WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2019 inductees into the Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 will include four individuals and one team to take their place among the WSSU greats. The inductees will be entered into the hall of fame in a ceremony on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Dillard Auditorium located in the Anderson Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. The inductees will also be honored at halftime of the Winston-Salem State versus Johnson C. Smith, Saturday, October 12th at Bowman Gray Stadium.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The wait will soon be over for Ram fans as Winston-Salem State University will kick off the fall with its annual Meet the Rams at K.R. Williams Auditorium on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, Saturday afternoon. Fans will get a chance to be introduced to the 2019 members of the Rams cross country, volleyball, Red Team Cheerleaders, and the Rams football team.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics will make a welcome addition to its staff as Chanel Davis has been named the volleyball head coach for the Rams. With a wealth of youth and enthusiasm, Davis will look to lead the Rams in their continued quest for success.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics made a huge next step in the reinstatement of its men’s golf program as Ryan McManus was named head coach of the Rams golf program. When the Rams return to the greens for the first time since 2012, it will be under McManus’ guidance as the team looks to build upon its strong history in the sport.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams football team got an early jump on the 2019 season with their first practice starting at 6:00 a.m., Friday morning. Conditioning and high spirits highlighted the Rams’ first practice of the season with sprints dominating the early portion of the practice session before position group drills closed out the day.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Powerhouse of Red & White Cheerleading Program will hold its White Team Tryouts on August 28-30, 2019 at the C.E. Gaines Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Winston-Salem State duo of sophomore sprinter Tamia McLean and junior sprinter Cierra Thompson were both honored by the United States Track & Field Cross Country/Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) when they were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. They were among an exceptional group of 448 student-athletes to be recognized as members of the team.
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams will have to look to prove the predictions wrong as the team was predicted to finish second in their division and sixth overall in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Preseason Predicted Order of Finish. There is some good news for the Rams as senior free safety Daryus Skinner was a selection for the 2019 CIAA Pre-Season All-CIAA team.
ROCK HILL, SC – Winston-Salem State University Interim Head Football Coach Robert Massey received a tremendous honor over the weekend when he was inducted into the Sylvia Circle Demons Pop Warner Football Hall of Fame. In addition to being inducted into the hall of fame, his iconic #60 jersey was retired as well.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University student-athletes continue to be impressive in the classroom with fifty-four student-athletes listed among the more than 1,600 WSSU students to comprise the 2019 Dean’s List. The achievement marks one of many successes that the Rams have had I the classroom this year.
MOUNT OLIVE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams softball duo of junior second base Daijah Chambers and junior pitcher/designated hitter Erica Davis were honored once again when the two players were named to the 2019 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State team, Monday afternoon. The honor comes in addition to several conference, regional, and national honors for the pair
MOUNT OLIVE, NC – The Winston-Salem State duo of redshirt-sophomore centerfielder E.P. Reese and junior pitcher Cole Parks were both honored by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) when they were named to the 2019 NCCSIA All-State Team, Monday afternoon. The players earned the honor after a terrific season for the Rams.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – For the second season in a row a member of the Winston-Salem State Rams baseball team has been selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft as redshirt-sophomore outfielder E.P. Reese was selected in the 25th round of the 2019 draft. He was selected by the Houston Astros with the 766th pick of the draft.
GREENSBORO, NC – Winston-Salem State University redshirt-sophomore centerfielder E.P. Reese was recognized for a terrific 2019 season when he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings 2019 NCAA Division II All-Region Team, Wednesday. Reese earned second team all-region honors and was selected from all of the players in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region.
KINGSVILLE, TX – The Winston-Salem State Rams 4x400m relay team put on a strong showing at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Nationals Championships, Friday evening. The team ran one of their top times of the season to place 12th in the preliminary round of the women’s 4x400m relay at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas.
KINGSVILLE, TX – Winston-Salem State University junior Cierra Thompson gave a great effort when she placed 15th in the preliminaries of the 100m dash at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet, Thursday evening. She ran an 11.77 to earn a 15th place finish in the event.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Winston-Salem State Rams softball brought in two more prestigious honors when junior second base Daijah Chambers and junior designated hitter Erica Davis were both named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-America Softball Team. The duo took home the honors after leading the Rams to a 33-13 record, winning the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Championship, and earning a seventh-seed in the 2019 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The honors just keep coming in for the Winston-Salem State University Rams baseball program. WSSU head baseball coach Kevin Ritsche was honored with the Black College Nines Dedication Award while junior pitcher Cole Parks was a first team selection on Black College Nines’ Elite Team (Small School Division).
DALLAS, TX – After a terrific season, Winston-Salem State junior Cole Parks was honored when he was selected for the 2019 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Atlantic All-Region team, Wednesday. Parks earned the honor after a stellar season on the mound, in the field, and at the plate for the Rams.
KINGSVILLE, TX – Winston-Salem State University will turn its attention to the national stage when the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship Track & Field Championship Meet takes place this weekend. The Rams will take part in two events at the meet with junior Cierra Thompson taking part in the women’s 100m dash and the Rams’ 4x400m relay team all looking to claim national titles.
APEX, NC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) family lost one of its most endearing and pioneering members with the passing of James T. “Jim” Burch, Monday. With a career that dates back for decades, Burch was a pioneering figure in collegiate athletics.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Fans of Winston-Salem State University football are able to purchase season tickets and season parking now! The Rams are set for a thrilling slate of games in 2019 and fans will have their chance to get in on the action.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Winston-Salem State Rams will have national glory on their minds next week as a sprinter and the Rams’ 4x400m relay team were all selected to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet. Winston-Salem State junior sprinter Cierra Thompson and the Rams’ 4x400m relay team were among the field of 754 participants selected for the meet. The student-athletes were selected after reaching provisional qualifying standards established for their respective events and ranking among the top competitors in the nation.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Winston-Salem State University Rams Track & Field team raked in the honors when seven members of the team were selected to the 2019 United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) NCAA Division II Track & Field All-Region team, Tuesday afternoon. The honors go to the top five individuals in each event and the top three relay teams from the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region.
MOUNT OLIVE, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams are gearing up for national competition and it showed when the team had some terrific performances at the 2019 Mount Olive Last Chance Qualifier, Sunday. The Rams posted some terrific results at the meet with the sprinters taking center stage.
MOUNT OLIVE, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams had some impressive performances at the 2019 Mount Olive First Chance & Multis Track & Field Meet, Saturday. Though competing with a smaller squad, the Rams continued to put on some impressive performances at the meet.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The most important day of the athletic year came as over 40 Winston-Salem State University were among the 1,100-member graduating class of Winston-Salem State University. Among the graduating class of 2019, there were over 40 student-athletes who went on to become alumni of Winston-Salem State University.
INSTITUTE, WV – The #7 Winston-Salem State Rams (33-13) ended their terrific season when the team took an 8-0 loss to the #2 West Virginia State Yellowjackets (34-15) in the elimination round of the 2019 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament. The loss ends an historic season for the Rams that saw the team reach new heights.
INSTITUTE, WV – The #7 Winston-Salem State Rams (33-12) gave a great effort, but the team came up short in a 12-4 loss to the #3 West Chester Golden Rams (36-19), Friday afternoon in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament. The Rams got the game going with their usual hot start, but some fielding proved costly as the team was overwhelmed late as West Chester pulling away with the win.