Don't miss summer sports camps at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for remaining Cumberland summer sports camps for baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, football and basketball may be found at www.cumberlandcamps.com. Information for all camps may be found online and sign-ups and payments can be made for all of the camps except for tennis online.


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.


Tennis hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis will host a pair of clinics this summer for ages 4-12 and 16-and-older with CU coaches Karen Martinez and Thiago Lins at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts on campus.


Ortega Vela, Aguirre, Shankar earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Jose Ortega Vela and juniors Trinidad Aguirre and Jasmine Shankar were all named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Tennis Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office.


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.


Martinez takes over CU tennis programs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Karen Martinez as the program’s next men’s and women’s tennis coach, effective June 30th. Martinez replaces Norman Kalkhoff, who resigned in March.


Women's tennis falls 5-1 in MSC quarterfinals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgetown College swept the doubles and posted singles wins at Nos. 3 and 6, defeating 25th-ranked Cumberland, 5-1, here Sunday evening in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships.


Garijo Garrido, Ferrando Pea named All-MSC; Shankar earns Champions of Character award

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland University’s Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Marta Ferrando Pea were both named All-Mid-South Conference and Jasmine Shankar earned the Champions of Character award for women’s tennis, as announced here Saturday during a banquet at the Bowling Green Country Club in advance of the conference championships that begin Sunday.


Aguirre, Edwards, Shankar garner Academic All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis players Trinidad Aguirre, Sarah Edwards and Jasmine Shankar earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Thursday, as announced by the league office.


Weather shifts MSC Tennis Championships to Sunday-Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – With rain expected Friday and Saturday in the area, the 2017 Mid-South Conference Tennis Championships have shifted to Sunday and Monday at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green, Ky., with the Cumberland men and women both playing Sunday morning in the quarterfinals.


Jecker, Ferrando Pea pick up wins but CU drops 7-2 decision

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Marta Ferrando Pea and Franki Jecker both picked up singles victories, Jecker’s in three sets, but that wasn’t enough, as 15th-ranked University of the Cumberlands swept the doubles matches and posted a 7-2 win over the 25th-ranked Phoenix in women’s tennis action Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky.


CU tennis teams both ranked in NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped one spot to No. 24 and the Phoenix women’s tennis team reentered the rankings at No. 25 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Polls, as released this week by the national office.


Phoenix sweep Shawnee for second straight win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won all six singles matches in straight sets and swept all three doubles outings in a 9-0 women’s tennis victory on Saturday at Shawnee State, completing a weekend sweep of Mid-South Conference outings.


Women hold on for 5-4 win at Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garjio Garrido, Marta Ferrando Pea and Jasmine Shankar picked up singles victories after Cumberland won two doubles matches, holding off Georgetown College, 5-4, in women’s tennis action Friday in Georgetown, Ky.


Lindsey Wilson blanks Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Second-ranked Lindsey Wilson swept the doubles matches and won five singles outings in straight sets, posting a 9-0 victory over Cumberland in women’s tennis action Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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.


Women's tennis ends three-match skid with 8-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches and won five singles outings, three in straight sets, in an 8-1 victory over the University of Pikeville in women’s tennis action Sunday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Phoenix tennis blanked by AUM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cumberland dropped all three doubles matches and all six singles outings in straight sets in a 9-0 defeat to 30th-ranked Auburn Montgomery here Wednesday in women’s tennis action.


Women's tennis falls to Campbellsville, 6-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marta Ferrando Pea and Franki Jecker collected singles victories and Cumberland posted one doubles win, but Campbellsville University was too much in a 6-3 victory over Cumberland in women’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Women drop 8-1 decision at Bellarmine

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garjio Garrido posted a singles victory, but Bellarmine University won all three doubles matches and the remaining singles outings in an 8-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s tennis action Saturday in Louisville, Ky.


Garjio Garrido drops to No. 28 in ITA singles rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Ainhoa Garjio Garrijo dropped four spots to No. 28 in the latest Oracle/ITA NAIA Women's National Singles Rankings, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Wednesday.


Kalkhoff resigns as tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the resignation of tennis coach Norman Kalkhoff for personal reasons, effective immediately. Assistant Athletic Director Mitch Walters will take over as interim coach with help from graduate assistant and former All-American Angelica Sepulveda.


Women's tennis wins at Tennessee Wesleyan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ainhoa Garjio Garrido and Franki Jecker posted wins in singles and doubles, helping the Phoenix overcome a slow start in a 5-3 victory against Tennessee Wesleyan in women’s tennis action late Friday in Athens, Tenn.


Men's tennis remains 20th, women drop to No. 19 in Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained 20th and the Phoenix women dropped one spot to No. 19 in this week’s NAIA Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Polls, released Tuesday by the national office.


CU drops 7-0 decision at Belmont

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland lost one doubles match in a tiebreaker and Ainhoa Garjio Garrido and Sarah Edwards each dropped singles outings in three sets in a 7-0 loss to Belmont in women’s tennis action Friday night in Brentwood, Tenn.


Women's tennis falls at TSU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garjio Garrido posted a singles victory in straight sets and won her doubles match with Franki Jecker, but Tennessee State claimed the doubles point and the remaining singles outings in a 6-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s tennis action Thursday at Hadley Park in Nashville, Tenn.


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.


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.


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.


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.