By Keisha J Kelley
October 23, 2020
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in history the Southwestern Athletic Conference will host the Cricket Wireless SWAC Women’s Basketball Virtual Media Days on November 2-3 at 10:00 am on both days via the SWAC Digital Network (SDN) on YouTube. The two-day event will feature a special address by SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland to start event coverage on opening day. The Cricket Wireless SWAC Basketball Virtual Media Days will tip-off the Women’s Basketball season leading to the 2021 Cricket Wireless SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament which is scheduled to held on March 9, and 12-13. The virtual broadcast will feature one-on-one interviews with SDN analyst James Verrett along with SWAC Women’s Basketball head coaches and one student-athlete from each member institution. A complete listing of head coaches and student-athletes slated to participate is listed below along with the full broadcast schedule. Monday, Nov. 2 Alabama A&M- Head Coach Margaret Richards and Student-Athlete Deshawna Harper Alabama State- Head Coach Freda Freeman-Jackson and Student-Athlete Courtney Lee Alcorn State- Head Coach Nate Kilbert and Student-Athlete LaRae Rascoe Grambling State- Head Coach Freddie Murray and Student-Athlete Justice Coleman Jackson State- Head Coach Tomekia Reed and Student-Athlete Ameshya Williams Tuesday, Nov. 3 Mississippi Valley State- Head Coach Ashley Walker-Johnson and Student-Athlete Azaria Howard Prairie View A&M- Head Coach Sandy Pugh and Student-Athlete Diana Rosenthal Southern- Head Coach Carlos Funchess and Student-Athlete Taneara Moore Texas Southern- Head Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and Student-Athlete Niya Mitchell Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff- Head Coach Dawn Brown and Student-Athlete Joyce Kennerson About the SWAC The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis. Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball. Follow the SWAC For complete coverage of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, please follow the SWAC on social media at @TheSWAC (Twitter), @TheSWAC (Facebook), and @TheSWAC (Instagram) or visit the official home of the Southwestern Athletic Conference at www.swac.org.