Winter 2013-2014 Sports Update

Ferrum College Wrestling

Ferrum College’s wrestling team shown here at the prestigious 2014 Virginia Duals Tournament where they posted a 3-1 mark and captured third place in the College American Division. Now in its 34th year of existence, the Virginia Duals is hosted on 10 mats at the Hampton Coliseum and, as one of the oldest events in the country, is dubbed the “Granddaddy of All Wrestling Tournaments.”

The wrestling team closed regular season action with a 32-21 win over the Apprentice School February 21 at home. Coach Nate Yetzer’s team was 6-3 this season and competed in the NCAA East Regionals on March 2 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The top three wrestlers in each weight class earn automatic bids into the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, held March 14, 2014, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Guard Kayla Goins ’14 drives up court.

Guard Kayla Goins ’14 drives up court.

Having won the USA South Women’s Basketball regular season title, Ferrum College hosted the 2014 USA South Tournament and not only took top honors but also moved on to host the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on campus. Ferrum was selected to host the four-team regional first and second round games. It’s been a phenomenal year for Panther Women!

Forward Jamal Pullen ’15 takes aim.

Forward Jamal Pullen ’15 takes aim.

Bryan Harvey was named USA South Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year. In his ninth season as the head of the Panthers, this is the fourth award in Harvey’s career, making him the first coach in the league to earn three in a row since 1988.

The men’s basketball team closed out regular season action at 10-15 overall. Coach Bill Tharp’s Panthers were the #7 seed in the 2014 USA South Tournament, facing #2 Averett University in the quarterfinals on February 27 in Maryville, TN.

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