Athletics News

  • Women's Soccer to Play Two Preseason Matches
    August 19, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Prior to the regular-season opener on Friday, Aug. 30 versus Florida College, the Owls women’s soccer team will play two exhibition games as part of its preseason schedule.
  • Dedrick Burnett Joins Owls Track and Field and Cross Country Staff
    July 24, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Dedrick Burnett was named as the assistant coach for the Owls cross country and track and field programs. Burnett joins The W staff after spending seven years in Jackson, Miss. as the equipment manager and graduate assistant coach at Jackson State University and a volunteer coach with the Mississippi Trackstars summer track club for youth athletes ages 6-18.
  • Volleyball Looks to the 2019 Season
    July 24, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - The Owls women's volleyball team had highs and lows during the 2018 season. The W adds eight freshmen to the roster to help fill in the gaps and look to improve on its previous seasons. 
  • Owls Men's Soccer Releases 2019 Schedule
    July 22, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – First-year head coach Dylan Burnett and the Owls men’s soccer program released the 2019 schedule Monday morning. The 17-match schedule features eight home games and nine road competitions.
  • The W Women's Soccer Announces 2019 Schedule
    July 15, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – First-year head coach Jack Byrd announced The W women’s soccer team 2019 fall schedule Monday morning, highlighted by 10 games at The Owls Soccer Field in the Columbus Soccer Complex.
  • The W Hires Dylan Burnett as Men's Soccer Coach
    July 08, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W has announced the hiring of Dylan Burnett as the next head coach of its men’s soccer program on Monday, July 8.
  • Owls Volleyball Releases 2019 Schedule
    July 02, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls women’s volleyball team released its 2019 season schedule on Tuesday morning, highlighted by a season-opening home invitational and seven additional home matches.
  • Owls Junior Golf Camp
    June 06, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Head golf coach Benji Williams and the Owls golf program are hosting the first Owls Junior Golf Camp at the River Birch Golf Course with sessions on June 17 –20, July 8-11, and July 22-25. The four-day camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-16. At $100 per session, the camp will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and will include lunch and swimming.
  • Spring 2019 Athletic Director's List
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Athletic Director Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program announced the Spring 2019 Athletic Director’s List honorees on Thursday, May 30. The list includes 105 student-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better during the spring 2019 semester. Among those recognized, 53 have GPAs greater than 3.5 and 24 achieved a perfect 4.0.
  • Owls Volleyball Announces 2019 Summer Clinics
    May 23, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Owls head volleyball coach Roxanne Hernandez and The W volleyball program announces its 2019 Volleyball Summer Clinics. The Owls will host four position-specific clinics that will offer young athletes the one-on-one attention needed to make them an overall better volleyball player.
  • Ferguson to Head Owls Track and Field Programs
    May 22, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Danielle Ferguson – a coach with proven success on the DI and DIII levels of the NCAA – will be the first head coach of the Owls men’s and women’s track and field programs, The W Athletics Department announced on Wednesday.
  • Baseball's Run in the Small College World Series Ends on Day Three
    May 15, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball team played with extreme force during the fourth round of the USCAA Small College World Series against Bryant & Stratton. The W battled hard but struggled to come out on top falling 3-1.
  • Softball Finishes Third in the Small College World Series
    May 15, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls softball team finished third in the USCAA Small College World Series with back-to-back losses in the semifinal round to end their bid to the championship game. Senior pitcher Madison Scoggin pitched all four games of the tournament for a 1.08 earned run average on 26 innings pitched. She tallied 16 strikeouts with only two walks for four earned runs and 25 hits against.
  • Baseball Scores Two Victories in Day Two of Tournament
    May 14, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn.-The Owls baseball team proved that they were the team to watch with a 9-4 victory over Penn State Mont Alto in the second round and following a 9-4 victory against Selma University in the third round of the USCAA Small College World Series. With Tuesday's success, The W moves on to their fourth game of USCAA.
  • Softball Advances to the Semi-Final Round of the Small College World Series
    May 14, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls softball team advances to the semi-final round of the USCAA Small College World series with Tuesday’s 5-0 victory over Penn State University – Hazelton. Owls ace pitcher Madison Scoggin pitched her 14th complete game to improve to 13-4 in her senior season.
  • Owls Take Down Celtics in First Round Showdown
    May 13, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The W softball team remains in the winner’s bracket after defeating Carlow University 4-1 in the first round of the USCAA Small College World Series.
  • Owls Baseball Falls in Game One of Small College World Series
    May 13, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The No. 5 seeded Owls baseball team opened the 2019 USCAA Small College World Series against the No. 4 Wright State University-Lake Campus on Monday afternoon at Showers Field. After carrying the lead into the fifth inning, The W saw the Lakers bring in three runs on a single and a double to start a rally and close the game ahead of the Owls 5-2.
  • Baseball Lands Four USCAA All-Americans, Four All-Academics
    May 12, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The United Collegiate Athletic Association announced its All-American baseball teams, major awards, and All-Academic team at the 2019 USCAA Small College World Series pre-tournament luncheon at the DuBois Country Club Sunday afternoon. The Owls saw four players receive All-American honors while four players were named to the All-Academic team.
  • Four Softball Players Receive All-American Honors, Nine Named to All-Academic Team
    May 12, 2019
    DUBOIS, Penn. – The United Collegiate Athletic Association announced its All-American softball teams, major awards, and All-Academic team at the 2019 USCAA Small College World Series pre-tournament luncheon at the DuBois Country Club Sunday afternoon. The Owls saw four players receive All-American honors while nine players were named to the All-Academic team.
  • Softball Graduation Ceremony
    May 09, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team is set to travel to DuBois, Penn. to compete in the 2019 USCAA Small College Worlds Series and will miss Saturday’s graduation. The W along with the Owls Athletics staff will hold a graduation ceremony for eight softball seniors on Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m. in Poindexter Hall. Come out and celebrate the accomplishments of these student-athletes or watch the ceremony live.
  • Matthews Named Renasant Bank Athlete of the Month
    May 08, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – For the second month in a row, a softball player has clinched the coveted title of Renasant Bank Athlete of the Month. This month the honor is bestowed upon senior infielder Heidi Matthews.
  • Owls Baseball Returns to the USCAA Small College World Series
    May 06, 2019
    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 16-11 on the season, grabbed the second season bid ranking fifth nationally among USCAA institutions.
  • No. 3 Owls Softball Heads to USCAA Small College World Series
    May 06, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W softball team will travel to DuBois, Penn. to participate in the USCAA Small College World Series for the second consecutive year since the program was reestablished during the 2017-18 season.
  • 2019 Owls Athletics Awards Presented on Tuesday
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - The 2nd annual Owls Athletics Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday at the Lion Hills Center and Golf Club to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2018-19 academic year in The W Athletics Department. With awards presented by coaches for each team, 27 individuals were recognized as well as team awards and a coaching staff award.
  • Owls Drop Doubleheader Versus Stillman
    April 23, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls baseball team closed the 2019 regular season 16-11 with back-to-back losses against Stillman College in its last home doubleheader. The W played well offensively but struggled to put together a defensive strategy to keep Tigers off the board.
  • Baseball Struggles During Road Doubleheader at Crowley's Ridge
    April 20, 2019
    PARAGOULD, Ark. – The W baseball team hit the road for the last time of the 2019 regular season with a trip to Paragould, Ark to take on Crowley’s Ridge College on Saturday. The doubleheader was originally scheduled as a part of a four-game series but was cut to two after a couple of days of bad weather. The Owls struggled defensively against the Pioneers to drop both game of the day, 4-3 and 8-0.
  • Week 3 USCAA Coaches Poll
    April 18, 2019
    The Owls baseball team moves up to second place in the Week 3 USCAA Coaches Poll while the softball team continues its hold at second for the third week in a row.  
  • Men's Golf Places 12th at Rhodes Men's Golf Classic
    April 16, 2019
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The W men’s golf team traveled to Memphis, Tenn. to participate in the 2019 Rhodes Men’s Spring Collegiate Golf Classic Monday, April 15 – Tuesday, April 16. The Owls competed against some of the top NCAA Division III teams including Berry College, Belhaven University, Sewanee: The University of the South, and Hendrix College. The 16 teams played at the Windyke Country Club in Germantown, Tenn on a par 72, 6,774-yard course for 54 holes.
  • Softball Splits Road Doubleheader at Millsaps
    April 16, 2019
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Owls softball team split a doubleheader with in-state rival Millsaps College on Tuesday, April 16 at the Millsaps Softball Complex. The Owls dropped game one 3-2 but had a fierce comeback for a 8-2 victory in game two. The Owls move to 22-9 on the season. 
  • Baseball Splits Tuesday Road Doubleheader with Rust
    April 16, 2019
    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The W baseball team took on Rust College in a doubleheader on Tuesday at the Rust College Baseball Field. A midgame comeback for the Bearcats took game one from the Owls 5-4 but The W recovered in game two for a 6-3 victory. With the doubleheader behind it, The W moves to 16-7 on the season and look to rise in the Week 3 USCAA Coaches Poll.
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