31 Blue Tigers Make the MIAA Academic Honor Roll

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thirty-one members of Lincoln’s men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams made the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. Five Blue Tigers also received the MIAA Scholar Athlete Award while two earned the prestigious MIAA Academic Excellence Award.

The MIAA Academic Excellence Award is given to student-athletes at member institutions who have completed at least two full semesters and possess a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Earning the award from Lincoln’s women’s team are sophomores Hughasia Fyffe (Bronx, N.Y.) and Toni-Ann Robinson (Manchester, Jamaica).

The MIAA Scholar Athlete Award is bestowed upon athletes who have completed at least two semesters at a member institution, own a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and who earned All-MIAA honors. For the sport of track & field, that means finishing in the top-three of any event at the MIAA Indoor Championships. Three members of the LU women’s team earned the award: sophomores Annalisa Barclay (Linden, Guyana), Maria Diamond (Lagos, Nigeria) and Shevanae Thomas (Spring Garden, Jamaica). Two members of the Lincoln men’s team, junior Shanthamoi Brown (Kingston, Jamaica) and sophomore Troy Whyte (Kingston, Jamaica), also received the award.

In addition to Fyffe, Robinson, Barclay, Diamond and Thomas, 13 other members of the Lincoln women’s indoor track & field team made the MIAA Academic Honor Roll: seniors Kamoy Fagan (Kingston, Jamaica) and Shanice Reid (St. Catherine, Jamaica); juniors Ray-Donna Lee (St. Catherine, Jamaica), Danneika Lyn (Frank Sound, Grand Caymans), Jameaka Mannings (Kingston, Jamaica) and Chrissani May (Manchester, Jamaica); and sophomores Shanette Allison (Manchester, Jamaica), Monae Carey (Deeside, Jamaica), Shamar-Kay Fable (Clarendon, Jamaica), Shantae George (Georgetown, Guyana), Denita Jackson (Berbice, Guyana), Nehlia Mills (Kingston, Jamaica) and Sophia Myers (Queens, N.Y.).

From the men’s team, Brown and Whyte joined 11 other Blue Tigers on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll: senior Imar Tomlinson (Kingston, Jamaica); juniors (Rashane Bartlett (Manchester, Jamaica), Kewani Campbell (Kingston, Jamaica), Brandon Heath (Kingston, Jamaica), DauJaughn Murray (St. Thomas, Jamaica), Reuben Nichols (Castries, St. Lucia) and Joshua Raffington (Uniondale, N.Y.); and sophomores Leondre Francis (St. Paul’s, St. Kitts and Nevis), Kevaughn Goldson (Kingston, Jamaica), Gary Rankin (Grand Cayman, U.K.) and Dervin Walker (Westmoreland, Jamaica).

To qualify for the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have completed at least two semesters at a member institution and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Freshmen and newcomer recipients of all three awards will be announced in June.

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