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  • 04/10/2019 5:18 PM | Anonymous

    The Department of Athletics at Shaw University formally inducted 14 student-athletes this afternoon into the Chi Alpha Sigma (CAS) National College Athlete Honor Society. Shaw is one of 14 CAS institutions in the state of North Carolina with of recognizing high academic achievers and sport letter winners at the collegiate level.

    The 2019 inductees included senior Aliani Adelis (Laveen, AZ), senior Junior Bablola-Davies (Southeast, London), junior Denise Cury (Ararqura, Brazil), senior Laquell Harris (Nassau, Bahamas), senior Raquel Kellow (Conroe, TX), senior Saraya Klink (Fuquay-Varina, NC), senior Ngonidzashe Makambwa (Mabelreign, Zimbabwe), senior Carmen Mantecon (Madrid, Spain), senior Alexandra Masnica (Chicago, IL), junior Yanika McCrea (Kingston, Jamaica), junior Antonio Nelson (Trinidad and Tobago), senior Richard Shout (Manchester, NH), senior Tahniya Sweatt (Pasadena, CA) and junior Kaydi-Ann Wint (Kingston, Jamaica).

    Additionally, seven student-athletes were two-year members of CAS and received honor cords and a pen. The seven student-athletes were made up of senior's Joshua Edwards (McCleansville, NC), Daniel Ac (Kikinda, Serbia), Dante Lowe-Rogers (Charlotte, NC), Keon Marsh (Queens, NY), KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA), Kelly-Anne Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) and Christine Ngeve (Greensboro, NC).

    CAS encourages good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among high academic achievers in college athletics. The National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, was founded on May 17, 1996 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Its founding father was Nick Mourouzis, DePauw's head football coach. The mission of the NCAHS is to bring honor and recognition to deserving student-athletes, their families, teams, athletic departments and college in much the same way as Phi Beta Kappa honors scholastics. The organization recognizes college students, who receive a varsity letter in their sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average throughout their junior and senior years. The governing board of the NCAHS represents all levels of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollege Athletics (NAIA).

    2019 Chi Alpha Sigma Inductees

    Women's Tennis
    Carmen Mantecon

    Men's Tennis
    Ngonidzashe Makambwa
    Junior Babalola-Davies

    Women's Basketball
    Raquel Kellow
    Tahniya Sweatt

    Men's Basketball
    Richard Shout

    Women's Outdoor Track and Field
    Kaydi-Ann Wint
    Yanika McCrea
    Laquell Harris

    Softball
    Alexandra Masnica

    Women's Volleyball
    Aliani Adelis
    Saraya Klink

    Women's Soccer
    Denise Cury

    Men's Soccer
    Antonio Nelson

  • 04/10/2019 4:54 PM | Anonymous

    Shaw University junior standout men's basketball player Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) has been named as the 2019 Division II Bulletin Player of the Year announced this week.

    In late March, Hinton earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First-Team All-American, First Team All-Atlantic Region DII Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), First Team All-CIAA, All-Tournament Team, 2019 CIAA Player of the Year, BOXTOROW Player of the Year and was recently named First Team All-American by the Basketball Times.

    This past season, Hinton led the NCAA DII in scoring averaging 29.4 points per game. He also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting .894 from the free throw line. Five times this season, he scored 40 or more points in a game including a season high 52 points at Tampa (Dec. 19, 2018).

    Additionally, Hinton declared himself eligible for the upcoming NBA Draft last month.

    Over the course of three seasons as a collegiate DII player, Hinton as scored over 2,000 career points including 853 total points scored this season as a Shaw Bear – which was second in DII while leading the nation in free throws made (321).

    Division II Bulletin has named a Player of the Year every year since the 1991-92 season. Hinton is the only Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) represented on the 2019 DII Bulletin All-American Team.

  • 04/10/2019 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    Senior Carmen Mantecon (Madrid, Spain) and freshman Eva Ostermeier (Munich, Germany) of the Shaw University women's tennis team was chosen as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Tennis Player and Rookie of the Week (Week 6)  announced by the league office Tuesday morning.

    The accolade is Mantecon's third of the season, the 5-foot-4 No. 2 player claimed two matches this week at the position, including a 6-0, 6-0 win against conference foe Winston-Salem State. In doubles play, Mantecon paired with junior Siria Dibe (Tucumon, Argentina) at the No. 1 spot for a 6-2 win in the Lady Bears 6-1 victory against the Rams.

    Ostermeier claimed her second consecutive ROW honor after posting two wins at the No. 5 position, highlighted by a 6-3, 6-1 victory over the Rams last Sunday.

    The Lady Bears (11-6, 9-1 CIAA) will return to action on Saturday, Apr. 13 at West Va. Wesleyan for a nonconference tilt slated for 1 p.m.

    For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.

  • 04/10/2019 4:46 PM | Anonymous

    Shaw University's junior Amir Hinton has earned National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II First Team All-American Team, announced Wednesday.

    The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) standout who declared for the NBA draft last month posted the nation's highest scoring average (29.4 ppg) while leading DII in free throws made (321) and ranking second in total points (853).

    The Philadelphia, Pa., native guided the Bears (17-13) to a runner-up finish in the 2019 CIAA Men's Basketball championship game and third consecutive division title where he was named the 2019 CIAA Player of the Year and All-Tournament Team recipient. Hinton continues to be recognized regionally and nationally as he captured BOXTOROW Player of the Year, NABC First Team All-American, and D2CCA First Team - First Team All-Atlantic Region.

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