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The CIAA crowned seven conference champions during its 2014 Spring Sports Festival, April 17-19 in Petersburg and Ettrick, VA.

2014 CIAA SpringSports LogoHost Virginia State won its second straight golf title on Friday and champions were decided in softball, baseball, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's outdoor track and women's outdoor track on Saturday.

GOLF

PETERSBURG, VA Virginia State University shot a 601 (+25) to run away with the 2014 CIAA Golf Championships over Chowan University (640, +64) and Fayetteville State (650, +74), en route to their second consecutive CIAA Golf Championship at Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg, VA.

Johnson C. Smith (679, +103) finished fourth, Livingstone College (700, +124) was fifth and Virginia Union (815, +239) finished sixth to round out the team scoring.

SOFTBALL

PETERSBURG, VA- The Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams captured the 2014 CIAA Championship in thrilling fashion on Saturday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over St. Augustine’s University.  The Lady Rams clinched their seventh CIAA Championship in program history with the win and will make an Atlantic Regional appearance May 9th-11th.  

Monet Daly earned CIAA Most Valuable Player honors after scoring the winning run for the Lady Rams and picking up the win on the mound.

BASEBALL

ETTRICK, VA – The Rams of Winston-Salem State University are the CIAA Baseball Champions for the fourth consecutive season after a 9-5 victory against Virginia State University in the championship game held on Saturday, April 19th at Whaley Colbert Field on the campus of VSU. WSSU improves their overall record to 33-14 and will wait their seeding for the 2014 NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

ETTRICK, VA – The Chowan Hawks claimed their first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Tennis Championship in school history with they took a dominating 5-0 win over the host Virginia State Lady Trojans at the VSU Tennis Complex on the campus of Virginia State University.

MEN'S TENNIS

PETERSBURG, VA- Shaw University reclaimed their spot atop the CIAA Men's Tennis Championship with a 5-1 win over Chowan Saturday afternoon at the Virginia State University Tennis Complex.  The championship is the ninth in ten years for the Bears.

With the win, the Bears improve to 14-5 overall and qualify for the NCAA regional tennis tournament.  The Hawks fall to 17-9, but could still qualify for the NCAA tournament.

OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

PETERSBURG, VA. – Saint Augustine’s University ran away with its 17th straight men’s title and Johnson C. Smith University won its second consecutive women’s crown on the final event of the 2014 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Scott Stadium on the Virginia State University campus Saturday, April 19, 2014.

St. Aug scored 193 points to win easily over Virginia State in the men’s standings. Virginia State placed second with 104 points and Virginia Union was third with 94 points.

Johnson C. Smith pulled out a victory in the women’s 4x400 meter relay to edge St. Aug 132-131. St. Aug was leading by one point heading into the final event. Virginia State finished third with 112 points.

 

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