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.”

No. 2 Golden Tigers’ Road to Softball World Series Goes Through Louisiana

KANSAS CITY (May 10, 2017) – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced here late today that the No. 2 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers will face Edward Waters College in Alexandria, Louisiana, May 15 in a softball national championship opening-round regional featuring three Top 25 teams.

The top-seeded Golden Tigers represent the Southern States Athletic Conference as both the regular-season and tournament champions with an unprecedented 26-0 regular-season league record, a 4-0 conference tournament record and a 51-5 overall mark. No other SSAC team has ever won all of its conference games in regular-season and postseason play.

Edward Waters, the No. 4 seed in the four-team double-elimination regional and the runner-up in the Association of Independent Institutions/Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, finished league play unranked with a 26-25 overall record.

Read the full story at https://www.brenau.edu/news/no2-golden-tigers-road-to-softball-world-series-goes-through-louisiana/

Watch Golden Tigers Softball Tournament Play Live Online

Brenau outfielder Mackenzie Oliver Mullis, a senior from Carnesville, Ga., from left to right, Brenau infielder Lexi Cash, a sophomore from Toccoa, Ga., and Brenau infielder/outfielder Kelsey Payne, a junior from Chattanooga, Tenn., react after Mullis and Cash scored the first two runs of the game during a game against Bethel in the SSAC conference softball tournament. Brenau won 7-1.(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau outfielder Mackenzie Oliver Mullis, a senior from Carnesville, Ga., from left to right, Brenau infielder Lexi Cash, a sophomore from Toccoa, Ga., and Brenau infielder/outfielder Kelsey Payne, a junior from Chattanooga, Tenn., react after Mullis and Cash scored the first two runs of the game during a game against Bethel in the SSAC conference softball tournament. Brenau won 7-1.(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The top-seeded Brenau University Golden Tigers face No. 4 seed College of Coastal Georgia at noon CDT/1 p.m. EDT today on Day 2 of the Southern States Athletic Conference softball tournament in Decatur, Alabama.

With a victory, the Golden Tigers would play again today at 6 p.m. CDT/7 EDT against the winner of No. 2 William Carey vs. No. 3 Mobile. With a loss, Brenau would face either No. 7 Middle Georgia or a yet to be determined opponent.

Fans can watch all of the tournament games live at: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ssac/.

Brenau, the first team to go undefeated in SSAC regular-season play, defeated No. 9 seed Bethel (Tennessee) University 7-1 in Thursday’s tournament opener to advance.

Brenau jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Autumn Conaway doubled to deep left to score Lexi Cash and Mackenzie Oliver Mullis.

The Lady Wildcats cut the Golden Tigers’ lead to 2-1 with their lone run on a sacrifice fly by Iesha Kizer in the top of the fourth inning.

Then the Golden Tigers went to work, extending their lead in the bottom of the inning when Courtney Kenney walked with the bases loaded to score Cash. Shelton Kendrix followed with a single to deep left, scoring Mullis and Kelsey Payne for a 5-1 advantage. Brenau added two more runs on a wild throw by Bethel’s Kizer.

Golden Tigers freshman ace Kathleen Elizabeth “Eli” Daniel, who was named the SSAC player, pitcher and freshman of the year Wednesday, struck out five batters and allowed four hits and no earned runs in the complete-game victory. Daniel leads the nation in wins (39), strikeouts (506), ERA (0.49) and opponents’ batting average (.123).

Mullis continued her dominance on the basepaths, swiping two bases and scoring twice. The senior outfielder from Carnesville, Georgia, leads the SSAC this season in runs scored (47) and stolen bases (40) and is third in batting average (.417).

Conaway finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs. The freshman infielder from Guyton, Georgia, is second in the SSAC with a .421 batting average and third in hits (67) and total bases (94).

Brenau Keeps ‘Never Less than First’ Record Alive with Fifth Straight SSAC Conference Championship

From left to right, Anita Button, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga., Ayana Daniels, a sophomore from Snellville, Ga., and Haley Gill, a sophomore from Dublin, Ga., take second, first and third respectively in the pole vault during the second day of the SSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Ala. Brenau won their 5th straight SSAC conference championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

From left to right, Anita Button, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga., Ayana Daniels, a sophomore from Snellville, Ga., and Haley Gill, a sophomore from Dublin, Ga., take second, first and third respectively in the pole vault during the second day of the SSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Ala. Brenau won their 5th straight SSAC conference championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau University track and field team accumulated 233 points to win decisively its fifth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, April 22. The five-year-old team has never failed to capture a conference championship.

Heavily favored going into the meet on the neutral campus of the University of South Alabama, the Golden Tigers from Gainesville, Georgia, outpaced Loyola (Louisiana) University by 56 points and third-place William Carey (Mississippi) University by 85 points to claim their second straight championship under head coach Byron Kramer.

“This was a strong team effort,” said Kramer. “We asked a lot out of many of our athletes, and they stepped up and delivered.”

Read the full story and see a photo gallery at https://www.brenau.edu/inmotion/never-less-than-first-record-alive-with-fifth-straight-ssac-conference-championship/

Golden Tigers Softball is First Undefeated Team in Conference History

Brenau players celebrate as they take the lead against College of Coastal Georgia in Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletic Park, Friday, April 21, 2017. Brenau defeated Coastal 3-2 sealing their undefeated season. (Photo/ John Roark, for Brenau University)

The Golden Tigers softball team on Friday became the first program to go undefeated in the Southern States Athletic Conference regular season with a doubleheader sweep of the College of Coastal Georgia at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park.

The doubleheader also gave Golden Tigers freshman Eli Daniel of Locust Grove, Georgia, two more chances to make a case that she is the best pitcher in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics women’s softball. The Tigers ace pitched the entire seven innings in Game 1 and came in for two innings of relief in Game 2, picking up her NAIA-leading 37th and 38th wins and recording 14 strikeouts to move her total for the season to 501, also tops in the nation.

With the perfect 26-0 conference record, the Tigers, ranked No. 2 in the nation, finish regular-season play at 47-5 and 21-4 at home. The team clinched the 2017 regular-season conference championship on Tuesday. The Tigers next travel to Decatur, Alabama, for the SSAC postseason championship Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29.

“I’ve been here 15 years and this year has really been something,” said head coach Devon Thomas. “In this conference, nobody has ever been through undefeated. To have that, to have this great season with a great team that’s now No. 2 in the country, it’s something. I’m so proud of them to finish off the season 26-0, and in such dramatic fashion.”

Read the full story and see a photo gallery from both games at https://www.brenau.edu/inmotion/golden-tigers-first-undefeated-team-in-ssac-conference-play/.

Track & Field Aims for 5th Straight Conference Championship Win This Weekend

Brenau Track & Field Team

The Golden Tigers track and field team will compete in the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship this Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, in Mobile, Alabama.

The team has won the conference championship for the last four years, every year Brenau has had a track and field program. Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said it would be “a significant achievement” for Brenau to continue to win consecutive championships every year since the inception of the program.

Five SSAC track and field teams will compete in the conference finals this weekend: Brenau, Dalton (Georgia) State College, Loyola (Louisiana) University, William Carey (Mississippi) University and University of Mobile (Alabama).

“We feel good about our chances,” Head Coach Byron Kramer said, “but we know that it is not a foregone conclusion, since several of our opponents have improved this year. We have worked hard and will be ready.”

Updates throughout the championship will be posted at http://www.ssacsports.com/sport/0/17.php. Please join us in wishing Coach Kramer and the team good luck this weekend!