NCCU Student-Athletes Earn 3.01 Cumulative GPA

DURHAM, N.C. Ė At the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester, North Carolina Central University student-athletes now boast a 3.01 cumulative grade point average.

Out of nearly 300 student-athletes representing the NCCU Department of Athletics, 164 (55%) have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Thirty-nine NCCU student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2018 semester, while 27 student-athletes have achieved an unblemished 4.0 cumulative GPA.

Student-Athletes Soar High To Finish Semester

Evann Carpenter

MURFREESBORO, N.C. Ė As the Fall semester has come to a close, 139 student-athletes posted a 3.25 or higher grade point average and were named to the Chowan President's or Dean's List.
Fifty-three student athletes were named to the President's list with the softball team leading the way with 13 student-athletes. Eighty-six student-athletes werenamed to the Dean's list as 20 student-athletes from the football program led the way.

Below is the full list of student-athletes by President's or Dean's list.

President's List 3.8+ GPA


JaredFry, Vinny Puma

Men's and Women's Basketball:

Keon Claiborne, AriannaHopkins, Ugljesa Portic, DestinyRobinson, Joanne Williams

Women's Bowling:

KailahHerbin, Genesis Oliver

Men's and Women's Cross Country:

GeorgeKattan, Genesis Oliver


Jimmy Chambers, JacobHunter, Connor O'Brien, CorbinRobertson

Men's and Women's Golf:


Men's and Women's Lacrosse:

SlaterBender, Nicholas Cooper,Jax Eddleman, Leslie Escobar, JasmineLatney


AutumnBateman, Haley Cooper, JesseGentry, Miranda Glover, AlexisGrim, Brooklynne Johnson, KerrinMailhot, Meredith Morgan, KelseySonntag, Leah Spiggle, LindseyStigler, Mackenzie Taggart, BethWalker

Men's and Women's Soccer:

Danielle Acree, Olivia Borer, Elliot Chadderton, Blake Culig, Octavio Espino, Rebekah Langley, Carolina Lucci, Monae Moore, Ashlyn Smith

Men's and Women's Swimming:

Grace Arredondo, Donald Bowman, Sarah Hull, Justin Lough, Marissa Mann, Shaine Olmstead, Ann MarieSpiker

Men's and Women's Tennis:

Angelique Gouin


Alyssa Born, Kimberly Evans, Courtney O'Keefe

Dean's List 3.25-3.79 GPA


Robert Burns, Noah Cartwright, Tristan Council, Slade Cowan, Ryan Gallaccio, Jack Ritzer, Dylan Weiblinger

Men's and Women's Basketball:

Jahkeria Bagby, Mariah Coker, Ebony Graham, Jada Lee, Brandon Mayhan, Danielle Weldon

Women's Bowling:

Deja King


Alexis Burke, Elizabeth Stokes

Men's and Women's Cross Country:

Deja King, Elizabeth Stokes, Kevin Taylor


Dudane Anderson, Arrington Bazemore, Raymurk Bembury, Parker Boyd, Torrance Brumfield, Marcus Devin, Kyle Dixon, Raydarius Freeman, Isaiah Gibbons, Bryson Gibson, Logan Gillespie, Brandon Hughes, David Keck, John Kight, Jahlil Lowe, George Parker, Lewis Pearce, Treielle Pearson, Travis Sabdo, Kamren Weaver

Men's and Women's Lacrosse:

Tenciah Dixon, Jacob Ferretta, Danielle Henry, Noah Holloway, Adam Howard, Jason Jenkins, Chris Ydjumbwiths


EmaRae Flores, Lindsee Howard, Mikayla Luskin, Hannah Naifeh, Donya Salman

Men's and Women's Soccer:

Kevin Avila, Jaime Calcagno ,Emmanuel Esparza, Cristian Fuentes, Harry Garstang, Kayla Gonzalez, Sabrina Henderson, Sydney Henderson, Miguel Hernandez, Glodie Kangia, Jamie McNicholas, Djordje Novovic, Shannon Park, Denis Roule, Skyler Stroud, Emily Trueman, Robin Walsh, Lee Wattam, JJWojciki

Men's and Women's Swimming:

Taylor Bitting, SheAyre Bowles, James Cameron, Jeleah Delancy, Jasmine Gibson, Lucas Pels, Megan Reid

Men's and Women's Tennis:

Cynthia Carrier, Louis Proulx


Makayla Castro, Raven Finley-Flowers, Kayla Gates, Sydney Hiner, Meghan Mutter, Micayla Pope, Milica Vejnovic, Michaela Worthington, Breona Young

On Tap

Free Admission to Fridayís Basketball Doubleheader with Non-Perishiable Food/School Supply Donations

WSSU to return to action against Claflin Panthers

Trevin Q Goodwin

WINSTON-SALEM, NC Ė Fans of Winston-Salem State University basketball will get an extra treat for them when they welcome the Rams womenís and menís basketball teams back to action, Friday evening. There willbe free admission to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item donation or donates school supplies. The donations will be distributed to numerous community service efforts that the Rams support.

Fridayís game will usher a return to Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play for the Rams womenís and menís basketball teams as they host new conference foes Claflin. Both WSSU teams willbe playing a bit of catch up to the Panthers as the Rams have both played just two CIAA games while both Claflin teams have already played eight conference games.

The Rams womenís basketball team will return to action on a high note after claiming a clutch 76-74 non-conference win at former CIAA member West Virginia State. The Rams menís basketball team will be makinga return to action after taking a double-overtime loss at Bowie State on December 16th.

Fridayís doubleheader will begin with the womenís game beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the menís game at 7:30 p.m. at the C.E. Gaines Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. For more informationon Rams basketball,  log on to
Howard Swimming & Diving Resumes Competition at UMBC
Bison face Retrievers in a duel meet  Derek Bryant

(Photo Credit Ė Rodney Pierce)

WASHINGTON (January 4, 2019) Ė Coach Nicholas Askew and the Howard University Menís & Womenís Swimming & Diving teams resume competition when they return to Baltimore where the UMBC Retrievers await.The action starts 2 p.m.


At the H2ounds Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1), Howard broke four school records while setting new personal bests.

Among those records falling were a pair of incredible individual performances by senior KaSandra Kaplan (Detroit) and sophomore William Speakman Smith II (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Kaplan topped the school's 200 Breast (2:23.65) while Smith broke a 20-year record held by Coach Askew in the men's 200-yard Breaststroke(2:07.08).


On the menís side, Smith and senior Alexander Barnes (Rockledge, Fla.) had tremendous success in the first half of the season. Smith seeks to build on his momentum in the 100 & 200 Free, along with the 100 & 200 Breast, while Barnes will take part in the menís 100 & 200 yard Butterfly.

For the women, Kaplan and second-year diver Christian Nickolas (Brentwood, Calif.) look to add to their impressive list of accomplishments .Kaplan seeks to top more school records while Nickolas continues her prepare for the 2019 NCAA Diving Championships.


On Jan. 12, HU takes on Old Dominion in a duel competition. First race starts 1 p.m. in Norfolk, Va.

For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at