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Merkel to Head Owls Men's Basketball Program

Men's Basketball

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.

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Nov 03
Men's Basketball 5:00 PM
at Tougaloo College
Nov 12
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
Blue Mountain College
Military Appreciation
Nov 14
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
Talladega
Nov 18
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Wiley College
Nov 20
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
at Southern Univ. of New Orleans
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Athlete of the Month

Mary Grace Prine Volleyball COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls Athletics staff has selected Mary Grace Prine as the Renasant Bank Athlete of the Month for September 2018. Mary Grace is a sophomore outside and right side hitter who has transitioned to the setter position as of last week. Prine was recognized as USCAA setter of the week and contributed 27 assists in our opening weekend at Belhaven. She was named to the 2017-18 Athletic Director's List for both the fall and spring semester and ended her freshman year with a 3.64 GPA. In her time off the court, she has participated in numerous community service efforts by our volleyball team and volunteers her time as the handler for The W’s beloved mascot Ody the Owl. She is a pre-physical therapy major who hopes to one day work with the Wounded Warrior Project.