Our students have returned, and so have our weekly updates!

And so it begins…

The return of the students also means the return of snap chat! To kick off the new year, we hosted a #RaiseTheRed competition via snap chat. Three lucky winners were awarded #RaiseTheRed t-shirts so they can continue to show their school spirit on Fridays and game days! Senior, Danielle did a SnapChat take over during the Kate’s Skating Rink event. As part of our welcome week, Student Activities provided free food and skating passes for all students to participate. #AbbeyLifeIsGood

Kevin Reid Band

On Saturday, January, 14th, our Alums returned to perform for our current students! Launched in October 2015, here in Charlotte the Kevin Reid Band includes: Kevin Reid (Guitar, Lead Vocals,) Dalton Monroe (Guitar, Keys, Vocals), Kyle Kelly (Drums and Percussion), and our very own Taylor West’14 -(Bass, Vocals.) Currently, Reid is songwriting for upcoming shows in early 2017.  We’re overjoyed to see all they’ve done!

New in Athletics…

Conference Carolinas Softball Preseason Poll Released

Belmont Abbey returns six starters from a team that went 11-11 in conference play last season.  Opening Day is February 1st at 1pm as the Crusaders host Lenoir-Rhyne.  Players to Watch: Freshman Melissa Neyhouse Sophomore Vienna Benavides Junior Anna Mixa Read the full story here

Liz Thierfelder Finishes Second in the 400 Meter Race

Senior Liz Thierfelder finished in second place out of 42 runners in the 400M run at the Art & Maillet Open in Chapel Hill, NC today.  It was the Women’s Indoor Track & Field team’s first race of 2017.  She ran the event in 58.8 seconds.  Sophomore Julia Otranto (1:06.95) and freshman Brette Linkenhoker (1:11.10) also ran in this event. Read the full story here

Lane Scores Season-High 26 in Win over Southern Wesleyan

Deion Lane scored a team-season-high 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and a strong first-half shooting performance lifted Belmont Abbey to an 86-71 victory over Southern Wesleyan in Conference Carolinas basketball action Saturday afternoon.

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Women's Basketball

Johnson Tallies 19, Bethel Adds Double-Double in Saturday Action

Taylor Johnson scored 19 points and Gabriele Bethel tallied her sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but Southern Wesleyan held off Belmont Abbey 78-71 in Conference Carolinas women’s basketball action Saturday afternoon.

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