2019-20 Tusculum Women's Volleyball News

  • Burrowes Named AVCA Region Freshman of the Year
    December 04, 2019
    LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Tusculum University women’s volleyball outside hitter Emiah Burrowes was announced as the Division II Southeast Region Freshman of the Year, as released Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The Wesley Chapel, North Carolina native also earned a spot on the All-Region squad for her performance.
  • Alford, Burrowes tabbed Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for November
    December 02, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University cornerback Dee Alford and outside hitter Emiah Burrowes have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for November.
  • Women's Volleyball Inks Six for 2020 Season
    November 26, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University head women’s volleyball coach Danielle Marante has announced the signing of six players joining the Pioneers for the 2020 season.
  • Burrowes Named SAC Freshman of the Year; Three Pioneers Earn All-Conference Honors
    November 20, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Emiah Burrowes, Elise Carmichael, and Gabby Gray were honored with regular season awards from the South Atlantic Conference, as announced by the league this morning. Burrowes earned the conference’s Freshman of the Year, along with a second team accolade, and a spot on the All-Freshman Team. Carmichael joined Burrowes on the rookie squad, while Gray collected an Honorable Mention nod.
  • Women's Volleyball Season Ends in SAC Quarterfinal
    November 19, 2019
    ANDERSON, S.C. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team succumbed to the Anderson Trojans in the opening round of the South Atlantic Conference, putting an end to the Pioneers’ remarkable season.
  • Mitchell, Thornton named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 18, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University forward Brandon Mitchell and middle blocker Tatum Thornton have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Thornton earns this honor for a second time this year.
  • Thornton Honored as SAC AstroTurf Player of the Week
    November 18, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University senior middle blocker Tatum Thornton has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending November 17, the conference office announced today.
  • Women's Volleyball to Face Anderson Once More in SAC Quarterfinals
    November 18, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team executed a weekend sweep over Anderson and Newberry, earning the right to a rematch with the Trojans on Tuesday night. The Pioneers claimed the No. 6 seed in the upcoming South Atlantic Conference Tournament and will travel to the Abney Athletic Center for a 7pm showdown with a familiar foe seeded third.
  • Seniors Close Time in Pioneer Arena with Win
    November 16, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team won Senior Day in four sets over the Newberry Wolves in front of fans, family, and friends in Pioneer Arena. The Black and Orange now wait for the remaining SAC matches to be played to determine their official seed and destination in the conference tournament.
  • Pioneers Earn No. 6 Seed in SAC Tournament, Travel to Anderson Tuesday
    November 16, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum Pioneers will be the No. 6 seed in next week's South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Championship and will travel to third-seeded Anderson for a quarterfinal match-up Tuesday night in South Carolina. The third battle of the season with the Trojans is slated for 7 p.m.
  • Pioneers Stun Anderson in Three Sets
    November 15, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team swept the Anderson Trojans on Alumni Night in front of a passionate Pioneer Arena. The Black and Orange now sit in a three-way tie for fifth in the South Atlantic Conference standings, going into the regular season finale.
  • Women's Volleyball Hosts Alumni Night and Senior Day to Wrap Up Regular Season
    November 11, 2019
    Before Saturday's game versus Newberry, women's volleyball will honor the senior class of 2019: Nevena Pejovic, Cameron McAbee, Gracee Peters, Aubrey Hawkins, Alyssa Rojas, and Tatum Thornton.
  • Pioneers Challenge the Bulldogs in Loss
    November 09, 2019
    WINGATE, N.C. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team fell in a tight contest to the Wingate Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
  • Fiery Pioneer Offense Ignites in Win Over Coker
    November 08, 2019
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team swept the Coker Cobras Friday night to take the season series over the South Carolina team. The Black and Orange finished with a season-high hitting percentage due in part to multiple players hitting over .380.
  • Women's Volleyball Treks to the Carolinas
    November 05, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team will road trip to the Carolinas, looking to rebound from two conference losses last week. The Coker Cobras, Friday’s foe, and the Wingate Bulldogs, Saturday’s competition, are on opposite ends of the SAC standings, sitting in 11th and first, respectively.
  • Wilkins, Thornton named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 04, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University tailback Thurlow Wilkins and middle blocker Tatum Thornton have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Tusculum Falls to Eagles in Four Sets
    November 02, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team fought hard in a fierce conference match on Saturday afternoon in Pioneer Arena, falling to Carson-Newman in four sets.
  • Pioneers Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to Railsplitters in Five Sets
    November 01, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team fell just short of a massive comeback after dropping the first two sets to in-state SAC foe Lincoln Memorial on Friday night.
  • Pioneers Overpower the King Tornado
    October 29, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team swept the King Tornado Tuesday night in front of a roaring crowd in Pioneer Arena. The Black and Orange finished with a season-high hitting percentage, alongside a dominant defense, in the non-conference meeting.
  • Women's Volleyball to Host Three Tennessee Teams
    October 28, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team will welcome three in-state opponents during the week: King, Lincoln Memorial, and Carson-Newman. The Tornado, Tuesday’s opponent, are in a tie for second in the Conference Carolinas West Division, winning their last five matches. The Railsplitters, Friday’s foe, and Carson-Newman, Saturday’s competition, are on opposite ends of the SAC standings.
  • Freshmen Help Pioneers Overcome Fifth Set Deficit to Take Season Over Bears
    October 26, 2019
    HICKORY, N.C. ---  The Tusculum University women's volleyball team bounced back for a come-from-behind victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, upsetting the Bears in five sets. The Black and Orange move to 11-10 (9-7 SAC) on the season to end a five-game road trip.
  • Pioneers Drop Conference Match at Mars Hill
    October 25, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. --- The Tusculum University women’s volleyball team fell to the Lions of Mars Hill on Friday night in a four-set battle. 
  • Tusculum to participate in #RespectOurGame Initiative during SAC Sportsmanship Week
    October 22, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The South Atlantic Conference will host its fall #RespectOurGame sportsmanship initiative Monday, October 21 through Sunday, October 27. In addition to sportsmanship week, the SAC will also honor its fall sports officials with Officials' Appreciation Week.
  • Pioneers Win at Wise to Move into Sixth in the SAC Standings
    October 22, 2019
    WISE, Va. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team dominated UVa-Wise in three sets, effectively shutting down the Cavaliers in the match.
  • Women's Volleyball Rounds Out Road Trip with Out-of-State Rematches
    October 21, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team will finish its five-match conference road swing with out-of-state opponents. The Pioneers will travel to UVa-Wise, Mars Hill, and Lenoir-Rhyne throughout the week. The Cavaliers, Tuesday’s opponent, sit at the bottom of the SAC standings, having lost all 13 conference matches thus far. Mars Hill, Friday’s destination, and Lenoir-Rhyne, Saturday’s foe, are just ahead of the Pioneers in a tie for fifth in the SAC.
  • Career Nights Power Pioneers Past Catawba
    October 19, 2019
    SALISBURY, N.C. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team traded sets with the Catawba Indians Saturday, surviving the five-set thriller. The Black and Orange move to 9-9 (7-6 SAC) on the season ahead of another week of South Atlantic Conference action.
  • Pioneers Split Season Series with Queens
    October 18, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Tusculum University women’s volleyball team fell to the Royals on Friday night after sweeping the North Carolina team in the first meeting of 2019.
  • Women's Volleyball to Spend the Weekend in North Carolina
    October 14, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team hits the road for a five-match conference stretch. Queens, the Friday night opponent, sits tied for second in the SAC standings, while Saturday’s foe, Catawba, holds the ninth spot. Tusculum hosted both North Carolina teams at the end of September, sweeping each squad.
  • Pioneers Take Set Off Undefeated Wingate
    October 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team went toe-to-toe against the nationally-ranked Wingate Bulldogs in an intense conference match on Saturday afternoon in Pioneer Arena.
  • Blythe's Historic Night Caps Off Sweep of Coker
    October 11, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team downed Coker in three sets, while setting a new match-high and an all-time record.
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