Athletics News

  • The W softball team returns to field
    January 11, 2018
    Adam Minichino, Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch
  • The W Division of Athletics and Recreation host Parents' Night Out
    January 10, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women’s Division of Athletics and Recreation is bringing to the Columbus community Parents’ Night Out. The one-night event on Friday, Feb. 9 gives parents the opportunity to kick of Valentine’s Day weekend kid-free.
  • Coach Turnipseed Talks Cross Country
    January 05, 2018
    Owls Communications sat down with head cross country coach Morgan Turnipseed to discuss cross country, the season, and a love for running.
  • Introducing Gray Massey, Women's Soccer
    December 28, 2017
    Gray Massey joins the Owls Athletics staff as the first head coach of The W women's soccer team.
  • 2017 Athletic Director's List Announced
    December 20, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program would like to take the time to congratulate the 51 scholar athletes who worked hard in the classroom to garner GPAs of 3.0 or better during the fall 2017 semester. Because of their academic efforts, the 46 scholars have been named to the 2017 Athletic Director’s List. Of the 51 scholars, 25 received GPAs of 3.5 or better and six maintained perfect 4.0s.
  • Player Spotlight: Selvin Lopez
    December 12, 2017
    Selvin Lopez is a freshman goalkeeper for the Owls men's soccer team.
  • Owls Talk: Baseball
    December 07, 2017
    Coach Matt Wolfenbarger, RJ Cox, and Brandon Jones talk upcoming baseball season.
  • Player Spotlight: Prince Tolbert
    November 30, 2017
    Prince Tolbert enters his first season as a member of the Owls baseball team.
  • The W Athletics Names Gray Massey as Head Women's Soccer Coach
    November 27, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and The W Athletics has announced the hiring of Gray Massey as the first head coach of the women’s soccer program.
  • Player Spotlight: Haley McMurphey
    November 17, 2017
    Owls Communication spotlights Haley McMurphey, sophomore volleyball player.
  • Sam Harvey Named to All-Academic Team
    With a 3.56 GPA, Sam Harvey was named to the USCAA 2017 Men's Soccer National All-Academic Team.
  • Owls Talk: Softball
    November 16, 2017
    Head Coach Tat Matthews and players Bailee Watts and Cara Hopper talk softball and the upcoming season with Sports Information Director Jenae Jones.
  • Owls Talk: Volleyball
    November 09, 2017
    Owls Talk with Head Volleyball Coach Roxanne Hernandez and Tori Weir
  • Volleyball's Comeback Season Comes to an End at Home
    November 04, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The historic comeback season of the Mississippi University for Women volleyball team came to a close on Saturday, Nov. 4 when the Owls hosted Martin Methodist College and Judson College in the beautiful Emma “Ody” Pohl Gymnasium. The W closed the 2017 season 5-22 in its first time on the court since 2002.
  • Volleyball to Close Regular Season in Home Tri-Match
    November 03, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women’s volleyball team will close out the 2017 season Saturday, Nov. 4 when they host Judson College and Martin Methodist College in a three game tri-match. The Owls enter the matches 5-20 on the season and look to end it with back-to-back wins at home in Emma “Ody” Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Become an Owl
    November 02, 2017
    The Owls Athletics Department is adding five new sports during the 2018-2019 season. If you're interested in becoming an Owl, fill out the recruitment questionnaire.
  • This Week in Owls Athletics (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – This week marks the final week of The W’s regular fall season as the Owls women’s volleyball team is set to play in its final matches of the 2017 season. On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Owls will host a volleyball tri-match in which they will compete against Martin Methodist and Judson College.
  • Johnson Scored Two Goals in Owls 5-1 Victory Over Oakwood
    October 29, 2017
    .COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s soccer team end the 2017 season on high note with a 5-1 victory over Oakwood University on Sunday, Oct. 29. Senior Jacob Johnson contributed 2 goals during Sunday’s match in his last game as a member of The W soccer team.
  • Volleyball Downed in Day Two of Blues City Invite
    October 28, 2017
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Mississippi University for Women women’s volleyball team had little luck at the 2017 Blues City Invite at Rhodes College on Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 28. After dropping game one of the tournament 3-1 against Louisiana College, day two was much of the same with a 3-0 loss versus Rhodes and a 3-0 loss against Fontbonne University.
  • Johnson and Rodriguez Score Goals in the Owls 4-2 Loss Against Pensacola
    October 28, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. ­– The Owls men’s soccer team is a very different team than the fresh faced team that took Sprint Mart Field in early September. After a full season of facing formidable opponents and going against some of the best teams in the region, the Owls showed that they could hang with the best of them when they took on Pensacola Christian College in one of the last matches of the season. The W played hard and push back against the Eagles offense showing how far the team has come since its inception. Despite the change, the Owls were unable to take the win falling 4-2 to Pensacola on Saturday, Oct. 28.
  • Volleyball Off to Slow Start at Blues Invite
    October 27, 2017
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Mississippi University for Women volleyball team drops its first match at the 2017 Blues Invite at Rhodes College on Friday, Oct. 27. In match one, the Owls competed well against Louisiana College but they were unable to outlast the Wildcats falling 3-1 (15-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-25) after forcing a fourth set by winning the third.
  • Owl Talk Soccer: Tim Gould, Head Coach and Jacob Johnson, Senior Forward
    October 27, 2017
    Owls men's soccer inaugural season is coming to a close with just two more games left in the regular season. Head Coach Tim Gould and Jacob Johnson discuss the season and the future in a special edition of Owl Talk.
  • Volleyball Set for Blues City Invite at Rhodes College
    October 25, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women volleyball team will be back on the road this weekend in its last road trip of the 2017 season.  The Owls will travel to Memphis, Tenn. to participate in the 2017 Blues City Invite hosted by Rhodes College on Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 28. There, the Owls (5-17) will go up against Louisiana College, Rhodes College, and Fontbonne University.
  • Owls Help First United Methodist with Rise Against Hunger Event
    October 23, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – For the last 11 years, Columbus First United Methodist Church has partnered with Rise Against Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, to host food packing events to feed those in need all over the world.
  • Rescheduled: Soccer to Host Oakwood University
    October 21, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – With just two games left in the 2017 season, the Mississippi University for Women’s soccer team is looking to close that season with back-to-back wins on its home field. The Owls first of the two matches will be Sunday, Oct. 22 when they host Oakwood University at 2 p.m.
  • Volleyball Unsuccessful at Belhaven Tri-Match
    October 20, 2017
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Owls volleyball team traveled to Jackson, Miss. to take on LeTourneau University and Belhaven University in a tri-match competition at Charles R. Rugs Arena. The Owls were unsuccessful on the road, falling 3-0 (11-25, 4-25, 12-25) to LeTourneau and 3-0 (16-25, 15-25, 17-25) to Belhaven.
  • Volleyball to See Action at Belhaven Tri-Match
    October 19, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women’s volleyball season is winding down. With three weekends and seven games left in the 2017 regular season, the Owls are on a hunt to close the season on a high note.
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