Shaw's Carter Named To CIAA Hall of Fame
Shaw University Dean of Students and former Athletic Director Alfonza Carter was today named to the 2013 Class of the John B. McLendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame. The announcement was made by the CIAA in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Committee.
"I am deeply honored to have been selected as one of the CIAA's 2013 Hall of Fame inductees," said Carter. "Many others have worked and played tirelessly in this great association, so to be officially acknowledged and listed among men and women who excelled and brought victory, pride and respect to the CIAA is personally quite humbling."
Carter, a Martinsville, Virginia native, earned his BS and MS degree in Health and Physical Education from North Carolina A&T State University and has served at Shaw University for over three decades in a variety of roles, including Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management, and currently as Dean of Students. During his tenure as Athletic Director, Shaw University won 33 (out of 48) CIAA Championships, 7 NCAA Regional Championships, 4 National Black College Championships, and 1 NCAA Division II National Championship (Women’s Basketball, 2012). Carter has held several positions in the conference including Past President of the Athletic Directors’ Association, Eastern Division Vice President, CIAA President, CIAA Secretary, and CIAA Basketball Tournament Committee member. Carter was named CIAA Athletic Director of the Year (2002) and presented with the Jeanette A. Lee Achievement Award (2001, 2002, 2004) and the Loretta Taylor Award (2003). In 2011, Carter received from Shaw University the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.
During his tenure as Athletic Director, the men's basketball program advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, the women's basketball program reached the Final Four, the men's tennis team won seven straight CIAA tennis championships, and countless student-athletes matriculated and received their degrees.
A total of six individuals and one team comprise the 2013 induction class. They will be enshrined on Friday, March 2, 2013 at the Charlotte Convention Center at 11:00 a.m.