In the spirit of unity and collective achievement, we extend our warmest greetings to the vibrant community that makes up the backbone of Howard University Athletics. It is with great enthusiasm that we share the extraordinary accomplishments and ongoing aspirations of our teams, thanks to your unwavering support through Bison Express.
A Year of Triumphs: Celebrating Howard University Athletics
In the world of collegiate sports, the year 2023 has been nothing short of spectacular for Howard University Athletics. We are thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements that reflect the dedication, passion, and excellence of our student-athletes:
- MEAC Dominance: Capturing both the 2023 MEAC Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s All-Sports Award and the 2023 MEAC Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All-Sports Award is a testament to the all-encompassing success of our athletic programs.
- Basketball Glory: The Men’s Basketball team proudly shared the title of 2023 MEAC Champion, while the Women’s Basketball team earned the well-deserved title of 2023 MEAC Runner-Up Champion.
- Diverse Excellence: From Football to Volleyball, from Cross Country to Track & Field, our athletes have showcased their prowess by securing championships, runner-up positions, and outstanding recognitions across various disciplines.
- Academic Brilliance: Beyond the courts and fields, our student-athletes have excelled academically. Eight Bison were recognized as Division I Men's & Women's Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), underscoring the commitment to excellence both on and off the court.
Bison Express: Fueling the Success of Howard Athletics
Behind these triumphs lies the instrumental role of Bison Express, our dedicated fundraising organization. Your generous contributions have been the driving force behind several impactful projects, including:
- Providing safety mats for the Cheerleading Team
- Funding chiropractor/physical therapy for Men’s and Women’s Basketball
- Supporting the Women’s Basketball team with a dedicated yoga instructor
- Facilitating a recruiting photo shoot for Football
- Acquiring 2024 Hall of Fame trophies
- Investing in speed and resistance training for Men’s and Women’s Track/Field
- Enhancing the athletic van through creative wrapping
Ongoing Commitment: Your Support Matters
While celebrating these victories, we recognize that the journey is ongoing. The needs of our student-athletes continue to evolve, and your continued support is crucial in sustaining their success. As we look forward to the 2023-2024 school year, Bison Express has identified several supplemental projects that demand our collective attention:
- Investing in recruiting/communication software
- Acquiring new band uniforms for our spirited musicians
- Establishing a winter indoor practice facility for the Softball team
- Fulfilling requests for a batting cage and a speed-capturing device
- Supporting the Howard University Golf team’s participation in a prestigious competition
- Acquiring a radar simulator device for the Golf team
Join the Movement: Become a Bison Express Member
This is your call to action! You have the opportunity to directly impact the future of Howard University Athletics by becoming a member of Bison Express. For an annual fee of $100, valid from January 2024 through December 2024, you can contribute to the legacy of success that defines Howard Athletics.
Alternatively, donate by check payable to Howard University Bison Express or online at bisonexpress.org.
Your generosity will be acknowledged with a donation letter, and more importantly, it will make the difference between an average season and a stellar one. Your support enables our coaches to continue nurturing the development of our teams and attracts even more talented players to our esteemed university.
In Excellence and Truth: Moving #HowardStrong
As we express our sincere gratitude for your past support, we extend an invitation to join us in shaping the future of Howard University Athletics. Together, let's continue to move #HowardStrong, fostering a legacy of excellence, truth, and collective achievement.
Thank you for being an indispensable part of the Bison Express family.
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