Baseball, softball Lancers receive diplomas

Published 6:16 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

Longwood University President W. Taylor Reveley IV presented the graduating members of the Longwood baseball and softball programs with their undergraduate diplomas in a special ceremony in the Ruffner Rotunda Tuesday afternoon.

The ceremony took place after both teams returned from a milestone-filled trip to Rock Hill, S.C., this past weekend in which the softball team won their second straight Big South Championship and the baseball team took a three-game series from conference foe Winthrop to achieve the program’s first 30-win season of the Division I era.

Reveley and Longwood Director of Athletics Troy Austin collaborated to hold Tuesday’s special recognition for the second-straight year. The graduating student-athletes included Carly Adams, Jamie Barbour, Emily Murphy, Travis Burnette, Colton Konvicka and C.J. Roth.