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Gary Adams Named ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year

Athletics News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:39

WISE - - Gary Adams has been recognized as the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Men's Assistant Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region as announced by the ITA. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by one assistant men's coach in each region.  Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally in NCAA Division II. While the ITA award recognizes the recipient as having made significant contributions to the men's squad, Mr. Adams' contributions can be felt throughout the entire tennis program.    
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Alexa Hernandez Selected to Try Out for Puerto Rican National Team

Athletics News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:25

WISE - - Rising UVa-Wise sophomore Alexa Hernandez has been selected to try out for team Puerto Rico in the upcoming International Softball Federation World Championship.  The Puerto Rican National Team will compete in Haarlem, Netherlands Aug. 14 to Aug. 25. The competition is held between athletes from around the globe, is held every two years and is the top event for softball worldwide.
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Bill Sergent Named Golf Coach

Athletics News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:36

WISE - - UVa-Wise announced the hiring of Bill Sergent as the new men's golf coach on Wednesday. The veteran coach has an accomplished background both as a player and as a coach at the collegiate level.
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Cavalier Volleyball Announces Initial 2014 Recruiting Class

Athletics News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:27

WISE -- Head Coach Kristen Salyer and her staff announce the signing of three future student-athletes for the 2014 season. Roanoke Catholic High School's Samantha Edge, Volunteer High School's Ashley Hooven and Mesa High School's Maicee Allen all agreed to continue their playing career at UVa-Wise.
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Summer Softball Clinics Begin Aug. 2

Athletics News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:59

WISE - - Coach Karen Bitter and the UVa-Wise softball program will be hosting its summer clinics beginning Aug. 2. The school will provide three clinics for varying age groups ranging from rising kindergartners through rising seniors. 
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Sports Tickets Go on Sale Aug. 1

Athletics News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:02

WISE - - Fans looking to save some money and purchase tickets in advance will have an opportunity to do so beginning Aug. 1. Fans will have four options when buying tickets through the David J. Prior Convocation Center Box Office, including the option to buy an all-sports pass for only $75.
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UVa-Wise Now One Step Away from Full NCAA Division II Membership

Athletics News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:15

WISE - - UVa-Wise is now just one step away from becoming a full NCAA Division II member. 
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Jessie Aguglia Joins Women's Lacrosse Staff

Athletics News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:24

WISE - - The University of Virginia's College at Wise head women's lacrosse coach Meghan Dennehy today announced the addition of Jessie Aguglia to her coaching staff. Aguglia, who spent the previous season as the head varsity coach at Boiling Springs High School after completing four successful seasons as a midfielder at Limestone College (SC) will serve as the Cavaliers' assistant coach, with a specific focus on recruiting and defense while assisting in all areas of the game.
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Dana Sibrel Joins Athletic Training Staff

Athletics News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:25

WISE - - Dana Sibrel was recently hired as an assistant athletic trainer at UVa-Wise. The new athletic trainer comes to the College after serving as a graduate assistant at fellow Mountain East Conference member Concord University.
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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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