Ten squads earn NAIA Scholar Team accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 10 Cumberland athletic squads this week as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2016-17 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.


Caston hired as full-time assistant for wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach James Hicks announced the hiring of former Campbellsville University national champion and three-time All-American Davion Caston as a full-time assistant coach for the 2017-18 season for the Phoenix.


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.


Delaune garners Academic All-District recognition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestler Kyle Delaune was one of 10 individuals named to the 2017 CoSIDA Men’s At-Large Academic All-District 2 College Division team on Thursday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


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.


Wrestling ranked second in NWCA team academic standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling ranked second in the annual All-Academic team standings released last week by the National Wrestling Coaches Association while individuals Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade and Kyle Deluane were also recognized by the NWCA.


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.


Croley earns Second Team All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University senior Nate Croley earned Second Team All-Mid-South Conference honors, with accolades based solely on the results of the NAIA East Region Qualifier held February 18 in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced recently by the league office.


Deluane finds niche in sport of wrestling

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Wrestling was not Metairie-native Kyle Delaune's first sport of choice. Growing up playing at Little Farms Playground he did it all – basketball, baseball, soccer and football.