King Named To The MEAC All-Academic Team
April 19, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. – A day before the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships, the league honored 97 tennis student-athletes for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. The announcement came today.

Among the beneficiaries was senior Melequa King (Washington, D.C.).

“I would like to congratulate our men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during this academic school year,” said Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. “In addition to recognizing the student-athletes’ achievements, I also commend the academic support staff, coaches and parents for their support in the success of these student-athletes both on the court and in the classroom.”

MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (GPA), as well as transfer student-athletes who have been in residence at the institution for at least one year, are eligible for All-Academic accolades.

“Melequa has demonstrated a commitment to her education,” said Hawk head coach Walter Woods. “I am proud to have been a part of her education process and her growth as a leader and outstanding student-athlete.”



The D.C. native ended her three-year Hawk career playing in 37 singles matches and 32 doubles. Academically, King majored in Criminal Justice.

“She is focused on bigger and brighter things in her life,” Woods added. “The education she has obtained will serve her well into the future.”

South Carolina State had 16 representatives as both, men’s & women’s squads were honored.

Yesterday (April 18), the Hawks finished their 2017 campaign versus Monmouth.

Coach Woods and The Shore return four Hawks as they continue their quest for a conference title.

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