In anticipation of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) celebrating 100 years of existence, the CIAA compiled a list of its 100 greatest athletes in its history. As the names of the players are announced, HBCUBuzz will work to keep you abreast on the rankings. Check out more information about the 2012 CIAA Tournament 100th Anniversary, visit them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and visit their website at   

#100. Allyson Hardy-Bowie State University

From 2001-2005, Allyson was a Four-Year letterwinner, four-year starter, two-time All-CIAA, Two-time CIAA Player of the Year (2003 and 2005), and Team Captain who is Bowie State’s All-Time Leading Scorer with 2,107 pts.



#99. Ralph Talley- Norfolk State University

Talley is NSU’s leader with 2,575 career points, 904 made field goals, 621 made free throws.  He holds the NSU single season lead with 842 points and 98 3-pointers in 1986-87 and 103 steals in 84-85. In 1987 he was named NABC Division II Player of the Year and 1st Team All-American. In 1986 and 1987 he was an Extra Point Club All-American and McLendon Trophy Winner (HBCU Player of the Year). 3-time CIAA Player of the Year from 1985-87 and 3-time CIAA Tournament MVP 1984-86. Talley Led NSU to 2 CIAA titles in 1984 and 1986 and helped NSU win 2 Division II Regional titles in 1986 and 1987 and advance to the national quarterfinals both years.


#98. William “Bill” Hayes- Winston-Salem State University

During his 12 seasons at WSSU, the Rams, under Coach Hayes, captured three CIAA championships (1977, 1978 and 1987) and seven division championships, turned in back-to-back undefeated regular season marks in 1977 and 1978 and posted an overall record of 89-40-2. In all, Hayes spent 27 seasons as a collegiate head football coach, compiling a 195-104-2 overall record en route to establishing himself as the winningest coach at both Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T as he finished his career with more victories (195) than any other college football head coach in the history of the State of North Carolina.



#97. Tracy Saunders- Norfolk State University

Tracy is a 3-time All-CIAA player.  She’s the 1991 CIAA Player of the Year, and that year led NSU to CIAA title. Also in 1991, Tracy was named Kodak/NCAA Division II National Player of the Year. She’s a 2,000-point scorer, 3rd all-time at NSU in scoring (2,084) and 2nd in rebounds (978). She led NSU to 95-25 record, including 1991 D-II Final Four and is a NSU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee.



#96. Rochelle Stevens- Morgan State University

Stevens accomplishment include 1991 U.S. Indoor 200m champion and 1992 Olympic Trials champion as well as Olympic silver medalist (4x400m) in 1992. In 1995 she was the World Champs gold medalist (4x400m) and in 1996 Olympic gold medalist (4x400m). Stevens also is a NCAA Outdoor 400m champion and placed 2nd in 400m at 1998 U.S. Outdoor nationals!