Thanks to more than 90 golfers, 80 sponsors and 18 hole sponsors, the 17th Annual Meredith Golf Classic was once again a great success. Held on Monday at the Brier Creek Country Club for the second consecutive year, the athletics program generated funds to be used for special projects geared towards improving the Meredith student-athlete experience.
In addition to the annual golf tournament, the athletics department launched the Avenging Angels Club in March. This fundraising membership organization supports all of Meredith athletics, and the first 100 charter members receive a tee shirt, in addition to the club’s unique membership decal. Register for the Avenging Angels Club.
The softball team capped off the 2015 season with eight home runs en route to a pair of USA South wins at Mary Baldwin Sunday afternoon. Senior standout and the 2014 conference Player of the Year Amanda White hit three dingers to claim a new all-time Meredith record with 25 career home runs. White’s tremendous four-year career also landed her in the Meredith record book with the highest slugging percentage, at-bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, runs batted in, total bases, base on balls and sacrifice flies.
With a 9-3 conference record the Meredith tennis team will enter this weekend’s USA South Tournament as the fourth seed. The Avenging Angels are set to face fifth-seeded Covenant in first round action Friday at N.C. Wesleyan’s tennis complex in Rocky Mount. Four-time Rookie of the Week Ran Zhang, no. 1 singles player Catherine Bryant and senior Caroline Hunt will lead the Angels through the tough tournament bracket. The quarterfinal winner between the Angels and the Scots will advance to challenge top-seeded N.C. Wesleyan Saturday.
The 2014 USA South Women’s Lacrosse Tournament champion Avenging Angels enter Friday’s semifinals as the second seed. Meredith will face off with the third-seeded Greensboro Pride at 3:30 p.m. Friday. During the regular season, Meredith outlasted the Pride 20-18. The winner will advance to play the winner between top-seeded Piedmont and fourth-seeded Ferrum in Saturday’s 1 p.m. finals at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex Stadium.
The Rock-N-Roll Marathon returned to Raleigh this year and included a one-mile loop through the Meredith campus. Thanks to collaboration between campus security, events staff, the athletics department and the RNR crew, more than 50 Meredith students, faculty, and staff welcomed approximately 1,100 marathoners into campus Sunday morning. The Speed Bump Brigade cheered racers through the back loop of campus and on to the last 16 miles of the race. Thanks to the energy, commitment and support from the Meredith community to bring this unique event to the college.
Follow Meredith’s continued athletic success at goavengingangels.com.
—Submitted by Wendy Jones, Sports Information Director