The CIAA tournament returns to Baltimore for its second year of in-person activities.
The tournament began Tuesday, Feb.21 and will conclude with the men’s and women’s basketball championship on Saturday, Feb.25.
Outside of the games, there will be a number of events happening throughout the tournament, including Fan Fest, an alumni mixer, a step show and more.
QCity Metro reporter Jalon Hill will be there to share the sights and sounds. He’ll be updating this journal throughout the tournament.
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On Monday night, the CIAA Tip-Off Awards banquet saw several student-athletes receive recognition, like two first-year JCSU students.
India Howard (pictured left) and Ezekiel Cannedy (pictured right) were named 2022-23 Women’s and Men’s Basketball All-CIAA Rookies of the Year.
Howard led the conference with 10.6 rebounds per game during the regular season. The six-foot-one forward from Coppell, TX, also averaged 9.1 points while shooting 45 percent from the field. She is the only player in the CIAA averaging 1.5 steals per game and at least one block per game this season.
As a freshman, Cannedy finished the regular season as a top-five scorer in the conference, averaging 15.4 points per game. The six-foot-two guard from Kings Mountain, N.C. also led the conference with 2.6 threes per game. Canddey also averaged 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Sharing knowledge with the community
The CIAA presidents met up at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum ahead of the tournament to talk with WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore and discuss the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Making a statement
The Lady Bulls defeated the Virginia Union Lady Panthers, 72-54. Redshirt senior guard Shaniya Jones (pictured above) was named the player of the game.
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