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Friday, July 5, 2013

CIAA Volleyball Championship Moves to Winston-Salem

CIAA Volleyball Championship Moves to Winston-Salem State UniversityTournament will take place November 15 – 17, 2013
HAMPTON, Va. (July 5, 2013 For the first time since 2005, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) fans will be able to witness the crowning of two Conference champions the same weekend in the same city.

The 2013 CIAA Volleyball Championship will move to Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and take place November 15 – 17 on the university’s campus. In addition, the CIAA Football Championship game will crown its champion on Saturday, November 16 at Winston-Salem State University’s Bowman Gray Stadium.

First round volleyball action begins on Friday, November 15 as the top four teams from the Northern and Southern Division meet in a double-elimination tournament.  Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., is the 2012 defending champion.

"Winston-Salem State University will be a fantastic host for both the CIAA volleyball and football championships.  Their experience in hosting will assist the conference in ensuring the fans, sponsors and student-athletes have a spectacular weekend.  This is a great opportunity to support and showcase volleyball and football in the community, while celebrating the athletic and academic achievements of some of the best student-athletes in Division II," said Jacqie Carpenter – Commissioner, CIAA.
Specific match times and locations will be released at a later date.
About the CIAA
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) was founded in 1912.  It is the oldest African-American athletic conference in the nation. The membership includes Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, St. Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, CIAA is headquartered in Hampton, Va. and governed by the 12 Presidents and Chancellors of its member institutions.

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