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Howard University Athletics Commence Spring Season

By: Brianna Sims, Assistant Sports Editor (@bri_simsxo)

 

Men’s Basketball

Current Record: 3-17 (0-4)

Upcoming Game: Monday, Jan. 22 versus North Carolina A&T

Game Location: Burr Gym at 7:30 p.m.

Quick Stats: Freshman RJ Cole earned the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s top rookie of the week award. The announcement came last Tuesday. The Bison’s scoring leader is averaging 23.1 points, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals.

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Women’s Basketball

Current Record: 6-11

Next Game: Monday, Jan. 22 versus North Carolina A&T

Game Location: Burr Gym at 5:30 p.m.

Leading Scorers: Sophomores Sarah Edmond and Ayonna Williams

Quick Stats: Ayonna Williams was selected for last week’s MEAC Player of the Week.

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Men’s Swimming and Diving

Next Meet: Saturday, Jan. 27

Meet Location: Catholic University at 1 p.m.

Quick Stats: After the first meet of the 2018 hosted at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, sophomore Sidrell Williams earned the Golden Goggle, Howard’s most outstanding male performer of the week, after winning the 50-yard freestyle with 21.78 seconds.

 

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Next Meet: Saturday Jan. 27

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Meet Location: The Catholic University of America at 1 p.m.

Quick Stats: In the same meet, junior Kasandra Kaplan also earned the Golden Goggle award  for Howard’s most outstanding female performer of the week, after winning third place in the 200-yard breaststroke and fourth overall in the 50-yard freestyle.

 

Men’s Track and Field

Next Meet: Saturday, Jan. 20

Meet Location: Terrapin Invitational at the University of Maryland

Quick Stats: The team finished fourth overall at the Father Diamond Invitational on Jan. 6. Sophomore Roodly Ovil won runner-up in the men’s high jump and senior Mohamed Bah placed fourth in the men’s 1000-meter run.

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Women’s Track and Field

Next Meet: Saturday, Jan. 20

Meet Location: Terrapin Invitational at the University of Maryland

Quick Stats: The team finished sixth overall at the Father Diamond Invitational on Jan. 6. Freshman Destiny Stanford finished first in the women’s 1000-meter run. Stanford alongside freshman GaResia Woods, sophomore Sydney Benson, and junior Jade Hardy won the women’s  distance medley.

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