Charlotte, NC - Senior forward Rickey Porter added to his impressive list of state and national recognition on Monday when he was named to the 2016-17 NCCSIA Men's Basketball College Division All-State 1st Team. This is the second consecutive year that Porter has be so honored. In doing so, he becomes the first Johnson & Wales student-athlete to earn multiple first team All-State selections. He joins players from Pfeiffer, UNC-Pembroke, and Saint Augustine's on this year's team.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball, and baseball.
The full NCCSIA press release can be found here.