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Campus News, Events, Sports

Annual Hall of Fame induction, TROJY Awards Show set for Wednesday

By Andrew Preston For the second consecutive year, the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held during the spring semester with the 2nd annual TROJY Awards Show immediately following. The athletic department sponsored event has modeled their end-of-the-year award ceremony for Trojan athletes after the popular ESPY Award (Excellence in Sports Yearly) show produced by major broadcast television network, ABC. “Our goal is to overlap the old, with the new,” said Athletic Director, Mark Elliott. “Last year was our first time hosting the TROJYs and also the first time hosting the Hall of Fame induction in the spring.” (more…)
Campus News, Sports

Trojans golf team to host first ever NCAA regional tournament

By Andrew Preston For the first time in school history, the Trevecca men’s golf team will host a NCAA Midwest Regional tournament. The tournament, dubbed the “Nashville Music City Regional,” will include more than 100 golfers from 24 different teams with the event tentatively scheduled to take place April 3 and 4 at the Generals Retreat Course at the Hermitage Golf Course. “This is one of five NCAA Regional tournaments throughout the year,” said director of golf, David Head. “This is a big deal not only for Trevecca, but for Nashville. We’re excited for it.” The men’s golf team competes annually in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), but also, on a larger scale, in the Midwest Region. “We are the southernmost school (by about 125 miles) in our region, Kentucky Wesleyan is t...
Campus News, Faculty

Department of Exercise Science hires new professor

By Andrew Preston Aaron Hall grew up watching the Tennessee Volunteers play on Saturdays. There, he would grow to idolize his favorite football player, former Tennessee and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. Hall, however, decided watching sports was simply not enough. Rather than calling the plays for a career, he knew he wanted to become involved in the industry. That led him to pursue a degree in physical therapy. “For college I decided to do something a little different than my friends in high school, instead of going to UTK (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) I came to Nashville to attend Lipscomb,” said Hall, Trevecca's new assistant professor of exercise and sport science. Hall will be asked to do more than teach. Hall will be responsible for coordinating all exercise science major...
Features, Sports

Basketball team manager has a passion for statistics

By Andrew Preston Damani Smith, a sophomore sports management major, has a rather unique talent when it comes to watching sports: statistics. Smith can memorize statistics for any sport he watches, but particularly for his favorite sport—basketball. “After I watch a game, I just know from watching what a person had [in the game],” said Smith. “It’s just a natural talent I have.” Sometimes Smith won’t even have to watch a game. Simply looking at the stats once will do. (more…)
Campus News, Sports

Laws sets G-MAC record at Armory Invitational

By Andrew Preston For the second consecutive year five Trojan Indoor Track and Field athletes competed at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City. “The Armory is one of the most revered places to get to run in for indoor track in the United States. It’s a very storied place. This is a big deal meet, dominated by Division-I schools. A portion of the meet was actually broadcasted on NBC,” said head coach, Austin Selby. Junior, long distance runner, Brandon Laws highlighted the weekend for the Trojans as he set a new school and Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) record in the 3000 Meter Run with a time of 8:27.03. “It felt great to get that record today. It means I am improving. It means my training is going well. It means I am developing as a college athlete,” sai...
Campus News, Sports

Trojans baseball voted pre-season favorites to win the G-MAC

By Andrew Preston The Trojans baseball team will begin the 2016-17 season the pre-season favorites to win the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) for the third consecutive year. According to a recent G-MAC coaches poll, the Trojans received 41 totals points, with four first place votes, and are early favorites to once again win the G-MAC post-season title, something they have accomplished three of the past four seasons. Last season the Trevecca baseball team lost 9-6 to Alderson Broaddus in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship game. After trailing for most of the game, the Trojans scored five runs in the seventh inning to take a 6-5 lead. Alderson Broaddus tied the game in the eighth inning and went on to score three more runs in the top of the ninth to secu...
Campus News, Sports

Lady Trojans seeking fifth consecutive G-MAC title

By Andrew Preston The Lady Trojans softball team is looking to begin the 2016-17 season the same way as their previous campaign—with a Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship. “Last year was pretty tough when we lost. The last two years, we’ve made the NCAA regional finals since we’ve been eligible. Both years, our team was so upset that we lost because we saw what was in reach,” said head coach, Ben Tyree. “I think last year our team was good enough to make the College World Series, and that was the disappointing part about losing.” The Lady Trojans won the G-MAC championship last year, 4-0 over Cedarville. They headed to the Midwest regional tournament before ultimately being defeated by Grand Valley State. (more…)
Campus News, Sports

Trojans baseball team spent a week in Nicaragua

By Andrew Preston Finished with final exams? Check. Go home for the Christmas break? Not so fast. Immediately after the fall semester ended, head coach Ryan Schmalz and his baseball team didn’t suit up to take the practice field or hit the weight room for conditioning. Instead, they boarded an airplane for a four-day mission trip. “We wanted to use baseball to advance the gospel,” said Schmalz. “We set up baseball clinics for kids, played a pick-up game, helped out a local church set up Christmas parties for kids and attended church services.” Schmalz, now entering his fifth season as head baseball coach, took the group, which consisted of a combined 20 players and assistant coaches, to Managua, Nicaragua. The Nicaragua trip was more than just an idea Schmalz had. The Trojans head ...
Campus News, Sports

Off-season improvements made to Trojans baseball, softball fields

By Andrew Preston The 2016-17 Trojan baseball and softball teams will begin their seasons Feb. 10, on the road, a little under three weeks from today. On the Hill, however, improvements to both Jackson Field and the Trevecca Softball Complex have already occurred.   The newly installed, green seats at Jackson Field took about a week to complete, something head coach, Ryan Schmalz was grateful for. “The seats were privately donated, but we had to pay for the installation of them. They were badly needed, the old ones were definitely in really bad shape, so it was a great update to our facility,” said Schmalz.  The Lady Trojans have brand-new netting which surrounds the backstop and both dugouts.  “The old (backstop) was outdated and damaged. We were w...
Campus News, Sports

Lady Trojans soccer adds new head coach

By Andrew Preston When the Lady Trojans soccer team suits up for action next fall, they will be led by a new head coach, Kelsey Fenix. Previous head coach, Mark Foster, resigned as head coach of the Lady Trojans last week after accepting a job as an assistant coach for the University of South Alabama.   Fenix, the former associate coach at Lipscomb University, was officially announced on Thursday as Foster's replacement at a university press conference. "I would like to thank Mark Foster for helping me get this job. I believe in the vision and mission statements of the school and am excited to begin competition,” said Fenix. Fenix has been surrounded by the game of soccer her entire life. Fenix played collegiately at the University of Kentucky before playing semi-pro soccer. ...