As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2016, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2016 continues today by looking at Moment No. 7, Julia DiMartino throwing a no-hitter against Big South foe Gardner-Webb.
Liberty's Julia DiMartino faced one batter over the minimum en route to her second career no-hitter and 16th in program history. The no-hit bid and 1-0 win over Gardner-Webb was kept alive by a diving play from Rylee Reynolds, which earned the infielder a spot on SportsCenter's Top Plays of the Day listing.
The 2016 calendar year was another banner year in Liberty Athletics. Liberty captured Big South titles in eight sports (football, men's golf, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's cross country, women's indoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field and women's soccer).
The Flames also captured the 2015-16 Big South Sasser Cup title, the 12th in program history, establishing a new standard for most Sasser Cup titles in league history. Liberty also won the Men's All-Sport and Women's All-Sport trophies, marking the third sweep in Liberty Athletics history of the Big South's major awards.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will continue to count down the top moments of 2016 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment No. 6 on Friday.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2016: No. 10 – Sam Matheson winning Big South Player of the Year honors/advancing to the NCAAs No. 9 – Men's golf capturing the 2016 Big South Men's Golf Championship title No. 8 – John Dawson hitting the game-winning shot to give men's basketball a win over High Point No. 7 – Julia DiMartino throwing a no-hitter against Big South foe Gardner-Webb No. 6 – Revealed on Dec. 23 No. 5 – Revealed on Dec. 26 No. 4 – Revealed on Dec. 27 No. 3 – Revealed on Dec. 28 No. 2 – Revealed on Dec. 29 No. 1 – Revealed on Dec. 30
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