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.


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.


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.


Bulldogs help build homes for Habitat for Humanity

LEBANON, Tenn. – Over the course of the month of November, Cumberland athletic programs have made a pair of trips to build houses for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville.


Four runners named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Keaton Gaffney, Zeddy Koech, Chelsea Reeves and Devin Rickard were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office Friday in advance of the conference championships.


Men, women harriers both finish seventh at MSC meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Keaton Gaffney finished 27th overall and Zeddy Koech and Alesa Steiner both placed in the Top 40 for the women and Garang Madut led the men with a 34th-place showing for Cumberland on Saturday at the Mid-South Cross Country Championships in Rio Grande, Ohio.


Gaffney, Madut both place 55th at Berry Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Keaton Gaffney and freshman Garang Madut both finished 55th in fields of over 175 competitors and junior Zeddy Koech, freshman Alesa Steiner and freshman Tanner Harp all placed in the Top 100, leading the Bulldog harriers at the Berry Invitational on Saturday in Mt. Berry, Ga.


Madut, Gaffney lead XC at Louisville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Keaton Gaffney and freshman Garang Madut were the top finishers for the Cumberland cross country teams Saturday in what was just short of a monsoon at the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.


Five place in Top 20 for CU harriers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Keaton Gaffney placed eighth overall and Zeddy Koech, Alesa Steiner, Garang Madut and Tanner Harp all placed in the Top 20, leading Cumberland’s cross country teams Saturday at the 43rd Annual Patty Forgey Invitational in Rio Grande, Ohio. The Mid-South Conference Championships will be run on the same course in November.


Gaffney, Harp pace CU harriers at Commodore Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Tanner Harp and sophomore Keaton Gaffney both placed 64th, leading the Cumberland cross country teams in their second meet of the season on Saturday at the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.


Harp, Gaffney lead runners in first meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Tanner Harp and sophomore Keaton Gaffney paced the Cumberland cross country teams Saturday night in their first meet of the year at the BROOKS Memphis Twilight Classic at the Mike Rose Complex in Memphis, Tenn.


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:


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.