Berkeley College Men's Basketball Team Competes Tonight in Quest for Fifth USCAA Championship

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 BERKELEY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM COMPETES TONIGHT IN QUEST FOR FIFTH USCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
 
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Photo Caption: The United States Collegiate Athletic Association recently recognized four Berkeley College Knights for their athletic and academic accomplishments. Pictured (L to R) are Cierra Highland and Amal (Cammy) Mahmoud, both of Brooklyn, NY; Dontel Henry of the Bronx, NY; and William Gough of Staten Island, NY. 

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The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) recently recognized four Berkeley College Knights for their athletic and academic accomplishments. The Men’s Basketball team will face Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte in the USCAA Division II National Championship on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game on https://www.uscaasportsnetwork.com. Go to the “Live/Upcoming” section and scroll to Men’s Basketball, 03/07/2022, 6 p.m.

“I am so proud of our teams on and off the court,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, Interim President of Berkeley College. “Congratulations to our student-athletes on being named to the USCAA All-American and All-Academic teams and good luck to the Berkeley Men’s team as they begin the quest for their fifth USCAA Division II National title tonight,” added Recinos. “We’ll be watching and cheering on our team!” 

The USCAA Championship continues through March 10, 2022, at Virginia State University in Richmond, VA. Here is a look at the student-athletes recognized by USCAA: 

USCAA All-American Honorable Mention

  • Dontel Henry of the Bronx, NY; Brooklyn Collegiate
  • Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY; Bedford Academy High School 

USCAA Academic All-American

  • William Gough of Staten Island, NY; Bay Ridge Prep
  • Cierra Highland of Brooklyn, NY; Bedford Academy High School
  • Amal (Cammy) Mahmoud of Brooklyn, NY; Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory 

In February 2022 the Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team secured its seventh consecutive Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament victory, defeating Word of Life Bible Institute, 89-79. With the Tournament win, the Knights received an automatic bid to the USCAA Division II National Championship. The Knights hold four USCAA Championship titles. 

More Information: To watch the USCAA Division II National Championship, visit https://www.uscaasportsnetwork.com or www.USCAA.com. For more on the Knights, visit www.BerkeleyCollegeKnights.com. 

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials.

Berkeley College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan, NY, and in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 4,000 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for nine consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College (NJ) one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North in its 2022 edition of the Best Colleges Survey.  In 2021 Berkeley College (NJ) was also recognized for the first time as a Top Performer on Social Mobility among colleges in the region. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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