Basketball Senior Night Saturday, Feb. 16, vs Milligan College

Senior Night 2019 flyer

The Golden Tiger basketball team will celebrate senior night at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, versus Milligan College.

We are honoring seniors Kaylyn Brooks, Lia Thomas, Jalyn Brown, Madison Phillips and Kayla Mitchell. Students will also be grilling and selling hamburgers prior to the game to raise money for Brenau’s FCA chapter and recognizing the swim and dive team for their recent AAC Conference Championship win at half time.

New Strength and Conditioning Classes Available at the Fitness Center

Brenau Fitness Center is happy to announce two new strength and conditioning classes led by Gary Hatfield, Fitness Center Director and Brenau Athletics Strength Coach, and Jack Haire, Assistant Swim Coach and former owner of Northeast Georgia Crossfit. Combined, the two have over 50 years of experience in strength training and conditioning.

Classes began this week and meet in the second floor elevator lobby of the Fitness Center. Both classes are available at no cost. The Brenau Fitness has locker rooms and showers for your use.

The first class, for both beginner and intermediate levels, is called Functional Strength Training. This class will be led by Hatfield and will be adapted to your level of experience. The goal of the beginner level is to familiarize you with strength techniques that combat age-related loss of muscle and strength, while the intermediate level will incorporate increased intensity levels and more advanced lifting techniques and exercises. Both levels of this course will focus on activity/sports improvement such as being able to play tennis longer or being able to play golf without fatigue related declines, as well as how to incorporate exercise to help maintain and/or reshape body composition. This class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The second class for more advanced lifters is called Functional Fitness Training and will be led by Haire. The goal of this class is to use high-intensity lifting techniques while incorporating cardiovascular training to improve both strength and cardiovascular conditioning for higher quality physical activity. Much of this class will be in a group format while making adjustments to meet each individual’s needs. This class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

Sign up is available in the first floor lobby and at the Welcome Desk and is limited to 12 participants per class. Participants will earn 1 wellness point per class. For more information, contact Hatfield at 678-617-5051 or ghatfield@brenau.edu.

New Strength and Conditioning Classes Available Fitness Center, Jan. 28

Brenau Fitness Center is happy to announce two new strength and conditioning classes led by Gary Hatfield, Fitness Center director and Brenau athletics strength coach, and Jack Haire, assistant swim coach and former owner of Northeast Georgia Crossfit. Combined, the two have over 50 years of experience in strength training and conditioning.

Classes begin the week of Monday, Jan. 28, and will meet in the second floor elevator lobby of the Fitness Center. Both classes are available at no cost. The Brenau Fitness has locker rooms and showers for your use.

The first class, which has both beginner and intermediate levels, is called Functional Strength Training. This class will be led by Hatfield and will be adapted to your level of experience. The goal of the beginner level is to familiarize you with strength techniques that combat age-related loss of muscle and strength, while the intermediate level will incorporate increased intensity levels and more advanced lifting techniques and exercises. Both levels of this course will focus on activity/sports improvement such as being able to play tennis longer or being able to play golf without fatigue related declines, as well as how to incorporate exercise to help maintain and/or reshape body composition. This class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The second class for more advanced lifters is called Functional Fitness Training and will be led by Haire. The goal of this class is to use high-intensity lifting techniques while incorporating cardiovascular training to improve both strength and cardiovascular conditioning for higher quality physical activity. Much of this class will be in a group format while making adjustments to meet each individual’s needs. This class will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

Sign up is available in the first floor lobby and at the Welcome Desk and is limited to 12 participants per class. For more information, contact Hatfield at 678-617-5051 or ghatfield@brenau.edu.

2018 Back to School Pep Rally

Get out, show your school spirit and connect with the rest of campus at the 2018 Back to School Pep Rally from 9-11 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 12, in the gym. Enjoy free pizza and beverages while your 2018-2019 Golden Tiger Athletic Teams are introduced. Then join in or be entertained by the Dance Off where teams will compete for prizes. We can’t wait to see you there!

Thoughts and prayers for Kali Shultz

Brenau Golden Tigers Player Profile photo of Kali Shultz

One of our Brenau family members, Kali Shultz, a sophomore softball player, needs our thoughts and prayers. On May 20 while skate boarding, she fell and hit her head which caused bleeding in her brain. She was in a coma for a few weeks and since is slowly coming out of it. Doctors aren’t sure what damage has been done, if any, since she’s not speaking or walking yet.

Kali’s family has set up a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Praying-For-Kali-1591903884254505/, where they are keeping everyone updated on her status and recovery.  Her family has also established a donation page at https://www.gofundme.com/praying4kali to help them pay for the unforeseen medical bills for Kali’s recovery.

Senior Day Tennis Match April 14

Student serves in tennis

Maya Mammetgulyyeva, a junior from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, prepares to serve during a match between the Brenau Golden Tigers and Coastal Georgia in the SSAC tournament. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Our No. 14 Golden Tigers tennis team plays No. 4 SCAD at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center on the Gainesville campus. And it’s Senior Day!

To celebrate our seniors and our 2018 AAC championship tennis team, we are giving away Chick-fil-A breakfast biscuits to the first 50 fans in attendance. Come out and show our seniors your appreciation for their years of hard work and dedication to the gold and black!

Happy Retirement to Pat Felt

Pat Felt seated at her desk holding a flower.After 14 years of greeting, tending to and connecting with students, faculty and fitness center members, Pat Felt will retire next week.

Join us Wednesday, March 28, in the Lockett-Mitchell Parlour as we say thank you and wish Pat happy retirement. The gathering will take place from 4-5 p.m. and cake, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Last Basketball Game of the Season and Senior Night on Saturday

Let’s celebrate a great year! Senior Night and the last Golden Tigers basketball game of the season is this Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Fitness Center, 800 Brenau Lane in Gainesville.

Senior Autumn Dodson set the All-Time Scoring Record this year, her career total to date, 1,362 points scored. We are also on the hunt for a record for most games ever won in a season. We currently tie that record at 18 games won this season.

Come out, show your appreciation for our seniors, and help them continue our record breaking season!

Join us for the Golden Tigers Lacrosse Team’s First Game!

The first Brenau University Golden Tigers Lacrosse Team, February, 2018

Come support the new Golden Tigers lacrosse team as it opens its inaugural season Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park, 898 Longstreet Circle in Gainesville.

The first 100 in attendance get a free Chick-fil-A meal and official team poster. The Chick-fil-A cow will be throwing out free swag and coupons during half time.

Come show your school spirit as the Golden Tigers face Georgetown (Kentucky) College Tigers in a Tiger Showdown!