Dawn Brown (Prairie View A&M), Dray Joseph (Southern University), Dawson Odums (Southern University), and Jazzmin Parker (Texas Southern) were all honored at the HBCU Digest annual awards ceremony held at Dillard University.
Brown was tabbed as Female Coach of the Year, Odums was selected as Male Coach of the Year, Joseph brought home the Male Athlete of the Year honor while Parker earned Female Athlete of the Year 2013-14.
The awards ceremony was part of the 2014 HBCU Media Week Presented by Dillard University. The two-day conference drew more than 40 HBCU communications executives, faculty members, presidents, alumni officers and vice-presidents from HBCUs around the country. Highlights from the event included a remote Q&A session with national Craig Melvin, host and correspondent for MSNBC, and Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now on the TV One network.
Others from the Southwestern Athletic Conference were also honored during the event.
Best Marching Band – Southern University Human Jukebox
Male Coach of the Year – Dawson Odums, Southern University
Female Coach of the Year – Dawn Brown, Prairie View A&M University
Male Athlete of the Year – Dray Joseph, Southern University
Female Athlete of the Year – Jazzmin Parker, Texas Southern University
Male Alumnus of the Year – Michael Strahan, Texas Southern
Men’s Team of the Year- North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball
Female Team of the Year – Hampton University Women’s Basketball
Courtesy: SWAC and HBCU Digest