ALEXANDRIA, La. – Alabama State University claimed its third straight Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Tuesday afternoon in Alexandria, La at Links on the Bayou. The conference crown marks their fourth out of the last five years.

Chanelle Avaricio earned the league’s Most Valuable Player (Low Medalist) while teammate Sylvia Masango was tabbed with Freshman of the Year honors.

As a unit, ASU shot 602 including a 295 in the final round with five players named to the all-conference team.

For the remainder of the team standings, Texas Southern finished second with 626 and was led by Kassandra Rivera. Dismary Marquez followed behind with a 152 for TSU

Jackson State notched third place with a team score of 688. Alcorn State (838), Prairie View (896), Mississippi Valley State (1016), rounded out team scoring

Alabama State’s Gary Grandison was named SWAC Coach of the Year.

FIRST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE

Alabama State – Chanelle Avaricio
Texas Southern – Kassandra Rivera
Texas Southern – Cherie Chua
Alabama State – DisMary Marquez
Alabama State – Janelle Kraackman
Texas Southern – Allison Flores

SECOND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE

Alabama State – Sylvia Masango
Alabama State – Mia Campbell
Alcorn State – Quinn Meyer
Jackson State – Nicole Blanchard
Jackson State – Makaila Brown

Courtesy: SWAC



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