The Wolves hit a hot streak early in the season as they won five games in a row in the month of December. January has been a struggle for UWG as they just ended a five game losing streak with a win over West Florida on Jan. 18. They hit the road to match up against Lee University, a new member of the Gulf South Conference, on Jan. 23. The Wolves are sporting an 11-6 overall record and hope to improve their 4-5 record in the GSC standings. Freshman Deonta Stocks leads the Wolves in points scored with 185. Not far behind is Junior Stephan Thompson, currently out of the line-up, who has tacked on 183 total points. UWG will get a break from conference action as they face Carver at home on Jan. 27 followed by the second half of conference games for the Wolves beginning on Jan. 30 versus North Alabama.
The UWG women’s basketball team has struggled on the road this year and currently has a 4-11 overall record. They looked to be gaining traction in recent games, but suffered a crushing loss in a last-minute battle with West Florida on Jan. 18. A pair of juniors lead the Wolves in points scored for the season. Seandre Lee has 171 points and teammate Marion Lemonnier has posted 164 points. The Wolves have a tough road test on Jan. 23 against newcomer Lee University. The Flames are currently 10-4 for the season and 6-2 in GSC competition.
The UWG Coed squad was crowned national champions after winning the 2014 UCA National College Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fl. The Wolves continued to uphold their dominant reputation in the world of collegiate cheerleading as the win marks the second title in the last four years and the tenth national championship since 2002. The UWG All-Girl squad had their sights set on a fourth consecutive national championship but instead finished second behind Morehead State. The All-Girl and Coed squads now boast 17 combined national titles. The Coed squad now has ten national championships with the All-Girl squad holding seven titles.
Women’s Track and Field
UWG is set to compete in the Emory Crossplex Invitational indoor competition on Jan. 26 in Birmingham, Al. The meet will be the first for the 2014 season.
The Wolves baseball team will open its season with a doubleheader on the road against the University of Montevello on Feb. 1. The team has high hopes as it returns much of last year’s line-up. UWG finished the 2013 season with a 27-24 overall record with a strong home record of . The Wolves are lead by head coach Skip Fite who was recently inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame. UWG star pitcher Jamie Sexton was named as a Preseason All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association for the South Region. Sexton finished the 2013 season with ten wins, a 1.95 ERA and 80 strikeouts. Senior Shaquille Jackson returns after posting a .319 batting average and 51 hits in the 2013 season.
The UWG softball team will begin its season Feb. 5 when they go on the road to take on Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Al. The team is looking to forget a disappointing 2013 season. The Wolves are returning their top five hitters from last season. Junior slugger Nicole Yancey posted a .355 batting average and ten home runs in 2013. Also returning is Heather Crow, who batted .343, Haley Richards, Katie Shultes and Megan Garcia. The Wolves make their first home appearance Feb. 12 in a doubleheader against Georgia College.
The UWG golf team enters its first competition of the 2014 season on Feb. 23 in the Armstrong Pirate Invitational. The tournament will take place at the Savannah Quarters Golf Club in Pooler, Ga. The Wolves hope to build on an impressive fall season in which it finished in the top four of each of the fall tournaments. UWG captured the first place trophy at the Matt Dyas Invitational and also set a school record for the lowest single round team total at 274.
The Wolves women’s golf team opens their spring schedule Feb. 9 in St. Augustine, Fl. UWG will be competing in the World Golf Invitational hosted by Flagler College.
The UWG Tennis team will kick off the 2014 season against Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama in Florence, Al. The Wolves picked up five wins last season and looks to gain success in the team’s fourth season.