He commended six young ladies for an exceptional four year career at Florida A&M. Denise Anderson, Whitney Farris, Amber Fullwood, Tashayla Irvis, Miesha Mcbride and Kenya Pereira are the former softball players who were commended to a roaring ovation of the thousands in attendance. These sensational six ladies led a star-studded roster of student-athletes who attained their ultimate victory: a degree from Florida A&M University.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Lady Rattlers scored a perfect 1,000 on the academic measurement rubric that takes into account student-athletes making satisfactory progress toward graduation. Head Coach Darlene Moore places an emphasis on academics, beginning with the recruiting process. Moore’s team had a combined GPA of 3.10. That came on the heels of the team making history with its fifth consecutive MEAC Cross Country championship.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017
|FAMU wide receiver Brandon Norwood was chosen for the
All-MEAC Preseason First Team|
Heading the list of Rattler All-Stars was senior wide receiver Brandon Norwood of Atlanta, Georgia, who was named to the All-MEAC First Team. Norwood had a team-high 51 catches for 458 yards and four touchdowns a year ago.
Second Team selections included offensive linemen Osman Aguilera and Loubens Polinice, along with defensive backs Orlando McKinley and Terry Jefferson, who each had four pass interceptions in 2016.
Third Team selections from FAMU were quarterback Ryan Stanley, tight end Desmond Noird, offensive tackle Obinna Nwanko and defensive end Elijah Price.
Friday, August 04, 2017
The spirited practice saw an even number of solid plays from the offense as well as the defense. Additionally, Head Coach Alex Wood used a variety of different players in different situations as game situations were simulated.
Ryan Stanley started out red hot completing five consecutive passes on the opening drive of full team drills. Vincent Jeffries also showed the ability to move the offense during the 11-on-11 segment. Tahj Tolbert took snaps with a variety of personnel as the offense mixed units throughout practice.
Wood said the practices were designed to integrate personnel.
Friday, July 14, 2017
The Peruvian National team will open the Championships on today, Friday against China at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In the four-team pool with Peru and China, are Poland and defending champion Dominican Republic.
Abreu, a 6-0 outside from Lima, Peru, was 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Year, and was-2nd Team All-MEAC a year ago.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
|FAMU alumni Peter Tulloch, Damien Fleming and Terry
Johnson help propel the Sharks to the playoffs|
Former Florida A&M University (FAMU) four-year starter, Damien Fleming, has led the Sharks as the team's signal caller. Fleming is right at home with the Sharks as the Jacksonville native who attended Ribault High School is playing in front of a true home crowd. Fleming is excited about the opportunity to play in familiar territory.
“It's a blessing to be able to play right here. To have my high school career at Ribault, college in Tallahassee at FAMU and to be here in Jacksonville with an opportunity to play the game I love, it's just all you could ask for,” Fleming said.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Director of Athletics Milton Overton Jr. praised academic success of the baseball players.
“We bring our athletes here first and foremost for an education,” Overton said. “We are extremely proud of the job these young men have done in the classroom. This is a testament to good recruiting from [Head Coach Jamey Shouppe] and his staff and our academic support staff who have made sure the learning environment is conducive to success of our student-athlete.”
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Four players on the Florida A&M University softball team, which won its fourth consecutive MEAC title this year, made the team. They were Alexis Day, Whitney Farris, Kenya Pereira, and Tahlia Snider.
FAMU Director of Athletics Milton Overton Jr. said he was pleased with the players who garnered the conference honor.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
A day after pounding out 12 runs on 13 hits in route to a run-rule victory against the Hornets, FAMU managed just four runs on five hits in the contest.
The Rattlers took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Dallas Oliver worked a leadoff walk and Garrett Wilkinson singled through the right side before Aubrey McCarty plated Oliver from third with a fielder's choice.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Gourley went 19-4 from the mound while FAMU’s Kenya Pereira was 11-12.
FAMU reached base only once in the game via a full-count walk from Pereira to lead off the third inning. Gourley bounced back to record a pair of strikeouts and ended the frame on a ground out to Jaimie Hoover at third base.
Friday, May 19, 2017
This will be the eighth (8th) NCAA regional appearance for FAMU dating back to 1999, and the fourth NCAA set in Gainesville. Overall, this NCAA appearance marks the 11th postseason trip for FAMU since 1995 - the first three being play-in series (1995, 1997, 1998).
Sunday, May 14, 2017
After failing to score in the first contest on Sunday, Bethune-Cookman's bats woke up as Kaitlin Alamprese hit a leadoff single in the second frame and moved over to scoring position after a sac bunt from Ieasha Waters. Kailey Richard drove in the game's first run with an RBI double followed by Brianna Sanders' single. Sanders stole second and created havoc for the FAMU defense as a throwing error allowed Richard to score from third and claim a 2-0 lead.
The FAMU dugout and crowd woke from its slumber in the third as Miesha McBride drew a leadoff walk and was pinch ran by Shakay Nixon. Nixon moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Whitney Farris' grounder. For the second straight game, freshman Jamesia Stoudemire came up huge with an RBI double to cut the deficit in half. Tashay Irvis answered with a single and with runners on the corner, a catcher's interference on Amber Fullwood's at-bat loaded the bases and upped the pressure immensely for both teams.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
"We are extremely excited to return to the Bay Area with the Tampa Classic at Raymond James Stadium and look to continue our long-standing tradition of successful classic games through collaboration with our partners in the City of Tampa,” said FAMU Athletic Director Milton Overton. “Our matchup against Tennessee State will prove to be an exciting contest reminiscent of legendary matchups between coaches Jake Gaither and John Merritt.”
Monday, May 01, 2017
|Alexis Day led FAMU with four hits and three RBIs in Sunday’s
win over B-CU|
Sunday's win gave the Lady Rattlers (18-27-1, 13-2 MEAC) their first Southern Division crown since 2009, while foiling archrival Bethune-Cookman's bid for their first division title since 2014.
FAMU pitcher Kenya Pereira (8-9) tossed two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh. She finished the day with seven strikeouts, two walks, and scattered 13 hits while allowing seven runs in seven complete innings.
Heading the FAMU offense was Alexis Day, who finished with four hits and a pair of RBI, Snider who had three hits and two RBI, along with the trio of Toni Anderson, Whitney Farris and Pereira, who each had two hits.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Eaton, played at an exceptionally high standard as a senior for Baton Rouge High School, setting three state records for the 2016/17 bowling season;
She established single-season marks for High Average: 212.4; High 2-game series: 491 and High 3-game series: 748.
This accomplishment will afford Eaton the opportunity to represent the State of Louisiana at the National High School tournament, this summer, in Nashville, Tennessee.
That event will showcase the best boys and girls High School bowlers from across the country, and also promotes the importance of High School bowling in the United States.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Rattlers won their first MEAC title in men’s tennis since 2000.
The Bulldogs captured the doubles point to begin the match, but the Rattlers bounced back in a big way during singles play. Of the five singles matches that ran to completion, Florida A&M won four of them; the Bulldogs’ lone singles win came in the No. 6 slot, where Aleksander Stupar came away with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
In an unusual twist to the game, it was not the first string against the second string. The players had a draft during the week and players were divided up solely on the draft.
After four periods of play, Wood needed to see a little more as he took the team through several situational segments after the fourth quarter concluded. In the end, it was all about the orange team that won by a score of 28-0.
Wood said many positive things came out of spring practice.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Pereira (RHP, 5-3, Jr., Kissimmee, Fla.) recorded a 1.31 ERA in a win over South Carolina State. She allowed just one run on one hit in 5.1 innings pitched. Pereira also struck out 13 batters in the victory.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Fullwood (3B, 5-5, Sr., Land O’ Lakes, Fla.) batted .571 in a three-game sweep of South Carolina State. She led the Rattlers in the series with eight hits, including one home run, and 11 RBI. Fullwood also hit for the cycle in the series with a pair of doubles and a triple. Defensively, Fullwood registered one putout and seven assists at third base.