Tigers Make All Tournament Team
Zachary Brigham and Mendez Elder were named to MEAC all tournament team for their play during the baseball tournament held in Norfolk, Virginia. During the Tigers’ four games, Brigham, a south Georgia College transfer, went 5 for 16 with nine RBIs and one home run while Elder, a sophomore from Atlanta, was 6 for 11 with four runs, three RBIs and three doubles.
NCAA Releases Latest APR Results
The NCAA recently released the latest Academic Progress Rates (APR) and once again Savannah State did not do well in football with a score of 846, which is 30 points lower than last year. As a result, the NCAA has banned SSU football from post season play and gave the team a level one practice reduction penalty and a level two in season and out of season restrictions. The SSU women’s basketball team had a score of 853 and were given a level one penalty of practice reduction but the school has a waiver request pending. APR scores of the other men’s sports were 943 (baseball), 934 (basketball), 952 (cross country), 880 (golf), 926 (indoor track) and 921 (outdoor track). Other women’s scores were 917 (softball), 956 (cross country), 938 (golf), 908 (tennis), 930 (indoor track), 930 (outdoor track) and 940 (volleyball).
Hampton and Bethune Win MEAC Awards
Hampton won its 13th consecutive Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All-Sports Award and Bethune-Cookman recorded its first Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s Award from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
The All-Sports Award highlights the overall strengths of the conference’s men’s and women’s athletic programs. Each institution was presented with a $20,000 check during a reception at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on May 20. Maryland Eastern Shore was recognized during the reception as the 2013 recipient of the MEAC Highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for the fifth straight year. In addition to the recognition, UMES was presented a check for $25,000. UMES’ 89-percent GSR is the highest among any MEAC institution spanning the 2003-06 cohorts. Points are awarded in a descending order beginning with 14 points for champions or first place regular season finishes.
The second place team receives 12 points. Tied teams split the point total. Savannah State’s men had 41 points to finish 12th while the SSU women had 47 and finished 13th.