| 02/22/2013 10:49 AM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Department of Athletics will honor senior basketball players during Senior Day, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the HEAL Complex. The game which matches the Tigers of Benedict College against the Paine College Lions will serve as the final home basketball game for the 2012-2013 season.
The game tips-off at 1PM, as the Lady Lions and Lady Tigers take to the court.
The seniors, Allen Young, Autis Gibson, Jared Moore, Kiara Farley, and Mario Jordan will be honored between the women’s and men’s game, and the Lions and Tigers will jump-ball immediately after the recognition.
“Our senior student-athletes will perform in the final home game of their collegiate careers, so we just want to offer a small token of our appreciation for all of their hard work on and off the court” said Tim Duncan, Director of Athletics.
Tickets for contest are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and youth, and Paine College students with valid I.D. free.
For more information on the 2012-13 Paine College Lions basketball campaign, visit www.paineathletics.com
| 12/13/2011 23:30 PM
Augusta, GA- Just before going home to spend time with their families for Christmas, the Paine College Lady Lions Basketball team took some time out of their day to give back, and volunteered at the Faith Food Factory. Faith Food Factory is a component of the Golden Harvest Food bank, where volunteers sort, inspect and repack non-perishable donations.
“At Faith Food Factory, there is only one paid position”, states Manager Larry Jenkins. “If it were not for volunteers like the Lady Lions Basketball team, we would have a difficult time getting food to those people who really need it.”
Freshman Lashonda Canty states that “Today is a great opportunity. It makes you realize just how blessed you are.”
“Being able to give of myself today makes me really appreciate how blessed I am to have parents who have been able to work and provide for me, but I will not take it for granted, and I am excited to be able to help someone else”, says freshman Kharyna Stanford.
“Most of our students are fortunate enough to not have to worry about where their next meal will come from” states Lady Lions’ Head Coach Willie Adams. “I wanted my team to continue their spirit of giving back so they can have a greater appreciation of what they have.”
The mission of the Golden Harvest food bank is to end hunger in 30 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.
“Volunteering today, just made my soul feel good!”- Tenesha Jenkins
| 10/4/2011 20:41 PM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Men's and Women's Cross Country team will host their annual PC Invitational, October 5, 2011 at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 3816 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, Georgia 30815.
This year marks the 11th year for the PC Cross Country Invitational.
The Men's 5K race is set to begin at 4:00 PM, followed by the women's 5K race immediately after.
Joining the Lions on the field will be Albany State University, Lane College, Miles College, and Morris College.
The Lady Lions are coached by Willie Adams, and the Lions are coached by Alfred Beard.
For more information regarding Paine College Athletics, visit www.paineathletics.com .
| 10/4/2011 20:32 PM
SIAC Volleyball: Week 5 Player of the Week Honors Announced
Kentucky State University outside hitter Emily Grieshaber has been named SIAC Volleyball Player of the Week after her strong performance this past week. Paine College setter Camachio Harris has been named SIAC Setter of the Week
while Claflin University libero Courtney Person has been named SIAC Defensive Specialist of the Week.
Harris, a native of Montgomery, AL, led Paine with 85 assists, including 44 against Spelman College, in three matches. The 5-6 junior also contributed 15 kills with a .314 hitting percentage along with 25 digs, five block assists and four service aces for the Lady Lions, helping lead them to a victory over conference foe Fort Valley State.
Grieshaber, a 5-11 freshman from Thorntown, IN, led the Thorobrettes with 12 kills and a .556 hitting percentage with just two errors in their one match for the week. She also contributed four digs, two block assists, and one service ace while helping lead Kentucky State to a win over Fisk University in straight sets for their 17th
win of the season.
Person, who earns her third weekly honor this season, continued an impressive freshman campaign with 49 digs in two matches. The Columbia, SC native also delivered 11 service aces and one assist for the Lady Panthers, who went on the road and defeated both Virginia State and Virginia Union to push their overall record to 13-6 for the season.
For the latest scores and information about SIAC Volleyball, visit www.thesiac.com
| 09/6/2011 12:41 PM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball team will begin their home season, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 as they host Brewton-Parker College Barons, at 6:00 PM in Tubman Gymnasium.
The Lady Lions (3-0) opened their 2011 season on the road as they participated in Livingstone College Volleyball Invitational, Friday and Saturday September 2-3 in Salisbury, NC. The Lady Lions were undefeated, beating Morris College, Spelman College, and Livingstone College.
All home games will be played at Tubman Gymnasium!
For more information, visit www.paineathletics.com
| 08/25/2011 20:15 PM
Atlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announces the 2011 SIAC Preseason Volleyball All-Conference Teams and Predicted Order of Finish as voted on by the SIAC Volleyball Coaches Association. The 2011 preseason team is led by Paine College outside hitter Victoria Claytor.
Claytor, a native of El Paso, TX, finished among the league leaders with a team-high 390 kills and a .273 hitting percentage. The 5-10 junior also had a team-high 88 blocks, averaging .75 per set. As a sophomore, she was named 2010 SIAC Defensive Player of the Year while also earning All-SIAC second team honors.
Also joining Claytor on this year’s preseason All- SIAC Team is Fernisha McMillian and Janae’ Kearse. Last year, McMillian was chosen as SIAC first-team Libero and joins Claytor on the SIAC first-team. The senior from Blackville, SC led the team with 405 digs, 26 service aces, and no ball-handling errors. Kearse was selected as a member of the SIAC second-team. One of the Lady Lions most versatile players, the senior Orangeburg, SC native recorded 116 kills, 46 service aces, 356 digs, and the 5’2 outside hitter had a total of 23 blocks.
Defending champion Kentucky State was picked to win the West Division while 2010 SIAC tournament runner-up Albany State was selected to win the East Division. The Lady Lions finished the 2010 season with a 17-15 overall record, and were chosen to finish in 5th place on the East Division. The Thorobrettes, coming off a 22-10 (15-1 in the SIAC) campaign and a berth in the NCAA tournament, were also selected to repeat as SIAC champions for the second consecutive year.
2011 SIAC Preseason Volleyball All-Conference Team
Sabrina Garcia Outside Hitter Senior Albany State University
Lauren Calvin Outside Hitter Sophomore Claflin University
Victoria Claytor Outside Hitter Junior Paine College
Jamila McKinnis Outside Hitter Senior Stillman College
Phyllice Eubanks Middle Blocker Senior Stillman College
Brittany Stewart Setter Senior Kentucky State University
Fernisha McMillan Libero Senior Paine College
Latayvia Mack Middle Blocker Junior Benedict College
Erica Coleman Outside Hitter Senior Kentucky State University
Janae’ Kearse Outside Hitter Senior Paine College
Faith Simmons Outside Hitter Junior Claflin University
Danica Lawrence Middle Hitter Junior Clark Atlanta University
Ashley Jackson Setter Sophomore Benedict College
Tyneishah Spears Libero Sophomore Clark Atlanta University
2011 Predicted Order of Finish
1. Albany State
4. Clark Atlanta
6. Fort Valley State
1. Kentucky State
Conference Champion: Kentucky State
L-R: Victoria Claytor, Fernisha McMillian, Janae' Kearse
| 08/3/2011 14:16 PM
Augusta, GA--Over 150 student-athletes comprising of 10 teams at Paine College work tirelessly to achieve their goals, both on the field of play and in the classroom. They thrive off the support from their coaches, teammates, families, friends and fans. Now, they will have additional help through the establishment of the Lion Athletic Club.
On August 2, 2011, the fundraising arm of Paine College Athletics officially launched the Lion Athletic Club in a move that would create additional funds to support student athletes.
In a show of solidarity, Director of Athletics Tim Duncan and the entire Paine College Athletics staff made donations or pledges to the Lion Athletic Club and became its first members. “While developing the Lion Athletic Club, our coaches and staff wanted to be a part of this historic moment in Paine College Athletics,” Duncan said. ‘It is a testament to our student-athletes, that 100% of the athletics staff wanted to participate in this vision.”
Currently, Paine College funds 44% of the NCAA Division II maximum allowable scholarships for the 10 sports it sponsors. While that is up from the 34% funded in 2010-2011, Lion coaches are still at a recruiting disadvantage as compared to other Division II colleges and universities.
“Paine College Athletics’ greatest need is scholarship money for student-athletes” stated Duncan. “For years, our coaches and student-athletes have competed with the heart and determination of Lions, only to realize deep inside that we are outmatched due to a lack of resources. Through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations, the college will be able to increase the amount of scholarships awarded to student-athletes.”
“Before we asked for one donation out in the community, we wanted to show our commitment by becoming the Lion Athletic Club’s first members” stated Selina Kohn, Associate Athletics Director and Head Volleyball Coach. “Now that each member of our department has joined, we hope our alumni, former student-athletes, season ticket holders, and the Augusta community will get behind the effort to provide more opportunities for Paine College student-athletes”
Lion Athletic Club membership levels range from contributions as little as $50 up to $10,000 annually. Each membership level has corresponding benefits, which include invitations to special events, complimentary Paine College Lion Athletic Club gifts, and traveling to games with teams.
For more information on the Lions Fund visit us at www.paineathletics.com or call 706-945-1367.
| 07/14/2011 11:23 AM
Augusta, GA- Melvin Le’Kerby Marshall (Kerby) joins the Paine College baseball staff as head coach, Director of Athletics, Tim Duncan announced. Marshall comes to the program from Edward Waters College, in Jacksonville, FL where he was head coach for six years.
“We are excited to add a proven winner to lead the Paine College baseball program”, stated Director of Athletics, Tim Duncan. “Coach Marshall has a demonstrated track record of success and that was one of several factors that led to the decision to hire him as the leader of the Paine College baseball program. “During the interview process, he impressed the committee with his preparedness, his vision for the program and his passion for the academic success of the young men he coaches. We are fortunate to add a coach of his caliber to Paine College.”
“I am truly honored and excited to be a part of the Paine College family as the new head baseball coach,” states Marshall. “It is my goal to continue to build upon and strengthen the foundation of academic excellence, athletics, and community service already in place here.”
During his tenure at Edward Waters, from 2005-2011, Coach Marshall led his team to four consecutive 20 plus win seasons, two 35 plus win seasons and a trip to the NAIA championships in 2011. Last season, Marshall’s team finished the season with a 37-24 overall record and recorded the first postseason trip in the history of Edward Waters College Baseball. Coach Marshall was named NAIA unaffiliated conference Coach of the Year, and received the number one ranking in Black College for NAIA and Division II baseball. Also under his tutelage at Edward Waters College, Coach Marshall helped produce the school’s first player selected for the Major League Draft (Charles Thomas/Chicago Cubs-2009). In 2008, Coach Marshall’s team set the school record of 35 wins and received their first national ranking in NAIA Top 25 poll. Coach Marshall has also spent time working as an assistant area scout for the Florida Marlins.
The Jacksonville, FL native is a graduate of Englewood High School, where he was a three-sport letterman, and received a double scholarship to play basketball and baseball at Shaw University, in Raleigh, NC, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in 1992. As a student athlete, Marshall earned baseball MVP honors in his junior and senior seasons, and was also named to the All-CIAA conference honorable mention team.
Coach Marshall’s coaching career began at Ribault Middle School, where he coached baseball and basketball for a year, and then moved to the high school level, where he coached baseball from 1998-2005. While at Ribault, he was instrumental in teaching the game of baseball to inner city youth, who were not exposed to the sport. He coached his middle school basketball team to a 12-0 record championship, and his baseball team finished the season with a 13-2 overall record. Once coach Marshall transitioned to high school, several of his players received baseball scholarships to Alcorn State University, Shaw University, and Lake City Community College.
“We are extremely fortunate to retain the services of Assistant Coach Kenny Bellamy. Coach Bellamy did an outstanding job as interim head coach. We think with the addition of Coach Marshall and the retention of Coach Bellamy, Paine College has the finest baseball staff in the SIAC and we look forward to competing for championships in the near future”, states Duncan.
“Our goal will be to produce a team and individuals who are competing at the highest level.” Marshall states. “I want to express my gratitude to Edward Waters College for giving me the opportunity to become a head coach and to Paine College for the opportunity to take the reins of this program and guide them in the future.”
Coach Marshall will officially begin August 1.
| 05/27/2011 16:54 PM
Turlock, CA- The first day of competition of the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Turlock, California produced impressive results for Paine College Freshman Baiesha Johnson in the long jump competition. Johnson advanced to the National Championships by posting a qualifying mark of 5.96m, March 25, 2011 at the Winthrop University Invite, and later went on to claim the title of SIAC Women’s Long Jump Champion 2011.
The competition in the long jump pit was very close, where New Mexico Highlands’ Jillisa Grant took claims to the national title, after she moved past UC San Diego’s Stephanie LeFever on her second-to-last leap to claim the title. Paine College Lady Lion, Baiesha Johnson took the third place medal, jumping 5.99 meters, LeFever leapt 6.18m to take second, and Grant recorded a jump of 6.36meters.
The Division II National Championships are being held at Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium in Turlock, California, and will continue until Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Baiesha will also be representing Paine College and the SIAC in the Women’s High Jump Competition, scheduled for Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM.
The Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be streamed live at NCAA.com, each day of the championships. Also, visit www.flashresults.com for Thursday’s results and live updates all day Friday and Saturday. Nine more titles will be handed out during Friday’s action and then nine more Saturday.
Highlights of the championships will be shown on CBS HD at 4:00 PM ET, Sunday, June 19 (all broadcast air dates, times and networks are subject to change).
Baiesha Johnson with awards received from Paine's Athletic Banquet
| 05/19/2011 05:46 AM
Indianapolis, Ind. – The NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Track and Field committee has announced the participants for the 2011 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and Paine College Lady Lion, Baiesha Johnson will be one of the 620 participants, 310 women and 310 men.
The championship which is slated for May 26-28, 2011 will be held in Turlock, California at the Al Brenda Track Complex. California State University, Stanislaus, will serve as host of the championships.
The freshman Brunswick, Georgia native qualified for the championship by reaching either the automatic and provisional standards established for the women’s long jump, and women’s high jump. An automatic standard for the women’s long jump is 6.01m and provisional standard is 5.65m. The automatic and provisional standards for the women’s high jump are 1.75m and 1.68m respectively. Johnson qualified for the long jump competition, March 25, 2011 at the Winthrop University Invite, with a mark of 5.96m. In the high jump competition, Baiesha qualified May 14, 2011 at the Alice Coachman Invitational in Albany, GA at 1.76m.
Lady Lions Track and Field Coach Kisha Lucette expresses pride in Baiesha’s selection.
“I am very excited to have Baiesha representing Paine College in not one event but in two events in the nationals this year”, states Lucette. "I know that she will represent the institution well both on and off the field.”
Baiesha Johnson was named to the Women’s first team All- Conference team for field events in both the high jump and long jump, and she also took first place honors in both the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.68m and a mark of 5.68m in the long jump competitions at the 2011 SIAC Track and Field Championships. On top of that, Johnson has now earned a trip to the national championships in her freshman year. In addition to being a member of the track and field teams, Baiesha is also a member of the Lady Lions Cross Country team and Lady Lions Basketball team.
The Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be streamed live, NCAA.com each day of the championships. Baiesha is scheduled for the Women’s Long Jump Competition, Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM and the Women’s High Jump Competition, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM.
Highlights of the championships will be shown on CBS HD at 4:00 PM ET, Sunday, June 19 (all broadcast air dates, times and networks are subject to change).