Allen University wins 2022 SIAC Citizenship Award

Courtesy of the SIAC Allen University Awarded 2022 SIAC Citizenship Award ATLANTA, GA. (June 24, 2022) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the recipient of this year’s SIAC Citizenship Award. Allen University has been selected as the winner of the 2021-22 SIAC Citizenship Award presented by Georgia Power for their impact within the community. This is the Yellow Jackets first time receiving this honor since joining the league in 2020. “It’s quite remarkable what these student-athletes have been able to accomplish in the midst of ongoing pandemic conditions we’ve been faced with,”…

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Albany State’s Pettus and Murphy named to SIAC All-Tournament Team

Though things did not turn out how they wanted in the SIAC Softball Tournament, there was a bit of good news for the Albany State softball team, as they had two of its members named to the SIAC All Tournament Team. Sydney Pettus- First Base Sydney Pettus, a sophomore starter a first base from Decatur, GA, recorded 5 hits, 2 dingers, 6 RBIs and scored 3 runs during the tournament. Trista Murphy- Pitcher and Infielder Murphy is a freshman pitcher and infielder who hails from Ludowic, GA. During here 23.3…

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Albany State baseball prepares for last road trip of season

The Albany State baseball team is heading to Jacksonville, Florida for a weekend three-game series against the Tigers of Edward waters College. The Golden Rams (25-11, 24-5 SIAC) are coming into a game fresh off being knocked around 19-9 by Georgia Southwestern at home on Tuesday, while Edward Waters ( 23-22 , 9-12 SIAC) enters the series fresh off a three-game sweep of Benedict last week . The series commences Thursday, April 28, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EST.

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Golden Rams add Charlie Skalaski IV to coaching staff

From Albany State Athletics Charlie Skalaski (Skuh-LA-Skee) IV enters his first season at Albany State after being hired to serve as the Passing Game Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Skalaski joins the Golden Rams with fourteen seasons of coaching experience, including four at the high school level, and ten years at the college level. In those seasons, Skalaski has been a part of one State Championship, five conference championships, two trips to the Division I FCS playoffs and one NCFA National Championship. Prior to Albany, Skalaski spent the 2021…

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Albany State match schedule for SIAC Tennis Round-Up

The Albany State women’s tennis team will take part in the upcoming SIAC Round-Up in Mobile, AL on March 24-26. Here are the days and times of the 7 matches the Golden Rams will compete in over the course of the event: Thursday, March 24 9:00 AM Fort Valley State University 12 noon versus Clark Atlanta University 4:00 PM versus Spring Hill College Friday, March 25 9:00 AM against Tuskegee University 12 noon against LeMoyne-Owen College 3:00 PM against Benedict College Saturday, March 26 9:00 AM v. Savannah State University

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SIAC announces Week 1 Tennis honourees

Courtesy of the SIAC Gabrielle Benn (Savannah State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Fergus O’Rourke (Spring Hill)earned Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, released by the league office on Wednesday. Women’s Tennis PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Gabrielle Benn, Savannah State 5’6 |  Junior |  Kingston, VC Savannah State newcomer Gabrielle Benn is 6-1 this season in the first court for Savannah State. This week, she picked up a big win over Drew University’s Melina Christodoulou in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-1. She also went undefeated in singles…

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Week 1 SIAC Track and Field Honorees

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its track and field weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Nelson Kipkemboi of Benedict College and Kassie Jordan of Benedict College were named this week’s men and women Track Performers of the Week, alongside Joshua Brimmer of Benedict College and Sadrea Mabry of Savannah State collected this week’s men and women Field Performers of the Week honor. Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Kassie Jordan, Benedict College Jordan finished 1st place…

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Week 7 SIAC Volleyball Honours

Courtesy of the SIAC D’Aaron McCraney (Central State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Clint Forbes (Benedict) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday. Justin Yates (Fort Valley State) was also tabbed Setter of the Week. OFFENSIVE – D’Aaron McCraney, Freshman, Middle Hitter, Central State Central State freshman D’Aaron McCraney led the Marauders to a 2-1 record over the weekend including two SIAC wins over Benedict and Edward Waters. In a 3-0 win over BC, McCraney finished with 9 kills and a .467…

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Albany State Athletic Department has NCAA probation lifted

Tuesday morning Albany State University announced that the NCAA had removed the school’s athletic probation from probation status. As reported by WALB, back in 2016 Albany State began an internal audit of its athletic program. Following that the University self-reported potential issues to the geniuses at the NCAA. A subsequent ASU/NCAA joint investigation revealed violations for these nine sports: Mens: cross country, football, golf, baseball, basketball Women’s: volleyball, track& field, basketball, softball In addition to several operational changes and the two year probation for the athletic program the NCAA handed…

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Week 2 SIAC Softballers of the Week

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its softball weekly honors, released by the league office on Monday. Raelynn Lee (Lane) was named Player of the Week, while Alexandra Ballester (Spring Hill) earned Pitcher of the Week honors. PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Raelynn Lee, Lane | Outfield  |  Senior  |  South Bend, Ind. Lee led the Dragons to a pair of wins this week while hitting .714 at the plate and carrying a 1.000 fielding percentage. The senior outfielder was 5-for-7 with two runs scored and a double. The two wins move the Dragons to 5-0, the best start in…

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