Freeman inks with women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Roane State Community College transfer Kassidi Freeman to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 season. Freeman is the third signee for the Bulldogs for the upcoming season.


Lebanon native Fox transfers to CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coaches Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Murray State transfer and Lebanon native Julia Fox this week to scholarship papers for the 2015-16 season. Fox has two years of eligibility remaining.


100 student-athletes named to Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Spring Dean’s List recently, which includes 100 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 spring semester.


Former Hillsboro star Bowers transfers to CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Nashville native and Eastern Kentucky University transfer Nicole Bowers to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 season.


Basketball hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University basketball and head coach Jeremy Lewis will offer two camps for boys and girls ages 6-13 this summer at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


110 current, former student-athletes set for graduation

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and ten current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 173rd Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall on the CU campus.


Women's hoops visits Chick-Fil-A for March Madness Night

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s basketball team took part in the March Madness Basketball Night this past Monday at the Chick-Fil-A in Lebanon, playing games with kids inside and outside the store on South Cumberland Avenue.


Hall voted Third Team NAIA All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chelsey Hall was voted Third Team All-American on Wednesday, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee. Each team – first, second and third – consists of 10 members.


Blue, Fenner, Morrisett named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball players Tasia Blue, Maryann Fenner and Andrea Morrisett were all named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Monday by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Independence, Mo.


Cold streak ends season for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot just 16 percent in the first half and scored only one point in the final 8:30 of the first half, falling behind early and never recovering in a 53-38 loss to third-ranked Westminster College in the 2015 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City, in Independence, Mo.


Cumberland opens NAIA Tournament on Thursday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland opens play in the 35th Annual NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City, on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. Central Time against third-ranked Westminster College at the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo.


Bulldogs set to play No. 3 Westminster

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women’s basketball will face third-ranked Westminster College in the first round of the 35th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships on Thursday, March 19 at 2:15 p.m. presented by Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City at the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo.


Women's hoops makes field of 32 for NAIA Tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball was one of 32 qualifiers announced Wednesday to take part in the 35th Annual NAIA Championships scheduled for March 18-24 in Independence, Mo. The Bulldogs will learn their opponent, date and time for opening round games tonight at 7 p.m. Central Time at www.naia.org.


Five women's basketball players earn MSC Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five Cumberland women’s basketball players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes last week, as announced by the league office during the conference tournament in Frankfort, Ky.


Tigers end CU run at MSC Tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall netted 25 points with three 3-pointers, but third-ranked Campbellsville used a 14-5 run to start the second half to break open a close game and post a 52-45 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championships in Frankfort, Ky.


Fason hits game-winner in 59-56 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining and paced Cumberland with 18 points in a 59-56 victory over 22nd-ranked University of Pikeville on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championships in Frankfort, Ky.


Hall voted First Team All-Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Chelsey Hall was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches announced Wednesday night during the banquet for the conference championships that begin Thursday in Frankfort, Ky.


Tolbert's putback provides 50-48 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shantanique Tolbert’s putback off an air-ball just before the final buzzer provided the winning points in Cumberland’s 50-48 victory over Lindsey Wilson in women’s basketball action Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Weather forces changes to CU basketball schedules

LEBANON, Tenn. – The winter weather across the southeast has caused havoc with the Cumberland basketball schedules for this week, canceling one game and rescheduling another.


Women's hoops pulls away late for 61-50 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall netted 20 points, hitting 11-of-12 at the foul line, and Brittany Lawson added 14 points and nine rebounds in Cumberland’s 61-50 victory over Georgetown College in women’s basketball action on Senior Day here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bears pull away in second half from CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Mid-South Conference’s leading scorer, Ali Zieverink, tied her season-high with 28 points and 21st-ranked Shawnee State with an 11-0 run en route to a 63-46 victory Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Second-half run not enough in CU loss

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted 23 points with five 3-pointers, but Cumberland started the game just 3-of-22 from the field and was never able to completely climb out of the hole, cutting the deficit to five in the second half before dropping a 68-57 decision to No. 3 Campbellsville University here Saturday in women’s basketball action.


Hall, Smith, Fason lead road win

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted 23 points and Jazmine Smith added 12 points, all in the second half, and Cumberland used an 18-3 run to start to second half to take the lead before holding on for a 61-57 victory over St. Catharine College in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


Lawson's double-double carries women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brittany Lawson posted 20 points and 12 rebounds, both season-highs and Cumberland overcame 24 percent shooting in the second half, failing to net a field goal over the final 9:54 of the contest, in a 49-40 victory over the University of the Cumberlands here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Porter, Pikeville too much for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kandice Porter posted career-highs with 24 points and 11 rebounds, leading four University of Pikeville players in double figures in a 76-61 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night in women’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Pryor nets career-best 26 points in CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Terra Pryor scored a career-best 26 points and Chelsey Hall netted 13, all in the first half, as Cumberland forced 33 turnovers and raced away from Fisk University, 83-34, in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's hoops survives, 56-54

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland jumped out to a 16-point lead in the first half and then survived a dismal second period but survived, pulling out a 56-54 victory over No. 19 Lindsey Wilson here Thursday in women’s basketball action at the Biggers Sports Center.


Cumberland announces 2015 basketball community events

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community and gameday events for the remainder of the 2014-15 basketball season, including Upward basketball day, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game and a pair of events in association with Cumberland Student Life.


130 student-athletes named to Fall Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2014 Fall Dean’s List this past week, which includes 130 student-athletes, athletic department personnel 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 fall semester.


Late run pushes Pikeville past CU

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Brittany Lawson and Tamera Giles each scored 12 points and Shantanique Tolbert added 11, but the University of Pikeville used a 16-2 run in the second half to break open a one-point game and post a 69-65 victory over 22nd-ranked Cumberland here Saturday at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Second-half surge falls just short

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Jalita Fason netted 14 points off the bench and Chelsey Hall added 11 but committed six turnovers, as 22nd-ranked Cumberland shot just 33 percent overall and dropped a 47-43 decision to the University of the Cumberlands here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Poor shooting sends CU to second straight loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thirteenth-ranked Cumberland shot just 36 percent from the field and committed eight second half turnovers while Jenna Adams scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for No. 14 Tennessee Wesleyan in a 53-48 TWC victory Saturday here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU moves up to 13th in Top 25 poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 13 in this week’s NAIA Division I Women’s’ Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


RedHawks down CU, 59-50

LEBANON, Tenn. – Martin Methodist put four players in double figures and outrebounded 13th-ranked Cumberland, 53-30, scoring 22 second-chance points in a 59-50 victory over the Bulldogs in women’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's hoops pulls away for 78-65 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall netted a career-best 30 points with four 3-pointers, Brittany Lawson added 10 points and eight rebounds and Cumberland scored 20 points off turnovers in a 78-65 victory over Reinhardt University in women’s basketball action Tuesday night in Waleska, Ga.


No. 2 Lewis too much for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Second-ranked Lewis University got 16 points and 10 rebounds from Mariyah Brawner-Henley and 16 points off the bench by Alexus Grayer and held off a second-half Cumberland comeback, defeating the Bulldogs, 75-59, Sunday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs ranked 16th in first NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 16th in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week, one of six Mid-South Conference teams in the Top 25.


Women's hoops falls in double OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Caroline Owen made four free throws in the final 19.8 seconds , providing the winning points in fifth-ranked Campbellsville’s 69-66, double overtime victory Saturday over Cumberland on Saturday in women’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hall, Smith pace four players in double figures for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall posted 21 points and Jazmine Smith added 15, as Cumberland started quickly and withstood a second-half surge from St. Catharine College in a 73-51 victory here Thursday night in women’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs hang on for 72-70 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Terra Pryor posted 16 points and Bre Neal grabbed 17 rebounds, as Cumberland built a 14-point second half lead and held on for a 72-70 victory over Middle Georgia State here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hall voted Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chelsey Hall was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after posting 18.3 points and 3.7 assists in three contests for the Bulldogs.


Hall's 26 points lead to another road victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall posted 26 points with five 3-pointers and was the only Cumberland player in double figures, as the Bulldogs won for the third straight year at Shawnee State, posting a 64-54 victory on Saturday at Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.


Second-half rally carries CU to 63-55 road win

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Brittany Lawson posted 16 points and four blocks, Bre Neal added 12 points and nine rebounds and Jazmine Smith scored 12 points as well, as Cumberland used a 12-2 spurt in the second half to take a 63-55 victory over No. 17 Georgetown College here Thursday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Hall, Tolbert both score in double-digits in loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall scored 20 points and Shantanique Tolbert posted 12 and seven rebounds off the bench, but Hayley Newby tallied 31 points and Grace Alonso de Armino added 14 points and 12 boards in second-ranked Freed-Hardeman’s 68-58 victory over Cumberland here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Balanced attack paces CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal collected 10 points and nine rebounds, Ngodoo Itiavkase posted 11 points and nine Cumberland players netted seven or more points in an 86-31 victory over Oakwood University in women’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hall's 27 points lead 67-54 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall collected 27 points and six assists and Terra Pryor added 12 points, 12 rebounds and four steals in Cumberland’s 67-54 victory over Oakwood University late Saturday night in Huntsville, Ala.


Six players net double figures in 88-55 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Freshman Tamera Giles led six players in double figures with 17 points and she added 13 rebounds, as Cumberland scored 27 points off 24 Fisk turnovers in an 88-55 victory here Thursday night at Henderson Johnson Gymnasium.


Women fall on last-second putback

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall scored 15 points and Terra Pryor added 11, but Middle Georgia’s Jaylyn Jones grabbed a rebound and scored the winning bucket with 1.8 seconds remaining, giving the Knights a 60-58 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday night in Cochran, Ga.


Bulldogs start quickly, post season-opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Newcomer Bre Neal posted 15 points and 10 rebounds and Terra Pryor knocked down four 3-pointers and netted 14 points, as Cumberland forced 20 turnovers and turned those in 29 points in a season-opening 67-41 victory over Bryan College on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's hoops picked fourth in MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked fourth in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced recently by the league office.


CU schedules now available for downloading

LEBANON, Tenn. – Parents, fans and other interested individuals can now download Bulldog sports schedules to their calendars via ECal at GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Women's basketball releases 2014-15 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the club’s 2014-15 schedule this week, which includes 14 home games and contests against six teams that reached last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


Twelve CU programs named NAIA Scholar Teams

LEBANON, Tenn. – A school-record 12 Cumberland programs were recognized this week as 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams. To be eligible, teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution, with the team GPA including all eligible varsity student-athletes.