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Former Trojan football player receives BCA scholarship

From Special Reports – Former Trojan student-athlete Carlos Stennis has been awarded the Ethnic Minority Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics by the Black Coaches Association.

The scholarship is a national award and offers minorities the opportunity to advance their studies in sports administration for future employment in the sport industry.

Stennis, who is currently a graduate student in the Sport and Fitness Management program at TSU, also recently accepted an internship position at the University of Tennessee. He will be working with former TSU track and field coach Charles Oliver in event management.

"Carlos is a very intelligent and personable young man," Oliver said. "I am very excited to know that he will join my staff as an intern for the 2002-2003 year."

Stennis, a native of Meridian, Miss., was a two-year letter-winner for TSU football coach Larry Blakeney as a defensive lineman. After playing the1998 and 1999 seasons at the University of Alabama, he transferred to TSU for his final two seasons of eligibility.

From 2000-2001, Stennis played in 16 games for the Trojans, racking up 25 tackles, including one for a loss of eight yards.