May 14, 2013 (Clinton) - Belhaven Softball and Men's Tennis will begin NAIA National Tournament play this week.

Blazers Softball will host the opening round of the National Tournament at Arrow Field in Clinton, Miss. This is the third year out of the last four in which Belhaven Softball has advanced to the National Tournament. Belhaven will host a four-team, double-elimination tournament including Reindhart University (GA), LSU-Alexandria, and William Woods University (MO). Belhaven's first opponent is William Woods. The softball tournament information includes game times, ticket prices and will follow the Blazers via live stats and audio broadcasts.

Belhaven Men's Tennis returns to the NAIA National Tournament for the second consecutive year and begins bracket play in Mobile, Alabama on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. This on the 30th anniversary of our 1983 Men's Tennis National Championship and will take on Spring Arbor University (MI). The winner of Tuesday's match will earn a spot into the final 16 and face Xavier University (LA) on Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. Follow the men's tennis action on the Blazers' Athletics website as well as at the NAIA National Tournament page.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America's 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts - music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.