University of Florida sophomore swimmer Trey Freeman from Baylor School finished fourth in the men's 400-meter freestyle Thursday at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy, and Friday he qualified for the eight-man final in the 200 free. Freeman trailed swimmers from Japan, Italy and Russia with his 3:50.55 time in the 400, where fellow American Zachary Yeadon was seventh. Zach Apple of the United States had the second best time in the 200 semifinals; Freeman was eighth with a 1:48.64. They will compete Sunday in the 4x200 relay.
» Last weekend at the newly renovated McLemore course at Rising Fawn, Richmond Smyth, Ethan Pettit, Crawford Collett and King Jemison won Covenant College's second annual Highlander Cup golf tournament. It included 76 participants, and the event presented by the Scots Athletic Club boosters group went beyond golf. "We are so thankful for the opportunity to host an event like this," athletic director Tim Sceggel said in a school release. "It brings in alumni from an athletic perspective, but also new friends that are interested in supporting the mission and vision of Covenant College athletics."
» Covenant released its 2019 men's soccer schedule this week, and 13 of the Scots' 20 regular-season matches are away from their Lookout Mountain home. Coach Scott Bosgraf's team opens in the Maryville Bicentennial Kick-Off Classic against Randolph (Aug. 30) and Southern Virginia, two of three new Covenant opponents. The Scots will host Berry College on Sept. 6 and then play five of their last six home games in a Sept. 18-28 span against USA South foes Berea, Piedmont (Sept. 20), Pfeiffer (Sept. 21), North Carolina Wesleyan (Sept. 27) and Methodist. Covenant hosts reigning league champion Maryville for senior day on Oct. 12. Covenant went 14-6-1 and finished second in the conference tournament last year.
» An alumna who studied psychology is a good start for Hannah Osborne in her first coaching job, as an assistant to new Cleveland State volleyball head coach Alizabeth Atnip. Atnip was an assistant the first two years of the young program, and Osborne has witnessed the Lady Cougars' progress while working in local business. "I'm very excited about this coming season," she said in a Cleveland State release. "I've watched the volleyball program grow so much since it started two seasons ago, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to work alongside Alizabeth this year to help further that growth. Alizabeth and I are looking forward to being an influential part in the players' athletic and personal growth."