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Men's volleyball to become a reality at The Cliff

May 27, 2014

Briar Cliff University has announced the addition of men's volleyball as an intercollegiate varsity sport, to begin play during the 2015-16 school year.

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TRACK & FIELD: Two Chargers earn All-American status

May 24, 2014

It seemed like just another day at the office for two of Briar Cliff's track executives.


BCU Director of Sports Media honored for excellence in the field

April 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is pleased to announce that Jared Bodammer is the recipient of the 2014 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.


Briar Cliff men finish strong with Sioux City Relays victory

April 12, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A mishap in the 4x100 helped spur the Briar Cliff University 4x400-meter relay team.


INDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Chargers shine at nationals; earn All-American honors

March 8, 2014

The final day of the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships proved to be a rewarding one for the Briar Cliff track team.


WRESTLING: Pike locks up All-American honors

March 8, 2014

Anthony Pike wrapped up his junior campaign with an eighth-place finish at the NAIA Wrestling National Championships. The 174-pounder finished as an NAIA All-American with an overall record of 23-7.


BCU Fundraiser Brings in Over $13K for Scholarships

February 6, 2014

Service with a smile paid off for Briar Cliff University student-athletes, who helped raise more than $13,000 at “Lunch with the Chargers,” held recently at Texas Roadhouse in Sioux City.


Volleyball standout to be inducted into Charger Hall of Fame

January 24, 2014

Former Briar Cliff volleyball player Renee Beiermann will be inducted into the Charger Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 25.


Chargers team up with 3-year-old to battle cancer

October 7, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff athletes laced up gold shoestrings for Brooklyn, a 3-year-old Sioux City girl who is battling leukemia. The special laces were part of “Go Gold” weekend (Oct. 11-13), when BCU partnered with “Go 4 the Goal” to raise funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer.


Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $47K for Student Scholarships

September 25, 2013

More than 100 golfers raised over $47,000 for Briar Cliff University student scholarships in BCU’s Annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic, held recently at Whispering Creek Golf Club in Sioux City. The tournament received broad community support from local businesses and individuals.




TRACK & FIELD: Cowan does it again, soars to another national title

May 25, 2013

MARION, Ind. — Raheem Cowan became Briar Cliff's second-ever and first male multiple national champion on Saturday as he claimed the triple jump title at the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Cowan, who also won this year's indoor crown, jumped 50 feet, ¾ inches — more than 2 inches farther than the runner-up.


BCU Students Recognized for Athletic and Academic Achievements

May 13, 2013

Over 300 student-athletes, faculty and staff gathered at Briar Cliff University’s Annual Champions of Character banquet to recognize of their achievements during the 2012-13 academic year, held recently on campus.


TRACK & FIELD: Cowan leads BCU to best-ever conference finish

May 4, 2013

Raheem Cowan collected all-conference honors in four events as he led the Chargers to a sixth-place finish at the GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, in Seward, Neb. It was the highest conference finish in the history of the men's track program. Cowan won the triple jump for the second-straight year with a leap of 47 feet, ¾ inch, finished fourth in the long jump (22-8), sixth in the 400-meter dash (50.52 seconds) and anchored the Chargers' 4x400-meter relay team, which finished second and set a new school record with a time of 3:19.53.


VOLLEYBALL: Former Team USA member will guide Charger program

May 2, 2013

Briar Cliff University Director of Athletics Steve Gast has announced that Trevor Schirman has been hired as the institution's next volleyball coach. Schirman, a former member of the United States National Team, is currently an assistant coach at the University of California – San Diego and a head coach within the Epic Volleyball Club in the San Diego area.


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