In addition, FAMU Men’s coach Dr. Carl Goodman was named 2016 MEAC Men’s Coach of the Year after leading the Rattlers to a share of the Southern Division title two years after the program was dropped for several months in 2014.
The FAMU Women, coached by former Lady Rattler Rochelle “Nikki” Goldthreate, landed three players on the 2016 Women’s All-MEAC first team: senior Shantal Blackwood (Kingston, Jamaica), and juniors Arrice Robinson (Port Orange, Fla.) and Dominique Henry (Miami, Fla.).
Meanwhile, the Rattler Men had a trio of performers recognized as well, including junior first-team selection Walner Espinoza (Panama City, Fla.), and second-team honorees Karlyn Small (So., Phoenixville, Pa.) and Courage Okungbowa (Jr., Wesley Chapel, Fla.).
THE MEAC TOURNAMENT STARTS THURSDAY
Both FAMU teams finished tied for first place in their respective divisions, and will open the 2016 MEAC Tournament this week in Norfolk, Va., as the Number Two seeds from the Southern Division.
@ The FAMU Women (8-11, 4-1 MEAC) will face Northern Division Number Three seed Morgan State in Thursday’s quarterfinals starting at 11:00 a.m.
@ Later on Thursday, the FAMU Men (7-10, 3-1 MEAC) open their title bid against an old archnemesis, Northern Division Number Three seed Hampton University at 4:00 p.m.