Saint Augustine’s AD and Track Coach George Williams in accident in Qatar

Saint Augustine University’s world-renowaned track coach George Williams was involved in a car accident while he was in Qatar for the World Track and Field Championships. Williams’ family released a statement saying the legendary coach was alert and expected to make a full recovery. “While in Qatar for the World Track and Field Championships, Coach George Williams was involved in a vehicle accident. He has serious injuries but is alert, responsive and expected to fully recover. He is under great medical care in Qatar and will remain here for treatment. The family…

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Johnson C. Smith named to ITA All-Academic team with six players claiming All-Academic Scholar-Athletes honors

From JCSU Office of Sports Information: TEMPE, Ariz.  – The Johnson C. Smith University women’s tennis team was named to the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team and six Golden Bulls earned individual ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, the ITA announced Thursday. This year the Intercollegiate Tennis Association saw an increase in qualifying teams and scholar-athletes. All-Academic honors were awarded to 940 teams and thousands of scholar-athletes.  JCSU women’s team who earned All-Academic honors individual academic accolades are Alisa Stevenson, Aleena Oakley, Aria Springfield, Cierra Turner, Jada Strickland and Halle Parker. All-Academic teams boast a team GPA of 3.20…

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Fayetteville State’s Teeya McLean and Shaw’s University named 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year Honorees

from theciaa.com: Charlotte, NC (July 8th, 2019) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) Association sub-committee have selected the 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year. This year’s honorees include volleyball student-athletes Christine Ngeve of Shaw University and Teeya McLean from Fayetteville State University. Ngeve and McLean will both represent the conference as considerations for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which accepts two honorees if at least one of the student-athletes is a woman of color or international student-athlete. Ngeve, a Greensboro, NC native, was a Psychology major with…

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CIAA Announces 2019 Track&Field Athletes of the Year

From theciaa.com: BOWIE, MD – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its 2019 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year, as voted by the CIAA Track & Field Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association. These outstanding student-athletes were formally recognized today during a ceremony at the CIAA Track & Field Championships. Saint Augustine’s University junior Shannon Kalawan was named Women’s Track Athlete of the Year and Virginia State University junior Jeia Gilliam was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Year. Men’s Track Athlete of the Year was Claflin…

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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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UMES hires Jason Crafton as Men’s Basketball Coach

From meacsports.com : PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Jason Crafton, a young but experienced coach with stints at several levels including most recently the NBA G-League, has been hired to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team. The 16-year-veteran of coaching spent this past season in the NBA ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers’ G-League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats. Prior to that, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Nyack College from 2012-18. He spent the beginning of his career as an assistant at…

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Shaw Athletics unveil new logo

Courtesy of Shaw University Office of Sports Information RALEIGH, N.C. – After months of research and preparation, Shaw University Athletics has taken on a bold and dynamic branding identity that will set the visual direction of the department for the future. The new logo features a new bear. This innovative design pays tribute to the University’s past while modernizing the look through graphics, colors and lettering. The brand rollout will be on Friday, Mar. 22 at 10 a.m. on the third floor in the President’s Conference room in Estey Hall. Shaw…

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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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