Albany State’s Robert Vogel tapped for participation in rising stars program

From asugoldenrams.com : ORLANDO, Fla.– Albany State University’s Assistant Athletic Director for Communications & Marketing Robert Vogel was selected to participate in the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) Rising Stars Program.  The pilot program will take place in conjunction with annual National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics Convention MOAA Symposium on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, FL. The MOAA Rising Stars program is designed specifically to support the early career of promising minority athletic administrators through educational sessions and workshops. …

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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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Eleven Virgina State Athlete-Students recognized as Arthur Ashe,Jr. Scholars

From the Virginia State Office of Sports Information: ETTRICK, VA– The Virginia State University Athletics department continues to stay true to their mission of developing academic and athletic champions!  In line with the Trojans mission, the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award, sponsored by The Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine, honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.  In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5,…

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Virginia State’s Lonnie Blow Jr. Named 2018-2019 Gaines Award Recipient

From theciaa.com: Courtesy of National Sports Media Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 26, 2019) — The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) has announced that Kelvin Sampson (Division I) and Lonnie Blow Jr. (Division II) are the 2018-19 winners of the Clarence “Big House” Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Awards. The Gaines Awards will be presented during the 60th annual NSMA Awards Banquet on June 24, 2019, at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sampson was selected after he led the University of Houston to a 33-4 overall…

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Four Albany State golfers named to All-SIAC Men’s Golf First Team

From asugoldenrams.com : Peachtree City, Ga. (April 15, 2019)– Ten student-athletes have been honored as part of the 2018-19 Men’s Golf All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team, as announced Monday. Headlining the All-SIAC Team are Albany State’s Chase McLain, the SIAC Player of the Year, and Spring Hill’s Peter Schilli, the SIAC Freshman of the Year. Miles College’s Leonard Smoot garnered SIAC Coach of the Year accolades. The All-SIAC Player, Freshman, and Coach of the Year was selected by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, while the all-conference teams were decided…

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TSU’s Blue and White Spring Game shows the promise for the upcoming season

From tsutigers.com : PHOTO GALLERY NASHVILLE — The unveiling of the 2019 Tennessee State Tigers football team came in the annual Blue and White Spring scrimmage at Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. The contest was a full-on scrimmage with 15 minute running clock quarters and no official scoring. The Blue offense and White defense trotted out in 7-personnel before the full 11-man squads took the field in the third quarter. Head coach Rod Reed was satisfied with the flow of the game and happy to see no injuries took place on the slippery…

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SIAC Week 4 Track and Field Performers of the Week

From thesiac.com : ATLANTA, Ga. (March 26, 2019) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its track and field weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Dedrick Vanover of Morehouse and Yasmine Reynolds of Paine was named this week’s men and women Track Performers of the Week, alongside Shemar Miller of Benedict and Annabel Yates of Spring Hill collected this week’s men and women Field Performers of the Week honor. Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Yasmine Reynolds, Paine Reynolds ran personal best times in the 100-meter dash (11.99) and 200-meter dash (24.62) at the Winthrop University Invitational. Reynolds’…

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North Carolina A&T upsets nationally-ranked South Carolina

From meacsports.com : Box Score COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina A&T State baseball’s historic weekend carried over into this week. Days after sweeping Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foe Bethune-Cookman for the first time, the Aggies earned one of the biggest upset wins in program history by defeating the University of South Carolina 2-0 Tuesday night at Founders Park. The Aggies beat a Gamecocks program out of the Power Five conference SEC with two national championships, six College World Series championship game appearances and 11 College World Series appearances. More importantly, the Aggies (15-9) have…

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Colorado defeats Norfolk State 76-60 in NIT Second Round

From meacsports.com: BOULDER, Colo. – A big first half run made the difference on Monday night, as Colorado defeated the Norfolk State men’s basketball team by a 76-60 margin in the NIT second round at the CU Events Center. The Buffaloes turned a tight game toward their favor thanks to a 19-3 run. They went into half up by 20, although the Spartans outscored them by four in the second half. NSU saw its season come to a close at 22-14 following its second ever postseason victory last Wednesday at Alabama.…

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