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Harding Sports by the numbers

12 sets of sisters who have played Lady Bison volleyballsince the program began in 1983 617 goals scored by the men’s soccer team since its inception in 2000. The 600th goal was scored this season by freshman Matthew Sanchez. 36 foreign countries Harding men’s and women’s tennis players have represented throughout the programs’ history 568 rushing touchdowns by the Bison football team since 2010. In
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Harding Athletic Hall of Fame

The Harding University Bions Booster Club inducted 13 new members into the Harding Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 30 in the Charles White Dining Hall. New members are added every five years. There are now 113 members of the hall of fame. By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information Mollie Arnold Reynolds, volleyball, 2010-13 Two-time Honorable Mention AVCA
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Sports by the numbers

28 Hitting streak by senior Chris Witzke as he recorded a hit in 28 straight baseball games, smashing the old record of 15 games set by Billy Ninemire in 2013. 17 Number of lead changes in men’s basketball’s 76-73 upset of eventual Great American Conference regular-season champion Southeastern Oklahoma on Jan. 1. 50+ & 100+ Senior Hannah Collins became the first Lady Bison basketball player
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A man who soared

Excerpts from the eulogy by Paul Simmons, head football coach | Dr. Jim Citty was many things to many people: Bible teacher, elder, mentor, encourager, Bison, doctor, husband, beloved father, grandfather and, most recently, great-grandfather. For me and most Bison football players, he also was a legend. He was an icon, larger than life, steady, consistent and true. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy of
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Sports by the numbers

.986 Fielding percentage at shortstop of baseball’s Connor Kelly in 2021, earning the NCAA Division II Rawlings Gold Glove. He made only two errors on 144 defensive chances. 1 The first three-time individual GAC cross-country champion, Bison Dylan Douglas won the 10K conference championship in Searcy in 25:35.2 with freshman Luke Walling placing second just under one second behind Douglas. 3 Number of Lady Bison
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Top 10 in the nation

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information Outright winner of the Great American Conference, the Bison football team made its fifth-straight NCAA Division II playoff appearance in 2021, one of only three teams in Division II to qualify for the last five tournaments. The Bisons finished with an 11-2 record, the team’s eighth season in the last nine with nine or more wins and
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Football records by the numbers

During the Bisons 49-10 victory over Southern Nazarene Oct. 9, senior fullback Cole Chancey becomes Harding’s career rushing leader, breaking the mark of 4,214 yards held by the late Alan “Snake” Dixon since 1973. Dixon’s widow, Belinda, and son, Jad, are presented with a football by Coach Simmons during a brief ceremony at halftime to honor Dixon and Chancey. 284 Rushing yards by Bison Hall
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The road to 10 all-sports trophies

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information Everything about the 2020-21 school year was unusual, including athletics. Harding had 17 of its 18 teams in action, but all of the teams played only in the spring semester. When the dust settled, the University won its third all-sports trophy (the Great American Conference calls it the Commissioner’s Cup) of the last four awarded by
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Sports by the numbers

.403 Hitting percentage of David Butterfield, the 11th Bison baseball player to hit over .400 for a season and the first since Jason Nappi hit .413 in 2010. 19.2 Career scoring average of two-time honorable mention All-GAC basketball player Romio Harvey in 42 games as a Bison, good for third all-time. 1,244 Career point totals for senior women’s basketball player Carissa Caples, who ranks 12th
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Vaulting to the top

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information Freshman pole-vaulter Dorian Chaigneau (pronounced SHIN-yo) describes his arrival on Harding’s campus as “eyes blind.” Chaigneau is a native of Fontenay-le-Comte, France, a town of 13,000 located in west-central France less than 30 miles from the Bay of Biscay. At 6 years old, Chaigneau’s parents signed him up for a track and field club in France.
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