31 Blue Tigers Earn MIAA Academic Awards
By: Lincoln University of Missouri Athletics
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thirty-one members of Lincoln’s women’s and men’s outdoor track & field teams were named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced on Wednesday (May 24). Additionally, seven Blue Tigers received the MIAA Scholar Athlete Award while two others achieved the 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 Outdoor Championships. Five members of the LU women’s team earned the award: sophomores Shanette Allison (Manchester, Jamaica), Annalisa Barclay (Linden, Guyana), Monae Carey (Deeside, Jamaica), Maria Diamond (Lagos, Nigeria) and Fyffe. 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, Allison, Carey Barclay and Diamond, 12 other members of the Lincoln women’s outdoor 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 Shamar-Kay Fable (Clarendon, Jamaica), Shantae George (Georgetown, Guyana), Denita Jackson (Berbice, Guyana), Nehlia Mills (Kingston, Jamaica), Sophia Myers (Queens, N.Y.) and Shevanae Thomas (Spring Garden, Jamaica).
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.