NASHVILLE (June 25, 2020)-This week, the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I) recognized 24 student-athletes from Fisk University for their classroom successes with selection to the 2019-20 academic all-conference team.

“Over the past three years, we have emphasized recruiting top student athletes,” said Fisk athletic director Dr. Larry Glover. “Our coaches have really done an excellent job evaluating the academic abilities of our recruiting class. This is an awesome accomplishment for us as a department.”

The women’s volleyball team led each sport with seven athletes named, the men’s and women’s basketball came in second with six each, men’s soccer had three and men’s golf two.

“Academics was a big focus within the department this year,” said head volleyball coach Jessica Enderle. “We want to build up our programs with strong academics is our main goal. Being a student-athlete is not easy. It takes a lot of discipline and hard work to balance the demanding schedule of games, practices, classes, study hall, workouts and a social life. I am just so proud of our athletes and their hard work this year.”

Eligible student-athletes had to complete at least two consecutive terms and played in at least one varsity competition during the school year. The student-athletes honored earned at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Fisk University
Kayla Bennett-Shaffer, Women’s Basketball
Ryan Campbell, Men’s Basketball
Chandler Claiborne, Men’s Golf
Ti’Ara Clark, Women’s Basketball
Ralph Davenport, Men’s Basketball
Skye Faucher, Volleyball
Miyana Foree, Women’s Basketball
Kirsten Gibbs, Volleyball
Justin Graves, Men’s Basketball
Terrance Hawkins, Men’s Soccer
Lyric Johnson, Women’s Basketball
Dominique Lee, Women’s Basketball
Jasmine Malone, Women’s Basketball
Breanna Page, Volleyball
Sydnei Patton, Volleyball
Devyn Payne, Men’s Basketball
Jalyn Perry, Volleyball
Ryann Reed, Volleyball
Elijah Royal, Men’s Golf
Marcus Summerville, Men’s Basketball
Dozier Thomas, Men’s Basketball
Rishab Wadhwa, Men’s Soccer
Tyler Webb, Volleyball
Colin Williams, Men’s Soccer