DUBOIS, Penn. – Damain Benefield, Owls baseball infielder, and Cara Hopper, Owls softball pitcher received national recognition following the 2018 USCAA National Championship tournament. The two student-athletes stood out among their teammates and competitors to be named to the Small College World Series All-Tournament Team.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls Athletic Department and the Frank P. Phillips Memorial YMCA have formed a partnership to better serve the Columbus Community and The W campus. In one of its first collaborations, the Owls Athletic Staff has offered its time and energy to the YMCA’s Rock Steady Boxing Class.
DuBois, Penn. – After a long and competitive season the inaugural season of The W baseball team concluded during the fourth round of the USCAA Small College World Series. The Owls played well against Selma University but late inning errors cost them the game and ended The W’s journey to the USCAA championship.
DuBois, Penn. – The W softball team ends its season in the fourth round of the USCAA Small College World Series on Wednesday, May 16. The Owls battled hard against the No. 4 seeded NHTI but they were unable to overcome the fatigue of a long week. The Owls fell 3-2 after a NHTI seventh-inning rally.
DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball team did not allow the three-hour weather delay to shake their focus in Wednesday night's competition. Despite the late start time, The W players remained sharp and pulled out a 4-3 victory over Florida National in the third round of the USCAA Small College World Series.
DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls softball team proved that it was the team to watch with a 6-2 victory over Penn State University – Schuylkill in the third round of the USCAA Small College World Series. With Tuesday’s success, The W moves on to the elimination round semi-finals.
DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls softball team grabbed an early lead against defending USCAA Small College World Series champions St. Mary of the Woods College in the second round of the tournament. The W battled hard but struggled to prevent an opponent rally falling 5-4.
DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball team was unable to make a clean sweep in day one of the USCAA Small College World Series. After taking the first game of the day in a late inning rally, a repeat victory was not in the cards for The W, falling 10-1 to the No. 1 seeded University of Cincinnati – Clermont.
DUBOIS, Penn. – Senior pitcher Cara Hopper showed her experience and skill on the mound to deliver 11 strikeouts with one hit-against in the Owls 7-0 victory over Penn State – Beaver in game one of the USCAA Small College World Series. The Steen, Miss. pitched the best seven innings of her career to improve to 7-6 on the season.
DUBOIS, Penn. – This entire season Coach Matthew Wolfenbarger has preached to the Owls baseball team to continue the fight even if they find themselves down. In game one of the USCAA Small College World Series, Coach Wolf’s words stuck with his team and The W was able to overcome a 7-3 deficit to take Florida National 10-9.
The Owls Athletic program currently offers 10 sports with over 100 student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The W athletic program, after a 15 year break, is constantly growing with additional teams being added during the 2018-19 academic year. As we embark on attaining membership in NCAA Division III and compete in the always competitive NCAA South Region, we need your help to push the department forward. With your contributions, you will help make the student-athlete experience a memorable one.
DUBOIS, Penn. – The Owls baseball and softball teams had several members recognized for their efforts on and off the field during the 2018 Small College World Series Banquet on Sunday, May 13. As a part of the event, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) recognized the 2018 All-Academic Team and the All-American Teams.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W baseball team will continue its season when it travels to DuBois, Penn. to participate in the United States College Athletic Association Small College World Series. The Owls, now 19-13 on the season, grabbed the inaugural season bid ranking eight nationally among USCAA institutions.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball season will continue as the team was selected to compete in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series in DuBois, Penn during the 2018 USCAA Softball Selection Show. The W worked hard during this comeback year to end the regular season 19-17 and ranking 7th nationally among USCAA institutions.
COLUMBUS, Miss. ? On the beautiful spring evening of Tuesday, May 1 at Events Off Fifth, The W Athletics department hosted the inaugural Owls Awards Ceremony to recognize the many contributions of the student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Damain Benefield records five hits (one double) for one run and one RBI while Heath Ford went 3-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs to lead the Owls offense against Blue Mountain College. Despite the great offense, the Owls were unable to top the Toppers early lead to fall 16-11 at the BMC Sportsplex on Tuesday, April 24.
PARAGOULD, Ark. – The Owls baseball team grabbed a doubleheader victory to take the Crowley’s Ridge College three-game series 18-5 and 12-10 on Saturday, April 21. With the series behind them, The W improves to 17-12 on the series and move one step closer to a bid in the USCAA Small College World Series.
PARAGOULD, Ark.. - The Owls baseball team was unable to stage a comeback on Friday, dropping the first of a three-game road match-up against NAIA rival Crowley’s Ridge College. With the stumble, The W drops to 17-11 on the season as they look to grab the final two games of the series.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team closes the regular season in a doubleheader split with Judson College on Wednesday, April 18. The Owls struggled to get the scoring game going to fall 1-0 in game one but took game two 4-3 in a late inning comeback. The W moves to 19-17 on the season and is currently ranked 8th in the USCAA Coaches Poll.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team split the day with Stillman College, picking up game one 6-4 and dropping game two 5-2. The W moves to 18-16 on the season as the near the last games of the regular season.
JACKSON, Miss. – The Owls baseball team was unable to keep the Belhaven Blazers at bay, falling 14-13 to Belhaven University in an 11-inning game. The Owls drop to 17-11 on the season in the midweek loss.
TOUGALOO, Miss. - The Owls baseball team split the day with the Tougaloo College Bulldogs on Sunday, April 8. The W dropped one and grabbed one, falling 9-6 in game one but picking up game two 10-7. With the series behind them, the Owls move to 17-10 on the season.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The No. 4 ranked Owls baseball team will travel to Tougaloo, Miss. on Sunday, April 8 to take on the Tougaloo College Bulldogs. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7 but has been moved due to weather.
NORFOLK, Va. – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association recently released the week one coaches poll for the 2018 spring sports. The Owls baseball and softball teams were among those recognized for their efforts this season.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls baseball team picked up another doubleheader sweep against NAIA foe Rust College on Wednesday, April 4. The W has been running hot for most of the season, grabbing a number four ranking in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and moving to 15-9 on the season.