Albany State University hosts Alice Coachman Invitational

From asugoldenrams.com: The Albany State University track & field program is set to host its first meet of the 2021 outdoor season this Saturday, as the Golden Rams host 10 schools for the Alice Coachman Invitational. Albany State University will welcome Brewton-Parker, Fort Valley State University, Vorhees, Columbus State University (W), Clayton State University, Tallahassee Community College, Shorter University, Life University (W), Talladega College and Wesleyan College to Robert Cross Track & Field Complex on Saturday, April 3rd. Start TimesThe men’s hammer throw will begin at 10:00 a.m. Women will…

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North Carolina A&T Relay Team wins national title

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conferncce: Watch the Aggies’ 4×400-Meter Relay Team Win the NCAA Title North Carolina A&T State Wins Mens 4×400 Relay National Title FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — North Carolina A&T State men’s indoor track & field senior star Trevor Stewart understands something very clearly.  North Carolina A&T State University is an HBCU (historically black college or university). Therefore, no matter what the team accomplishes during the regular season, they go to meets like the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Arkansas’s Randal Tyson Track…

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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: 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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Albany State postpones start of Winter/Spring sports until March 2021

From Albany State University: In consideration of the health and safety of its student-athletes and staff, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced delaying the remainder of winter and spring sports until March 1, 2021. Impacted sports include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, track and field, baseball, and softball. Albany State University (ASU) agrees with and will follow this decision. ASU’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community, alumni, and supporters. For more information, please see the official SIAC release.

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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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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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