Antonia Bennett had a stellar four-year career with the FAMU Lady Rattlers. She capped her time with the Lady Rattlers by winning the MEAC Player of the Year award for 2012, leading her squad to a 21-win season. After acquiring her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in May, Bennett began working out for professional teams and leagues across the globe. While the WNBA is the desire of most college basketball players in America, the success and reputation of the European women’s leagues was not a let down by any means.
Coach LeDawn Gibson was excited, but not surprised that Bennett got the opportunity. “We knew Antonia was the caliber of player that could play at the next level. Combine that with the work ethic that she displayed, it’s no surprise to us that she’ll have the opportunity to play at the next level,” Gibson said.
ORMOND BEACH, FL (May 12) – Bethune-Cookman scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to hold on for a 2-1 win over the Florida A&M Softball Team to win the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Softball Championship, here Saturday afternoon at the Ormond Beach Softball Complex.
Both teams finished with five hits each in a pitcher’s duel.
FAMU (28-29) was led by Tenisha Dixon as she tallied two hits to lead the Lady Rattlers, while Sabrina Ferguson finished with two hits to lead the Wildcats.
Tallahassee, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012) The Lady Rattlers will be closing out their season tomorrow afternoon against the Morgan State Lady Bears, who beat the Rattlers last season, 63-54 in the regular season match up.
The Lady Rattlers are currently tied for second in the MEAC standings with Howard at 13-2. The Lady Bears on the other hand are second to last in the MEAC standings with a record of 3-12.
The Florida A&M women’s basketball team got back on track Saturday afternoon, defeating Savannah State on the road, 58-45. The Lady Rattlers also picked up their 11th Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win of the season.
FAMU (18-6, 11-1) lost their last game to Howard last Saturday on the road, which brought their 14 game winning streak to an end. The team was able to bounce back Saturday, and got a much needed MEAC win over SSU (9-16, 2-10).
The (17-6, 10-1) Florida A&M Lady Rattlers were again unable to beat the (18-7, 10-2) Howard University on the road. The loss snapped the teams 14 game winning streak. And, gave the Lady Bison their fourth straight win.
The Lady Rattlers were led by Antonia Bennett, who finished the game with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Most teams seven games under .500 aren’t confident in their chances to win a conference championship. Yet with over 60 percent of the season played, the Lady Rattler Volleyball Team is deep within the hunt for another MEAC title after winning five of their last six matches…