Senior Nathan Jernigan honored --
Cumberland University's Nathan Jernigan was voted the 2016-17 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award April 20, presented annually to a Phoenix student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics.
The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Phoenix football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.
Phoenix 12, Campbellsville 1
LEBANON -- Gabe Lares posted three hits and five RBIs, helping Cumberland to a 12-2 victory over 16th-ranked Campbellsville giving head coach Woody Hunt his 1,500th career win Friday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.
Hunt has served as head coach at Cumberland for 35 seasons. The Danville, Ky., native has recorded 1,439 victories against four-year schools and 61 more in two years as a junior college coach at CU.
All-American at MTSU --
Seven-time NCAA All-American Mardy Scales has been hired as the head coach for track and field at Cumberland University, which is set to begin competition for the 2016-17 academic year.
According to Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan, Scales will begin employment with the University on December 1.
In time for Spring of 2017
Cumberland University will add men's and women's outdoor track and field to its list of sport offerings beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, as announced Tuesday by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.
Cumberland has not had track and field as a varsity sport in more than 50 years but has offered cross country for most of the last 15 years.
Home opener is Sept. 5 --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.
former coach at Lebanon High --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Thursday the hiring of Lynne Jordan as the school's men's and women's bowling coach effective immediately.
Jordan has spent the last four seasons as the boys and girls bowling coach at Lebanon High School.
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