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UU Student Athletes of the Year: Wacey Russell, Dionna Linn
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UU Student Athletes of the Year: Wacey Russell, Dionna Linn

Editor’s note: Online and Social Media Editor Katherine Burgess contributed to this report. Every year, Union rewards a male and female athlete with the Athlete of the Year Award for his or her hard work, determination, athletic ability and scholastic performance. This year, senior outfielder Wacey Russell and senior midfielder and defender Dionna Linn are Athletes of the Year. For […]

Former Bulldog Doug Joyce makes baseball dreams a reality in the minors
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Former Bulldog Doug Joyce makes baseball dreams a reality in the minors

For most athletes, college is the end of the road for their athletic career — they either get drafted or they are done. A highly prominent website for high school baseball players and their families, High School Baseball Web, allows them to access information regarding upcoming showcases and offers recruiting tips. The website states that only 5.6 percent of high […]

Corieon Pearson, junior computer science major, is named to NCAA All-American Team. | Photo by Anne Richoux
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Corieon Pearson named to NCCAA All-American team

Union University men’s basketball player Corieon Pearson was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association men’s basketball All-American team. Pearson, a junior computer science major, was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer this season with 17.9 points per game and helped lead the team to the NCCAA Mideast Region title and a fifth place finish in the NCCAA national tournament. “It […]

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UU golf teams on par throughout Alabama invitational, tournament

The men’s and women’s golf teams traveled April 7-8 to Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., to participate in the Spring Hill Badger Invitational. The men’s team came in first place, and the girls were not far behind, coming in fourth place. Head Coach Andy Rushing said he is pleased with the team effort the men’s team displayed at the […]

Graduating student athlete to play basketball professionally overseas
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Graduating student athlete to play basketball professionally overseas

After graduation in a few weeks, senior sports management major Anthony Freeman plans to pursue playing professional basketball overseas. Freeman arrived at Union in 2011. The American Basketball Association’s Seattle Mountaineers, a semi-professional team in the United States, also asked Freeman to play for that franchise, but he declined. “I plan [on] practicing with the Salem Sabers ABA team to […]

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Gulf South Conference recognizes 16 Union basketball athletes for academics

The Gulf South Conference recently released the names of 16 athletes from Union who made the 2013-2014 winter academic honor roll from the men’s and women’s basketball teams. To qualify for the honor roll, student athletes must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The women’s basketball team placed nine students on the list: Shelby Ashcraft, Chelsea Bodiford, […]

Campbell named ‘NCCAA Coach of the Year;’ Lady Bulldogs honored
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Campbell named ‘NCCAA Coach of the Year;’ Lady Bulldogs honored

Lady Bulldog head coach Mark Campbell and two Lady Bulldog basketball players, LaTesa Mclaughlin and Amy Philamlee, were honored at the National Christian College Athletic Association 2014 awards for their hard work and performance. Campbell was named NCCAA coach of the year. He is serving in his 15th season as head coach for the Lady Bulldogs and has led the […]