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Women's basketball ends season with loss in WBI semifinals

Women's basketball ends season with loss in WBI semifinals

March 25, 2015

After a remarkable year for the Mercer Women's Basketball Team, their season ended in Loudonville, NY against the Sienna Saints with a (65-54) loss. The Bears ended the season with a 20-15 overall record and truly displayed their worth during their first year in the Southern Conference. The Bears led...

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

March 23, 2015

Bagels, Bagels, Bagels The stomachs of hungry Bears rejoice. Einstein Brothers Bagels is coming to the bottom floor of Tarver Library. Einstein Bros. is the nation’s largest operator of bagel bakeries in a quick, yet casual environment. Construction on the restaurant will begin in May following gra...

Women's basketball slides past The Herd with last-second free throws

March 22, 2015

In an exciting quarterfinal with the Marshall Herd, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team came out victorious with a 73-71 win. With this win, the Bears improved to 20-14 for the season, which is the second time in three seasons that the Bears reached 20 wins. Although the Bears came out with the win...

A season to remember

March 19, 2015

This year’s Mercer Women’s Basketball season was one to remember. With four decorated seniors and a slew of inexperienced freshmen, the team debuted Mercer’s reign in the Southern Conference with class. Although their season ended in the semifinal of the Southern Conference Championship, the team...

Player of the Week: Eric Nyquist

March 19, 2015

As a right-handed pitcher for the Mercer Bears, Eric Nyquist has had a phenomenal breakout senior season thus far. Last week, Nyquist was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording a pair of victories on the mound. Nyquist is no stranger to this honor, which was bestowed on him as...

The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals

March 5, 2015

In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night's game. Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and...

Player of the Week: Natalie Shiver

February 27, 2015

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...

Fan of the Week: Taylor Dias

February 27, 2015

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...

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

February 27, 2015

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....

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Freshman of the Week: Stephon Jelks

Justin Baxley

February 27, 2015

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 play...

Mercer Maniacs attempt to branch out

Justin Baxley

February 11, 2015

Students have begun to ask why the student-led Mercer Maniacs do not come out to the women’s basketball games while they pack out the men’s games. The organization purpose is to provide a student section for every athletic event, according to Blaze Jeffery, president of Mercer Maniacs. “We s...

Women's basketball road to the SoCon tournament

Justin Baxley

February 11, 2015

The Lady Bears begin the road to the SoCon tournament. They are 12-11 overall and 4-3 in Southern Conference play. The Lady Bears started out the season strong with a good record out of conference and with big victories victories over University of Alabama and St. Louis University. They carried that...

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