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UMobile Volleyball Named NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo-- The University of Mobile volleyball team was named a 2009-10 NAIA Scholar Team, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Tuesday. For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average must include all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.

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Pair Of NCAA I Transfers To Play For Rams

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball added four more players to its 2011 roster Friday, including a pair of NCAA I transfers. Michael Raia comes to Mobile from South Alabama, Sam Mahoney is transferring from Ohio University, Hunter Brown comes to Mobile through Jefferson Davis CC and Erskine College, and Cory Fountain is coming back to Mobile after spending a year at Shelton State. Raia prepped at Farihope and spent the last three years as a reliever for the Jags. He struck out 37 batters in 49 innings in his career at USA, including 7 in 6 innings last year. He posted a 3.71 ERA in 2008 and logged a career high 26 innings in 2009.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Mobile Baseball Adds Four Prep Stars

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball program added four prep stars to its roster for the 2011 season. The Rams added St. Paul's Blake Matthews, Thomasville's Brent Green, Baker's Jacob Knowles and Leroy's Will Blount. Matthews is a tall right-hander, that the Mobile coaches are excited about working with. "He has great upside, nothing he throws is straight," Mobile Head Coach Mike Jacobs said.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Rams Add Three Transfers For 2011 Season

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball program announced the addition of three more transfers for the 2011 season. Josh Blaylock comes to Mobile via Bishop State and Satsuma High School, while Drew Esslinger and John Irwin will head to Mobile from East Mississippi Community College. Blaylock is a versatile junior who has seen time in the outfield, infield and on the mound. At the plate in 2010, Blaylock hit .335 with 46 runs scored and 12 extra-base hits in a team-high 167 at-bats.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

UM Baseball Adds Five JUCO Products

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball team announced the addition of five JUCO players for the 2011 season. Jefferson Davis C.C. products Ryne Phillips and Michael King will head to Mobile along with Lurleen B. Wallace C.C. products Jeremy Williams, Ryan Waltman and Blake Hanson. Phillips prepped at Smith Station and will compete for playing time in the Mobile outfield right away. Last season, Phillips hit .375 with 12 doubles, 6 homers and 37 RBI. He slugged .583 and reached base at a clip of .442.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Beth Pilgrim Joins UM Softball Staff

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile announced the addition of Beth Pilgrim as Assistant Softball Coach. The Cantonment, Fla., native comes to Mobile after playing four years for the University of South Alabama softball team.  At Mobile, she will largely be responsible for working with pitchers and catchers, along with other day-to-day duties. Day-to-day duties include recruiting, practice planning, planning tournaments and many other responsibilities.

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Posted in: Women's Softball

Women's Soccer Adds Two More

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile women's soccer program announced the addition of Dominique Jones and Brittany Boston for the 2010 season. Jones's primary position is goalkeeper, but she has played in the field, and the team will decide where to play her when she gets to Mobile. Boston is a midfielder whose "strength is her natural athletic ability," according to Mobile Head Coach Brian Person.

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Posted in: Women's Soccer

Lady Rams Add Another Runner

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile women's cross country program announced the addition of Allie Wheeler. "I am thrilled to announce the signing of Allie Wheeler, a remarkable runner with the competitive edge that we are looking for in our program,"  Coach Holly Person said. Allie is the Daughter of Paula Wheeler. The Nashville, Tenn., native currently lives in Zachary, LA.

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Softball Championships To Be Held In Gulf Shores

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that the 2011 and 2012 NAIA Softball National Championships will be hosted by the Alabama Gulf Coast Sports Commission (AGCSC), in conjunction with the University of Mobile (Ala.). The events will be played at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in Gulf Shores, Ala. The 2011 national championship will take place May 19-25 and the 2012 event will be contested May 17-23.

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Posted in: Women's Softball