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Women's Hoops Headed to Tournament

The Belmont Abbey women’s basketball team earned one of the five at-large berths to the NCAA Southeast Regional, earning a sixth seed and will face the third-seeded Wingate University Bulldogs March 14 in Hickory, North Carolina. Click here for the rest of the article.

Monday, March 10, 2014|Categories: News, TopNews||

Jason Williams Named Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Coach of the Year

First year Belmont Abbey Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jason Williams has been selected as the 2013-14 Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year.

Williams becomes the program’s first conference Coach of the Year since the 1991 season and is the first since the College rose to the NCAA Divsion II level in 1995.

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

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.

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||

Crusaders Sweep on Senior Night

BELMONT — College basketball’s “Senior Night” can be an emotional event for its participants. For Belmont Abbey on Wednesday night at the Wheeler Center, it’ll be a feel-good memory that will last a long, long time for both it men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014|Categories: News, TopNews||

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||

Belmont Abbey College Retires Castellanos No. 4

BELMONT – Alex Castellanos is no stranger to history.

After all, he became the first Belmont Abbey College baseball player to be drafted in 36 years by a major league team in 2008 and became the school’s first major leaguer in 79 seasons in 2012.

But Castellanos was given the highest honor a school can give to an athlete when his No. 4 Crusaders’ jersey was retired.

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Monday, February 3, 2014|Categories: News, TopNews||

Join the Abbey Players for Pentecost Opening Feb. 13

Written by David Edgar
Purchase tickets here: Feb 13 | Feb 14 | Feb 15 | Feb 20 | Feb 21 | Feb 22

A fresco similar to The Lamentation by Giotto that will revolutionize Western Art if proved to pre date the master’s work is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax. This powerful play by the Tony Award winning adaptor of Nicholas Nickleby and author of numerous plays won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of 1995.

“One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits… Funny, frightening and deeply moving.” – Daily Telegraph

“Cuts to the heart in a smashing ideological epic.” – The New York Times

“Never boring.” – The New York Times

“This is the meatiest new drama I have seen since Stoppard’sArcadia, which is, come to think of it, the only new play I have seen in the past decade whose rigor and historical depth meaningfully compare with Pentecost‘s.” – Jonathan Kalb, The Village Voice


Friday, January 31, 2014|Categories: News||

As Lacrosse Grows Down South, Belmont Abbey Progresses Under Chris Barrett

Belmont Abbey head coach Chris Barrett is one of the better kept secrets in expanding world of lacrosse down south.

After 11 consecutive seasons at Limestone College, first as a player and later as an assistant, Barrett took the helm in Belmont, North Carolina, as the head coach of the Crusaders in August of 2011.

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Monday, January 27, 2014|Categories: News||

The Independent College Fund of North Carolina Distributes $67,600 in Wells Fargo Scholarships to North Carolina Private Colleges

Raleigh, NC –January 24, 2014– The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) has distributed $67,600 in Wells Fargo Scholarships at private colleges and universities in the state.   These scholarships are awarded by the institution on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.

Wells Fargo distributed scholarships to students from the following institutions: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Brevard College, Campbell University, Catawba College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Louisburg College, Mars Hill University, Meredith College, Methodist University, Montreat College,  Mount Olive College, N.C. Wesleyan College, Pfeiffer University, Queens University of Charlotte, St. Andrews University , Salem College, Warren Wilson College, William Peace University, and Wingate University.

“Wells Fargo is pleased to partner with the Independent College Fund of North Carolina to provide the scholarships,” said Leslie Hayes, regional president for Wells Fargo in Triad West. “This helps demonstrate our ongoing and deep commitment to North Carolina. We have been proud supporters of ICFNC for more than 55 years and we are honored to continue our partnership.  At Wells Fargo, we share the belief that supporting education is one of the most important investments we can make in our countries future. We know the returns on an investment in a great education far exceed those from the best mutual funds.”

Dr. A. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, expressed appreciation to Wells Fargo on behalf of the Independent College Fund of North Carolina and the students attending the state’s 36 private colleges and universities in North Carolina. “The Wells Fargo scholarship makes a positive difference in the lives of students and their families and their ability to make the American dream of a college education come true.  We thank Wells Fargo for making this important investment in our students and in the state’s future.” said Dr. Williams.
The Wells Fargo Scholarship has afforded students the opportunity to receive a college education when they otherwise would not have had that chance.  “This scholarship has given me the opportunity to continue to pursue my education and career.  I am a hard working person and I put my education and career first.  I like helping people and making a difference in their lives.  After I graduate from college and become a business manager, I hope to contribute to someone else’s college education,” said Channeh Nije, Mount Olive College Wells Fargo Recipient.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (, and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.  Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at

About North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

NCICU is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that represents North Carolina’s 36 private colleges and universities.  The mission of NCICU is to support, represent, and advocate for North Carolina independent higher education. NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. They also provide research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conduct staff development opportunities and coordinate collaborative programs.  For more information about NCICU, visit

Monday, January 27, 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.


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.


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||