CHARLOTTE, NC (May 2, 2022) – After a dominant 2022 regular season, the honors came rolling in for the Claflin University softball team as seven Lady Panthers were named to the 2022 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Conference Team. In addition to earning spot on the all-conference team, Claflin graduate pitcher Bre’Zhay Chambers was named the CIAA Pitcher of the Year.

Of the seven Lady Panthers to earn spots on the 2022 CIAA All-Conference Softball Team, five were honored as first team selections. Senior Bre’Zhay Chambers (pitcher), senior Marion Goins (catcher), junior Alexandria Beavers (first base), junior Brenay Howard (outfield), and Jaelyn Jackson (designated player).

The honors didn’t stop for Chambers as she was also named the CIAA Pitcher of the Year. She earned the honor after compiling an 8-5 record and she ranked second in the CIAA with 98 strikeouts.

In addition to the five first team all-conference selections, the Lady Panthers also had a pair of student-athletes to earn second team all-conference honors. Freshman Kennedy Baskerville and senior utility/pitcher Shaniya Thomas was a second-team all-conference selection. In addition to earning a spot on the all-conference team, Baskerville also earned a spot on the 2022 CIAA All-Rookie Team.

The Lady Panthers will begin their quest for the 2022 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Championship, tomorrow morning when the team hosts Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls in the quarterfinal round of the tournament tomorrow.

For more information on Lady Panthers softball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.

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