Harry named CU volleyball coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Vincennes University’s Brittany Harry as the program’s new volleyball head coach. Harry officially begins her duties at CU on July 14.


Deering resigns after 29 years at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Long-time Cumberland volleyball coach Dwayne Deering has resigned effective June 27, as announced this morning by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan. A national search for Deering’s replacement will begin immediately under Pavan’s supervision.


137 student-athletes named to Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List last week, which includes 137 current and former student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


131 student-athletes, personnel set to graduate

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 131 current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 172nd Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall on the CU campus. It marks the fourth straight year of increase in the number of graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Volleyball announces 2014 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Dwayne Deering announced his 2014 schedule this week, which includes 19 home matches and the club’s two annual tournaments at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Athletics set to honor Bulldog scholar-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics will host the Third Annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Day with a breakfast for 132 current students at Immanuel Baptist Church on Friday, April 25. Current Bulldog student-athletes must maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average with at least 30 credit hours passed before the spring semester.


Volleyball promotes fitness at Byars Dowdy Roar Run

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball players joined the cause to help promote fitness for kids and the community by volunteering at the Byars Dowdy Roar Run, a 5k run/walk at College Hills Church of Christ on Saturday.


Volleyball inks Siegel's Worrell

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland volleyball coach Dwayne Deering announced the signing of Siegel High School product Amanda Worrell to scholarship papers this week for the 2014 season. Worrell is the first signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


128 student-athletes named to Fall Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2013 Fall Dean’s List, which includes 128 student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Four volleyball players tabbed NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Karli Collins, Mackenzie Gass, Meghan Gass and Jenna Pavan were all named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes on Friday by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average or better to be eligible for the award.


Volleyball signs Wilson Central's Wiseman

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University volleyball coach Dwayne Deering announced the signing of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native Brittany Wiseman this week to scholarship papers for the 2014-15 academic year.


Bulldogs swept in MSC tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Abby Shaw led the Bulldogs with 11 kills while Kasi Wells handed out 11 assists and Meghan Gass posted 11 digs, but Cumberland started slowly in the final two sets and dropped a 3-0 decision to ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson here Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Championships at Mid-America Sports Center.


Mackenzie Gass named Second Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Mackenzie Gass was the lone member of the Cumberland volleyball team to appear on the Mid-South Conference awards announced Thursday by conference officials in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday in Louisville, Ky.


Eight volleyball players named Academic All-Conference

LEBANON, Tenn. – McCrea Barney, Karli Collins, Jennifer Daniels, Mackenzie Gass, Meghan Gass, Sheridan Jones, Jenna Pavan and Laura Peavy were each named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office Wednesday.


Volleyball set for MSC Championships in Louisville

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland volleyball team is set for a match against top-seeded Lindsey Wilson at the Mid-South Conference Championships on Friday in Louisville, as announced by the league office on Sunday.


Bulldogs end regular season with loss

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Mackenzie Gass and Abby Shaw each recorded double-digit kills, but the Cumberland volleyball squad was not able to overcome a .304 attack percentage from Campbellsville in a 3-0 loss Thursday night at the Powell Athletic Center.


Spots still available for 2013 volleyball clinics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Spots still remain for Cumberland’s Fall and Christmas volleyball clinics to be held November 23 and December 21, respectively. The cost of each clinic is $45 per person. Each session will last from 9-11 a.m.


No. 7 Lindsey Wilson handles Bulldogs, 3-0

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Nationally-ranked No. 7 Lindsey Wilson proved to be too much for the Cumberland volleyball squad on Tuesday afternoon at the Biggers Sports Center as the Blue Raiders used an attack percentage of .323 en route to a 3-0 victory.


CU loses five-set contest at Rio Grande

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Rio Grande’s Chandler Brown recorded a double-double, notching 10 kills and 12 digs as the Red Storm defeated Cumberland 3-2 in a back-and-forth match Saturday at the Newt Oliver Arena.


Volleyball swept by Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Cumberland hit just .063 as a team compared to .218 from Shawnee State as the Bulldogs fell in straight sets, 3-0, Friday afternoon at the Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.


Bulldogs win second straight, 3-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Following eight straight losses, the Cumberland volleyball squad won its second straight match, a 3-0 Mid-South Conference victory over Bluefield College on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Volleyball celebrates Dig Pink, Senior Night with win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Meghan and Mackenzie Gass each posted strong performances Friday night to lead the Bulldogs to an important Mid-South Conference victory over the University of Pikeville on Senior Night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs fall to Trevecca Nazarene, 3-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Trevecca Nazarene’s Katelyn Atkinson recorded a double-double with 17 kills and 13 digs, leading the Trojans to a 3-0 non-conference victory over Cumberland on Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


St. Catharine hands CU seventh straight loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Just and Allie Southard each recorded 10 kills for St. Catharine as the Patriots handed Cumberland its seventh straight loss Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Dig Pink, Senior Night set for Oct. 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s volleyball team will host its annual Dig Pink match and Senior Night on Friday, October 25 when the Bulldogs take on the University of Pikeville in a Mid-South Conference match.


No. 24 Georgetown sweeps Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland started slowly in the first two sets and 24th-ranked Georgetown College pulled away in all three, sweeping the Bulldogs behind eight kills from Caraline Maher in volleyball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


St. Catharine overpowers CU, 3-0

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Junior Shauna Stone and sophomore Rebecca Just each recorded 10 kills as St. Catharine hit .305 as a team to take down Cumberland in straight sets at Lourdes Hall on Thursday night.


Volleyball drops fourth straight

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Mackenzie Gass and Abby Shaw each recorded a match-high 10 kills in a losing effort as Cumberland fell to University of the Cumberlands in straight sets Tuesday at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Student-athletes visit Sam Houston Elementary

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes took some time to give back to the Lebanon community Friday, as more than 50 players visited Sam Houston Elementary to share wisdom on college life and offer tips in their respective sports at the Sports Spectacular.


No. 18 Georgetown overtakes Bulldogs, 3-0

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Nationally ranked No. 18 Georgetown College controlled nearly every facet of a straight-set sweep over the Cumberland volleyball squad Wednesday night at the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, including recording 47 kills to the Bulldogs’ 20.


Bulldogs swept in final day of Cumberland Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland hit just .142 in the final two matches of the Cumberland Classic, falling twice to Ohio Valley and Freed-Hardeman on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. The Bulldogs finished 2-2 in the classic.


Shaw, Barney help volleyball sweep two matches

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Abby Shaw collected 24 kills and McCrea Barney posted 18 digs and eight service aces in victories over Tennessee Temple and Kentucky Christian in volleyball action here Friday during the CU Classic at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs win, 3-0, over Rio Grande

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mackenzie Gass led Cumberland with a game-high 18 kills as the Bulldogs fought to victories in three extremely close sets en route to a straight-set win over Rio Grande on Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Volleyball swept by the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Eastham tallied 14 kills and Samantha Stuckwisch handed out 26 kills, as the University of the Cumberlands hit .379 and posted a 3-0 victory over Cumberland in volleyball action Tuesday night here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs split two matches to conclude Volleydawg Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – For the second straight day, Sheridan Jones and Abby Shaw paced Cumberland in kills, recording 19 and 17 respectively, as the Bulldogs fell in a rematch against Shawnee State, 3-0, before defeating Fisk in straight sets en route to a 1-3 record in the Volleydawg Classic at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU falls twice in Volleydawg Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sheridan Jones finished with 27 kills and Abby Shaw added 21, but Cumberland started fast in a pair of matches only to fade in the end, dropping 3-1 and 3-2 outings here Friday in the Volleydawg Classic at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU drops five-set contest to Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Abby Shaw recorded a season-high 10 blocks along with a team-high 11 kills in Thursday’s home contest against Shawnee State, but it was not enough as the Bears escaped Lebanon with a 3-2 victory.


Jones records 10 kills en route to Cumberland victory

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Sheridan Jones recorded 10 kills and a .333 attack percentage, leading the Cumberland volleyball team to a straight-set victory over Pikeville in a Mid-South Conference match on Saturday.


Bulldogs snag first MSC victory in 3-0 win over Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Senior Mackenzie Gass recorded a team-high 12 kills en route to a Cumberland straight-set victory over Bluefield, giving the Bulldogs their first Mid-South Conference victory of the season.


CU too much for Tennessee Temple in 3-1 victory

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Junior Jennifer Daniels used a .429 attack percentage and six kills as Cumberland defeated Tennessee Temple, 3-1, on the road Tuesday at McGilvray Gym.


Bulldogs overpower Sewanee in 3-1 victory

SEWANEE, Tenn. – Freshman Abby Shaw recorded 10 kills on a .400 attack percentage as Cumberland outmatched University of the South, 3-1, to end a three-game losing streak on the road Monday night.


Campbellsville ousts Cumberland, 3-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Mackenzie Gass and freshman Abby Shaw each recorded seven kills, but it was not enough to overtake Campbellsville as the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 3-0, on Tuesday in a Mid-South Conference contest.


LWC sweeps Bulldogs in MSC opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kasi Wells dished out 16 assists and Sheridan Jones and Abby Shaw each tallied six kills, but 19th-ranked Lindsey Wilson was too strong, led by 14 kills from Nadelina Nesheva in a 3-0 victory over Cumberland in volleyball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs split final two matches of Sewanee Invitational

SEWANEE, Tenn – Junior Sheridan Jones continued her solid play at the Sewanee Invitational, recording a team-high 26 kills in two games as the Bulldogs split the final two games to finish the weekend with a 3-1 record.


CU Volleyball sweeps opening day at Sewanee Invitational

Sewanee, Tenn – Junior Sheridan Jones collected a team-high 33 kills in two matches on Friday as Cumberland rolled to a pair of 3-1 victories over Pikeville and Pensacola Christian in the opening day of the Sewanee Invitational.


Volleyball earns straight-set victory over Tennessee Temple in season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland volleyball team outlasted Tennessee Temple in straight sets to open the season with a 3-0 victory Wednesday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


New options available for live video, audio, stats

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics is adding to its services for live video, audio and stats for the 2013-14 academic year beginning with Wednesday’s first home event, a volleyball match against Tennessee Temple at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Fall sports preseason camp notebook

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s fall sports continued preseason workouts over the weekend as they prepare for their first competitions of the season, which take place from August 28-31. A few notes and quotes from the six sports with athletes already on campus:


Volleyball slotted ninth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland volleyball team was picked ninth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Poll in a vote of league coaches announced Thursday.


NAIA honors 13 Bulldog programs

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 13 Cumberland University programs were honored as NAIA Scholar Teams over the weekend. Teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution and the team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.