Jayden James wins SWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: | Grambling State University sophomore outside hitter Jayden James was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Thursday. James, playing in her first two matches for Grambling State last weekend at the Saluki Bash, recorded 24 total kills as the Lady Tigers went 1-1. The Chandler, Ariz. native logged also logged eight digs, four service aces and one block. In a four-set victory over Southern Illinois, James finished with 15 kills in 29 total attacks, with just three…

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Grambling names Allamont Bates new bowling coach

Courtesy of Grambling state Athletic communications: | Grambling State University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Trayvean Scott, announced the hiring of new Lady Tigers head bowling coach Allamont Bates on Monday.  “We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Allamont Bates to Grambling State University and to be our next head bowling coach,” Scott said. “Coach Bates brings more than 20 years of coaching experience and is extremely passionate about the sport and the student-athletes.”  Bates said he is thrilled to have the opportunity to coach bowling and looks forward to the challenge.  “I am very…

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Grambling announces Paige Phillips as new volleyball coach

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: Grambling State University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Trayvean Scott, announced the hiring of new Lady Tigers head volleyball coach Paige Phillips on Tuesday.   “We are very excited to welcome Paige Phillips to Grambling State University and to be our next head volleyball coach,” Scott said. “She brings a level of excitement and a wealth of knowledge to our program. She played at an HBCU and coached under one of the best volleyball coaches in Jody Brown at North Carolina Central. I am thrilled to be able to…

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Grambling fires Volleyball Coach Chelsey Lucas

If i could sum up the Chelsey Lucas era in four words, they would be ” Grand Opening, Grand Closing.” After being hired in February, Lucas was shown the door , as it was announced via a statement from University President Rick Gallot and VP for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dt. Travyvean Scott on Tuesday. From Grambling State Athletic Communications: “The Grambling State University Athletics Department announced on Tuesday the termination of head volleyball coach Chelsey Lucas. The announcement was made by President Rick Gallot and Dr. Trayvean Scott, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. …

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Grambling State Volleyball drops last of their opening weekend matches to North Texas

From Grambling DENTON, Texas | The Grambling State University volleyball team concluded play in its season-opening weekend with a 3-0 loss to hosts North Texas in the North Texas Invite and the Mean Green volleyball Center.  HOW IT HAPPENED  – The Mean Green (2-1) grabbed a 1-0 advantage in the match after taking the opening set, 25-13.  – North Texas finished the first set with 15 kills and just two attacking errors, while Grambling State had eight kills and three errors  – In the second set, Grambling State (0-3) registered 11…

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Grambling’ s Jada Taylor named SWAC Volleyball Preseason Libero/Defensive Player of the Year

from Grambling State University Athletics: Taylor tabbed SWAC Preseason Libero/Defensive Player of the Year  GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University sophomore defensive specialist Jada Taylor was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Volleyball Preseason Libero/Defensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday.   Taylor was also selected to the All-SWAC Preseason First Team, while teammate Gillian Jones earned second-team honors.  Taylor, the SWAC’s Libero of the Year last season, racked up 201 digs, averaging 5.15 digs per set, which ranked second in conference play. The Chicago, Ill. native also recorded…

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