umberland University has received another generous donation from the Tyler McChurch Memorial Golf Tournament.
Tyler was a standout student athlete for the Cumberland football team and graduated from CU with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2007. He tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013 at the age of 29.
Now in its third year the Tyler McChurch Memorial Golf Tournament, thanks to the efforts of the McChurch family, tournament committee, sponsors, golfers and “Friends of Tyler”, raised another $58,000. The donation will assist Wilson County high school graduates who attend Cumberland University with a special emphasis on student athletes. The fund also helps support youth football programs in Wilson County that help develop athletes in the areas of character, skill and leadership and the Cumberland University Athletic program.
Representatives from the Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown youth football programs are joined by members of the McChurch family, tournament committee members and CU President Paul C. Stumb on August 30 for the check presentations.
For more information about the tournament please visit www.tmacmemorialscholarship.com.
Cumberland University has one of the longest, richest histories of any higher education institution in the state. Founded in 1842, the University flourishes today with exceptional faculty and fully-accredited academic programs steeped in the liberal arts, including three distinct schools: the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions; the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts; and the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business. With a student body approaching 2,500, 25 percent of whom live on campus, our unique residential living and learning experience allows students to find their sense of belonging. Athletics also are a strength of Cumberland University, as its teams in 20 sports regularly compete for conference and national championships. Its world-renowned baseball team has claimed the NAIA national championship title three times since 2004.