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44 Tigers Earn MEAC Academic Honors

Forty-four Savannah State student-athletes were recently named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Academic Team which was released on June 23.

The Tigers had 19 women and 25 men on the list.

On the women’s side five softball and basketball players were recognized in addition to four volleyball players, three tennis players and one each from the track & field and golf squads. The football team had 13 members to make the listing followed by six from the baseball team, four from the cross country/track & field team and two from the golf team.

All total, 1,209 student-athletes from the conference’s 13 member institutions who achieved academic success during the 2016-17 academic year were recognized. The team honors student-athletes, including sophomores to seniors, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

“I am excited to congratulate the 1,209 student athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the 2016-17 academic school year,” said Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “I would like to commend the administrators, athletic academic support staffs

and personnel, coaches, institutions, and parents for their contributions to the academic success of these student-athletes.” Those making the list from Savannah State were:

Women (19): Tia Bolden (softball), Deyja Brown (basketball), Kelsey Cyrus (softball), Justice Dilworth (volleyball), Jeremica Edwards (basketball), Rachida el Kateb (tennis), Lauryn Fields (basketball), Kierstan Green (basketball), Chasney Jenkins (softball), Cortni Jones (softball), Sandy Lochu (tennis), Gabrielle Nathaniel (volleyball), Chinenye Ofodile (volleyball), Taylor-Ashley Shaw (basketball), Kourtney Sizemore (track & field), Allye Sneed (softball), Jennyfer Vivas (tennis), Alexis Washington (volleyball) and Cheyenne Willard (golf).

Men (25): Jalen Atterbury (baseball), Afolabi Ayangbayi (football), Bernard Barnes (baseball), Randolph Barratt (cross country/track& field), Ellison Burns III (football), Brandon Carswell (football), Donterious Copeland (cross country/track&field), Daniel Foster (football), David Handler (football), Jeremiah Harris (football), Anthony Hunt (football), Marcus Lee (football), Jacob Lightle (baseball), James Livingston (football), Giovanni Lugo (football), Raydell Martin (football), Trevor McKenna (baseball), Kenneth Nealy (cross country/ track&field), Zachary Otto (golf), Juwuan Tolbert (football), Adam Walden (golf), Justin Washington (baseball), Elijah West (cross country/track&field), Charles Wilson (baseball) and Jonathan Wilson (football).

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