PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Robert Grant eagled the 18th hole to force a
playoff, and then birdied the first playoff hole to win the individual
competition on the final day of the PGA Minority Championship presented
by Brown Capital Management.
In team play, the Hornets finished in third place, 12 shots behind
winner Bethune-Cookman and 11 shots behind second-place Texas Pan
“Our effort was good enough, though we didn’t play our best which we
needed to do to win,” assistant coach Robert Clark said.
NEW YORK (BP) -- The
Mississippi Valley State softball team gathered Sunday night in the
Devil’s Den on campus to find out where and when it will play in the
the NCAA Softball Selection Show aired on ESPNU, the SWAC champion
Devilettes were elated to learn the news that they’ll be traveling this
week to play in the regional hosted by No. 13 South Alabama (45-7) in
Mobile, which is scheduled for May 17-19.
Other teams competing in the
regional include Mississippi State (32-22) and Florida State (41-16).
NORFOLK, Va., –
State outfielder Haley Ward was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC) Softball Player of the Year.
Torrian Wright, of
Savannah State, was named Rookie of the Year. Hampton’s Jailynn Jackson
earned Pitcher of the Year and Bethune-Cookman head coach Chris Cochran
received the Coach of the Year accolade.
All awards are voted on by the conference’s head softball coaches and sports information directors.Wardleads the nation with a .504 batting average.
BIRMINGHAM – Texas Southern duo Thomasina Garza and Rebecca
Villarreal topped the list of selections for the 2013 All-SWAC Softball
Garza, a junior second baseman from Pasedena, Texas, was named
SWAC Player of the Year, while Villarreal, a senior from Houston,
captured Pitcher of the Year honors.
In addition, Garza was also named
Newcomer of the Year.
Joining Garza and Villarreal on the list of superlative honorees was
Freshman of the Year, Canessa Swanson (Jackson State), Hitter of the
Year, Alexandria Robertson (Mississippi Valley State) and SWAC Coach of
the Year Worley Barker of Texas Southern.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.
The Bethune-Cookman men’s golf team erased a four-stroke deficit on
Sunday afternoon to claim a one shot victory over Texas-Pan American at
the 27th Annual PGA National Minority Golf Championships presented by Brown Capital Management at The PGA Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The event took place on the Wanamaker Course.
Wildcats led by 10 strokes on Friday, before trailing by four strokes
on Saturday. That set the stage for a comeback for the Bethune-Cookman
men’s golf team on Sunday.
- Delaware State University Director
of Athletics Candy Young has been honored by the Black Women in Sport
Young, DSU’s first female athletics director, was one of six
honorees during the foundation’s annual Legends reception in
Philadelphia last week.
Young, a former U.S. Olympic athlete (far left), served as a Delaware State
University head coach, Senior Woman Administrator and Associate AD
before being appointed by DSU President Harry L. Williams as the
school’s Director of Athletics in August 2012.
Orangeburg, S.C. -
SC State University’s long-time
sports information director William “Bill” Hamilton, who is retiring
June 30, 2013, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the College
Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
He will be honored on
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at noon during the annual COSIDA Convention
which will take place in Orlando, Fla.
With almost 40 years in the
sports information field, Hamilton is extremely excited to be receiving
such a prestigious honor.
“I am quite honored and humbled to be receiving the Lifetime
Achievement Award from CoSIDA.
NORFOLK, Va. -- The MEAC will honor members of its' 2013 Hall of Fame Class tomorrow during a brunch at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. The event will begin at 9 a.m.
"I'd like to applaud the 2013 Hall of Fame class for all of their accomplishments both athletically and professionally," said Dennis E. Thomas, MEAC Commissioner.
"They have made significant contributions to their communities, institutions and the conference."The MEAC Hall of Fame highlights former student-athletes, coaches, university and/or conference administrators as well as special contributors, who have enriched the legacy of the conference since its inception in 1970.
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Committee welcomes six individuals and one team into the 2013 Class of the John B. McLendon, Jr. Hall of Fame.
Honorees will be enshrined on Friday at the Charlotte Convention Center, 11:00am.
James McLinnaham, Winston-Salem State University- Wrestling
James O. McLinnaham was an All-Star wrestler at Winston-Salem State University who won four consecutive CIAA Championships at the 126 lb.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the five members of its 2013 Hall of Fame Class.
The inductees will be enshrined during a brunch on Friday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.
The Hall of Fame class will also be recognized during the 2013 MEAC Basketball Tournament, March 11-16 at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia.
"I'd like to applaud the 2013 Hall of Fame class for all of their accomplishments both athletically and professionally," said Dennis E.
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HOUSTON -- In
today’s hyper-connected world, it is often easy to get so immersed in doing day-to-day
business that strategic planning initiatives are lost on online message boards
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ALBANY, Ga. -- The beloved and longtime Sports Information Director at Albany State, Edythe Bradley, died Saturday night. She was 46.
Family and friends confirmed Sunday that the Camilla native died in Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville from a brain hemorrhage as the result of a brain aneurysm. “It’s a huge loss for our university,” ASU athletic director Richard Williams said.
"She really meant the world. She is the reason behind the success of Ram Nation. She was more than a sports information director.
FRANKFORT, Ky. –
Director of Athletics, Dr. Denisha L. Hendricks, has been selected by
her alma mater, Auburn University, as a recipient of the institution’s
prestigious Young Alumni Achievement
Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to recognize extraordinary
accomplishments by members of the Auburn family who are 40 years of age
or under. Sixteen recipients
were selected for significant achievement in their professional lives
and/or for distinguished community service.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) -- As a freshman at Howard University, I was among the students who were concerned upon hearing the news that the entire athletics department had been suspended.
Bison students expressed their frustration on social media sites, with special concerned with the fate of Howard’s Homecoming, which is one of the most exciting events at the university.
That notion that the entire athletic department was being suspended came from spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton in the Washington City Paper.
HAMPTON, VA –
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Committee welcomes six individuals and one team into the John B. McLendon, Jr. Hall of Fame.
Honorees will be enshrined on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center at 11:00am.
The McLendon Hall of Fame’s newest neophytes have earned top recognition on the playing field, in their communities and have been staunch supporters of the CIAA.
NEW YORK (BP) -- Here are the latest sports news and notes within the HBCU community.
NCCU Athletics Director Honored for Volleyball Career at Alma Mater
Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree, Director of Athletics at
North Carolina Central University in her hometown of Durham, N.C., has
been selected for induction into the George Washington University
Athletic Hall of Fame.
four-year standout for the Colonials volleyball program, Wicker-McCree
will join seven other inductees in the Class of 2012 for the hall of
fame induction ceremony on Feb.
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
(CIAA) and its Chairman – Dr. Mickey Burnim announced the appointment of
Peggy Davis as Interim Commissioner for the Conference.
role is effective December 10, has been a part of the CIAA family since
1997 where she held the titles of Head Women’s Basketball Coach,
Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Virginia
State University (VSU) in Petersburg, Va.
In July of 2003, Davis was
named Athletic Director at VSU.
The NCAA released its’ annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) report on all
Division One conference members and independents on Tuesday May 24th and
for several HBCU football and men’s basketball teams, the returns were
All told, a dozen (12) HBCU football and men’s basketball teams suffered
loss of scholarship grants because of chronically falling below the 925
standard in the rating system, which figures in graduation rates,
retention of student-athletes and academic progress towards degree over a
four-year (4) period ending with the 2009-10 academic period.