Making A Difference: SAU and Shaw teams up with Academy Sports to donate gift cards

Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Academy Sports + Outdoors donated $5,000 in gift cards to two local youth programs earlier this month. The Wake County Boys & Girls Club and the Capital City Steelers Junior/Peewee Football Team each received a $2,500 gift card to Academy Sports + Outdoors in Apex, N.C. The gift cards enabled the youth programs to buy new equipment, gear, apparel, footwear and other school items. The gift card presentation was held during the Raleigh Classic football game between crosstown schools Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw…

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From the CIAA : 2021 CIAA Football Standings2021 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2021 Statistics   CHARLOTTE – The 2021 football season continues with week five action as the cream of the CIAA crop begins to rise to the top. The final week of cross-divisional takes center stage before divisional play kicks off next week. Several teams across the CIAA look to make a statement as they set their sights on making a run to the conference title game and possibly the Division II playoffs.  Let’s examine how each team fared in this second week of…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University

from the CIAA : The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, starts off this week with a feature on Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University. Eason is a senior women’s basketball student-athlete from Woodland, NC. She is a psychology major that maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Women’s Basketball – Ranked top four or better for SAU with 7.6 points per game (4th), 3.6 rebounds per game (4th), and 45 assists (2nd) during the 2019-20 season.    Women’s Basketball – Ranked second with 11 blocks…

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At 18 this Saint Augustine’s basketball player is already a published author

Courtesy of SAU Office of Sports InformationRALEIGH, N.C.  – According to a website article, 80 percent of Americans aspire to pen a book and get it published within their lifetime. Few actually start or finish, however. Bre’cha Byrd bucked the odds and she’s only 18 years old. A basketball student-athlete at Saint Augustine’s University, Byrd is talented way beyond the basketball court. She is a published author and a motivational speaker. “Some people think you have to be 40 [years old] or 50 or 60 to become an author, but…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Janina Mayers of Saint Augustine’s University

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors continues this week by featuring Janina Mayers of Saint Augustine’s University. Mayers is a junior women’s volleyball student-athlete from Christ Church, Barbados. She is an exercise science major and maintains a 4.0 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Volleyball – Finished 2nd in the CIAA with 4.37 digs per set in 2019 Volleyball – Led the Lady Falcons in total digs (223) and digs per set in 2019 Volleyball – Recorded 20 or more digs in four matches, including…

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Saint Augustine’s AD and Track Coach George Williams in accident in Qatar

Saint Augustine University’s world-renowaned track coach George Williams was involved in a car accident while he was in Qatar for the World Track and Field Championships. Williams’ family released a statement saying the legendary coach was alert and expected to make a full recovery. “While in Qatar for the World Track and Field Championships, Coach George Williams was involved in a vehicle accident. He has serious injuries but is alert, responsive and expected to fully recover. He is under great medical care in Qatar and will remain here for treatment. The family…

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Saint Augustine’s Dill wins Men’s 800; SAU posts 23 top ten finishes at USC

From the SAU office of Sports Information: Results RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20) – Shaquille Dill (Sr./Pembroke, Bermuda) captured the men’s 800 run as Saint Augustine’s University produced 23 top ten finishes in the USC Outdoor Open track & field meet at Cregger Track in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.  Dill ran an NCAA Division II provisional time of 1:49.95 to win the 800 run. Overall, the Falcons and Lady Falcons recorded 10 provisional times in the meet. For the men, Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) placed third in the 200…

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Saint Augustine’s Track wins five events at Bill Carson Invitational

From the SAU Office of Sports Information: Results  RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7) – Saint Augustine’s University continued its successful start to the outdoor season with five victories in the Bill Carson Invitational track & field meet in Greenville, N.C., on Saturday, April 6.  The Falcons’ men, ranked second nationally in Division II, led the way with wins in four events. Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) won the 200 dash in a provisional time of 21.28 and the team of Damere Gilbert (Jr./Sharon Hill, PA), Robert Walker (Jr./Newburgh, NY), Dontarian…

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Saint Augustine’s Tyre Gathright named Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award for Men’s Basketball

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – All-CIAA guard Tyre Gathright from Saint Augustine’s University has been named the winner of the 2018-19 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s basketball. The award, chosen by a combination of votes from CIAA men’s basketball coaches, CIAA media and fans, is awarded to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in CIAA men’s basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the national Senior CLASS Award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remained committed…

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Second half surge pushed Shaw past Saint Augustine’s and into CIAA semis

From theciaa.com : Jolisa Williams contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 28, 2019 – For the first time in three seasons, the Shaw University men’s basketball team was able to capture a victory at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament and move on to the semifinals as the Bears rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to defeat rival Saint Augustine’s University in the quarterfinal round at the Bojangles Coliseum Wednesday night. The tournament victory is the first for head coach Joel Hopkins since he returned…

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