Go, Bulldogs!

Student-Athletes Excel on the Court and in the Classroom

Katie Davis ’16 prepares to serve.Davis Sets Up National Team

UNC Asheville sophomore volleyball player Katie Davis was selected to participate in this summer’s USA Volleyball Women’s Junior A1 National Team. The team attended a 10-day training camp and competed in Europe from July 9–20. Team USA capped its experience with the 9th Annual European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia.

The Global Challenge Team consisted of 12 athletes competing against other top junior national teams from Europe. The program is the premier international travel program for
junior-age athletes in the United States.

Davis enjoyed an excellent freshman season for the Bulldogs in 2013. She was Asheville’s starting setter and
led Asheville in assists with a 9.07 per set average. She also made the Big South All-Freshman team and was named Rookie of the Week twice during the season.

Awards & Honors

Administrators and athletes earn accolades

Janet Cone Honored as Under Armour Athletics director of the Year

UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet Cone was named as one of 28 winners of the Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. She received her award at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon, June 15, at NACDA’s 48th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort.

Cone is in her 10th year as Director of Athletics at UNC Asheville, while simultaneously serving as senior administrator for university enterprises. 

Student-Athletes Make the Honor Roll

More than 60 percent of UNC Asheville’s student-athletes have earned a spot on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll for the 2012-13 academic year.

To make the honor roll, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average over the entire academic year. This year UNC Asheville had 105 student-athletes with a 3.0 or higher GPA for the year. 

Night Games on the Horizon

Night games are on the horizon for the Bulldog baseball and soccer teams, thanks to a $500,000 grant for outdoor lights from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, announced last spring.