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GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – Abigail Colledge, a resident of Ashland, has been named to the Bob Jones University Bruins women’s cross country team roster for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Colledge is a Junior majoring in nursing at the Univeristy.
Last season, the men’s team won their fourth-straight NCCAA DII National Championship while the women’s team finished 2nd over all at nationals. This season, the Bruins will look to once again contend for the national title.
“We are looking forward to getting back to racing this fall,” Bruins Head Cross Country Coach Landon Bright said. “This group we have coming in is going to be competitive in every meet we go to, so I am excited to see how we progress throughout the year. There is a chance that we add some meets or take some off, but the great thing about cross country is that it’s all about adapting to your circumstances.”
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bruins had their track and field season cut short. The ongoing concerns have caused several conferences and divisions in NCAA and NAIA levels to forgo the fall season. Still, the Bruins have a slate of meets that will challenge them as they compete.
The teams opened the 2020 season at the SWU Warrior Invite at Southern Wesleyan University on September 12. The team also hopes to contend for the NCCAA South Region title as they host the Bruins Invite on October 31 in Greenville, South Carolina.
The NCCAA DII National Championship meet will once again be hosted in Branson, Missouri on November 14. The men’s team hopes to continue their dominant streak of national championships while the women’s team will look to win their first national title.
Bob Jones University will enter provisional status as an NCAA DIII program this fall. The Bruins feature 12 varsity programs and over 175 student-athletes.
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading. BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health professions, and business. BJU has over 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.