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Patton High's Causby commits to play volleyball at Salem
The Salem College volleyball program is pleased to announce that Courtney Causby has committed to attend Salem next fall. Causby played middle attacker for Coach Serena Fuller and Morgan Miller at Patton High School in Morganton, NC for four years. The Spirits volleyball team is coming off of two consecutive fourth-place finishes in the Great South Athletic Conference.
Denerson named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team for basketball
Eleven players representing ten different North Carolina Colleges and Universities have been named to the 2010-11 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State Teams. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) of Salem College was selected to the College Division All-State Second Team.
South Lenoir's Turner commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball program is excited to announce that Faith Turner committed to attend Salem next fall. Turner played for Coach Lisa Smith and Thurman Pate at South Lenoir High School in North Carolina. The Spirits softball team will begin a full schedule including Great South Athletic Conference play during the 2011-2012 school year.
Olveda, Hedgecock, and 4 X 400 relay earn medals at Livingstone Classic
The Salem College track team earned three medals at the Livingstone Classic this past weekend. Courtney Hedgecock (San Diego, CA) recorded Salem's highest finish ever as she earned a silver medal in the 1500 meter run. Hedgecock finished the race in 5:38, just two seconds behind the race winner.
Tennis loses two home conference matches this weekend
The Salem College tennis team dropped two home conference matches this weekend. Salem lost to Huntingdon College on Saturday (0-9), and they fell to Agnes Scott College on Sunday (0-9). Salem drops to 6-4 overall and to 0-3 in the Great South Athletic Conference.
Hobbton High's Bass commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball program is excited to announce that Amber Bass committed to attend Salem next fall. Bass played for Coach Joel Clarke at Hobbton High School in Clinton, NC. The Spirits softball team will begin a full schedule including Great South Athletic Conference play during the 2011-2012 school year.
Wayne Christian's Hinton commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball program is excited to announce that Reagan Hinton committed to attend Salem next fall. Hinton played for Coach Roger Longwell and Coach Jerry Forbes at Wayne Christian High School in Goldsboro, NC. The Spirits softball team will begin a full schedule including Great South Athletic Conference play during the 2011-2012 school year.
Tennis falls to LaGrange in first GSAC match
The Salem College tennis team lost their first Great South Athletic Conference match (GSAC) against LaGrange, 1-8. The Spirits were playing without their number one, three, and five players in the loss. Salem moves to 6-2 overall, and they drop to 0-1 in the GSAC.
Tennis wins fifth in a row
The Salem College tennis team won their fifth match in a row with a 6-3 victory against Ferrum College. This completes the Spirits season sweep of Ferrum. Salem improves to 6-1 on the season, while Ferrum drops to 1-4.
Track continues to improve at UNC-W Seahawk Invitational
The Salem College track team ran at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Seahawk Invitational this past weekend against mainly NCAA Division I competitors. Each member of the Spirits team improved in at least one event from the first meet of the season at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Elliott and Whitener selected as GSAC Doubles Players of the Week
The Great South Athletic Conference has named its women's tennis Players of the Week in singles and doubles with Melody Mitchell (Piedmont), Katherine Elliot (Salem), and Summer Whitener (Salem) all making the list. Mitchell took home the singles honor while Spirits partners Elliot and Whitener were given the league's doubles honors.
Tennis improves to 5-1 with 2nd victory against Peace
The Salem College tennis team finished their series sweep yesterday of Peace with an easy 8-1 victory. Salem defeated non-conference opponent Peace earlier in the season at home. Angela Reavis (Boonville, NC) and Amy Allison (Geneva, OH) each won their singles matches.
Salem Track competes in first-ever meet at Lenoir Rhyne
The Salem College track team competed in its first-ever meet today in a constant downpour of rain at Lenoir Rhyne. The Spirits competed against seven NCAA Division II programs in the meet, which was not scored. Mackenzie Schmidt (Columbus, OH) had the best finish of the day for the Spirits, coming in sixth overall out of 23 competitors in the 400 meter race (1:05.8).
Jenny Gustin added to softball staff
Head Coach Scott Long has added Jenny Gustin to the Salem College softball program as an assistant coach, and Gustin will also be in charge of all camps and clinics. Gustin is currently a 6th and 7th grade Exceptional Children teacher at Walkertown Middle School.
Featured Athlete of the Month-Katherine Elliott (Tennis)
Katherine moved from the number two singles spot from last year to the number one spot this season. She is also teaming with Summer Whitener on the number one doubles team. Katherine has helped lead the Spirits to their best start ever with a 4-1 record.
Tennis moves to 4-1 with two wins
The Salem College tennis team defeated Ferrum and Emory and Henry today. Summer Whitener (Sandy Springs, NC) won both of her #2 singles matches on the day. Salem improves to their best start in the past three seasons and a 4-1 record.
Shamaz Denerson named to GSAC All-Conference Team
The Great South Athletic Conference announced its 2010-11 women’s basketball All-Conference awards earlier today with Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) representing Salem on the All-Conference team. She averaged 15.0 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season. Jojo Hall was also selected to the GSAC All-Academic Team. Sarah Wright (Siler City, NC) represented Salem on the GSAC Sportsmanship Team.
Tennis picks up second win of the season
Tennis loses match at Guilford College
Greensboro, NC-The Salem College tennis team lost 9-0 to Guilford College today. Amy Allison (Geneva, OH) played the closest match for the Spirits at the number six singles position. Salem falls to 1-1, while Guilford improves to 2-1.
Rector scores 20 in last game for Spirits in loss against SVU
The Salem College basketball team went down fighting in their last game of the season in a loss to Southern Virginia University, 75-69. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC), playing in her last game for Salem, scored 20 points and had 4 steals. Salem ends the season with a 7-18 record, while Southern Virginia improved to 12-14.
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