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Player of the Week: Natalie Shiver

Player of the Week: Natalie Shiver

Natalie Shiver, a junior catcher on Mercer’s Softball Team, was named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, Feb. 18. In order to be selected for this award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3. Shiver was thrilled to be given an award based on both her athletics and academics. “It was a huge[Read More…]

by Feb 27 0 comments Softball, Sports

Alumni Spotlight: Langston Hall

Former standout for the Mercer Men’s Basketball Team Langston Hall has taken his talents to Italy and has been competing with the Giorgio Tesi Pistoia. During his time at Mercer, Hall was a four-year starter and a crucial member of the team. He contributed to a number of historic victories including a CIT title, an Atlantic Sun Championship and the[Read More…]

Fan of the Week: Taylor Dias

Fan of the Week: Taylor Dias

Taylor Dias, a graduating member of the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team, has been a true Bear on and off and the field during her time at Mercer. The 5-2 defender for the team has been a contributing member for the Bears for all four of her seasons with Mercer. Dias saw action mostly in her junior and senior seasons, while[Read More…]

Mercer women’s track and field ready to tackle second competitive season

Mercer women’s track and field ready to tackle second competitive season

In its second year of competition, the Mercer Women’s Track Team is looking to build on its first year of participating in NCAA division one track and field. Last year, the team had a number of highs throughout its season, which included high finishes from both long distance runners and sprinters. The team’s first meet of 2014 was the Savannah[Read More…]

by Feb 27 0 comments Baseball, Sports

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Freshman Stephon Jelks is just a few months into his basketball career at Mercer University, and he is already making an impact. The stats do not tell the whole story of Jelks as a player. He is only averaging 3.8 points per game, but Jelks is a burst of energy off the bench and makes lots of hustle plays which[Read More…]

by Feb 27 0 comments M. Basketball, Sports

Sprawl or nothing

Title IX sanctions enforced by the NCAA require universities to maintain an equal distribution of male and female scholarship athletic programs. Adherence to these sanctions comes at the expense of sports such as wrestling, because universities cannot justify maintaining scholarships for such sports. Mercer University’s club wrestling program was initially spared, residing within the parameters of Title IX inclusion. However,[Read More…]

by Feb 27 0 comments Sports, Wrestling