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  • VSU_Brianna.jpg VSU places four on all-tourney team

    Valdosta State's Courtney Albritton, Shelby Altman, Brianna Hancock and Fran Johnson all recognized for play at national tournament

    May 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Playing for the title

    Momentum was gone. Valdosta State's once-commanding lead was on the verge of evaporation as well. Next? Perhaps, the Blazers' berth in the Division II national championship game.

    May 26, 2014

  • VSU_Rugby1.jpg Eyes on the prize

    The softball team aren't the only Blazers with national championship aspirations this summer. The Valdosta State club rugby team will play in the National Small College Rugby Organization's 7s national tournament in Philadelphia on Saturday.
    Unlike the softball team, a national championship isn't the only thing the VSU club rugby team is playing for; the club rugby team is also playing to cement its future at the university.
    Despite experiencing overwhelming success in its short existence, the VSU club rugby team hasn't received the same type of recognition or support as its more well-known counterparts.
    Established in 2010 as a club sport at Valdosta State, the club rugby team has traveled to — and won — various tournaments in the Southeast, even hosting the Blazin' 7s Tournament on North Campus the past four years.

    May 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU_Heather.jpg VSU’s Britt, Robinson hope to bring title home

    Lowndes products Brittany Britt and Heather Robinson helping Valdosta State softball as it vies for second national title in three years. The Blazers play Southeastern Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. today in the semifinal round.

    May 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU_Bri.jpg Breaking the streak

    Valdosta State routs Dixie State 8-0 in five innings at Division II national championship tournament. The Blazers advance to the tournament’s semifinal round Sunday.

    May 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU’s Fears named All-American

    Matthew Fears becomes first Blazer honored as All-American since 2010

    May 24, 2014

  • VSU.jpg Blazers catch fire

    Held in check for six innings, the Valdosta State Blazers caught fire just in time Thursday evening.
    Limited to just two runs by Wayne State ace Lyndsay Butler in their NCAA Division II national tournament opener, the Blazers rallied in the seventh and then won it two innings later 8-5 on a pair of huge Fran Johnson hits to advance into the winner’s bracket. VSU (46-14) will face the Dixie State at 6:30 p.m. today. The Red Storm beat the Savage Storm 3-2 in Thursday's late game.

    May 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • VSU_CBU softball5b.jpg Ultimate final exam

    Once they beat Alabama-Huntsville and punched their return ticket to the NCAA Division II national tournament, the Valdosta State Blazers started doing their homework.
    What the Blazers found was Wayne State has a stout pitching staff. And that top-ranked West Texas A&M and LIU Post have offenses that at least rival the firepower VSU possesses.

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • VSU_CBU softball3.jpg Albritton, Altman named NFCA All-Americans

    The Valdosta State softball team was well-represented at the NCAA Division II National Championship Banquet on Wednesday night in Salem, Va., as both Courtney Albritton and Shelby Altman were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association first and second team All-Americans, respectively. Additionally, Albritton was presented the 2014 Elite 89 Award for the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament, an award presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

    May 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU_Fran.jpg Back for more

    Valdosta State's Courtney Albritton, April Collins, Brianna Hancock and Fran Johnson all making third to national tournament with one championship already.

    May 21, 2014 2 Photos 1 Story

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