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Cardinal, Montaño joining 2018 soccer roster

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:11

ABILENE – Head soccer coach Casey Wilson Wednesday announced the addition of freshmen Madeline Cardinal and Kayla Montaño to the Wildcats' 2018 roster, bringing the number of student-athletes to 30.

ACU Sports sets PR with 125 Wildcats named to Southland Honor Roll

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:30

ABILENE – Abilene Christian's winter and spring sports teams raised its number of Southland Conference Commissioner Honor Roll awardees for the fourth-consecutive year as 125 student-athletes posted a 3.0 spring term grade-point average or better.

Tennis Notes: ITA Summer Circuit Coming to ACU, Building Update

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:23

ABILENE – Abilene Christian University once again is a proud host of an ITA Summer Circuit competition, which takes place the weekend of June 23-26. Twenty-three men and 34 women currently are registered to compete including current and soon-to-be Wildcats Jordan Henry (Sr.), Stephanie Pitts (Fr.) and Allison Stewart (Fr.); however, registration will remain open until Thursday, June 21, 12:30 a.m. EDT.

Wildcats select eight captains for 2018 season

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:02

ABILENE – The ACU football team elected eight team captains for the 2018 season earlier this week, four from the offense and four from the defense, a group that will be expected to lead the Wildcats both on and off the field.

Farkas tabbed to Southland’s All-Academic First Team

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:34

ABILENE – Abilene Christian junior designated hitter / outfielder Dalon Farkas Thursday was named to the Southland Conference's All-Academic First Team. The accounting major from Milton, Ga. was the Wildcats' lone honoree on this year's team, which was headlined by co-Student Athletes of the Year Dakota Mills (Sam Houston State) and Joe Provenzano (McNeese).

Short game practice venue being built for golf program

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:15

ABILENE – Construction is underway on a short-game practice area for the ACU men's golf team, a training venue that will be ready for use this fall.

Softball senior trio picked for Southland Conference All-Academic First Team

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:38

ABILENE – Academic All-America Brianna Barnhill and classmates Hannah Null and Peyton Hedrick Wednesday were named to the Southland Conference Softball All-Academic First Team. The Wildcats and Nicholls Colonels led all schools with three first team selections followed by McNeese with two, while Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin each claimed one honoree.

Eleven Wildcats make Southland’s Track and Field All-Academic Team

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:49

ABILENE –  The Abilene Christian Track and Field program, which finished the the 2017-18 school year with a 3.17 grade-point average on the men's side and a 3.28 posted by its women's team, Tuesday placed 11 of its student-athletes on the Southland Conference All-Academic Team.

ACU hires DBU pitching coach to lead baseball program

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:00

ABILENE – ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert announced Tuesday that former Dallas Baptist University pitching coach Rick McCarty has been hired as the new head coach of the Wildcats' baseball program.

Wildcats going through drills prepping for 2018 season

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:47

ABILENE –  The calendar might only be nearing mid-June, but at NCAA Division I campuses across the country, football season has already started.

Barnhill voted to Academic All-America Second Team

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:51

ABILENE – Former Wildcat first basewoman and recent Abilene Christian graduate Brianna Barnhill Monday was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Second Team by the voting members of CoSIDA (Collegiate Sports Information Directors).

4x4 Relay, Schmidt get Wildcats close to nationals

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:41

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior thrower Kai Schmidt and the 4x400-meter relay composed of Blaze Brownlow, Ryan Linton, Avery and Jared Williams came within the narrowest of margins of becoming the first Wildcats to qualify for a NCAA D1 Track and Field Championship meet in close to 30 years thanks to solid performances recorded at the NCAA West Preliminary hosted by Sacramento State this weekend.

DLP: A Note of Gratitude and Farewell

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:50

Lee De León leaving ACU AD post for Purdue

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:35

ABILENE – ACU director of athletics Lee De León announced Thursday that he is resigning to accept a job at Purdue University. He will begin his duties June 25 in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Wildcats set to compete at their first NCAA West Region Preliminary

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:48


Glanton, Dooley named Southland Conference All-Academic

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:48

FRISCO – Golfers junior Garrett Glanton and sophomore Bryce Dooley earlier this week were voted Southland All-Academic First Team and Second Team, respectively.

Five tennis players voted Southland All-Academic

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:02

ABILENE – Abilene Christian led the way with five student-athletes named to the 2018 Southland Tennis All-Academic Team. Henry Adams was voted first team while Brad Gleason, Hunter Holman, Cole Lawson and Jonathan Sheehy all were tabbed to the second team.

Wildcats post top-half finish in Commissioner's Cup standings

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:55

ABILENE – Abilene Christian athletics posted its fourth-consecutive top-half showing in the race for the Southland Conference Commissioner's Cup, totaling 124.0 points between its 16 men's and women's intercollegiate sports.

Farkas, Muñoz and Scott earn All-Southland Conference honors

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:27

ABILENE – Three members of Abilene Christian baseball's junior class – Dalon Farkas, Derek Scott and Matthew Muñoz – Monday received varying postseason honors from the Southland Conference.

Track & Field sending 14 individuals to Sacramento for NCAA West Regionals

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 14:59

ABILENE – The NCAA announced earlier this week that 10 men and four women from the Abilene Christian Track and Field program qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Track and Field meet in Sacramento, Calif.