The septet of newcomers include Kennedy Burks (5’11 G/F Grand Prairie, TX, Jamella Smith (5’10 G Chapel Hill, NC), Ny’Asia Davis (6’3 C Starke, FL), Dy’Manee Royal (6’0 F Savanah ,GA ) , Ecenur Yurdakul (5’7 PG , Eyup, Turkey), Shakeyrra Morrison (6’0 G/F, and DI transfer Taylor Darks (5’11 W Cincinnati, OH) .
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Darlene Moore will assume the new title of Director of Track & Field. She formerly served as head coach of the women’s cross country and track teams. During her career, she 18 conference championships in her coaching career, including six at FAMU. In 2016, she led the women’s cross country team to a successful defense of its title in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) for a fourth consecutive time. Under her direction, the Lady Rattlers also won back-to-back MEAC outdoor track and field crowns.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Hitting the books scored several home runs academically for members of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) baseball team.
Nine members of the University’s team were selected for the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball All-Academic team. The MEAC recognizes student-athletes with a 3.0 or better grade point average, who have been enrolled at their respective university for at least one year. The team includes the names of 91 athletes throughout the conference deemed qualified to receive recognition.
Among FAMU’s honorees are Hunter Fillingim, Brandon Fleming, Peter Jackson, Kenneth McDonald, David Ogilvie, Richard Page, Logan Seymour, Cameron Sims and Kendal Weeks.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Yesterday, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced that the Florida Classic featuring Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman will air live on ESPN Classic and ESPN3 on Nov. 19, 2016.
The matchup is one of eight regular season contests scheduled to be televised on ESPN, ESPNU, and ESPN Classic, as well as carried on ESPN3. The nationally televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing partnership with ESPN.
All games can also be viewed via live stream on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV via the WatchESPN application.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The offense scattered eight hits, but couldn’t get that timely hit when they needed it most. Jarrell (6-4) pitched six solid innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. MEAC Player of the Year Dylan Dillard recorded his eighth home run of the season in his final career at bat in the eighth inning.
Alec Wong (2-for-4) and Dillard (2-for-4) had the only two multi-hit games for the Rattlers against the Spartans. Kendal Weeks came in to pitch the final three innings of relief and allowed just one run on three hits with one strikeout.
Monday, May 23, 2016
FAMU (27-30) fell behind 1-0 after the first inning, and USF (45-15) added three runs in the second and one more in the fourth to build a 5-0 advantage.
After the game, FAMU Head Coach Veronica Wiggins said she was proud of her team.
“I’m very proud of my team and the effort they gave at the end,” she said. “If we had come out with a little more intensity at the start things might have ended differently. But our players set a goal before the season that they wanted to get to the regionals and compete and I think we accomplished that…. I have six juniors who set a goal to win championships, and I look forward to them providing leadership for us next season.”
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Dillard belted his seventh home run of the season in the sixth inning, a 432-foot shot to center field, and had a season high five RBI, while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win. Page (6-3) had a strong outing as well on the mound as he earned his sixth win of the season. He pitched seven strong innings allowing just one unearned run on eight hits with four strikeouts, one walk.
FAMU sent all nine batters to the plate in the third inning and scored six runs on five hits to take a commanding 6-0 lead.
Pereira (14-16), the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, who on Thursday was named to the Southeast All-Region Team, justified those accolades, twirling a no-hitter through five innings and into the sixth, before FSU’s Jessica Warren lined a double down the left field line for the game’s only hit.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Pereira, the 2016 MEAC Pitcher of the Year, a first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) selection and a MEAC All-Tournament team selectee, posted a14-15 record, with a 3.50 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 182 innings.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This is the second time (2014) in his first three seasons that Shouppe was tabbed as the MEAC Coach of the Year. Eight different Rattlers picked up All-MEAC honors as four were voted to the First Team All-MEAC, including three of the four starting FAMU infielders. It marks just the second time in program history that a FAMU player earned Player of the Year honors as Bennie Robinson earned the recognition in 2014.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
|Senior captain Jessica Nathan will lead the FAMU softball
team into the NCAA Regionals |
FAMU (27-28), winners of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference crown, will face the No. 8 nationally-seeded Seminoles (48-8) in a contest slated to be aired on ESPN3.com
Friday's game will be the third meeting between the Tallahassee schools this season. FSU won the first game 10-1 on February 24 and the second game 12-3 on May 5.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
This is the third consecutive title for the Lady Rattlers (27-28) and 12th overall.
Head Coach Veronica Wiggins was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Coach for the 10th time. Veronica Burse was also named Most Outstanding Performer.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
It was the third time this season FAMU defeated NC A&T by a mercy rule. The Rattlers recorded 14 of its 24 hits in the first two innings, which was the most hits in a game this season and is the 26th time A&M has had 10+ hits in a game in 2016. Every starter recorded at least one hit for the Rattlers, while Alec Wong and Ben Ellzey each went 4-for-4. Wong has extended his streak to 11 straight at bats with a base hit.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Page pitched a complete game shutout in a 4-0 game two win at NC Central on Saturday and threw just 77 pitches (56 for strikes). He recorded a career-high eight strikeouts, didn't walk a batter and only went to a three-ball count one time in the game, which didn't come until two outs in the seventh inning.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Pereira, who is from Kissimmee, Florida, appeared in 38 games and notched 12 wins in 164.0 innings pitched. A one-time MEAC Pitcher of the Week selection, Pereira ranked third in the conference in earned run average (3.33), first in opposing batting average (.234), second in innings pitched, fourth in batters struck out (117) and tied for second in wins.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Florida A&M tallied 164 points to win their 11th overall title.
Andrea Aaron, of Florida A&M, won the Outstanding Field Athlete award as she accumulated 29 points in the event. She won the shot put, finished second in hammer, third in the javelin and fourth in the discus.
Florida A&M’s Darlene Moore was selected as the Outstanding Coach for the second year in a row.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
He also had offers from San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Denver.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
(l-r) Softball players Jessica Nathan, Raven Moseley and Kieifi Myrick
Among the graduates were three current softball players, two of whom have consecutive MEAC softball championships under their belts and now are working on their third. Raven Moseley, Kieifi Myrick and Jessica Nathan were actually listed consecutively in the commencement program, all getting bachelor of science degrees in occupational therapy.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
For the past four years, she has stepped on the tracked armed with a spear – a javelin, that is. The good news is she knows how to throw it, and when she does the outcome is defeat for her opponents.
The senior from Kansas, by way of Jacksonville, Fla., has been a top performer in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) since her freshman year.
Off the field, Smith is finishing up her degree in fine arts and has a flare for creating “cool” pieces. On April 14, a milestone was attained as one of her pieces had the honor of being displayed on the side of the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Building, square in the center of FAMU’s campus. The 22’ x 11’ canvas titled “Own It,” is part of an homage assignment in a public arts course taught by Professor Aja Roache.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
FAMU (11-19) has won six of their last 10 games, including three games last weekend at the USF Under Armour Softball Classic in Clearwater, giving the Rattler Women positive momentum heading into their MEAC opening series Friday and Saturday at North Carolina Central.
The Rattlers went 3-2 in the USF Classic, with wins over Hartford (7-4), UMASS Lowell (1-0) and Maine (5-3), while their two losses were nailbiting one-run decisions: 1-0 to Long Island University- Brooklyn in last Friday’s opening game, and a 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac on Saturday.