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Rams Fall To #9 Point Loma At National Championship

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's tennis team fell 1-8 to 9th-ranked Point Loma Nazarene University Tuesday on day one of the 2012 NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship. Mobile ends the season with a 7-6 overall record. This was Mobile's 5th-straight trip to the tournament. Point Loma advances to face Xavier University Wednesday at 1 pm. Point Loma's No. 1 doubles duo of Tyler Bowman and Gregory de Andrade picked up an 8-2 win, and then each team picked up a comeback victory in the final two matches. Point Loma rallied from down 5-6 to take the 3rd doubles slot 8-6 and Mobile's No. 2 duo of Lucas Tristao and Guilherme Arcaro rallied from down 7-6 to win 9-8 (5).

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Posted in: Men's Tennis

Michael Azira Signs Pro Contract

MOBILE, Ala-- Former University of Mobile men's soccer player Michael Azira has inked a pro contract with the Charleston Battery of the USL Pro. "In thirty years of coaching, Michael Azira is undoubtedly one of the top 10 players I have ever had the opportunity to coach in the college ranks," UMobile Head Coach Roy Patton said. "If he stays healthy and spends some time at the next level, I fully expect to see him on TV and in the MLS." The USL Pro is comprised of eleven teams and the season is already underway and runs through August.

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Posted in: Men's Soccer

Matchups Released For 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship

GULF SHORES, Ala-- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the pool play schedule for the 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship, held May 17-23 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The University of Mobile is in Pool B with Cal State San Marcos, Southern Nazarene and Texas Wesleyan. There are eight pools of four teams apiece, who will play three games from May 17-19. The winner of each pool will advance to a double-elimination bracket May 21-23. The Lady Rams will play Southern Nazarene May 17 at 9:30 am, Cal State San Marcos May 18 at 10 am and Texas Wesleyan May 19 at 12:30 pm.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

UMobile Volleyball All Skills Camp

The University of Mobile Volleyball Coaches will be hosting their annual All Skills Camp June 25th-28th at the UM Pharr Gymnasium.  Please click on the "Volleyball Camp" link on the right side of the Volleyball homepage for more information and to register for camp.  You can contact Jon or Amber with any questions at 251-442-2369 or acampbell@umobile.edu.

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Qualifiers For 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship Released

GULF SHORES, Ala-- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics officially released the field of 32 for the 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship, set for May 17-23 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The University of Mobile receives the host berth to the tournament thanks to co-hosting the event with the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. Twenty-three teams earned bids by winning conference tournaments and there are eight at-large selections. The University of Mobile (30-17) is making its 17th trip to the National Championship, which is second-most in the field, behind Oklahoma City at 26.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

Pairings Released For 2012 NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship

MOBILE, Ala-- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics released the pairings for the 2012 NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship Tuesday. The University of Mobile's first round opponent will be No. 10 seed Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.). The Rams are the 23rd seed in the tournament. Opening round matches will take place May 15 at 1 pm. The tournament is being held at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center. All men's matches during the tourney will be at 1 pm, and the Championship will be May 19 at 2 pm.

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Posted in: Men's Tennis

Rams Qualify For Men's Tennis National Championship

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's tennis team is makings its fifth-straight trip to the NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Monday. The Rams earned the host berth. Twenty-four teams will converge on the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center May 15-19. Bracket and pairings will be announced Tuesday. Twelve teams qualified by winning their conference tournaments, there were 10 at-large selections and Fresno Pacific qualified by winning the GSAC regular-season title.

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Posted in: Men's Tennis

Rams Ink Local Runner

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's cross country program announced the signing of Cottage Hill Christian Academy's Colby Verdin Tuesday. Verdin participated in cross country and track and field at CHCA since the 8th grade. As a junior, he earned All-State honors and was recognized by the Mobile Press-Register as one of the Super Seven for the region.

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