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 Student-Athlete Spotlight: Bowie State’s Morgana Johnson

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, continues this week with a feature on Morgana Johnson of Bowie State University. Johnson is a senior softball student-athlete from Baltimore, MD. She majors in early childhood education/special education and maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Softball – Currently maintains a .965 fielding percentage for her career Softball – Recorded a career-high .407 batting average during the 2019 season Softball – A four-year member of the Dean’s List and BSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll Something…

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Elizabeth City State plans to have normal Fall 2021 semester

From Robert Kelly-Goss of ECSU newsroom In looking at the data and current projections, Elizabeth City State University plans to have a normal fall 2021 semester. The university plans to return to normal course delivery, residence living and overall operations. This includes: In-person classes. In-person events and activities. Buildings and facilities returning to normal hours of operation. “We continue to be encouraged by the decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases both on campus and throughout the state and with the increased number of vaccinations being given,” Chancellor Karrie…

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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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Greg Goings, Bowie State’s Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations to retire

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletic Media RelationsBOWIE, Md. – Bowie State Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Gregory Goingsannounces plan to retire in May 2021 after nearly 30 years of service. Goings is currently the longest serving athletic media relations director in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). “When I was blessed to be selected as the next athletic director for Bowie State University in January of 2015, Greg Goings was one of the first individuals who welcomed me to Bulldog Nation, said Assistant Vice President of Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty Jr. …

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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: Scheleck Laramie of Virginia State University

From the CIAA: Up next, the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, features Scheleck Laraque of Virginia State University. Laraque is a junior cross country student-athlete from Lauderhill, FL. She is a political science major that maintains a 3.55 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Cross Country – A member of the 2019 CIAA Championship Runner-Up Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “Something unique that most people don’t know about me is that I had no intentions on going to college for track. I never had…

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At 18 this Saint Augustine’s basketball player is already a published author

Courtesy of SAU Office of Sports InformationRALEIGH, N.C.  – According to a website article, 80 percent of Americans aspire to pen a book and get it published within their lifetime. Few actually start or finish, however. Bre’cha Byrd bucked the odds and she’s only 18 years old. A basketball student-athlete at Saint Augustine’s University, Byrd is talented way beyond the basketball court. She is a published author and a motivational speaker. “Some people think you have to be 40 [years old] or 50 or 60 to become an author, but…

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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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