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Trevecca’s track and field team ready to start indoor meets
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Trevecca’s track and field team ready to start indoor meets

By Wes Sharpe The 2022 Trevecca track and field team consists of 32 student athletes led by head coach Austin Selby.   The men’s team has 20 athletes and the women's team consists of 12.    For many athletes on the team, there is an excitement surrounding being able to compete in the outdoor events following the indoor season.      Trevecca does not have any indoor facilities for track, making the indoor transition a little more difficult for the track and field athletes, said Selby. “We have the largest squad in the conference for a team that does not have a facility. Besides simply not being able to do things indoors when the weather is adverse, which is a luxury in the first place, we are not in control of being able to do anything other than run...
Women’s basketball season wraps up with 5-22 record
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Women’s basketball season wraps up with 5-22 record

By David Wilson The 2021-2022 women’s basketball season started on an optimistic note, but was soon derailed by injuries, COVID-19 complications, and a lack of chemistry on the court.   The Trojans ended their season 5-22 (4-17 GMAC).   Head coach Chad Hibdon returned his two leading scorers from the shortened 2020-2021 season.   Those women, sophomore Keeley Carter and junior Faith Wilken, were the core pieces of a revamped basketball team that featured several additions.   Freshman Alexa Smiddy, Mattie Buck, and transfer Emma Palmer were all brought in to add talent and depth to the Trojan roster.   The Trojans immediately faced adversity in the pre-season when Mattie Buck suffered a torn ACL during her senior year ...
Baseball and softball teams ranked No. 1 in GMAC preseason poll
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Baseball and softball teams ranked No. 1 in GMAC preseason poll

By David Wilson Photo courtesy of Trevecca Athletics Trevecca Nazarene University’s Women’s Softball team has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to repeat as champions of the Great Midwest Conference.   The Trojans, led by Coach Ben Tyree, return to the diamond in 2022 coming off a successful 2021 season.   Last year, Tyree’s Trojans finished with a record of 27-14 (14-4 in conference play). The Trojans would ultimately reach the Division II Midwest Regional Tournament, where they were defeated by rival Ohio Dominican.   Trevecca enters the 2022 campaign with several voids to fill in its’ starting lineup.   Only two starters return from last year’s regular season championship team.   Tyree will look to replace All-C...
Baseball team makes school history in the NCAA D2 World Series
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Baseball team makes school history in the NCAA D2 World Series

By David Wilson Photo Courtesy of Trojan Athletics For the first time in school history, the Trevecca Trojans’ baseball team has reached the NCAA DII World Series.   Amidst a raging worldwide pandemic that still affects us today, there was uncertainty on whether baseball could even be played heading into the 2020-21 school year. Despite this challenge, the Trojans have overcome all odds and etched their names in school history in June of 2021.   Heading into the fall of 2020, the Trojans had to fight an uphill battle from the start. Coming off a Covid shortened spring season, there were a lot of question marks heading into the new school year. The main one; who would be leading the charge as the new head coach? Enter Chase Sain from Bolivar, TN. Sain, an as...
Trevecca cheer team to debut in November
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Trevecca cheer team to debut in November

By Edgardo Hernandez and Claudia Villeda Trevecca's 2021 cheerleading squad The Trevecca Cheer team begins their first full season this semester. "We are happy to announce we are re-establishing a long-standing tradition of our Trojan cheer team," said Mark Elliott in a news release. "Lexi Laucirica has the vision to build a spirited program that will lead the Trojan Nation and Purple Pride." Trevecca disbanded the cheer team after the 2015-2016 academic year, but as of 2021, they have regrouped for their first season back. “TNU athletics had been discussing the idea of bringing back cheer for the last year or two. Long story short, I met Mark (Elliot) and his wife on a hike in North Carolina a year ago. There we discussed the possibility of re-establishing the program. Bec...
Student athletes stay ready for season amidst new practice regulations
Coronavirus, Sports

Student athletes stay ready for season amidst new practice regulations

With COVID restrictions limiting practices for Trevecca’s sports teams, student athletes have found new ways to keep themselves prepared for their coming seasons.  In light of COVID-19, Trevecca’s volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer seasons have been pushed to spring. In compliance with NCAA’s Resocialization of Collegiate Sport guidelines, practices are not happening as they regularly would. Instead, coaches have to rely on their athletes to find ways to keep themselves in shape and mentally prepared for the newly moved season.  One way some of the freshman athletes have been both socializing and keeping themselves fit is by utilizing the sand volleyball courts on campus. Nightly games of pickup sand volleyball occurred during the first few weeks of school, allowing...
Campus News, Coronavirus, Sports

Athletes’ spring season comes to an end

By Adam Goolsby and Maci Weeks On March 11, students at Trevecca were told their spring break would be extended because of the Coronavirus. During this time, students were told that outdoor athletics would continue as planned for the time being. Just six days later, each student at Trevecca was asked to pack up and head home for the summer, athletes included. During March, all spring sports seasons were canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With previous spring seasons ending in May of 2019 last year, spring athletes at Trevecca had been preparing for this season for eight full months. Now, because of canceled seasons, athletes will be in offseason for nearly a full year before they play another game. The NCAA passed legislation that will grant extra eligibility to players w...
Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff
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Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff

By Adam Goolsby Trevecca alum and former track and field athlete Sydney Burdge is back on campus to help coach the track team. Burdge, who graduated last spring and holds six school records in track and field, hopes the familiar venue will help her out as a new coach. “I think I got a good understanding of Trevecca as an institution and what we stand for and how things work around here,” said Burdge. Head Coach Austin Selby is happy to have another assistant on the staff, she said. “It helps each athlete get the focus and attention they need… I think we’re all ready to see the benefits of that,” he said. Burdge said she has a good understanding of the track and field aspects as a coach. She currently holds records in the 60-meter hurdles (10.4), 100-meter hurdles (17.35), long jump (...
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Trevecca raising funds for new golf facility

By Claudia Villeda Trevecca is collecting funds for a two-part project that will benefit the golf program and students’ sport participation. With the recent success within the golf program and increased student participation in intramural sports, Trevecca plans to add a golf facility and to make improvements to the current intramural field that will be adjacent to the new golf facility. “This golf training facility and the intramural field project is a really big phase of us trying to get the athletic facilities at Trevecca to grow,” said Randy Kinder, director of events and strategic planning. Last year, the men’s golf team placed fifth in the nation at the 2019 NCAA’s Division II National Championship, and the women’s golf team finished fourth at the 2019 Great Midwest Athletic Confe...