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.


CU hosting high school girls basketball fall league

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball will host the first-ever High School Girls Basketball Fall League every Friday from August 19-September 16 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus.


Memphis native Polk inks with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Memphis, Tenn., native and Southeast Missouri transfer Katia Polk to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Women's hoops signs SEMO transfer Henderson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Cincinnati, Ohio, native and Southeast Missouri transfer Corneisha Henderson to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Henderson becomes the sixth Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


Roberts Wesleyan transfer Goodrum inks with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Kennesaw, Ga., native Cydney Goodrum to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year. Goodrum becomes the fifth CU signee for the upcoming season.


Basketball set for two summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland basketball will host a pair of summer camps at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center during the month of June, with a combined volleyball/basketball camp set for June 13-16 and a basketball only camp taking place June 27-30.


Virginia native Lane inks with CU hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Grundy, Va., native Emily Lane to scholarship papers for the 2016-17 academic year. Lane becomes the fourth Phoenix signee for next season.


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.


Watertown's Staats inks with CU hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Watertown High School product Bobbi Staats to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 season.


Hall named Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Chelsey Hall was voted the 2015-16 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award this week, presented annually to a Phoenix student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Phoenix football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


CU inks Grace Christian's Pridemore, Griffith

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Grace Christian Academy players Calynne Pridemore and Katherine Griffith to scholarship papers last week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Women's hoops ends year ranked 23rd

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning an opening-round game in the 36th Annual NAIA Championships, Cumberland women’s basketball ended the year ranked 23rd in the NAIA Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll, released Wednesday by the national office.


Hall, Bowers garner All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chelsey Hall earned Third Team NAIA All-America honors for the second straight season and Nicole Bowers was named Honorable Mention All-America, as announced by the national office late last week. Players were selected by the NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.


Hall earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Chelsey Hall earned 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced Monday by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Late Lewis-Clark rally ends season for Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason posted 25 points and Chelsey Hall added 14, but 13th-ranked Lewis-Clark State outscored Cumberland, 24-11, to overcome an eight-point deficit in a 75-70 victory against the Phoenix in the second round of the 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships in Independence, Mo.


Women's hoops upsets No. 4 Bethel, 56-51

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers posted 21 points and 11 rebounds, her eighth double-double of the season, and Jalita Fason and Bre Neal each netted 12 points, as Cumberland overcame a halftime deficit to defeat fourth-ranked Bethel University, 56-51, in the first round of the 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships on Thursday night in Independence, Mo.


CU women get at-large berth into NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball received an at-large bid into the 36th Annual NAIA Championships in Independence, Mo., and will face former TranSouth Conference rival Bethel University in the first round Wednesday, March 16 at 8 p.m. CT.


NAIA women's hoops announcement today

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA is scheduled to release the final NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll as well as qualifiers and a bracket for the 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships this afternoon starting at 5 p.m. CT at www.naia.org.


Davidson Academy's Vandlen inks with Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Adams, Tenn., native Bri Vandlen to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 season.


Third time not the charm for women's hoops

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Chanel Roberts scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and 18th-ranked Lindsey Wilson made 6-of-8 foul shots in the final period to pull away for a 61-52 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.


Hall, Bowers, Fason garner All-MSC recognition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chelsey Hall and Nicole Bowers were each voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Jalita Fason garnered Second Team honors, as announced by the league during a banquet Wednesday night in Frankfort, Ky.


Bowers, Hall, Vaden named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball players Chelsey Hall, Nicole Bowers and Charli Vaden were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Frankfort, Ky.


Bowers voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forward Nicole Bowers was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two Phoenix victories.


Match-ups set for Mid-South Basketball Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Mid-South Conference announced the brackets for the Mid-South Conference Championships late Saturday night, with the men taking on St. Catharine College and the women facing Lindsey Wilson, both on Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.


Phoenix pick up Senior Day victory, 72-64

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers posted 21 points off the bench and Jalita Fason collected 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists, as Cumberland jumped out to a 20-point lead late in the first half and held off a feisty University of the Cumberlands squad, 72-64, in women’s basketball action on Senior Day here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bowers, Neal lead 62-59 Phoenix victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers made 4-of-6 foul shots in the final 28.7 seconds and posted her second 20-point effort of the season, as Cumberland overcame a sluggish first half to defeat No. 21 University of Pikeville, 62-59, in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's hoops falls in OT, 75-70

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Emily Fox nailed a deep 3-pointer with 10.5 seconds left in regulation and Lindsey Burd netted five of her 28 points in overtime, as fourth-ranked Campbellsville University survived for a 75-70 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Powell Athletic Center.


All-around effort leads to 78-51 CU road win

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Jalita Fason’s 19 points led four players in double figures and Cumberland used a 14-0 run to start the game and a 17-6 spurt at the end of the first half in posting a 78-51 victory over St. Catharine College in women’s basketball here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


Ice cold day sends CU to 50-46 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason posted 13 points and Nicole Bowers collected her sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but Cumberland shot just 27 percent from the field and Georgetown made just enough plays to pull out a 50-46 victory in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women hang on for 61-59 win over No. 7 Shawnee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland built a nine-point fourth quarter lead behind 16 points from Jalita Fason and 15 by Nicole Bowers and the Phoenix withstood a frantic charge from seventh-ranked Shawnee State, holding on for a 61-59 victory in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's hoops holds on for road victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason netted a team-high 15 points, Bre Neal posted her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Cumberland hung on for a 70-64 road victory Saturday over Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.


Phoenix can't pull out another close one

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal posted 16 points and Nicole Bowers added 10 points and 14 rebounds, but freshman Malerie Martin led 22nd-ranked Lindsey Wilson with 23 points and the Blue Raiders made enough plays in the final minutes to pull out a 63-56 victory over Cumberland in women’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Neal voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Bre Neal was voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after posting her fourth double-double of the season at Middle Georgia State in CU’s only game.


Neal's double-double ends three-game skid

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal collected her fourth double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds and Chelsey Hall added 20 points, as 25th-ranked Cumberland ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-68 victory over Middle Georgia State in women’s basketball action Wednesday night in Cochran, Ga.


CU women ranked 25th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s ranks 25th in the latest NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Bad third quarter hinders Phoenix in loss

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Nicole Bowers netted 19 points and Chelsey Hall added 18, but 19th-ranked Cumberland shot just 30 percent in the second half and No. 9 Shawnee State took advantage, breaking open a tie game at the half for a 69-58 victory here Saturday at Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.


CU can't overcome cold shooting at Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted 24 points and Nicole Bowers posted 17 points and 17 rebounds, but 19th-ranked Cumberland shot just 31 percent from the field and never overcame a slow start in a 75-62 loss here Thursday to Georgetown College at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Women's hoops down one spot in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved back one spot to No. 19 in this week’s in this NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


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.


Late comeback falls just short

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted 25 points and Julia Fox added 19, but 18th-ranked Cumberland missed two good looks in the final 30 seconds and dropped a 73-70 decision to No. 20 University of Pikeville here Saturday in women’s basketball action at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Big fourth quarter carries CU to win

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Chelsey Hall netted nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jalita Fason netted 13 points, as 18th-ranked Cumberland overcame an awful shooting night to post a 55-49 victory over the University of the Cumberlands here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Women's hoops 18th in latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 18 in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


CU suffers road exhibition loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariyah Brawner-Henley and Jessica Kelliher combined for 57 points and 24 rebounds and seventh-ranked Lewis University outscored Cumberland, 48-26, in the second half in an 81-60 victory Wednesday night in Romeoville, Ill.


Horrid shooting sends CU to loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot 22 percent from the field, including 17 percent in the second half, and Amelia Recker and Miranda Palmer combined for 29 points for Huntington University in a 55-35 Foresters win here Monday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Neal's double-double paces CU over Grace

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal posted 15 points and 16 rebounds, both game-highs, and 15th-ranked Cumberland used an 18-4 run to open the game to claim a 56-42 victory over Grace College on Saturday at the Union College Holiday Classic in Barbourville, Ky.


Second-half run propels women's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Julia Fox scored seven of her 19 points during a 13-2 run to start the second half and Nicole Bowers added 19 points and nine rebounds in 15th-ranked Cumberland’s 77-59 victory over Berea College on Friday night at the Union College Holiday Classic in Barbourville, Ky.


CU ranked 15th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to No. 15 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Late run sends CU to 61-59 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Fox scored 10 of her game-high 24 points over the final 2:22 and top-ranked Campbellsville University overcame a late deficit to defeat No. 12 Cumberland, 61-59, in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Neal's double-double helps CU overcome bad shooting

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal collected her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Julia Fox netted 10 points off the bench, helping 12th-ranked Cumberland overcame a terrible shooting night and pull away in the fourth quarter for a 54-46 win over St. Catharine College in women’s basketball action here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bowers' 21 points pace CU home win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers netted a season-high 21 points in 24 minutes of action and Bre Neal added 12 points and nine rebounds, as 12th-ranked Cumberland started both halves with 10-0 runs en route to a 64-41 victory over Fisk University here Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Two double-doubles help CU to 61-51 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal and Nicole Bowers each posted double-doubles and 12th-ranked Cumberland overcame a horrendous shooting first quarter in a 61-51 victory over Talladega College here Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's hoops inks Bolton's Watson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Bartlett, Tenn., native Kerrice Watson to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.


Neal headlines 71-63 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bre Neal posted 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and 12th-ranked Cumberland built a 19-point third-quarter lead before hanging on for a 71-63 victory over Mid-America Christian in women’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU drops 57-55 decision on road

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Chelsey Hall and Jazmine Smith misses layups and Hall’s 3-pointer hit the front rim, as 12th-ranked Cumberland missed three good looks in the final 30 seconds and dropped a 57-55 decision to Lindsey Wilson here Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center to begin Mid-South Conference action.


CU goes cold in final period, falls 72-66

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Chelsey Hall and Nicole Bowers each scored 17 points and Bowers added nine rebounds, but 12th-ranked Cumberland went ice cold in the fourth quarter before pulling within two in the final seconds in a 72-66 loss to No. 2 Freed-Hardeman in women’s basketball action here Tuesday night at the Sports Center.


Bowers' double-double, late run give CU road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nicole Bowers posted 16 points and 20 rebounds, Chelsey Hall netted 19 points and 12th-ranked Cumberland ended the game on a 41-16 run in an 84-54 victory over Fisk University on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


Smith's 20 points pace CU in 70-66 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jazmine Smith scored 20 points off the bench and Chelsey Hall added 16 points, as 12th-ranked Cumberland built a double-digit lead before holding off a furious comeback in a 70-66 win Wednesday night over Talladega College in Talladega, Ala.


Balanced attack paces 56-51 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jalita Fason netted 15 points, Bre Neal collected 11 points and nine rebounds and Nicole Bowers grabbed 12 boards, as 12th-ranked Cumberland started the game with a 12-0 run in a 56-51 victory over Auburn Montgomery in women’s basketball action Sunday here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Fason's career-high 26 points leads opening CU win

PULASKI, Tenn. – Jalita Fason netted a career-best 26 points off the bench, including 14 during a 22-4 run in the second half, and 12th-ranked Cumberland overcame a horrendous shooting night to post a 70-59 victory over 20th-ranked Martin Methodist here Monday night at the Curry Christian Life Center.


CU ranked 12th in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 12th in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Cumberland participates in Sam Houston's PAWS Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Several Cumberland University athletic teams took time out of their training schedules to participate in Sam Houston Elementary’s annual PAWS day where the students were able to choose from a variety of activities ranging from sports to cooking to Zumba.


Women's hoops picked second in Preseason Coaches' Poll

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


Student-athletes volunteer at Sherry's Run

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and cheer and dance teams all participated in set-up, breakdown and event management for community service projects at last weekend’s Sherry’s Run in Lebanon.


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.


Women's hoops announces 2015-16 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the team’s 2015-16 schedule on Tuesday, which includes 13 home games and 10 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


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.


Pace moves into full-time assistant position

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland All-American women’s basketball player Jessica Pace has moved into a full-time assistant coach position with the Bulldogs after spending last semester as a graduate assistant with the program, as announced this week by CU head coach Jeremy Lewis.