Snowden becomes 2020 CIAA Bowling Player of the Year
By The Sports Pulse Staff
GREENBELT – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) along with its Bowling Coaches Association recently announced the 2020 CIAA Bowling All-Conference team and superlatives, sponsored by Hercules Tires.
The All-CIAA bowling team is highlighted by 2020 CIAA Player of the Year Cayla Snowden from Bowie State University.
Snowden participated in 26 CIAA bowling contests to finish with the highest scoring average within the CIAA at 175.08 pins per match. The sophomore nursing major is just a year removed form garnering CIAA Rookie of the Year honors last season, had the highest total pin count across three league events with 4,552. Snowden is an All-CIAA selection for the second consecutive year.
Freshman Cecilia Chafin of Fayetteville State University was named 2020 CIAA Rookie of the Year. In 22 CIAA bowling contests, Chafin recorded the second-best average in the conference at 170.50 pins per game, which led all CIAA freshmen. The first-year standout and All-CIAA selection had a total pin count of 3751 and her score of 267 at the CIAA Bowling Event II in January was the single-best game in the conference this season.
Joining Snowden and Chafin on the 2020 All-CIAA bowling team is Ishuana Anderson (JCSU), Amaree Durfee (VUU), Brittany Worthy (FSU), Trinity Black (VSU), Savannah Starling (FSU), Angel Pope (FSU), Necarri Moore (SU), and Jessie Royall (VSU). Teammates Starling and Worthy make the team for a fourth consecutive season.
Durfee earns her third consecutive selection while Pope is an all-conference selection for the second time in as many seasons. Fayetteville State leads the way with four All-CIAA selections followed by Virginia State with two. Bowie State, Johnson C. Smith, Virginia Union, and Shaw each had a selection.
Head Coach Bobby Henderson was named CIAA Coach of the Year for the fourth straight year after leading Fayetteville State to a perfect 39-0 CIAA record (24-0 in division play) this season. Henderson and the Lady Broncos also captured their 19th CIAA Southern Division title this season.
Virginia Union University secured the 2020 Dr. Freddie Vaughns Highest Team Academic Award. The Lady Panthers recorded a 3.53 team grade point average, earning the award for a third straight year.
Bowie State University claims the CIAA Northern Division title with a 30-6 conference record (22-2 in division play). The Bulldogs have won five straight CIAA Bowling Championships.