Twenty four Howard Indoor Track & Field members earn MEAC honors

By The Sports Pulse Staff

NORFOLK, Va. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has recently announced its 2020 indoor track & field all-academic team.

That list mentioned 24 Bison who exemplified success both athletically and academically. The total mark set of student-athletes is tied with Delaware State University for the most by any league institution.

Among those recognized for academic excellence included: Mekhi Abbott (Monroe, N.J.); Essence Baker (South Brunswick, N.J.); Sydney Benson (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.); Monet Bowen (Jacksonville, Fla.); KiShaun Carter (Brick, N.J.); Kaylah Clark (Miami); Darian Clyburn (Louisville); Michael Codrington (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Ashton Daniel (Athens, Ga.); Rachel Edler (Stone Mountain, Ga.); Nia Gilliam (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Oluchi Ike (Upper Marlboro, Md.); Steven Imes IV (Los Angeles); Zachyre Lane (Durham, N.C.); Kennedy Lewis (Atlanta); Matthew Marchbanks (Chicago); Makenli Raspberry (Houston); Kylan Rice (Smyrna, Ga.); Michael Riddick (Downingtown, Pa.); Ameenah Saalih (Willingboro, N.J.); Ozioma Scott (Georgetown, Guyana); Gavin Williams (Dover, Del.); Sophia Williams (Westbrook, Maine) and Niah Woods (Cincinnati).

“I want to congratulate our track & field student-athletes, who maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the 2018-19 academic year,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “The ultimate goal is to develop and graduate our student-athletes to be productive citizens in our society.”

The league honored 190 student-athletes from its 11 institutions, who achieved academic success during the 2018-19 academic year.

MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average, as well as transfer student-athletes who have been in residence at the institution for at least one year, are eligible for All-Academic accolades.

On Feb. 27-29, the Bison will travel to Landover, Md., for the 2020 MEAC Indoor Championships, held at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.

Admission for the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships is $10 Thursday (Feb. 27), $15 Friday (Feb. 28) and $20 Saturday (Feb. 29). Fans can purchase a three-day pass Thursday for $15, or a two-day pass Friday for $20. Tickets are available at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex on the event dates.

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