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In the record book

June 22, 2023
  • Liberty Athletics had a record-high six programs recognized by the NCAA for holding a perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate score. Student-athletes finished 2022-23 with a 3.28 cumulative GPA, the highest year-end mark in athletics department history.
  • Liberty Softball set a program record for most wins over Top 25 teams in a single season (4) and most games against Top 25 teams in a single season (16). The team also set a single-season program record with 31 double plays. Rachel Craine set a program record, reaching base safely in 11 straight plate appearances. Karlie Keeney set program single-season records for games started (34) and innings pitched (261.2).
  • The men’s golf team broke several records at the ASUN Championships, including the lowest 18-hole team total with 261 (second round) and the lowest 54-hole team total with 811. Senior Jonathan Yaun set a 54-hole individual total program record of 198.
  • Lady Flames Basketball set a program record with 224 3-pointers made. In addition, senior Mya Berkman set the program single-season field goal percentage at 69.5 (No. 1 in NCAA). She also set the program career field goal percentage record at 64.4.
  • Flames runner Omari Lewis set the program record in the men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.70. Donald McClinton’s time of 20.86 in the 200 set the men’s indoor track program record and the ASUN Conference all-time record.
  • Calli Doan set indoor track program records for the women’s mile with a time of 4:36.52 and the women’s 3K with a time of 9:24.67 (also an ASUN Championship meet record). In the outdoor season, she set a program-record time of 9:57.15 in the women’s steeplechase and an ASUN Conference all-time record of 15:51.38 in the women’s 5K.
  • Outdoor track & field discus thrower Kevin Nedrick shattered the Flames’ program and ASUN Conference all-time record with a throw of 203 feet, 2 inches to finish fifth at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on June 9 in Austin, Texas. Rayan Holmes set a new ASUN and program record in the men’s 400 hurdles with a time of 50.27.
  • Senior Taylen Langin set the ASUN Conference all-time record in the women’s pole vault for outdoor track by clearing 13-9.25.
  • Isis Brooks set outdoor track program records in the women’s 200 with a time of 23.09 and in the women’s 100 (11.23) at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round.
  • Flames Basketball guard Darius McGhee set the Liberty and ASUN all-time scoring records with 2,685 total points in his Flames tenure. He also raised his career mark for 3-pointers to 528 and set new program records for 3-pointers in a season (162) and a game (9, twice). McGhee became the first Flame to win conference Player of the Year honors three times.
  • Lacrosse attacker Lizzy Ferguson set program records for season- and career-best draw controls with 182 draw controls in 2023 and 288 draw controls in her career.
  • Josh Wilson set the men’s tennis program standard for all-time career singles wins with 91 and doubles wins with 82. The men’s tennis team won the inaugural 2023 Universal Tennis NIT Championship title.
  • Esther Lovato set a program record in women’s tennis for all-time career singles wins with 96.

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