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CIAA names 2 WOY honorees
Published Friday, July 12, 2019
by College Corner

Volleyball student-athletes Christine Ngeve of Shaw and Fayetteville State’s Teeya McLean have been selected 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year co-honorees.

Ngeve made the Dean’s List during her entire Shaw career and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.76 GPA.  In addition to volleyball, the Greensboro native played softball and ran track.

McLean also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree  in psychology and a minor in criminal justice, and a 3.8 GPA. The Tacoma, Washington, native also was a member of the bowling team that finished 51-0 in the regular season.

Both women will represent the conference in competition for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

On that same note, Alabama State’s Candace Martin was named the SWAC woman of the year. The ASU grad led the Hornets to four straight volleyball championships, including two undefeated conference seasons. Off the court, Martin made the Dean’s List from spring 2015 until her graduation.

So, what is it about volleyball players, eh?

The National Negro Golf Association recently donated $2,000 to Virginia Union’s golf program. “It’s this kind of support that will allow the golf team to compete on a conference and regional level to continue to improve as a team,” VUU golf coach E. Lee Coble said. CC bet some of you haven’t given $2 since your left your alma mater.

It didn’t take long for Elysia Current to miss coaching at Delaware State. Current coached the bowling team from 2012-16, then left to “pursue other opportunities” (don’t they all say that?), and is now back to coach bowling again. CC understands why DSU took her back. Current led the Hornets to the 2016 MEAC bowling championship.


N.C. Central

Women’s basketball is about to rival the men in staff turnover. Coach Trisha Stafford-Odoms hired another new assistant a couple of weeks ago in former UNC and WNBA star Erlana Larkins.


Soccer has released its upcoming schedule. The Bears will play six home matches at the MAC Sports & Entertainment at 8924 Midway West Road in Raleigh.

Shaw finished 12-4 last season in coach Matthew Brown’s first year. Eight newcomers will join 16 returning veterans. The team opens the season on Sept. 5 against Barton College at the MAC.

In volleyball/softball, CC hears the athletics department is going to hire two coaches instead of having one coach pull double duty.

Volleyball/softball coach Christina Coleman recently left for Central State after one season. One look at the records show that both Coleman and the coach she replaced, DiShondra Goree, were much better at coaching volleyball than softball. Or maybe they just didn’t want to coach softball at all.

Anyway, word is Shaw is going to hire two coaches this time around. We’ll see.


N.C. Central

Coach LeVelle Moton and USA Basketball came away with the gold in the 2019 Basketball World Cup. The hits just keep on hittin’.

In football, new coach Trei Oliver is one busy man. Not only has Oliver and staff been touring the state and dishing out scholarships, his second football camp is July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on campus. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Then, next week, Oliver is the guest speaker at the Durham Sports Club and will make his debut at the annual Bill Dooley Triangle Pigskin Preview. And so it begins.


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