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Top Scots Moments of 2012-13

Fans cheer on the Scots

Scots fans had countless opportunities to paint up and cheer for their teams during the 2012-13 athletic season. The Scots baseball team competed in their first National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) World Series, the Lady Scots volleyball team finished their regular season conference play undefeated, and Mark Duble earned his 200th career coaching win during homecoming weekend. It’s nearly impossible to name the best Scots memories of 2012-13, so the Covenant athletics department is asking students, alumni, and friends of the college to help narrow down their top-five favorite moments of the 2012-13 sports season.

The 11 nominees in no particular order are:


Women’s Soccer – Head coach, Mark Duble, earned his 200th career coaching win in a 3-0 homecoming victory over Tennessee Temple.


Cross-Country – Men’s and women’s cross-country hosted a meet for the first time in recent memory. Both teams won first place.

Men’s Golf – Trey Patterson finished sixth in the NCCAA Golf Championship and became Covenant’s first All-American golfer.


Volleyball – The Lady Scots defeated Salem to finish the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) regular season undefeated. Chelsey Van Dyk was voted the GSAC player and freshman of the year and head coach, Heather Taylor, was named coach of the year.


Men’s Basketball – A 69-60 victory over Huntington clinched the Scots’ best record since its 1998-99 season.


Baseball – The Scots were selected to compete in the school’s first NCCAA World Series after ending the season with a modern-day record 28 wins.


Women’s Basketball – The Lady Scots upset the current GSAC leader, Salem, with a narrow 71-70 overtime win.


Women’s Tennis – The Scots won an exciting 5-4 victory over Spelman in the final regular season contest that came down to the final singles match.


Men’s Soccer – On consecutive nights in September, the Scots claimed victories thanks to “golden goals” from junior Matt Hudnut.


Baseball – Head coach Doug Simons won his 100th and 101st games.


Softball – Cori Hilt tossed a five-inning no-hitter in an 18-0 win over Wesleyan.


Vote for your top-five favorite Scots moments on the Covenant College athletics website. Online voting will close Saturday, June 22 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.