Tag Archives: women’s softball

Berry Women's Volleyball Team

A successful fall semester for Berry’s student-athletes culminated with a second consecutive Southern Athletic Association championship in women’s volleyball and the college’s first-ever NCAA Division III national tournament appearance. With honorable-mention All-Americans Stephanie Quinn and Emily Stromberg leading the charge, Mika Robinson’s Vikings posted a 26-8 record highlighted by a sparkling 16-1 mark against SAA competition and a first-round victory over Washington & Lee in the national tournament.

Also qualifying for nationals this fall was senior running standout Ryan James, a top-five finisher at the conference and regional levels who placed 56th overall among 275 competitors in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

Other notable achievements included a 16-4 finish in women’s soccer (a 12-win improvement over 2012), senior men’s soccer player Josh Hughes’ selection as Berry’s first NCAA Division III Academic All-American, and an undefeated fall for the hunt seat and western equestrian teams.

Visit www.berryvikings.com for ongoing coverage of Berry’s winter sports and more athletic news from fall, including numerous individual accolades and the women’s softball team’s participation in the local Challenger Sports Program for children and adults with special needs.

Bookmark and Share

Jeff RogersA busy spring for Berry’s student-athletes ended with two individual conference championships in men’s track, regular-season titles in men’s lacrosse and women’s softball, and a sixth-place national finish in hunt seat equestrian competition. Also making headlines was men’s basketball, which welcomed a new coach in Jeff Rogers (pictured), who comes to Berry after posting a four-year record of 77-34 at Kentucky’s Thomas More College.

Standouts for Berry included junior Ryan James, who raced to victory in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the Southern Athletic Association track and field championships. Also excelling were student-athletes competing in men’s lacrosse and women’s softball; both teams set new benchmarks for wins, men’s lacrosse with 13 and women’s softball with 29. The 13-5 finish in men’s lacrosse represented the third-best one-year improvement among 208 teams competing in NCAA Division III in 2013. Women’s tennis and men’s golf added a pair of second-place finishes in SAA tournament play. Success by the various teams resulted in numerous individual awards. Click the link for each sport to read more.

Bookmark and Share

Regardless of the venue or level of competition, Berry students continue to bring home the hardware! Here’s a quick glimpse of what some of them have been up to this spring:

Soprano Amanda Guidi (pictured) won the Undergraduate Vocal Category of the Atlanta Music Club Competition, earning a scholarship for her efforts. This summer, she’ll be in Florence, Italy, pursuing advanced vocal and operatic study with Metropolitan Opera singers Sally Wolf and Benita Valente.

Freshman Jamie Bingham earned a national championship in persuasive speaking to help pace a sixth-place team finish for Berry in the Novice National Forensic Tournament.

Senior Reid Popple, a midfielder in men’s soccer and president of Athletes Bettering the Community, was one of six finalists for the Male Amateur Athlete Role Model of the Year award sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

The women’s softball team ended its third season of competition with a best-ever 25-11 record.

Sophomore runner Ryan James claimed victory in Nashville’s Country Music Marathon.

Bookmark and Share