Nicole McKinney Named To NSCAA Women's Scholar All-South Region Third Team

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Lincoln Memorial University junior forward Nicole McKinney (Ooltewah) has been named to the 2013 NSCAA College Division Women's Scholar All-South Region Third Team, officials with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced early this week. 

With that award in hand, McKinney has now collected three academic merits in her tenure with the Lady Railsplitters as she was a Capital One Academic All-District selection in 2012 and 2013, making her only the second student-athlete in school history and the first from either the men's or women's program to garner Academic All-District laurels two times.
 

Since arriving at Lincoln Memorial in the fall of 2011, McKinney has gathered a 3.95 cumulative grade point average while pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies/Human Development. The Ooltewah, Tennessee native and Girls Preparatory School graduate has appeared on the Dean's List at the completion of each of her five semesters. 

A total of 102 student-athletes representing schools ranging from small NCAA Division I to NAIA comprised the NSCAA College Division Women's Scholar All-South Region Team. There were 14 first-team selection, 11 second- and third-team honorees and 66 nods for honorable mention. 

Along with her academic honors and achievements, McKinney was named All-South Atlantic Conference Honorable Mention after posting seven goals, two assists, 55 shots and 27 shots on goal this past season. All told, she ranked sixth in the South Atlantic Conference in goals, fourth in shots and second in game-winning goals with three. 

After finishing the regular season with a 6-5 record in SAC play, the Lady Railsplitters drew the No.5 seed for the 2013 Food Lion SAC Championship, but wins over four-seeded Catawba and top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne pushed Lincoln Memorial into the title match of the league tournament. In that match, the Lady Railsplitters and Wingate Bulldogs were knotted in a 1-1 stalemate before WU struck with 57 seconds remaining to hand LMU a heartbreaking 2-1 loss. The Lady Railsplitters finished the season with a 10-8-1 overall mark, their most wins since the 2010 campaign. 

Lee Volleyball Outlasts UNA In Five-Set Battle

Battling from a set down the Lee volleyball team (1-3, 1-2) scored its first win of the young season topping North Alabama in a hard-fought five set Gulf South Conference matchup  on Tuesday  evening in Walker Arena. The Lady Flames dropped the opening set 25-20 after the Lions (4-4, 2-2) stormed off the bus from Florence, Ala. and held a commanding lead throughout ... (click for more)

Coastal Georgia Invitational: Dalton State Women Take 2nd

The Dalton State women’s golf team was second after the first day of the Coastal Georgia Invitational, but they knew that they could play even better. “When everyone else left after Monday’s first round, our girls were on the driving range and the putting green,” said Roadrunner golf coach Jim McGrew. The top two teams from Monday held their spots through the second and ... (click for more)

EPB Says "Close To A Wash" On City Street Light Billing

EPB President Harold DePriest denied Wednesday that EPB owes the city over $1 million on street light billing. He stated,  “EPB has never said that we owe the city $1.2 million. When all the facts are taken into account, the financial difference is close to a wash.” Mr. DePriest said, "I regret that this complicated issue has been oversimplified in some reports. As we’ve ... (click for more)

New Red Bank Zoning Ordinance Is Ready For Review

The new Red Bank zoning ordinance is ready for review, City Manager Randall Smith said Tuesday night. It can be seen on www.redbanktn.gov and the link to zoning regulations. The new ordinance will replace one that was created 30 years ago.    The plan will encompass both residential and commercial development and is intended to direct ... (click for more)

Why So Much For A Rail Study?

From the things that make you go hmm department. Ok, so the feds are giving us $400k and the city is kicking in another $300k for a total of $700k to do a study on having in town rail service. Why so much for a study? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally down with Chattanooga having some passenger trains running around. I get that. It's awesome. We've needed it for a long time. I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I’m Certainly No Expert

Sometime on Monday night, after I had written a piece on getting swatted with a switch as a kid, I got an email from ESPN Canada asking if I would be a televised guest on “Off the Record,” the most watched daily sports show in Canada. The subject: corporal punishment in America. Are you kidding me? I am hardly an expert. All weekend my world of sports and its excitement was warped ... (click for more)