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Maroon Tigers Win Third SIAC Citizenship Award

Media Release

ATLANTA, GA. (July 27, 2021) – Morehouse College has been selected as the winner of the 2020-21 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Citizenship Award presented by Georgia Power for their impact within the community. This is the Maroon Tigers third time receiving this honor.

Student-athletes around the conference, through their Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) programs, competed all year to acquire points by completing community service projects and other initiatives on their campus and in their community.

The SIAC, whose goal is to empower surrounding communities, launched the SIAC Citizenship Award to annually recognize athletic departments that best exemplify the spirit of community and demonstrate values of volunteer community service and engagement. 

In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the Maroon Tigers were recognized for their community outreach efforts with M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School, and National Voter Education Week,among others. These partnerships helped fuse the connection between the campus and its surrounding community.

Previous SIAC Citizenship Award Winners
2019-20 Citizenship Award Winner: Morehouse College
2018-19 Citizenship Award Winner: Morehouse College
2017-18 Citizenship Award Winner: Clark Atlanta University
2016-17 Citizenship Award Winner: Spring Hill College
2015-16 Citizenship Award Winner: Albany State University 

About the SIAC

The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The SIAC includes 15 member institutions (Albany State University, Allen University, Benedict College, Central State University, Clark Atlanta University, Edward Waters University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Savannah State University, Spring Hill College, and Tuskegee University), which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II. For more information, visit

Tyler Butler

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