Athletics News

  • Baseball Season Concludes in Fourth Round Loss
    May 16, 2018
    DuBois, Penn. – After a long and competitive season the inaugural season of The W baseball team concluded during the fourth round of the USCAA Small College World Series. The Owls played well against Selma University but late inning errors cost them the game and ended The W’s journey to the USCAA championship.
  • Softball Season Ends with 3-2 Loss Versus NHTI
    May 16, 2018
    DuBois, Penn. – The W softball team ends its season in the fourth round of the USCAA Small College World Series on Wednesday, May 16. The Owls battled hard against the No. 4 seeded NHTI but they were unable to overcome the fatigue of a long week. The Owls fell 3-2 after a NHTI seventh-inning rally.
  • Baseball Delivers a Second Loss to Florida National in World Series Tournament
    May 15, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball team did not allow the three-hour weather delay to shake their focus in Wednesday night's competition. Despite the late start time, The W players remained sharp and pulled out a 4-3 victory over Florida National in the third round of the USCAA Small College World Series.
  • Owls Outlast Penn State - Schuylkill 6-2
    May 15, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls softball team proved that it was the team to watch with a 6-2 victory over Penn State University – Schuylkill in the third round of the USCAA Small College World Series. With Tuesday’s success, The W moves on to the elimination round semi-finals.
  • Owls Fall 5-4 to Defending World Series Champions in Game Two
    May 14, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls softball team grabbed an early lead against defending USCAA Small College World Series champions St. Mary of the Woods College in the second round of the tournament. The W battled hard but struggled to prevent an opponent rally falling 5-4.
  • Baseball Suffers First Loss of the Tournament
    May 14, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball team was unable to make a clean sweep in day one of the USCAA Small College World Series. After taking the first game of the day in a late inning rally, a repeat victory was not in the cards for The W, falling 10-1 to the No. 1 seeded University of Cincinnati – Clermont.
  • Hopper Delivers 11 Strikeouts in Owls First World Series Appearance
    May 14, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – Senior pitcher Cara Hopper showed her experience and skill on the mound to deliver 11 strikeouts with one hit-against in the Owls 7-0 victory over Penn State – Beaver in game one of the USCAA Small College World Series. The Steen, Miss. pitched the best seven innings of her career to improve to 7-6 on the season.
  • 7th Inning Comeback Grabs Game One Victory for Owls Baseball
    May 14, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – This entire season Coach Matthew Wolfenbarger has preached to the Owls baseball team to continue the fight even if they find themselves down. In game one of the USCAA Small College World Series, Coach Wolf’s words stuck with his team and The W was able to overcome a 7-3 deficit to take Florida National 10-9.
  • Owls Athletics 2018 Golf Outing
    January 23, 2018
    The Owls Athletic program currently offers 10 sports with over 100 student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The W athletic program, after a 15 year break, is constantly growing with additional teams being added during the 2018-19 academic year. As we embark on attaining membership in NCAA Division III and compete in the always competitive NCAA South Region, we need your help to push the department forward. With your contributions, you will help make the student-athlete experience a memorable one.
  • Owls Receive USCAA All-American and All-Academic Honors
    May 13, 2018
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball and softball teams had several members recognized for their efforts on and off the field during the 2018 Small College World Series Banquet on Sunday, May 13. As a part of the event, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) recognized the 2018 All-Academic Team and the All-American Teams.
  • Baseball Grabs Small College World Series Bid Ranking 8th Nationally
    May 07, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W baseball team will continue its season when it travels to DuBois, Penn. to participate in the United States College Athletic Association Small College World Series. The Owls, now 19-13 on the season, grabbed the inaugural season bid ranking eight nationally among USCAA institutions.
  • Softball Ranks 7th Nationally for USCAA Small College World Series Bid
    May 07, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball season will continue as the team was selected to compete in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series in DuBois, Penn during the 2018 USCAA Softball Selection Show. The W worked hard during this comeback year to end the regular season 19-17 and ranking 7th nationally among USCAA institutions.
  • W Athletics Holds Inaugural Owls Awards Ceremony
    May 02, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. ? On the beautiful spring evening of Tuesday, May 1 at Events Off Fifth, The W Athletics department hosted the inaugural Owls Awards Ceremony to recognize the many contributions of the student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
  • Benefield Grabs Five Hits in Blue Mountain Match-up
    April 24, 2018
    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Damain Benefield records five hits (one double) for one run and one RBI while Heath Ford went 3-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs to lead the Owls offense against Blue Mountain College. Despite the great offense, the Owls were unable to top the Toppers early lead to fall 16-11 at the BMC Sportsplex on Tuesday, April 24.
  • Owls Baseball Grabs Doubleheader to Take the Series
    April 21, 2018
    PARAGOULD, Ark. – The Owls baseball team grabbed a doubleheader victory to take the Crowley’s Ridge College three-game series 18-5 and 12-10 on Saturday, April 21. With the series behind them, The W improves to 17-12 on the series and move one step closer to a bid in the USCAA Small College World Series.
  • Slow Start Cost Baseball Game One at Crowley's Ridge
    April 20, 2018
    PARAGOULD, Ark.. - The Owls baseball team was unable to stage a comeback on Friday, dropping the first of a three-game road match-up against NAIA rival Crowley’s Ridge College. With the stumble, The W drops to 17-11 on the season as they look to grab the final two games of the series.
  • Softball Closes Regular Season with a Doubleheader Split Against Judson
    April 18, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team closes the regular season in a doubleheader split with Judson College on Wednesday, April 18. The Owls struggled to get the scoring game going to fall 1-0 in game one but took game two 4-3 in a late inning comeback. The W moves to 19-17 on the season and is currently ranked 8th in the USCAA Coaches Poll.
  • Softball Halves Doubleheader with Stillman
    April 11, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team split the day with Stillman College, picking up game one 6-4 and dropping game two 5-2. The W moves to 18-16 on the season as the near the last games of the regular season.
  • Late Innings Prevent Owls Baseball Victory, Owls Fall 14-13 to Belhaven
    April 11, 2018
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Owls baseball team was unable to keep the Belhaven Blazers at bay, falling 14-13 to Belhaven University in an 11-inning game. The Owls drop to 17-11 on the season in the midweek loss.
  • Baseball Splits with Tougaloo on the Road
    April 08, 2018
    TOUGALOO, Miss. - The Owls baseball team split the day with the Tougaloo College Bulldogs on Sunday, April 8. The W dropped one and grabbed one, falling 9-6 in game one but picking up game two 10-7. With the series behind them, the Owls move to 17-10 on the season.
  • Baseball Travels to Tougaloo
    April 07, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The No. 4 ranked Owls baseball team will travel to Tougaloo, Miss. on Sunday, April 8 to take on the Tougaloo College Bulldogs. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7 but has been moved due to weather. 
  • Owls Spring Sports Rank High on the USCAA Week 1 Coaches Poll
    April 05, 2018
    NORFOLK, Va. – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association recently released the week one coaches poll for the 2018 spring sports. The Owls baseball and softball teams were among those recognized for their efforts this season.
  • Damain Benefield Named Renasant Bank Athlete of the Month
    April 05, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls Athletic Staff has named Damain Benefield, freshman baseball player, as the Renasant Bank Player of the Month for the month of April 2018.
  • Baseball Delivers Shutout in Rust Doubleheader Victory
    April 04, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls baseball team picked up another doubleheader sweep against NAIA foe Rust College on Wednesday, April 4. The W has been running hot for most of the season, grabbing a number four ranking in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and moving to 15-9 on the season.
  • Merkel to Head Owls Men's Basketball Program
    April 04, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Athletic Director Jason Trufant and the Owls Athletic Department has named Brian Merkel as the first head coach of the Owls men’s basketball program.
  • White Named Head Coach of Owls Women's Basketball
    April 03, 2018
    The W Department of Athletics is pleased to announce Coach Howard White, Jr. as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program at the Mississippi University for Women.
  • Owls Baseball Game at Rust Moves Home
    April 03, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls baseball team will host Rust College in midweek action on Wednesday, April 4 at 12 p.m. The doubleheader, originally scheduled as a road games for the Owls, will be played at the Columbus High School Baseball Field.
  • Huntingdon Outlasts Owls Softball in Doubleheader Action
    April 02, 2018
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The W softball team falls to 17-15 on the season with a doubleheader loss at Huntingdon College. Despite the Owls fierce defense, the team was unable to outlast the Hawks at the plate for the loss.
  • Baseball Downs Selma in Doubleheader Acton, 7-3, 11-9
    March 31, 2018
    SELMA, Ala. – The Owls baseball team swept Selma University on Saturday, March 31 in doubleheader action. The W defeated the Bulldogs 7-3 and 11-9 to improve to 14-9 on the season.
  • Softball Shuts Out Rust in Doubleheader Victories
    March 31, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team shutout Rust College in Military Appreciation Day doubleheader on Saturday, March 31. The W moves to 16-13 on the season with the back-to-back victories.
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