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Benedict College Head Coach Selwyn Young Adds His Name to Tiger Record Book with 250th Career Win

Head Coach Selwyn Young is doing one of two things manning the helm of Tiger baseball at Benedict. He manages his team to steal bases setting NCAA Division II records individually and as a team, but he also collects wins. Coach Young recently etched his own name in the Benedict baseball history book recording his …

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Mens Volleyball

Benedict men’s volleyball starts historical first season

https://youtu.be/MQ4b9ZEy_vo (WACH) – Benedict College is making history. It is one of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that received funding to add a men’s volleyball team back in 2019. “We’re getting tons of emails from young men that are interested,” said the men’s and women’s volleyball head coach Gwendolyn Rouse. “Some of them …

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Benedict College football coach reflects on student athlete killed in highway wreck

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — Marlon Black, a 21-year-old sophomore at Benedict College, served as an offensive lineman on the Benedict Tigers football team for two semesters. His life tragically ended after the car he was driving hit another car on Interstate 77 southbound near exit 48 in Fairfield County Sunday. “Marlon Black controlled his dash …

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SIAC Announces Updated Plans For 2020-21 Winter And Spring Seasons

ATLANTA, Ga. (December 18, 2020) – In consideration of the health and safety factors of our student-athletes and staff, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced delaying the start of winter and spring sports until March 1, 2021. Impacted sports include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, golf, track and field, baseball, and softball. “In …

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Benedict Student-Athletes Post Record-Setting Academic Performance

Benedict College student-athletes may not have had any sporting competitions in the fall, but they proved to be champions in the classroom. After the conclusion of the fall 2020 semester, Benedict student-athletes compiled a cumulative 3.18 grade point average for the semester and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.16. The term and cumulative GPAs are the …

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SIAC Announces Return To Play Plans For 2021

ATLANTA, GA. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced today that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule. The SIAC men’s and women’s basketball schedule will begin on January 10 and will feature a 12-14 game conference schedule that will culminate with the SIAC …

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Women s Tennis ITA

Benedict Women’s Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College women’s tennis team was selected as an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, one of 129 NCAA Division II programs to achieve this honor. The Lady Tigers also had all seven student-athletes named ITA Scholar Athletes. The recognized student-athletes are: Shakendra Alston, Catina Gamo, Sofia Gomez, Karina Izakova, Beverly Matiswe, Oliva Simms, …

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Benedict Men’s Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College men’s tennis team was selected as an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, one of 95 NCAA Division II programs to achieve this honor. The Tigers also had three student-athletes named ITA Scholar Athletes. The recognized student-athletes are: Mark Chigaazria, Nikola Aleksic, and Taj Ballantyne. To be selected as an …

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