Thomasville, NC. Keauna Vinson and Brock Godwin of Barton College are the 2005-06 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Female and Male Athletes of the Year as voted on by the conference Athletics Directors. This prestigious award is presented annually to both a male and a female student-athlete in recognition of their outstanding athletic contributions and achievement.
SALISBURY, N.C. -- The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2005-06 College Division All-State Womens Basketball Teams on Friday.
The teams consist of 10 student-athletes from North Carolina NCAA Division II and Division III colleges and universities. Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals. NCCSIA members voted for the all-state teams. Teams are selected for men and women in both the college and university (NCAA Division I) divisions.
Thomasville, NC> Queens University of Charlotte won this year?s Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Allan Sharp Award with a 67% graduation rate. The Sharp Award identifies the CVAC member institution with the year?s highest graduation rate among student athletes receiving athletics aid.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Women?s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2006 NCAA Division II Women?s Basketball Championship. Twenty-two conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The committee selected the remaining 42 teams at-large.
Eight regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted at campus sites March 10, 11 and 13. The regional champions will advance to the Women?s Elite Eight March 22, 23 and 25 at Summit Arena in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Henderson State University and the Hot Springs Convention Center will host the Elite Eight.
Three-time tournament Most Valuable Player LaShonda Chiles (pictured, right) scored 17 of her 25 points after halftime to lead top-seeded Anderson to its third consecutive conference title with an 83-80 overtime victory over No. 2 seed Barton in the championship game of the 2006 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Women's Basketball Championship Saturday at Mount Olive College.
Three-time tournament Most Valuable Player LaShonda Chiles scored 17 of her 25 points after halftime to lead top-seeded Anderson to its third consecutive title with an 83-80 victory over No. 2 seed Barton Saturday at Kornegay Arena. The win gives Anderson an automatic berth in next weekend's East Regional of the 2006 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship. Barton will find out Sunday night if it receives an at-large bid.
The CVAC announced the All-Conference Teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshmen of the Year award winners at the Honors Banquet during this weekend's CVAC Basketball Conference Championship Tournament. The banquet was held at the host institution, Mount Olive College. The women?s awards were first given out, followed by the men?s awards. Head Coaches from CVAC member institutions nominate and then vote upon the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference.
The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference is proud to recognize Brenna Clark of Pfeiffer University as the 2006 Murphy Osborne Award recipient. Brenna was selected as the CVAC?s most outstanding student-athlete from a field of ten nominees. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a senior student-athlete with a minimum grade point average of 3.25. The student must be a full-time student at the time of nomination, must have been a full-time student for at least two years at the member school, and must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport. The recipient is selected by the Faculty Athletics Representatives of CVAC institutions. The Murphy Osborne award was presented March 2, 2006, at the annual CVAC winter meeting held in conjunction with the basketball tournament hosted by Mount Olive College.
COLUMBIA, SC?WLTX, the CBS affiliate in Columbia, aired a segment, ?Fullcourt Family,? featuring Athletic Director and head men?s basketball, Mark Peeler, and his wife and head women?s basketball coach, Maggie Peeler. The segment, which aired on the 11 o?clock news on February 27th, is viewable on www.wltx.com under ?Video Headlines? on the left side of the webpage.
HARTSVILLE - God had a good idea when he created Coker College.
It's another one of those pretty little schools tucked away in one of the richest little towns in our fair little state. As small colleges go these days, Coker reminds us of how things used to be. The campus is closed to vehicular traffic which gives it a quiet composure similar to the farmland that surrounds this town on all sides.
Thomasville, NC> As a result of a squad list review Lees-McRae College has determined that a women's basketball player was incorrectly declared eligible. The student-athlete had participated in all games to this date. NCAA Division II rules allow a student transferring from a four year institution a one time opportunity to transfer to a Division II institution without sitting out a year. This rule applies only to the first time a student transfers and thus the misapplication as the student was transferring for the second time. She did not attend without participation as required of a student transferring a second time.
DUE WEST - Ask three people how to get here and you'll get three different answers. But, eventually, all roads lead to Due West. For those who have never been here, this college town sits somewhere between Abbeville and Anderson in a really nice neck of the woods. And because there are no interstate highways or big cities nearby to distract your attention, kids who attend Erskine tend to come out four years later with a pretty special kind of education.
Mount Olive College will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day this Saturday as current and former Trojan female student-athletes will be recognized during festivities throughout the day. In addition, free admission will be provided for Saturday's women's basketball game against Queens for high school, middle school and elementary school girls who were their team uniform or other team apparel. The game tips off at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Arena. This year's National Girls and Women in Sports Day is also a celebration of the 25th year of NCAA Women's Championships.