Southern Virginia Athletics News

  • 2020-21 Men's and Women's Swimming Season Preview
    October 28, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — Returning from a successful inaugural season, the Southern Virginia University men’s and women’s swimming teams have been working hard to prepare for another fruitful campaign this year.
  • Football Team Using Pandemic as an Opportunity for Improvement
    October 27, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — Despite a delay to the fall sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Virginia University football team has been making the most of its situation. 
  • Dance Team Participates in Clinic with Elise Monson
    October 21, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University dance team learned from one of the industry’s best last Saturday, participating in a nine-hour practice session led by elite dancer Elise Monson.
  • Knight Vision: Alyssa and Sydney Sewell
    October 09, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — Alyssa and Sydney Sewell are a sister combo attending Southern Virginia University, excelling both academically and athletically. Alyssa, a four-time President's List honoree, is a member of the women's tennis team, while Sydney, who received fall and spring Provost's List honors her freshman year, competes on the women's lacrosse team. We took some time to sit down with the Granite Bay, California, natives to get a better look into what life is like as a student-athlete with a sibling at Southern Virginia. 
  • Men's and Women's Golf 2020-21 Season Preview
    October 07, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men’s and women’s golf teams are each coming off strong seasons in 2019–20, and both are in position to continue that success for the 2020–21 season.
  • Knights and Mentors: Chiara Ballam and Dr. Samuel Hirt
    October 02, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — Student-athletes at Southern Virginia University are often able to establish a lasting connection with their professors. Women's basketball player and four-time President's List member, Chiara Ballam, is no exception. We sat down with Ballam and Southern Virginia biology professor, Dr. Samuel Hirt, to get a look into how Ballam balances basketball and academics, and how Dr. Hirt has been able to influence her towards success. 
  • Rugby 2020-21 Season Preview
    September 30, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's rugby team is coming off an undefeated campaign in the program’s inaugural season, finishing with a perfect 7-0 record. With the Knights recently joining the competitive Chesapeake Conference for the team’s second year, head coach David Smyth looks to build upon last year’s success.
  • KnightVision: Austin & Amanda Wood
    September 25, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — Austin and Amanda Wood are a sibling duo competing on the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Southern Virginia University. Along with excelling on the basketball court, the Ashburnham, Massachusetts natives also shine in the classroom, earning President’s List honors each semester as a Knight. We took some time to sit down with the Woods to get a better look into what life is like as a student-athlete with a sibling at Southern Virginia. 
  • Knight Stadium Gets New Turf
    September 23, 2020
    Southern Virginia University Athletic Director Deidra Dryden recently announced the installation of a new turf field at Knight Stadium, replacing the old turf field that had been in use for over a decade.
  • Women's Soccer 2020-21 Season Preview
    September 24, 2020
    BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's soccer team is coming off a 3-15-2 overall record while posting a 1-9-1 record in conference play in their 2019 campaign. Under the direction of new head coach Rob Dahl, the Knights look to bounce back in the revised 2021 spring season with new faces and veteran leadership. 
  • Capital Athletic Conference - Winter Season Update
    September 11, 2020
    Even though we are having a healthy and safe start to our semester at Southern Virginia University, COVID-19 continues to impact many aspects of college life. In conjunction with the announcement by the Capital Athletic Conference, Southern Virginia University will suspend winter sport competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
  • Men's and Women's Tennis Teams and 15 Student-Athletes Earn ITA All-Academic Awards
    July 30, 2020
    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) today announced the men's and women's ITA All-Academic Awards with both Southern Virginia University men's and women's teams earning All-Academic Team honors and a combined 15 student-athletes being named ITA Scholar-Athletes. 
  • 27 Football Student-Athletes Earn ODAC All-Academic Team Recognition
    July 23, 2020
    The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) today announced the 2019-20 All-Academic Team with 27 Southern Virginia University football student-athletes honored. 
  • Important Announcement Regarding Schedules For Fall Sports
    July 21, 2020
    We are so excited to welcome you back to Southern Virginia University!
  • Women's Volleyball Named to 2020 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 21, 2020
    The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-2020 season with the Southern Virginia University women's volleyball team earning the program's first honor. 
  • Track & Field Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors, Bingham Adds Individual Recognition
    July 20, 2020
    The Southern Virginia University men's and women's track & field teams made program history after being named for the first time to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National All-Academic Teams. Individually, freshman, Murray Bingham also received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
  • Southern Virginia Swim Teams Selected as Scholar All-America Team
    July 02, 2020
    The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Southern Virginia University men's and women's swimming teams for Scholar All-American honors. Southern Virginia was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected based on their Spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. 
  • 191 Southern Virginia Student-Athletes Named to CAC All-Academic Team
    June 22, 2020
    The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) announced that 1,459 student-athletes were named to the 2019-20 All-Academic Team, an average of over 239 student-athletes per full-member institution.
  • Nine Members of Men's Volleyball Named to CVC All-Academic Team
    June 23, 2020
    The Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) today announced the CVC All-Academic Team for the 2019-2020 academic year with nine members of the Southern Virginia University men's volleyball team earning honors.
  • Six Knights Selected to VaSID Academic All-State Team
    June 17, 2020
    The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced Monday the 2019-20 VaSID Academic All-State honors with six Southern Virginia University student-athletes earning the award.
  • Asche Earns VaSID All-State First Team Honors
    June 17, 2020
    The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) today announced the 2020 College Division All-State Softball Team with Southern Virginia University's Danielle Asche earning first-team honors.
  • Spring Senior Spotlight: Men's Lacrosse
    June 12, 2020
    The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team graduates four seniors who have been critical in the program's continuous uprising while establishing a team dynamic that will continue to be passed on for future seasons.
  • Critchfield Earns Baseball Program's First CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
    June 09, 2020
    Senior first baseman Cole Critchfield has been named to the Academic All-America Second Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 
  • Myers Selected to 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team
    June 04, 2020
    The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the 2020 Academic All-District Men's Track & Field / Cross Country Team with Southern Virginia University's senior Mike Myers earning the honor. 
  • Trio of Knights Earn VaSID Men's Lacrosse All-State First Team Honors
    June 03, 2020
    The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced the 2019-2020 VaSID Men's Lacrosse All-State Teams with Southern Virginia University's juniors Ty Veres, Zach Danneman, and Tennison Schmidt earning first-team honors. 
  • Johnson and King Earn VaSID Women's Lacrosse All-State First Team Honors
    June 01, 2020
    The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) today announced the 2019-2020 VaSID Women's Lacrosse All-State Teams with Southern Virginia University's senior midfielder Hannah King and freshman attacker Alissa Johnson earning First-Team honors.
  • Spring Senior Spotlight: Men's Golf
    May 28, 2020
    The Southern Virginia University men's golf team graduates one senior this season in Eastman, Georgia, native Cole Honeycutt.
  • Four Knights Earn VaSID Men's Tennis All-State Honors
    May 26, 2020
    The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) today announced the 2019-2020 VaSID Men's Tennis All-State Teams with Southern Virginia University's doubles team Kukutla Motlojoa and Danny Blonquist earning All-State First Team and duo Paul Monson and Marcos Dias earning All-State Second Team. Dias earned the program's first Rookie of the Year honors while also adding a First Team selection in singles while Motlojoa earned Second Team honors.
  • CAC Announces Conference Expansion; Adds Six Member Institutions
    May 26, 2020
    The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) will expand to 11 member institutions as league officials announced on Tuesday (May 26) that six schools have accepted invitations to join the CAC and will become official members effective June 15, 2020.
  • Spring Senior Spotlight: Women's Tennis
    May 22, 2020
    The Southern Virginia University women's tennis team graduates its five seniors who have committed years to the team and established a solid foundation for the program. 
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