Tougaloo's Cable, Harris Named NAIA All-Americans
April 10, 2008 |
Tougaloo, MS- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) honored Tougaloo College basketball players Jeremy Cable and Keithdrick Harris as All-Americans.
Jeremy Cable, a junior forward from Jackson, MS, was named NAIA Division I All-American men's third team. Cable ended the regular season scoring 487 points, for an average of 19.48 points per game (ranked 12th in the NAIA). Cable was named GCAC All-Conference and GCAC Newcomer of the Year. Cable has also received GCAC Player of the Week honors. Cable comes to Tougaloo College transferring from Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS. He is a 2002 graduate of Murrah High School in Jackson, MS.
Keithdrick Harris, a senior guard from Sledge, MS, was named NAIA Division I All American men's honorable mention. Harris ended the regular season scoring 527 points, for an average of 22.91 points per game (ranked 3rd in the NAIA and 1st in the GCAC). Harris was named GCAC All-Conference and received two GCAC Player of the Week honors. Last season, Harris averaged 13.53 points per game and was a very influential part of the Bulldogs becoming the 2007 GCAC Regular Season Co-Champions. Harris joined the Bulldogs in 2006 as a transfer from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, MS.
For more information, contact Eric Pilcher, Assistant Sports Information Director at 601.977.6161.
Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College is a private, historically black, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution, located on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi. Known nationally as "The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi," the College is led by its first female and 13th president, Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan. Dr. Hogan is a 1973 graduate of the College and a native Mississippian. Under her visionary leadership, the College has increased its enrollment by 12% and boasts a student retention rate of 68%.
Tougaloo College ranks among the top 50 U.S. institutions whose graduates earn PHDs in science and engineering disciplines and among the top 15 historically black colleges and universities in the graduation of females with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences. The College has produced more graduates who have completed their PhD degrees through the UNCF-Mellon Doctoral Fellowship Program than any other institution in the nation.
Listed as one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review (2007 and 2008 editions), the highest ranking Mississippi HBCU on U.S. News and World Report's list of "America's Best Black College" (2008) and the only Mississippi institution ranked among the top 20 liberal arts institutions in the nation by Washington Monthly (2007), 66% of its graduates enter professional and graduate schools immediately after graduation. Tougaloo College is the leading producer of African American health professionals, including over 40% of the physicians and dentists, practicing in the state of Mississippi. Among its graduates are more than one-third of the state's African American attorneys and educators including teachers, principals, school superintendents, college/university faculty and administrators.