April 13, 2005
Albany - For the first time in four years, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Spring Sports Festival returns to Albany.
The SIAC will crown champions in baseball, softball, men's and women's track and men's and women's tennis this weekend.
The Albany State baseball team is once again the top seed in the east division as the Golden Rams try to win their fifth consecutive SIAC title.
The tournament this year may be in Albany but the Rams know winning that fifth crown will not be easy.
Because the other teams are well aware of Albany State's string of conference titles and all of them want to be the team that ends the Golden Rams streak.
Albany State shortstop Udeme Umana said "We just have to stay focused and know that every game is going to be competitive and just play our "A" game." .
Pitcher Antony Hunter said " Every senior class before us has won and we want to keep that tradition.
Anthony Hunter was the only Ram to be a first team all-conference selection.
Sonya Johnson and Verniece Graham are first team picks in softball and Ebony Jones and Tiffany Odom in tennis.
Sprinter Greg Bolden and high jumper Levern Spencer are the male and female athletes of the year in the SIAC in track.
The SIAC baseball tournament will be played at the Eames Complex.
The softball tournament at Highland and the tennis and track championships will be held at Albany State.
The SIAC Spring Sports Festival ends on Saturday.
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