Craig Lottie, Fred Clemon, Willie Hayes, Frank Sillmon, Ondray Wagner, Wesley Brackett, and Donald Reedus. On the other hand, Melody Dawson created petitions on behalf of reestablishing a women’s basketball team. Dawson was influenced by Mary Cain, an AAMU Hall of Fame inductee in 1932 and women’s basketball team captain to make these notions towards bringing back a women’s team. In 1975, Dawson’s dedication combined with Title IX established a rebirth
History of Athletics at Alabama A&M University 4 to the women’s basketball program at AAMU. Head coach Press Parham guided the Lady Bulldogs to SIAC tournament championships and NCAA playoffs in 1984 and 1991. The All- American honors award was given to players Patrice Jackson, Sherri Zinn-Lawson, Jennelle Wilson-Jones, Bridgett Brown, and Sonya Perry. Michelle Byas was awarded All-Conference, alongside with Michelle West who led the nation in rebounds in 1980. To summarize, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University started with a plethora of sports and clubs. Despite the many changes, AAMU has still been able to build onto their program. Many coaches, students, and supporters have all contributed to AAMU’s success. AAMU was able to successfully produce professional athletes. From many loses, to winning the 75th Magic City Classics, the AAMU athletic department continues to grow.
History of Athletics at Alabama A&M University 5 References "Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University." Wikipedia . Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2016. Powell, James A., Jr. Editorial. Athletic History At Alabama A&M University [Huntsville] n.d.: n. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.
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