Plump To Run In
Eric Plump, a rising sophomore at Savannah State will run in the 2009 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 25-28 in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field. Plump, a Columbus, GA native, will compete in the men’s 200m race on June 27. The meet will serve as the selection meet for the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, which will be held at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad on July 31st and August 1st & 2nd. The top two finishers in each event will qualify to compete in these Championships.
Lose First Game
The Savannah Lady Warriors lost their first game of the season on June 21 in Greensboro, North Carolina to USA Elite, 88-87. Savannah was down by 15 headed into the final quarter. Calisha Yates scored 23 points for Savannah (5-1) while Shernesha Smith scored 18 and Lashara Smith added 14. The Warriors were 16 of 27 from the free throw line. SSU Softball Inks Six Savannah State head softball coach Jose Gonzalez announces the signing of six softball players for the program. Signing grant-in-aids to play for SSU were outfielder Mariah Tutt of Lovejoy High School in Hampton, GA; pitcher Madison Hedderly of Dublin Coffman HS in Powell, Ohio; pitcher Cassie Standard of Liberty County HS in Hinesville, GA; catcher/ 3rd baseman Amber Wright of Alexander HS in Douglasville, GA; and utility player Veronica Shernock and third baseman Rachel Cuffy both of Groves HS in Garden City, GA.
SSU Grad Attends
Savannah State graduate Chennis Berry was one of 19 coaches invited to the 2009 NCAA Expert Coaches Football Academy, in an effort to assist coaches with career advancement, networking and exposure opportunities due to the current low number of minority head football coaches at NCAA colleges and universities. The Academy was held June 18- 20 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention. The Expert Coaches Academy is an NCAA program that addresses the critical shortage of ethnic minorities in head coaching positions in the sport of college football, primarily at the Division I level. Berry is currently co-offensive coordinator at North Carolina A&T.