Body of Work

Fitness Center Director and Softball Coach Gary Hatfield

A legendary football coach once said that success follows speed. Brenau’s intercollegiate athletes have discovered that good old-fashioned muscle also plays into that equation. At the gym, Lammy Sokunbi, batting spiky eyelash extensions and wearing a flashy headband that restrains an elaborate coil of hair, looks primped just right for her major – fashion design […]

Coming Soon! Brenau Jumps Sports Training Curve

With the growing awareness of sports-related injuries for all age groups, Brenau envisions new career path possibilities. Soon, says College of Health Sciences Dean Gale Starich, the university will offer an undergraduate degree program in physical training. It will serve as an academic feeder program for the physical therapy and the occupational therapy graduate programs, says Starich, who is also dean of the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate […]

Rio Chattahoochee

WomenCan International, an organization working to get equal representation of women’s canoe sporting events in the Olympics, says that sprint canoe/kayak debuted at the 1924 Olympics as an exhibition sport with three events each, but of the 12 events now in the Olympics, nine are kayak events and three are canoe events – all three of which are men’s.

New Residence Halls Helps Attract Potential Olympics Athletes for 2016 Pan American Paddling Competition By Karen Rosen In May, 250 athletes and coaches from throughout North, Central and South America will come to the historic campus in Gainesville for the last qualifying event for kayakers seeking spots in the 2016 Olympic Games. Doubling as a […]

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Flowery Branch senior Brooke Kimbrell signs her commitment to Brenau University alongside friends and family. Kimbrell is currently pegged for Brenau's new JV softball team but coach Gary Hatfield said that doesn't mean she won't play on the varsity squad.

When a promising Golden Tigers basketball season ended early because of injuries to key players, it would have been nice to have a spare tank stocked with athletes who could step in. With addition of developmental teams in basketball and softball – along with expansion of the cheer program with a third unit – Women’s […]

New Teams Signal ‘Era of the Athlete’

Athletics and sports always have had a place in Brenau’s notion of the well-rounded student. However, future historians might well define 21st-century Brenau as the era of the student-athlete. Starting with the 2015-16 academic year, the Women’s College will attract to the rolls an additional 30 to 40 young women who will be both students […]

Tigers Swimmers Finish #3 in Sport, #1 in Academics

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – the highest ranking in school history. Two weeks earlier, however, the team picked up another honor when the college […]

Home Field Advantage

Softball Players at MIlliken Plant

Donations from Pacolet Milliken and Ivester organizations put the ball in play for development of a $4.4 million, multi-use athletics park that preserves the community spirit of the historical New Holland mill village.  In 1903 it appeared as though Capt. John H. Montgomery’s dream of an idyllic North Georgia community in which all the residents […]

Art Appreciation

Encounter studio arts major Ellen Lemos’
 low-stress demeanor as a Brenau art galleries volunteer and you would never suspect that 
she is best known at Brenau for “kills.” Growing up in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte – which is Portuguese for “Beautiful Horizon” – Ellen Lemos, WC ’14, was impatient to explore the world […]

Damon Stancil Tees Up for First Season

Brenau University has named Damon Stancil the new Women's Golf Coach.

In Damon Stancil’s sport, you do not have to be the biggest or strongest or start playing shortly after you learn to walk. But the head coach of the newest Brenau Golden Tigers intercollegiate team does hope he can recruit half a dozen players who occasionally make dead-solid perfect shots. But the Brenau gold coach […]

Tennis Finishes 6th in National Polls with 4 All-America Selections

The Golden Tigers tennis team finished the 2013 season ranked 6th nationally in the NAIA Top 25 coaches poll with four players on the All-America list – all of whom return for the 2014 campaign. Junior Dominika Josova of Kosice, Slovakia, ranked previously as the top junior college player in the United States, made first […]

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