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Richey Earns Major Award From AD3I

Washington, DC -  Trinity Washington University Women’s Basketball freshman India Richey  was selected as the Rookie of the Year for the Association of Division 3 Independents.  Richey tallied 6 points and 9 rebounds per game for the season.

Junior Blessing Hayes, freshman Takela Barnes, and sophomore Kiana Graves received Association of Division 3 Independents honors as well. Hayes and Barnes both earned spots on the All-Independent Frist Team, and Graves clenched a spot on the All-Independent Second Team.

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Edited: March 18th, 2016

Tigers Basketball Wraps up a Winning Season

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Season Statistics

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team ended their season on Monday evening with a winning 11-8 record; this is an improvement from last year’s 10-5 record.

The team finished off the 2015-16 season with multiple DIII Independent rankings. The Tigers came in first for rebounds per game, averaging 45.5. Additionally, Trinity came in second in points per game and points per game allowed, tallying 59.3 and 60.5 respectively.

Junior Blessing Hayes earned several individual rankings in the DIII Independents. Hayes is ranked third in points per game averaging 17.1. The junior also ranked second in rebounds per game averaging 10.6.

With Head Coach Kim Atkinson returning for her third season, and the team only losing one senior, the outlook for the Tigers 2016-17 season is bright.

Edited: February 24th, 2016

Tigers Lose in Gallaudet Holiday Tournament Championship

Box Score

Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University basketball team lost 75-43 against Delaware Valley University on Saturday afternoon in the tournament finals.

The Tigers drop to 4-5 while the Aggies improve 3-7. In Friday’s first round Trinity defeated Gallaudet University, 55-46 and Delaware Valley defeated Catholic 64-63 in overtime.

Trinity was down 19-7 after the first quarter. The Tigers began the second quarter with a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to three (19-16) with five minutes on the clock. The Aggies drained a three with seven seconds remaining, leading 29-21 at half.

The Tigers had a rough time keeping up with the Aggies second half getting outscored 46-22. This solidified the win for the Aggies.

Freshman Whitney Hall ended the game with 15 points and added five rebounds. Hayes tallied 12 points and grabbed three rebounds. Alyssa King totaled nine points and Asha Curry added seven rebounds.

Freshman Alyssa King and Junior Camileia Collier made the All-Tournament team for Trinity, and D. Skedzielewski and E. Anastasi for Delaware Valley.

The Tigers will return to action Saturday, January 16th against Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. Tip-off is 12pm.

Edited: December 13th, 2015

Hayes Named Student Athlete of the Month for Association of DIII Independents


basketball team!OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Association of Division III Independents named Trinity Washington University women’s basketball forward Blessing Hayes, its Female Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of November.

Hayes is a junior from Washington, D.C. The junior started off her season averaging 17.2 points and 10.0 rebounds per game on efficient 48.8 percent shooting from the floor as Trinity picked up a pair of wins in November. The junior began the 2015-16 campaign with a 22-point, 13-rebound outing in a 65-61 win over Penn State-Mont Alto on November 13th. Hayes scored in double figures in all five games for Trinity in the month and finished with three double-doubles. The forward capped off a strong month with a 23-point effort on a blistering 68.8 percent (11-of-16) shooting day against Penn State Brandywine on November 24th and currently ranks third in the Association in both points and rebounds per game.


Edited: December 9th, 2015

Basketball Beats PSU Mont Alto in Season Opener


Box Score

Washington, DC- The Trinity women’s basketball team earned their first win of the season in the home opener, defeating PSU Mont Alto, 65-61, Friday afternoon in the Trinity Center.

Junior Blessing Hayes led the squad earning a double double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Camileia Collier and India Richey each tallied nine points and earned eight and seven rebounds respectively. Asha Curry scored seven points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Kiana Graves added eight points and nine rebounds.

Trinity was down 47-43 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers never quit, and it proved to be enough as they outscored the Lady Lions 22-14 in the fourth to earn the victory.

The Tigers return to action Monday, November 16th as they host Christendom at the Trinity Center in Washington, DC at 7:00pm.

Edited: November 13th, 2015

Trinity Tiger Profile


Written by Asha Curry

Kiana Graves is a freshman here at Trinity Washington University. She was born is Westchester, Pennsylvania and was raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Kiana plays basketball here at Trinity. Graves plans to graduate from the Nursing program in 2018.  After graduation, she would like to become either an emergency room nurse, or a nurse anesthetist.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A: I’d like to work in a hospital as either an ER nurse or a nurse anesthetist. I also look forward to the possibility having a family and being married.

Q: Do you have any talents besides playing basketball?

A: I like to think that I can sing, although I can’t so it is not really a talent.

Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?

A: My mother because even when she doesn’t have, she still finds a way to give to me and my siblings.

Q: What is something you like to do in your leisure time?

A: Umm I like to workouts sometimes and listening to music. I don’t really do much.

Q: How long have you been playing sports?

A: I started playing basketball when I was five. I played volleyball in middle school, and participated in track & field and hockey in high school.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student athlete?

A: The friendships I have made. Before basketball season I didn’t really have any friends here at Trinity; now I have quite a few!

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: Cup of Noodles

Q: Who is you favorite professor here at Trinity?

A: Professor Sheridan would have to be my favorite professor; he’s great at teaching. He builds a bond with his students that will make you love math!

Q: Who is your favorite cartoon character?

A: SpongeBob SquarePants; because he’s funny.

Q: What is something weird “quirky” about you?

A: I think I’m pretty weird myself, does that count?

Edited: March 9th, 2015

The Tigers End The Season with a Bang

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NCAA Team Statistics


Washington, DC- The Trinity Basketball team closed out their season with a record of 11-6; this marks their first winning season since 2011-12. The Tigers finished with the highest winning percentage in the Great South Athletic Conference.

The Tigers made their mark closing out the season with several top 15 NCAA DIII National Rankings. These rankings include, 4th in offensive rebounds, 7th in  rebound margin, 8th in scoring defense, 9th in field goal percentage, and 11th in steals per game.

Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned individual NCAA DIII National Rankings. Hayes is ranked 2nd in offensive rebounds per game and 12th in rebounds per game.

Edited: March 4th, 2015

Tigers Earn GSAC Honors

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Washington, DC- The GSAC announced the basketball award winners last Saturday night.  The Tigers earned a total of six awards.

Senior Myesha Green and Sophomore Blessing Hayes received All-Conference honors.  Blessing Hayes also earned All-Academic Honors along with Shelby Swann and Asya Tucker, and Green made Sportsmanship Team.

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team

Shavonne Orr of Agnes Scott
Kisha Simpson of Agnes Scott
Marissa Burke of Finlandia
Rebecca Campbell of Maine-Presque Isle
Darby Toth of Maine-Presque Isle
Alexis Lee of Pine Manor
Quanteshea Lewis of Salem
Myesha Green of Trinity Washington
Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington
Courtne Washington of Wesleyan

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Freshman Team

Kisha Simpson of Agnes Scott
Julia Daavettiila of Finlandia
Kelsie Richards of Finlandia
Brianna Losse of Maine-Presque Isle
Erica Jones of Pine Manor

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team

Shavonne Orr of Agnes Scott
Kelsie Richards of Finlandia
Amanda Allen of Maine-Presque Isle
Cadejia Matthews Austin of Pine Manor
Myesha Green of Trinity Washington
Hannah McBride of Salem
Sydney Davis of Wesleyan

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team

Miranda Arnold of Agnes Scott
Care Bacon of Agnes Scott
Shavonne Orr of Agnes Scott
Marissa Burke of Finlandia
Mikayla Hakale of Finlandia
Brierra Ruska-Pasanen of Finlandia
Rebecca Campbell of Maine-Presque Isle
Sydney Churchill of Maine-Presque Isle
Katie Patenaude of Maine-Presque Isle
Darby Toth of Maine-Presque Isle
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington
Shelby Swann of Trinity Washington
Asya Tucker of Trinity Washington
Kristal Lollis of Salem
Ashlen Rector of Salem
Mylee Connor of Wesleyan
Sydney Davis of Wesleyan

Edited: March 4th, 2015

Tigers Blow Out Central Penn


Box Score

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team captured their sixth straight home win, defeating Central Penn College 88-49 to improve 8-4 on the year.

Blessing Hayes led the squad with 17 rebounds, 15 points, nine assists, and four steals.  Camileia Collier pulled down 12 rebounds and scored 18 points, Myesha Green added 15 points and seven rebounds to the victory, while Kiana Graves pulled down 10 rebounds and scored 10 points.

The Tigers took the lead in the third minute of play and never looked back.  Reaching a 45-24 lead in the first half and cruising to a 88-49 win after the intermission.

Trinity returns to action Friday, February 6th as they host Mid Atlantic Christian University at the Trinity Center in Washington, DC at 6pm.

Edited: January 28th, 2015

Hayes of Trinity Collects Weekly Women’s Basketball Award

blessingCourtesy of GSAC Sports Info

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the winter sports Player of the Week for all contests played December 1 – 7 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington claimed the weekly honor.

GSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Blessing Hayes of Trinity

Sophomore Blessing Hayes had a great week for the Tigers to propel them to a 2-1 overall record. In a narrow 5-point loss, Hayes tallied 17 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists against PSU Mont Alto.  Then she garnered eight points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals for Trinity in their runaway win over Bryn Mawr.  At the Gallaudet Tournament, Hayes posted 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 steals against Valley Forge to earn her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. For the week she averaged 14.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

Edited: December 10th, 2014