New at the Abbey…
(Photos courtesy of the Dining Hall)
Agora’s Poetry, Song, and Story Night
(Photos courtesy of Agora)
We were excited to welcome about a hundred local high school students to the Abbey! Our guests received a welcome from our coaches, Benedict the Crusader, our top faculty, and an alumni panel. They were also treated to some fun giveaways and a tour of our beautiful campus! We look forward to Go Gaston month next October! #AbbeyLifeIsGood
The Belmont Abbey Debate Team traveled to Berea, Kentucky this weekend to compete at Berea College. This tournament hosted a shortened version of several events, including both performance-based individual events and parliamentary debate. We concluded the weekend with two debate semifinalists and a second place speaker in varsity! Our major competition occurred in IPDA debate; five Belmont Abbey students competed in four preliminary rounds.
In novice, Anastasjiah McGriff went 2-2, missing elimination rounds by one ballot. Maximilian Marck won all four preliminary ballots, advancing to quarterfinals. Max won the quarterfinal round against Morehouse College on a 3-0 decision before dropping in semifinals to Berea College on a 1-2 decision.
In open debate, Mary Rose went 1-3 and Adrianna Hodges went 3-1. Due to a round with slightly lower than average speaking points, Addie missed qualification to quarterfinals; she tied for ninth place overall. Eric Swartz also won three of his preliminary ballots, advancing to elimination rounds as the second place varsity speaker. He won quarterfinals against the University of Kentucky on a 2-1 decision before dropping to a debater from Transylvania University. The cumulative record placed Belmont in the top five of 15 schools at the Berea Tournament!
Belmont Abbey Placed Eight Nationally
Abbey Awakening Retreat Sign-ups
Experience the first-ever Abbey Awakening retreat! January 13-15. 2018.
Current students, if you haven’t signed up already, make sure to at: http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/awakening/
New in Athletics…
BELMONT, N.C. — Mackenzie Chrapliwy and Lexi Henriott topped double figures in kills and Cassidy Bonito notched her third straight double-double, leading Belmont Abbey to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Winston-Salem State Wednesday night in women’s volleyball action. Click here for the full story
BELMONT, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey men’s soccer team defeated the Emmanuel Lions 2-1 in their final home regular-season match, securing themselves a home game in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. With the victory the Crusaders improve to 9-4-1 with a 6-2-1 conference record, guaranteeing one of the top four seeds in the upcoming tournament. Click here for the full story
BELMONT, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey women’s soccer team clinched home field advantage in the first round of the Conference Carolinas tournament with a 2-1 victory over Emmanuel (Ga.) this afternoon. With the victory, The Abbey moved to 10-5-1 in 2017, with a 6-3-1 conference record. The Lions dipped to 7-7-1 overall, and 3-6-1 in conference play. Click here for the full story