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Friday, May 9, 2014

Clayborne and Flint Named to CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team

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HAMPTON, Va. - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced the 40 student-athletes from the 12 member institutions selected to the 17th annual CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team. Bowie State University's Cassandra Clayborne was named to the All-Academic First Team while Hayley Flint earned All-Academic Second Team Honors. COMPLETE TEAM ATTACHED

Mark Thomas of Livingstone College and Danielle Williams of Johnson C. Smith University were named the Male and Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, respectively.

The 2014 CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team consists of 20 male and 20 female student-athletes, 10 on the First Team and 10 on the Second Team, as voted on by the CIAA Sports Information Directors' Association. The average grade point average of the First Team is a 3.889, and the average for the Second Team is a 3.697 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Clayborne, a junior, Biology major is a member of the Lady Bulldogs softball team and earned All-Academic recognition for the second straight year.  She l
ed the team in Batting Average (.404), Runs Scored (29), Total Bases (57), At Bats (99), Slugging Percentage (.576), Hits (40), Triples (5) and Stolen Bases (19).  Clayborne’s career accolades include All-CIAA First Team (2012 and 2013), CIAA Rookie of the Year (2012), CIAA All-Rookie Team (2012) and Capital One Academic All-District (2) Team (2013).

Flint, a Marketing major carried a .174 batting average
 in 69 at bats, scored 10 runs, had 12 hits (which included two doubles), walked 13 times and recorded four RBI over the 2014 softball season. Career accomplishes for Flint include  BSU Honors Program, Deans List Every Semester, All-CIAA Rookie Team (2012), Captain (2013, 2014), DII Athletic Directors Scholar Athlete Award 2013, Elected to Golden Key International Honor Society (2012), National Society of Leadership and Success (2012), Elected to Delta Mu Delta (National Business Honor Society - 2013), Alpha Chi (National College Honor Society - 2013), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society 2013, Secretary 2013 – present) American Marketing Association and Bowie State AMA Chapter President (2013 – Present), Scholar-Athlete (2012, 2013 and 2014)

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed one full academic year at a CIAA institution, earned a minimum 3.20 overall grade point average, and played as a starter or important reserve in a CIAA sanctioned sport.

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