The Team Behind the Team

It’s all hands and hearts in for the Bulldogs

During two exciting weeks, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won Big South Championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The hometown crowd had a front-row seat for the women’s games, as the campus hosted the conference championship March 10-13, 2016.

What makes a championship season?

From coaches and players, to the parents and alumni cheering in the stands, to the staff who help load the buses and clean the arena seats—it’s all hands and hearts in for the team.

Practice Makes Perfect...

for Rocky...

...the Cheer and Dance Team,

...and the Reuter Center Singers.

Sign1 puts the finishing touches on the floor the night before the game.

Drumming up business... the role of Hannah Francisco ’19 in the ticket booth,

...Seth Stewart in the video room,

Logan Pressley ’16 and Adam Puett on the floor...

and Band Director Casey Coppenbarger.

Whether you were cheering in the stands or working behind the scenes as a tournament volunteer, you were probably on the edge of your seat. Thanks to all! —Chancellor Mary K. Grant

The Game Plan is Clear...


play your hearts out...

...even if your instrument is the trumpet as is the case with Nate Coppenbarger.

Then leave it all on the court with Rocky.

And of course, celebrate the win with the men’s team joining in!

I would want announcers, fans, anybody in the crowd to know that the Asheville Bulldogs came to play and that regardless of the score, we are going to stay together, we are going to play with a heck of a lot of effort, we are going to be the first ones on the ground, we’re going to have a positive attitude, our bench energy is going to be insane, all of the things that got us to this point and that people have noticed and what makes us special—a lot of people have told us that we are a very special team and that’s because of everything they see in us from our love for each other, for our support, and for our staying together.—Senior Guard Paige Love