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Thomas More University athletics program makes official move to NAIA, Mid-South Conference

Thomas More University has made its official move to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III. TMU was a previous member of the NAIA from 1947 to 1990 before joining the NCAA. TMU also joined the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with eight core member institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. The member institutions include Campbellsville University, Cumberland...

Union College holds off Cornerstone to capture first national championship in school history

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – With dogged tenacity, Union College battled its way to the top and was rewarded with the 2017 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, defeating Cornerstone (Mich.) 72-69 on Tuesday. All season Union (35-3 overall) and Cornerstone (34-4 overall) seemed to be the true heavyweights of NAIA Division II, and that played out to be true as both squads delivered blow after...

Lindsey Wilson athletics gain national recognition, win Learfield Directors’ Cup for first time

Lindsey Wilson athletics has captured the program’s first National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Directors’ Cup, NACDA officials announced. Lindsey Wilson finished with 852.75 points in the yearlong competition. Oklahoma City finished second with 777 points followed by Wayland Baptist (Texas) with 750 points. Lindsey Wilson athletics director Willis Pooler was...

Quick recovery from labrum tear results in surprise national title for Lindsey Wilson swimmer

Lindsey Wilson College swimmer Ronni Borders did not expect to win a national title this season. In fact, she wasn’t even sure she would get to compete for one. Last fall, the freshman from Louis, Del., suffered what she feared was a season-ending injury when she tore her left labrum. But Borders made one of the quickest recoveries doctors have seen from an injury that usually ends a swimmer’s...

Campbellsville's Scantland caps freshman season with NAIA All-America honors

Campbellsville freshman Cassidy Scantland was named a NAIA Women’s Golf Second Team All-America (Photo from Campbellsville Athletics)   Campbellsville University’s Cassidy Scantland capped an impressive freshman year by being named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Golf Second Team All-America, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches...

Georgetown mounts improbable comeback to seize second World Series berth in history

Georgetown College took the long road in winning its Regional title and advancing to the NAIA World Series for the second time in school history (Photo from Georgetown Athletics)   Battling weather, errors, mental mistakes and an outing that had them in the consolation bracket from day one certainly tested the metal of the Georgetown College baseball team, but the Tigers were able to overcome...

Total team effort results in a Mid-South Conference softball title for Georgetown

It took a total team effort in a pressure-packed situation Sunday for Georgetown to beat a very good Cumberland University team twice and bring home the Mid-South Conference title for the first time since 2008.   Georgetown College rallied to win the Mid-South Conference Softball title and a spot in the NAIA Regional Tournament (Photo from Georgetown College Athletics) Jessica Claxton, a freshman,...

Georgetown College brings home first
NAIA national championship since 1998

Georgetown College men’s basketball climbed the mountain and liked the view. The clawed, scrapped, hustled and out-muscled Southwestern Assemblies of God University of the Tigers first national title since 2001 and first in men’s basketball since 1998.   The No. 13 team in the nation and an at-large seven seed to the brutal 31-game, six-day tournament, made good on preseason predictions...

Georgetown College brings home first NAIA national championship since 1998

Georgetown College men’s basketball climbed the mountain and liked the view. The clawed, scrapped, hustled and out-muscled Southwestern Assemblies of God University of the Tigers first national title since 2001 and first in men’s basketball since 1998.   The No. 13 team in the nation and an at-large seven seed to the brutal 31-game, six-day tournament, made good on preseason predictions...

Georgetown, Campbellsville eliminated from women's NAIA championship in Frankfort

A Kentucky team will not be winning the women’s basketball NAIA national championship in its home state.   On Friday, the final Bluegrass teams — Campbellsville and Georgetown — in the field were eliminated with losses at the Frankfort Convention Center.   Freed-Hardeman ran its winning streak to 20 games to send Campbellsville to a 71-52 loss. Lubbock Christian punched...

Campbellsville women's basketball opens NAIA tournament with win vs. Wiley College

Courtney Clifton drives for Campbellsville. (Photo from Campbellsville University)   The Campbellsville Lady Tigers took the stage at the NAIA National Championships with a victory over Wiley College, 71-55, Wednesday night in the Frankfort Convention Center. CU held the Wildcats 27 points below their average points per game (82). Seniors Courtney Clifton and Mackenzie Lee led Campbellsville with...

Frankfort set to host women's basketball NAIA championship beginning Wednesday

The 33rd annual NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship will tip off Wednesday at the Frankfort Convention Center. The city of Frankfort and the Mid-South Conference are hosting the event for the second consecutive year with 31 games being played over seven days, ending with the championship final March 19 at 6:35 p.m.   The championship’s opening contest features...

Four Kentucky women's basketball teams set for NAIA championships in Frankfort

Campbellsville University women’s basketball will return to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament for the 21st time in program history, March 13-19, in Frankfort at the Frankfort Convention Center.   The Lady Tigers (24-9) enter the tournament ranked No. 14 in the NAIA and will be a No. 4 seed, the NAIA national office announced Wednesday night. CU will meet Wiley College...