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Liberty University grad killed in plane crash

A 22-year-old Liberty University grad is one of two people who died in a plane crash in Arizona this week.

Krista Buchanan died when the small plane, piloted by Alan Ram, 53, of Scottsdale, AZ, crashed at a golf course in Mesa on Monday. According to the FAA, the pilot reported mechanical trouble and said the plane was unable to reach the airport.


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TENNIS: Liberty University brings Beck Pennington as an assistant coach

Derek Schwandt, men’s tennis head coach at Liberty University, announced that Beck Pennington will join the Flames as an assistant coach. Pennington had a great career as a player at the University of Kentucky, advancing to the last 16 in 2013 and 2014 in the NCAA Team Tournament.

He was ranked inside the Top 40 in the singles and Top 25 in the doubles in the ITA rankings. For 4 seasons, between 2014-17, Beck served as the team captain, earning a two-time second-team All-SEC selection, and he won 17 matches in singles this spring, in his final chapter as a Wildcat.


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Olympic Marathoner Dee Salukombo: Running to save young lives

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Liberty opens new indoor practice facility

Liberty University is charging full steam ahead into the land of big-time college football. This summer it opened its new $29 million dollar indoor practice facility. The 95,000 square-foot facility sits adjacent to Williams Stadium. It features a curved roof with a 70-foot clearance and Astro Turf. The facility will pay dividends when inclement weather moves into the area, but perhaps more importantly, the recent addition will be a crucial part of the Flames’ recruiting efforts.


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Liberty University pool closer to being finished

The new Liberty University pool is getting closer to being finished. There’s now concrete poured for the 50-meter pool.

The 75,000 square-foot facility will be much larger than the current LaHaye Aquatics Center pool. There will be a separate diving well with a seating capacity of 1,400.

Source: Liberty University
The university hopes the facility will elevate Liberty’s NCAA Division I women’s swimming & diving team and men’s club swimming and water polo programs while also attracting students and community members of all ages.


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