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Saturday, January 28, 2012


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(HAMPTON, Va.) The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Committee welcomes six individuals and one team into the John B. McLendon, Jr. Hall of Fame.  Among those being honored is former Lady Bulldogs' standout Deidra (Fields) Hines.

Deidra (Fields) Hines, a dual sport student-athlete for the Lady Bulldogs, was a member of the volleyball team where, in 1999, she earned the CIAA Player of the Year and All- Conference recognition in 1999 and 2000.  In addition to her accomplishments in volleyball she was also a part of the 1999 CIAA Championship team and 2000 Runner-Up team for women's basketball.  Fields earned All-CIAA and All-South Atlantic Region recognitions in 2000 and represented the CIAA at the Black College All-Star Game.

Since her days at Bowie State, Deidra has played professional women's football for the Detroit Demolition; where they have won five National Championships.  She has coached junior college basketball at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI where they were the 2010 Division II National Runner-Up, won two state titles, one Region XII Title and three conference titles. Currently, Deidra is wife and mother of a 17 year old son and resides in Romulus, Michigan.  She is the Owner of The Frosted Oven Cake Studio.

Other inductees include Donald Evans (Winston-Salem State University - Football), Dr. Claudie J. Mackey (Elizabeth City State University - Basketball, Track and Professor), Warren Bruce (Virginia Union University - Men's Basketball), Ralph Tally (Norfolk State University - Men's Basketball), Vic Fulp (Postumous) Beat Writer for the Progress Index and Richmond Times-Dispatch and the 1950 CIAA Men's Basketball Championship Team.

The McLendon Hall of Fame's newest neophytes have earned top recognition on the playing field, in their communities and have been staunch supporters of the CIAA.   Honorees will be enshrined on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center at 11:00 am.

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