Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The fourth annual Miss MEAC competition has begun with online voting at the conference’s official basketball tournament website, www.MEAChoops.com.
The Miss MEAC Competition, held in conjunction with the annual men’s and women’s MEAC Basketball Tournament, features contestants from MEAC institutions competing against one another for the title of Miss MEAC 2010. Contestants are judged on the strength and depth of their community platform, online voting, and a submitted essay entry. Ultimately, one contestant will be crowned as Miss MEAC 2010 and will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. The runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship.
Students, friends, family and alumni are encouraged to vote online for the Miss MEAC contestant of their choice at www.MEAChoops.com. The voting period will conclude on March 10, 2010.
Previous winners of the Miss MEAC Competition include Shannon Cooper, Hampton University (2009) and Brittany Brooks, Howard (2008). Howard University’s Assata Barton won the inaugural crown in 2007.
About the MEAC Basketball Tournament
The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single elimination championship playoff that involves 11 Division I historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State and South Carolina State University.
The tournament is played at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (LJVM) in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Both the men’s and women’s tournament champion receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Tickets are available at www.MEAChoops.com, by calling the MEAC Office at (757) 416-7100, through Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, at MEAC School Box Offices and at the LJVM Coliseum Box Office.