At LeMoyne-Owen, coaches sport outreach to extend Magicians’ brand

As a track star at Melrose High School in the 1980s, Rochelle Stevens had athletic scholarship offers from multiple big-name colleges and universities. 

Given her talent, she may well have won Olympic Gold anywhere she laced up her cleats. 

But Stevens chose to lace ‘em up at Morgan State University, an HBCU. And now, as head coach of LeMoyne-Owen College’s rebooted track and field team, she’s asking a new generation of track stars to make the same choice she did: Choose an HBCU — specifically, of course, LeMoyne-Owen.