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Maxwell named TMU Director of Athletic Communications and Marketing

6/12/18 CLEVELAND, Ga. (June 12, 2018) – Joan Maxwell has been named the new Director of Athletic Communications and Marketing for Truett McConnell University, announced Jenni Shepard, head athletic director for Truett. Maxwell, born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Illinois, spent the last year in sports information with Appalachian Athletic Conference member, Milligan College, where she assisted in covering all 24 teams. …

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Bryson Worley Named Director of Golf/Head Men’s Coach at North Georgia

6/7/18 DAHLONEGA – University of North Georgia Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves has announced the hiring of Bryson Worley as the school’s new Director of Golf at UNG. He will officially begin his duties in Dahlonega on Monday, July 2. Worley’s primary responsibility will be serving as the head coach of the men’s team, but he will also provide strategic planning and be a unifying presence …

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Kylee Smith Named Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year

6/4/18 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After an outstanding 2018 campaign, University of North Georgia sophomore Kylee Smith has been voted the 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year as announced by the association office Mondayafternoon. She becomes the second Nighthawk to earn this distinction, joining inaugural winner Courtney Poole (2015). Smith, who hails from Suwanee, Georgia, finished 2018 as the NCAA Division …

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Softball Coaching Staff Garners Region Staff of the Year

6/4/18 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The coaching staff from the University of North Georgia softball team was named the NFCA Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year as announced by the national office Monday morning. This is the first time since 2015 that the staff has earned the honor and the fifth time overall. The Nighthawks swept through Southeast Regional and Super Regional and …

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UNG Athletics Kicks Off Annual Operation Nighthawks of Honor Memorabilia Auction

5/31/18 DAHLONEGA – The University of North Georgia’s Department of Athletics has kicked off its award-winning Operation Nighthawks of Honor fundraising initiative by launching the third annual merchandise auction. Nighthawk Athletics has now donated a two-year total of over $1,800 to the UNG Boar’s Head Brigade Corps of Cadets Endowed Scholarship Fund since the initiative’s inception on the 14th anniversary of …

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No. 1 Softball Advances Past West Chester, 4-0

5/27/18 SALEM, Va. – Three hits to leadoff the second inning, paired with stellar pitching in the circle, gave the top-ranked University of North Georgia a 4-0 win over West Chester Friday afternoon at the Moyer Sports Complex in the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship. After a leadoff double from Sydney Sprague in the bottom half of the second, Alishia Frierson singled up the middle to …

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North Georgia Named Dissinger Reed Athletic Training Staff of the Year

5/24/18 AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the second time in three years, the University of North Georgia athletic training staff was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Dissinger Reed Athletic Training Staff of the Year Tuesday night at the PBC’s annual athletic training symposium in Augusta. The athletic trainers at the league’s 12 member schools select the award. In the seven years of the program’s existence, …

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UNG’s Smith, Johns Named First Team NFCA All-Americans

5/24/18 SALEM, Va. – University of North Georgia sophomore pitchers Amber Johns and Kylee Smith were each named to the NFCA All-America First Team Wednesday night as announced by the association at the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Banquet. Smith was one of three first team pitchers, while Johns was an At-Large selection as a pitcher. Johns, a sophomore from Powder Springs, Georgia, is a perfect 18-0 …

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UNG’s Andres Perez Named 2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region

5/24/18 DAHLONEGA – The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced, and University of North Georgia sophomore Andres Perez was named to the Southeast Region’s first team as the lone catcher on the team. Perez, from Duluth, Georgia, adds the first team honor to his outstanding sophomore campaign, having already been named to the …

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No. 1 UNG Softball To Take On Southern Indiana in Opening Round

5/23/18 SALEM, Va. – Tuesday was travel day for the top-ranked University of North Georgia softball team as they get set to take on eighth-seeded Southern Indiana in the opening game of the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Virginia. North Georgia comes into the contest on a 19 game winning streak, winning the Peach …

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