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 Grover Stewart tabbed as NFLPA Black College Football Pro POTY

Courtesy of the NFLPA: Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Grover Stewart has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Black College Football Pro Player of the Year presented by the NFL Players Association. Stewart is the sixth winner of the prestigious award, which is presented annually to a top professional football player who attended a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The 2017 fourth-round pick from Albany State has emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive tackles while serving as a key contributor for the Colts’ defensive unit. After…

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Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn named First Team All-America

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics Albany State University track and field standout, Sydney Blackburn, was named a 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field First Team All-America by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Sydney Blackburn recently competed in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that were held on May 26-28 at the Grand Valley State Track & Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.  Blackburn finished 3rd in the Women’s Discus Throw Championship.  Sydney Blackburn also broke the SIACrecord in the Discus Throw at…

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Albany State falls to Miles, 15-10 in Black College World Series

Courtesy Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State University Golden Rams were defeated by the Miles College Golden Bears (15-10) in the 2022 Black College World Series held at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The Golden Rams were held scoreless until the bottom of the 6th inning when Malik Bellreached on a fielder’s choice to score Lachlan Ross to make the score (10-1).  The Golden Rams scored 2 more runs when Hill Corleydoubled to left field to score Tyler McConnelland Nicholas Hernandez.  The Golden Rams closed the gap to (10-5) when Pierce Thomassingled up the middle to score Hill Corley and Malik…

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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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SIAC names baseball All-Conference Honourees

From the SIAC:  The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its 2022 baseball all-conference awards, as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. Savannah State’s Joe Smith headlines the all-conference team after being selected as the 2022 SIAC Player of the Year alongside Miles’ Kody Long who was named 2022 Starting Pitcher of the Year. Spring Hill’s Michael Romano earned this year’s Relief Pitcher of the Year honor.  Miles’ Michael Archie was selected as the 2022 SIAC Freshman of the Year alongside, Benedict’s Bradon O’Connor, who was named Utility Player of the Year. Savannah State’s head coach, Carlton Hardy, has been named 2022 SIAC…

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2022 SIAC Softball All-Conference Awards

From the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its 2022 softball all-conference awards, as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. Tuskegee’s Kendra Gibbons headlines the all-conference team after being selected as the 2022 SIAC Player of the Year alongside teammate Ayriana Stoneback who was named 2022 Starting Pitcher of the Year. Spring Hill’s Paityn Desormeaux earned this year’s Relief Pitcher of the Year honor.  Albany State’s Morgan Brown was selected as the 2022 SIAC Freshman of the Year along with, Tuskegee’s Kaeley Roldan, who was named Utility Player of the Year. Tuskegee’s head coach, Dietrich Randle, has been named 2022 SIAC Softball Coach…

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LeMoyne softball ends record-breaking season with sweep of Miles

Courtesy of Lane Athletics The 2022 edition of the Lane College softball team set out with a few goals according to Head Coach Joel Worthington. Mostly, they wanted to be record-setters. The team did just that, shattering 14 school records and setting countless individual marks as well. Perhaps most impressively, the Dragons led the nation in batting average, hitting .420 as a team on the year. The most important to Worthington – the school records for wins in a season. “We wanted to prove that Lane College was a place where…

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SIAC announces Week 11 Baseballers of the Week

Monday the SIAC announced their Week 11 baseball honorees and it was an all Savannah State affair, with SSU outfielder Joseph Smith named Player of the Week, and Tigers hurler Enrico Peel taking Pitcher of the Week honors. Courtesy of the SIAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Joe Smith, Savannah State| Outfield | R-Junior | Brunswick, Ga. Leadoff man Joe Smith led Savannah State in two big wins over Albany State this weekend as the Tigers battled for first place in the SIAC. Smith slashed .667/.750/1.00 over the series with two…

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Albany State Softball takes Eastern Division crown

Via Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Golden Rams softball team won two out of three games against the Benedict College Tigers in their final series of the regular season.  As a result, the Golden Rams finish #1 in the Eastern Division of the SIAC.  The Golden Rams improved to 32-7 (16-3 in the SIAC) while the Tigers are 27-17 (11-7 in the SIAC).   In game 1, the Tigers defeated the Golden Rams 12-4.  The Tigers jumped out to a (3-0) lead after the 1st inning.  But, McLeod homered in…

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