CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Virginia State University’s Darrell Dyson

From the CIAA: Up next, the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, features Darrell Dyson II of Virginia State University. Dyson is a sophomore men’s cross country student-athlete from Chesterfield, VA. He is a computer engineering major that maintains a 3.2 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Cross Country – A member of the runner-up team at the 2019 CIAA Championships Cross Country – Earned All-CIAA Honors after finishing 8th at the 2019 CIAA Championships with a time of 28:17.1 Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “One…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Janina Mayers of Saint Augustine’s University

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors continues this week by featuring Janina Mayers of Saint Augustine’s University. Mayers is a junior women’s volleyball student-athlete from Christ Church, Barbados. She is an exercise science major and maintains a 4.0 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Volleyball – Finished 2nd in the CIAA with 4.37 digs per set in 2019 Volleyball – Led the Lady Falcons in total digs (223) and digs per set in 2019 Volleyball – Recorded 20 or more digs in four matches, including…

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The CIAA will participate in first ever NFL Madden 21 x HBCU Tournament

from the CIAA: First of its kind tournament, will provide opportunity for students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to showcase their talent and engage with the NFL throughout the fall season Courtesy of NFL Communications NEW YORK – The National Football League today announced, in partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), it will host the inaugural Madden NFL 21 x HBCU Tournament. The tournament is designed to connect HBCU communities and encourage competition…

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CIAA Student Spotlight: Bowie State Volleyball Player Bianca Tucker

from the CIAA: Up next, the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, features Bianca Tucker of Bowie State University. Tucker is a senior volleyball student-athlete from Edgewood, MD. She is a Business Administration major with a 3.12 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Volleyball – Earned BSU Team Coaches Award (2017) Volleyball – Helped the Bulldogs earn a berth in the 2019 CIAA Championship Tournament Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “I don’t have any special talents like singing, dancing or acting. However, after asking some…

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CIAA Athlete Student Spotlight: Shaw’s Jaleel Scroggins

From the CIAA: This week, we kick off the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight by featuring Jaleel Scroggins of Shaw University. Scroggins is a senior football student-athlete from Raleigh, NC. He is a business administration major with a concentration in accounting and maintains a 3.35 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Football – 2017 CIAA All-Rookie Team SelectionFootball – 2017 All-CIAA First Team SelectionFootball – 2018 All-CIAA Honorable MentionFootball – 2019 All-CIAA First Team Selection Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “I’m ambidextrous!” Your goals or plans after finishing school: “I…

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The CIAA calls off all Fall 2020 Sports

from the CIAA: CHARLOTTE – After thorough analysis the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), in conjunction with its Athletic Directors Association (ADA), has voted that NCAA sport competition sponsored by the conference will not occur during the fall of 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns associated with COVID-19. The decision is informed by the reality that several CIAA member schools are located in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. This recent rise in cases has led to a pause in phased reopening plans in…

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Winston-Salem State wins 2020 CIAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

From the CIAA : CHARLOTTE, NC – Robert Colon’s three free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining completed a late comeback by Winston-Salem State University as they defeated Fayetteville State University 63-62 to capture the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball tournament title Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The championship was Winston-Salem’s 12th in the conference tournament’s 75-year history and their first since winning the title in 2012.  The Rams, who were the #2 seed in the south entering the tournament, earn the CIAA’s automatic bid to…

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Week 9 CIAA Football Recap

From theciaa: 2019 CIAA Football Standings 2019 Composite Schedule 2019 Statistics Things became clearer in week nine of the CIAA season as the Bowie State Bulldogs clinched their second straight Northern Division title and secured the first spot in the CIAA Football Championship, which takes place November 16th in Salem, VA. This week also provided a bit more clarity in the Southern Division race with one week remaining in the regular season. As a reminder, here’s how division winners are determined: Tie-Breaker Policy The Northern and Southern Division winners will be determined…

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CIAA Football Week 8 Honors

From theciaa : FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #78 Donald Boone, Chowan(Sr, OL – Duluth, GA) Boone led an offensive line that helped Chowan produce 597 yards of total offense, including 376 rushing yards (8.2 yards per carry). Boone and the Hawks offense averaged 8.5 yards per play and put up 49 points in their homecoming win over Elizabeth City State.  FOOD LION QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK #16 Ja’rome Johnson, Bowie State(Jr, QB – Washington, DC) Johnson continued his impressive season, completing 23 of 28 passes (82 percent) for…

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Week 7 CIAA Football Recap

From theciaa.com: 2019 CIAA Football Standings 2019 Composite Schedule 2019 Statistics Week seven of 2019 football season continued with divisional play across the CIAA as six interdivisional games took place. The cream has begun to rise to the top as teams look to establish themselves as division contenders with an eye on ultimately earning a berth to the CIAA Football Championship (November 16th in Salem, VA at 3 P.M. on Aspire TV). Let’s look at recaps from this week’s action: Shaw 27, Livingstone 20  FINAL In a battle of two teams looking to rebound from…

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