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MMA star Brunson to receive UNCP’s young alumnus award

PEMBROKE — Officials at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced that Derek Brunson, a three-time All-American wrestler for the Braves from 2003-07, has been recognized as its Young Alumnus of the Year.The Young Alumnus of the Year criteria for selection includes distinguished professional achievement, leadership and service to UNCP and/or its community and loyalty to the ideals of the university. Candidates for the award must be UNCP graduates, 40 years of age ...

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Aiken gets PBC womens goalie award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After playing an integral role in helping the UNCP womens soccer team to an unbeaten week last week, including a tie with No. 10 North Georgia on Saturday, junior Janae Aiken was lauded with the PBC Goalkeeper of the Week award on Monday.Aiken played all 200 minutes for the Braves between the pipes last week and registered a 1-0-1 record with nine saves. She began her week by stopping a lone shot on goal and picking up her fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 ...

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Miles gets PBC Player of the Week award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Coming off a week that included eight points scored, UNCP mens soccer senior Sam Miles was been named the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced Monday afternoon.Miles helped the Braves in two shutout victories last week. Miles opened the week with two goals and two assists against Mars Hill. He is currently second in the PBC with 44 shots, fifth in the league with seven goals scored and f...

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UNCP’s Perkinson nabs 2nd PBC goalie award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Following a week with back-to-back shutouts, UNCP freshman Kenneth Perkinson was named the AstroTurf/Peach Belt Conference Goalkeeper of the Week after going 2-0, the league office announced Monday afternoon.The Garner native collected three saves in a 90 minutes on Wednesday in a 5-0 win against Mars Hill and followed up the performance with a pair of saves in PBC action in Saturday’s 1-0 win against North Georgia. During the week, he held a perfect save...

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Braves no match for Indians

PEMBROKE — For about a quarter and a half, it looked as though the University of North Carolina at Pembroke had put it’s offensive woes behind them against Catawba College.After throwing an interception for a touchdown on the second play of the game, the Braves offense marched down the field on consecutive drives orchestrated by Reggie Pinner and Seth Owen.The happy news ended there as the Indians scored the next 24 points of the game on the way to a 30-17 wi...

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UNCP’s Thompson wins PBC Golfer of the Week

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two days after winning her second career tournament championship, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke sophomore Ashlii Thompson was named the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week on Thursday.Thompson carded an even-par 72 to win the rain-shortened Lady Flames Shootout on Monday in Cleveland, Tenn. The one-round performance was enough to beat out the rest of the 70-player field by one stroke. It was her first title since she topped the field at last...

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UNCP roundup: Golf wins rain-shortened tourney

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Ashlii Thompson’s first-round 72 was enough to claim individual medalist honors and help The University of North Carolina at Pembroke womens golf team won its second team tournament title of the season with the cancellation of the final round of the Lady Flames Shootout.Thompson was joined by two of her teammates on the all-tournament team, as freshman Amanda Levy, 3-over, and Pembroke native Laura Bird, 5-over, finished third and in a tie for fifth p...

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UNCP roundup: Volleyball gets 2nd conference win

PEMBROKE — Using a .201 hitting percentage and forcing visiting Columbus State to commit 34 attack errors, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke volleyball team clinched a 3-2 upset win on Saturday afternoon inside the English E. Jones Center.It was the second league victory for UNCP (11-13, 2-8 PBC) and first for the Braves in the series between the two schools, while the loss for Columbus State (7-10, 4-5) snapped a four-game winning streak.

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One quarter short

PEMBROKE — For three quarters, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team seemed poised to pull off the upset and beat No. 5 North Alabama in Pembroke on Saturday.Unfortunately for the Braves, the game took a turn for the worse in the fourth quarter on their way to a 27-6 loss to the Lions.The Lions held a 13-6 lead heading into the fourth, but a 62-yard pass from Jacob Thomas to Delvon Carpenter with 12:40 remaining and a four-play 42-yard drive wi...

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Montevallo snaps UNCP volleyball’s 2-game win streak

PEMBROKE — Visiting Montevallo posted a .298 hitting percentage and notched seven more kills than The University of North Carolina at Pembroke volleyball team in a 3-1 win Friday.The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for UNCP (10-13, 1-8 PBC), while the Falcons (13-7, 5-3) grabbed their fifth Peach Belt Conference win this season.UNCP junior Nicole Mathews claimed a double-double with 17 kills and 19 digs, while setter Sabrina Gonzalez dished out 37 assists an...

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Braves ready to fight for revenge

PEMBROKE — Last season, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had one of the best football seasons in school history end infamously at home to North Alabama in a 37-13 loss in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.This season, the Braves don’t have to wait until the end of the year to try and get their revenge.Saturday, the Lions return to Grace P. Johnson Stadium for a 4 p.m. rematch and UNCP coach Shane Richardson said the team doesn̵...

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UNCP tops Flagler for 1st PBC win

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke volleyball team held Flagler to a paltry .075 hitting percentage and fought off several late rally attempts as the Braves snapped a six-year series drought with a 3-1 home win.It was the first series victory for the Braves (9-12, 1-7 PBC), ending a 10-match league skid. It was the fifth loss in the last seven outings for the Saints who have already won a pair of PBC titles since joining the league in 2010.

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UNCP softball duo given All-American scholar-athlete awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former University of North Carolina at Pembroke softball standout and NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee Natalie Klemann and sophomore D’Andra Spinks represented the Braves as honorees on the 2013-14 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-America Scholar-Athlete team.The award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2013-14 academic year.

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UNCP golf cruises to title at Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Freshman Amanda Levy carded a 1-under-par 71 and then bested teammate Laura Bird in a scorecard playoff as the University of North Carolina at Pembroke womens golf team won the Tusculum Fall Classic for the third time in four years on Tuesday.It was the first top five finish for Levy, 3-under, who was joined in the top five by two of her teammates as well. First-round leader Ashlii Thompson, 5-over, finished fourth.The Braves, 21-over, matched ...

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Peach Belt names UNCP’s Frederick for NCAA award

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dr. Jeff Frederick, the faculty athletics representative and an an associate professor in the history department at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was selected as the Peach Belt Conference’s nominee for the NCAA’s Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award.Frederick was selected ahead of nominees from the 13 other league institutions as the faculty mentor that will represent the PBC in competition with the 29 other NCAA Division II confere...

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UNCP women too much for Emmanuel

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke womens soccer team got goals from six different players and assists from two others en route to a 7-0 blanking of visiting Emmanuel on Sunday at Varsity Grounds.The victory wrapped up a 2-1-0 home stand for the Braves (4-1-1) who were facing the Lions (1-4-0) for the first time.Savanna Stiles and Rae-Shawna Campbell each logged a trio of assists for UNCP, which scored three times in each half, while also benef...

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