CHARLOTTE, N. C.
The 2016 CIAA Loretta Taylor and the C.H. Williams All-Sports Awards were presented to Winston-Salem State University and Virginia State University, respectively in mid-May. The awards are determined by a point system for achievement in all the institutions programs based on championship finish.
The Loretta Taylor All-Sports Award, granted to the top women’s athletic program, was earned by Winston-Salem State after winning championship titles in women’s cross country, volleyball, women’s indoor track & field, and softball. The Rams also finished third in outdoor track & field and fourth in tennis of the women’s CIAA championship competitions.
On the men’s side, Virginia State University was presented with its third consecutive C.H. Williams All-Sports Award after securing the CIAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The men’s athletics program also recorded one runner-up finish in cross country and three third-place finishes with indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, and tennis.