Chambers Selected as CIAA Woman of the Year Honoree

CHARLOTTE, NC - Winston-Salem State University senior infielder Daijah Chambers was selected by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) Association subcommittee as one of two honorees for the CIAA Woman of the Year. She joins Claflin University's Faith McKie as the conference's 2020 honorees.

Chambers earned the honor after a terrific career with the Rams softball team. Though that career was cut short due to COVID-19, it didn't stop the Richmond, Virginia native from earning the honor from the CIAA. The honor caps a tremendous career for Chambers, who graduated cum laude from Winston-Salem State University in the spring of 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. She carried a cumulative 3.45 grade-point average (GPA) and earned a spot on the Dean's List during all four years at Winston-Salem State University.

Athletically, Chambers had a tremendous career at Winston-Salem State University. Her career included a 2019 CIAA Softball Championship and she was also a part of the team's first win in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament in school history. She compiled a .347 career batting average with the Rams, including batting .462 during her stellar junior season. She was a 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region selection as well as a 2019 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State Team selection. She was also a first team selection to the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Conference selection and a member of the 2019 D2NCAA All-Atlantic Region team selection.    

In addition to her efforts in the classroom and on the playing field, Chambers was also committed to servicing the community. She spent time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, Odd Fellows Cemetary, and at Hall Woodward Elementary School. She also gave her time on campus as she served as a volunteer during WSSU Freshman Week for the past three years.

With her selection as the CIAA Woman of the Year, Chambers and McKie will represent the CIAA for consideration for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Woman of the Year Selection Committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the top 30 honorees, 10 from each division (NCAA Division I, II, and III). The top 30 will be announced in September. From there, the selection committee will narrow the pool to three finalists from each division. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the 2020 Woman of the Year from the nine finalists. The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named this fall.

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