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Thomas More College graduate taking part in sports medicine research into concussions, knee injuries

By Terry Boehmker KyForward sports reporter The knee injuries that disrupted Katie Kitchen’s college basketball career triggered her interest in sports medicine research so the Cold Spring resident has taken part in some fascinating studies over the last two years. As a research assistant in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Kitchen is currently involved...

Thomas More star Moss earns Division III Athlete of the Year honors from CWSA

Sydney Moss, a senior guard from the Thomas More College women’s basketball team, was named the 2016 Honda DIII Athlete of the Year as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA). The CWSA is celebrating 40 years of “the best of the best in collegiate athletics” and Moss will be presented with this honor on a live telecast on CBS Sports...

Thomas More knocks off Washington & Jefferson in PAC finals, locks up berth in NCAA D-III tourney

Top-seeded Thomas More College rallied to defeat third-seeded Washington & Jefferson 4-3 Sunday in the championship game of the 2016 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Baseball Championship Tournament at Thomas More Field. With the win, the Saints improve to 30-10 and earn the PAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament that begins on Wednesday. With the loss,...

‘Great defensive effort’ keys Thomas More to second straight D-III national championship

By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward They did it again! Thomas More’s College women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division III national championship and finished with a perfect 33-0 record for the second consecutive year by beating Tufts University, 63-51, in the title game on Monday at Farmer’s Bank Arena in Indianapolis. The Saints needed a strong finish to become the first Division...

Tufts’ defense figures to give high-flying Thomas More women a challenge in Division III title game

By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward The undefeated Thomas More College women’s basketball team returns to the NCAA Division III championship game with some impressive offensive statistics. The Saints are averaging 92 points per game, shooting 48 percent from the field and have four players with double-figure scoring averages. But coach Jeff Hans doesn’t know if his team will be able to match...

Three’s a Charm: Thomas More senior Moss named D-III National Player of the Year again

Thomas More College senior guard/forward Sydney Moss (St. Albans, W.Va./Boone County) was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III Player of the Year Friday at the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Banquet hosted by Capital University at the Columbus Airport Marriott in Columbus, Ohio. This marks the third-straight season Moss has been named the Division...

Top-ranked Thomas More women set to host first two rounds of NCAA Championship

Thomas More College has been chosen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to host the first and second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament March 4 and 5 at the Connor Convocation Center. The top-ranked Saints (27-0) earned the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament after winning their 10th-straight...

Sports Notes: By any definition, Pitino’s exiting salute to UK fans took some shine off a great game

By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor A few leftover ramblings from a great rivalry game that lived up to the hype … Louisville coach Rick Pitino criticized the officiating at halftime of Saturday’s Kentucky game to CBS sideline reporter Dana Jacobson. He was later called for a technical, then capped his day by allegedly flipping off some rowdy fans on his way out of the gym after the...

Thomas More officials announce plans to add wrestling, dance to intercollegiate programs

Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, J.D. and Athletic Director Terry Connor announced Wednesday that the college will expand its highly successful and competitive NCAA Division III athletics and co-curricular programs to include both wrestling and dance teams, beginning in the fall of 2016. The new programs will give both incoming and current students increased opportunities to enhance...

Thomas More football, men's and women's soccer teams earn spots in national rankings

No. 13 Thomas More’s football team opened Presidents’ Athletic Conference play with a 60-12 win over Thiel College Saturday on Homecoming at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills (TMC Athletics Photo)   Four weeks into the 2015-16 athletic season the Thomas More College has three teams ranked nationally in various Top-25 polls.   The football, women’s soccer and men’s soccer...

Thomas More checks in at No. 15 in preseason Sporting News Division III football Top 25

The Thomas More College football team is ranked No. 15 in The Sporting News Division III preseason Top 25.   The Saints finished the 2014 season 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), winning a share of its sixth PAC title in the last seven years. It was the program’s 19th winning season in the 25-year history of Thomas More football.   Last season Thomas...

Thomas More’s Moss repeats as DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for basketball

After capturing the honor in 2014, Sydney Moss, a junior from Thomas More College, was named the 2015 DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for basketball as announced by executive director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).   She is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DIII Honda Athlete of the Year honor. This will be voted on at the end of the academic...

Thomas More's Pogue adds to post-season honors, named to All-America first-team

Thomas More’s Donovan Pogue was named to the ABCA Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America First Team and D3baseball.com All-American Second Team (TMC Athletics Photo)   Thomas More College junior designated hitter Donovan Pogue (Sharonville, Ohio/St. Xavier) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and D3baseball.com All-American Teams.   Pogue was named to...

Saints' record-setting running back Hayden to get a look from the Baltimore Ravens

Domonique Hayden, a Lexington native who rewrote the Thomas More offensive record book, will get a tryout from the Baltimore Ravens (TMC Athletics Photo)   Former Thomas More College running back Domonique Hayden (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian Academy) has earned a try-out by National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Ravens.   Hayden has been invited for a try-out during the Ravens’...

Thomas More takes on No. 5 Trine in first-round action of NCAA Division III tourney

Thomas More will play fifth-ranked Trine in a first round NCAA Championship game on Friday at DePauw (TMC Athletics Photo)   The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Softball Committee has announced the field for the Division III Championship and Thomas More College (26-15) will travel to Greencastle, Indiana, for the Greencastle Regional at the DePauw University Softball...

Thomas More's Moss completes sweep of Division III Player of Year basketball honors

Thomas More College junior guard/forward Sydney Moss (St. Albans, W.Va./Boone County (Ky.) completed the sweep of NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors Monday when she was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Player of the Year at the fifth annual WBCA Awards Show in Tampa, Florida.   The event is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with...

Thomas More women sweep past George Fox to capture D-III National Championship

Thomas More’s women’s basketball team celebrated winning the school’s first national championship (TMC Photo by Photo by Steve Frommell)   The top-ranked Thomas More College women’s basketball program defeated third-ranked George Fox University 83-63 in the title game of the 2015 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Saturday evening, giving the Saints...

Top-ranked Thomas More women host NCAA Division III Sectional Tourney this weekend

Sydney Moss scored 43 points and had her second straight double double at Thomas More advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Division III tournament (TMC Athletics Photo)   No. 1-ranked Thomas More College will host an NCAA Division III women’s sectional tournament at the Connor Convocation Center this weekend.   The National College Athletic Association’s Division III women’s basketball...

Thomas More senior forward Mumford named men's PAC Player of the Week

Thomas More College senior forward Drew Mumford (Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks.   PAC Player of the Week Drew Mumford (TMC Athletics Photo) Mumford helped lead the Saints to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 25.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per...

Thomas More standout running back Hayden named to AP's Little All-American team

Thomas More’s record-setting running back Domonique Hayden was named to the AP Little All-American team (TMC Athletics Photo)   Staff report   Thomas More’s record-setting running back Domonique Hayden has been named to the Associated Press Little All-American team.   The Lexington Christian Academy product was named to the NCAA Division III second team. The Little All-American...