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.

Participants Needed for a Group-based Exercise Study

Have you been a caregiver for a family member or friend in the last three years? If so, do you meet the following criteria:

  • Are you a caregiver for someone over the age of 60?
  • Are you at least 60 years old?
  • As a caregiver, have you experienced weight loss, felt depressed or lonely, or needed help yourself?

If these apply to you, please come join our 12-week exercise and education program! The program will last one hour, one day a week and will be located at Brenau University’s Downtown Center. The goal of this study is to provide a group exercise and educational program to caregivers.

For more information or to participate, contact Dr. Jeananne Elkins at 404-621-5119 or jelkins@brenau.edu, or Dr. Tracy Wright at 404-455-4522 or twright5@brenau.edu.

Brenau Tennis Player Named NAIA National Women’s Player of the Week

Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., celebrates winning a point during the final round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's tennis championships on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chattanooga Tenn. Brenau defeated SCAD Atlanta 5-0 to win the AAC Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., celebrates winning a point during the final round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's tennis championships on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chattanooga Tenn. Brenau defeated SCAD Atlanta 5-0 to win the AAC Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau’s Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, freshman from Marietta, Georgia, was named the NAIA National Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Charoensirisutthikul received the honor based on her performances from April 16-22 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Along with Player of the Week honors, Charoensirisutthikul also earned the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards. She was also named to the All-Conference Team, All-Freshman Team, All-Academic Team, and Champions of Character Team.

Charoensirisutthikul lead Brenau to an undefeated season in the AAC, as well as the conference title. Brenau did not give up a single point in three matches during the conference tournament, and the team receives an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship.

Congratulations to Charoensirisutthikul, head coach Andre Ferreira and the entire tennis team!

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!

Support H.J. in the AAC Mascot Challenge!

H.J. stands on the Brenau front lawn during a pep rally and dedication ceremony for Golden Tiger Way on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

H.J. stands on the Brenau front lawn during a pep rally and dedication ceremony for Golden Tiger Way on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau is one of four vying for arguably the most-prized championship of all: champion of the the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Mascot Challenge.

Duking it out for mascot supremacy are:

  • Our own H.J. the Golden Tiger
  • Brutus the Buffalo (Milligan)
  • Soar the Eagle (Reinhardt)
  • Wesley the Bulldog (Tennessee Wesleyan)

Voting opened today, Friday, April 6 at 8:15 a.m. on the AAC’s Twitter account, @AACSports. Voting ends at noon tomorrow, so vote now!

Vote at https://twitter.com/AACsports/status/982230206902489088.

The AAC winning mascot advances to the NAIA-SIDA National Mascot Challenge.

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!

Reminder: Come Support Lacrosse Team in First Game Friday

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

The new Brenau University lacrosse team will open its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park, 898 Longstreet Circle in Gainesville.

The Golden Tigers will face the Georgetown (Kentucky) College Tigers in the team’s first game Friday, and Brenau friends, family and members of the community are encouraged to come show their support. The first 100 in attendance will receive a free Chick-fil-A meal and official team poster, and the Chick-fil-A cow will be throwing out gifts and coupons during half time.

For more information and to view photos of the new team in action, go to www.brenau.edu/inmotion/new-lacrosse-team-open-season.

See you Friday!

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!

Autumn Dodson Eclipses 1,000 Career Points

Brenau’s Autumn Dodson, a senior guard from Jefferson City, Tenn.,

Brenau’s Autumn Dodson, a senior guard from Jefferson City, Tenn.,

The Brenau basketball team kicked off the 2017-18 season with a 73-45 victory over Voorhees (South Carolina) College on Tuesday in Gainesville.

The game was highlighted by senior guard Autumn Dodson’s career-high 32-point performance, which helped her eclipse the 1,000-point mark for her career. The Golden Tigers shot 59 percent in the second half for their first win of the season.

“Autumn had a really great performance tonight,” said head coach Kris Stewart. “She works so hard to improve her game and it showed tonight. Her induction into the 1,000 point club is well-deserved.”

Dodson shot a blistering 13-25 (52 percent) from the field, including 6-14 (43 percent) from three-point range to become only the eighth Golden Tiger to join the 1,000-point club. She joins former standouts Brittany Wiley (2010-2014), Ashley Hagans (2008-10), Paige Cooper (2006-10), Sarah Ledford (2006-10), Vicky Wilson (2006-10), Nikki Reed (2009-13) and Kalin Williams (2013-16) as the only Golden Tigers to achieve this mark.

Brenau (2-1 overall) next hosts Truett-McConnell College at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Coach Andre Ferreira’s Pro Doubles Team Wins at Pro-Am

Andre Ferreira

Brenau Tennis Coach Andre Ferreira was on the winning pro doubles team at the Chattahoochee Country Club’s 24th Annual Pro-Am, which ran from Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 5-7.

The Chattahoochee Country Club offers adults of all levels a wide variety of tennis activities, including Pro-Am, or “professionals and amateurs.” The pro doubles finals were held Saturday.

“Andre represented Brenau well in the CCC pro-am, on the winning pro doubles team,” said Pete Miller, president of the Brenau Board of Trustees. “Throughout the tournament he was a great ambassador for Brenau.”