In the preseason, Head Coach Nikki Bynum Bumpass challenged the Saint Augustine's University softball team to make history.

The Lady Falcons listened as they capped a tremendous run in the conference tournament with an 8-2 victory over Chowan University for the CIAA Softball Championship at Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Sunday, May 3, 2015. They won their first title since 1991 and earned their first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament berth. The CIAA champions will meet California (Pa.) University in the first round of the NCAA Division II Softball Atlantic 1 Regional in Brownsville, Pa., on Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m.

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Saint Augustine's University won the CIAA Baseball Highest Team Grade Point Average (GPA) Award for the second straight year during the CIAA Softball and Baseball Awards Banquet at the MLK Building on the Saint Augustine's University campus Wednesday, April 29.

The Falcons posted a league-high 3.17 cumulative GPA among the conference's baseball teams. Head Coach Charles Whitaker and scholar-athletes Tyson McDonald (Jr./Magee, MS) and Brandon Pearson (Fr./Riverdale, GA) received the plaque when Saint Augustine's University was announced as the highest GPA winner. This is the third time in six years that the Falcons have captured the baseball academic honor.

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Omar Johnson (Jr./St. Ann, Jamaica) won the men’s 100-meter dash in the Hampton Relays outdoor track and field meet at Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 11.

Johnson crossed the finish line first in an NCAA Division II provisional time of 10.42 seconds. Teammate Burkheart Ellis, Jr. (Jr./Raleigh, NC) was second in a provisional time of 10.49 seconds.

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The pitching trio of Meranda Zanni (So./Phoenix, OR), Korey Hill (So./Virginia Beach, VA) and Hannah Stutts (Sr./Statesville, NC) held Johnson C. Smith University scoreless as Saint Augustine’s University won 5-0 and 2-0 in a CIAA softball doubleheader at Buffaloe Road Park on Monday, April 13.

The Lady Falcons gained sole possession of first place in the CIAA Southern Division with the sweep. They are 4-0 in the Southern Division and 13-9 overall.

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The Saint Augustine's University foursome of Daniel Jamieson (Jr./Windsor, CT), Omar Johnson (Jr./St. Ann, Jamaica), Khari Herbert (So./Coral Springs, FL) and Immanuel Hutchinson (Jr./San Jacinto, CA) ran the world's fastest time this year to win the men's 1600 meter sprint medley in the Raleigh Relays at Paul Derr Track on Friday, March 27.

The Falcons' quartet crossed the finish line first in a time of 3:19.79 to beat Loyola (III.), which placed second in 3:23.54.The sprint medley team bettered this year's previous world top time of 3:24.09 set by Mississippi State, according to trackandfieldnews.com.

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Meranda Zanni (So./Phoenix, OR) and Korey Hill (So./Virginia Beach, VA) allowed one run combined and Saint Augustine's University amassed 29 hits in two games to topple Livingstone College 12-1 and 17-0 in a CIAA softball doubleheader at Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

The Lady Falcons lead the CIAA Southern Division with a 2-0 mark. They are 5-3 in the CIAA and 11-9 overall.

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  • Shortstop Danyelle Noland (Fr./Nashville, NC) was named CIAA Softball Defensive Player of the Week and pitcher Jeremy Sandifer (Sr./Virginia Beach, VA) was selected CIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week on Monday, March 16.
  • Akera McPhaul (Fr./Greensboro, NC) was named CIAA Softball Defensive Player of the Week and Meranda Zanni (So./Phoenix, OR) was chosen CIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week on Thursday, March 19.
  • Roberto Rivera (Fr./Millville, NJ) was named CIAA Baseball Defensive Player of the Week and Philip Hathcock (Sr./Apex, NC) of Saint Augustine’s University was selected CIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week on Thursday, March 19.
  • Saint Augustine's University won eight events including six on Saturday, March 21 in the Wake Forest Open outdoor track & field meet at Kenter Stadium.
  • Ten Saint Augustine’s University scholar-athletes were named Indoor Track & Field All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
  • Nine Falcons and Lady Falcons were selected to the All-America First Team and one Falcon was placed on the All-America Second Team. The top eight finishers in their respective events at the 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships were named to the first team. For the first time, scholar-athletes who finished ninth through 12th were named to the All-America Second-Team.
  • The Women's Bowling team tied for fifth at the CIAA Bowling Championship, which was held Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22, in Chesapeake, Va. Nicole Sciortino was named to the All-CIAA Team and All-CIAA Tournament Team. The senior bowler has made the All-CIAA and All-CIAA Tournament teams all four years at SAU.
  • The Falcons Baseball Team won all four games against Bluefield State in Cary, N.C. The Falcons won 5-1 and 1-0 on Saturday, March 22, and 7-2 and 9-2 on Sunday, March 23.
  • The softball team posted a 3-3 record in the CIAA Softball Round-Up at Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh, N.C.

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When the Saint Augustine’s University men’s golf program was eliminated after the 2013 season, golfer Antonio Deese (Jr./Laurinburg, NC) was understandably disappointed. Now that golf is back for the 2015 season, Deese is anxious to hit the links again for the University.

“It allows those who love the game of golf to get out and enjoy it again,” Deese said.

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Eleven student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala., from March 13 through March 14, 2015. The championship meet begins at 9 a.m. both days.

Eight Falcons qualified for the men's events. They are JaQuan Demiel (Sr./Suffolk, VA), Burkheart Ellis Jr. (Jr./Raleigh, NC), Khari Herbert (So./Coral Springs, FL), Kevaughn Hewitt (Sr./Miramar, FL), Immanuel Hutchinson (Jr./San Jacinto, CA), Daniel Jamieson (Jr./Windsor, CT), Omar Johnson (Jr./Jamaica) and David Shaw (Sr./Red Springs, NC).

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Saint Augustine's University won its 18th consecutive men's crown at the CIAA Indoor Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem on February 16.

The Saint Augustine's University men scored 164 points to finish ahead of Virginia State University, which placed second with 96 points. Virginia Union University was third with 93 points.

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The prestigious CIAA Tournament was about more than basketball for the Saint Augustine’s University men’s and women’s teams last week.

The Falcons and Lady Falcons took a break from their busy schedules to visit Bruns Academy, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, on Monday, February 23, 2015, as part of their CIAA Community Service Project.

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Eighteen student-athletes earned 29 Division II All-Region Indoor Track & Field accolades from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on March 2, 2015.

Eleven Falcons were among the men’s honorees and seven Lady Falcons were among the women’s honorees. A total of 547 men and 519 women were All-Region selections.

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Freshman Quincy January was named CIAA Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year by the CIAA Sports Information Directors' Association on February 20.

An Atlanta, Ga., native, January is a big reason why the surprising Falcons are tied for third-place in the Southern Division with one game left in the regular season. The Falcons were picked to finish sixth by the CIAA coaches in the preseason.

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Guard Anthony Gaskins (So./Greenville, NC) was named to the All-CIAA Tournament Men's Basketball Team after the championship game concluded at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 28.

Gaskins led the Falcons in scoring in two CIAA Tournament games. He scored 14 points in a victory over Elizabeth City State University and 17 points in a loss to Chowan University. The standout guard averaged 15.5 points in both games.

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Lauren Lightner-Sharpe and Shaia Scott of the Blue Chips Cheerleading Squad were named to the All-CIAA Cheerleading Team, which will be recognized on Super Saturday during CIAA Basketball Tournament week on February 28.

Lightner-Sharpe, a Raleigh, N.C., native, is majoring in education. Scott, a Richmond, Va., native, is majoring accounting. They were two of 24 cheerleaders selected to the All-CIAA squad.

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Sharpshooting guard Raheem Jolliffe (Sr./Fayetteville, NC) was named to the All-CIAA Men's Basketball Team by the league's Men's Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors on February 20. Jolliffe is the third Falcons' guard to make the 12-man All-CIAA squad for the third consecutive year. Percy Woods was an all-conference selection in 2013 and Amere May made the All-CIAA team in 2014.

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Saint Augustine's University prepared for the upcoming CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships by winning seven events at the ETSU Buccaneer Invitational at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center, which concluded on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Each winner from Saint Augustine's University provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships at the ETSU meet. Brooks also qualified automatically for the NCAA Division II Championships, which will be held in March 2015.

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Head Coach Michael Morand announced on February 4, that 14 recruits signed National Letters of Intent to play football for Saint Augustine's University beginning with the 2015 season.

“I am very excited to sign scholar-athletes that fit the mold of a true Falcon,” Morand said. “There is so much joy in my heart to see a group of scholars that will set the foundation of my first recruiting class. This class puts the stamp on moving forward to greater things in the Falcon football program.”

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The Saint Augustine’s University football team capped a busy week by helping Habitat for Humanity of Wake County build two homes in a Southeast Raleigh neighborhood on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The players and coaching staff worked from morning through the afternoon. They spent time installing siding, framing and doors.

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Saint Augustine’s University placed second at the CIAA Northern-Southern Divisional II Women’s Bowling Event, which was held January 23, through January 25, 2015, at Bowl America Midlothian.

The Lady Falcons posted an 8-4 record and recorded 11,700 total pins to finish behind Southern Division winner Fayetteville State University. Shaw University was third followed by Johnson C. Smith University in fourth place and Livingstone College in fifth place. In the overall standings, the Lady Falcons are second in the Southern Division with a 14-7 division record.

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Campus Events


Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel


Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person


Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle