Men’s Cross Country Team Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA DIII National Championship

Logan McKenzie

Logan McKenzie ’19

The Berea College men’s cross country team earned one of the 16 at-large bids to go to the NCAA DIII National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 17. The announcement by the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee came on the heels of a third-place finish by Berea’s men’s team in the south/southeast region this past weekend and senior Logan McKenzie winning the region.

McKenzie ’19, from Athens, Tennessee, became Berea College’s First NCAA DIII All-American in 2017 and was named Men’s DIII National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in April 2018.

To be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals must qualify in their respective NCAA regions. Thirty-two teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the eight regions, for a total of 16 teams. Berea College was one of sixteen additional teams selected at-large.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is hosting the championships Nov. 17, in Winneconne, Wisconsin. The men’s race begins at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time.

Berea Names Gym After Dr. Joy Hager

Dedication of the Dr. Joy Hager Gymnasium, recognizing 49 years of service.The Dr. Joy Hager Gymnasium will be dedicated at a naming ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 1, to memorialize her commitment and leadership during her 49 years of service to Berea College. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Upper Gym at the Seabury Center on Berea’s campus. Continue reading Berea Names Gym After Dr. Joy Hager

Berea Wins Division, Earns Top Seed in Conference Tournament

2017-2018 Women's Basketball Group Shot
With a 12-2 conference record (21-3 overall), the Berea College women’s basketball team won the USA South West Division to earn a first-round bye and home-court advantage in the conference tournament that began on Wednesday, February 14. The USA South Tournament consists of the top six teams from each division in the conference. Berea will host a quarterfinal game against fifth seed Covenant College (8-6, conference; 14-11, overall) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Seabury Center on the Berea campus. Continue reading Berea Wins Division, Earns Top Seed in Conference Tournament

Berea to Host Fourth Annual “Green” Basketball Game and EcoChallenge

Berea College Basketball Players at the Green Game 2017For the fourth consecutive year, Berea College will host the Carbon Neutral Basketball “Green” Game on Feb. 7 to bring awareness to the responsibility higher-education institutions have to help reduce global carbon emissions.

Following the Green Game, the Sustainability Office staff will calculate the total carbon emissions emitted from the energy used in Seabury Center Gym during the home game, plus emissions from the opposing team’s transportation. This calculation will determine the number of trees volunteers and staff must plant later in the spring to offset the carbon put into the atmosphere during this basketball game. Continue reading Berea to Host Fourth Annual “Green” Basketball Game and EcoChallenge

Berea College Welcomed Into USA South Athletic Conference

USA South Athletic Conference LogoUSA South Athletic conference officially welcomed Berea College into its conference on July 1, in time for competing in the league in the fall.

Berea College comes to USA South as a full NCAA Division III member and is eligible to compete in all USA South championships and Berea’s student athletes are now eligible to receive any Conference-awarded academic and/or sportsmanship honors. Continue reading Berea College Welcomed Into USA South Athletic Conference

Berea College Set to Join USA South

The USA South Athletic Conference has announced that Berea College has been accepted to begin the process of full membership within the Conference. Berea, which is transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division III status, will begin USA South play during the 2017-18 academic year. Continue reading Berea College Set to Join USA South

Candy Walls Shatters Records

Published originally in the spring 2009 issue of Berea College Magazine

Candy Walls

Candy Walls gallops toward the net ahead of the Titans guard during Fall Homecoming.

Lady Mountaineer Candy Walls, ’09 ended her basketball career with a bang. The Stanton, Kentucky native appears in the top 20 NAIA Division II women’s basketball records in six categories. She holds the highest point average per game (26.21) and most three-point goals averaged per game (3.82). She was national player of the week twice and received Honorable Mention All-American honors. Regionally, the KIAC named Candy player of the week eight times and named her player of the year. Continue reading Candy Walls Shatters Records

Hornsby and Turner Join the 1000 Point Club

Published originally in the spring 2009 issue of Berea College Magazine

Cody Hornsby, ’09, and Mikah Turner, ’10, joined the elite 1000 Point Club, both having scored more than 1000 points during their Berea College basketball careers. Mikah led the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with an average of 20.36 points per game. His career game highs are 35 points; 5 assists; 14 rebounds; and 4 steals. Hornsby’s career game highs are: 28 points; 7 assists; 7 rebounds; and 4 steals.

New Men’s Basketball Coach Chosen

Published originally in the Summer 2010 issue of Berea College Magazine

John Hemenway was recently named the new men’s basketball coach at Berea College.

Hemenway began as assistant coach at the University of South Dakota, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He followed with five years as head coach of the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers in Mitchell, South Dakota. Continue reading New Men’s Basketball Coach Chosen

Berea College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Win USCAA National Championships and Other Honors

Berea, KY – November 6, 2015 – The Berea College women’s and men’s cross country teams are celebrating after winning their respective national titles at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) 2015 National Championship. The national championship competitions were hosted by Florida College in Lakeland, Fla. Continue reading Berea College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Win USCAA National Championships and Other Honors

Massucco Named to First Team Academic All-America

Jessie MassuccoBerea College junior Jessie Massucco has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America soccer team. Selection for the First Team All-America designation is made by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Continue reading Massucco Named to First Team Academic All-America

“Colonels for Education” Promotes College-Going and National GEAR UP Week

Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester campus hosted more than 400 middle schoolers from Clay and Owsley counties on September 13 for a question-and-answer session with college athletes. The “Colonels for Education” event was a collaboration between Berea College’s GEAR UP program, Eastern Kentucky University, and Clay and Owsley County school districts. Continue reading “Colonels for Education” Promotes College-Going and National GEAR UP Week

Berea College Named a Champion of Character Institution

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has released the annual list of recipients for its flagship program, the Five Star Champions of Character designation, and, for the first time, Berea College has achieved this distinction. Continue reading Berea College Named a Champion of Character Institution