Austin Thompson & LMC Men’s Cross Country Team earn USTFCCCA Academic HonorsNEW ORLEANS, La. – Sophomore Austin Thompson and the Lees-McRae College men’s cross country program were honored recently with academic honors from the USTFCCCA. Thompson was named to the All-Academic squad, while the men’s cross country squad was one of 115 men’s programs to earn All-Academic Team honors.
LMC Cross Country finishes 11th at the Southeast RegionalMONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Lees-McRae College Cross Country program wrapped up its 2016 season with an 11th place finish at the Southeast Regional in Montevallo, Ala. Saturday morning. It marked the best finish for the Bobcats in a regional since notching an eighth place finish in 2010.
Inaugural "Meet with Mister" Provides Priceless KnowledgeBANNER ELK, N.C. --- The first episode of “Meet with Mister” was a success last week as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Keith “Mister” Jennings held his first athletic department town hall meeting in the Bobcat Club Film Room. Each month ‘Mister’ will bring in coaches and student-athletes to talk about various topics and help continue to promote the comradery of Lees-McRae athletics, but also the experience of intercollegiate athletics.
LMC Cross Country Concludes Action in AshevilleASHEVILLE, N.C. --- Freshmen Austin Thompson and junior Cody McNeely posted top-20 all-time times in the Lees-McRae cross country record books while the teams participated at the Asheville XC Carnival Saturday morning in Asheville, N.C.
President Barry M. Buxton named Vice President of Conference CarolinasHIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College President Barry M. Buxton has been named vice president of NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. The vice president serves on the executive committee and chairs the conference personnel committee, as well as acting on behalf of the conference when the president is unable to attend conference activities. Dr. Buxton will assume the role of president of Conference Carolinas at the conclusion of the 2016 spring conference meeting.
LMC Cross Country Concludes Competition at Buffalo StampedeJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. --- Lees-McRae freshman Alexandria Flint finished 17th on the women’s side while sophomore Cody McNeely swiped 24th in men’s action, highlighting cross country action at the Buffalo Stampede on the campus of Milligan College Friday evening in Johnson City, Tenn.
Lees-McRae honored with first-ever Allan Sharp AwardHigh Point, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College has been awarded the annual Alan Sharp Award for Conference Carolinas, marking the first time in the school’s history. For the 2011-12 academic year 93% of scholarship athletes graduated within six years of coming onto the Lees-McRae campus.
Seniors pace Bobcats to strong performance at Southeast Region ChampionshipsCHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Seniors Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) and Michael Davis (Independence, Va.) finished less than 11 seconds apart to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s cross country team to a strong 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championships, beating out a pair of Conference Carolinas foes in the afternoon’s 10-kilometer race.