Photo by Chris Jenkins
The MUW Athletics program paid tribute to women's soccer coach Gray Massey during a visitation at Lowndes Funeral Home on Jan. 30.
The fall sports season is beginning to wind down at Mississippi University for Women.
The men’s soccer team is currently 3-9-2 on the season, with wins coming against Oakwood, Hendrix and The Crown College. There were ties against Huntingdon and Johnson University. The Owls have two remaining games as they close out the season Oct. 22 at home against Oakwood and Oct. 28 at home against Pensacola Christian College.
If you are a student at the Mississippi University for Women— or if you are a member of the Columbus, Miss. community— then you might be roughly familiar with some of the W’s history. Nov. 10, 2002 was a terrible day for the nation, Lowndes County and the W’s campus. Tornadoes were ripping us apart. Unfortunately, the old athletics program couldn’t continue after this. In 2003 the W officially announced that intercollegiate athletics would be ending.
This spotlight features Tatjana Matthews, head softball coach for Mississippi University for Women’s Lady Owls. Matthews, affectionately known as “Coach Tot,” is originally from Charleston, S.C. and started the position in January 2017. Matthews has a lifetime of wisdom and experience to guide her and the team through this experimental season ahead.
The Mississippi University for Women’s men’s soccer team dropped its home opener 4-1 to
USCAA opponent Concordia College Alabama on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Although the team came up short, head coach Tim Gould believed that the game was an
important one for his young club.
After 15 years, sports have finally returned to The W. Coaches from various states are happy to be a part of this historical moment.
Coach Roxanne Hernandez, originally from Long Island, N.Y., is the head volleyball coach. Hernandez chose volleyball over basketball and started playing volleyball when she was in the seventh grade. She continued playing from middle school to college.
The Himalayan Tigers and IV League won The W’s Spring 2017 intramural volleyball championship.
The Himalayan Tigers lost their first set 10-21 then beat SC 10-21, 21-15, 21-10 and 21-6 in the final sets of the men’s volleyball championship. IV League defeated Lockhearts 21-14 and 21-17 to claim the women’s championship.