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CIAA Announces All-Conference Preseason Basketball Team and Predicted Order of Finish

October 11, 2006

Charlotte, NC... The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced its Pre-season All-CIAA Team and Predicted Order of Finish at the CIAA Basketball Press Conference and Luncheon.

Spirits were high and challenges were made as the Head Women's and Men's Coaches shared their outlooks for the season in front of a room full of CIAA supporters and media.

This year's pre-season teams were highlighted by conference leaders from Elizabeth City State: All-American Celeste Trahan, CIAA Defensive Player of the Year, Deanna Price and record-breaker Cassie King of North Carolina Central University. On the men's side, 2005-06 All-Conference vets Brad Byerson of Virginia Union, Claude Neeley of St. Augustine's and Antonio Fitzgerald, St. Augustine's led the men's selections.

2006-2007 MEN'S BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON TEAM
NAME SCHOOL CLASS POSITION HEIGHT MAJOR HOMETOWN
Anthony Hilliard ECSU SO. Guard 6'3 General Studies Fayetteville, NC
Maurice Hooper JCSU JR. Guard 6'2 Computer Info. Sys. Reidsville, NC
Jason Hervey NCCU SR. Center 6'9 Business Administration Arlington, TX
Nicholas King SAC SR. Forward 6'7 Business Administration Philadelphia, PA
Antonio Fitzgerald SAC SR. Guard 6'1 Human Performance Danville, VA
Claude Neeley SAC SR. G/F 6'2 Physical Education Tallahassee, FL
Tristan Rankin SPC SR. Guard 6'3 Mathematics Salisbury, NC
Hassan Robinson SPC SR. Guard 6'3 Accounting Norfolk, VA
Bruce Royal SPC SO. Guard 5'10 Business Administration Newport News, VA
Avis Wyatt VSU SR. F/C 6'11 Information Systems Petersburg, VA
Michael Askew VSU SR. G/F 6'7 Sports Management Dale City, VA
Brad Byerson VUU JR. Forward 6'7 Communications Colonial Heights, VA

2006-2007 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON TEAM
NAME SCHOOL CLASS POSITION HEIGHT MAJOR HOMETOWN
Allyson Swailes BSU JR. Center 6'2 Biology Silver Springs, MD
Celeste Trahan ECSU JR. Center 6'2 Education Stockton, CA
Tiffany Smith ECSU SR. Forward 5'11 Biology Cheverly, MD
Deanna Price ECSU SR. Guard 5'7 Industrial Technology Washington, DC
Chelsea Jeter FSU SO. Forward 5'10 Psychology Baltimore, MD
Ashley Chase JCSU SR. Forward 5'7 Criminal Justice Baltimore, MD
Brittany Sumpter JCSU SR. Forward 5'8 Criminal Justice Orangeburg, SC
Tiana Pope JCSU SR. Forward 5'8 Sports Management Albany, GA
Cassie King NCCU SR. Forward 6'0 Education Wendell, NC
LaConya Polk SAC SR. Forward 6'0 Human Performance Menifee, AR
Valicia Brown SAC SR. Guard 5'9 Communications Riverdale, MD
Leslee Anderson Shaw JR. Guard 5'8 Computer Science Blacksburg, VA

Women's Predicted Order of Finish

Eastern Division
Elizabeth City State University
Shaw University
Bowie State University
St. Paul's College
Virginia Union University
Virginia State University

Western Division
Johnson C. Smith University
North Carolina Central University
St. Augustine's College
Fayetteville State University
Livingstone College

Men's Predicted Order of Finish

Eastern Division
Virginia Union University
Bowie State University
Virginia State University
Elizabeth City State University
Shaw University
St. Paul's College

Western Division
St. Augustine's College
Johnson C. Smith University
North Carolina Central University
Fayetteville State University
Livingstone College

 

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