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Six Cavaliers Named Academic All-State

Athletics News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:25


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - - The 2013-14 Virginia Sports Information Directors Academic All-State team contains 226 student-athletes from 38 colleges and universities across Virginia.  To be eligible a student-athlete had to have at least a 3.25 GPA and be a sophomore or higher.VaSID is comprised of sports information or athletics communications professionals from intercollegiate institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership is open to any individual affiliated with one of the state's institutions at the NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, community college and independent levels, provided that individual's area of responsibility lies within the realm of sports information.
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Dino Kaklis Named Defensive Coordinator

Athletics News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:16


WISE - - Officials at UVa-Wise announced the hiring of veteran coach Dino Kaklis to the position of defensive coordinator on Wednesday. A four-year letter winner at Purdue, Kaklis began his collegiate coaching career in 1999 at Maine Maritime Academy where he served as defensive coordinator. 
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Women's Basketball Coach Kristin Kunzman Participates in Cold Water Challenge

Athletics News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:39


WISE - - Head women's basketball coach Kristin Kunzman recently participated in the "Cold Water Challenge" a part of the #chillen4charity cause that has been sweeping the nation through women's basketball coaches at all levels. Kunzman had a jug of ice cold water dumped over her head in her response to the challenge! She was challenged by Adelphi University Head women's basketball coach, Heather Jacobs.
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Men's Basketball Announces Recruiting Class

Athletics News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 06:40


WISE – Head Coach Blake Mellinger and his staff announced the signing of five recruits for the 2014-2015 season.  Dyonta Bizzle-Brown, Camryn Fort, Aaron Meredith, Philip Owens II and Dimitri Sousa have all signed to play collegiately at UVa-Wise starting this winter.
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Cavalier Football Adds Seven More Signees

Athletics News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:27


WISE - - Head Coach Dewey Lusk and his staff announced the signing of seven more future student-athletes on Thursday. Maurice Watkins, Zach Barker, Dajour Smith, Jeffrey Bowen, Joshua Jones, Desmond Burney and Charlie Benfield add to the 43 players previously signed by the staff.
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Nathan Edick to Join Men's Basketball Staff

Athletics News - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 06:23
WISE - - UVa-Wise head men's basketball coach Blake Mellinger today announced the addition of Nathan Edick to his coaching staff. Edick, who spent the previous two seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University, will be responsible for opponent scouting, recruiting and working with perimeter players in his new role.
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Brandts and Ziemba Earn All-State Accolades

Athletics News - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 08:37


LYNCHBURG, Va. - - The individual accolades continue to roll in for members of the 2014 Mountain East Conference Tournament winning Cavaliers as Taylor Brandts and Christina Ziemba were both named members of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association All-State College Division Softball Team on Wednesday. 
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Brandi Owens Joins Sports Information Staff

Athletics News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 08:01


WISE - - UVa-Wise recently announced the hiring of Brandi Owens to the sports information staff. Owens will serve as assistant sports information director and comes to the College after spending the last year working for Bristol Motor Speedway. 
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Inaugural Women's Lacrosse Recruiting Class Announced

Athletics News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:26


WISE - - Coach Meghan Dennehy announced the first signing class in the history of the women's lacrosse program at UVa-Wise on Thursday. The first-year program which will begin play next spring has signed nine players from five states, including five from the state of Virginia. 
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