Nine wrestlers named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland wrestlers were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, including seniors Matt Carroll, Nate Croley, Kyle Delaune, Peter Donchev, Orlando Nawade and Christian Varner along with juniors Evan Cole, Corey Daniels and Cody Johnson, as announced last week by the league office.

Five wrestlers earn bids to national championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five Cumberland wrestlers – seniors Nate Croley, Kyle Delaune, Orlando Nawade and Sammy Rosario along with junior Sean Nguyen – all earned automatic or received at-large berths to the 60th Annual NAIA Championships, as announced by the national office late Tuesday.

Croley places second, Delaune, Rosario both fourth at MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Nate Croley lost in the finals at 157, seniors Kyle Delaune and Sammy Rosario both finished fourth and Sean Nguyen, Brandon Weber, Orlando Nawade and Jon Floyd all placed fifth in their respective weight classes, leading Cumberland to a fifth-place team finish at the 2017 Mid-South Conference Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Wrestling ranked 13th, four individuals in national poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 13th as a team and seniors Sammy Rosario, Nate Croley and Kyle Deluane along with freshman John Oliveiri are all ranked in their individual weight classes in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, released recently by the national office.

CU accepting nominations for 2017 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2017 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 3. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee. The 2017 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel.

Patriots defeat CU on Senior Night, 27-16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley registered a Major Decision and Sean Nguyen and Orlando Nawade each picked up victories, but seventh-ranked University of the Cumberlands used two pins and a Technical Fall to post a 27-16 victory over Cumberland in wrestling action Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Nguyen, Croley, Oliveiri pick up wins for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sean Nguyen and Nate Croley each registered Major Decisions and John Oliveiri’s Decision at 165 gave Cumberland a one-point lead, but fourth-ranked Campbellsville University won the last four bouts in a 22-11 victory over the No. 18 Phoenix on Friday night in Campbellsville, Ky.

Wrestling splits duals at Life

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seniors Kyle Delaune and Orlando Nawade each won a pair of bouts and seniors Sammy Rosario and Nate Croley both picked up two wins, as 18th-ranked Cumberland wrestling split dual matches with Brewton-Parker and Life University on Tuesday night in Marietta, Ga.

Croley wins at 157; Crowell, Turner take second at Cumberland Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley posted an individual title at 157 and Tony Crowell and Tommie Turner both finished second, leading Phoenix wrestlers on Saturday at the Cumberland Open at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.