Morris Named CIAA Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 24, 2023) – Claflin sophomore guard Nya Morris was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Food Lion Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week, Tuesday afternoon. She earned the honor after some stellar play for the Lady Panthers.

Her defensive play highlighted a strong week of play for Morris. In the two games that she played in, she totaled 16 rebounds with six total steals for the week. She had nine rebounds with five steals against Winston-Salem State and she also added seven rebounds and a steal at Saint Augustine’s. Offensively, she added 10 points against Winston-Salem State and nine points at Saint Augustine’s.

The Lady Panthers will return to action, Thursday, when the team heads to Fayetteville, North Carolina to take on the Fayetteville State Broncos. For more information on Lady Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to