WSSU's Ebone Evans, Khendra Reid Named CIAA Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year

HAMPTON, VA – The Winston-Salem State Rams and Lady Rams were rewarded for another successful year in competition and in the classroom as the WSSU tandem of senior linebacker Khendra Reid and junior hurdler Ebone Evans were named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Scholar-Athletes of the Year and were among the six Winston-Salem State student-athletes to be named to the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team.

Evans was named the CIAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year after garnering a 3.96 grade-point average while competing in women’s track & field at WSSU. In addition to her stellar efforts on the track and in the classroom, Evans also made time to contribute in the community, donating countless hours at local elementary schools for tutoring, science fairs, and youth programming. The Durham, N.C. native has also earned numerous academic honors during her career.

Reid, a defensive standout for the Rams, earned the CIAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor after accumulating a 3.66 grade-point average. He completed his stellar academic achievements while earning second team All-CIAA honors for the back-to-back conference champion and NCAA Runners-Up Rams. A native of Pikeville, N.C., Reid has been a Chancellor’s Full Scholarship recipient from 2010-13 and a member of the CIAA All-Academic team since 2010. He has also been a staple in area church and elementary school community service.

The 2013 Commissioner’s All-Academic team is comprised of student-athletes who have completed at least one full academic year at a CIAA member institution, made significant contributions to their respective sport, and have achieved a grade-point average of at least 3.2 or higher. Joining Reid and Evans on the team was junior offensive lineman Nathaniel Hartung, who earned a 3.9 grade-point average was named to the first team. Senior outfielder German Reyes (baseball), sophomore catcher Bria Jones (softball), and senior middle runner Manuela Rigaud (track & field) all earned second-team honors.     

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