North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue will host Shaw University’s three CIAA championship teams at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion Tuesday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m.
The 2010 football team won the CIAA championship, and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs, finishing the year with a school-best 9-3 record. The 2010-2011 men’s basketball team won the CIAA Tournament, and made it to the regional semi-finals in the NCAA Tournament. The women’s basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament with their win of the CIAA Tournament, and advanced as far as the Final Four for the first time in Shaw women’s basketball history.
“The Shaw University Family is extremely proud of all of our champion student athletes,” said Shaw University President Dr. Irma McClaurin. “Throughout each of the CIAA championship seasons, football, men’s basketball and our women’s basketball team that just returned from the NCAA Final Four, our student athletes have been models of endurance, skill, teamwork, and optimism. They reflect the best of this institution’s values when playing, and when in the classroom. We admire their individual and collective achievements, and are proud that the State of North Carolina is celebrating their accomplishments as well.