CHARLOTTE – Two Claflin University student-athletes are among the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coca-Cola/Food Lion essay contest award recipients.
The essay contest was open to students in the 13 institutions in the conference. Students submitted essays on the topic: How do you live the legacy of your institution in your community?
Claflin women’s track and field athlete Faith McKie is one of four grand prize winners and will be presented a $5,000 scholarship along with the other three recipients during half-time of the CIAA men’s basketball championship game.
Claflin baseball player Caleb Green is one of 10 first-place recipients and will receive a scholarship of $1,000.
Claflin finished third in institutional submissions.
In addition, as part of the CIAA Basketball Tournament experience, seniors Courtney Taylor (volleyball) and Torriun Towers (baseball) are participating in the CIAA Men & Women Student-Athlete Empowerment Symposium, which provides the student-athletes of the conference networking opportunities with sponsors and key leaders, and arm them with tools and lessons to help prepare them for life after college.