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Shorter places 47 to GSC Spring Honor Roll; 6 named All-Academic

Six Shorter student-athletes earned Gulf South Conference FireSeeds All-Academic recognition, while 41 others were recognized on the Spring Honor Roll.

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Matt Larry named head baseball coach at Darlington School
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 1:50 am

Longtime Shorter University head baseball coach Matt Larry has accepted the head job at Darlington School, the university announced Tuesday.

Soccer: Men’s coach leaving Shorter for Saint Francis University
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 11:43 pm

From Shorter reports

Shorter Softball: NCAA Division II College World Series semifinals
Posted: May 25, 2015

Shorter University's website lists the results of the softball team's two games Sunday, May 24, 2015, as losses to the University of North Georgia, 8-2, 7-5.

Shorter Softball: All-Georgia semifinal set for today
Updated: May 24, 2015 - 12:52 am

Today’s semifinals in the NCAA Division II Women’s College World Series will have a peachy feel.

Shorter Track and Field: Walker 3rd, Lady Hawks' relay team 7th at NCAA championship
Updated: May 24, 2015 - 12:53 am

Ayana Walker became the first Shorter student-athlete to become a three-time NCAA All-American when the junior finished third in the 400-meter finals at the Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday and joined teammates senior Ashley Ballard and freshmen Jasmine Crump and Kemor Anderson to earn the status with a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 relay.

Lady Hawks to compete in track and field finals
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 12:30 am

A group of Lady Hawks will be competing in today’s NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field finals.

Softball: Shorter earns shutout in winner’s bracket
Posted: May 22, 2015

In a postseason marked by outstanding team play from the Shorter University softball squad, it was fitting that the season’s biggest win to date followed suit.

Berry’s Ellwanger named to academic all-district team
Posted: May 22, 2015

Joey Ellwanger of Berry College was named to the NCAA Division III Capital One Academic All-District 5 team after finishing an outstanding year in the pool and the classroom.

Softball: Lady Hawks win College World Series opener
Posted: May 22, 2015

Ask Shorter head softball coach Al Thomas about Maggie Meacham and he’ll tell you that describing her as soft spoken is an understatement.

Norman Arey Column: College free agency isn’t a new concept
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 12:29 am

Norman Arey writes about the Graduate Transfer Rule in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.

College Signing: Model’s VJ Saxton
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 12:19 am

VJ Saxton recently signed with Southern Union State of Wadley, Alabama to play basketball. The junior college is a perennial Alabama powerhouse, with long time coach Ron Radford. VJ’s father, Victor played there in the early 1990s before finishing his career at the University of Central Florida.

College Signing: Rome High’s Josh Perkins
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 12:24 am

Rome High pitcher/outfielder Josh Perkins signed to play baseball at Snead State Community College in Boaz, Alabama on Thursday in the Rome High Media Center. 

Track and Field: Walker eyeing national title
Posted: May 22, 2015

Having already provided Shorter its first-ever NCAA individual national championship, Ayana Walker now finds herself in a position to win another one.

Lacrosse: Hall, Chase earn All-American Scholar honors
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 12:34 am

Cory Hall and Jack Chase, both recent Berry College men’s lacrosse graduates, earned post-season recognition from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Shorter softball's Cook tabbed as NFCA All-America
Posted: May 21, 2015

Freshman outfielder Niki Cook garnered National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) third team All-America honors Wednesday night in an announcement made at the pre-championship banquet on the eve of the 2015 NCAA Division II Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

Shorter: No. 24 Softball opens WCWS play Thursday vs. No. 7 St. Mary's (TX)
Posted: May 21, 2015

A three-year wait for Shorter University's softball program has finally come to an end.

Berry College announces second set of 2015 football recruits
Posted: May 20, 2015

Berry College Head Football Coach Tony Kunczewski is pleased to announce the final set of recruits who have committed to join the Vikings for 2015.

Berry annoucnes women's soccer commitments
Posted: May 19, 2015

Seven student-athletes have committed to the Berry College women's soccer team and will join the Vikings in the fall, Head Coach Lorenzo Canalis announced.

Softball: Shorter sweeps Florida Tech for trip to College World Series
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 12:57 am

Niki Cook hit an inside-the-park home run in the third inning and Kameron Carter delivered what ended up being a game-winning two-run homer in the fifth as the Shorter Lady Hawks beat Florida Tech 5-3 in Game 2 to sweep the Panthers in the South Super Regional and advance the NCAA Division II Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.

Golf: Vikings take fourth at NCAAs
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 1:55 am

The Berry College men’s golf team shot a 303 and finished fourth with a four-day total of 1,179 at the NCAA Division III Golf Tournament on Friday.

Shorter tops Florida Tech , getting closer to NCAA Division III national championship
Posted: May 16, 2015

Shorter’s softball team stands one win away from booking a trip to Oklahoma City for the NCAA Division III national championship.

Berry Women's Golf: Weaver named WGCA All-Region
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 1:30 am

Berry golfer Sydney Weaver was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-Region team.

Golf: Vikings take lead at NCAAs
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 1:35 am

Berry College’s golf team continued its ascent up the leaderboard and has a one-stroke lead heading to today’s final round at the NCAA Division III golf championships.

Golf: Berry golfers earn honors
Posted: May 15, 2015

Berry College earned three honors at the Golf Coaches Association of America banquet, which coincided with this week’s NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships. The Vikings had one Ping All-Region golfer and two All-America Scholars.

Norman Arey Column: Perception isn’t the only ACC problem
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 1:32 am

Norman Arey writes about the Atlantic Coastal Conference in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.

Softball: 4 earn NFCA All-South Region honors
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 1:29 am

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 2015 NFCA Division II All-Region teams with four Lady Hawks earning South Region recognition. Paige Rowland, Kendall Johnson and Niki Cook each received first team honors, while Amanda Blanchard garnered a second-team nod.

Lady Hawks, Panthers collide in Super Regional showdown
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 1:26 am

Their first venture into the NCAA softball postseason will also be the last for four Shorter players, all who have played a huge role in helping the program make the transition into the Division II ranks and overcome the odds - and the naysayers - that were stacked against them.

GHC’s softball team sees 8 members sign to play ball at four-year universities
Posted: May 14, 2015

The Georgia Highlands College softball team is proud to have all 10 of its sophomore players continue on to four-year universities, with eight signed to continue playing ball and two continuing academically.

Berry men’s golf sits in second palce at NCAA Tournament
Posted: May 14, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Berry College men's golf team shot the low round of the day (290) and catapulted to second place with its 584 score--halfway through the 2015 NCAA Division

Berry softball garners five all-region honors
Posted: May 14, 2015

ATLANTA -- Led by three spots on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-Atlantic Region second team, the Berry College softball team garnered five all-region honors.

Shorter Track and Field athletes earn all-region honors
Posted: May 13, 2015

With the NCAA DII Outdoor National Championship just around the corner the USTFCCCA announced its all-region honorees for the outdoor season and released its updated list of national and regional rankings.

Golf: Berry tied for 6th at NCAA championship
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 12:47 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Berry College’s golf team shot a first-round 294 and is tied for sixth place at the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship. Ryan Elmore and Tommy McCloskey both carded even-par 72s to lead the Vikings.

Softball: Shorter’s NCAA road trip stops in Rome
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 12:11 am

Fresh from winning their first foray into the NCAA Division II postseason, the Shorter softball teams find themselves back on their home diamond at the Alto Park Softball Complex this weekend when the Lady Hawks host the South Super Regional.

GHC’s women’s basketball team signs four new players
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 12:20 am

Georgia Highlands College has signed four new players to its women’s basketball team. These players will be joining the 2015-2016 team for the upcoming season.

Softball: Shorter to host Super Regional
Posted: May 11, 2015

A three-run third inning, propelled Shorter’s softball team to a 6-1 win over Valdosta State on Sunday afternoon and clinched a spot in the NCAA Division II South Super Regional on Friday.

SAA Spring Sportsmanship Honorees released
Posted: May 11, 2015

The Southern Athletic Association announced the Spring Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams and 78 student-athletes among the league’s eight full-time members received recognition.

Golf: Berry men gearing up for NCAA Division III championships
Posted: May 11, 2015

The Berry College men’s golf team is preparing for the 2015 NCAA Division III championships today through Friday. For the second straight year, Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, will host the event.

College signing: Armuchee’s Claire Tibbetts
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Armuchee’s Claire Tibbetts signs to play basketball for Berry College. 

Shorter Softball: Lady Hawks advance to Super Regional
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 3:31 am

The Lady Hawks defeated No. 2 Valdosta State 6-1 Sunday afternoon to claim the NCAA South I Region Title and a spot in the South Super Regional this coming weekend. They will host Florida Tech in a best of three series at Alto Park.

Berry Softball: Vikings edged in Atlanta Regional Championship, 4-2
Posted: May 11, 2015

Berry College battled with a veteran Emory University softball team, but lost, 4-2 in eight innings, in the Atlanta Regional Final on Sunday.

Softball: Berry moves on to region championship game
Posted: May 10, 2015

Freshman Kassie Howard pitched Berry College’s softball team to two wins — both in relief — on Saturday as the Vikings advanced to today’s Atlanta Region Championships of the NCAA championships.

Softball: Johnson’s homer lifts Lady Hawks
Posted: May 10, 2015

The Shorter Lady Hawks’ softball team is headed to the NCAA South Region I championship game.

Baseball: Shorter's season ends
Posted: May 10, 2015

The 2015 baseball season came to a halt Saturday for the Shorter Hawks when they were handed an 11-5 defeat by Toccoa Falls in the National Christian College Athletic Association South Region Tournament.

Softball: Berry drops opener
Posted: May 09, 2015

Averett University broke open a tie game with three runs in the sixth inning en route to defeating Berry College, 4-1, in the NCAA Division III softball championships on Friday.

College Signing: Armuchee’s Will Jacobs
Posted: May 09, 2015

Armuchee’s Will Jacobs  signs to play football for Berry College. 

College Signing: Rome High’s Katelynn Robinson
Posted: May 09, 2015

Rome High’s Katelynn Robinson signs to cheer for Shorter University.

College Signing: Rome High’s Evan Mather
Posted: May 09, 2015

Rome High’s Evan Mather signs to play baseball for Berry College. 

College Signing: Rome High’s Becca Etheredge
Updated: May 09, 2015 - 1:39 am

Rome High’s Becca Etheredge signs to cheer for Shorter University. 

Tennis: Lady Hawks defend NCCAA title
Updated: May 09, 2015 - 1:19 am

For the second straight year the Shorter women’s tennis team has claimed a national championship when the Shorter women’s tennis team defeated Dallas Baptist 5-1 to successfully defend their National Christian College Athletic Association title.

Softball: Rowland lifts Lady Hawks to victory
Updated: May 09, 2015 - 1:06 am

The Lady Hawks’ luck at Steel’s Diamond continued Friday afternoon as they topped Alabama Huntsville, 3-1, in 11 innings.