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c spire Baseball News

PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
PRCC Summer Showcase Set For July 16
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
All-State Standout Stillman Brings Plentiful Success To Tigers
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
PRCC Athletes Earn National Academic Honors
Four East Mississippi Community College Teams And Nine Student-athletes Recognized By NJCAA For Academic Achievement
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
JCJC Kids Baseball Camp Attracts 65 Youngsters
Former Ranger Cody Reed Selected For California-Carolina All-Star Game
SMCC Star Kade Scivicque Will Continue To Live The Dream After It Is Over
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Release Date: 7/1/2015
Pearl River Community College

KILN – Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter held its annual scholarship awards banquet June 30. Those receiving scholarships for the 2015_16 school year include, seated from left, Lena Cornwell of Diamondhead, Harleigh Bennett of Pearlington, Adrianna Hoda of Kiln and Danielle Ladner of Waveland; standing, chapter officer J. Larry Ladner, Anthony Pitalo, Donte’ Benoit and Dylan Moore, all of Bay St. Louis, and chapter officer Frank Ladner. Funds for the scholarships are raised annually in May with the Hancock County Alumni Chapter’s golf tournament.

KILN - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter office holders for the 2015_16 year are, from left, Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, Freda Cameron and J. Larry Ladner, both of Kiln.

c spire Men's Basketball News

PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Kids From Across Mississippi Flock To NEMCC For First Basketball Camp Of Summer
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Flanigan Named Court Coach For U.S. Pan American Men's Basketball Team Training Camp
Ulmer, McNeil Make News For Holmes Baseball
Ulmer, McNeil Make News For Holmes Baseball
Northeast Sharp Shooter Edwards Signs With Rising West Alabama
ICC To Host Final Round Of Summer League Basketball
ECCC’s Warriors Fundamental Basketball Camp Begins Monday
ICC To Host High School Basketball Summer League On Thursday
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Release Date: 7/1/2015
Pearl River Community College

KILN – Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter held its annual scholarship awards banquet June 30. Those receiving scholarships for the 2015_16 school year include, seated from left, Lena Cornwell of Diamondhead, Harleigh Bennett of Pearlington, Adrianna Hoda of Kiln and Danielle Ladner of Waveland; standing, chapter officer J. Larry Ladner, Anthony Pitalo, Donte’ Benoit and Dylan Moore, all of Bay St. Louis, and chapter officer Frank Ladner. Funds for the scholarships are raised annually in May with the Hancock County Alumni Chapter’s golf tournament.

KILN - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter office holders for the 2015_16 year are, from left, Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, Freda Cameron and J. Larry Ladner, both of Kiln.

c spire Women's Basketball News

PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Kids From Across Mississippi Flock To NEMCC For First Basketball Camp Of Summer
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
NJCAA All-American, All-SEC Star Sorrell-Howard Named NEMCC Assistant Coach
JCJC Holds Girls’ Basketball Camp
Nettles New PRCC Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach
ICC To Host Final Round Of Summer League Basketball
East Mississippi Community College To Hold One-day Basketball Camp June 22 On Scooba Campus
ICC Women's Basketball To Host Summer League On Wednesday
ICC To Host High School Basketball Summer League On Thursday
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Release Date: 7/1/2015
Pearl River Community College

KILN – Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter held its annual scholarship awards banquet June 30. Those receiving scholarships for the 2015_16 school year include, seated from left, Lena Cornwell of Diamondhead, Harleigh Bennett of Pearlington, Adrianna Hoda of Kiln and Danielle Ladner of Waveland; standing, chapter officer J. Larry Ladner, Anthony Pitalo, Donte’ Benoit and Dylan Moore, all of Bay St. Louis, and chapter officer Frank Ladner. Funds for the scholarships are raised annually in May with the Hancock County Alumni Chapter’s golf tournament.

KILN - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter office holders for the 2015_16 year are, from left, Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, Freda Cameron and J. Larry Ladner, both of Kiln.

c spire Football News

PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Sorrells New PRCC Assistant Football Coach
NJCAA, MACJC Academic Recognition Awarded To 32 JCJC Student-athletes
Four East Mississippi Community College Teams And Nine Student-athletes Recognized By NJCAA For Academic Achievement
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
NORTHEAST FOOTBALL TO HOST INAUGURAL SEVEN-ON-SEVEN, BIG MAN CAMPS
JCJC Holds Offensive Line/Defensive Line Camp
Greg Jenkins, NFL Player And MGCCC Alum, Returns To Help With Summer Camp
Bear Creek GC Hosts Sim Cooley Memorial Tourney
JCJC Holds Quarterback/Wide Receiver Camp
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Release Date: 7/1/2015
Pearl River Community College

KILN – Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter held its annual scholarship awards banquet June 30. Those receiving scholarships for the 2015_16 school year include, seated from left, Lena Cornwell of Diamondhead, Harleigh Bennett of Pearlington, Adrianna Hoda of Kiln and Danielle Ladner of Waveland; standing, chapter officer J. Larry Ladner, Anthony Pitalo, Donte’ Benoit and Dylan Moore, all of Bay St. Louis, and chapter officer Frank Ladner. Funds for the scholarships are raised annually in May with the Hancock County Alumni Chapter’s golf tournament.

KILN - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter office holders for the 2015_16 year are, from left, Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, Freda Cameron and J. Larry Ladner, both of Kiln.

c spire Golf News

ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
Hinds CC Golf To Host Tryout On July 24
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Four East Mississippi Community College Teams And Nine Student-athletes Recognized By NJCAA For Academic Achievement
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Lowery, Payn, & Leggett Captures 22nd Annual Wesson Golf Classic
Bear Creek GC Hosts Sim Cooley Memorial Tourney
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
CCC Baseball Golf Tournament Announcement
Ross Named NJCAA First Team All-American
Gulf Coast’s Hickam, Motter Finish Second At Nationals
Northeast Golf Day Four Results At NJCAA National Tournament
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
Release Date: 7/1/2015
East Central Community College

Several East Central Community College student-athletes and two sports teams have received state and national recognition for academic performance during the 2014-15 academic year on the Decatur campus.

In all, 20 student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association or the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or by both organizations.

On the national level, the NJCAA presents awards in three categories: NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (for those achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point average); NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.79 to 3.99 GPA); and NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6 to 3.79 GPA).

Receiving the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was Anna Katherine Nowell (softball) of Philadelphia.

Receiving the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement were Karoline Holsonback (softball) of Kennedy, Ala., Joseph Patrick (men’s tennis) of Morton, and Alana Walker (women’s soccer) of Pascagoula.

Receiving the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement were Ashlan Culberson (women’s soccer) of Brandon, Kristine Jenkins (women’s tennis) of Forest, Nicklas McNair (men’s soccer) of Philadelphia, William Myers (baseball) of Philadelphia, Hannah Peoples (women’s tennis) of Carthage, Dalton Smith (men’s soccer) of Florence, Mallory Turner (softball) of Collinsville, and Chance Whitten (baseball) of Batesville.

Academic honors presented to student-athletes on the state level include MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State (those earning a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA) and MACJC Academic All-State (3.25 to 3.79 GPA).

East Central Community College student-athletes receiving MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State were Karoline Holsonback, Anna Katherine Nowell, Joseph Patrick, and Alana Walker.

Receiving MACJC Academic All-State were Eliud Alvarez (men’s soccer) of Forest, Addie Ambrosier (women’s soccer) of Magee, Jerry Byrd (men’s soccer) of Biloxi, Tyler Cook (men’s soccer) of Saucier, Ashlan Culberson, Kristine Jenkins, Dylan Little (baseball) of Semmes, Ala., Kyle McCullouch (baseball) of Madison, Nicklas McNair, William Myers, Hannah Peoples, Dalton Smith, Mackenz Smith (women’s tennis) of Philadelphia, Tashiana Thompson (women’s basketball) of Lithonia, Ga., Mallory Turner, and Chance Whitten.

In addition to the individual awards, two of the college’s sports teams were both named the best in the state and the nation for academic performance for 2014-15.

The East Central women’s soccer program was named both the NJCAA and MACJC Women’s Soccer Academic Team of the Year for compiling an overall 3.53 grade-point average. It was the fourth such honor since the program began in 2005. The ECCC women’s softball program also was named both the NJCAA and MACJC Women’s Softball Academic Team of the Year for compiling an overall 3.63 grade-point average this past academic year.


c spire Rodeo News

Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Bull Rider Winston Cheek Paces East Mississippi To 25th-place Team Finish At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In College National Finals Rodeo In Casper, Wyo.
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
Will Tindall Signs Rodeo Scholarship With Northwest
EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Set To Host NIRA Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Kelsey Kennemer Leads EMCC Women To Team Rodeo Title At UA Cossatot-hosted Event In Arkansas
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
EMCC Women’s Rodeo Team Makes School History With First-place Finish In Fall Opener At Missouri Valley College
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
EMCC’s Fisher-Pruitt Team Roping Tandem Finishes 10th To Secure School-best, 28th-place Team Rodeo Finish At 2014 CNFR
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Release Date: 6/24/2015
Holmes Community College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA national office announced the recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards Wednesday. This year saw a record 1,936 student-athletes from 324 NJCAA member colleges earn national academic honors.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different sports. A record 3.31 percent of individuals competing in the association qualified for an academic award which is only available to student-athletes that have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.

Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor:Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA; Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA; and Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA.

Holmes Community College had 16 athletes receive honors from the NJCAA. Included in the list were: women's tennis, Laurie Alvis, Superior Academic Achievement; Jennifer Rule, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; Anna Shores, Superior Academic Achievement; and Katie Wood, Superior Academic Achievement; women's soccer, Mara Baker, Superior Academic Achievement; Aija Baker, Exemplary Academic Achievement; Courtney Vosika, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Emma Warren, Exemplary Academic Achievement; baseball, Tyler Hines, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Cody Shaw, Exemplary Academic Achievement; men's tennis, Justin Sawyer, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; softball, Brett Whitlock, Superior Academic Achievement; Lindsey Robbins, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; and Kelsey Kelly, Exemplary Academic Achievement; football, Tevin Roberts, Superior Academic Achievement; and men's soccer, Brad Simpson, Exemplary Academic Achievement.

The Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was presented to a record 185 student-athletes that earned a 4.0 grade-point average. There were 741 qualifiers for the Superior Academic Achievement Award, while 1,110 individuals claimed the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.


c spire Men's Soccer News

PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
JCJC Holds Boys Team Soccer Camp
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
ICC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Soccer Earns MACJC Academic Team Of The Year Honors
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
ECCC Women’s Soccer, Softball Teams Named NJCAA Academic Teams Of Year
Two ICC Soccer Standouts Sign With Delta State
ICC To Host 7-on-7 Soccer Tournament On Tuesday
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Release Date: 7/1/2015
Pearl River Community College

KILN – Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter held its annual scholarship awards banquet June 30. Those receiving scholarships for the 2015_16 school year include, seated from left, Lena Cornwell of Diamondhead, Harleigh Bennett of Pearlington, Adrianna Hoda of Kiln and Danielle Ladner of Waveland; standing, chapter officer J. Larry Ladner, Anthony Pitalo, Donte’ Benoit and Dylan Moore, all of Bay St. Louis, and chapter officer Frank Ladner. Funds for the scholarships are raised annually in May with the Hancock County Alumni Chapter’s golf tournament.

KILN - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter office holders for the 2015_16 year are, from left, Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, Freda Cameron and J. Larry Ladner, both of Kiln.

c spire Women's Soccer News

PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
ICC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Soccer Earns MACJC Academic Team Of The Year Honors
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Northwest To Host Women's Soccer ID Camp
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
ECCC Women’s Soccer, Softball Teams Named NJCAA Academic Teams Of Year
Two ICC Soccer Standouts Sign With Delta State
ICC To Host 7-on-7 Soccer Tournament On Tuesday
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
Release Date: 7/1/2015
Pearl River Community College

KILN – Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter held its annual scholarship awards banquet June 30. Those receiving scholarships for the 2015_16 school year include, seated from left, Lena Cornwell of Diamondhead, Harleigh Bennett of Pearlington, Adrianna Hoda of Kiln and Danielle Ladner of Waveland; standing, chapter officer J. Larry Ladner, Anthony Pitalo, Donte’ Benoit and Dylan Moore, all of Bay St. Louis, and chapter officer Frank Ladner. Funds for the scholarships are raised annually in May with the Hancock County Alumni Chapter’s golf tournament.

KILN - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter office holders for the 2015_16 year are, from left, Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, Freda Cameron and J. Larry Ladner, both of Kiln.

c spire Softball News

Holifield, Dew Help NJCAA All-Stars To Win Over Canadian Team
Dew, Holifield, Robinson Representing JCJC In Canadian Softball Event
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Vanlandingham Fulfils NCAA Division I Dream By Signing With Skyhawks
Four East Mississippi Community College Teams And Nine Student-athletes Recognized By NJCAA For Academic Achievement
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
MACJC Approves Statewide Conference For Softball
SMCC Head Softball Coach Patsy Sandifer Leaving SMCC
ECCC Women’s Soccer, Softball Teams Named NJCAA Academic Teams Of Year
Holifield, Dew Help NJCAA All-Stars To Win Over Canadian Team
Release Date: 7/4/2015
Jones County Junior College

SURREY, British Columbia – Jones County Junior College products Lauren Holifield and Tori Dew were instrumental in helping the NJCAA All-Stars split with the Canadian Junior National Team here Friday night in two exhibition games in the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.

Holifield homered, singled, scored twice and drove in a run as the NJCAA won the opener, 8-1. Dew led the team with three RBIs. Holfield’s homer was a walkoff in the fifth inning.

The NJCAA jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. In game two, Dew had a double and scored a run, but the NJCAA fell, 10-9. The NJCAA was down 2-0 after two innings, but scored seven runs in the third inning to take a 7-2 lead.

The game was tied 8-8 going into the seventh inning. The NJCAA scored a run in the top of the inning, but the Canadian Junior team won it with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Holifield’s home run was the only homer hit in both games by either team. Dew and Holifield are Southern Miss signees.

The tournament begins tonight (July 4) with the NJCAA taking on Basque Country-Spain at 8:30 CST. The NJCAA will also play exhibition games vs. two 18 and Under Gold Teams at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CST on Sunday.


c spire Tennis News

ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
Co-Lin Women’s Tennis Boasts Highest GPA In State
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Co-Lin Men’s Tennis Repeats As Top Academic Team
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
ECCC Names Jay Pacelli As New Men’s And Women’s Tennis Coach
ICC Tennis Programs Finishes In ITA Top 20
Both Bobcat Tennis Teams Finish Ranked In Top 20 In Final ITA Poll
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Nursing Students Inducted Into Honor Society, Receive Pins
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
ICC Earns Top 15 Finish In National Tennis Tournament
ICC’s Robbins Captures NJCAA Consolation Championship
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
Release Date: 7/1/2015
East Central Community College

Several East Central Community College student-athletes and two sports teams have received state and national recognition for academic performance during the 2014-15 academic year on the Decatur campus.

In all, 20 student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association or the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or by both organizations.

On the national level, the NJCAA presents awards in three categories: NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (for those achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point average); NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.79 to 3.99 GPA); and NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6 to 3.79 GPA).

Receiving the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was Anna Katherine Nowell (softball) of Philadelphia.

Receiving the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement were Karoline Holsonback (softball) of Kennedy, Ala., Joseph Patrick (men’s tennis) of Morton, and Alana Walker (women’s soccer) of Pascagoula.

Receiving the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement were Ashlan Culberson (women’s soccer) of Brandon, Kristine Jenkins (women’s tennis) of Forest, Nicklas McNair (men’s soccer) of Philadelphia, William Myers (baseball) of Philadelphia, Hannah Peoples (women’s tennis) of Carthage, Dalton Smith (men’s soccer) of Florence, Mallory Turner (softball) of Collinsville, and Chance Whitten (baseball) of Batesville.

Academic honors presented to student-athletes on the state level include MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State (those earning a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA) and MACJC Academic All-State (3.25 to 3.79 GPA).

East Central Community College student-athletes receiving MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State were Karoline Holsonback, Anna Katherine Nowell, Joseph Patrick, and Alana Walker.

Receiving MACJC Academic All-State were Eliud Alvarez (men’s soccer) of Forest, Addie Ambrosier (women’s soccer) of Magee, Jerry Byrd (men’s soccer) of Biloxi, Tyler Cook (men’s soccer) of Saucier, Ashlan Culberson, Kristine Jenkins, Dylan Little (baseball) of Semmes, Ala., Kyle McCullouch (baseball) of Madison, Nicklas McNair, William Myers, Hannah Peoples, Dalton Smith, Mackenz Smith (women’s tennis) of Philadelphia, Tashiana Thompson (women’s basketball) of Lithonia, Ga., Mallory Turner, and Chance Whitten.

In addition to the individual awards, two of the college’s sports teams were both named the best in the state and the nation for academic performance for 2014-15.

The East Central women’s soccer program was named both the NJCAA and MACJC Women’s Soccer Academic Team of the Year for compiling an overall 3.53 grade-point average. It was the fourth such honor since the program began in 2005. The ECCC women’s softball program also was named both the NJCAA and MACJC Women’s Softball Academic Team of the Year for compiling an overall 3.63 grade-point average this past academic year.


c spire Track News

Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Hinds CC Men’s And Women’s Track Signing Class Announced
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes 16th In The Nation At Outdoor Nationals
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Ends 2015 Campaign In 22nd Place At Outdoor Nationals
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
CCC Athletics Program Wraps Up 2014-15 With Banquet And Awards Ceremony
CCC Track Concludes 2015 Season At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Competes At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Wins 4x100 Relay At Jace LaCoste Invitational
CCC Track Runs In Jonesboro, Preps For Year-End Meet At Mississippi State
Inds CC Men’s T&F Wins Three Events At MCC Relay Invitationals
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes Eighth At MC Twilight Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Finishes In Sixth Place At MC Twilight Invitational
CCC Track Continues Success At Rhodes College
CCC Track And Field Opens 2015 Season
Hinds CC Men’s Has Two Top-six Finishes At NJCAA Indoor Nationals
Top Louisiana Hurdler Signs With Hinds CC Men’s Track & Field
CCC Track And Field Preps For Season Opener
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Release Date: 6/24/2015
Holmes Community College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA national office announced the recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards Wednesday. This year saw a record 1,936 student-athletes from 324 NJCAA member colleges earn national academic honors.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different sports. A record 3.31 percent of individuals competing in the association qualified for an academic award which is only available to student-athletes that have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.

Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor:Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA; Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA; and Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA.

Holmes Community College had 16 athletes receive honors from the NJCAA. Included in the list were: women's tennis, Laurie Alvis, Superior Academic Achievement; Jennifer Rule, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; Anna Shores, Superior Academic Achievement; and Katie Wood, Superior Academic Achievement; women's soccer, Mara Baker, Superior Academic Achievement; Aija Baker, Exemplary Academic Achievement; Courtney Vosika, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Emma Warren, Exemplary Academic Achievement; baseball, Tyler Hines, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Cody Shaw, Exemplary Academic Achievement; men's tennis, Justin Sawyer, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; softball, Brett Whitlock, Superior Academic Achievement; Lindsey Robbins, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; and Kelsey Kelly, Exemplary Academic Achievement; football, Tevin Roberts, Superior Academic Achievement; and men's soccer, Brad Simpson, Exemplary Academic Achievement.

The Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was presented to a record 185 student-athletes that earned a 4.0 grade-point average. There were 741 qualifiers for the Superior Academic Achievement Award, while 1,110 individuals claimed the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.