University of North Alabama athletes play while students on spring break

Trent Alexander stands with his club extended after driving the ball at the Jim Bishop Toyota Classic Monday, March 24.

The Lions continued to play over the break, adding multiple wins and losses to their respective records.


The Lions placed first in the 2014 Jim Bishop Spring Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals Fighting Joe Course March 22 and 23.

This was the fifth tournament for the Lions and it was their first victory of the season.

Missouri-St. Louis led the field after the first two rounds with a 603 total.

Second round leader Trent Alexander held on to win medalist honors with a final score of 218. Senior Connor Godsey tied for seventh place with a total of 226 and shot the best during the final round with 71. Sophomore Michael Peter tied for 10th place with a total of 227.

The Gulf South Conference Tournament starts April 21 in Tunica, Mississippi.


The Lions split both games with Union Saturday, March 22, in a doubleheader.

They won the first game 4-2 thanks to a three-run homer by center-fielder Shelby Goodman. The Bulldogs took the second game on Saturday 2-1.

The Lions bats went quiet Sunday, March 23, as the team fell 2-0 to the Bulldogs again.


The baseball team kept an even record as they managed four wins and three losses over the break.

Starting the break with two wins against Union University on Saturday, March 22, they fell to the Bulldogs the following Saturday 6-3.

They continued on to defeat Trevecca Nazarene University 10-5 on Wednesday, March 26.

They finished the break with two losses and a win versus University of Alabama – Huntsville on March 29-30.


The tennis team brought home a win against Christian Bros. University on Friday, March 21.

The men’s team scored 9-0 and the women won eight out of nine matches.

They followed up the wins by shutting out Tuskegee University 9-0 Sunday, March 23.

The winning streak did not hold, however, as both the men’s and women’s teams brought home losses from both Valdosta State University and Alabama State University Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, respectively.


The track team traveled to Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. for the Rhodes Invitational Saturday, March 22.

Overall, the team placed 16 out of 16 in the invitational.

Outdoor Club

The UNA Outdoor Club participated in the Rock and Rumble Bouldering Competition, Saturday, March 26 at Western Carolina University.

“We didn’t place, but just because we don’t have the endurance the other teams had,” said Outdoor Club Adviser McKenzie Martin.