Salem, VA – The Lady Bears of Shaw University captured the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Volleyball Championship title with a 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 25-19, 28-26) victory over the Trojans of Virginia State University on Saturday night.
With the conference championship victory, the Shaw Bears earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament. The NCAA’s selection show is scheduled on November 11, 2018. Show information can be found at NCAA.com or on the NCAA’s Twitter.
The Lady Bears team finished the evening with 54 kills, 33 digs, and 8 blocks while the Trojans went for 52 kills, 27 digs, and 7 blocks. Shaw’s Keveesha Wattley, 2018-CIAA Tournament MVP, led the match with 16 kills while Jailyn Ivey of Virginia State followed close behind with 15.
The All-Tournament Team selections included Jailyn Ivy (VSU), Kennedi Cannon (VSU), Tiara Ramey (VSU), Saraya Klink (SU), Karla Sosa (SU), Keveesha Wattley (SU), Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (SU), Chynna Hunt (FSU), Danyale Berry (WSSU).