This week’s edition of CIAA Volleyball Honors could be called the Elizabeth City State awards week because Viking volleyballers swept the accolades. 2021 CIAA Volleyball Standings2021 CIAA Volleyball Composite Schedule2021 Statistics From the CIAA: FOOD LION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aasia McNeill, Elizabeth City State University (Jr, OH – Statesville, NC, 3) McNeill earns her third straight weekly honor after recording 29 kills and two service aces with a .220 hitting percentage in three matches. The junior outside hitter recorded two double-doubles, including a 10-kill, 27-dig performance against Greensboro College, while adding 44 total digs…

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CIAA Football Week 3 Recap

From the CIAA: 2021 CIAA Football Standings2021 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2021 Statistics   CHARLOTTE – Week three of the 2021 football season features nine league teams in action for the final stanza of non-conference games as three others elect to have a bye week wiith the cross-division conference schedule on the horizon. It’s another solid slate of challenges in out of conference play for CIAA teams this week, featuring a mix of Division I and Division II opponents as well as some intriguing matchups against HBCU competition. Let’s look at how teams across the conference fared in week three:  Shaw 52, Central State 0 After nearly…

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CIAA reveal plans for spring sports

From the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Due to continued concerns related to COVID-19, the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has voted to cancel all conference scheduling and championship events for spring sponsored sports. This includes the sports of softball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s golf. Each school that sponsors the affected sports will have the autonomy to schedule competition throughout season, if desired, to allow teams and student-athletes the opportunity complete and if possible, qualify for NCAA Division II postseason participation should they meet minimum requirements. “These…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University

from the CIAA : The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, starts off this week with a feature on Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University. Eason is a senior women’s basketball student-athlete from Woodland, NC. She is a psychology major that maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Women’s Basketball – Ranked top four or better for SAU with 7.6 points per game (4th), 3.6 rebounds per game (4th), and 45 assists (2nd) during the 2019-20 season.    Women’s Basketball – Ranked second with 11 blocks…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jerinique Brooks of Fayetteville State University

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, kicks off the New Year with a feature on Jerinique Brooks of Fayetteville State University. Brooks is a senior women’s track & field student-athlete from Nassau, Bahamas. She majors in criminal justice and maintains a 3.28 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Indoor Track & Field – Named 2020 CIAA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year Indoor Track & Field – Helped FSU women win their first title at 2020 CIAA Championships Indoor Track & Field –…

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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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