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Edited: October 6th, 2014

Trinity Student-Athletes Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Washington, DC-   The student-athletes rose early Sunday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  The Tiger Athletics team raised $500 for the cause.

Many of the student-athletes have been impacted by breast cancer in some way or another.  Freshman Brenda Alonso, from the soccer team stated “it was very inspiring to see so many people from so many different walks of life all joining together for a great cause.”

The Tigers will be hosting two breast cancer awareness games this October.  Volleyball will be dedicating their October 18th game, and soccer their October 24th game.

Edited: October 6th, 2014

Brown, Hayes, and Swann Receive GSAC Honors

Story from the Great South Athletic Conference Office.

bless copyThe Great South Athletic Conference held it’s winter banquet in Washington, D.C. tonight to honor the All-Conference award winners of the 2013-14 women’s basketball season.

Highlighting the awards ceremony was Salem’s Satavia Taylor accepting Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. Trinity Washington’s Blessing Hayes claimed Freshman of the Year status while head coach Doug Carter of Maine-Presque Isle collected the Coach of the Year designation from his peers.

A total of 19 student-athletes earned recognition as Academic All-Conference members. Here’s the complete list of recipients.

Satavia Taylor (pictured at right), a senior guard / forward from Chicago, Ill., won her second straight GSAC Player of the Year award after guiding the Spirits to a 19-4 record and the top seed in the conference tournament. There’s little Taylor doesn’t do on the court, as evidenced by her league leading 23.3 points per game to go along with a conference-tops in blocked shots with 48. Adding to Taylor’s legend were her league-best field goals made (200), three-pointers made (65), and her top-5 conference rank in major categories like rebounds (8.8 per game) and steals (3.2 per game).

Blessing Hayes, a freshman forward from Washington, D.C., enjoyed a stellar first-year campaign that saw her ranked among the league-leaders in several major categories. Hayes averaged a double-double a game, displaying her workmanlike efforts around the glass with an average of 11.5 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her points average and field goal percentage (40.7) both ranked 12th in the conference and her rebounding prowess was only topped by one player in the league. The Tigers certainly look forward to a future with Hayes in the everyday fold.

Maine-Presque Isle Head Coach Doug Carter guided the Owls to a 17-6 overall record and the fourth seed in the GSAC Tournament in his first year at the helm of the Owls’ program. Carter joined the Owls in September from University of the Cumberlands (UC). During the past two seasons under Carter’s guidance, UC was ranked nationally as high as #5 in NAIA Division I Basketball, winning the regular season and Mid-South Conference (MSC) championships in 2012. During that span, UC beat fourteen teams ranked in the NAIA top 25 and this past season, UC lost in the NAIA National Championship Tournament to the eventual National Champions, Westmont College, 63-58.

All-Conference Team

Morgan Cooper of Agnes Scott
Marissa Burke of Finlandia
Hailey Gervais of Finlandia
Olivia McNally of Maine-Presque Isle
Ari DeJesus of Pine Manor
Alexis Lee of Pine Manor
Jasmine Shabazz of Salem
Satavia Taylor of Salem
Ashley Brown of Trinity Washington
Jasmine Davis of Wesleyan

All-Freshman Team

Care Bacon of Agnes Scott
Kristin Thompson of Maine-Presque Isle
Jayva Johnson of Pine Manor
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington

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Edited: March 2nd, 2014

Tigers Lose Heartbreaker in Semifinal

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JamilaWashington, DC - The Tigers fought hard this afternoon, but came up short of a win losing to Pine Manor in the GSAC semifinal  ( 85-77 ).

Tiger Juniors Ashely Brown, Myesha Green and Freshman Jamila Williams all earned double-doubles in this afternoons game against the Gators.  Brown scored 21 points and posted 14 rebounds, Green scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Williams posted 15 points and 12 rebounds.

For Pine Manor, Jayva Johnson hit a double-double earning 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Alexis Lee posted 20 points.

Trinity shot 36.5 from the floor, 36.4 from the arc, and 58.3 from the line, which were all big improvements from yesterdays quarterfinal game.  With the lead changing four times during the game, Trinity put up quite a fight against number two seed Pine Manor.

This ends the season for the Tigers as they go out with a record of 9-10.  Tomorrow’s GSAC final will be held at 1pm at the Trinity Center as Pine Manor and Salem College battle for the 2014 GSAC title.

Edited: March 1st, 2014

Trinity Upsets Finlandia in Quarterfinal Winning 68-67


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photo copyWashington, DC - The Tigers win their first conference championship game this afternoon defeating number three ranked Finlandia (68-67).

The win came from a tremendous team effort as five of Trinity’s seven players scored in the double digits.  Junior, Ashley Brown led the Tigers earning a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.  Nationally ranked Freshman, Blessing Hayes posted 17 rebounds and earned 11 points.

For Finlandia, Marissa Burke posted an incredible 25 points and 15 rebounds, while teammate Brierra Ruska hit 21 points.

Fourteen minutes into the game, Trinity took the lead 11-9 and didn’t give it up the rest of the game allowing Finlandia to tie it up only three times.  Trinity shot 36.6 percent from the floor, 29.6 percent from the arc, 42.1 percent from the line.

Trinity will play the winner of quarterfinal game three (Pine Manor vs Wesleyan) at 3pm tomorrow afternoon for the semi-final.



Edited: February 28th, 2014

Swann Wins GSAC Basketball Player of the Week

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ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletics Conference announced the winter and spring sports Players of the Week for contests played February 17 -23 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Trinity Washington’s Shelby Swann won Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

GSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Shelby Swan of Trinity Washington

Swann (pictured at left) enjoyed an outstanding game last Tuesday, playing a crucial role in the Tigers win versus College of Notre Dame Maryland (85-19). Swann tallied an incredibly efficient 25 points, six assists, and six steals. Twelve of her points came from behind the arc as her 3-point shooting was 80 percent. In the win, Swann scored almost 30 percent of the Tigers total points.

The GSAC sports information directors nominate Player of the Week candidates and then vote on the top two nominees in each sport as selected by the conference office. Player of the Week voting occurs on Tuesdays and the weekly announcement of the winners is released each Wednesday morning.

Edited: February 26th, 2014

Blessing Hayes Ranked 16th In NCAA Basketball Statistics


NCAA DIII National Stats Rankings

hayesWashington, DC- During the regular season, Hayes averaged 12.1 rebounds per game earning her a rank of 16 in NCAA Division III national basketball statistics.  Blessing is also ranked 122nd for steals per game averaging 2.44, and 135th in double-doubles with a total of eight.

Hayes, a native of Washington, DC graduated high school from The S.E.E.D. School of Washington, DC.  She is the only player at Trinity to be ranked in the national statistics this year.


Edited: February 25th, 2014

Trinity Hosts GSAC Basketball Championship


Washington, DC- Trinity will be the host site for this year’s 2014 Great South Athletic Conference Basketball Championship – Friday, February 28-Sunday, March 2. This is the first time Trinity has been selected to host such an event. There will be 7 schools from across the country that will be taking part in the tournament this weekend. First round games will take place at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on Friday. Trinity’s basketball team will play their first round game Friday at 2pm. The winner of this tournament gets an automatic bid to the NCAA National Tournament.

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Edited: February 25th, 2014

Trinity Basketball Breezes Past College Of Notre Dame Maryland

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Washington, DC- The Tigers won their last regular season game yesterday evening versus College of Notre Dame Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland (85-19).  This is the biggest margin Trinity has beaten another team this season.

Juniors Ashley Brown and Shelby Swan stood out, scoring over half of the points for Trinity.  Brown posted 25 points and 10 rebounds while Swan earned 24 points and had 6 steals.  Junior Myeesha Green also stood out earning an outstanding 17 rebounds and scoring 11 points for the Tigers.

The Gators couldn’t keep up with the Tigers, shooting only 20 percent in field goals and 7.1 percent from the line. Shaun-de Brown earned a double-double for College of Notre Dame posting 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Tigers had the lead (47-8) after the first half, leaving the Gators in the dust.  The Gators had no opportunity to catch up scoring only 11 points in the second half.

Trinity Women’s Basketball will play again at the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) tournament which will be held at Trinity’s own Trinity Center.  Stay tunes for tournament seeding and game times.

Edited: February 19th, 2014

Tigers Battle But Fall To Bryn Athyn

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Washington, DC-  Trinity Basketball put up a strong fight before falling to Bryn Athyn 57-63 on Saturday afternoon at Bryn Athyn’s Asplundh Fieldhouse.

Juniors Myeesha Green and Shelby Swan set the pace for the Tigers with 14 points each; Green also posted 9 rebounds for the Tigers.  Freshman Blessing Hayes earned another double-double posting 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The first half ended with the Tigers down by two points (28-30) with the lead changing four times.  Trinity earned 15 of those points from behind the arc with Myeesha Green earning nine of them.

The Lions came out strong second half only allowing two more three-pointers for the Tigers.  With the Tigers only shooting 32.3 percent in field goals and the Lions making 42.9 percent second half, the lead spread for Bryn Athyn as they ended the game six points ahead of Trinity.  This loss brings the Tigers record down to 7-9.

The Tigers return to action for their last in season game 7:oopm Tuesday evening February 18th at College of Notre Dame Maryland.

Edited: February 16th, 2014