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Athletics Mourns the Loss of Tennis Coach Rod Hartzog

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The W Athletics Department is mourning the loss today of former men’s and women’s tennis coach Rodney Hartzog.  After suffering a severe heart attack in May of this year, followed by multiple surgeries and procedures and a long period of hospitalization, Rod passed away Monday evening, August 27th, 2018.  He is survived by his brother Miller and his sister Nancy.  More details on arrangements will come shortly.

Hartzog Named Owls Tennis Coach

Men's Tennis

The Owls Department of Athletics has named tennis veteran Rod Hartzog as the new head coach of The W men's and women's tennis program.

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Athlete of the Month

Mary Grace Prine Volleyball COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls Athletics staff has selected Mary Grace Prine as the Renasant Bank Athlete of the Month for September 2018. Mary Grace is a sophomore outside and right side hitter who has transitioned to the setter position as of last week. Prine was recognized as USCAA setter of the week and contributed 27 assists in our opening weekend at Belhaven. She was named to the 2017-18 Athletic Director's List for both the fall and spring semester and ended her freshman year with a 3.64 GPA. In her time off the court, she has participated in numerous community service efforts by our volleyball team and volunteers her time as the handler for The W’s beloved mascot Ody the Owl. She is a pre-physical therapy major who hopes to one day work with the Wounded Warrior Project.