#1 John B. McLendon of North Carolina Central University!! Led Eagles to two CIAA championships (1946, 1950) and four CIAA visitation titles (1941, 1947, 1949, 1951). Boasts highest winning percentage (.779) in NCCU history with record of 239-68. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. First black coach in a professional basketball league and first black coach at a predominantly white university
#2 Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines of Winston-Salem State!! In 1946, Gaines became the head football and basketball coach, athletic director, trainer, and ticket manager. Gaines coached football from 1946-1949. In 1948 Gaines was named CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) "Football Coach of the Year" after leading the RAMS to an 8-1 season. Beginning in 1949 Gaines only coached basketball, and served as athletic director. Due to his proficiency as an athletic coach, teacher and humanitarian, Gaines has received numerous awards: CIAA Basketball Tournament Outstanding Coach Award; 1953, 57, 60, 61, 63, 66, 70, 77; CIAA Hall of Fame Inductee, 1975; NAIA Helms Hall of Fame Inductee, 1968; N.C. Sports Hall of Fame, 1978; CIAA Basketball Coach of the Year, 1957, 61, 63, 70, 75, 80; NAIA District 26 Outstanding Coach Award, 1975-78; Paul Robeson Award, 1980; Winston-Salem Urban League Family of the Year Award, 1973; Order of the Long Leaf Pine (N.C.); and the Silver Buffalo Award (Boy Scouts of America) etc. Upon his retirement as basketball coach at Winston-Salem State University in 1993, Gaines had amassed a win/loss record of 828-446, making him the winningest active basketball coach in NCAA history, and the second winningest collegiate basketball coach.
#3 Dr. Leroy Walker of North Carolina Central! During his tenure at NCCU, Walker’s student-athletes produced 30 national titles, 77 all-America citations and eight Olympic medals. He was inducted into USA Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1983 and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1987. Walker is the first African-American to serve as head coach of the U.S. Olympic track & field team in 1976 and the first African-American to serve as President of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Walker Led NCCU to 1972 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championship. Walker’s student-athletes represented NCCU in each of the Summer Olympic Games from 1956-76.
#4 Earl Lloyd of West Virginia State! Lloyd was named All-CIAA three times (1948-1950). He's a 2-Time All-American (1949, 1950) and led his team to the CIAA conference title and tournament championships in 1948 and 1949. He also led the team to an undefeated season in 1948. Other accomplishments include being named to CIAA Hall of Fame in 1998, voted one of the CIAA’s 50 Greatest Players, and CIAA Player of the Decade (1947-56). Lloyd is the first black player to play in an NBA game, the first black assistant coach in the NBA (1968 Detroit) and the second black head coach in the NBA (1971 Detroit). He played nine seasons in the NBA, averaging 8.4points and 6.4 rebounds and is a NBA Hall of Fame member.
#5 Sam Jones of North Carolina Central!! Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984, Jones is a five-time NBA All-Star (1962, 1964-66, 1968). He's a member of 10 NBA championship teams with the Boston Celtics and selected to both the NBA 25th Anniversary Team (1970) and the NBA 50th Anniversary Team (1996). Sam Jones is NCCU’s second-leading career scorer with 1,745 points
#6 Earl "The Pearl" Monroe!! Monroe is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments as a basketball player. Before the arrival of "Magic" Johnson there was another "Magic" -- "Black Magic," also known as "Earl the Pearl." He was Earl Monroe, a dazzling ballhandler and one-on-one virtuoso who made crowds gasp with his slashing drives to the hoop. As a senior in 1966-67, Monroe led his Winston-Salem State University Rams squad to an NCAA Division II title while averaging 41.5 points. A local sportswriter, the Winston-Salem Journal’s Jerry McLeese penned the phrase "Earl's Pearls" to describe the points he tallied, and a nickname was born.
#7 Alvin “Al” Attles, Jr. of North Carolina A&T!! First coach from a HBCU to win an NBA title, coaching the Golden State Warriors to win the 1975 World Championship. Attles spent 11 of 33 seasons as a player with the Warriors and 14 years as a head coach. He was a Key player on the 1964 Warriors team going to the NBA Finals. He's the second African-American coach to win an NBA title and one of 12 NBA coaches to coach more than 1,000 games. Attles was enshrined in the Bay area Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and is a CIAA Hall of Fame Member.
#8 Bobby Dandridge of Norfolk State!! 9th in NSU history with 1,740 points and 7th with 998 rebounds Dandridge holds NSU single-season records of 32.3 points and 17.0 rebounds per game in 1968-69. He Led NSU to CIAA tourney title in 1968 and runner-up finish in 1969. In 1969 CIAA he was named Tournament MVP despite playing on losing team. Dandridge Scored a tournament-record 50 points vs. Virginia Union in the 1969 CIAA tournament. He set CIAA single-tournament records with 114 points and 46 made field goals in ‘69. Dandridge had a 13-year NBA career (1969-82) included 4 NBA All-Star selections! He averaged 18.5 points per game in NBA career and won ‘78 NBA title with the Washington Bullets.
#9 Dave Robbins of Virginia Union!! Robbins began coaching the Virginia Union Panthers in 1978. During his 30-year career, Robbins led his teams to a record of 713-194 and three NCAA Division II National Championships in 1980, 1992 and 2005. His teams won 14 CIAA championships and garnered 21 NCAA tournament appearances. During his time at VUU, Robbins produced four Division II players of the year, eight Consensus first team All-Americans, and five NBA players: Ben Wallace, Charles Oakley, Terry Davis, AJ English, and Jamie Waller. Robbins officially retired on April 15, 2008.
#10 VUU's Charles Oakley!! Oakley placed in the top ten in rebounds, per game, five times between 1987 and 1994 (second in 1987 and 1988). In all but one of these seasons he played the full complement of 82 games. Due to his durability he actually placed in the top ten in total rebounds 6 times and led the league in total rebounds twice (1987 and 1988). In 1994, he became an NBA All-Star and was chosen to the league's All-Defense 1st team. He was hired as assistant coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in December 2010. Oakley currently ranks 14th all-time in NBA games played with 1,282 games.
#11 Derrick "Rick" Mahorn of Hampton University!! A three-time All-American, Mahorn scored an amazing 2,418 points while playing for the Pirates, averaging 20.3 points per contest as a collegian. Both his points total and scoring average remain an all-time career best at HU. Mahorn captured All-CIAA honors in each of his last three seasons at Hampton. He was tabbed the league’s player-of-the-year in 1978-79, the same season in which he earned Associated Press All-America honors. In 2003, the CIAA honored Mahorn by electing him into the conference’s Hall of Fame.
#12 Cleo Hill!! Inducted into the Winston-Salem State University Clarence “Bighouse” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a member of the Rams’ basketball team, Hill ranks second on WSSU’s all-time scoring records chart with 2,488 points in only 98 games, an average of 25.4 points per game. One of the finest players in the long and storied tradition of the Rams, Cleo Hill broke North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central) Sam Jones’ CIAA scoring record. Hill led WSSU to the CIAA title his senior season and was the 1961 First-Round pick of the St. Louis Hawks (eighth overall). Hill was only the fifth African-American from a historically black college and university to be taken in the first round of the NBA Draft. In his first season he averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
#13 George Williams of Saint Augustine's!! Currently the St. Aug Track & Field/Cross Country Coach since 1976, Williams is the winningest coach in CIAA history (all sports). Coached St. Aug to 31 NCAA D-II National Championships and over 200 CIAA Track & Field/Cross Country Championships. He's Won over 150 Coach of the Year Awards in Track & Field and Cross Country and coached 32 Olympians including three gold medalists
#14 Marvin Trotman of ECSU!! All-CIAA Performer in 1962, Trotman is the Vikings all time leading scorer in men’s basketball with 2,152 points, which ranks 16th on the CIAA’s Career Leader’s list. He still holds ECSU’s single game record with 63 points versus Norfolk State University. One of only five players in school history to have their jersey number (#10) retired, Trotman was inducted in the ECSU Sports Hall of Fame on October 17, 1980.
#15 Ben Wallace of Virginia Union!! Wallace won a championship with VUU in 1995 & 1996. A 2-Time First Team All-CIAA and a CIAA Tournament MVP, Wallace went on to the NBA to earn several honors including 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 4-time All-Star, and was a part of the 2004 NBA Champions, Detroit Pistons.
#16 Carlos Terry of WSSU!! Terry was a four-year starter for the Rams from where he scored 2,151 points and pulled down 1,467 rebounds while appearing in 115 games for WSSU. Terry’s career average of 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game ranks Carlos third all-time in scoring at WSSU behind only Earl Monroe (2,935 points) and Cleo Hill (2,488 points). Terry led the Rams to the 1977 CIAA Men’s Basketball Championship his senior season at WSSU, a season in which he averaged 20.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, en route to CIAA All-Tournament Team honors. The all-time leading rebounder in WSSU history, Terry ranks in the Rams’ top-10 in all-time scoring, rebounding, rebounding average, made field goals and made free throws. Terry was a fifth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1978 NBA Draft.
#17 Jack DeFares!! Known as the “Kangaroo Kid”, Jack DeFares remains one of the top basketball players in the history of Winston-Salem State basketball. A legend in the world of basketball world, DeFares lived up to his billing with a stellar career with the Rams. During his career, he led the team to a 1957 CIAA Championship and was named to the All-CIAA team three times (1955, 1956, and in 1957). He was also named to the CIAA Hall of Fame in 1997.
#18 Ernest Garrett of Morgan State!! “Ernie”, as he was known by his friends and teammates, enrolled in Morgan in 1951. He was a brilliant student and just as adept at the game of basketball. During his four years at Morgan, “Ernie” was selected four times as a forward to the CIAA First Team in Basketball. “Ernie” led his team in scoring all four seasons and was the leading scorer in the conference for 1951, 1952, and 1953.
#19 Theophalius Lloyd of Maryland State!! Also known as "Sonny," this phenomenal athlete is a member of the CIAA’s 25th Anniversary Basketball Team!
#20 Carolyn Brown of Saint Augustine's!! A two-time CIAA player of the year (1992-93), Brown is one of only three CIAA female players to win back-to-back MVP awards since 1983 when the CIAA kept track in its record book. She broke the NCAA Division II single game scoring record in 1993 with 58 points vs. Tampa and she led St. Aug to its only NCAA D-II playoff appearances.
#21 Kammy Brown of Virginia State!! Brown is a four-time All-CIAA player. In 1990 she was named a Kodak First-Team All-American. Brown is a two-time CIAA Tournament M.V.P (1988, 1990) and the CIAA’s third all-time scoring leader with 2,254 career points(23.9 ppg). Brown holds school record for most points in one game (41) and a Tournament record for free throws made (56 career).
#22 Denise Craig!! Denise "Neicy" Craig was a phenomenal Shawite and was inducted into the Shaw University Hall of Fame in 1989. She played under the guidance of William Spann in the mid 70's. Craig is a two-time All-CIAA (1976, 1977) averaging 27.7 points, 13.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 5.3 steals and 2.3 blocked shots. She went on to play in the professional ranks for the Dayton Rockettes and New York Stars.
#23 Hampton University's Jacqueline Dolberry!! Dolberry led HU to the NCAA’s Division II National Championship in 1987-88 with a 33-1 record. She is the All-time leading scorer in HU and Virginia women’s basketball history with 2,645 career points. She ranks first at HU in career blocked shots (137), second in career rebounding (1,252) and second in assists (449). Dolberry is a four-time All-CIAA performer and three-time CIAA player-of-the-year, as well as a two-time WBCA All- American, Division II. Jacqueline Dolberry was an inaugural inductee into the Hampton University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
#24 Vivian Greene of Norfolk State!! Greene is a 4x All-CIAA athlete as well as being named a National Association of Women’s Sports All-American in 1977 and 1978. She Holds the NSU career scoring record (2,386 points, 25.1 average) and season scoring record with a 26.9 average. Greene Led NSU to a 74-22 overall record, 30-2 within CIAA play, in the program’s first years of existence. She led NSU to CIAA titles in ’75 and ’77, including NSU’s first year in CIAA in ’75. She is also the CIAA Tournament record holder for career points/ 1st NSU female to receive full scholarship and was the 1977 Black Women’s College Player of Year!
#25 Michelle Harrison of North Carolina Central!! Harrison was All-CIAA and a BCSIDA All-American in 1996. She is the CIAA’s all time leader in career steals average with 3.8 steals per game (tenth NCAA Division II all-time career steals average list). She's also the CIAA’s second all-time leader with 382 career steals (fourth NCAA Division II all-time career steals list) … Her career stats include 1,448 points (14.3 ppg), 512 rebounds (5.1 rpg), 382 steals (3.8 spg), and 303 assist (3.0 apg).
#26 Sheila Hillman Manderville of Hampton University!! A 3-time All-CIAA selection for the Lady Pirates, Sheila was named CIAA Player of the Year in 1986. She is second in program history with 329 career steals, and holds school records for career assists (740, 6.4 per game) and assists in a season (232). Hillman Manderville is 11th in program history in scoring, tallying 1,249 points in her career. She wasInducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 1999 and into Hampton University Hall of Fame in 2010, being only one of three Lady Pirates to have her jersey retired.
#27 Norma Knight Evans!! In both 1982 & 1983, Norma was declared All-CIAA and All American. Her career stats include, 17.2 points per game, .546 field goal percentage, 80 blocked shots, and a NCAA Div. II record- 18.4 rebounds per game.
#28 Bowie State's Brandy Lemons!! In 1997, Lemons was named the CIAA Player of the Year and that year was the CIAA Tournament MVP. Three times she was an All-CIAA player. Lemons is Bowie State's all-time leading scorer with 1,646 career points and was a member of the school's first CIAA Championship Team in 1997.
#29 Paris McWhirter of Virginia Union!! Paris is a Three-time All-CIAA athlete a two-time All-American and was named to the CIAA All-Tournament Team, twice. She was a huge piece of the Two-time NCAA Division II Regional and National Championship All-Tournament Teams. Her career stats include 1,219 points and 894 rebounds.
#30 VSU's Doris Moncrief!! Moncrief is a Three-time All CIAA player and the 1996 CIAA Player of the Year. Her career stats include 1,780 points, 958 rebounds, and 411 steals.
#31 Chellia Nelson of Winston-Salem State!! Chellia Nelson is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding accomplishments in women’s basketball. During Chellia’s years at Winston-Salem State University she scored over 1,434 points and finished her career averaging 18.4 points per game. Chellia was an All-CIAA selection in women’s basketball for three consecutive years and was an Honorable Mention Kodak All-American in 1996-97. In 1999, Chellia was inducted into the CIAA Silver Anniversary Hall of Fame in women’s basketball.
#32 Maria Nicholson!! A four year starter in women's basketball for Virginia Union University, Nicholson never missed a game. She's a 3-time All-CIAA & a 2-time All-American. Nicholson set a CIAA Tournament record with 43 tournament steals. She scored 1,397 points for VUU and started on VUU's 1983 national championship team.
#33 Lisa Rice of Norfolk State!! Rice is a 4-time All-CIAA (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and a 3-time CIAA Tournament M.V.P. (1992, 1993, 1995). In 1992, she was named CIAA Rookie of the Year and in 1994, CIAA Player of the Year. Rice holds the Tournament record in assist (43 in 1993) and a School single-game record with 20 assists.
#34 VSU's Bertha Cummings!! Cummings is a Four time All-CIAA (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980) athlete! She set VSU’s scoring and rebounding records, scoring more than 2,000 career points. Cummings was name a Black College All-American (1978, 1980) and is a member of the All-CIAA Basketball Tournament Team (1980).
#35 Daphne Trusty of St. Paul's!! Trusty's career accomplishments include CIAA Rookie of the Year, Three-time All-CIAA (1990, 1991, 1992), 1990-01 ESPN Black College Sports Today All America team, Black College Women’s All-American Honorable Mention, VSU HBCU Basketball Classic All-Tournament team, 1991-92 Kodak Women’s All-America Basketball Tea, and 1992 Black College Sports Information Directors Association Women’s All-American Team. She led the CIAA in scoring in 1990-91 with 24.0 points a game (sixth in nation). Her career stats consist of 1,712 points (second in school history) and 1,034 rebounds. Trusty holds the school record for most 3-point field goals in a game (8).
#36 Jack Brayboy! In the fall of 1939, Dr. Brayboy matriculated at Johnson C. Smith University where he was selected to the “All-CIAA” team, playing the position of tight end in football, in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, he was also selected to the “All-American” team in 1940, 1941 and 1942.
#37 Mark Cardwell! Long a Prominent figure in college coaching ranks, Cardwell was as successful as he was popular. He served as coach of football, baseball, and basketball with West Virginia State from 1946-1959. During that period he captured CIAA titles in football, 1948 & 1951, as well as 4 CIAA basketball championships from 1948-1951. Coach Cardwell is a West Virginia Sports Writer’s Hall of Fame Inductee
#38 Thomas Harris of Virginia Union! Tom Harris had a reputation for doing a lot with little and it was true. Whether it was his basketball teams or football teams he asked for and got the maximum. Tom coached basketball and football for over 20 years. His basketball teams won the CIAA championships for him in 1951, ’52, ’54, and ’55. He coached 6 CIAA golf titles and 30 women’s basketball championships. He got his nickname “Tricky” because he would always have some new trick to use during a football game. Not ever having the luxury of large squads for platooning, coach Harris was one of the respected coaches in the history of the CIAA. Never would he hesitate to help anyone whether they were Unionites or from the opposition. Coach Harris was inducted into the CIAA Sports Hall of Fame.
#39 Harry Jefferson! Coach Jefferson led Bluefield State to an unprecedented 21-game win streak leading to back-to-back Black College National Football Championships in 1927-28, where they claimed consecutive undefeated seasons. He later became Commissioner of the CIAA and was instrumental in the establishment of the CIAA. He posthumously earned the American Football Coaches Association’s National Trailblazer Award in 2011.
#40 James E. Lytle!! Lytle mad his mark as an athlete, coach, and administrator at Shaw University. He was a football, baseball, basketball star at Shaw in the 1920s. After his playing career he coached football, baseball, basketball, and golf at Shaw until 1957, when he became athletic director. Lytle remained baseball coach until 1978 and coached Shaw's football team to a national championship for black schools in 1947.
#41 Vernon McCain!! Vernon E. “Skip” McCain came to Maryland State as director of athletics and head football coach in 1948 and in 1950 was awarded “Coach of the Year” by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. His teams lost only 4 games in his first ten years at Maryland State and after 15 years at the helm his football record was 108 wins, 18 losses and 5 ties. The achievement is still one of the greatest winning percentages in football history. He never had a losing season. In 1981 one of the CIAA’s most dominant coaches was inducted to the CIAA Hall of Fame.
#42 Edward Mcgirt! In 1940, McGirt enrolled at Johnson C. Smith University, where he established himself as one of the school's greatest athletes of all time. In 1940 and 1941, as a star fullback, he was an All-CIAA selection. In 1958, he was selected as Johnson C. Smith's eleventh modern-day head football coach. In 1969, Coach McGirt led JCSU to their first and at the moment, only CIAA Football Championship.
#43 Roland "Rollie" Miles!! A three-sport standout at St. Aug (baseball, football, track & field) Miles won 10 letters at St. Aug and became a Canadian League Football (CFL) legend. Miles was one of the most versatile players in history of the CFL during his eleven year (1951 to 1961) career with the Edmonton Eskimos. As a defensive player (linebacker and defensive back), Miles intercepted 38 passes for 547 yards. As a special teams player, Miles returned punts (finishing with 279 punt returns for 2,085 yards) and kickoffs (88 returns for 2,131 yards), and punted on occasion. On offence, Miles was often found in a backfield with such CFL greats as Jackie Parker, Normie Kwong, Johnny Bright, Bernie Faloney and Don Getty, he could run or pass on the option with skill. Miles was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. The Eskimos added Miles' #18 jersey to its Wall of Honour in 1983. The City of Edmonton named the Rollie Miles Athletic Field in his honor.
#44 Pettis Norman! Norman is a 1962 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. The University's annual award given to the school's most outstanding student-athlete is named after him. He arrived at JCSU on a football scholarship by then coach Eddie McGirt. The pride and joy of head coach Eddie McGirt, Pettis signed with the Dallas Cowboys for the 1962 season after making both the All CIAA and All American teams. In 1977, he was inducted into the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Hall of Fame.
#45 Jethro Pugh! Pugh played defensive end for ECSU and was named All-CIAA in 1963 and 1964. A two-time Little College All-American, Pugh went on to play 14 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965-1978, the 4th longest tenure in franchise history. He participated in the legendary “Ice Bowl” against the Green Bay Packers and helped the Cowboys win 4 NFC Championships, 2 Super Bowls, and qualify for the NFL post-season for 13th straight seasons (played a total of 23 playoff games). He led the Cowboys in sacks each season from 1968 to 1973 with a high mark of 15.5 in 1968. He averaged 12½ sacks, during one amazing stretch of his Cowboys career (1968–1973), Pugh led the team in sacks for five consecutive seasons (1968–1972), a record that stood until 2010 when DeMarcus Ware reached six. He ranks fifth on the Cowboys all-time sacks list. He is a member of the ECSU Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the CIAA Hall of Fame. . One of only five players in school history to have their jersey number (#10) retired.
#46 Virginia Union's Herbert Scott! While at Virginia Union Herb played guard, tackle and tight end, the position he has always wanted to play, Scott was a three-time All-CIAA selection in 1973, ’74, and ’75. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. Deceivingly strong and aggressive, Scott won the starting left guard spot making All-Pro from 1978 to 1981. In 1980 he became the Cowboys’ first All-Pro from 1978 to 1981. In 1980 he became the Cowboys’ first All-Pro offensive lineman to be named to the All NFL team since Rayfield Wright did it in 1975. He is the most honored active offensive lineman for Dallas and is rated as one of the best open field blockers in the game. In 1982 he was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame.
#47 Loretta Taylor of Fayetteville State University! Miss Taylor joined the Fayetteville staff in 1944 and served as a dormitory director, physical education instructor, and women’s basketball coach. She strived to build school spirit and comradely among faculty and students. All of her teams were academically and athletically sound. Most Broncos remember her as the women’s basketball coach and she built Fayetteville State into one of the CIAA’s most dominating programs. Her 1975 and 1976 teams were runner-ups in the CIAA tournament. In 1975 and 1976, she earned Coach of the Year honors, and she was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 1982. The CIAA Women’s All-Sports Award is named in her honor.
#48 Charles H. Williams!! One of the co-founders of the present Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), he was an outstanding athlete-scholar, graduating from Hampton Institute in 1909. He held every CIAA executive-administrative post and served HI as athletic director until his retirement in 1951. He starred in baseball in college. As coach at HI, he won CIAA championship in football, basketball, and wrestling.
#49 Hank Ford of Hampton University! The winningest head men’s basketball coach in HU history, Ford’s 12-year stint saw him compile a record of 228-120, a winning percentage of .655, and best among all former HU coaches. His illustrious careers saw his team’s win 20 or more games five times and capture CIAA tournament championships in 1982 and 1983. Named the CIAA tournament’s most outstanding coach four times and in 1997 he was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame.
#50 Charles Christian, Coach of Norfolk State University Men's Basketball! Attended Virginia State and played football 1973-1978l/Played on VSU’s 1947 CIAA Championship Team/ Winning coach in NSU history with a 319-95 record (.770) in 2 different stints/ Won 7 CIAA titles and 3 NCAA Division II Regional titles/ Made 3 NCAA Division II national quarterfinal appearances/ CIAA Coach of the Year 4 times/ Eleven 20+ win seasons/ NSU and Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Named one of 12 CIAA Coaching Legends by ESPN.com
#51 Jake Ford of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore! CIAA Player of the Year and NAIA All-American in 1970/ Finished career with 2,218 points; Hold current school record/ Shot 55.8% from the field, 84.7% from the free-throw line and averaged 22.6 points per game/ Had 609 rebounds in career/ Named All-CIAA Team in 1969, 1970/ All-Tournament Team in 197/ Played two years for the Seattle Supersonics from 1970-1072/20th overall pick in 1970 NBA Draft.
#52 Celeste Trahan-Davis of Elizabeth City State University Women's Basketball (2004-2008)! First woman in NCAA Division II history to record 2,000 points and 1,500 rebounds in a career; Two-Time CIAA Player of the Year 2007,2008; First in ECSU history to receive POY honors; 2008 Defensive Player of the Year. ECSU’s all-time leader in points and rebounds; On the CIAA career leader list ranks 4th in scoring, 2nd in rebounding and 16th in steals. Six-Time All-American and one of only five people and the only woman to have her jersey (#00) retired. Graduated Cum Laude in May of 2008.
#53 Keenan Menefee-Long - Winston-Salem State University Women's Basketball - Keenan Menefee is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding accomplishments as a basketball student-athlete. She was an NCAA Division II All-American in 1985 and 1986; NCAA Division II scoring leader in 1985 and 1986 and was a member of the CIAA All-Tournament team in 1983 and 1984. She is also a member of the CIAA Hall of Fame.
#54 Ingrid Wicker-McCree!! McCree led NCCU teams to four CIAA Championships (Volleyball – 1999, 2004, 2005; Softball – 1998) and two NCAA playoff appearances (Volleyball – 2004, 2005). She's a three-time CIAA Volleyball Coach of the Year (1999, 2002, 2005). The first NCCU coach to win conference championships in multiple sports, McCree led NCCU to first conference championships in both softball (1998) and volleyball (1999). She won 239 matches in 12 seasons as NCCU volleyball coach, posting a CIAA record of 59-5 in final four seasons as NCCU volleyball coach (2002-05). She coached seven seasons with 20 or more victories, including the program’s first 30-win campaign in 2002. Also, her 1998 Softball Team was inducted into the NCCU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
#55 Clifton "Cliff" Huff of Livingstone College!! Huff holds the LC school record in the decathlon and pole vault. He started coaching LC track and field in 1991. Huff produced the 2004 NCAA men’s 200m national champion and 400-meter runner-up. He produced 39 NCAA All-Americans, 103 All-CIAA performers and 28 CIAA individual champions! His teams were CIAA runner-ups 19 times and five of his teams finished among the top 20 in the NCAA National Championships. Huff was named CIAA coach of the year four times, received the Jeanette Lee Athletic Achievement Award in 1997 and 1998, and also Received the Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award in 1998.
#56 Coach Raymond McDougal of Fayetteville State! Coach McDougal has one of the most storied histories in the CIAA and Fayetteville State University. McDougal became head football coach and head coach of the newly created men's golf program at FSUin 1970. McDougal led the Broncos to four straight CIAA Championships. To-date, FSU has won 15 conference titles under Coach McDougal and he's led the Broncos to six PGA National Minority Division II golf titles in 15 appearances. The Broncos have participated in seven NCAA DII Super Regionals and have finished as high as third in 2007 and second in 2009. FSU's golf team has received eight Sears Championship Trophies. McDougal has coached five Golf All-Americans and CIAA Most Valuable Players, eight CIAA Tournament Medalist and 41 All-CIAA Performers. He has been named the CIAA Coach of the Year 12 times.
#57 Coach William Dick Price! Coach Price is the winningest football coach in NSU history with a 62-41-4 record (.598) from 1974-83. He led NSU to 3 CIAA titles (1974, 1975, 1976) and also led NSU track team to 1973 and 1974 NCAA College Division national championships. Not only an outstanding football coach, he's also a 4-time CIAA Track Coach of the Year. Price was inducted into the NSU, CIAA, Hampton Roads African American, Hampton Roads and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Named Virginian-Pilot’s Sports Figure of the Decade in 1979, Price has received numerous awards and recognition!
#58 Ronald Murray of Shaw University! Murray, a 4-year letterman, was a team captain, and selected as an All-CIAA and All-Region Player. A CIAA and Division II Player of the Year, Murray was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucs in 2002-2003. He also had stints with Seattle, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Atlanta, Chicago and Charlotte.
#59 Kim Brewington from JCSU!! Brewington is the JCSU all-time women’s basketball second leading scorer with 1,754 points, a mark establish in 1990. Over her career, Brewington averaged 17.8 points and 5.1 assist per game. She was selected All-CIAA in 1989 and 1990. She set the season record for steals at JCSU with 163 during the 1989-90 season. During that same season, Brewington was named CIAA Player of the Year and earned the national division II scoring title averaging 32.4 points per game. Brewington is the first ever female to be named CIAA Player of the Year from JCSU.
#60 Ed Davis of Bowie State University! Davis' career Bowie State record is 165-62, leading the Lady Bulldogs to three-consecutive CIAA Championships (1997, 1998 and 1999) and just missed four in a row in 2000, losing at the buzzer. Davis captured five CIAA regular season Northern Division titles, made four sweet sixteen appearances and ranked as high #5 in the nation. Davis was a CIAA Coach of the Year, Two-time District of the Year, three-time CIAA Tournament Coach of the Year and Division II National Coach of the Year finalist.
#61 Alfred Tyler of Livingstone!!! Tyler Led nation in passing in 1966 with 2,499 yards and 29 touchdowns. Overall he passed for 4,630 yard and 54 touchdowns in 4 years at LC, ranking as Livingstone’s all-time leading passer. Tyler played for Montreal in the Canadian Football League and the Washington Redskins farm team, he was a 1966 All-CIAA Selection.
#62 Antwain Smith Of St. Paul's College!! Smith led the team in scoring his senior year averaging 20.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.5bpg. He finished the season with 13 double-doubles and 24 double figure scoring performances (26 games) and is 2nd in All-Time scoring in SPC history (2,046 points). Smith was named Division II All-American in his three final seasons and named CIAA Player of the Year (‘97, ‘98, ‘99). After his career at SPC, Smith was a 2nd Round NBA Draft Pick for the Vancouver Grizzlies- 51st Overall and played for International Basketball League’s Swarm in 2000.
#63 Shermaine Williams of JCSU!!! Williams has had a stellar career in both indoor and outdoor track and field. In her freshman year (2008), she won the NCAA DII title in the 60m hurdles setting a new championship record. She had the world's fastest time (13.22) in the 100m hurdles for juniors (19 or younger). Williams also won the CIAA crown in the 100m hurdles and was the silver medalist at the World Junior Championships in the same event. She was named 2008 USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year
#64 Barvenia Wooten-Collier!! A four year (1979-1983) starter in women's basketball at Virginia Union University, Barvenia led VUU to the women's national championship in 1983. She was also a member of the CIAA 25th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team.
#65 Angela Hamilton of JCSU!!! In her four years (1985-89), Hamilton scored 1,852 points and pulled down 1,223 rebounds; she is 1st all-time in both categories at J.C. Smith. She also holds the record for most field goals made (career) with 742. She is a two-time CIAA All-Tournament selection (1987, 1989) and three-time All-CIAA selection (1987-89).
#66 Greg Jackson! A 4-year starter, as a Junior at St. Paul’s, Jackson led collegiate players in scoring average 30.5ppg. He's a 3-time All-CIAA Selection, CIAA Co-Player of the year, and scored 2,249 career points, which is #1 in SPC history and Ranks 12th All-time in CIAA. As a coach, Jackson led NCCU to Five CIAA Men’s Basketball Titles and was a 3-Time CIAA Coach of the Year award winner.
#67 Timmy Newsome! Newsome is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments as a football student-athlete. The second-leading rusher in WSSU history and sixth leading rusher in CIAA history, Newsome was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL draft not only for his skills as a runner, but also for his pass catching abilities. The Cowboys took advantage of his multiple talents while utilizing Newsome at tailback, fullback and tight end. He ended his career with Dallas as the ninth leading receiver in club history and in 1990 was selected to the Cowboys’ All-Decade Team.
#68 Richard Huntley!!! Huntley is inducted into the WSSU C.E. "Big House" Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for football. Following a stellar career at WSSU, Huntley was the 117th overall pick in the 1996 NFL draft, selected in the fourth round by the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to the Falcons, this five-year NFL veteran also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers. Richard ended his college career at Winston-Salem State University ranked second all-time in NCAA history with 6,286 yards rushing, and as the CIAA’s career scoring leader with 372 points on 62 touchdowns. He joined a list of nine players, including NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, as the only players to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of their first four seasons in the NFL. His record-breaking final collegiate season in 1995 included setting a Division II mark with an average of 188.9 yards per game en route to a record 1,889 total rushing yards, earning him Sheridan Broadcasting Systems All-America Offensive Player of the Year honors. Huntley is the only player in NCAA history to have two 1,800-plus yard rushing seasons.
#69 Fred “Curly” Neal! One of the CIAA 100 Greatest Athletes is 1963 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. Neal averaged 23.1 points per game and was named All-CIAA during his four seasons at Smith. He is best known for his career with the Harlem Globetrotters, Neal became the Trotters' featured ball handler and most entertaining player in the team's exhibition act.
#70 Coach Shelton M. Matthews!! Mathews has the best coaching record in VSU history and was named CIAA coach of the year on numerous occasions. In 14 seasons, Coach Matthews had 11 winning years. He was a coach, father and friend to all who knew him and was respected by opponents. In 1979, Coach Matthews was paid the highest tribute by being inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame!
#71 Konecka Drakeford! Drakeford established herself as one the JCSU women’s basketball elite in just three seasons (1996-98). She is tied for 7th all-time in scoring at JCSU with 1,481 points. Drakeford holds the career record for best scoring average, averaging 26.8 points in three years. She is the Johnson C. Smith women’s basketball record holder for best season scoring average (31.6 ppg) and most field goals made in a season (320). Drakeford earned All-CIAA honors in 1997 and 1998. She was named CIAA Player of the Year in 1998 on a 14-13 team. She shares the distinction with Kim Brewington as the only JCSU females to be named CIAA Player of the Year. She is one of three from the women’s basketball program to have her jersey retired at Johnson C. Smith.
#72 Doug Wilkerson!! Wilkerson earned five All-America citations at NCCU as both an offensive and defensive lineman. He was a 1st round NFL draft pick (14th overall selection) by the Houston Oilers in 1970, playing 15 seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman with the Oilers (1970) and San Diego Chargers (1971-84). Wilkerson was selected to three consecutive NFL Pro Bowls (1981-83), including as a starter in the last two. He was voted to the All-NFL team in 1982, picked All-AFC in 1981 and 1982 and inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 2000.
#73 James “Bones” Morgan, Jr of Maryland State (UMES). Morgan ranks #1 in CIAA history with 1,741 rebounds and led the conference in boards in his last two years. He's #7 in school history with 1.554 points and led the CIAA’s first undefeated team as the Hawks went 29-0 in 1969-70 season. Morgan averaged a double-double per game all four years as a Hawk and was 7th round NBA Draft Pick, 108th overall, to the Seattle Supersonics.
#74 FSU's Darrell Armstrong! Darrell had serious aspirations of being a kicker in the NFL, but it wasn't until his final three of his five years at Fayetteville State, that he started to take basketball seriously. He played in the CBA, USBL, and the GBA, Spain, and Cyprus! Peaking interest from the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Armstrong was signed to a temporary ten-day contract. With this golden opportunity at hand, basketball's hardest worker was justly rewarded with a long-term contract and the rest is history.
#75 Art Shell of Maryland State (University of Maryland Eastern Shore). Shell was named All-American in 1966 and 1967 and All-CIAA for three seasons. Shell went on to have 15-year career with the Oakland Raiders, Winning two Super Bowls (XI and XV) and was an 8-time Pro Bowler, 7 straight from 1972-1978. He was a Member of the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Shell became Head Coach of the Los Angeles Raiders from 1989-1994, leading the 1990 Raiders to a 12-4 record and berth in AFC Championship Game.
#76 Bert Piggot! As Head Football Coach of NC A&T, (1957 - 1968), Piggot amassed a 63 percent winning record, one that has never been matched or exceeded. Under his tutelage at least six NC A&T players have gone on to excel in the professional football leagues. Dr. Piggott and his teammates have been honored in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio; and he has been inducted as a coach in the North Carolina A&T State University Hall of Fame.
#77 Leford Green of JCSU! Green is a three-time national champion, 9-time All-American, and JCSU record holder for Indoor in the 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 800m, 4x400m and Outdoor 200m, 400m H, 4x400m, and 4x100m. Green has been named Pettis Norman Student-Athlete of the Year and the Coca-Cola Academic Award on two separate occasions at the JCSU Annual Athletics Awards Ceremony. He was also one of three Golden Bulls named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track& Field Team.
#78 Mike Davis! Davis was a four year starter for VUU in basketball. He is the All-Time leading scorer for VUU with 2758 points, averaging 36.3 points per game in 1967-1968. Davis was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA in 1969.
#79 Emerson Boozer of UMES! A CIAA All-American in 1964 and 1965, Boozer Averaged 6.78 yards per carry, 2,537 yards with 22 touchdowns in career. He's a 2010 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee and spent 10 seasons with New York Jets from 1966-1975, Winning Super Bowl III. He amassed over 5,000 yards with 52 touchdowns for the Jets and was an American Football League All-Star in 1966 and 1968.
#80 Coach Stephen Joyner, Sr. For over two decades, Joyner has taken the JCSU's men's program to unprecedented levels, establishing Smith as one of the most feared teams in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. His career record is 437-256. Throughout his 24-year tenure as coach, Joyner has collected numerous accomplishments during his career. Joyner is the winningest men's basketball coach in Golden Bulls history, having recorded over 400 victories. He led the Golden Bulls to the CIAA Western Division Title in 1992, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2000, his team finished fourth in the CIAA, third place finishes in 1991, 1993 and 2003, second place finishes in 1992, 1998, 2002, and 2006. Coach Joyner has captured the CIAA Tournament Championship in 2001, 2008, and 2009. He was selected as the CIAA Coach of the Year and (1992, 1997, 2001) and NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2001.
#81 Morgan State's Marvin Webster! In 1974, with Webster leading the way, the MSU Bears compiled a record of 28-5. This earned them the NCAA College Division Championship. They were the top ranked team in the nation among small colleges and Marvin was the most outstanding player of the tournament. He was named "Player of the Year" (college division). He excelled at shot blocking, which appropriately earned him the nickname "The Human Eraser." Webster holds the top spot, in many categories, on the Bears All Time Records List. They include: most points in college caeer (1,990) season-(707); field goal percentage-season (56%), career-(52%); free throws made - game(15), season -(161), career (424); rebounds -career (2,267) and blocked shots -career (839), individual game- (13 vs. Stillman in1974), averaging 7.4 blocked shots per game over the course of his college career.
#82 Patrick Pope from Saint Augustine’s College! St. Aug’s career scoring (1,943 points) and steals (237) leader according to the CIAA Record Book. Named 2003 CIAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. Named Daktronics D-II Third Team All-American (2003) Two-time All-CIAA player (01, 03). Averaged 25.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game for St. Aug in 2002-03. Scored 41 of his 46 points in the second half of the 2003 CIAA tournament semifinals against Virginia Union. Scored 30 or more points five consecutive games as a senior. Scored 40 points twice in his college career. Black College All-Star Classic (2003). Named NABC D-II All-South Atlantic District (2003). Played professionally in Ireland, Holland and Spain and signed with the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBDL League. Averaged 27 points, 10.1 assists and 3.5 steals in the Ireland-SuperLeague (05-06) Named Irish-SuperLeague Finals MVP in 2005. Named Eurobasket.com All-Irish Superleague Player of the Year (2005)
#83 Joseph Howell from NC A&T! During his collegiate basketball playing career, he was coached under Cal Irvin's tutelage, where sports writers coined him as North Carolina A & T's "bread and butter player." Howell led his team to two consecutive conference championships in 1958 and 1959. For his accomplishments, he received the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter's Jack Gibson Memorial Plaque and the Aggie Letterman's Award for the Most Outstanding Basketball Player of the Year.
#84 Tracy Saunders, of Norfolk State University, is a 3-time All-CIAA player. She's the 1991 CIAA Player of the Year, and that year led NSU to CIAA title. Also in 1991, Tracy was named Kodak/NCAA Division II National Player of the Year. She's a 2,000-point scorer, 3rd all-time at NSU in scoring (2,084) and 2nd in rebounds (978). She led NSU to 95-25 record, including 1991 D-II Final Four and is a NSU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee.
#85 Leroy Kelly from Morgan State!!! In 1962, when the Bears won the CIAA Championship Kelly led the team in rushing, scoring and punting. In 1963, Kelly was selected by the press as Morgan's most valuable player in the Orange Blossom Game. During the season in 1963, he averaged better than 5 yards a carry for Morgan and was the third leading rusher. Leroy Kelly still holds three Morgan State Football records. His three touchdowns in one half against Delaware State in 1963, the longest scoring play from scrimmage of 95 yards against Virginia State in 1962 and punt return of 67 yards against Delaware State in 1962, still stands.
#86 James Roe from Norfolk State (1992-1995)! James was the NSU all-time leader with 239 receptions, 4,468 yards and 46 touchdowns. NSU single-season leader with 77 receptions, 1,454 yards and 17 touchdowns (1994) – All CIAA records at the time. 3-time 1st team All-CIAA selection. 2-time Division II All-American (1994, 1995 – multiple organizations) 1995 consensus 1st team All-American (Kodak, AP, NCAA, Football Gazette) . 1995 Eddie Robinson Trophy winner (top HBCU player). He graduated as the No. 2 receiver in college history in receiving yards, No. 3 in D-II history in receptions and No. 4 in D-II in receiving TDs. 6th round NFL Draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens in 1996. All-time franchise leading receiver for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena League. 3-time All-Ironman AFL pick. Helped San Jose to 3 Arena Bowl titles. 2nd-team All-Arena League in 2007. NSU Athletics Hall of Fame member
#87 Coach Earl Banks! Banks was head coach at Morgan State from 1960-73 and completed his career with a .839 win-loss percentage. His 1965-68 teams won 31 straight, the seventh longest winning streak in college football history. He also had three unbeaten regular seasons, five CIAA conference championships and led the Bears to four bowl games. He was the CIAA Coach of the Year - 1962, 1965, and 1966.
#88 ECSU's Mike Gale! Named 1971 CIAA Player of the Year, Mike Gale was a member of the Vikings’ first ever CIAA Championship team in 1969. He was an All-CIAA performer in 1970 and 1971 and went on to be drafted in the third round of the 1971 Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Went on to have a professional career that spanned 1971-1982 with teams in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association for the Kentucky Colonels (ABA), New York Nets (ABA), San Antonio Spurs (ABA & NBA), Portland Trailblazers and Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He is one of five people to have their jersey retired (#12) by ECSU. Inducted into the ECSU Sports Hall of Fame on October 26, 1984.
#89 LaVerne Sweat - Led NSU women to 18 CIAA titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track in 9-year period (1988-97)/ NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1981 while at Hampton/ 9-time CIAA Track Coach of the Year/ NCAA Division II Coach of the the US Track Team at the Junior Pan American Games in 1993/ Assistant Coach for USA Track & Field at 2000 Sydney OlympicsDecade (announced in 1991)/ NSU earned 4 runner-up finishes at NCAA Division II national championship meets/ First-ever female president of the CIAA (1980s)/ CIAA and Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame inductee/ Head coach for US Track Team at World University Games in 1981/ Head coach for the US Track Team at the Junior Pan American Games in 1993/ Assistant Coach for USA Track & Field at 2000 Sydney Olympics.
#90 James Sweat - Baseball letterwinner at NSU and Virginia State/ Played semi-pro baseball for West End Giants (Norfolk) and South Norfolk Aces/ Compiled 347-217 overall record at NSU; Career record of 530-261 in 26 seasons/ Won 7 CIAA tournament titles; Had 14 20-win seasons and 4 30-win seasons/ Made 9 D-II NCAA Tournament appearances, including 7 Elite Eight appearances/ Coached Hampton to 1988 D-II National Championship and NSU to 1991 Final Four/ Record at Hampton was 183-40, with 6 20-win seasons in 7 years/ His players earned 28 All-CIAA honors and 7 CIAA PoY honors in 16 seasons/ CIAA and Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame Inductee.
#91 Coach Vanessa Taylor of Johnson C. Smith University! Taylor was selected as the 2011 CIAA Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year. She is the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach at JCSU with a school record of 193-105 and an overall record of 276-200. Taylor has never had a losing season at Johnson C. Smith with four seasons of 20+ victories and no season with few wins than 16. Taylor has guided her team to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship game on four separate occasions. JCSU finished as runners-up in 2003, 2006 and 2008; then captured the first ever women's CIAA Tournament Championship at Johnson C. Smith in 2009.
#92 Coach Herman Nielson of Hampton University! A 1985 City of Hampton Hall of Fame inductee, Nielson, nicknamed "Buck," coached five teams and won CIAA championships in boxing, track, wrestling and basketball. The second time around, 33 years, Dr. Neilson compiled a fine record as football, basketball, and tennis coach and later became the athletic director and chairman of the department of physical education. He also made important contributions to improved academic standards.
#93 Elias Gilbert of Winston Salem State University is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments in track and field. A three-time national champion and two-time NAIA All-American, Gilbert is one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever take to the track at WSSU. Gilbert captured the 1958 110-yard high hurdles (13.6), the 1959 120-yard high hurdles (14.6) and the 440-yard high hurdles (53.6) national championship during his illustrious career. Gilbert captured the Herbert B. Marrett Outstanding Performer award from the NAIA in both 1956 and 1958 as well.
#94 VUU's Jackie Jackson introduced the slam-dunk when he played for Virgina Union University. He led the nation in rebounds twice and averaged 24.7 rebounds in 1960-1961. He Later played 15 seasons for the Harlem Globetrotters and is in their Hall of Fame.
#95 Joe Black joins the CIAA 100 Greatest Athletes list at #95!! A gifted athlete, Joe Black earned a scholarship to Morgan State. He developed in the Negro league and made a quick splash in integrated baseball. Joe Black started and won Game 1 of the 1952 World Series on October 1, 1952, with a 6-hit complete game facing the Yankees. He was the first black pitcher to win a World Series game and was voted Rookie of the Year.
#96 Amba Kongolo, of North Carolina Central University is a Two-time CIAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year (2001, 2002), a three-time First-Team All-CIAA selection (1999, 2001, 2002), along with CIAA All-Rookie Team in 1999. In 2002, Kongolo was selected as NCAA Division II First-Team All-American. She's a two-time NCAA Division II All-South Atlantic Region First-Team honoree (2001, 2002) and a two-time NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region Championship All-Tournament Team selection (2001, 2002). A three-time CIAA All-Tournament Team pick (2000, 2001, 2002), Kongolo was the first CIAA student-athlete to be drafted by the WNBA (Phoenix Mercury, 2002). She topped CIAA in scoring (21.1 ppg) and blocked shots (84) as a senior in 2001-02 and Played on her country’s (Zaire) basketball team in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. NCCU Career Statistics: 1,536 points, 833 rebounds, 225 blocked shots, 41 double-doubles from 1998-2002
#97 Erica Deas, of Livingstone College, was a member of the 2000 CIAA Championship women’s basketball team and hit the winning three-pointer in 2000 CIAA Championship. She was All-CIAA four years straight. Deas holds LC women’s basketball records for points scored, field goals made, field goals attempted, three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted, free throws made, steals, minutes played and games played.
#98 William "Bill" Hayes (Coach)!! During his 12 seasons at WSSU, the Rams, under Coach Hayes, captured three CIAA championships (1977, 1978 and 1987) and seven division championships, turned in back-to-back undefeated regular season marks in 1977 and 1978 and posted an overall record of 89-40-2. In all, Hayes spent 27 seasons as a collegiate head football coach, compiling a 195-104-2 overall record en route to establishing himself as the winningest coach at both Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T as he finished his career with more victories (195) than any other college football head coach in the history of the State of North Carolina.
#99 Ralph Talley of Norfolk State, is NSU's leader with 2,575 career points, 904 made field goals, 621 made free throws. He holds the NSU single season lead with 842 points and 98 3-pointers in 1986-87 and 103 steals in 84-85. In 1987 he was named NABC Division II Player of the Year and 1st Team All-American. In 1986 and 1987 he was an Extra Point Club All-American and McLendon Trophy Winner (HBCU Player of the Year). 3-time CIAA Player of the Year from 1985-87 and 3-time CIAA Tournament MVP 1984-86. Talley Led NSU to 2 CIAA titles in 1984 and 1986 and helped NSU win 2 Division II Regional titles in 1986 and 1987 and advance to the national quarterfinals both years.
#100 From 2001-2005, Allyson Hardy of Bowie State University was a Four-Year letterwinner, four-year starter, two-time All-CIAA, Two-time CIAA Player of the Year (2003 and 2005), and Team Captain who is Bowie State’s All-Time Leading Scorer with 2,107 pts.