SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The Livingstone College men's basketball team will be recognized Tuesday afternoon by Salisbury Mayor Paul B. Woodson, Jr. and City Council members for their historic CIAA Championship win – the first in school history.
The Blue Bears captured the CIAA Championship Saturday night after defeating Winston-Salem State University 83-68 in Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
Woodson will issue a proclamation during Tuesday's 4 p.m. City Council meeting.
Livingstone's men's basketball team, coaches and college officials will attend.
"We're grateful the mayor has chosen to recognize Livingstone College for their historic win," said President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. "Our players and coaches have worked hard this year to accomplish so much – both on and off the court. They went to Charlotte and put together three strong victories to bring Livingstone College its first ever CIAA Championship and also studied and worked hard enough to have the highest grade point average among the 12 men's CIAA teams. It can be easy for student-athletes to get caught up in athletics and forget why they're in college, but I'm so proud our coaches and players never lost sight of that. And I'm truly proud to finally be able to say that Livingstone College is the CIAA Champion."