UNG will host NCAA Division II Showcase on ESPN3

Sports, University of North Georgia

LUMPKIN CO., GA

According to the University of North Georgia Athletic Department, UNG will host the NCAA Division II Showcase in front of a national audience, as both Nighthawks basketball teams receive Columbus State on Wednesday, January 9, in the Peach Belt Conference. The games will broadcast on ESPN3 and are scheduled for 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

As established in the NCAA’s Showcase agreement, UNG will have five different sports broadcasting nationally from their home campus, which makes them the first school in Division II to accomplish this achievement.

The nationally televised doubleheader is part of the reward for winning the NCAA Award of Excellence for the Operation Nighthawks of Honor initiative back in 2017. As part of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the UNG athletic department will hold its annual ceremony at halftime of the women’s game honoring those who were killed during, or associated with, the Korean War. Each of the university’s teams was assigned a UNG graduate or former student that were killed in action while serving the country.

The game will serve as a “blue-out,” with games and contests throughout the night for fans to enjoy. The UNG Dahlonega Student Government Association will give out 1,000 free t-shirts, and there will also be a raffle throughout the night to benefit UNG’s Make-A-Wish initiative.

 

 

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UNG Athletics releases 2019 track and field schedule

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DAHLONEGA, GA
Tom Williams, head coach of the University of North Georgia track and field team, has announced the 2019 Nighthawks schedule of events.

The Fifth Annual Cougar Invitational will kick off the season on February 23 and will be hosted by Columbus State. The Nighthawks will then travel to Berry College for the Victor Icebreaker Duals held on March 2.

UNG will then go to Columbus for the Adonica Ferguson Classic on March 9, before going to Emory the weekend of March 22-23 and also March 29-30. The final regular season meet will be in Jacksonville, Alabama, at the JSU Invitational on April 6.

The Nighthawks will then head down to Daytona Beach for the Peach Belt Conference Championships from April 17-19.

UNG women’s soccer seniors earn all-region honors

Sports, University of North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, GA

According to press release from the University of North Georgia Athletic’s Department, UNG women’s soccer seniors, Renee VanHorn and Asa Thorsen, were announced as the newest members of the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region team. VanHorn earned second team honors, and Thorsen was named to the third team.

VanHorn finished in fourth place at the Peach Belt Conference, with 12 goals for the season. She also added three assists, bringing her collective total to 27 points and six game-winning goals.

Thorsen scored two goals, assisted on three other goals, and was a key player in the midfield for UNG.

 

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UNG will host 32-team high school basketball showcase

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LUMPKIN, CO., GA

According to a press release from the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, UNG and Adrian Penland Basketball are coming together to host the North Georgia High School Showcase that will be held on Saturday, December 1 in two facilities across campus.

North Georgia Medical Center’s Orthopedic Services is sponsoring the event, which will feature a face-off between 32 of the state’s highest ranking high school programs in the state. There will be 16 games, of which wight will be held in the new Convocation Center, and the additional eight will be held in UNG’s Memorial Hall.

Tickets are available for $10 for general admission, $5 for ages 6-17, and free to children five and under. One ticket is good for all 16 games, and it also includes admission into both facilities.

 

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UNG baseball schedule announced for 2019 season

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DAHLONEGA,GA

According to a press release from the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, head baseball coach, Tom Cantrell, has announced the 2019 schedule for the UNG baseball program. The 2019 schedule includes 29 home games, which will be held at Bob Stein Stadium.

Two of the eight teams that will be matching up in the 2019 season made it to the  NCAA Division II Baseball Championship in Southern Indiana and Columbus State and will go against the Nighthawks during the upcoming season.

UNG will face USI February 15-17, in Dahlonega, before a trip to Columbus May 3-5 to finish the regular season.

UNG’s opener will be against Florida Tech, before opening up at home against Palm Beach Atlantic February 8-10. After the series against Southern Indiana, the Nighthawks will also open in the home Peach Belt battle against Flagler, to end a nine game season.

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UNG women’s basketball team defeats Clark Atlanta 87-55

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DAHLONEGA, GA

According to a press release from the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, 10 members of the UNG women’s basketball team earned a spot in the scoring column as the No. 16 Nighthawks downed Clark Atlanta, 87-55, Wednesday night in the UNG Convocation Center.

The Nighthawks hd a strong 7-0 start before the Panthers, increasing that to a 12-0 run later in the first quarter, with the Panthers unable to outscore UNG.

 

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UNG junior breaks record for career steals-mark

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DAHLONEGA, GA

According to a press release from the University of North Georgia Athletics Department, Ephraim Tshimanga broke the UNG career steals-mark, as the University of North Georgia men’s basketball team earned its first win of the season over Erskine, 89-64.

Tshimanga had six steals on the night, breaking the record held by former UNG point-guard Travis Core, who now has 113 career steals.

North Georgia jumped out quickly against the Flying Fleet, scoring the first 11 points of the contest to take the lead for good. The Nighthawks led by as many as 31 points en route to the 25 point win.

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New children’s book celebrates UNG Dahlonega

Community, University of North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, GA

The University of North Georgia President, Bonita Jacobs, has written the first of five children’s book that will pay homage to each UNG campus. The book was published by UNG Press, and is titled, “UNG The Gold I See.”

According to a press release from UNG, the children’s book is designed to engage readers, “Of all ages through its multi-generational main characters. Benjamin Brown, daughter Jamie, and grandson Tommy each have a different goal during Visitors Day at the Dahlonega Campus. The grandfather wants to recall the memories of his years in the Corps of Cadets, while Tommy’s mother wants to remember her years in UNG’s nursing program. Tommy wants to find the legendary treasure: the gold hidden somewhere on campus. He has Nigel the Nighthawk, UNG’s mascot, and a treasure map to guide him; his grandfather and mother have their memories.”

“UNG The Gold I See” will be available November 2018, in hardback copies and will be priced at $29.99.

The next book of the series, featuring the Gainesville campus, is scheduled to be released in 2019.

 

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