Cumberland Athletics 2021-22 Recap

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland Athletics had a great 2021-22 year with tons of highlights all season long. Check out the year-end recap for our sports teams.


Idamadudu wins Gold Medal in 4x100m Relay at the African Athletics Championships

LEBANON, Tenn.--Fresh off of the greatest season a women's track and field athlete has put up in Cumberland history, Praise Idamadudu wins gold representing her home country, Nigeria, in the 4x100m relays at the 2022 African Athletics Championships.


Cumberland Athletics finishes 19th in LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Final Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of the spring championships, Cumberland Athletics finished 19th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, the highest-finish ever for CU Athletics, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Idamadudu and Dumoluhle claim National Titles on final day of Outdoor T&F Championships

GULF SHORES, Ala.-- Praise Idamadudu and Sibanda Dumoluhle claim national championships while three other Phoenix earned NAIA All-American honors on the final day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.


Cumberland Athletics finishes Fourth in MSC President's Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland Athletics finishes fourth in the Mid-South Conference President's Cup following completion of regular-season play for the 2021-22 academic year, conference officials announced Friday.


Watson podiums in Shot Put; Four Phoenix qualify for Final Events tomorrow

GULF SHORES, Ala.-- The Phoenix put on a show in day two of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Daveina Watson earned All-American honors in the women's shot put while four other Phoenix qualified for Final Events.


Idamadudu runs the second-fastest time in the 200m dash to qualify for the finals

GULF SHORES, Ala.-- Praise Idamadudu qualified for the 200m dash finals on day one of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.


Track & Field Outdoor National Championship Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's and women's track and field teams are set to begin the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow in Gulf Shores, Alabama.


Idamadudu named USTFCCCA South Region Track Athlete of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn.--The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association announced their 2022 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year on Friday. Freshman, Praise Idamadudu was named the South Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year.


CU women's T&F moves back up to No. 19 in latest USTFCCCA Ratings

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's women's outdoor track and field team moved up six spots to No. 19 in the week four U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor National Rating Index, released by the association today.


CU Track and Field adds two more national qualifiers at Last Chance Meet

CLEVELAND, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field competed at the Lee University Last Chance Meet, earning two additional qualifiers for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships.


CU women's T&F finishes fifth at MSC Championships

WILLIAMSBURG.Ky.--Cumberland women's track and field finishes the Mid-South Conference Championships in fifth place with 74 points.


Idamadudu earns MSC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honors for the third time

LEBANON, Tenn.--Praise Idamadudu was named Mid-South Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season, released by conference officials on Monday.


Women's Track & Field in Fifth after Day One of MSC Championships

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.--Cumberland women's track & field totaled 25 points on the first day to sit in fifth place of the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


Men's and Women's T&F are set for MSC Outdoor Championships Sunday and Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland men's and women's track and field teams are set to take on the Mid-South Conference Championships on Sunday and Monday. The meet will take place at James H. Taylor, II Stadium on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.


CU Track and Field posts multiple first-place finishes at Mountain Laurel Invitational

SEWANEE, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field posts a plethora of top five finishes at the Mountain Laurel Invitational on Saturday.


Women's T&F moves up to No. 19 in latest USTFCCCA Ratings

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's women's outdoor track and field team moved up three spots to No. 19 in the week four U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor National Rating Index, released by the association today.


Idamadudu named NAIA Track Athlete of the Week for the second time

LEBANON, Tenn.--Praise Idamadudu was named the NAIA Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season, released by conference officials on Monday.


Idamadudu named MSC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time

LEBANON, Tenn.--Praise Idamadudu was named Mid-South Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season, released by conference officials on Monday.


Four Phoenix take first place finishes at Kennesaw State Invitational

KENNESAW, Ga.-- Praise Idamadudu, Denis Kiplagat, and Sibanda Dumoluhle earned first-place finishes in their events on the second day of the Kennesaw State Invitational.


Idamadudu takes First in 200m at Kennesaw State Invitational

KENNESAW, Ga.--Cumberland freshman Praise Idamadudu sets the fastest time in the NAIA in the 200m at the Kennesaw State Invitational Friday afternoon.


CU Distance Team took on Pepsi UC Invite & Distance Carnival this weekend

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.—The Phoenix men’s and women’s distance teams competed at the Pepsi UC Invite & Distance Carnival the past two days.


Women's Track & Field enters the Outdoor USTFCCCA Rankings at No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's women's outdoor track and field team were the biggest movers jumping 49 positions to No. 20 in NAIA U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor National Rating Index, released by the association on Wednesday.


Cumberland in Fourth in the Mid-South Conference President Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Athletics sits in fourth place of the Mid-South Conference Presidents Cup standings following the winter season, conference officials announced.


Idamadudu earns NAIA Track Athlete of the Week for the Second Time

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Praise Idamadudu continues to add accolades after winning the Mid-South Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. She was named the NAIA Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, released by the national office.


Daveina Watson named MSC Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland freshman Daveina Watson was named Mid-South Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, released by conference officials on Monday.


Praise Idamadudu named MSC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland freshman Praise Idamadudu was named Mid-South Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, released by conference officials on Monday.


Cumberland Track and Field posts six first place finishes at UAB Spring Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field posted some excellent performances in their first outdoor track meet of the season. The two teams combined for six first-place finishes and six qualifying times for nationals.


Kiplagat takes first place in steeplechase on day one of UAB Spring Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field competed at the UAB Spring Invite today.


Cumberland Athletics jumps to 29th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of the fall and winter championships, Cumberland Athletics has jumped up 19 positions to 29th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Idamadudu and Pontillo earn All-American honors on final day of Indoor T&F Championships

BROOKINGS, S.D.--Praise Idamadudu and Georget Pontillo finish as National Runner-Up in three events earning themselves NAIA All-American honors on the final day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.


Dumoluhle podiums in Long Jump; Idamadudu and Pontillo qualify for Finals events

BROOKINGS, S.D.--After the first day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, Sibanda Dumoluhle earns All-American honors in the long jump and Praise Idamadudu and Georget Pontillo qualify for finals events tomorrow to compete for individual national championship titles.


Track & Field Indoor National Championship Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's and women's track and field teams are set to begin the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow in Brookings, South Dakota.


Four Qualify for Marathon at NAIA Outdoor Championships

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Sasha Petrova, Elise Krone, Ethan Rhoden, and Joel Barlow each qualified for the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the marathon this past Saturday at the Shelby Forest Loop Half Marathon held in Milligan, Tennessee.


NAIA announces Indoor T&F Championship Qualifiers

LEBANON, Tenn.--The NAIA has announced the full list of qualifiers to the Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships.


Women's Indoor T&F finished fifth in the MSC Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- The Cumberland women's indoor track & field finished fifth in the Mid-South Conference championships. The team finished with 70 team points trailing Life who won the tournament with 222 team points. Praise Idamadudu was named the women's indoor track & field freshman of the year.


Phoenix Women's Indoor T&F Impresses on Day One of MSC Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Cumberland Women's Indoor Track and Field posted several impressive performances at the MSC Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Women's Indoor Track & Field enters the USTFCCCA ratings

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's women's indoor track and field team moved up 72 spots to rank 24th in the third installment of the NAIA U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor National Rating Index, released by the association today.


Idamadudu named NAIA Women's Track Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Praise Idamadudu impressive showing at the Lion Open earns he NAIA Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, released by the National office on Wednesday.


Praise Idamadudu earns MSC Track Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland freshman Praise Idamadudu was named Mid-South Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, released by conference officials on Monday.


Idamadudu qualifies for NAIA Nationals in three events at the Lion Open

JOPLIN, Mo.-- Cumberland Men's and Women's indoor track and field took the trip this weekend to Missouri Southern to compete at the Lion Open.


Women's T&F posts 13 Top-10 finishes at the Tiger Paw Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Cumberland women's track and field picked up 13 Top 10 finishes at the Tiger Paw Classic at the Norton Athletic Center on Friday.


Dumoluhle wows at Bellarmine Open for Cumberland T&F

LOUISVILLE, KY.-- Cumberland Men's and Women's Track and Field competed in the Bellarmine Open on Friday and posted several impressive finishes. One of those impressive performances was Sibanda Dumolhule, who took home two first-place finishes.


Cumberland has strong performances on day two of ETSU T&F Invite

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-- The second day of the ETSU Track and Field Invite proved fruitful for Cumberland Men's and Women's Track and Field. Both teams managed to notch several impressive performances on Saturday.


CU Men's and Women's Track and Field posts strong showing at day one of ETSU Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-- Cumberland Men's and Women's Track and Field competed at the ETSU Track and Field Invitational. The Phoenix competed against teams from across the NCAA and NAIA in the event hosted by East Tennessee State.


Oniyide and Mack named MSC Track Athletes of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland sophomore Tobi Oniyide and junior Alana Mack were named Mid-South Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week. released by conference officials on Monday.


Phoenix claim three victories at the Ed Temple Classic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Sunday at the Ed Temple Invitational in Nashville, the Cumberland University track and field team enjoyed three event victories with the men's 4x400 meter team taking first and Camryn Jacobs and Terrance Harris winning the shot put and weight throw and Ronald Ndlovu qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships with "A" standards in the long jump.


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.