Grambling’s Monfries sets personal best at Knight Invatational

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: Alexavier Monfries ran a personal best time of 21.25 and just missed out on winning the 200m dash by eight-tenths of a second on Saturday as the Grambling State University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Carl Knight Invitational, hosted by Stephen F. Austin, at Fletcher Garner Track.  Monfries continues to turn in top performances this spring as his time nearly beat Zac Martin, of McNeese State. Martin won the event in 21.17, while Stephen F. Austin’s Joseph Harding took…

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Grambling Tennis gets 4-1 victory over Southern

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications The Grambling State University women’s tennis team wrapped up Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Saturday afternoon and for the first time in decade, defeated rival Southern, 4-1, at the Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex.  Grambling State (3-13 overall, 3-6 SWAC) won the doubles point and picked up three of four singles matches to claim the victory.  DOUBLES – Southern won at No. 1, but Grambling State earned victories at No. 2 and No. 3 to claim the point  -At No. 2 doubles, the team of Ana Ochoa and Takudzwa Mawisire bested…

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Grambling wraps up Spring Practice with Black and Gold Game

From Grambling State Athletic Communications For those scoring it, the Black team edged the Gold Team 7-6 at Grambling State University’s first spring football game under the auspices of new head coach Hue Jackson.  Everyone was a winner in this one — the football team that showed much spirit and energy, the crowd that looked bigger than some of GSU’s home games last season, and Jackson himself.  “That was our 15th practice,” Jackson said. “It was called a spring game, but it was a practice. There were a lot of…

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Grambling’s Alexis Holt named BOXTOROW All-American

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Grambling State University graduate guard Alexis Holt was named to the BOXTOROW All-American Team on Wednesday.  Holt, a First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) performer and SWAC All-Tournament team selection, played in all 30 games for Grambling State. She averaged 36.6 minutes, while contributing 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game. In addition, the Epps, La. native shot nearly 41 percent from the floor and 74.2 percent from the foul line.  In the conference tournament, Holt played all 40 minutes…

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Weather postpones Grambling/ULM softball game

Courtesy of Grambing State Sports Communications Grambling State University head softball coach Nakeya Hall announced Tuesday’s single game at the University of Louisiana-Monroe has been postponed due to inclement weather.  The single game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the ULM Softball Complex.  Grambling State and ULM met once this season, with the Warhawks picking up an 11-4 on Feb. 22 in Grambling.   wzGrambling State (12-11) steps back into Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Friday with a three-game series at Alcorn State. The Lady Tigers and…

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Grambling State Track has several great performances at Mize Invitational

Courtesy of Grambling State University Sports Communications: The Grambling State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team turned in several highlighted performances during Saturday’s Jim Mize Invitational at the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex at Louisiana Tech.  On the women’s side in field events, Dior Nicholson placed second in the discus and third in the shot put, while Sascha Greene was third in the high jump. On the track, Sharon Labich won the 1,500m and placed second in the 3,000m, while Mercy Kwambai took third in the…

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Grambling State soccer coach Craig Roberts stepping down

Grambling State University head women’s soccer coach Craig Roberts announced on Monday that he is stepping down from his position, after leading the Lady Tigers to back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament Championship games.  Roberts, who took over the program last March, compiled a 17-9-5 overall record and a 12-3-2 conference mark in two seasons.  “Coach Roberts did a remarkable job in leading our program over the past two seasons,” said Grambling State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Trayvean Scott. “We want to thank him for his service to…

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Grambling State Lady Tigers’ season ends in SWAC semis

Courtesy of Grambling State University Athletic Communications BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University women’s basketball team went nearly five minutes without a bucket from the floor in between the first and second quarter as the Lady Tigers fell, 74-59, to Alabama State in the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals on Friday at Bartow Arena.  Alabama State (15-14), which avoided losing three straight to Grambling State this season, advances to the 2022 SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship game and will meet the winner of Jackson State (top seed) or Southern…

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Grambling comes up short at Alabama State 78-75

From Grambling State Athletic Communications The Grambling State University men’s basketball team fought to the end on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers ended the regular season with a 78-75 loss to Alabama State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.  Grambling State (11-19 overall, 9-9 SWAC), which has dropped six out of its last seven games down the stretch, will look to rebound in next week’s SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Alabama State (9-21, 8-10) remained alive for a potential tournament berth.  Cameron Christon led…

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Grambling’s Monfries sweeps 200 and 400 at SWAC Track Championships

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Alexavier Monfries did what he has been doing all season… Dominating!  The St. James, Jamaica native has been one of the best freshmen in all of NCAA Division I on the track this season and the absolute best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).  Monfires captured the 200m and 400m title on Friday at the SWAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex and has an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships March 11-12 in Birmingham.   WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS  – Grambling State finished with 24…

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