Savannah State To
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference officials announced on March 10 that Savannah State has been extended provisional membership to the conference beginning July 1. As a provisional member, SSU must be in compliance with stipulations regarding scholarships, athletics budget and staffing by September 1, 2011, before full membership status is granted. The addition of Savannah State is the second expansion of the MEAC this academic year and would give the league 13 schools.
Jenkins Laid To
Louis W. Jenkins, Sr. was laid to rest on March 18. Jenkins passed away on March 12 at age 66. During his head coaching career at Richard Arnold and Windsor Forest high schools, the Jacksonville, FL native compiled a 445-194 record which includes two state titles, nine region titles, eight city championships, nine team of the year awards and 21 coach of the year awards. Jenkins was a educator in the Savannah- Chatham County public school system for 32 years. He also served as an assistant at Savannah State during the 1995-96 season. Funeral services were held at Overcoming By Faith in Savannah and Interment was at St. Nicholas Cometary in Jacksonville.
SSU Finishes 3rd
At GA Southern
The Savannah State men’s and women’s track teams both finished third at the Georgia Southern Invitational held March 27 in Statesboro. Albany State won the men’s title while GSU captured the women’s side. Winning first place for the SSU men were Tyrone McCoy (800m) and Brandon Norman (110m hurdles). First place winners for the SSU women were Amara Jones (200m), Alisha Nelson (high jump) and Sharonda Redfield (triple jump).
Savannah State’s baseball team swept a double-header from Delaware State on March 27 but fell to the Hornets on March 28. SSU won 8-2 and 11-5 in the double header as Blake Lee had three hits in the opener and Joseph McCrary had four hits in the nightcap. Delaware State rallied from a 4-1 deficit with five runs in the fifth and went on to post a 8- 4 win over the Tigers. Matt Nowacki had a pair of singles for SSU (9-13).