ORANGEBURG, SC (November 17, 2023) – The Claflin University Department of Athletics bestowed its highest honor to three distinguished former student-athletes, Thursday afternoon. In a lavish event held at the Orangeburg Country Club, the Claflin University, former Panther basketball greats Terrence Scriven and Ronnie “Tee” Morant joined former Lady Panthers softball great Jamie Morant to take their place among the legendary Panthers and Lady Panthers in the Claflin University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Before his distinguished career in athletics administration began, Panther legend Terrence Scriven made his mark on the basketball court where he had a tremendous career at Claflin University. During his career, Scriven was a three Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (EIAC) All-Conference selection, and he was a member of the 1995-96 and the 1996-97 EIAC Championship teams. He was also a three-year captain with the Panthers. During his career, Scriven scored over 1,000 points and he averaged 21.2 points per game during his senior season. As a senior, Scriven was also the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) leader in three-point percentage, shooting 54% from long range. For his career, Scriven averaged 15.8 points per game. Following his graduation, Scriven took his leadership from the court to the administration where he built a distinguished career. For over 20 years, Scriven has been an accomplished athletic director in the Sumter School District (Lakewood, Sumter, and Crestwood). He has also held positions as district athletic director for Cherokee County School District in Gaffney, South Carolina and a school athletic director at Wilson High School in Florence, South Carolina. During his career, he was recognized at the 2019 4A Region VI Athletic Director of the Year.
The Claflin Department of Athletics also took the time to recognize another legendary player on the court as Ronnie “Tee” Morant was recognized for his play on the hardwood as well. During his career, Morant had a terrific career, and he made a tremendous impact for the Panthers. In addition to leading the team to the 1996-97 EIAC championship, Morant was honored as the 1996-97 EIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. During his career, Morant was a three-time EIAC All-Conference selection, and he was a two-time team Most Valuable Player. As a freshman, he was a first team All-Freshman honoree as well. During his time with the Panthers, Morant led the team to consecutive appearances in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Soon after the completion of his collegiate playing career, Morant became a father and directed his path towards a higher plan of prioritizing his family over hoops. His efforts have paid off in a major with his son Ja Morant becoming one of the premier young players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) while his daughter is building a stellar career of her own as a student-athlete at NCAA Division I Mississippi Valley State.
Rounding out the 2023 class of inductees is Jamie Morant. During her career with the Lady Panthers softball team, Morant, then Shanks, had a tremendous career of her own. After terrific high school career in both high school and softball, she turned her focus to softball with the Lady Panthers and she built one of the best careers in school history. In 1996, she was honored as the EIAC Player of the Year with a conference championship in 1997. She was a four-time EIAC All-Conference selection in addition to her player of the year honor. She is married to fellow Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie “Tee” Morant and they are the proud parents of a pair of tremendous athletes of their own.
The inductees were honored along with inductees in the Claflin University Hall of Fame in an afternoon ceremony, Thursday afternoon at the Orangeburg Country Club. The honorees will also be honored at the 2023 Claflin University Homecoming basketball doubleheader.
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