Author: Jada Bratton


A Look at the 2009 Lady Catamount Soccer Team

A pair of in-season tournaments including one at home, road trips to two Southeastern Conference powers and an 11-match conference slate highlight the 2009 women’s soccer schedule for the defending Southern Conference Champion Western Carolina Catamounts, released today by head coach Tammy DeCesare. Four teams, including the opponent in the […]


Campus Recreational Center Offers Fitness and Fun This Fall

The Campus Recreation Center of Western Carolina University, which is located beside the University Center, will have plenty to offer students, faculty, and staff this fall semester. The center houses various physical fitness programs including Intramurals, Group Xercise, Personal Training, and Club Sports. New and returning students, along with faculty/staff, […]


Western Carolina to Receive Benefits from Going Exclusive Pepsi

Western Carolina University recently switched from Coca-Cola products to providing Pepsi products exclusively. This contract was entered on May 11, after state regulations required WCU to allow new bids for its next beverage provider contract. WCU had a prior working relationship with Coca-Cola that led to many decades of the […]


Karen Middleton Announces Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches

Western Carolina’s women’s head basketball coach, Karen Middleton, who has taken over this year after the departure of former head coach Kellie Haprer to N.C. State, recently announced her assistant coaching staff. The Lady Catamounts will jumpstart its season with an all female coaching staff which includes head Coach Karen […]


WCU Athletics Faces Budget Cuts

Along with many other departments on the campus of Western Carolina University, the athletic department is having to reduce its expenses for the upcoming seasons of play. Similar budget cuts have been seen across the Southern Conference as athletic directors made changes in conference policies. These changes include reducing the […]


Recent Sports Management Grad Obtains NCAA Division I Internship

Western Carolina University recently had to bid farewell to a scholar-athlete in Mary Leadford, an outfielder for the Lady Catamount’s Softball Team who graduated on May 9, but she will make history for WCU this summer. This spring, Leadford, who earned a degree in Sports Management, concentrating in Athletic Administration […]


Softball Ends Season Falling to Georgia Southern 6-1

Western Carolina’s softball team ended their season (12-35) as an eighth seed in the Southern Conference Tournament Thursday May 7, falling to fourth seeded Georgia Southern 6-1 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was the third game of the day for the Catamounts, after the first day of the tournament was cancelled […]


WCU Men’s Golf Improves to Finish Third at 2009 SoCon Championship

Western Carolina overcame a seven-stroke deficit on Wedneday, April 21 to finish third overall, while two Catamounts finished within the top five at the 2009 Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship. Junior Tanner Briele finished tied for second place at one-under 71 on the final round for a 211. Ricky Stout […]