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June 07, 2012
Whitney Kiihnl has a shelf full of awards from her time as a Lipscomb pitcher, and that number grew by one on Thursday. Kiihnl was named the Atlantic Sun's Co-Female Student Athlete of the Year, along with FGCU basketball player Courtney Chihil.
June 01, 2012
Lipscomb head coach Kristin Ryman has added utilityplayer Madison Wray and pitcher/first baseman Heather Parker to next season's incoming recruiting class, bringing the total number of signees up to seven.
May 17, 2012
Junior Kelsey Cartwright was named second-team All-Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Thursday. Cartwright set the Lipscomb single-season home run record on the way to first-team All-Conference honors in her first season on campus.
May 11, 2012
The 2012 season came to a close for the Lipscomb softball team against Kennesaw State, Friday at Cyrill Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. A seven-run fourth-inning for Kennesaw State gave the Owls a 9-2 victory despite two solo home runs from Lipscomb's Kelsey Cartwright.
May 11, 2012
After defeating host USC Upstate to advance to the third day of competition at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Sofbtall Tournament, Lipscomb faces Kennesaw State in a must-win Friday at 2 p.m. (CT) at Upstate's Cyrill Stadium.
May 10, 2012
Led by big hits from Mollie Mitchell, Haley Elliott and Kelsey Cartwright and a complete-game performance from Ashley Anderson, Lipscomb defeated host USC Upstate 8-3 in A-Sun Tournament action, Thursday. The Lady Bisons face Kennesaw State Friday at 2 p.m.
May 10, 2012
Anything can happen when Lipscomb takes the field in a must-win Atlantic Sun Tournament against USC Upstate, Thursday. One thing is for certain: senior Mollie Mitchell will be behind the plate for the Lady Bisons.
May 09, 2012
Despite a strong performance from Mollie Mitchell and a solo home run from Haley Elliott, Lipscomb dropped the opening game of the Atlantic Sun Softball Tournament to Jacksonville 2-1, Wednesday. The Lady Bisons face host USC Upstate at 2 p.m. (CT) in a must-win to stay alive in the tournament.
May 08, 2012
Lipscomb faces off against Jacksonville at 3 p.m. (ET) Wednesday in the opening game of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Softball Championship, hosted by USC Upstate. The fourth-seeded Lady Bisons will battle the defending champions in a rematch of last season's championship game.
May 08, 2012
Senior Whitney Kiihnl was named Atlantic Sun Scholar Athlete of the Year the conference office announced, Tuesday. Kiihnl, who graduated Saturday with a degree in biology, is the award's inaugural recipient.
May 08, 2012
Led by junior Kelsey Cartwright's first-team selection, five Lady Bisons earned post-season recognition from the Atlantic Sun, Tuesday. Whitney Kiihnl and Haley Elliott were second-team honorees, while Ashley Anderson and Gracey Aguirre found spots on the All-Freshman team.
May 07, 2012
In her seventh blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks about senior weekend, beating USC Upstate and ETSU and this week's Atlantic Sun Championships.
May 06, 2012
Lipscomb senior Whitney Kiihnl was named to the District III All-Academic team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Friday. She is the first Lady Bison softball player to be named to the All-District team since 2010.
May 06, 2012
Kelsey Cartwright and Kristen Sturdivant led a resurgent Lipscomb attack in a doubleheader sweep of ETSU, Saturday. The Lady Bisons locked up the four-seed for next week's Atlantic Sun Tournament and will face Jacksonville in the tournament opener Wednesday.
May 04, 2012
After dropping the opening game of a Friday doubleheader against USC Upstate, the Lady Bisons rallied back for a 2-1 Senior Night win in game two that punched their ticket to next week's Atlantic Sun Softball Tournament in Spartanburg, S.C.
May 04, 2012
When Whitney Kiihnl walks across the stage for Saturday's graduation, her academic career at Lipscomb will come to a close. But the record-breaking pitcher still has some big moments left in her softball career for the Lady Bisons.
May 03, 2012
Lipscomb enters the final weekend 31-17 and 8-6 in the Atlantic Sun. The Lady Bisons need to pick up some victories to assure themselves a spot in next weekend's A-Sun Softball Tournament in Spartanburg, S.C.
April 25, 2012
After losing a tough doubleheader-opening game to Western Kentucky 6-2, the Lady Bisons rallied back thanks in part to Kelsey Cartwright's 14th home run of 2012 to take the second game 5-4 and earn a hard-fought split.
April 24, 2012
A pair of shutout performances from UAB's pitching staff conspired to shut down the Lady Bisons in Tuesday's non-conference doubleheader. Lipscomb dropped 4-0 and 3-0 contests to the Blazers.
April 23, 2012
Lipscomb will take a break from the Atlantic Sun schedule this week, taking on UAB and Western Kentucky in a pair of challenging mid-week series. The Lady Bisons host UAB Tuesday with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. at Draper Diamond.
April 21, 2012
Kelsey Cartwright slugged two home runs, including a grand slam, and Lipscomb got stellar pitching performances from Whitney Kiihnl and Ashley Anderson to earn a sweep of Mercer Saturday in Macon, Ga.
April 20, 2012
Behind Whitney Kiihnl's 23rd complete game and eighth shutout of the season, Lipscomb earned a hard-fought split with conference-leading Kennesaw State, Friday, in Georgia.
April 19, 2012
After evening their A-Sun record with a doubleheader sweep at Belmont last weekend, the Lipscomb softball team takes to the road for a huge test against conference-leading Kennesaw State and Mercer, this weekend.
April 19, 2012
The March 15 doubleheader against UAB that was postponed has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at Draper Diamond.
April 16, 2012
Freshman Gracey Aguirre hit .636 in four Lady Bisons victories last week, earning her first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award and the first for a Lipscomb position player during the 2012 campaign.
April 14, 2012
Senior Whitney Kiihnl threw a one-hitter and redshirt freshman Ashley Anderson followed it up with a shutout of her own in the Lady Bisons sweep of Belmont, Saturday, at E.S. Rose Park.
April 13, 2012
The Lady Bisons wade back into the Atlantic Sun fray Saturday when they head over to E.S. Rose Park to take on archrival Belmont in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 12 noon (CT)
April 10, 2012
The Lady Bison softball team plated 19 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Austin Peay at Draper Diamond, Tuesday. Lipscomb run-ruled the Lady Govs in both games, winning the opener 10-1 and taking game two 9-0.
April 10, 2012
In her sixth blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks about having a home weekend, including Easter and the Lady Bison's "Think Pink" game.
April 09, 2012
After dropping three of four over the weekend, Lipscomb softball will get back on the field Tuesday when they host Austin Peay in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. (CT) at Draper Diamond.
April 07, 2012
Lipscomb dropped yet another 1-0 doubleheader-opening game, and were unable to recover for the game two victory, falling 5-3 to Stetson. The Lady Bison drop to 23-13 overall, despite a strong day at the plate from Haley Elliott.
April 06, 2012
Lipscomb dropped a 1-0 pitcher's duel in the opener but rebounded for a 14-5 drubbing in game two of the Lady Bison's Atlantic Sun home opener.
April 05, 2012
After splitting doubleheaders at North Florida and Jacksonville last weekend, Lipscomb returns to Draper Diamond to begin the home A-Sun schedule with doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.
April 03, 2012
In her fifth blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina discusses the Lady Bison road trip to Jacksonville and the beginning of the Atlantic Sun schedule.
April 01, 2012
After a dropping a heartbreaker in game one at Jacksonville, Lipscomb softball rebounded to take game two and earn a split of the A-Sun doubleheader, improving to 22-10 overall. Lipscomb is 2-2 after the first weekend of A-Sun play.
March 31, 2012
Due to inclement weather, Lipscomb softball's Saturday doubleheader at Jacksonville has been postponed and rescheduled for Sunday morning at 10 a.m. (CT)
March 30, 2012
Lipscomb softball earned a hard-fought split in Jacksonville Friday evening, opening Atlantic Sun play with a 1-0 loss to North Florida before rebounding with a 5-4 victory.
March 29, 2012
After posting a 20-8 record during non-conference play, the Lady Bison softball team begins the A-Sun schedule this weekend, with games at North Florida (March 30) and Jacksonville (March 31).
March 29, 2012
In the second installment of this week's two-part blog, Lipscomb softball's Vanessa Medina details the Mustang Classic and harrowing night in San Francisco.
March 28, 2012
In part one of a two-part edition of Nessa's News, Lipscomb junior Vanessa Medina discusses the softball trip to California, including visits to Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz.
March 26, 2012
Senior Whitney Kiihnl was named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season and 12th time in her career, Monday. Kiihnl was 4-0 with an 0.58 ERA at the Mustang Classic, this weekend.
March 25, 2012
Lipscomb softball defeated Ball State 3-1 Sunday, finishing 4-1 at the Mustang Classic and avenging an earlier loss to the Cardinals. Junior Kelsey Cartwright went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and Whitney Kiihnl struck out 11 to lead the Lady Bison.
March 24, 2012
Lipscomb softball earned a split on day two at the Mustang Classic, defeating Cal Poly 12-1 and falling to UNLV 5-3.
March 23, 2012
Lipscomb opened the Mustang Classic with 2-1 victories over UNLV and Cal Poly, Friday evening. The UNLV victory was head coach Kristin Ryman's 200th career victory.
March 22, 2012
After a long homestand, the Lipscomb softball team is on the road this weekend for the Mustang Classic in San Luis Obispo, Calif., hosted by Cal Poly. The Lady Bison enter the weekend as winners of eight of their last nine games.
March 20, 2012
Winners of eight of their past nine games, Lipscomb softball got some national recognition this week with two votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball top-25 poll.
March 19, 2012
After dropping a 2-1 pitcher's duel in eight innings to open Monday's doubleheader against Marshall, Lipscomb rallied back to earn a split by winning the night cap 4-1. The Lady Bison are now 9-1 at home this season.
March 18, 2012
With Thursday's doubleheader against UAB postponed due to inclement, the Lady Bison softball team is eager to get back into competition at Draper Diamond when they host Marshall for a Monday doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
March 15, 2012
Due to inclement weather in the area, Lipscomb's doubleheader against UAB has been postponed. A make-up date has yet to be announced.
March 14, 2012
Lipscomb brings a seven-game win streak into Thursday's midweek doubleheader against UAB at Draper Diamond, beginning at 3 p.m. The Lady Bison are 14-3 since losing three of four to open the season.
March 12, 2012
Senior pitcher Whitney Kiihnl has earned her second Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week award for the 2012 season. The Batesville, Miss. native recorded four wins and her 1,000th career strikeout last weekend.
March 11, 2012
Senior Whitney Kiihnl picked up her 1,000th career strikeout and 13th win of the season in Lipscomb's 8-6 victory over MTSU, Sunday. Lipscomb finished the Lady Bison Classic 4-0.
March 10, 2012
The Lipscomb softball team pounded out a season-high 12 hits in an 11-3 run-rule victory against Eastern Michigan, Saturday. The Lady Bison head into Sunday's doubleheader winners of five in a row.
March 09, 2012
Caroline Mason, Haley Elliott and Kristen Sturdivant each homered for the Lady Bison in Lipscomb's 5-2 victory over Drake in Lipscomb's opening game of the Lady Bison Classic at Draper Diamond.
March 08, 2012
After a midweek sweep of IPFW, the Lipscomb softball team will host the Lady Bison Classic at Draper Diamond, beginning Friday at noon.
March 07, 2012
Shutouts from Whitney Kiihnl and Ashley Anderson gave Lipscomb a sweep of the Lady Bison's Wednesday doubleheader against IPFW at Draper Diamond. The wins move Lipscomb to 11-6 going into this weekend's Lady Bison Classic.
March 06, 2012
Lipscomb hosts IPFW Wednesday, in the first midweek doubleheader at Draper Diamond this season. The game will be the first for Lipscomb at home since Feb. 18.
March 06, 2012
The 2012 Atlantic Sun baseball and softball championships will be live streamed by ESPN3, the conference office announced Tuesday.
March 05, 2012
In her third blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks about the Citrus Classic, including five games and the Lady Bison's Florida adventures.
March 04, 2012
Senior Whitney Kiihnl threw her ninth complete game of the spring and Caroline Mason drove in three runs to give Lipscomb an 8-2 victory over St. John's on the final day of the Citrus Classic.
March 03, 2012
Good pitching performances were offset by timely hitting from the opposition on Day Two of the Citrus Classic. Lipscomb dropped the first game to Penn State, 4-3, and were shutout by Ball State 2-0 in the late game.
March 02, 2012
The Lady Bison softball team opened the Citrus Classic Friday with a 13-5 drubbing of LIU-Brooklyn, but dropped game two against South Alabama (9-2) to snap their seven-game winning streak.
March 01, 2012
After four big wins at last weekend's College of Charleston Classic, Lipscomb softball looks to build on a six-game winning streak while soaking up some sunshine at the Disney Wide World of Sports Citrus Classic.
February 28, 2012
In her second blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks all things Lady Bison softball, including sweeping the College of Charleston Classic and how much she enjoyed visiting Charleston.
February 27, 2012
Senior pitcher Whitney Kiihnl has been named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week for her performance at the College of Charleston Classic over the weekend. Kiihnl picked up four wins, three via shutout, and didn't allow an earned run all weekend for the Lady Bison.
February 26, 2012
Behind timely hitting from sophomore Haley Elliott and a three-hit shutout from senior Whitney Kiihnl, Lipscomb knocked off Louisiana Monroe 2-0 in the Lady Bison's final game at the College of Charleston Classic.
February 25, 2012
Behind a shut-out performance from Whitney Kiihnl and a five-RBI performance by Kelsey Cartwright, Lipscomb defeated MTSU in an 8-0, five-inning victory Saturday night on the second day of play at the College of Charleston Classic.
February 24, 2012
Due to inclement weather, Lipscomb will face MTSU at 6 p.m., Saturday, and will play Louisiana-Monroe at 8 a.m., Sunday. Those games were originally scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday. Lipscomb's Sunday match-up against College of Charleston has been canceled.
February 24, 2012
Lipscomb knocked off Virginia Tech and Wagner to open the College of Charleston Classic, Friday. Senior Whitney Kiihnl got the win in both games and Kelsey Cartwright upped her average to .400, going 3-for-4 against Wagner.
February 23, 2012
The Lipscomb softball team is on the road for the first of two consecutive tournaments at this weekend's College of Charleston Classic. The Lady Bison will play five games during the three-day event.
February 18, 2012
Impending inclement weather has led to a cancellation of Day Two of the Lady Bison Round Robin, which had been scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
February 18, 2012
Whitney Kiihnl threw a no-hitter and Haley Elliott slammed a walk-off home to left field to lift Lipscomb to a 1-0 win over Butler in the home opener. In the second game against Samford, Kelsey Cartwright homered and Caroline Mason drove in two runs to lead Lipscomb to a 5-2 victory.
February 17, 2012
Lipscomb softball will host Butler and Samford in the Lady Bison Round Robin, beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. and continuing Sunday at 11 a.m. The Lady Bison opened the season with a 1-3 record at last weekend's Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala.
February 15, 2012
Lipscombsports.com had the chance this week to catchup with former softball player Julia Davidson Salgueiro, who now resides in Santa Cruz, Calif.
February 14, 2012
Lipscomb junior Vanessa Medina is back for the 2012 season with her weekly blog "Nessa's News." In her season's first post, she talks about the Lady Bison's opening weekend games at the Mardi Gras Invitational.
February 12, 2012
Despite outhitting host South Alabama in the final game of the Mardi Gras Tournament, Lipscomb was defeated by the Jaguars 6-1, Sunday. Four errors and a number of walks did nothing to aid the Lady Bison in the losing effort.
February 11, 2012
Lipscomb couldn't match the offensive output of the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on day two of the Mardi Gras Invitational. Alabama downed Lipscomb 15-4, Saturday.
February 10, 2012
Lipscomb softball split its opening-day games at South Alabama's Mardi Gras Invitational, Friday. The Lady Bison defeated Jacksonville State, 2-0, before falling 3-1 to Mississippi State.
February 09, 2012
Lipscomb softball begins the 2012 campaign at South Alabama's Mardi Gras Tournament in Mobile, Ala., beginning Friday at 10 a.m. The Lady Bison will face Jacksonville State, SEC foes Mississippi State and second-ranked Alabama and the host Jaguars during the three-day event.
February 09, 2012
Featuring over 40 contests this spring, Atlantic Sun TV and Lipscomb University have partnered together to bring Bison baseball and Lady Bison softball fans coverage of the 2012 season.
February 06, 2012
Lipscomb sophomore Shelby Cunningham was baptized on January 21, becoming the fourth Lady Bison softball player and 10th Lipscomb athlete overall to make a profession of faith during this academic year.
January 25, 2012
The Atlantic Sun Preseason Awards were announced by the conference office, Wednesday afternoon. Seniors Whitney Kiihnl and Caroline Mason were honored as preseason all-conference selections, and Lipscomb was picked to finish second in the conference.
January 24, 2012
Preseason top-25 polls are out, and the Lipscomb Lady Bison softball team is receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. It's the second season in a row Lipscomb received votes in a preseason poll.
January 20, 2012
With the season less than a month away, Lipscomb softball is earning some preseason hardware. Seniors Whitney Kiihnl and Caroline Mason were named to the College Sports Madness Preseason 2012 All-Conference first team.
January 19, 2012
Lipscomb junior outfielder Bree Thurman did an exclusive interview with the A-Sun about her work with the SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee).
January 19, 2012
In preparation for the upcoming season, Lipscomb softball started outdoor practice Tuesday with a session on Draper Diamond. The season commences on Feb. 10 at the Mardi Gras Tournament in Mobile, Ala.
January 11, 2012
With a roster of only 15 players, health will be important for the Lipscomb Lady Bison softball team in 2012. The Lady Bison kicked off the campaign Monday with the season's first practice.
December 13, 2011
Lipscomb softball players Ashley Anderson, Vanessa Medina, and Kristen Sturdivant were recently baptized by Brent High, associate athletic director for spiritual formation.
November 17, 2011
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman announced the commitment of five players to play for the Lady Bisons Class of 2013, including three from the state of Tennessee.
November 10, 2011
The Lipscomb softball team hosted a clinic for Friends Life, a local nonprofit for students with disabilities. The Lady Bisons led drills, played a game and had a pizza party with students and staff members.
October 25, 2011
Lipscomb head coach Kristin Ryman released the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball schedule, Tuesday. The 55-game slate features six regular season tournaments, including two hosted by the Lady Bisons.
October 25, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons final fall softball doubleheader against Tennessee State, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been moved to Wednesday.
October 21, 2011
After losing her first season as a member of the Lady Bisons softball team due to injury, Ashley Anderson is back on the mound. She's spent the fall getting back to the form that made her Lipscomb's first left-handed pitching signee in the NCAA era.
October 10, 2011
It’s fall ball and that means nothing the Lipscomb Lady Bisons do during the month of October will be included in any records. But coach Kristin Ryman wants the mistakes of fall to be made and forgotten like a pile of leaves.
October 07, 2011
For the second year in a row, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team was recognized by the NFCA as having one of the top team GPA's in the nation. Six Lady Bisons were individually honored as NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes.
October 03, 2011
Young hurlers Ashley Anderson and Kristen Sturdivant got long looks during the Lady Bisons opening weekend of fall ball, pitching most of Sunday's doubleheader at MTSU.
October 01, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team hits the field to begin its fall slate, Sunday, with a doubleheader at MTSU. Coach Kristin Ryman will be acclimating three true freshman, a redshirt and a transfer to the Lady Bisons line-up.
September 19, 2011
Games against Georgia and MTSU headline Lipscomb's fall softball schedule, announced Monday by head coach Kristin Ryman.
July 05, 2011
Softball continued to be one of the premier sponsored sports in the Atlantic Sun Conference during the 2011 season, finishing as the 12th ranked RPI conference in the nation.