The Ghanaian Duo Abayie Opuni and Latifa Ali Received All-Academic Honours
The Ghanaian duo Abayie Opuni and Latifa Ali has been honoured ahead of the upcoming season. Abayie Opuni is a Ghanaian sprinter and hails from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. He has been competing for Coppin State University for some years now. The Ghanaian Duo Abayie Opuni and Latifa Ali Received All-Academic Honours.
Latifa Ali is among the new uprising Ghanaian female sprinters overseas. She has been a phenomenal athlete and was part of the Ghana National 4 × 100 metres Relay Team that represented the country in the World Athletics Relay Championship in Silesia, Poland 2021. Latifa attended T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. She also won the women’s track athlete of the week award this year as well.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) recognized 67 total student-athletes from the conference’s eight institutions who achieved high academic success during the 2020-21 academic year.
The Head Coach of the Coppin State University (CSU), Carl Hicks said “We have always stressed the importance of academics and challenge all of our student-athletes at Coppin State to achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher in all of their classes. This tremendous honor is a testament to how hard they have worked in the classroom.”
Coach Carl Hicks began his career at CSU as a volunteer assistant coach in 1993 and was promoted to assistant coach in 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1993 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average, 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.
“I want to congratulate our women’s and men’s cross country student-athletes for maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average,” MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas said. “The ultimate goal is to develop and graduate our student-athletes to be productive citizens in our society.”
Among the Coppin State University (CSU) student-athletes who received All-Academic honors were Jervonne Agard, Kimani Alphonse, Amadou Ba, Claudina Constantine, Destinee Mcleod, Kamillah Monroque, Saidai Stuteley, Shenelle Tomlinson, Abby Weiss, and Ivan Wiggins.