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Turnaround year: 4 seniors, new coach help lead Abbey women’s basketball to top of league

BELMONT – When Melisa Foures, Candace Fox, Jaterra Hurst and Kelsey Long came in as part of Susan Yow’s fourth recruiting class in 2010 for the Belmont Abbey College women’s basketball program, expectations were high that they would eventually help the Lady Crusaders compete for a league title. Turnaround year: 4 seniors, new coach help lead Abbey womens basketball to top of league

The Abbey had won 19, 19 and 18 games, respectively, in Yow’s first three seasons and finished no lower than fourth in Conference Carolinas.

When Foures, Fox, Hurst and Long suffered through losing seasons in each of their first three years with the Lady Crusaders, there was little reason to expect much different this season.

Especially when Yow left for a job at former rival Queens over the summer and a new coach was hired with only one year of women’s basketball coaching experience.

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Published in the Gaston Gazette

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 09:16 AM.
Thursday, February 27, 2014|Categories: News||

Media attention for Dr. Thierfelder’s book

A swell of media attention has accompanied Dr. Thierfelder’s new book, “Less Than A Minute to Go.” Audio and video clips of several recent interviews are available here on the Belmont Abbey College website.

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Released at the end of 2013, this new book explores the secrets behind performing at the top level in all aspects of live, regardless of your profession. Herein, Dr. Thierfelder explains how: students can learn tips on excelling in and out of the classroom; athletes can learn the value of virtue both in and out of the game; business leaders can learn how to manage the best business and the best staff.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014|Categories: News||

Athletics Hall of Fame

The Dr. Michael P. Reidy/Belmont Abbey Athletics Hall of Fame inducted two new members during homecoming weekend October 4-5. Enshrined in this year’s class were Hank Steincke, ’63 and Clint Bryant, ’77. The Hall of Fame inductions took place Saturday, October 5 in the Student Commons beginning with a reception followed by dinner and inductions.

Steincke Athletics Hall of Fame

Hank Steincke, ’63

Steincke, a native of New York, was a member of the basketball, baseball and soccer teams during his career. Steincke was a four year member of the basketball team, spent two years on the diamond and played one year of soccer. He led the baseball team in home runs in 1962 and was the starting goalkeeper on the inaugural soccer team. He was the recipient of the Marty Thomas Award as the most outstanding athlete as a senior.

The 1999 Belmont Abbey Alumnus of the Year, Steincke has sponsored Belmont Abbey’s involvement in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the past 30 years. He was instrumental in bringing the production of “Coach” to Belmont in 2010, the one man play about his former coach Al McGuire that was written by legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg.

Bryant Athletics Hall of Fame

Clint Bryant, ’77

Bryant came to Belmont Abbey from suburban Washington, D.C. in 1973 and played basketball for four years. He was among the Crusaders leaders in rebounds all four years and was called one of the team’s top scholars. He was the recipient of the Marty Thomas Award and graduated with a degree in Business Management. He later obtained a master’s degree from Clemson. After a standout coaching career, Bryant is now the Director of Athletics at Georgia Regents University, (formerly Augusta State University) a position he has held for the past 26 years.

Earlier in the afternoon the new tennis court complex located here on the Abbey campus was dedicated.  The dedication, which was attended by many and presented by former Abbey tennis player and friend Will Esser, officially named the new tennis center the Dr. Michael P. Reidy Tennis Center.  Coach Reidy also received a life-time achievement award at the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner.



Monday, November 11, 2013|Categories: News, TopNews||