Phoenix women fall in season opener on road

LEBANON, Tenn. – Top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett won all three doubles outings and Valeria Podda and Debora Scurt posted singles wins in the Grizzlies’ 5-0 victory over No. 18 Cumberland in women’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


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.


Women's tennis ranked 17th in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis is ranked 17th in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


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.


Phoenix women tabbed second in MSC Preseason Poll

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


Garjio Garrido, Ferrando Pea ranked in Oracle/ITA Preseason Ratings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ainhoa Garjio Garrido and Marta Ferrando Pea are ranked 16th in doubles and Garjio Garrido is 24th in singles in the Oracle/ITA Women’s Tennis Preseason Rankings published recently by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the governing body of collegiate tennis.


Kalkhoff named CU tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Norman Kalkhoff as the tennis coach for the Phoenix. Kalkhoff brings more than 25 years of experience coaching at the high, collegiate and club levels.


Garrido reaches singles semifinals at ITA Southeast Regional

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ainhoa Garjio Garrido posted three singles victories en route to the semifinals and fellow newcomer Marta Ferrando Pea won twice in singles as well for Cumberland in women’s tennis action this past weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.


McCormick resigns as CU tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach and Game Operations Manager Bill McCormick has resigned from his position, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Wednesday. Andres Burgos and Angelica Sepulveda will share coaching duties until a replacement can be found.