CHARLESTON, S.C. – Four College of Charleston women’s basketball student-athletes received recognition from the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) as part of the organization’s annual National STUDENT-Athlete Day.
Senior Latisha Harris (Aynor, S.C.), junior Alyssa Frye (Chester, Va.), redshirt junior Erin Hall (Norcross, Ga.) and redshirt sophomore Breannah Davis-Bloom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) were honored and received awards as outstanding student-athletes, based on academics, athletics and community involvement.
“I’m very proud of our young ladies for finding balance within their academics as well as their athletics,” CofC head coach Natasha Adair said. “We take pride in striving for excellence on and off the court. This is a great achievement for our players and our program.”
This year the NCAS celebrated the 26th National STUDENT-Athlete Day. High school and college student-athletes nationwide were honored for achieving excellence in the classroom and on the field, while making significant contributions to their schools and communities.
The mission of the NCAS is to “create a better society by focusing on educational attainment and using the power and appeal of sport to positively affect social change.” Since its inception, NCAS member institutions have proved to be effective advocates for balancing academics and athletics.
In 1999, the NCAS Hall of Fame Ceremony and program was founded. Since then, Nancy Lieberman, Eddie Robinson, Dean Smith, Muhammad Ali, Lee Elder, Julius Erving, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Richard DeVos, Thomas “Satch” Sanders, Colonel Lawrence Roberts and Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. have been inducted.