Black Student Athletics: Recent Years
In recent years there have been many Black student-athletes at the University of Idaho who have made significant strides in their athletic performance. Dr. Veneice Guillory played for the Vandal’s basketball team during the 2001-2002 season. Though she played only one season before injuring herself, her academic and professional interests led her to earn a PhD in cultural studies and social thought in education from Washington State University. She now works as an associate professor at San Jose State University in San Jose California.1 In 2022, Gevani McCoy, the Vandals football team’s quarterback, was awarded the Jerry Rice Award for the best freshman of the year.2 There are several other Black student-athletes at the University that, just as those before them, are continuing to set records and achievements at the University of Idaho.
- “Veneice Guillory,” San Jose State University, https://www.sjsu.edu/education/faculty/veneice-guillory-lacy.php. ↩
- Travis Green, “Idaho quarterback Gevani McCoy Captures Jerry Rice Award for Top Freshman in FCS,” KREM2 News, December 7, 2022, https://www.krem.com/article/sports/local-sports/idaho-quarterback-gevani-mccoy-jerry-rice-award-top-freshman-fcs/293-0bd60a06-651c-49ce-a5f4-ad157008e6e8. ↩