battle for 5-3, 4-3 victories at Freed-Hardeman

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Courtney Miles’ RBI single in the fifth inning helped put Cumberland ahead and complete a comeback for a 5-3 win in the opener and Kayala Hoppenjans’ one-run single in the eighth inning plated the winning run for a 4-3 victory in the nightcap, sweeping Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday in Henderson, Tenn.


Phoenix split twinbill at Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Kayala Hoppenjans’s two RBI double in the top of the seventh helped Cumberland win the first game of the day, 7-1 but the Bears’ Tatam Wise drew a walk with bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, for a 1-0 win in the second contest on Friday at Boone Coleman Field in Portsmouth, Ohio.


CU rallies to earn split against Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Mariah Brown’s two-run homer in the sixth inning helped Shawnee State defeat Cumberland in the first game of the day, 7-6 but a four-run seventh inning sent the Phoenix to a 9-3 win in the nightcap at Boone Coleman Field on Thursday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


South Pittsburg's Elwood inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of South Pittsburg, Tenn., native Hunter Elwood to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, the fourth Phoenix signee for next season.


Weather shifts softball series to Thursday-Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Snow in the forecast has shifted this weekend’s Cumberland softball series at Shawnee State, with the Phoenix and Bears now set to play Thursday and Friday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Big innings help Phoenix sweep Bryan

DAYTON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger recorded four hits, two runs and three RBIs helping Cumberland defeat Bryan College, 11-5 in the opener and a five-run third inning for the Lions pulled them within one, but the Phoenix held on for an 8-6 victory in the nightcap on Tuesday in Dayton, Tenn.


Graham named Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Tyra Graham was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Week, after her performances against Bethel University and Stillman College announced Monday by the league office.


Softball extends win streak to 10 games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shae Dunn’s 2 RBI double in the fifth inning helped Cumberland secure a 5-0 victory over Stillman College in the opening game of the day, and Imani Torregano collected two hits, two runs and two RBI’s in the second game en route to a 7-2 victory on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


CU rallies for doubleheader sweep over Stillman

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing no runs, four hits and striking out five leading the Phoenix to a 2-0 victory and a four-run sixth inning for the Phoenix helped them complete a comeback and defeat the Tigers, 6-3 in the nightcap on Thursday at the CU Softball Field.


Weather alters weekend softball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather has impacted Cumberland softball’s schedule against Stillman College this weekend with the Phoenix now set to play a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday and a two-game series starting at noon on Friday.


Graham's seven hits, two homers, lead to doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyra Graham collected five runs, seven hits and drove in eight runs with two homers in both games combined, and Cumberland plated five runs in the fourth inning of the second game, en route to a sweep over Bethel University on Monday at the CU Softball Field.


Rain washes out softball games at Middle Georgia State

LEBANON, Tenn - Overnight rain and more precipitation in the forecast has canceled Cumberland’s softball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday at Middle Georgia State in Macon, Ga.


Strong pitching, homers send CU to victory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Courtney Miles drilled a three-run home run and a two-run homer helping Cumberland defeat Edward Waters College, 7-1, in the opening game of the day and Morgan Arndt pitched four innings, allowing no runs and no hits in the second game sending the Phoenix to a 12-1 win over the Tigers on Monday in Jacksonville, Fla.


Softball takes two from Union College

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger collected two hits, one run and two RBIs and Brigid Antonelli and Tyra Graham each hit a home run helping Cumberland sweep Union College on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Thursday softball doubleheader moved to March 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s softball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday against Bethel University has been moved to Sunday, March 11 because of forecasted inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area over the next two days.


Six-run inning helps CU split against RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored six runs in the fifth inning to secure a 8-1 victory in the opening game of the day but Martin Methodist plated six runs in the third inning of the second game en route to 8-4 win on Tuesday at the CU Softball field.


Strong pitching, hot bats lift CU to victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Woodring went a combined 4-for-7 at the plate, collecting three runs and one RBI and Kayley Caplinger allowed two runs on five hits, and struck out six helping the Phoenix post 6-2 and 6-1 victories over Tennessee Wesleyan on Monday at the CU Softball Field.


Big innings help softball complete doubleheader sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored five runs in the first inning and three in the second and fourth inning to defeat the Warriors in the opening game of the day, 11-2, and the Phoenix plated four runs in the bottom of the second, to secure a 5-2 victory in the second contest on Saturday at the CU Softball Field.


CU wins tripleheader against Indiana Tech

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and struck out seven in the opening game of the day and Cumberland plated four runs in the first inning of the third game, defeating Indiana Tech in all three games on Friday at the CU Softball Field.


Weather forecast alters softball weekend schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Weather forecasts have altered this weekend’s Cumberland softball game schedule, with the Phoenix now set to play a tripleheader on Friday against Indiana Tech beginning at 10 a.m. Central Time at the CU Softball Field.


CU drops pair of pitchers' duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Karley Hobbs pitched 11 2/3 innings combined allowing two hits, no runs and striking out one helping Truett-McConnell post 2-1 and 1-0 victories over the Phoenix on Tuesday at the CU Softball Field.


2018 Season Preview - Pitchers/Outfielders

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball begins its 2018 season on Tuesday, February 20, with a doubleheader against Truett-McConnell at the CU Softball Field. Head coach Heather Stanfill sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com recently for an interview about her team, previewing players and positions for the upcoming season.


2018 Softball Preview - Infielders/Catchers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball begins its 2018 season on Tuesday, February 20, with a doubleheader against Truett-McConnell at the CU Softball Field. Head coach Heather Stanfill sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com recently for an interview about her team, previewing players and positions for the upcoming season.


Cumberland announces 500K Athletic Investment campaign

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics announced a 500K Investment initiative this week aimed at facility upgrades and additions in three specific areas – the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, the CU Softball Field and Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Smithville's Bain inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Smithville, Tenn., native Kristena Bain to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year.


Softball picked seventh in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was voted seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Friday morning by the league office.


Clarksville's Milliken signs with Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Clarksville, Tenn., native Macey Milliken to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. Milliken is the second Phoenix signee for next season.


Gordonsville's Griffin inks with CU softball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Gordonsville, Tenn., native Caitlyn Griffin to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year. She is the first Phoenix signee in this year’s recruiting class.


Softball announces 2018 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the team’s 2018 schedule this week, which includes 30 home games and 16 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


REMINDER: RSVP for Hall of Fame banquet

LEBANON, Tenn. – RSVP for Cumberland University's 29th Annual Sports Hall of Fame banquet by this Friday, September 30. The banquet is set for Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel, with former student-athletes Danielle Henry (softball), Brandon Springer (basketball) and Corey Bleaken (wrestling) as well as administrator and contributor Pat Lawson set for induction that evening.


Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced its 2017 Sports Hall of Fame class this week, which includes former student-athletes Danielle Henry (softball), Brandon Springer (basketball) and Corey Bleaken (wrestling) as well as administrator and contributor Pat Lawson.


CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 3rd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Ten squads earn NAIA Scholar Team accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 10 Cumberland athletic squads this week as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2016-17 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.


Softball inks pair of transfers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signings of Tawnee Hegre and Morgan Arndt, both transfers from Antelope Valley College in California, to scholarship papers this week for the 2017-18 academic year.