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Junior pre-med major Justus Edwards became a social-media sensation this fall when he returned to Centre College – site of a serious injury suffered last year – and walked to the very spot on the field where he went down. A video clip shared by Centre was quickly picked up by ESPN, ABC World News Tonight and others, highlighting the courage and determination Edwards’ teammates, coaches and fellow students know so well. Watch the video above for more on his story, courtesy of 11 Alive News in Atlanta.

Edwards’ teammates on the Berry football team continue to draw inspiration from his example, winning a fourth consecutive Southern Athletic Association championship and returning to the NCAA Division III national playoffs for the third straight year. Many players earned individual recognition as a result, led by record-setting wide receiver Mason Kinsey, an All-Region selection who on Jan. 18 will join some of the top performers from all divisions at the prestigious East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Volleyball All-Americans

From left, Emily Hancock, Carson VanKampen and Laura Beier earned All-America recognition for their contributions on the volleyball court this season.

Berry volleyball also enjoyed another standout season, winning the SAA Tournament title and advancing to the NCAA playoffs for the third year in a row behind the All-American trio of Carson VanCampen (first team), Laura Beier (third team) and Emily Hancock (honorable mention).

Other fall standouts included Meredith Herman, a national cross-country qualifier for the second consecutive year, and men’s soccer player Jake Williamson, who earned All-Region honors after setting a school record for goals in the NCAA era with 18 for the season and 41 in his career.

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Mason Kinsey prepares to catch a touchdown pass late into the fourth quarter of Berry's home opener against LaGrange.Mason Kinsey prepares to catch a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter of Berry’s home opener against LaGrange. The Vikings won the game 28-14, part of a 14-game winning streak dating back to last October.

Berry volleyball players celebrate their first-ever win over Emory University.

Hannah Billiard (15) and her Berry teammates celebrate during their first-ever win over Emory University.

To say it’s been a splendid fall for Berry’s volleyball and football teams would be something of an understatement. Both have earned national rankings and kindled championship dreams by dominating their peers in the Southern Athletic Association.

The volleyball team made history Oct. 22 as the first SAA program to finish the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record in conference play. Next up is the SAA tournament, to be held Nov. 3-5 in the friendly confines of the Cage Center. A victory in that event will guarantee the Vikings and coach Caitlyn Moriarty (14G) a trip to nationals. SAA tournament website.

The football team has enjoyed similar success, soaring to a best-ever 9-0 start that includes a 7-0 mark in conference play. The Vikings have clinched a share of their second consecutive SAA championship and can win the title outright with a home victory over Trinity (Texas) on Nov. 11. Regardless of the outcome of that game, coach Tony Kunczewski’s team has already assured itself of a first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III national playoffs. Complete coverage.

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