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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FAMU opts of out spring Football, Volleyball and Indoor Track & Field

from Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) athletics announced late Wednesday afternoon its decision to opt out of the 2021 spring football season, along with volleyball and indoor track & field.   “The University supports the decision made by our athletics department as this is to protect our student-athletes, Rattler fans and supporters during this unprecedented time,” President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said. “When these programs return to competition our coaches and staff will have the teams ready to continue our tradition of excellence. Meanwhile, l encourage our student-athletes to continue…

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SIAC makes announces plans for resumption of 2021 sports

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule.  The SIAC men’s and women’s basketball schedule will begin on January 9 and will feature a 12-14 game conference schedule that will culminate with the SIAC Basketball Championship Tournament featuring all SIAC men and women teams – including recently admitted SIAC member (provisional), Allen University. The spring 2021 season will feature men’s and women’s tennis, golf, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and…

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FAMU’s Alelee Figueroa named 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletic Communications TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Alelee Figueroa, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year, has been selected among 605 female college student-athletes as a 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award nominee, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions. In 2020, nearly 220,000 women are competing in college sports, and the NCAA…

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Bethune-Cookman pays tribute to the life of champion track athlete Summer Brown

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications  Summer Brown, whose battle with cancer was as inspiring as her accomplishments with the Bethune-Cookman University track & field program, passed away Friday, Jan. 11 at the age of 25. The 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) indoor pentathlon and outdoor long champion had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma cancer last December and had used social media as an outlet to both inform and motivate. “To God Be the Glory for the Life of Summer Brown,” B-CU Vice President Of Intercollegiate Athletics Lynn W. Thompson…

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North Carolina A&T’s Akeem Sirleaf qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Via NCATAGGIES.COM : EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T senior sprinter Akeem Sirleaf has qualified for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, also known as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Sirleaf qualified 11 months ahead of the opening ceremonies. The Liberia Athletes Federation (LAF) made the announcement recently after Sirleaf put together impressive showings from March-June with many of those performances coming in an N.C. A&T uniform. Sirleaf will compete Liberia from July 24, 2020 to Aug. 9, 2020.    “I’m extremely excited for Akeem,” said Duane Ross, N.C.…

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New polices for SWAC in upcoming athletic year

From swac.org: BILOXI, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference held its annual spring meetings this past week in Biloxi with several significant pieces of legislation being adopted for the upcoming athletic year. The approved measures were recommendations from the leagues’ Sports Administrators Committee (SAC) which consist of member institutions’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators. With league finances serving as a significant topic of discussion during the meetings, the SWAC unveiled its strategic business model which will be implemented during the upcoming 2019-20 season. “One consistent theme that we were able…

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UDC’s Shaneika Bowra receives Excellence in Community and Character Award

From udcfirebirds.com : Dobbs Ferry, NY- Senior Track & Field standout Shaneika Bowra was one of the Excellence in Community and Character award recipients and was named the State Farm Female Scholar-Athlete of the year, at the ECC awards dinner on May 13. Bowra (St. Catherine Jamaica) transferred to UDC as a junior and has excelled both on and off the track since then. She was the 2018-2019 team captain and played a huge role in the success of the Track and Field Program this year. She was named ECC Indoor &…

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Alabama State takes Men’s and Women’s 2019 SWAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

From swac.org: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas- The Alabama State Women’s Track and Field claimed team their 10th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field title leading the field with 177.5 total points. Prairie View A&M finished second with 154.5 points followed by Grambling State (101), Texas Southern (74), and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (73) to round out the top team standings. On the men’s side, Alabama State claimed the title in spectacular fashion as head coach Ritchie Beene won his first Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship as head coach. Jackson State finished…

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