Athletics News

  • Foster Named Owls Head Softball Coach
    June 01, 2020
    COLUMBUS, MISS. - The Owls Athletic Department and Athletic Director Jason Trufant have named Charles ‘Buddy’ Foster as the new head coach of The W softball program.  
  • Spring 2020 Athletic Director's List
    May 27, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program would like to take the time to recognize the 129 student-athletes who received a GPA of 3.0 or better during the spring 2020 semester. Because of their academic efforts, the scholars have been named to the Spring 2020 Athletic Director's List.
  • Alexander Named Head Men's Soccer Coach
    April 06, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and Owls Athletics are pleased to announce Louis Alexander as the new head coach of The W’s men’s soccer program.
  • Owls Rank 15th in Final 2020 USCAA Director's Cup Standings
    April 01, 2020
    NORFOLK, Va. – With four Owls teams making their first appearance in the USCAA Fall Championships and both basketball team receiving top 20 rankings in the final USCAA Coaches Poll, The W Athletics was ranked 15th in the final standing for the 2019-20 USCAA Director’s Cup.
  • Harris Receives USCAA All-American Honorable Mention
    March 23, 2020
    Senior guard Keith Harris received an USCAA All-American honorable mention due to his work on the court during the 2019-202 season. The Starkville, MS native averaged 18.5 points per game with 6.1 rebounds. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay
  • Gonsalves Named to USCAA All-Academic Team
    March 23, 2020
    Sophomore guard Josh Gonsalves was named to the 2020 USCAA Men's Basketball Division I All-Academic Team. Gonsalves, a kinesiology major, holds a 3.51 GPA. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay
  • Frazier Makes 2020 USCAA All-American First Team
    March 23, 2020
    Owls senior forward My'Neka Frazier was named to the USCAA Women's Basketball Division I All-American First Team because of her effort during the 2019-20 women's basketball season. The McComb, MS native averaged 14.1 points per game,13.1 rebounds per game, and tallied 14 double-doubles. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay
  • Williams Named to USCAA All-Academic Team
    March 23, 2020
    KB Williams was named to the 2020 USCAA Women's Basketball Division I All-Academic Team. Williams is studying health care management and has maintained a 3.51 GPA. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay
  • United As One
    The W Owls are #UNITEDASONE This bump in the road will not stop the progress of Owls Athletics and we will continue to #WINEVERDAY.
  • Lyles Named Owls Women's Soccer Coach
    March 13, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and Owls Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Catie Lyles as the head women’s soccer coach.
  • All Athletic Events Postponed Until March 30th
    Due to the growing concerns regarding COVID-19, Owls Athletics wants to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all student-athletes and Owls fans. Because of this, all Owls Athletic events, both home and away, have been postponed. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.
  • Owls Fall In Midweek Match Up
    March 12, 2020
    Columbus, MS – The Owls softball team fell two games in a midweek matchup against William Carey University.
  • Owls Baseball Plays Hard but Falls 10-0 and 3-2
    March 11, 2020
    MARIETTA, Ga. – The Owls baseball team continued their journey in day two of the College Bash Tournament on Wednesday, March 11. The Owls fell 7-4 on the season with losses of 10-0 against Aquinas College and 3-2 against Trinity Baptist.
  • Owls Baseball Splits First Road Doubleheader, 3-2 and 3-1
    March 10, 2020
    MARIETTA, Ga. - The Owls baseball team split day one in the College Bash Tournament on Tuesday, March 10. The W grabbed one and dropped one, defeating 3-1 in game one against Trinity College but falling 3-2 in game two against Aquinas College.
  • Riley Leads Owls in Carey Collegiate Classic
    March 10, 2020
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Owls men’s golf team finished 11th in the Carey Collegiate Classic hosted by William Carey University at Canebrake Country Club. A field of 14 teams played on the 6,891 yards, 72-par course in two rounds of 18 holes on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10. With a 6-over par round and a 2-over par round, freshman Zach Riley was the low scorer for the Owls.
  • Women's Track and Field Sets New School Records at MC Season Opener
    March 07, 2020
    CLINTON, Miss. – The Owls women’s track team set new school records Saturday at the 2020 Mississippi College Season Opener at the James E. Parkman Track in Clinton, Miss.
  • Softball Splits Weekend Doubleheader at Stillman
    March 07, 2020
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Owls softball team split a weekend doubleheader at Stillman College on Saturday, March 7 at the Stillman Softball Field. Facing the Tigers in their second playdate of the season, The W was hoping to repeat the doubleheader sweep, a feat it successfully executed against Stillman earlier in the season. Unfortunately, the Owls came up just short, taking the first game 5-1 but dropping the second one 5-2.
  • Owls Baseball Dominates Tougaloo in Doubleheader
    March 06, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - The Owls baseball team dominated the Bulldogs of Tougaloo College in a doubleheader on Friday, March 6th. The W defeated the Bulldogs 8-4 in the first game and followed with a 7-2 victory in the second.
  • 2020 Spring Pilgrimage 5K Announced
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W Athletics and Visit Columbus are proud to present the 2020 Spring Pilgrimage 5K on Saturday, April 4. The 7 a.m. walk/run takes racer through the historical downtown Columbus and the beautiful campus of the Mississippi University for Women. Owls student-athletes and staff assist with the operations of the race each year and provide a one-of-a-kind experience for the racers.
  • Owls Baseball Suffers Loss Against Blue Mountain, 9-6
    March 03, 2020
    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss - Tuesday, March 3, the Owls collected their first loss of the season against the Toppers of Blue Mountain College 9-6. The W falls 4-1 on the season.
  • Walker's One-Over-Par Led Way at BMC Golf Classic
    March 03, 2020
    WEST POINT, Miss. – Senior Brandon Walker’s 1-over 109 led the Owls men’s golf team in the Blue Mountain College Golf Classic on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 after two rounds of play. Junior Coleman Suber earned a 5-over 113 as the Owls conclude the two-day 27-hole tournament in ninth with a team score of 37-over par.
  • Owls Open Outdoor at Millsaps Leap Day Relays
    February 29, 2020
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Owls men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the 2020 outdoor track season with the 2020 Millsaps Leap Day Relays on Saturday, Feb. 29. The W competed well and saw some improvements from their last indoor meet.
  • Yarborough Picks Up Point for the Owls in 8-1 Loss at Belhaven
    February 29, 2020
    JACKSON, Miss. – Sam Yarborough took his Belhaven opponent Cordarius Miller to three sets to win the only point for the Owls men’s tennis team in its Saturday match against the Blazer. Other members played well but were unable to win a point for The W to fall 8-1.
  • Women's Tennis Falls at Belhaven, 7-2
    February 29, 2020
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Owls women’s tennis team struggled in Jackson this weekend and was unable to best in-state rival Belhaven University. The Blazers had low numbers compared to The W’s full roster and had to forfeit two points but it did not hold them back. Belhaven defeated the Owls 7-2 on Saturday, Feb. 29.
  • Owls Take Clark Atlanta in Doubleheader Action, 10-5 and 16-4
    March 01, 2020
    Atlanta, Ga. – The Owls baseball team shutout Clark Atlanta University in a doubleheader on Saturday, February 29. The W moves to 4-0 on the season with the back-to-back victories.
  • Owls Sweep Stillman College
    February 28, 2020
    Columbus, MS – The Owls took on Stillman College in their StrikeOut Cancer game Friday afternoon.
  • Owls Baseball Sweeps Morehouse During Season Opener
    February 28, 2020
    ATLANTA, Ga.- On Friday, February 28th, the Owls baseball team took the opener sweep against Division II opponent Morehouse College to kick start the season. The Owls began the season by dominating the Maroon Tigers in the first game, 7-2 and 7-0 in the second game.
  • Owls Baseball Opens 2020 Season on the Road
    February 27, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls baseball team will launch the 2020 season, Friday, February 28th with a doubleheader against Morehouse College beginning at 11 a.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.
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