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.


Williams, Stewart receive All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Jake Williams earned First Team All-Mid-South honors and senior Scott Stewart was a Second Team selection, as announced by the league office Thursday.


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.


Wrestling inks Ohio native Saul

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling announced the signing of Ney, Ohio, native Gavin Saul to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year.


Hicks named CU wrestling coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of James Hicks as the program’s new wrestling head coach. He will take over at CU on April 20. Hicks has served the last three years as head coach at Darton State College in Albany, Ga.


Manning, Paden, Varner all named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland wrestlers were recently named 2015 Daktronics NAIA-Scholar-Athletes by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kan. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Three wrestlers garner MSC Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland wrestlers were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes last week, as announced by the league office before the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kan.


Bulldogs finish ninth, three named All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished ninth among 43 schools and three Bulldog wrestlers – Jake Williams, Scott Stewart and Kyle Delaune – were named NAIA All-Americans at the conclusion of the national championships, as announced Monday by the national office.


Williams repeats, Stewart loses in final for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Jake Williams won his second national title at 149 in extra time while Scott Stewart lost in the championship match at heavyweight in the final session of the 58th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships on Saturday night in Topeka, Kan.


Williams, Stewart will wrestle for national titles

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Jake Williams and Scott Stewart will both wrestle for national championships and Kyle Delaune won twice on Saturday morning as well, finishing fourth in his weight class at the 58th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships in Topeka, Kan.


Williams, Stewart make national semifinals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jake Williams and Scott Stewart both reached the semifinals in the main draw with victories in the evening session Friday at the 58th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships in Topeka, Kan.


Williams, Stewart reach quarters at nationals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Jake Williams and Scott Stewart both advanced in the main draw with wins in the morning session Friday at the 58th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships in Topeka, Kan. Sophomores Kyle Delaune and Nate Croley also remain alive in the backdraw of the event, which continues Friday at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Preliminary brackets set for wrestling nationals

LEBANON, Tenn. – The 2015 NAIA Wrestling National Championships preliminary brackets were released Friday afternoon by the national office, with six Cumberland wrestlers in this year’s field. Session One action inside the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan., is scheduled for Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. CST.


Four individuals ranked; Bulldogs move up to 17th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 17 as a team and four student-athletes earned individual rankings, including senior Jake Williams at No. 2 at 149 pounds in the latest edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.


Williams named MSC Wrestler of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jake Williams was named the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday after winning his weight class and earning Wrestler of the Tournament honors at the NAIA East Region Qualifier this past weekend in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Williams wins at 149; six individuals qualify for nationals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Jake Williams won his weight class with ease and fellow senior Scott Stewart lost in the finals at the NAIA East Region Qualifier on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind. Austin Meyn, Nate Croley and Kyle Delaune all qualified automatically and Dustin Harris received a wild-card berth into the national tournament in two weeks as well with their performances in the event.


CU ranked 20th; Williams, Stewart receive individual ratings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 20th in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll and seniors Jake Williams and Scott Stewart are both ranked in their respective weight classes, as announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Wrestling completes comeback in 20-19 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dustin Harris won by Fall and Kyle Delaune and Scott Stewart each picked up Decisions in the final four matches, with Stewart clinching a 20-19 Cumberland victory with a 5-2 Decision at 285 in wrestling action Saturday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs fall in dual match at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Delaune won by Fall and Jake Williams picked up a Major Decision, but fourth-ranked Campbellsville University won the final two bouts, holding off Cumberland, 29-16, in wrestling action Tuesday night in Campbellsville, Ky.


Stewart second; Williams, Gonzalez fourth for CU wrestlers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Scott Stewart placed second and Michael Gonzalez and Jake Williams both finished fourth, leading Cumberland’s wrestlers at the Missouri Valley College Open on Saturday in Marshall, Mo.


Wrestling takes 37-11 decision on the road

LEBANON, Tenn. – Austin Meyn, Jake Williams, Nate Croley and Kyle Delaune each pinned their opponents while Dustin Harris, Chris Mosher, Peter Donvhev and Scott Stewart each picked up victories in Cumberland’s 34-14 victory over St. Catharine College in wrestling dual match action Tuesday night in St. Catharine, Ky.


Williams wins at 149; Holbrook, Delaune both place fourth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Williams swept through the 149 class and Ethyn Holbrook and Kyle Delaune each finished fourth, leading the Cumberland wrestling team at the Mustang Open in Conway, Ark., on Saturday.


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.


Williams, Stewart sweep through CU Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Williams and Scott Stewart both swept through their weight classes for victories on Saturday in the Cumberland Open, leading the Bulldogs in the team’s annual home event at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs fall to No. 12 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jake Williams, Michael Gonzalez and Scott Stewart all posted one-point Decisions, but 12th-ranked Lindsey Wilson registered three Falls and one Technical Fall in a 36-9 victory over the Bulldogs in a dual match Friday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling falls twice at NWCA National Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Delaune upset the No. 4-ranked wrestler at 184 in the morning, Michael Gonzalez and Aric Fernandez both picked up victories in the afternoon and Jake Williams won both of his bouts, but Cumberland dropped a pair of matches at May Mayhem on Friday in Fort Wayne, Ind., eliminating the Bulldogs from the NWCA National Duals.


Williams ranked eighth in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jake Williams entered the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ rankings for the first time this year at No. 8, as announced this week by the national office.


Bulldogs fall in dual match at Life

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Williams won a Major Decision in his first match of the year for Cumberland but the Bulldogs dropped a 46-4 match against Life University on Monday in Marietta, Ga.


Wrestling coach Allen resigns, Jaime named interim

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen resigned Tuesday, effective immediately, as announced by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan. CU assistant coach Shaine Jaime will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season.


Fernandez ranked in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Aric Fernandez is ranked 16th nationally at 174 in the latest edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll and individual rankings released Wednesday by the national office.


Gonzalez places fifth at Battle of Rockies

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Gonzalez placed fifth and Aric Fernandez won a pair of matches, leading the Cumberland wrestlers at the Battle of the Rockies on Saturday in Great Falls, Mont.


Wrestling drops three Top 10 matches

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley, Kyle Delaune and Aric Fernandez all won a pair of bouts, but Cumberland dropped three dual matches to teams ranked in the Top 10 nationally – 30-19 to No. 4 Montana State-Norther, 32-14 to eighth-ranked Indiana Tech and 36-13 to No. 3 Great Falls – on Friday in Great Falls, Mont.


Bulldogs win three times at MTSU Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Austin Meyn won all three of his matches and Michael Gonzalez, Dustin Harris and Kyle Delaune were all perfect in their matches, as Cumberland won three times at the MTSU Duals on Saturday in Smyrna, Tenn.


Smith, Fernandez both win at Shorter Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Smith won his weight class, Aric Fernandez finished second and JohnMark Reddick and Nate Croley both placed third, leading a group of Cumberland wrestlers at the Shorter Open in Rome, Ga., this past Saturday.


Smith places sixth at Central Missouri Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Smith won five matches, finishing sixth, and Kyle Delaune, Michael Gonzalez and Austin Meyn each posted two victories for Cumberland wrestling at the Central Missouri Open this past Sunday in Warrensburg, Mo.


Resendiz, Gonzalez, Smith all place fourth at Patriot Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Robbie Resendiz, Michael Gonzalez and Tyler Smith all placed fourth in their respective weight classes, leading the Cumberland wrestling team Saturday at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, Ky.


Delaune leads Bulldogs at Mountaineer Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Delaune pinned Appalachian State’s Tyler Radford at 197 but otherwise it was a frustrating day for Cumberland, who lost to three Division I schools – Appalachian State, Buffalo and Gardner-Webb – on Saturday in Boone, N.C.


Gonzalez, Linton, Delaune all ranked in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Michael Gonzalez, Kyle Delaune and Cody Linton were all ranked in their respective weight classes as part of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Preseason Top 20 Poll released last week by the national office.


Kappa Sigma taking donations for BCM students

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Theta Prime chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Cumberland University will take donations at this Saturday’s football game to benefit Tyler Smith and Nick Sackman, the two students who lost essentially all of their belongings in the fire that destroyed the Baptist Student Ministries house on the CU campus on September 3.


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.


Jaime named wrestling assistant coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the hiring of two-time All-American and The Ultimate Fighter Reality TV show coach Shaine Jaime as the program’s new full-time assistant coach.


Wrestling announces 2014-15 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the team’s 2014-15 schedule this week, which includes a pair of home dual meets along with an open tournament as well as an intersquad and alumni meet to begin the campaign.


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.