Four Tigers Named to MEAC 50th Anniversary Men’s Golf Team
As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2020-21 academic year, the conference office announced on June 23 the Men’s Golf All-Time Team, presented by The Home Depot, comprised of 50 outstanding student-athletes throughout the conference’s history.
Savannah State had four players represented on the MEAC All-Time Men’s Golf Team.
Representing SSU were Cedomir Ilic, Brandon Neals, Travis Roe and Kevin Metzger.
Ilic won the 2012 PGA National Minority Championship and Neals made the 2014 MEAC All-Tournament Team. Roe earned a spot on the 2014 MEAC All-Tournament Team and shot a all-time low round of 67 in 2014 while Metzger was a member of the 2016 All-Tournament Team.
More than 200 total votes were cast, with fans, media representatives, institution sports information contacts and others taking part.
To be considered on the ballot, student-athletes must have been named to the MEAC All-Tournament Team, MEAC Championship Outstanding Performer, finish top five in the PGA National Minority (now PGA WORKS) Championship or be inducted into the MEAC Hall of Fame, Black College Hall of Fame or PGA National Minority Hall of Fame.
SSU Ranked In Softball Statistics
With the 2021 Division II softball season over, the NCAA has re- leased their final statistics of the season.
Savannah State ended the campaign ranked in the top ten in six categories.
The Lady Tigers were second in on base percentage (.463), third in batting average (.378) and scoring (8.06), fifth in doubles per game (1.94) and slugging percentage (.563) and seventh in triples per game (.53).
Individually, five SSU players were ranked in the top ten in some categories.
Shayna Byers led Division II in doubles per game with .67 and was third in runs per game (1.40) and fourth in triples per game (.21). Morgan Green was sixth in runs per game (1.31), JaNesa Robinson was sixth in walks per game (.85), Mahogany Johnson was seventh in triples per game (.21) and Jayjen Moore finished tenth in batting average (.500).
Savannah State only played 17 games in 2021 but finished the season with a 11-6 record.
Carter To Leave SSU For Mercer
Savannah State football standout Einaj Carter has announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to being a part of the Mercer Bears football program
Carter entered the transfer portal soon after Savannah State’s spring game with Middle Georgia State.
The Poughkeepsie, New York native was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year for his performance during the 2019 season.
He played multiple positions in his first season. As a running back, Carter finished the season with 131 rushing yards on 32 carries. He had six catches as a receiver for 96 yards with two touchdowns. As a kick returner, Carter had 15 carries for 269 yards, averaging 17.9 yards a carry. He ranked 10th in the SIAC in kickoff returns.
Mercer is a Division I (FCS) program that competes in the Southern Conference. The Macon based institution finished their 2020 season with a 5-6 record. The Bears have not had a winning season since 2016 when they posted a 6-5 mark.