SSU Athletes Earn Degrees
Several former Savannah State athletes were awarded their degrees during the university’s 180th commencement ceremony in Tiger Arena on May 5. Michael King (baseball) earned his master of business administration degree. Receiving undergraduate degrees were Julius Green (baseball), Dexter Kelley (baseball), Rod Mitchell (basketball), Derek Williams (football), Ashley Roper (women’s basketball), Cheick Diop (football), Darren Hunter (football), Cordarian Robertson (baseball), AJ DeFilippis (football), Ivy Smith (women’s basketball), Courtrevez McTier (baseball), Treasure Monroe (women’s basketball), Chris Herans (football), Brittany Lewis (volleyball), Matthew Nowacki (baseball), Channing Welch (football), Courtney Long (women’s basketball), Alisha Nelson (women’s basketball, track), Thelmore Jackson (football), Amara Jones (women’s track), William Edwards (football), Damon McKinney (football), Eric Ransom (baseball), Calvin Leonard (football), Vince Cochran (football), Brandon Miller (football), Angela Palmer (tennis), Patrice Rogers (softball), Jarvis Thomas (football), Rodney McDowell-Turner (track), Shamyra Adama (softball), Craig Huling (football) and
Devin Stowers. 14 athletes graduated with honors.
Tigers Defeat A&T
Savannah State scored twice in the top of the eighth and held on to defeat North Carolina A&T 3-2 in Greensboro, NC on May 6. SSU was down 2-1 but Todd Hagen hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game and Joseph McCrary hit a RBI single for the game-winning hit to improve the Tigers to 18-29 overall and 10-11 in the MEAC. The Aggies swept SSU on May 5 by scores of 9-4 and 8-7. Matt Oglesby had two hits and Kyle McGowin struck out six in the first game while Peter Poole hit two home runs and had six RBIs in the second game.
Morehouse, Albany State Win SIAC Track Titles
Morehouse and the Albany State women won first place in the SIAC track & field championships held in
Atlanta, GA on the Morehouse campus. It was the 7th straight SIAC win for the Maroon Tigers while ASU won their second straight title. Morehouse scored 172 points during the meet to barely hold off second place Benedict College, who totaled 152 points, in one of the closest finishes in the last decade at the conference championship. Albany State University finished third with 130.5 points. The Albany State women scored 195.5 points throughout the meet to hold off the Lady Tigers of Benedict, who finished second with 121.5 points. The Clark Atlanta Lady Panthers finished third with 118.5 points.
CAU Announces Football Schedule
Clark Atlanta recently announced their 2012 football schedule. The Panthers host West Alabama on September 1 and they play road games at Lane (Sept. 8)and Fort Valley State (Sept. 15). CAU returns home to play Concordia (Sept. 22) and Morehouse (Sept. 29) before hitting the road against Miles (Oct. 6). The Panthers will play Benedict (Oct. 13) for Homecoming and will play at Albany State on Oct. 20. CAU’s final home game will be against Tuskgee (Oct. 27) and they close the regular season on the road at Stillman on Nov. 3.