Women's Soccer

Cumberland Women's Soccer earns dominant 7-1 win over Missouri Baptist

ST. LOUIS, Mo.-- The Cumberland women's soccer team puts up a dominant performance against Missouri Baptist on the road winning by a score of 7-1.


Men's Soccer

Phoenix post clean sheet on the road

RICHMOND, Ind.--Kam Stanley netted three goals to lead Cumberland to a 4-0 win on the road at Indiana University-East Wednesday afternoon.


Baseball, Football, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Wrestling, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, General

NAIA announces 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Team and Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. -- 74 Cumberland University student-athletes were named 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 12 Phoenix teams earned NAIA Scholar-Team distinctions, NAIA officials announced on Wednesday as part of the NAIA National Awards Day.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer moves up in NAIA Polls

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women's soccer moves up one spot to No. 20 in the latest edition of the NAIA Top-25 Coaches' Polls, announced by the national office on Wednesday.


Women's Volleyball

Phoenix sweep FHU for second straight MSC sweep

HENDERSON, Tenn.--Cumberland posts a road sweep in the Phoenix first conference away game of the season over Freed-Hardeman University in women's volleyball action Tuesday evening.


Women's Golf

Cumberland Women's Golf wins Music City Invitational; Nutu takes first individually

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-- Cumberland Women's Golf takes first overall at the Music City Invitational with a two-day team score of 613. The Phoenix finished ahead of second-place Northwestern Ohio by 22 strokes.


Men's Golf

Phoenix take Third at Music City Invitational

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--Cumberland men's golf finished third in the first tournament of the season after posting a 296 as a team in the final round at the Music City Invitational at Twelve Stones Golf Club.


Women's Golf

Phoenix WGOLF in first place after first round at Music City Invitational

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's golf holds a one-stroke lead over the University of Northwestern Ohio after the first round of competition at the Music City Invitational.


Men's Golf

Phoenix shoot under-par at Music City Invitational

GOODLETTESVILLE, Tenn.--Cumberland opened up the 2021-22 campaign at their home course at Twelve Stone Golf Club and fired an under-par round with a 286 as a unit.


Women's Cross Country

Krone named MSC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Elise Krone has been selected as the Mid-South Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, as announced Monday by conference officials.


Men's Cross Country

Kipkosgei named MSC Men's XC Runner of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Nickson Kipkosgei has been selected as the Mid-South Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, conference official announces Monday.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland WVB earns dominant 3-0 victory over Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's volleyball earned a dominant 3-0 victory over Shawnee State University. The win came in bounce-back fashion following the Cumberland loss to Thomas More on Friday night.


Women's Soccer

Phoenix rally from behind to defeat South-Carolina Beaufort

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland rallied in the second half to tie the game on a Grace Morris header and would win it in the first minute of overtime as Haley Stevens header found the back of the net in women's soccer action Sunday afternoon.


Men's Soccer

Cumberland MSOC falls in 2OT heartbreaker to #14 Georgia Gwinnett

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer (3-1) fell in 3-2 in a heartbreaker to 14th ranked Georgia Gwinnett (3-2-1) on Saturday in double overtime.


Football

Phoenix struggle in home opener against St. Thomas

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University football drops their home debut to St. Thomas University 34-6 at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland WVB falls in five sets to Thomas More

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Women's Volleyball fell in five sets to Mid-South Conference foe Thomas More in the conference opener. The loss ends Cumberland's nine-match winning streak.


Women's Cross Country

Phoenix Women's XC finishes fifth at the North Alabama Invitational

FLORENCE, Ala.-- Cumberland Women's Cross Country finished fifth overall out of 13 teams at the North Alabama Invitational. The Phoenix competed in a field of teams from the NCAA and NAIA.


Men's Cross Country

Kipkosgei sets school record at North Alabama XC Invitational

FLORENCE, Ala.--The Cumberland men's cross country team started the season off strong with a fifth-place finish at the North Alabama XC Invitational hosted by the University of North Alabama this morning in their first meet of the season.


Women's Soccer

Seven Phoenix Score in 8-1 victory over Brewton Parker

MT. VERNON, Ga.-Cumberland women's soccer had seven different players score goals in an 8-1 win over Brewton Parker in women's soccer action Thursday afternoon.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Coach Seckel Qualifies for his 13th consecutive Boston Marathon

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel is set to compete in the 2021 Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11. This marks his 13th consecutive time qualifying and competing in the event.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Ranked 21st in NAIA Polls

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women's soccer drops one spot to No. 21 in the latest edition of the NAIA Top-25 Coaches' Polls, announced by the national office on Wednesday.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland WVB earns 3-1 victory over Bryan in home opener

Cumberland Women's Volleyball earned a 3-1 home opener victory over Bryan College on Tuesday night. The win marks the ninth Phoenix victory in a row this season.


Men's Soccer

Walsh's second-half goal propels Phoenix over Delta State

LEBANON, Tenn.--Martin Walsh picked up a pass from Retsin Kambala and buried the shot to give Cumberland a 3-2 victory over Delta State University in men's soccer action on Labor Day at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's Volleyball

Reid and Carey named to Viking Invitational All-Tournament Team

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Nicole Carey and Harlee Kate Reid were named to the Viking Invitational All-Tournament Team released by tournament officials Sunday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

No. 15 Aquinas tops No. 20 Cumberland, 2-1

LEBANON, Tenn.--No. 15 Aquinas scored two early goals as No. 20 Cumberland could not push in the equalizer in the closing moments in women's soccer action on Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium at Kirk Field.


Football

Phoenix lose season opener to Keiser, 45-6

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Jack Strouse passed for 352 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another TD as fourth-ranked Keiser University defeated Cumberland 45-6 in football action in the season opener at Keiser Football Field.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland WVB goes 2-0 on day two of the Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic

MISHAWAKA, Ind.-- Cumberland Women's Volleyball (10-2, 0-0 MSC) earned a pair of victories over the University of St. Francis and Grace College on day two of the Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic on Saturday.


Women's Volleyball

Phoenix post two wins at Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic

MISHAWAKA, Ind.--Cumberland women's volleyball stays hot for two wins on day one at the Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic hosted by Bethel University.


Men's Soccer

Cumberland vs Fisk deemed no contest

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's soccer was ready to go this afternoon, but Fisk did not have enough eligible players to field a team deeming the match a no contest.


Women's Soccer

Segura's Hat-Trick leads Phoenix in 6-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn.--Jennifer Segura netted a hat-trick in a big 6-0 win over in-state rival Tennessee Wesleyan at Lindsey Donnell Stadium at Kirk Field on Thursday afternoon.


Football

Football Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--The Cumberland University football team is set to begin the 2021 campaign under fourth-year Head Coach Tim Mathis and staff this Saturday against Keiser University.


Women's Volleyball

Carey garners Attacker of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland’s Nicole Carey posted 33 kills in four matches at the Viking Invitational, helping the Phoenix to a 4-0 record and earning Mid-South Conference Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week honors, announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Soccer

Watson, Rulle named MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Tyler Watson and Nicklas Rulle were recognized as Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performances in victories over Brewton Parker College and Marian University, announced by the league office.


Women's Soccer

Weather reschedules women's soccer against Tennessee Wesleyan

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Incoming weather forces women's soccer to push their home game against Tennessee Wesleyan back to Thursday, September 2.


Men's Soccer

Phoenix hold on for 2-1 win

LEBANON, Tenn.--After a two-hour weather delay, Cumberland held on for a 2-1 win over Marian in men's soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland WVB dominates the Viking Invitational by sweeping Williams Baptist and Stephens College

MARSHALL, Mo.-- Cumberland Women's Volleyball puts on a very dominant showing at the Viking Invitational by sweeping all four matches in the tournament after winning 3-0 today against both Williams Baptist University and Stephens College. This weekend helps take the Phoenix to 6-2 on the year.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer match with Thomas Determined a No Contest

LEBANON, Tenn.-Cumberland women's soccer match was determined a no-contest after 54 minutes of play. The Phoenix held a 3-1 over Thomas University.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland WVB sweeps Benedictine and Missouri Valley to go 2-0 at Viking Invitational

MARSHALL, Mo.-- Cumberland Women's Volleyball earned a pair of 3-0 match victories on Friday at the Viking Invitational against Benedictine College and Missouri Valley College. The Phoenix have won four out of their first six matches of the year with 3-0 victories.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf starts season at 24th in NAIA Polls

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women’s golf starts the season ranked 24th in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the national office.


Men's Golf

Phoenix Golf Ranked 6th in Preseason NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s golf ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the national office. The Phoenix were picked as the favorite to win the Mid-South Conference regular-season championship in a poll of league coaches released earlier this week.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--The 2021 Cumberland University women's soccer team looks to build off their sixth trip to the NAIA National Tournament through a seasoned group of players and talented newcomers.


Women's Golf

Cumberland WGOLF ranked fourth in MSC Preseason Coaches Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland women's golf ranks fourth in the Mid-South Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll announced on Wednesday by conference officials.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf Favored to win Mid-South Conference

LEBANON, Tenn. - Phoenix men's golf is favored to win the conference title according to the Mid-South Conference Men's Golf Preseason Poll, released by the conference Wednesday.


Men's Soccer

Watson nets lone goal in 1-0 Season Opener

MT. VERNON, Ga.--Cumberland senior Tyler Watson provided the lone score in Cumberland’s 1-0 victory over Brewton Parker College in the season opener Tuesday afternoon.


Men's Soccer

Cumberland Men's Soccer Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland University men's soccer program heads into the 2021 fall season with a roster chalked full of talented players and a challenging schedule ahead of them.


Men's Basketball

Coach Eric Evans promoted to full time assistant position

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland University men's basketball head coach Jeremy Lewis promotes Eric Evans into a full-time assistant position. Evans will be replacing former assistant Mark Brown.


Women's Volleyball

Phoenix split to go 2-2 at the Vette City Classic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--Cumberland women's volleyball picked up their second sweep of the season in the first match and took one set from No. 16 Marian University falling to 2-2 at the Vette City Classic.


Women's Volleyball

Cumberland sweeps season opener; drops a five-set thriller to Blue Mountain

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--Cumberland women's volleyball made quick work of Brescia sweeping the first game of the season and fought back to erase a 2-0 deficit against Blue Mountain before dropping the fifth set in day one action at the Vette City Classic.


Women's Cross Country

Cumberland Women's Cross Country selected fifth in the preseason poll

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Cumberland Women's Cross Country was selected fifth in the preseason poll after receiving 81 total votes, Mid-South Officials announced on Thursday.


Men's Cross Country

Phoenix Men's Cross Country selected Fourth in MSC Preseason Polls

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Cumberland men's cross country has been selected as preseason No. 4 in the Mid-South Conference Coaches' Poll, Mid-South officials released on Thursday.


Women's Soccer

Cumberland Women's Soccer Season Opener Postponed

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's soccer season opener has been postponed against Bryan University next Tuesday due to COVID-19.


Women's Volleyball

2021 Women's Volleyball Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Women's Volleyball comes into the 2021 campaign with high expectations after finishing the 2021 Spring season with a conference record of 8-8 and an overall record of 11-18.


Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, General

Hometown Ticketing Launches app for Buying Tickets

LEBANON, Tenn.- The official ticketing provider for Cumberland Athletics, Hometown Ticketing has launched the Hometown Fan App for our fans to purchase tickets to home events.


Esports

Chris Crenshaw Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Chris Crenshaw this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer starts 2021 season at No. 20 in NAIA Polls

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women's soccer begins the 2021 campaign at No. 20 in the Preseason NAIA Top-25 Coaches' Polls, announced by the national office on Wednesday.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball selected Seventh in MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Cumberland women's volleyball was tabbed as seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, released by the Mid-South Conference on Friday.


Men's Soccer

MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll tabs Phoenix Men's Soccer Fifth

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland men's soccer tabbed as fifth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Polls, conference officials announced on Friday.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer selected Fourth in MSC Preseason Polls

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland women's soccer has been selected to finish fourth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, conference officials announced on Friday.


General

Fall Student-Athletes partake in Leadership Day Activities

LEBANON, Tenn.-- All student-athletes participating in sports at Cumberland University during Fall 2021 returned to campus this week. Alongside their return, the students engaged in giving back to the community during the annual Leadership Day.


Baseball

Former Impact Player Ricky Coleman Battles Health Issues

LEBANON, Tenn.--Former Cumberland baseball All-American Ricky Coleman is suffering from kidney failure and is in need of help.


General

CU Welcomes Jimmy Wilson as Athletic Trainer

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University Director of Athletic Training Kaitie Arnold announces the hiring of Jimmy Wilson as an assistant athletic trainer. Wilson will provide care for women's soccer, women's basketball, and men's and women's tennis.


Men's Golf

Four Phoenix Men's Golfers named to the GCAA NAIA 2020-21 Academic All-American Team

NORMAN, Okla.-- Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for NAIA was announced Friday by the GCAA. Four members of the Cumberland Men's Golf team made the NAIA portion of the list including, Tomas Acotto, Reece Gaddes, Bryson Smith, and Adrian Steeger.


Football

Football selected Seventh In Bluegrass Division Preseason Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football has been selected seventh in the 2021-22 Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll, MSC officials have announced Friday.


General

Cumberland Earns Five-Star Champions of Character Silver Award

LEBANON, Tenn.--The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Wednesday its Five-Star Champions of Character Award winners for both institutions and conferences, and for the third year in a row, Cumberland University has been recognized as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Silver Award winner.


Esports

Dominic Rodriguez Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Dominic Rodriguez this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf earns Top-10 in WGCA NAIA All-Scholar Team GPA Award

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland women's golf team earned a top-10 finish in the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team GPA Award.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf named GCAA Academic National Champion

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's golf was named Golf Coaches' Association of Amercia (GCAA) Academic National Champion for posting the top grade-point average in the NAIA this past season, announced by the organization on Thursday.


Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Earns Third Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

LEBANON, Tenn.– For the third consecutive year, Cumberland women's volleyball was recognized with the Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the 2020-21 academic year, the organization announced Monday.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

Men's and Women's Tennis Earn ITA Scholar Team Honors

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University men's and women's tennis earn ITA Scholar Team honors while 17 student-athletes earn ITA Scholar-Athlete awards, announced by the organization's office on Friday.


Football

Brad Higginson joins football coaching staff as linebackers coach

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University head coach Tim Mathis announces Brad Higginson joins the Cumberland football coaching staff as the linebackers coach.


General

Cumberland hires Austin Dillard as Director of Sports Performance

LEBANON, Tenn.—Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan has announced Austin Dillard as the new Director of Sports Performance.


Football

Lee added to the Defensive Staff as D-Line coach

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University head football coach Tim Mathis announces the addition of veteran coach Don Lee to the football staff.


Esports

Mid-South Conference announces the addition of Esports

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Mid-South Conference announced has added esports to its championship lineup beginning with the 2021-22 season, MSC Commissioner Eric Ward announced on Friday.


Esports

Collin Marshall Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Collin Marshall this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


General

Page hired as Athletic Trainer

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Director of Athletic Training Katie Arnold announces the hiring of Alex Page as an assistant athletic trainer. Page will help care for the 600+ student-athletes across Cumberland's campus.


General

Farris promoted to Head Athletic Trainer

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Director of Athletic Training has promoted Sara Farris to head athletic trainer after Andrew Hinds announced his resignation.


Baseball

Aaron Wilkerson earns pitching award

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Former Cumberland University two-time All-American Aaron Wilkerson has been voted the Pitcher of the Week in the Triple-A West.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Juneteenth street festival smashes expectations

Market Street in downtown Lebanon was awash of laughter, conversation, and good smelling food on Saturday, marking Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America.


Women's Cross Country

Britt signs with CU Women's Cross Country

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announces the addition of Hope Britt to the 2021-22 recruiting class.


Men's Cross Country

Wilson Central's Harzbecker signs with Cross Country

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Jacob Harzbecker to scholarship papers for the 2021-22 academic year.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis earns ITA Community Service Award

LEBANON, Tenn.--The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its regional award winners on Wednesday with Cumberland University Men's Tennis winning the NAIA East Regional Community Service Award


General

Cumberland student-athletes combine for a 3.10 GPA

LEBANON, Tenn. – It was another successful year for Cumberland University student-athletes in the classroom as the Phoenix combined to post a 3.10 cumulative grade-point average for the 2021 spring semester.


Wrestling

Smith returns to CU as Assistant Coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach James Hicks announced the hiring of former Cumberland University standout Tyler Smith as the full-time assistant coach.


Women's Volleyball

Pringle promoted to Women's Volleyball Assistant

LEBANON, Tenn.- After spending the previous season as the Phoenix women's volleyball graduate assistant, Macie Pringle has been promoted to assistant coach, announced by head coach Hannah Vadakin.


Baseball, General

Cumberland Announces Event in Cincinnati to Honor Coach Woody Hunt

Cumberland University announces that newly retired baseball coach Woody Hunt will throw out the first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds game on Tuesday, June 29. Cumberland is planning a pre-game reception in Cincinnati, Ohio for alumni, faculty, staff, community members and friends of the university.


Softball

Woodring named Assistant Softball Coach

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland head softball coach Stephanie Theall announces the hiring of former All-Conference outfielder Taylor Woodring as a full-time assistant softball coach.


Esports

Ian Donahue Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Ian Donahue this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Esports

Nathaniel Nelson Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Nathaniel Nelson this week for the 2021-22 academic year.