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UVa-Wise to offer minor in public health in fall 2018

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:59pm

Students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will have an opportunity in the fall to pursue a minor in public health, a curriculum designed to help them develop intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and to participate in interdisciplinary and applied learning. The minor is aligned with the mission of the College’s Healthy Appalachia Institute, and gives UVa-Wise and HAI an opportunity to grow and become leaders in public health education, research and practice.

The interdisciplinary field of public health combines natural and social science to prevent diseases, prolong life and promote health through organized community effort. The minor will bridge biology, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, education and humanities to address the biological, sociocultural, political and economic issues that influence population health across the lifespan.

Margie Tomann, director of Healthy Appalachia Institute, will coordinate the minor in public health and will teach two of the required courses.

“Public health education is essential to introduce undergraduates to possible careers, and for the benefit of society as a whole,” Tomann said. “Health literacy and an understanding of how health of is shaped by the social, economic, and physical environment, are beneficial for students in any academic field.”

Tomann’s students, some who chose careers in health and medicine, reported that their perspectives changed after taking Introduction to Public Health: Appalachian Perspectives at UVa-Wise. They learned that health is more than just an individual’s lifestyle decisions or behaviors. Recent graduates often send Tomann notes saying the public health classes were beneficial during their medical school application and interview process. The student response and interest in additional courses caused Tomann to see a need to establish the minor in public health.

“It will serve as a foundation for further study in various fields such as public health, social sciences, health professions, law, technology and health care management,” Tomann said. “Students will be prepared to enter the public health workforce or continue their education in a master or doctoral level program in any field, and they will leave with the knowledge and skills to promote and protect the health of their communities, regardless of their career choice.”

The minor is designed to engage students in public health education and to increase the capacity of Healthy Appalachia Institute and UVa-Wise to address public health challenges through academic outreach, research, community engagement and collaboration. The minor will consist of 18 credit hours, six required hours and 12 hours selected from interdisciplinary courses. Introduction to Public Health: Appalachian Perspectives, one of the required courses for the Minor, has been offered since 2015 and is currently scheduled in Spring 2018. Introduction to Global Health, the second required course, will be first offered in Fall 2018.

For additional information about the minor in public health, contact Margie Tomann at mmt6m@uvawise.edu or 276-376-4882

ABOUT Healthy Appalachia Institute (HAI)

Healthy Appalachia Institute is a public health institute created in partnership between UVa-Wise and the University of Virginia. In collaboration with community leaders and organizations throughout the region, HAI focuses on high leverage, priority issues identified in the Blueprint for Health Improvement and Health Enabled Prosperity, a community health assessment adopted by the Southwest Virginia Health Authority. Located within the Office of Economic Development & Engagement at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Healthy Appalachia Institute is focused on increasing capacity at the regional, county, community levels, and at UVa-Wise, to address public health challenges that exist and impact people and communities of Southwest Virginia.

 

 

 

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UVa-Wise, community sample Chick-fil-A as crew prepares for Monday opening

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:10pm

Victoria Mullins, a UVa-Wise sophomore, had an eventful and exciting lunch on Friday. The Clintwood native was one of the first in line to sample the lunch offerings at the new Chick-fil-A in the Slemp Student Center on campus.

“I’m really glad it’s here,” she said as waited to join the growing line as the fast food chain staff prepared for a soft opening so UVa-Wise employees, students and community members could try free samples of the chain’s popular items. “I’m changing my meal plan to the swipe plan so I can eat here all the time. I’m looking forward to it.”

Mullins said the fact that the Chick-fil-A staff had to be trained by the corporate personnel impressed her.

“Every friend I know is super excited,” she added.

After a brief ribbon cutting featuring Chancellor Donna P. Henry and officials with the Wise County and City of Norton Chamber of Commerce, Chartwells official Brett Lawson welcomed those in line to a free lunch.

Mullins placed her sandwich, fries and a drink on her tray and looked for a place to tuck in. Fellow student Emily Mullins, no relation, joined her. Both declared the first bite delicious.

Chancellor Henry and her daughters, Jessie and Maggie, enjoyed lunch with the crowd as well.

“It tastes pretty good,” Jessie Henry said.

Lawson, head of the Chartwells Dining Services on campus, was all smiles as the crowd moved quickly through the line.

“I’m extremely excited that we will be open to the public on Monday,” he said. “I’ve been talking to students here for 16 years and Chick-fil-A has always been at the top of the list when we ask them what food choices they would like to see on campus.”

Lawson said having a Chick-fil-A at UVa-Wise is a great opportunity for local residents who are looking for jobs in the region as well.

“We’ve hired 16 new employees,” Lawson said. “Six of them are students, and we have plans to hire more students as demand increases.”

Lawson believes the new fast food facility will attract more students to campus as well. The chain remains at the top of the list of most popular fast food establishments in the United States.

Rick Colley, executive director of the Wise County and City of Norton Chamber of Commerce, said the success of the Chick-fil-A will show other companies that the region can support new restaurants. Colley added that having the popular chain on campus will also be a draw for UVa-Wise in terms of growth.

The eatery is located on the fourth floor of the Slemp Student Center. It will open to the public on Jan. 8, and the hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The restaurant will be open on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Cavalier Women Look to Halt Skid at Shepherd Saturday

UVa-Wise Sports - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:59am


UVa-Wise came up just short Thursday at Fairmont State as the Cavaliers dropped a 74-66 decision. Despite the loss, UVa-Wise had one of its more balanced scoring efforts of the year. Freshman Ada Stanley recorded a season-high 12 points in her first collegiate start while sophomore Cynita Webb posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Bianca Lockamy had 11 points while Adalmaryz Rivera - Gomez and Hanna Oliver had 10 points each. The 10 points by Rivera - Gomez marked the first time in the junior's career that she had recorded double digit scoring totals in back-to-back games while the double-double by Webb was the fifth of the season. The Cavs also shortened their rotation as all five starters played at least 27 minutes in the contest; UVa-Wise received just 13 points off the bench in the game. Five of the 13 points came from Judy Kaylynn Cummings who went 2-of-5 from the field. Oliver's 10 points marked the fifth consecutive game the freshman has cracked double-figure scoring and the 10th time the guard has reached at least 10 points in her inaugural collegiate campaign. The Cavs have yet to win a road game and are in danger of digging themselves too big of a hole in terms of making the league tournament. Currently, the team is a game out of the final tournament berth but must pass two schools to reach the No. 10 spot in the standings.
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Men’s Basketball at Fairmont State University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:30pm

Men’s Basketball at Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV
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Cavs Fall on the Road to Fairmont State, 91-69

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:26pm


FAIRMONT, W. Va. - - The Cavalier men opened up 2018 with a tough loss to Fairmont State University, 91-69, on Thursday night. The Cavs (6-7, 4-3 MEC) could not overcome a poor first half of shooting, going just 12-for-35 (34.3 percent) from the field, while the Fighting Falcons (9-4, 5-2 MEC) hit 13 shots from downtown.
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Women’s Basketball at Fairmont State University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:30pm

Women’s Basketball at Fairmont State University Fairmont, W.Va.
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Rev. Reid to speak at annual MLK March on Jan. 15

UVa-Wise News - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:54pm

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March is set for Jan. 15 in Wise, and Rev. William Reid of Bristol, Virginia is the guest speaker for the event.

Sponsored by the UVa-Wise Black History Month Committee, the event begins with a free community dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the First Church of God. Lineup will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of God and the march will progress to the Wise Baptist Church. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Reid, born in Anniston, Alabama, was called to the gospel ministry and preached his initial sermon on January 1, 1971. He was ordained by request of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Anniston and served as interim pastor.

While in high school, Reid worked with many well-known people such as Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Hosea Williams, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, and many others in the interests of civil rights and social injustice. He has ministered in Ohio and Tennessee and serves as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Bristol

Reid, the recipient of many awards, including AHERN Inc. “Distinguished African American Award” for Pastor of the Year, is a seminary graduate who has earned a masters degree in resource education.

Reid serves as a chaplain to Bristol Virginia Police Department. He is married to Sylvia Austin Reid, and they have three children and six grandchildren.

 

 

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Cavs Rally but Fall at Fairmont State

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:17pm


FAIRMONT, W.Va. - - Fairmont State used a perfect fourth quarter at the free throw line to upend UVa-Wise 74-68 in Mountain East Conference women's basketball action at Joe Retton Arena Thursday night. The Falcons finished the game 19-for-21 at the charity stripe but it was a perfect 14-for-14 showing in the fourth quarter that helped the hosts claim their second league win of the season.
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UVa-Wise releases Fall 2017 Dean’s List

UVa-Wise News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:32am

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has announced its Fall 2017 Dean’s List. The 350 students named to the Dean’s List earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale with no grades below “C” and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

Students named to the Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester include:

 

VIRGINIA

Abingdon
Jessica Lauren Barrett
Lauren Leigh Bonney
Muhammad Zaheer Uddin Hasham
Katie Laura Nunley
Jacob Hampton Sturgill

Alexandria
Natalie Gayle Battaglia
William David Boyle

Appalachia
Michael Lee Adams
Brandee Cheyenne Childress
Gabriel Lee Dillon
Kelcie Jordan Freeman
Ahliyah Curtrese Gavin
Jonathan Trey Peace

Ashburn
Rachel Briana Cole

Bassett
John Bryce Varner

Big Stone Gap
Patrick Andrew Brooks
Kevin Wesley Burns
Marsha Candace Bush
Natalie Marie Chapman
Raechel Denise Clark
Lakin McKenzie Hobbs
Karlee Hanna Lovelace
Dylan Thomas Mabe
Mark Benton Mullins
Bryson Cole Mullins
Lora Beth Neeley
Christol Estrella Norris
Brandon Allen Thompson

Birdsnest
David Arthur Shears

Blackwater
Breanna Michelle Napier
Desiree Nicole Napier

Bland
Autumn Brooke Stover

Bluefield
Madison Paige Beavers
Morgan Paige Cline
Emily Grace Hubbard
Luke Langhorne Hurley

Bristol
Ahmad Jamil Eccleston
Austin Alan Wright

Bumpass
Kendall Victoria Morse

Capron
Kenya Shanell Lyons

Carson
Audrey Kaylen Armstrong

Castlewood
Haley Blaine Crabtree
Caitlyn Brooke Fleming
Kacie Briana Jessee
Bridgette Elin McCarty
Chelsea Brianna Phillips
Madison Layne Ray
Rebecca Nicole Statzer

Cedar Bluff
Joseph Michael McNulty

Chantilly
Megan Michelle Dwyier

Charlottesville
Thomas William White
Jnauiree Alexzandreea Wilson

Cheriton
Colton Chase Collins

Chesapeake
Meghan Patricia Coyne
Maria Nicole Smith

Chilhowie
Cody Alan Wyatt

Christiansburg
Sydney Noel Steinberg

Clarksville
Matthew Allan Wilkinson

Clinchco
Nicholas Drew Mullins
Allen Dwayne Owens

Clintwood
Logan Stuart Baker
Rashell Paige Barton
Daniel Tanner Brooks
Erika Joyce Counts
Emily Marie Cox
Nikki BreeAnn Fleming
Chloe Madison Hayes
Diana Faith Mullins
Katy Montana Mullins
Kayla McKenzie Mullins
Rachel Thia Ratley
McKenna Scott Robinson
Bailey Shea Robinson
Brianna Renee Scanlon
Mattie Ruth Stanley
Kendra Brydie Mae Stanley

Coeburn
Keely Suzanne Atwood
Burley Walter Ball
Lillian Faith Bright
Shaughnessy L. Bright
Timothy Douglas Cheney
McKenzie Faith Clay
Patrick Wayne Deel
Joseph Ronald Ghammashi
Sean Aaron Ghammashi
Megan Elizabeth Greear
Haley Elizabeth Isbell
Kaylee Jones
Jordan Hunter Kern
Brianna Caitlin Mullins
Kristen Nicole Stallard
Brittany Paige Stapleton
Laura Elizabeth Viers
Haley Elizabeth Wright
Paulina Grace Wright

Collinsville
Rebecca Maria Farley

Copper Hill
Devin Sean Patrick

Covington
Shannon Emmalee Bennett

Culpeper
Bryce Lynn Harty

Danville
Nicholas Reeves Setliff
Faith Tunstall

Dayton
Rachel Joy Hanlon

Deerfield
Kaitlyn Dean Wegner

Dry Fork
Katie Elizabeth Pritchett

Duffield
Destiny Hope Gibson
Jesse D’Shawn Harris
LuCindy Jewel Lawson
Jonathan Alex McNew
Luke A. Rhoton
Christopher Dustin Smith

Dumfries
Jesse Michelle French
Zachary Charles Watson

Dungannon
Jordan Scott Nickels
Robert Lynn Powers

Elliston
Jessica Dawn Apgar

Ewing
Ryan Scott Frederick
Rachel Elise McGlone

Fairfax
Mary Akinosi

Floyd
Evan Paxton Davis

Fort Blackmore
Emily Grace Gibson
Alexis Carrie Hillman

Fredericksburg
Conor Nash Jessee

Front Royal
Scott Timothy Foor

Gate City
Evan Mackenzie Baker
Olivia Brooke Baker
Christopher Matthew Fritze
Lydia Mae Lane
Audrey Beth Lucas
Shannon Marie Potts
Sara Dawn Shores
Lauren Sue Williams

Glade Spring
Drew Elgen Williams

Glen Allen
Erik Montgomery Howard
Zoe Nicole Millard
Benjamin Allen Munson

Great Falls
Natalie Ann Gilbert

Gretna
Kameo Hannah Wilder

Grundy
Brittany Leeann Blankenship
Mary Rachael McGeorge

Harrisonburg
Madelyn Leigh Lawrence

Haymarket
Jessica Lynn Whaley

Haysi
Daniel Gregory Cantrell
Kasey Sue Rife
Michelle Alexis Sutherland
Jalen Connor Sykes
Telena Marie Turner

Hillsville
Ambar Idanys Beltran-Gonzalez
William Dale Farmer
Morgen Lee Newell

Hiltons
Emily Kaitlin Daily

Honaker
Hunter Logan Hess
Caleb Aaron Street

Hurley
McKenzie Karen Rae Blankenship

Independence
Aaron William Smith

Jonesville
Melissa Heather Belcher
Andrew Cody Gilliam
James Cody Haley
Austin James Jerrell
Megan Nicole Roop

Keokee
Alyson Mackenzie Robbins

Keysville
JerWanda TaQuise Bagley

Lebanon
Jaclyn Grace Barton
Madison Lee Compton
Levi Michael Horton
Landon Christopher Musick
Madeline Emily Alexis Parks
John William Stamper
Ernest Wade Woodlief

Louisa
Olivia Rebecca Fletcher

Luray
Ethan Adam Hornstra

Lynchburg
Bailey Elisabeth Elkins
Brett Ryan Yates

Manassas
Jacob William DeBriae

Marion
Roseanna Marie Crowell
Samuel Edison Hayton
Ashley Mae Woolridge

Martinsville
Emily Anna Oakley
Courtney MeShea Younger

Maxie
Bailey Rhianna Anderson
Dustin Cain Stiltner

Meadowview
Krystal Marie Miller

Mechanicsville
Mercedes Sierra Delvalle
Jessica Antelle Lowe

Mendota
Maggie Carolin Nicole Thayer

Mouth of Wilson
Joshua Richard Rasimowicz

New Castle
Grace Anne Craddock

Newport News
Skyler Steven Kuehnel

Nickelsville
Lenora Wynn Dingus
Alyssa Janell Ferguson
Jared Thomas Finch
Kaitlyn Nicole Hubbard
Cindy Renee’ White

North Chesterfield
Taylor Elizabeth Farrar
Raychel Lynn Lapallo

Norton
Tiffany Nichole Absher
James Winston Adams
Dylan Blake Dockery
Mikala Ann Dykstra
Austin Blake Johnson
Adam Thomas Jones
Caitlin MacKenzie Mullins
Heaven Lee Parridgen
Jacob D. Peters
Darian Elizabeth Phillips
Sydney Grace Wells
Thomas Oscar Wheatley

Patrick Springs
Joshua Aaron Peal
Tiara Lynea Reynolds

Penhook
Madison Lee David

Pennington Gap
Aaron Russell Fee
Rachel Glenice Fee
Wesley Alan Jones
Dustyn Taylor Livesay
Kelly Elizabeth Long
Robert Maxwell Shuler

Port Republic
Devin Keyarra Gwynn

Portsmouth
Stelliani Dimitrios Matheos

Pound
Leslie Danielle Bentley
Amber Lynne Boggs
Kaeleigh Lyn Bolling
Alex Ryan Cantrell
Olivia Grace Fast
Savannah Brooke Foster
Reagan Shae Hamilton
Jordan Lee Hollyfield
Seth Allen Marsingill
Hannah Grace Mullins
Hannah Brooke Nash
Nancy Louise Pilkenton
Jeromy Dale Sartin
Addie Morgan Shortt
Sarah Elizabeth Short
Allison Renee Stallard
Haley Elizabeth Stanley
Lauren Elizabeth Sturgill

Pounding Mill
Bethany Hope Smith

Purcellville
Paige Amanda Blackford

Raven
Ashleigh Renae Keen
Jordan Scott Lester

Richlands
Landon Gregory Mance
Christopher Brian Stacy

Richmond
K’Jon Lashaad Coley
Shimon Christophe Hunt

Riner
Montana Tori Hill

Roanoke
Alexis Kimberely Bryant
Timothy Lee Meador
Travis John Welty

Rocky Mount
Mackenzie Rose Mason

Rose Hill
Addison Noelle Rouse

Rosedale
Marshall Seth McGlothlin

Round Hill
Cayla Reese Dempsey
Matthew Phillip Wright

Saltville
Hannah Barker
Kristopher Wade Kestner
Kelsey Michelle Lee

Springfield
Matthew Stephen Vaughn

St. Paul
Kobe Allen Lawson
Korey Ann Purtee

Stafford
Jacob Dean Carpenter
Lauren Elizabeth Donahue
Lindsey Rose Pryor

Standardsville
Michael Bunyan Doherty

Staunton
Meaghan Kathleen Davis

Sugar Grove
Lauren Alexandra Rentz

Swords Creek
Breann Magalina Cae Strouth

Toano
Bridget Lucia Henzel

Vansant
Caleb Lawrence Ashby
Sarah Grace Boyd
Dylan James Shortt

Vienna
Site Gao
Julia Elizabeth Hoy
Jacqueline Marie Yahner

Virginia Beach
Samuel Mark Eger
Ava Nicole Hockey

Weber City
Williams Wesley Bausell
Casey Lynn Wood

White Post
Sydney Emma Bernice Rouss

Wise
Sammatha Lachelle Adkins
Nathaniel Kyle Aguirre
Thomas Cole Asher
Amber Reanne Baird
Decima Lauren Baker
Angela O’Rion Caldwell
Andrea Ellen Church
Kaitlin Elizabeth-Carol Clawson
Hannah Faith Colley
Zoe Grace Crihfield
Adara Faith Darnell
Charles Edwin Davis
Cole Thomas Dickenson
Kara Elizabeth Dotten
Lorraine Elizabeth Dresch
Valerie Grace Edwards
Dustin Allen Fields
Kristen Blake Freeman
Lauren Ashley Gardner
Jarrod Logan Lee Gardner
Alexandra Caroline Gilliam
Alexander Patton Hall
Sarah Louella Hall
Emily Diana Puckett Huntington
Elizabeth Louise Kegley
Mollie Lynn Lane
Ashton James-Lee Laney
Jared Michael Lentchner
Hubertine Salaken Moyo
Taylor Brooke Mullins
Sophie Elise Mullins
Peter Anthony Nauss
Madison Brooke Niece
Carly Amber Owens
Markie Cheyenne Owens
Caitlyn McKenzie Powers
Chad Wayne Saucier
Alyssa Lauren Shell
Mallory Paige Shell
Devin Morrell Stacy
Emily Carol Steffey
Megan Ashley Steffey
Dakota Cage Taylor
Lauren Mackenzie Whitaker
Allison Haley Whited
Roman Gabriel Williams
Peter Jauquet Wyckoff

Wytheville
Clayton Lee Snow
Sean Kyle Valerga

Yorktown

Katie Marie Brownschidle

KENTUCKY

Pikeville
Canaan Michael Godsey

Thornton
Alyssa Quinn Damron

Virgie
Allison McKenzie Salyer

Whitesburg
Richard Kirk Banks
Morgan Danielle Blair
Zane Anthony Blair
Robert Anthony Brown

Wooten
Josi Clarinda Stidham

TENNESSEE

Clarksville
Judy K. Cummings

Gray
Kellie Danielle Waycaster

Knoxville
Kayla Grace Carey

Speedwell
Dakotah Cheyenne Turner

NORTH CAROLINA

Garner
Tehya Nicole Lee

Greenville
Bianca Maya Lockamy

OHIO

Bidwell
Leia Rose Moore

Cincinnati
Ricardo Hill

Marietta
Alle Dawn Moore

ALASKA

Fairbanks
Valarie Antoinette Martucci

CALIFORNIA

Trabuco Canyon
Charlotte Jane Inman Hess

ILLINOIS

Long Grove
Stephanie Nichole Sintetas

PENNSYLVANIA

Lehighton
Autumn Grace Bickert

VERMONT

Middlebury
Riley Elizabeth Fenster

RUSSIA

Kriovograd
Daria Tyshchenko

 

 

 

 

 

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Cavalier Women Visit Fairmont State to Open 2018

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:53am


About UVa-Wise UVa-Wise last won on Dec. 6, when the team knocked off West Virginia Weselyan 54-47 in the Prior Center. Since then, Elise Clyburn's squad has dropped a trio of regular season contests and an exhibition affair at Radford University. Sophomore forward Cynita Webb continues to be a force inside for the Cavaliers as the 5-foot-11 Virginia Beach, Va. product is averaging 10.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Turnovers have been an issue for UVa-Wise as the Cavs are averaging 22.6 turnovers per contest; on the season, UVa-Wise has turned it over 249 times compared to just 184 turnovers by their opponents. Still looking for its first road win of the year, Clyburn's team is being outscored by 16 points a game on the road. The turnover problem has been even more problematic away from Wise as the club is averaging 23.8 turnovers per game. Defense has also been an issue away from home as teams are shooting 41.8 percent from the field against UVa-Wise, including a 38.3 percent showing from beyond the arc. A positive for the Cavs is the amount of home games the team has remaining on the schedule. After Thursday's game, UVa-Wise will play five of its next seven games at the Prior Center and nine of its last 15.
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Cavalier Men Look to Remain Undefeated in League Road Games

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:26am


Ending the year undefeated in conference road matchups, the Cavalier men will attempt to go 5-0 in league road games as they take on Fairmont State. The Cavs wrapped up 2017 with a 79-73 non-conference win against Milligan College. UVa-Wise struggled from the floor, shooting just 27-for-70 (38.6 percent) from the field and 8-for-27 (29.6 percent) from three-point range.
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Webb and Seals Named Cavaliers of the Month

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:07am


WISE - - Women's basketball forward Cynita Webb and men's basketball point guard Michal Seals have been named Cavaliers of the Month for their play in the month of December. Webb, a 5-foot-11 sophomore from Virginia Beach, Va. averaged a team high 11.4 points per game while also leading the team at 8.6 rebounds per contest during the month. Seals, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, posted a double-double in three of the Cavs four December games, edging a triple-double against Milligan College as he put up 17 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.
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Men’s Basketball vs Milligan College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:30pm

Men’s Basketball vs Milligan College Wise, Va.
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Cavs Defeat Milligan College, 79-73

UVa-Wise Sports - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 4:50pm


WISE - - The Cavalier men downed the Buffaloes of Milligan College on Saturday night, 79-73, to close out 2017. Redshirt senior Taiwo Badmus and sophomore Michal Seals both earned double-doubles with Badmus collecting 19 points and 10 rebounds while Seals had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
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Women’s Basketball at Radford University (Exhibition)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 2:00pm

Women’s Basketball at Radford University (Exhibition) Radford, Va.
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UVa-Wise Hosts Milligan College on Saturday

UVa-Wise Sports - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 3:33pm


Falling in back-to-back home conference games, the Cavalier men bounced back in their conference road matchup against Glenville State three weeks ago, defeating the Pioneers 82-65. The Cavaliers improved to 4-2 in Mountain East Conference play with the win and 5-6 overall.
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Grand Home Furnishings Holiday Classic Tournament

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am

The bracket for the 2017 Grand Home Furnishings Boy’s Basketball Holiday Classic Presented by The Wolf, 92.1 FM WDIC Radio was released Tuesday. The event will kick off Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. inside the David J. Prior Convocation Center on the campus of UVa-Wise when the Hurley Rebels square off with the Lebanon Pioneers. The game will be the first of four on opening night as the Chilhowie Warriors will face the Rye Cove Eagles, the Northwood Panthers will square off with the Ridgeview Wolfpack and the John I. Burton Raiders will take on the Grundy Golden Wave.

Quarterfinal action begins on Thursday, Dec. 28 as the Honaker Tigers faces the winner of the Northwood – Ridgeview contest at 4 p.m. before the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes play the winner of the Norton – Grundy game. The night session will feature the defending champion Union Bears playing the winner of the Hurley – Lebanon game before action wraps up with the Central Warriors taking on the winner of the Chilhowie – Rye Cove contest.

Consolation bracket and semifinal action will commence on Friday, Dec. 29 beginning at 4 p.m. The action will get going at 11 a.m. with consolidation games Saturday, a 3-point shootout will also be held Saturday afternoon. The championship game is slated to tip at 5 p.m., the action will conclude at 7:30 p.m. when the UVa-Wise men’s basketball team faces Milligan College.

A tournament pass can be purchased for $35 which will give the ticket holder access to all 18 tournament games. Single day tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students K – 12.
Children under the age of five will be admitted free of charge.

For more information about the second annual Grand Home Furnishings Boy’s Basketball Holiday Classic, contact the David J. Prior Center Box Office at (276) 376-3431.

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