N.C. A&T Wins Mary McLeod Bethune Award
GREENSBORO (June 12, 2018) – North Carolina A&T won the 2017-18 Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All-Sports Award, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference recently announced.
N.C. A&T finished second to Bethune-Cookman in the Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s All-Sports Award competition, the conference also announced.
In a history-making year, N.C. A&T Athletics made more by winning their first-ever Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All-Sports Award. N.C. A&T Director of Collegiate Athletics, Earl M. Hilton III, was presented a $20,000 check during a reception at the MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C.
MEAC Championships won by women’s basketball, women’s indoor track and field and bowling led the way for women’s varsity sports at N.C. A&T. Points are awarded on a descending basis beginning with 14 points for a championship or first-place finish. The second-place team receives 12 points, the third-place team receives 11 points and continues down in descending order.
Tied teams will split the point total by taking the total points and dividing it by the number of the teams (for example two teams tied for first (14+12 = 26) is 13 or three teams tied for first (14+12+11 = 37) is 12.3). In volleyball, bowling, tennis, softball
N.C. A&T women’s programs finished with 93 points to outlast Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M who finished tied for second with 91 points.
The men were close to making it a clean sweep for Aggieland. They finished with 90.5 points, 1.3 points less than the Wildcats who won the award with 91.8 points.
Conference championships in football, men’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field and baseball nearly earned the Aggies the top honor. Unlike the Aggies, the Wildcats did not claim any championships but their sports remained consistently near the top of the standings and championships such as golf and track and field.
The Talmadge Layman Hill Award was a two-school race as Florida A&M finished a distant third with 76 points.
“We have a great team of student-athletes, coaches