McElroy Named CIAA Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 6, 2022)  – The honors just keep coming in for the Claflin Panthers as junior center Timothy McElroy was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week, Tuesday afternoon. He took home the honor after leading the Panthers to back-to-back road wins at Mount Olive and at Coker.

The wins came in part due to the terrific presence in the paint for McElroy. He had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds with a block to lead the Panthers to a win at Coker. He also added six rebounds and a two blocks in a win at Mount Olive.

McElroy and the Panthers will return to action, Saturday, when they open CIAA play against the Shaw Bears. For more information on Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to