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W Athletics Holds Inaugural Owls Awards Ceremony

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.

Coach Turnipseed Talks Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

Owls Communications sat down with head cross country coach Morgan Turnipseed to discuss cross country, the season, and a love for running.

2017 Athletic Director's List Announced

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.

Cross Country Finishes 7th at the Watson Ford Invitational

Women's Cross Country

CLINTON, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women cross country team competed in its first 6K run of the season at the Mississippi College Watson Ford Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Owls were pretty steady in their pace to finish 7th with an average time of 36:31.89.

Cross Country Finishes 20th at the JSU Foothills Invitational

Women's Cross Country

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Mississippi University for Women cross country team placed 20th at the 12th Annual JSU Foothills Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Owls second 5K run of the season took place at the Oxford Lake and Recreation Center. Competing against 30 team, 21 of which were in the non-Division I category, the Owls recorded 588 total points with a total time of 2:28:55.70.

Cross Country Sees Improvement in First 5K of the Season

Women's Cross Country

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Mississippi University for Women women’s cross country team finished in 24th place at the Rhodes College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.The Owls competed against several NCAA Division I athletic programs, including Arkansas State University, University of Memphis, Mississippi Valley State University, Jacksonville State University, Alabama A&M University, and Jackson State University. Despite the stiff competition, The W kept pushing and finished its first 5K run of the season.

Cross Country to Take On 5K at Rhodes Invitational

Women's Cross Country

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women cross country team will travel to Memphis, Tenn. to participate in the 27th annual Rhodes College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Owls will compete in a 5K race at Shelby Farms Park at 9:15 a.m.

Owls to Compete at MC Season Opener

Women's Cross Country

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owl’s women’s cross country team is set to begin the 2017 season at the Mississippi College Season Opener. The 4K run will be held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton, Miss. on Friday, Sept. 1.

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Sep 29
8:50 am CST
JSU Foothills Invitational
5k
Oct 06
Women's Cross Country 8:45 am CST
Mississippi College Watson Ford Invitational
@ Choctaw Trails (Clinton, MS)
6k
Oct 13
Women's Cross Country 9:00 am CST
Mississippi College Invitational
@ Choctaw Trails (Clinton, MS)
5k
Results
Aug 31
Women's Cross Country 5:45 pm CST
11th Mississippi College Season Opener
@ Choctaw Trails (Clinton, MS)
5k
Oct 14
Women's Cross Country 8:30 am
13th MC Choctaw Open Invitational
@ Choctaw Trails
Oct 07
Women's Cross Country 8:45 am
7th MC Watson Ford Invitational
@ Choctaw Trails
Sep 30
Women's Cross Country 9:30 am
20th JSU Foothills Invitational
@ Oxford Lake and Recreational Center
Sep 16
Women's Cross Country 9:15 am
24th Rhodes Invitational
@ Shelby Farms

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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.