ASU Coaches Caravan hits the road starting with Mobile | News
MONTGOMERY, AL- The third annual Alabama State
University Coaches Caravan hits the road beginning in Mobile Thursday.
The caravan, in its third year aimed at promoting and
increasing awareness of Hornet Athletics, will make stops in seven cities
beginning tomorrow in Mobile and Friday in Tuscaloosa.
Saturday, the tour will make a morning stop in Columbus,
Ga. and a late afternoon stop in Atlanta, Ga.
The Birmingham tour stop will occur Monday, July 15, prior
to the Tuesday July 16 visit in Dothan. The caravan will conclude in Montgomery
on Wednesday, July 31.
Alabama State acting athletic director Melvin Hines, head
football coach Reggie Barlow and head men's basketball coach Lewis Jackson will
lead the Tour Team.
The Alabama State Coaches Caravan will reflect on the
2012-13 athletic year, another stellar campaign in the classroom and in
competition, and look ahead to the upcoming campaign, highlighted by the first
full home football season in The New ASU Stadium.
Hornet student-athletes again excelled academically. More
than 170 ASU athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA during Fall 2012, with another
160 earning at least a 3.0 GPA this past spring. In the fall, 23 achieved 4.0
GPAs, while 30 achieved a perfect GPA in the spring.
This season, Alabama State University claimed the women's
All-Sports Trophy as the best all-around women's sports program in the
Southwestern Athletic Conference. It was the first time Alabama State has
earned the award in the women's all-sport competition. ASU finished third in
the men's all-sport standings, and that combination helped to give Alabama
State its third consecutive runner-up finish in the overall SWAC Commissioner's
Highlighting the in-season competition was the women's track
program's second consecutive "Triple Crown", earning SWAC championships in
Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. It was the second straight
league title in cross country, the fifth consecutive title in indoor track, and
the fourth consecutive outdoor track championship. Both the women's and men's
golf programs won SWAC Championships this spring, earning NCAA Tournament
appearances. The women's team earned its second SWAC title in three years,
while the men's team won its second consecutive league title.
The following is the schedule, subject to
Thursday, July 11 – Mobile, Ala. 6-9
Grand Central, 256 Dauphin St., Mobile, Ala. 36607
Friday, July 12 - Tuscaloosa, Ala. 6-9
Cypress Inn, 501 Rice Mine Road, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35406
Saturday, July 13 – Columbus, Ga. 11
a.m. - 2 p.m.
5351 Sidney Simons Blvd., Columbus, Ga. 31904
Saturday, July 13 - Atlanta,
Ga. 6-9 p.m.
Restaurant, 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30313
Monday, July 15 – Birmingham, Ala. 6-9 p.m.
Crescendo Bar and Grill, 423 20th St. South, Birmingham, Ala. 35233
Tuesday, July 16 - Dothan, Ala. 6-9 p.m.
Inn Express, 4090 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Ala. 36303
Wednesday, July 31 – Montgomery, Ala. 6-9
The New ASU Stadium, Alabama State Campus
INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama State University Athletics Dept.