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  • Saturday, Feb 6
    Cumberland University at 2
    Point 3
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    Cumberland University at 10
    Point 2
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    Pikeville at 7
    St. Andrews 8
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    University of South Carolina - Beaufort at (7) 7
    Truett-McConnell 4
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    University of South Carolina - Beaufort at 7
    Truett-McConnell 2
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    Montreat at 6
    Paine College 11
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    Montreat at 3
    Paine College 4
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    Davenport University at 6
    Union 7
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 1
    Auburn-Montgomery 2
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 4
    Auburn-Montgomery 1
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    Georgetown College at 4
    Milligan 3
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    Rio Grande at 3
    Bryan 4
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    Calumet College of St. Joseph at 5
    Reinhardt 6
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    Calumet College of St. Joseph at 2
    Reinhardt 8
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    Georgetown College at 5
    Milligan 8
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    Pikeville at (6) 1
    St. Andrews 4
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    Rio Grande at 1
    Bryan 2
  • Yesterday
    Pikeville at Ppd.
    St. Andrews  
  • Yesterday
    Davenport University at 8
    Union 2
  • Yesterday
    Pikeville at Ppd.
    St. Andrews  
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    Bryan at 87
    St. Andrews 60
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    Point at 88
    Hiwassee College 76
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    Reinhardt at 104
    Montreat 98
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    Truett-McConnell at 4:00pm
    Bluefield EST
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    Milligan at 85
    Union 101
  • Today
    Point at 7:00pm
    Union EST
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    Truett-McConnell at 7:00pm
    Bryan EST
  • Today
    Tennessee Wesleyan at 7:30pm
    Milligan EST
  • Today
    Middle Georgia State College at 7:30pm
    Reinhardt EST
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    Truett-McConnell at Ppd.
    Bryan  
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 10:00am
    Sewanee University EST
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    Point at 3
    Dalton State College 6
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    Montreat at 0
    Lee University 9
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    Point at 0
    The Citadel 7
  • Yesterday
    Union at 1:00pm
    Lincoln Memorial EST
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    Bryan at 99
    St. Andrews 61
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 77
    Columbia 60
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    Reinhardt at 74
    Montreat 60
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    Point at 67
    Agnes Scott 43
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    Truett-McConnell at 2:00pm
    Bluefield EST
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    Milligan at 95
    Union 88
  • Today
    Point at 5:00pm
    Union EST
  • Today
    Tennessee Wesleyan at 5:30pm
    Milligan EST
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at 5:30pm
    Bryan EST
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    St. Andrews at (6) 0
    Coker 8
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    Columbia at 2
    Spartanburg Methodist 8
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    Montreat at (5) 0
    University of South Carolina - Beaufort 14
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    Montreat at (6) 6
    University of South Carolina - Beaufort 14
  • Saturday, Feb 6
    Emmanuel College at 2
    Point 4
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    Emmanuel College at 11
    Point 2
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    Milligan at 5
    Mars Hill 3
    Game Played at Anglin Softball Field in Milligan College, Tenn.
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    Milligan at 1
    Mars Hill 6
    Game Played at Anglin Softball Field in Milligan College, Tenn.
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    St. Andrews at (5) 2
    Coker 14
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    Columbia at 5
    Spartanburg Methodist 13
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    Limestone at Ppd.
    St. Andrews  
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    Limestone at Ppd.
    St. Andrews  
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    SCAD Atlanta at 9
    Columbia 0
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    Montreat at 0
    Lee University 9
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 2:00pm
    Sewanee University EST
  • Yesterday
    Union at 1:00pm
    Lincoln Memorial EST
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    SCAD Savannah at (OT) 8
    St. Andrews 9
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    Montreat at 6
    Tennessee-Chattanooga 15
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    Point at 18
    Oglethorpe University 15
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    Huntingdon College at 11
    Tennessee Wesleyan 8
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    Columbia at 1:00pm
    Oglethorpe University EST
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AAC - Fri, Jun. 25, 2010

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Union Director of Athletics Darin S. Wilson received the 2009-10 Under Armour AD of the Year for the Southeast Region in the NAIA Thursday at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual convention.

"I am humbled to be receiving this award," said Wilson. "To be recognized by NACDA and your peers in this manner is amazing."

Wilson is one of 29 who were honored by NACDA. There are four geographic regions - northeast, southeast, central and west; while the membership is separated into seven categories - Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A); Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA); Division I (formerly Division I-AAA); Division II; Division III; NAIA; and Junior/Community Colleges, along with one International winner. One winner was selected in each of the seven categories, for a total of 29 honorees.

"On behalf of the Union College family, I want to extend special congratulations and thanks to our Athletics Director, Darin Wilson, upon notice that he has been named the 2009-10 NAIA Southeast Region Under Armour AD of the Year," said Union President Edward de Rosset. "Darin Wilson is imminently deserving of this honor. Virtually every aspect of Union College's athletics programs has thrived during his tenure as AD, and he has been a leader in the application of the tenets of the NAIA Champions of Character program."

In his seventh year serving as the Union director of athletics, Wilson has overseen the renovation of several athletics facilities including the addition of press boxes to the football and softball facilities, the installation of synthetic sports turf at Burch/Nau Field and the remodeling of the student-athlete training facilities.

"Darin has had a great influence in overseeing the extensive upgrading of virtually all athletic facilities on the campus making them comparable to the best among small college facilities," commented de Rosset. "These improvements have had a remarkable influence on the aesthetic appearance of the campus, the performance of teams and individual athletes, safety of our athletes and have added to the enjoyment of college life for intramurals and casual athletic activities as well as use of facilities by the local community."

Since his arrival, Wilson has been instrumental in reinvigorating the Bulldogs athletics program. He reinstated cross country, track and field, swimming, bowling and men's and women's tennis. The Bulldogs in return have won 37 Appalachian Athletics Conference titles, six NAIA Regional titles, and have participated in 39 national championship tournaments and events. Union further excelled off the field with 43 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and four CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team members. Union also won its first-ever AAC Duard Walker All-Sports Trophy during the 2009-10 season as it captured a total of 13 conference titles this past year.

"This honor is byproduct of all the hard work of the coaching staff, the athletic training staff, the sports information staff and our administrative assistant Lana Faulkner," Wilson said. "This award would not be possible if it were not for them. Everyone has worked together to help make Union College athletics the best it can be.

"I would also like to thank the administration and president de Rosset for their support of me and of Union College athletics," he added. "The school as a whole has been very supportive of athletics, and all of the teams' successes are a result of that."

A two-time AAC Athletic Director of the Year, Wilson has shown his dedication to Union athletics since he graduated from the institution in 1996. After graduation, Wilson joined the Union baseball staff, eventually working his way up to head coach, where he served for five seasons. During that time, the Mid-South Conference honored him as the 2001 Coach of the Year.

To view all of the AD of the Year honorees, click here.