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Interim AD to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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Livingstone College Athletics SALISBURY – Interim Athletics Director and Head Men’s Golf coach, Andre Springs, has been selected for induction into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame (NBGHF). The induction ceremony and banquet will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Springs will join a list of other inductees who have made golf history including Joe Louis, Teddy Rhodes, Renee Powell, Calvin Peete, Jim Thorpe, Arnold Palmer and many others. Springs became the first freshman to win the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Golf Championship in addition to being named FSU’s Most Outstanding Freshman. He was also honored as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) All-American and All-CIAA Tournament team member. As the most valuable player for three consecutive years, Springs assisted his team to four consecutive CIAA Team Golf Championships. The Fayetteville Observer credited him with the title of “Mr. CIAA Golfer.” Springs earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Fayetteville State University in 1979. In 1990, Springs was the first golfer to be inducted into FSU’s Hall of Fame and the first student-athlete of his class. He served as the men’s golf coach for 20 years, where his teams won eight CIAA Golf Championships and three National Minority Golf Championships. His teams had five NCAA appearances. At Livingstone College, the men’s golf team won the CIAA Conference Academic Award in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020. He received Golf Coach of the Year for the CIAA …