North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has been selected to participate in the 25th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament. The tournament will take place in Los Angeles on April 12-16. HCASC is an academic competition among students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). NCCU has competed in 23 of the 24 previous seasons.
The returning members for a third year to the varsity team are Xian R. Brooks, team captain and a senior public health education major from Louisville, Ky., and Victoria M. Jones, a senior chemistry major from Raleigh, N.C. They are joined by 2013 HCASC All-Star Zuri M. Gurganious, a second year junior history major from Castle Hayne, N.C. and newcomer Jelaina R. Shipman, a junior criminal justice and psychology major from White Oak, N.C. They are challenged in practice by four additional club members who make up the junior varsity team: Lorenzo Fowler, a senior English major from Passaic, N.J.; Emani Mills, a sophomore human science major from Charlotte, N.C.; Ashley Roberts, a junior mathematics major and AFROTC cadet from Reidsville, N.C. and Christian Wortham, a freshman biology major from Fort Worth, Texas.