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Headlines (2009-2010)


Women's Volleyball Season Schedule Announced for 2010
(5/18/10) The Clearwater Christian College volleyball team, the defending NCCAA D-II National Champions, will again face a challenging 2010 schedule. The schedule matches last year's most competitive schedule ever with national ranked NJCAA teams along with several NCAA II and NAIA programs in additional to NCCAA regional play.

Kirkley Receives First All-American Title
(5/17/10) Sophomore pitcher and shortstop, Brent Kirkley was recently named All-American by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the 2009-2010 baseball season.

Two Cougars Earn Scholar Athlete Title
(5/17/10) Senior pitcher Mark Rawsthorne and junior first and third baseman Luke Harding were awarded the Scholar Athlete title by the National Christian College Athletic Association for their performances on the baseball field during the 2009-2010 season.

Women's Soccer Season Schedule Announced for 2010
(5/13/10) The Clearwater Christian College women's soccer team will face a challenging 16 match schedule in 2010.

Men's Soccer Season Schedule Announced for 2010
(5/12/10) The Clearwater Christian College men's soccer team, the defending NCCAA D-II National Champions, will face a challenging 18 match schedule in 2010.

Athletic Awards Reception
(5/4/10) On Tuesday, April 27, the Athletic Department of Clearwater Christian College hosted an awards reception in Cathcart Dining Hall. During the evening, athletes from both winter and spring sports were presented with the yearly awards.

New Hall of Fame Inductees
(5/4/10) On Thursday, April 29, the Athletic Department of Clearwater Christian College inducted two students into the Hall of Fame. Seniors Chrissie Sugimoto and Alyssa Hallice are the two newest members of the prestigious athletic club and are among the “best of the best.”

CCC Baseball Enters Regional Tournament
(4/20/10) Clearwater Christian College enters the 2010 NCCAA South Regional baseball tournament as number three seed. The tournament will be held April 29 through May 1 at Atlanta Christian College.

Men's Basketball Players Receive National Honors
(3/30/10) Junior guard Mike Walker and sophomore guard Matt Wells were awarded the Scholar Athlete title by the National Christian College Athletic Association for their performances on the basketball court during the 2009-2010 season.

Women's Basketball Players Receive National Honors
(3/23/10) Katie Mullens and Richelle Bucklin were awarded individual honors by the National Christian College Athletic Association for their performances on the basketball court during the 2009-2010 season.

Halstead Named Women’s Basketball Coach
(3/9/10) Melanee Halstead has been named the Cougars’ women’s basketball coach for the 2010-2011 season.

Champion Posts 500th Career Win
(3/5/10) Men’s Basketball Coach Keith Champion recently achieved his 500th career win! Coach Champion, a new addition to the Cougar coaching staff for the 2009-2010 year, gives all glory to the Lord for his successful coaching record.

CCC Sophomore Receives NCCAA Athlete of the Week Award
(3/4/10) Sophomore Brent Kirkley was named Student Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the week of February 22-28, 2010.

Volleyball Team Serves Up Another Victory
(2/17/10) Although the season ended in November, the Lady Cougars Volleyball Team recently scored another victory—this time in the classroom.

Cougars Receive Individual Accolades from National Associations
(1/11/10) Following the first soccer national championship in school history and the fourth straight volleyball national championship, the postseason accolades continue to roll in for the Cougars. The CCC athletic department is pleased to announce the national recognitions of several players on the men’s soccer team and the women’s volleyball team.

Junior Setter Receives NCCAA Athlete of the Week Award
(12/1/09) Junior Setter Elisabeth Ennis was named Student Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the week of November 2-8, 2009.

CCC Junior Receives NCCAA Athlete of the Week Award
(11/5/09) Junior Tyler Spraul was named Student Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the week of October 26 – November 1, 2009.

NCCAA II Honor Bestowed on Sophomore Hitter
(10/21/09) Sophomore Emma Kile was named the NCCAA II player of the week. The sophomore middle hitter had an outstanding week and helped lead Clearwater Christian College to a 6-1 win/loss record. She is a great asset to her team and has dominated both offensively and defensively in each game.

Lights, Camera, Action!
(10/14/09) For the first time ever, Clearwater Christian College held an evening soccer practice on campus… under lights!

3rd Annual Midnight Madness Kicks Off Basketball Season
(10/13/09) On Thursday, October 8, CCC students, staff, faculty, and administration came out to open the 2009-2010 basketball season with a bang.

Alumni Volleyball Reunion
(10/12/09) Over fourteen alumni, their spouses, and children were part of our first ever Alumni Volleyball reunion held Friday-Saturday, October 2-3, 2009.

A Lady Cougar Wins NCCAA Athlete of the Week
(9/23/09) Senior Alyssa Hallice was named Student Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the week of August 31-September 6, 2009.

Keeping Christ First in Community Outreach
(9/9/2009) On Saturday, August 29, the Clearwater Christian College men’s and women’s soccer teams held a sports clinic in conjunction with Skycrest Christian School in Clearwater, Florida.

Denny Enters Second Year As NCCAA President
(8/12/2009) Dr. Vickie Denny, Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Teacher Education and Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, recently began her second year as acting president of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). As head coach of the Clearwater Christian College women’s volleyball team, she has spent years pursuing excellence on the court.

Hernandez New Baseball Coach
(7/21/09) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to welcome a new baseball coach to the family.

Bates to Assume New Role as Women’s Soccer Coach
(3/9/2009) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce that Mark Bates has been named the new women’s soccer coach.

Women's Basketball Team Off to Nationals!
(3/6/2009) The Clearwater Christian College women’s basketball team has won the at-large bid for the NCCAA Division II 2009 National Championship to be held on March 10-14 at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky.

CCC Welcomes Men's Basketball Coach Keith Champion
(3/4/2009) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to welcome Keith Champion as the new assistant athletic director and men’s basketball coach.

CCC Pauses to Recognize Fall Athletes
(12/12/2008) During the chapel hour on Monday, December 8, the Clearwater Christian College family recognized students who double as student-athletes and represent the college on the court or field.

CCC Volleyball Wins Three-Peat at Nationals
(11/16/2008) Clearwater Christian College captured the 2008 NCCAA II National Volleyball Championship this past weekend.

Volleyball Student Athlete of the Week: Evie Compton
(9/8/2008) The NCCAA has named Clearwater senior Evelyn Compton as the Student Athlete of the Week for NCCAA II Volleyball.

Volleyball Team Clinches Labor Day Tournament
(9/1/2008) The Lady Cougar volleyball team hosted their annual Labor Day tournament this year on August 29 - 30.

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Playing basketball at Clearwater has been an amazing opportunity, because I have made so many great memories and great friends by being on the team. God has blessed me by being a part of the women's basketball team, because I get to be involved with a great group of girls that strive to honor and glorify God above all else. Playing basketball is so much fun, but it is also a great way to grow closer to God. The team has devotions every day before practice, and we all get to share with each other what God is doing in our lives. Whether we win or lose, the praise goes to God, and ultimately that is all that matters.