FAMU’s Dominique Washington earns AVCA SE All-American Honorable Mention

For the second consecutive season, Florida A&M volleyball standout Dominique Washington was named to the AVCA Southeast Region All-American Honourable Mention list. The only HBCU player to garner such honour in any region, Washington had an outstanding season finishing the campaign with 425 kills (65th in the nation, 1st in SWAC)and 481.5 points (71st in the nation, 1st in SWAC). She also was named SWAC Player of the Year, 1st Team All-SWAC, SWAC Tournament MVP, and All-SWAC Tournament Team for the second consecutive season.  The full list can be found here.

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Bethune upsets Grambling 3-2 in SWAC Volleyball Quarterfinals

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletics HOUSTON – Niara Hightower and Jasmine Moore each had 12 kills and Alleah Dallas delivered match point as Bethune-Cookman rallied for a 3-2 (15-25,25-19,23-25,25-23, 15-10) upset of Grambling State in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday night. How it Happened After tying the match with a fourth set victory, B-CU used a 5-0 run to take a 9-5 fifth set lead. Grambling closed to 9-8, but a Moore kill capped off a 6-1 run that brought B-CU within a point to set the stage for Dallas’…

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November 9, 2022 SWAC Volleyballers of the week

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has tabbed Alabama State’s Jada Rhodes, Temperance Chatman, and Madison Beasley along with Florida A&M’s Brooke Lynn Watts for SWAC Volleyball Weekly Honors for their impressive performances during the past weekend of conference play. OffensiveRhodes tallied 31 kills during Alabama State league matches this past week of competition. She registered eight kills during ASU’s win over Bethune-Cookman followed by 23 kills in a Lady Hornets’ win over Florida A&M. DefensiveChatman totaled 48 digs during two Alabama State league matches this…

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FAMU’s Dominique Washington reaches historic mark in losing effort

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M and Alabama State’s volleyball rivalry has been one for the books this season. They each manage one loss in their Southwestern Athletic Conference schedules, those setbacks occurring against each other, and the latest meeting fell 3-1 to ASU Sunday (Nov. 6). The decision capped the Rattler’s SWAC winning streak at 24. However, match highlights saw Dominique Washington enter the school’s all-time career list in kills. The graduate recorded a season-high 27 to move to 10th all-time in the category, where she  sits alongside…

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October 12,2022 SWAC Volleyball Players of the Week

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has tabbed Jackson State’s Alexis Williams, Bethune-Cookman’s Adriana Marrero and Alisha Callender, along with Alabama State’s Brooke Adams for SWAC Volleyball Weekly Honors for their phenomenal performances during the past weekend of conference play. Offensive Player Williams began the weekend with 10 kills and two aces in a win against Southern, 3-0. She continued to be a force as she recorded 17 kills along with three blocks in a victory against Texas Southern, 3-1. To close the weekend, Williams recorded…

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SWAC title rematch highlights Mississippi roadtrip for FAMU Volleyball

Courtesy f Florida A&M Athletics TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | With a six-match winning streak on the line, the Florida A&M volleyball team is off to Mississippi for action at Jackson State (Oct. 14) and Mississippi Valley State (Oct. 15). The much-anticipated bout versus the Tigers also highlights a rematch of the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship, where FAMU defeated JSU, 3-2.  Friday, Oct. 14at Jackson State (6-12, 5-1 SWAC) | 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT  Saturday, Oct. 15Mississippi Valley State (1-14, 0-6 SWAC) | 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m.…

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Jackson State Volleyball gets easy wins ver Southern and Texas Southern in first day of SWAC East Cluster

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 MONTGOMERY, Ala.| The Jackson State University volleyball team opened play at the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Eastern Division Cluster hosted by Alabama State. The Tigers defeated Southern University, 3-0, and Texas Southern, 3-1 at Lockhart Gymnasium. GAME 1 HOW IT HAPPENED -Jackson State (4-12, 3-1 SWAC) got off to a 15-5 lead over the Jaguars to open the first set -Southern University (1-15, 1-3 SWAC) attempted to climb back into the match but fell short as JSU took set one, 25-16…

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Grambling Volleyball splits SWAC Round-up matches with FAMU

Courtesy of Brian Howard,Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications, Grambling State University 0 GSU 3  FAMU Team 1 2 3 F GSU 17 13 21 (0) FAMU 25 25 25 (3) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. | The Grambling State University volleyball team opened the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Round-up on Sunday by splitting a pair of matches as the Lady Tigers fell, 3-0, to Florida A&M in the opener, before taking the nightcap, 3-2, to host Alabama A&M at the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium.  In the opener against Florida A&M, Grambling State (8-8 overall,…

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Grambling Volleyball defeats PV 3-0

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications 0 PVAM 3  GSU Team 1 2 3 F PVAM 23 16 16 (0) GSU 25 25 25 (3) GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University volleyball team returned to Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Sunday afternoon and rolled past Prairie View A&M, 3-0, at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State, which has yet to drop a set in conference play, took the opening set, 25-23. The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 14-3 advantage in the second,…

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Grambling’s James win third Offensive PotW award

Courtesy of Curtis Ford, Grambling State Athletics: For the third time this season, Grambling State volleyball student-athlete Jayden James was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the league on Wednesday. James carried the GSU offense in a pair of SWAC matches as the Lady Tigers went 2-0 against Alcorn State and Southern. She registered 30 kills, 17 digs, eight service aces, two blocks, and an assist. She posted a double-double (17 kills and 10 digs) against Southern. James is currently ranked first in the league…

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