Eleven Virgina State Athlete-Students recognized as Arthur Ashe,Jr. Scholars

From the Virginia State Office of Sports Information: ETTRICK, VA– The Virginia State University Athletics department continues to stay true to their mission of developing academic and athletic champions!  In line with the Trojans mission, the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award, sponsored by The Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine, honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.  In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5,…

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Saint Augustine’s Shannon Kalawan claims 400 hurdles victory at Penn Relays for second consecutive year

From SAU Sports Information Office RALEIGH, N.C. (April 25) – For the second consecutive year, Shannon Kalawan (Jr./Westmoreland, Jamaica) of Saint Augustine’s University opened the prestigious Penn Relays with a victory in the women’s 400 hurdles at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday.  Running in the college division, Kalawan crossed the finish line first in 57.37 seconds at Franklin Field. She defeated a field of 52 hurdlers, mostly from Division I schools. Kalawan ran her winning time in the first heat. Reanda Richards of Rutgers University finished second in…

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Saint Augustine’s Dill wins Men’s 800; SAU posts 23 top ten finishes at USC

From the SAU office of Sports Information: Results RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20) – Shaquille Dill (Sr./Pembroke, Bermuda) captured the men’s 800 run as Saint Augustine’s University produced 23 top ten finishes in the USC Outdoor Open track & field meet at Cregger Track in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.  Dill ran an NCAA Division II provisional time of 1:49.95 to win the 800 run. Overall, the Falcons and Lady Falcons recorded 10 provisional times in the meet. For the men, Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) placed third in the 200…

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Shaw Football Volunteers at Wake Assisted Living Center

From Shaw University Sports Information Department: RALEIGH, N.C. – With the help of the Shaw University Academic Success Department, members of the Bears football program volunteered their time in performing community service hours at the Wake Assisted Living Center located Raleigh on Tuesday (Apr. 16). The student-athletes helped with preparation of lunch, cleaning and having fun playing a game of Bingo with some of the residents. “We definitely enjoyed ourselves and look forward to participating in more community service projects,” said Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach, Toryeon Hester. “This experience…

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Lincoln Men’s Track wins three events and had eight top fives at Gwynedd Mercy Twilight Meet

Courtesy of Lincoln (PA) Sports Information Lincoln Men’s Track and Field athletes won three events and recorded eight top five finishes as they competed at the Gwynedd Mercy University Mid-Week Twilight Meet in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon. There was no team scoring in the meet, which saw 15 schools competing. Xavier Fountain won the javelin throw with a toss of 51.38 meters(168′ 7″) while Solomon Potter won the shot put with a toss of 14.02 meters (46′).   Potter also placed second in the discus with a throw of 42.22…

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Fayetteville State releases 2019 Football Schedule and Season Ticket rates

From theciaa.com : Fayetteville, N.C. – The defending CIAA Southern Division Champions Fayetteville State University and CIAA Football Coach of the Year Richard Hayes releases the Broncos 2019 schedule. The upcoming schedule currently features five home contests and four road games; with the opportunity of a fifth away game. FSU will offer a special savings on season tickets at $75 for general admission and $100 for reserved seats; which is a $35 savings on general tickets and $40 on the reserved section. For information on securing your 2019 tickets, contact the…

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Livingstone student-athletes volunteered at local elementary school

by Blue Bears Sports Information Department  SALISBURY – Livingstone College Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) members and their teammates volunteered at Overton Elementary School for their annual Jump rope Club Lock-In.  Each year, LC student-athletes participate with the elementary students to play games, help out by serving dinner and promote goals of physical, social and character development of the students. Each year Overton Elementary School and Livingstone have practices throughout the entire school year.  As the event continued to grow in attendance, more hands were needed to help it run…

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Shaw’s Amir Hinton named to NABC Coaches’ All-American Team

From theciaa.com : KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2019) — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America team. Just one day after being named to their All-Atlantic Region team, Shaw University junior Amir Hinton was one of 16 players to be named to the 2019 All-American team.  Hinton, a 6-5 guard, led the nation in scoring at 29.4 points per game during 2018-19 season when he was named the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Year. The All-CIAA selection was also named to the All-Tournament…

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Virginia State wins Men’s CIAA Basketball Tournament

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia State University held off a strong second half rally to defeat the Shaw Bears, 77-66, in the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Championship game Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center. The Bears battled to turn a 31-point second half deficit into single-digits but their rally fell short despite a game-high 34 points from Junior Amir Hinton, who also finished with five rebounds, five steals and three assists. Junior DaVaughn Kelsie added 17 points and freshman Geremy Taylor chipped in 12 points and four…

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Virginia Union’s Rejoice Spivey wins Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Women’s Basketball

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia Union University guard Rejoice Spivey has been named the winner of the 2018-19 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s basketball. The award, chosen by a combination of votes from CIAA women’s basketball coaches, CIAA media and fans, is awarded to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in CIAA women’s basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the national Senior CLASS Award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remained committed to their…

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