Get ’em, Tigers!

Four Brenau University teams won Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships this spring in the university’s second year competing in the conference. The swim team won its second consecutive championship in February, and head coach Nate Rhoades was named AAC Coach of the Year. Top-seeded tennis finished the regular reason with an 8-0 record and won the […]

Tennis, swimming win conference championships

Brenau University wrapped up its first year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with championships in tennis and swimming and diving. The Golden Tiger tennis team won both the regular-season and conference tournament titles with a 5-3 victory over SCAD Atlanta to cap an extra-effort quest because members of the team, as head coach Andre Ferreira […]

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park Dedicated Amid Record Shattering Softball Season

Eli Daniel, a freshman from Locust Grove, Ga., at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park reached completion with the start of 2017 and opened on a sunny February afternoon. The park was dedicated in mid-April, after the Golden Tigers softball team spent the first weeks of its season setting records and exceeding expectations. It’s a whole new ballgame at Brenau. Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver […]

Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K Celebrates Esteemed Former Brenau Executive

Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

A beloved member of the Brenau family was remembered at the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K on March 10. The event celebrated the life of longtime Brenau Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died in 2014. Proceeds benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance for students seeking a better life […]

Rising Senior Sara Jane Bowers Secures Nationally Coveted Golf Internship

Sara Jane Bowers, a junior from Statesboro, Ga., hits from the tee during the Brenau University Golden Tigers Spring Invitational golf tournament at Chattahoochee Golf Club. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

More than 2,000 students applied. Only 52 were accepted. One of them was Brenau rising senior Sara Jane Bowers. The American Junior Golf Association internship is one of the most prestigious in the country, launching careers and offering travel opportunities throughout the summer. Bowers, a mass communication major from Statesboro, Georgia, and member of the […]

Higher​ ​Education​ ​Publication​ ​Recognizing Alumna​ ​Dominika​ ​Jasova

Dominika Jasova

Class of 2015 graduate was the first Golden Tiger to win the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award As a student at Brenau, Dominika Jasova, WC ‘15, wanted to give back to her community. A member of the Golden Tigers tennis team from 2012-2014, her charitable efforts were recognized on and […]

Golden Tigers join Appalachian Athletic Conference

AAC - Appalachian Athletic Conference logo

Starting next year, Brenau becomes a member of the Asheville, North Carolina-based Appalachian Athletic Conference, which gives the Golden Tigers a wide range of intercollegiate sports options, including lacrosse. In the AAC, Brenau will compete in cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, tennis, golf, track & field and lacrosse. The Tigers will move from […]

Tennis, Softball Stall in Nationals

Brenau's Fatyha Berjane, the Southern States Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year, earned All-American honors at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2016 Women's tournament. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

After a bumpy start to the season, the unranked Golden Tigers softball team was not supposed to make it to the national championship tournament. The tennis team, at one point ranked No. 5 in the nation, was. Although both made the cut to appear in the big 2016 season-ending show, both Tigers teams made rare […]

Let’s Take It Indoors

Brenau's Deishane' Honeycutt runs the anchor leg of a first place 4x400 relay during the final day of the SSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Shortly after university and city officials gathered in April around the Crow’s Nest on the historic Gainesville front campus to officially commemorate the naming of Golden Tiger Way, the four-year-old Tigers track and field team shot out of the blocks for a road trip to Mobile, Alabama, for the Southern States Athletic Conference outdoor championship […]

A New ‘Old’ Sport

Lacrosse is coming to Brenau.

Although lacrosse historically has been a sport relegated to northern climes where it originated among Native American peoples in the Great Lakes, New England and Mid-Atlantic seaboard regions, folks around the north Georgia town of Ball Ground, about 40 miles from Gainesville, will quickly remind you that the place got its name from the surrounding […]

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