159 named to Spring 2017 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Spring 2017 last week with 159 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Mt. Juliet's Spring inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native Hannah Spring to scholarship papers this week for the 2017-18 academic year. She becomes the third Phoenix signee for the upcoming season.


125 student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 175th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fifth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


LAST DAY: CU accepting nominations for 2017 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2017 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 3. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee. The 2017 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel.


133 named to Fall 2016 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 last week with 133 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Beech's Park inks with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Beech High School product Elaine Park this week to scholarship papers for the 2017-18 academic year.


Clarksville native Grose signs with CU cross country

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing this week of Clarksville, Tenn., native Anna Grose to scholarship papers for the 2017-18 academic year.


Three runners earn Second Team All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted its best finishes at the conference championships – fourth for the men and fifth for the women – since the program was revived and Garang Madut, Riley Kilian and Claudia Tepox all earned Second Team All-Mid-South Conference honors, as announced by the league this past weekend.


Madut, Kilian pace harriers at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Garang Madut and freshman Riley Kilian each finished 13th and five Cumberland cross country runners placed in the Top 20 at the Mid-South Conference Championships on Saturday at Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green, Ky.


Five cross country runners named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland cross country runners Garang Madut, Taylor Blankenship, Michaela Postell, Alesa Steiner and Claudia Tepox were all named Academic All-Mid-South Conference on Thursday, as announced by the league office.


Four harriers finish in Top 15 at St. Louis Fall Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Amber Mays and sophomore Claudia Tepox both finished in the Top 15 for the women and seniors Garang Madut and Tanner Harp did the same for the men, leading the Cumberland cross country teams at the St. Louis Fall Classic in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday.


Madut places 12th at Berry Invitational

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Garang Madut finished 12th and sophomore Claudia Tepox led the women with a 45th-place showing for the Cumberland cross country teams on Saturday at the Berry Invitational in Mt. Berry, Ga.


Madut, Kilian lead harriers in Louisville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Garang Madut placed 81st among 388 participants for the men and freshman Riley Kilian paced the women once again for the Cumberland cross country teams Saturday at the Greater Louisville Collegiate Classic in Louisville, Ky.


Freshman Rojas, Kilian lead CU for second straight week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jerry Rojas set a freshman record and Riley Kilian paced the women’s team for the third straight week, leading the Cumberland cross country teams on Saturday at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tenn.


Trio leads cross country at MSC Preview

LEBANON, Tenn. – Garang Madut, Jerry Rojas and Riley Killian all finished in the Top 10, leading the Cumberland cross country teams Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Preview in Bowling Green, Ky.


Madut, Killian lead harriers in opening meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Riley Killian placed 77th and senior Garang Madut finished 66th, pacing the Cumberland cross country teams late Saturday night at the BROOKS Memphis Twilight. The race featured nine Division I and seven Division II programs and more than 225 runners in the men’s and women’s races.


Men picked fifth, women seventh in MSC Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s men were picked fifth and the women seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Cross Country Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the league office.


CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an 2nd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Fall student-athletes take part in Leadership Training, community service

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University fall athletic teams participated in Leadership Training on Wednesday that included lectures from University staff, CU Character Coach Jim Mike Ward and Tony Johnson, Vice President with Learfield Licensing, along with sessions on social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


Nine squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored nine Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2015-16 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.