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c spire Baseball News

Former Tiger Peterson Completes Baseball Journey At Division II World Series
Big League Dream Comes True For ICC's Reed
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
43 MGCCC Student-athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Awards
JCJC’s Franklin Receives Gold Glove Award
ICC's Reed Named NJCAA All-American
Hoard, Stiglets, Robbins Named NJCAA DII All-Americans
ICC All-Americans Signs With North Alabama
ICC Baseball To Host Inaugural Fall League
LADY TIGERS BEGIN PACKED SUMMER OF HOOPS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL SKILLS CAMP
East Mississippi's Vijay Miller And Marcus Ragan Selected In Day 3 Of Major League Baseball Draft
Nineteen Bobcats Named NJCAA Academic All-Americans
ICC's Reed Drafted By The Texas Rangers
ICC Baseball To Host Inaugural Fall League
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
New Research Role Expands The Research Occurring At MS Sports Medicine
EMCC Reschedules Baseball Senior Showcase For Sunday, June 11, On Scooba Campus
Signing Week: Baseball
ICC Baseball To Host Inaugural Fall League
Former Tiger Peterson Completes Baseball Journey At Division II World Series
Release Date: 6/24/2017
Northeast Mississippi Community College

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - A former Northeast Mississippi Community College standout wrapped up his career on the diamond with an appearance on the grandest stage of collegiate baseball.

Former Tiger infielder Josh Peterson concluded his senior campaign at the University of North Georgia by capturing a berth to the NCAA Division II College World Series.

“It’s a surreal feeling,” said Peterson. “After our first meeting last August, coach (Tom Cantrell) said this is a good team and a championship level team. It was one of the greatest feelings to realize that after all the hard work, practices, blood, sweat and tears that we finally achieved our goal.

“This team was a special group of guys and I love them all. We had a lot of very talented ball players. It boiled down to how close we were and how much we trusted each other. To go out to Texas with them was just amazing.”

Peterson and the Nighthawks had a special year overall that included a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) regular season championship and the inaugural No. 1 national ranking in program history.

North Georgia reached the semifinal round of the PBC Tournament before receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional hosted by Mount Olive (N.C.) University.

Peterson’s Nighthawks went undefeated through the regional competition and defeated Catawba (N.C.) College by a 5-4 margin in the title matchup to advance to their first-ever NCAA Division II championship round.

North Georgia completed its historic campaign with setbacks to West Chester (Pa.) University and Delta State University at the NCAA Division II College World Series, which was held at AirHogs Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Peterson compiled a .333 batting average during his final season at the Dahlonega, Ga., based school. He added four doubles, one triple, one home run and nine RBIs for the Nighthawks.

The 6-4, 220-pound left-hander served primarily as a designated hitter for North Georgia. Peterson also saw action at first base on occasion, especially during his junior year.

He was a career .261 hitter for the Nighthawks with a .393 on-base percentage as well. Peterson earned several honors at North Georgia, including the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Award and recognition as a PBC Presidential Scholar.

“I enjoyed it and soaked it all in,” Peterson said. “I felt like a big leaguer. That’s the way they treated you out there. These are the times that I’ll look back on when I’m older. This was an amazing experience and I was truly blessed to be a part of it.”

The trip to the Lone Star State with the Nighthawks was the culmination of a fantastic adventure around the country for Peterson that centered around the sport of baseball.

Peterson was an exceptional athlete at Ralston Valley (Colo.) High School and earned second-team all-conference accolades from the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSSA).

Northeast headman Richy Harrelson, who was then an assistant coach under current athletic director Kent Farris, saw Peterson compete at the Keith Hagan Memorial All-American Classic in Memphis, Tenn., and recruited him to Booneville.

“He’s just a great all-around kid,” said Harrelson. “He worked hard at practice and extremely hard in the weight room. He’s going to be extremely successful in whatever he wants to do because of the way he handles his business.”

Peterson compiled a .234 batting average over two years with the Tigers. He also tallied eight doubles, two home runs, 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored during his tenure in the City of Hospitality.

The Arvada, Colo., native garnered the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement after his sophomore season at Northeast for accumulating a 3.68 grade point average (GPA).

Peterson was also a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State selection. He helped the Tigers reach the playoffs and host the MACJC State Tournament as a freshman.

“I’m very blessed to have had the journey that I had,” Peterson said. “The opportunity that Northeast gave me to come and play was awesome. I’m definitely indebted to them and I love that program.

“Coming out to Georgia really rounded everything off. I’ve met a lot of great people and made a lot of great friends that I’m going to be close with hopefully for a long time to come. It’s just been a dream come true.”

c spire Men's Basketball News

School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
MGCCC Postpones Basketball Camp
JCJC Holds Elite Basketball Camp July 10
ICC To Host Final Day Of Boys Basketball Summer League Play
LADY TIGERS BEGIN PACKED SUMMER OF HOOPS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL SKILLS CAMP
Trio Of ICC Men's Basketball Players Headed To The Next Level
June 15 Schedule For The ICC Boys Basketball Summer League
JCJC Holds Kids Basketball Camp
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
JCJC’s Stevens Named NABC All-American
MGCCC Signing Week: Men¹s Basketball
MGCCC Signing Week: Women¹s Basketball
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
PRCC Hosting Summer Camps In Soccer, Softball
ICC To Host NEMBCA All-Star Games This Weekend
JCJC Hosts Several Summer Sports Camps
ICC To Host Annual Boys’ Basketball Summer League
Tristan Moore Embracing Professional Basketball Opportunity In Mexico
SMCC Men's Basketball To Hold Camp
SMCC's Assistant Hoops Coach, Farrell, Returns To Dayton
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA - A school-record 46 East Mississippi Community College student-athletes have earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for their classroom efforts during the 2016-17 school year. In addition, the EMCC softball and women's basketball programs posted state-best team grade point averages for their respective sports.

Included among EMCC's academic recipients were 28 freshmen and 18 sophomores representing all six of the school's MACJC-affiliated sports programs. Coach Kyndall White's softball Lions again headlined this past academic year by having 17 of their 19 rostered players maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or higher, including eight Distinguished Academic All-State honorees (3.8 GPA or higher) and four players (Mallory Vance, Ciara Steward, Sydney Olander and Carly Thompson) with perfect 4.00 GPAs.

Vance, an all-state outfielder, highlighted East Mississippi's contingent of individual recipients with her perfect cumulative 4.00 GPA achieved during her two years on the Scooba campus. The West Lauderdale High School product was EMCC's 2016-17 student recipient of the HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) award and has been accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Program. On the field as a two-year starter for the Lions, Vance batted .388 for her collegiate career with 109 total hits, 71 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.

Also helping to contribute to the softball program's state-high 3.64 team GPA were four other Distinguished Academic All-State recipients (Jordan Self-3.90, Rebekah Williams-3.90, Ashley Vickers-3.82 & Danielle Darmohray-3.81) and an additional nine Academic All-State selections with GPAs between 3.25-3.79 (AG Stewart-3.71, Layton Sills-3.70, Jourdan Jones-3.67, Madison Jacques-3.63, Kiera Phillips-3.59, Rachel Rooney-3.57, Treasure Lynch-3.44, Kendall Wilkinson-3.34 & Kaitlyn Brannon-3.31).

Coach Chris Rose's EMCC baseball Lions featured a dozen academic honorees that contributed to the team's 3.05 composite GPA for the 2016-17 school year. Headlining baseball's list were Distinguished Academic All-State recipients Corley Reynolds (3.88) and Lane Colson (3.80) followed by Garrett Ainsworth (3.78), Wesley Leamon (3.75) and Mike Farnell (3.61). Also recognized from the diamond were Walker Kelly (3.58), Austin Lowther (3.53), Cole Whitman (3.51), Alex Knight (3.45), Wesley Grantham (3.41), Luke Templeton (3.38) and Tucker Calhoun (3.25).

EMCC women's basketball, under the guidance of veteran head coach Sharon Thompson, also led the MACJC with a state-best 3.19 team grade point average during this past school year. With Kimmie Jackson (3.90 GPA) leading the way as a Distinguished Academic All-State honoree, the EMCC women's hoops quintet was also represented by Academic All-State selections Adriane Peters (3.52), Kaisah Lucky (3.50), Robrieka Finn (3.31) and Anissia May (3.25).

Coach Buddy Stephens' reigning MACJC state championship football team was also well represented academically with Distinguished Academic All-State pick Raleigh Wood IV (3.86) pacing seven gridiron team members who helped the Lions to a 2.88 team GPA. Also honored were Taury Dixon (3.44), Walter Barnes (3.40), Tyrell Price (3.38), Denzel Bonner (3.29), Ty Williams (3.29) and Taylor Crabtree (3.28).

Mississippi State men's basketball walk-on transfer Mitch Storm (3.91) garnered Distinguished Academic All-State laurels by leading a trio from Coach Billy Begley's Lions squad that also recorded a 2.88 composite GPA this past season. Keith Harris and Jordon Lee followed with matching 3.33 GPAs for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rounding out EMCC's successful school year in the classroom were MACJC Academic All-State recipients Eli Hemphill (3.78) and Kent Vaughn (3.50) from Coach Benji Williams' golf team that posted a collective 2.84 GPA in 2016-17.

c spire Women's Basketball News

School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Reese Looking For Another National Title
MGCCC Postpones Basketball Camp
JCJC Holds Elite Basketball Camp July 10
LADY TIGERS BEGIN PACKED SUMMER OF HOOPS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL SKILLS CAMP
Three ICC Women's Basketball Players Moving To The Next Level
JCJC Holds Kids Basketball Camp
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
Former EMCC Hoops Star Quantesha Patterson Signs With Delta State
TWO-TIME NEMCC LEADING SCORER WILBANKS SIGNS WITH CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
PRCC Hosting Summer Camps In Soccer, Softball
ICC To Host NEMBCA All-Star Games This Weekend
JCJC Hosts Several Summer Sports Camps
Cartee Signs With Lady Bears
Adams Named MGCCC Women’s Basketball Coach
Holmes CC Sophomore Forward Lauren Brooks Signs With Belhaven
2017 Eagle Award Recipients Announced
Southwest Guard, Shalisa Hawthorne, Signs With Belhaven University
Ratcliffe Signs With MC; Tate Heads To Belhaven
Lady Bobcats Ink Six To Basketball Scholarships
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA - A school-record 46 East Mississippi Community College student-athletes have earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for their classroom efforts during the 2016-17 school year. In addition, the EMCC softball and women's basketball programs posted state-best team grade point averages for their respective sports.

Included among EMCC's academic recipients were 28 freshmen and 18 sophomores representing all six of the school's MACJC-affiliated sports programs. Coach Kyndall White's softball Lions again headlined this past academic year by having 17 of their 19 rostered players maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or higher, including eight Distinguished Academic All-State honorees (3.8 GPA or higher) and four players (Mallory Vance, Ciara Steward, Sydney Olander and Carly Thompson) with perfect 4.00 GPAs.

Vance, an all-state outfielder, highlighted East Mississippi's contingent of individual recipients with her perfect cumulative 4.00 GPA achieved during her two years on the Scooba campus. The West Lauderdale High School product was EMCC's 2016-17 student recipient of the HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) award and has been accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Program. On the field as a two-year starter for the Lions, Vance batted .388 for her collegiate career with 109 total hits, 71 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.

Also helping to contribute to the softball program's state-high 3.64 team GPA were four other Distinguished Academic All-State recipients (Jordan Self-3.90, Rebekah Williams-3.90, Ashley Vickers-3.82 & Danielle Darmohray-3.81) and an additional nine Academic All-State selections with GPAs between 3.25-3.79 (AG Stewart-3.71, Layton Sills-3.70, Jourdan Jones-3.67, Madison Jacques-3.63, Kiera Phillips-3.59, Rachel Rooney-3.57, Treasure Lynch-3.44, Kendall Wilkinson-3.34 & Kaitlyn Brannon-3.31).

Coach Chris Rose's EMCC baseball Lions featured a dozen academic honorees that contributed to the team's 3.05 composite GPA for the 2016-17 school year. Headlining baseball's list were Distinguished Academic All-State recipients Corley Reynolds (3.88) and Lane Colson (3.80) followed by Garrett Ainsworth (3.78), Wesley Leamon (3.75) and Mike Farnell (3.61). Also recognized from the diamond were Walker Kelly (3.58), Austin Lowther (3.53), Cole Whitman (3.51), Alex Knight (3.45), Wesley Grantham (3.41), Luke Templeton (3.38) and Tucker Calhoun (3.25).

EMCC women's basketball, under the guidance of veteran head coach Sharon Thompson, also led the MACJC with a state-best 3.19 team grade point average during this past school year. With Kimmie Jackson (3.90 GPA) leading the way as a Distinguished Academic All-State honoree, the EMCC women's hoops quintet was also represented by Academic All-State selections Adriane Peters (3.52), Kaisah Lucky (3.50), Robrieka Finn (3.31) and Anissia May (3.25).

Coach Buddy Stephens' reigning MACJC state championship football team was also well represented academically with Distinguished Academic All-State pick Raleigh Wood IV (3.86) pacing seven gridiron team members who helped the Lions to a 2.88 team GPA. Also honored were Taury Dixon (3.44), Walter Barnes (3.40), Tyrell Price (3.38), Denzel Bonner (3.29), Ty Williams (3.29) and Taylor Crabtree (3.28).

Mississippi State men's basketball walk-on transfer Mitch Storm (3.91) garnered Distinguished Academic All-State laurels by leading a trio from Coach Billy Begley's Lions squad that also recorded a 2.88 composite GPA this past season. Keith Harris and Jordon Lee followed with matching 3.33 GPAs for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rounding out EMCC's successful school year in the classroom were MACJC Academic All-State recipients Eli Hemphill (3.78) and Kent Vaughn (3.50) from Coach Benji Williams' golf team that posted a collective 2.84 GPA in 2016-17.

c spire Football News

Abby Jenkins Hired As Athletic Academic Advisor At East Mississippi Community College
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Reserved Football Tickets, All-sports Pass On Sale At PRCC
Bobcats Ranked No. 19 In Street And Smith’s Preseason Poll
Cliff Collins Returns To EMCC Football Coaching Staff As Lions’ Defensive Coordinator
Egger Will Serve As PRCC’s Head Coach In 2017
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
MGCCC Football Plays Five Home Games In 2017
Northwest Earns No. 13 Preseason Ranking By Street & Smith’s 2017 College Football Preview Magazine.
ICC’s Williams Named Street & Smith’s Super Sophomore
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
EMCC Lions Earn No. 3 Preseason National Ranking By Street & Smith’s 2017 College Football Preview
TIGERS TO BUILD UPON TOP TEN SEASON WITH SCHEDULE THAT FEATURES FIVE HOME GAMES
ICC Football Sends Two To The Next Level
ECCC Football Coach Karcher Again Named MAC ‘Coach Of The Year’
Reigning MACJC State Champion EMCC Lions Announce 2017 Football Schedule
East Central Community College Announces 2017 Football Schedule
JCJC Hosts Several Summer Sports Camps
Registration Is Open For The ICC Football Golf Tournament
Abby Jenkins Hired As Athletic Academic Advisor At East Mississippi Community College
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Abby Jenkins has been hired as athletic academic advisor at East Mississippi Community College, as announced recently by EMCC Director of Athletics Dr. Randall Bradberry.

In her role, Jenkins is responsible for monitoring the academic well-being of EMCC’s student-athletes. In acting as a liaison between the EMCC faculty, student-athletes and coaches, she assists in course selection and also monitors the daily academic progress of all student-athletes on the Scooba campus.

“I am so excited about the new opportunity in front of me,” Jenkins said. “I can’t wait to take the experience and knowledge I have gained through the years to help the students here at EMCC.”

Jenkins enters the collegiate working ranks after having served as a guidance counselor for the Philadelphia Public Schools since 2009. Following her three-year stint working at the elementary school level, she was elevated to the high school/middle school counseling ranks prior to the 2012-13 academic year. Jenkins’ primary responsibilities as guidance counselor included advising students on class scheduling and career pathways while also assisting them during the college application process.

Jenkins’ college education career began at the junior college level during a year at East Central Community College in Decatur. After earning her undergraduate degree in secondary education with a minor in social studies from Mississippi College in 2004, she taught world geography for a year at Lamar School in Meridian before beginning her counseling career at her high school alma mater, Leake Academy in Madden.

During her four-year working stint at Leake Academy, where she also taught psychology and Mississippi history, Jenkins continued her higher education by obtaining her master’s degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama in 2007. In addition to being a member of the Mississippi Counseling Association, she has completed the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership Program and has been specially trained through the National Institute for School Leadership for dropout prevention.

“Helping students is my passion,” Jenkins continued. “Our children are our future, and educators have a great responsibility to get them all to the next level. To me, the next level is ensuring they are productive citizens in whatever pathway they choose.”

The former Abby Loper and her husband, Ryan, are both natives of Neshoba County. They are the parents of two boys, Hayden, 10, and Henley, 8.

c spire Golf News

School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
MGCCC Signing Week: Golf
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
EMCC’s Joey Partin Earns All-America Honors At NJCAA Division II Golf Championship
Troxler Wins National Title For 2nd-place MGCCC
Gulf Coast 18 Holes Away From Title
Bulldogs Lead NJCAA Tourney By 8
PRCC Alumni Golf Tournament June 3
Gulf Coast Leads NJCAAs After 18
Troxler Picks Up Ping All-American
Golf Bulldogs Head To NJCAA Tournament
Registration Is Open For The ICC Football Golf Tournament
Deadline To Enter ECCC's Warrior Golf Classic May 8
Registration Is Open For The ICC Football Golf Tournament
Co-Lin Wins NJCAA District D Championship
EMCC Freshman Joey Partin Qualifies For NJCAA DII Golf Championship; Lions Place Fourth At District Tourney
No. 6 MGCCC Earns 10th Straight Trip To Nationals
No. 6 Gulf Coast In 4th At District Tourney
Registration Is Open For The ICC Football Golf Tournament
ICC Golf Punches Ticket To NJCAA Region 23 Tournament
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA - A school-record 46 East Mississippi Community College student-athletes have earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for their classroom efforts during the 2016-17 school year. In addition, the EMCC softball and women's basketball programs posted state-best team grade point averages for their respective sports.

Included among EMCC's academic recipients were 28 freshmen and 18 sophomores representing all six of the school's MACJC-affiliated sports programs. Coach Kyndall White's softball Lions again headlined this past academic year by having 17 of their 19 rostered players maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or higher, including eight Distinguished Academic All-State honorees (3.8 GPA or higher) and four players (Mallory Vance, Ciara Steward, Sydney Olander and Carly Thompson) with perfect 4.00 GPAs.

Vance, an all-state outfielder, highlighted East Mississippi's contingent of individual recipients with her perfect cumulative 4.00 GPA achieved during her two years on the Scooba campus. The West Lauderdale High School product was EMCC's 2016-17 student recipient of the HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) award and has been accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Program. On the field as a two-year starter for the Lions, Vance batted .388 for her collegiate career with 109 total hits, 71 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.

Also helping to contribute to the softball program's state-high 3.64 team GPA were four other Distinguished Academic All-State recipients (Jordan Self-3.90, Rebekah Williams-3.90, Ashley Vickers-3.82 & Danielle Darmohray-3.81) and an additional nine Academic All-State selections with GPAs between 3.25-3.79 (AG Stewart-3.71, Layton Sills-3.70, Jourdan Jones-3.67, Madison Jacques-3.63, Kiera Phillips-3.59, Rachel Rooney-3.57, Treasure Lynch-3.44, Kendall Wilkinson-3.34 & Kaitlyn Brannon-3.31).

Coach Chris Rose's EMCC baseball Lions featured a dozen academic honorees that contributed to the team's 3.05 composite GPA for the 2016-17 school year. Headlining baseball's list were Distinguished Academic All-State recipients Corley Reynolds (3.88) and Lane Colson (3.80) followed by Garrett Ainsworth (3.78), Wesley Leamon (3.75) and Mike Farnell (3.61). Also recognized from the diamond were Walker Kelly (3.58), Austin Lowther (3.53), Cole Whitman (3.51), Alex Knight (3.45), Wesley Grantham (3.41), Luke Templeton (3.38) and Tucker Calhoun (3.25).

EMCC women's basketball, under the guidance of veteran head coach Sharon Thompson, also led the MACJC with a state-best 3.19 team grade point average during this past school year. With Kimmie Jackson (3.90 GPA) leading the way as a Distinguished Academic All-State honoree, the EMCC women's hoops quintet was also represented by Academic All-State selections Adriane Peters (3.52), Kaisah Lucky (3.50), Robrieka Finn (3.31) and Anissia May (3.25).

Coach Buddy Stephens' reigning MACJC state championship football team was also well represented academically with Distinguished Academic All-State pick Raleigh Wood IV (3.86) pacing seven gridiron team members who helped the Lions to a 2.88 team GPA. Also honored were Taury Dixon (3.44), Walter Barnes (3.40), Tyrell Price (3.38), Denzel Bonner (3.29), Ty Williams (3.29) and Taylor Crabtree (3.28).

Mississippi State men's basketball walk-on transfer Mitch Storm (3.91) garnered Distinguished Academic All-State laurels by leading a trio from Coach Billy Begley's Lions squad that also recorded a 2.88 composite GPA this past season. Keith Harris and Jordon Lee followed with matching 3.33 GPAs for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rounding out EMCC's successful school year in the classroom were MACJC Academic All-State recipients Eli Hemphill (3.78) and Kent Vaughn (3.50) from Coach Benji Williams' golf team that posted a collective 2.84 GPA in 2016-17.

c spire Rodeo News

EMCC Posts Second Straight Top 10 Team Finish At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
PRCC’s Burks Finishes Third At National Finals Rodeo
PRCC’s Burks Ready To Compete At National Finals Rodeo
EMCC Set To Make First Team Appearance At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Qualifies For College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
PRCC’s Burks Earns Spot At National Finals Rodeo
PRCC’s Burks Closing In On Spot In National Finals Rodeo
EMCC Men Finish Fourth At Northwest Mississippi-hosted Ranger Rodeo
ECCC To Hold Orientation Session For New Students April 28
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Finishes Fourth At UT Martin-hosted Event
PRCC Freshman Finishes Second At Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo
East Mississippi Men Place Fourth At Regional Rodeo Event Hosted By Arkansas-Monticello
Runner-up Men’s Team Finish Highlights EMCC-hosted Rodeo At Lauderdale County Agri-Center
EMCC Set To Host Intercollegiate Rodeo At Lauderdale County Agri-Center
PRCC Rodeo Hosts Fundraiser
EMCC Lions Earn Hoops Split At Rival East Central With 76-62 Men’s Win And Narrow 66-65 Women’s Setback
EMCC Men’s Rodeo Team Wins Second Straight Regional Event To Climb To Second In NIRA Ozark Region Standings
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
PRCC Rodeo Team Has Successful Weekend At Murray State
EMCC Posts Second Straight Top 10 Team Finish At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
Release Date: 6/21/2017
East Mississippi Community College

CASPER, Wyoming - The East Mississippi Community College men's rodeo team earned a second straight Top 10 national finish by placing seventh this past week at the season-ending College National Finals Rodeo. The week-long event concluded Saturday night at the Casper Events Center.

With five competitors making up EMCC's first-ever CNFR appearance as a team, Coach Morgan Goodrich's Lions recorded 425 points to finish seventh overall nationally and first among the 11 teams affiliated with the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).

Individually for East Mississippi, sophomore Marcus Theriot was bidding to repeat as the CNFR's All-around cowboy champion after single-handedly amassing 510 points to lead the Lions to last year's fifth-place national finish among the team standings. However, this year's national title escaped the Poplarville native during Saturday night's short go in the tie down roping event. As Theriot was preparing to defend his national championship in his specialty event, his calf was released out of the chute as he and his horse were turning in the box. The judges reportedly ruled that Theriot had nodded to signal he was ready, so he did not receive a score for the run.

Entering Saturday night's short go leading the All-around men's standings with 165 total points, Theriot had to settle for a third-place showing in his repeat title quest after finishing behind McNeese State's Cole Frey (243.3 points) and Bubba Boots of Northwest College (190.8). Theriot did earn 90 points in the tie down roping event with an aggregate score of 29.2 seconds (8.8/10.0/10.4) accrued through the first three rounds leading up to Saturday's finals. He also recorded 75 points when he paired with UT Martin's Douglas Rich to win the second round of team roping with a 5.4-second effort.

The highlight of Saturday's finals for EMCC was heeler Ethan Wheeler pairing with UT Martin's Ross Mitchell to claim short-go honors in the team roping competition with a winning run of 5.5 seconds. The tandem's composite score of 28.1 seconds (6.6/8.2/7.8/5.5) during the week collected 180 points for each roper and garnered a second-place overall finish.

The Lions' team scoring at the CNFR was rounded out with Tristan Martin's 80 points earned during the week's steer wrestling competition. The former McNeese State University transfer placed third with a 4.5-second run during the second round followed by a 4.8 effort to tie for sixth place a round later.

Also competing for EMCC during the week in Casper was North Pontotoc High School product Cooper Christensen in the steer wrestling event along with Jace Harris team roping with Cooper Lee from Southern Arkansas University. Panhandle State University, out of Oklahoma, claimed the men's team championship with 827.5 total points followed by San Houston State University (715 pts) and Tarleton State University (690). While also featuring the women's All-around champion Loni Lester (245 pts), Sam Houston State (485 pts) won the women's team title over the University of Wyoming (355) and Eastern New Mexico University (345).

c spire Men's Soccer News

School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Bulldogs Soccer Announces Schedule
ICC To Host Summer 7-v-7 Tournaments This Week
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
MGCCC Signing Week: Men¹s Soccer
PRCC Hosting Summer Camps In Soccer, Softball
JCJC Hosts Several Summer Sports Camps
ICC’s Blake Signs With Belhaven
SMCC's Alisiardi And Mallet Sign Scholarships To Continue Their Academic And Playing Careers
Bobcat Soccer Academy Summer Camp Set For June 6-9
ECCC To Hold Orientation Session For New Students April 28
Mississippi Sports Medicine Hosts Renown Surgeon For Educational Weekend
JCJC’s Gilliland, Robins Sign With William Carey
Lance Crabtree Inks Soccer Scholarship To LSUA
Leon Powell Chosen To Rekindle East Mississippi Community College’s Women’s Soccer Program
MGCCC Schedules Soccer Tryouts
Northwest Women's Soccer ID Camp Announced
ICC Announces Soccer Tryouts For February
ICC’s Hunt Earns Back-to-back All-State Honors
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA - A school-record 46 East Mississippi Community College student-athletes have earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for their classroom efforts during the 2016-17 school year. In addition, the EMCC softball and women's basketball programs posted state-best team grade point averages for their respective sports.

Included among EMCC's academic recipients were 28 freshmen and 18 sophomores representing all six of the school's MACJC-affiliated sports programs. Coach Kyndall White's softball Lions again headlined this past academic year by having 17 of their 19 rostered players maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or higher, including eight Distinguished Academic All-State honorees (3.8 GPA or higher) and four players (Mallory Vance, Ciara Steward, Sydney Olander and Carly Thompson) with perfect 4.00 GPAs.

Vance, an all-state outfielder, highlighted East Mississippi's contingent of individual recipients with her perfect cumulative 4.00 GPA achieved during her two years on the Scooba campus. The West Lauderdale High School product was EMCC's 2016-17 student recipient of the HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) award and has been accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Program. On the field as a two-year starter for the Lions, Vance batted .388 for her collegiate career with 109 total hits, 71 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.

Also helping to contribute to the softball program's state-high 3.64 team GPA were four other Distinguished Academic All-State recipients (Jordan Self-3.90, Rebekah Williams-3.90, Ashley Vickers-3.82 & Danielle Darmohray-3.81) and an additional nine Academic All-State selections with GPAs between 3.25-3.79 (AG Stewart-3.71, Layton Sills-3.70, Jourdan Jones-3.67, Madison Jacques-3.63, Kiera Phillips-3.59, Rachel Rooney-3.57, Treasure Lynch-3.44, Kendall Wilkinson-3.34 & Kaitlyn Brannon-3.31).

Coach Chris Rose's EMCC baseball Lions featured a dozen academic honorees that contributed to the team's 3.05 composite GPA for the 2016-17 school year. Headlining baseball's list were Distinguished Academic All-State recipients Corley Reynolds (3.88) and Lane Colson (3.80) followed by Garrett Ainsworth (3.78), Wesley Leamon (3.75) and Mike Farnell (3.61). Also recognized from the diamond were Walker Kelly (3.58), Austin Lowther (3.53), Cole Whitman (3.51), Alex Knight (3.45), Wesley Grantham (3.41), Luke Templeton (3.38) and Tucker Calhoun (3.25).

EMCC women's basketball, under the guidance of veteran head coach Sharon Thompson, also led the MACJC with a state-best 3.19 team grade point average during this past school year. With Kimmie Jackson (3.90 GPA) leading the way as a Distinguished Academic All-State honoree, the EMCC women's hoops quintet was also represented by Academic All-State selections Adriane Peters (3.52), Kaisah Lucky (3.50), Robrieka Finn (3.31) and Anissia May (3.25).

Coach Buddy Stephens' reigning MACJC state championship football team was also well represented academically with Distinguished Academic All-State pick Raleigh Wood IV (3.86) pacing seven gridiron team members who helped the Lions to a 2.88 team GPA. Also honored were Taury Dixon (3.44), Walter Barnes (3.40), Tyrell Price (3.38), Denzel Bonner (3.29), Ty Williams (3.29) and Taylor Crabtree (3.28).

Mississippi State men's basketball walk-on transfer Mitch Storm (3.91) garnered Distinguished Academic All-State laurels by leading a trio from Coach Billy Begley's Lions squad that also recorded a 2.88 composite GPA this past season. Keith Harris and Jordon Lee followed with matching 3.33 GPAs for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rounding out EMCC's successful school year in the classroom were MACJC Academic All-State recipients Eli Hemphill (3.78) and Kent Vaughn (3.50) from Coach Benji Williams' golf team that posted a collective 2.84 GPA in 2016-17.

c spire Women's Soccer News

School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
MGCCC Women’s Soccer Announces Schedule
ICC To Host Summer 7-v-7 Tournaments This Week
ICC's Branch Signs With Delta State Soccer
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
MGCCC Signing Week: Women¹s Soccer
PRCC Hosting Summer Camps In Soccer, Softball
JCJC Hosts Several Summer Sports Camps
SMCC's Kennedy Mount Signs To Collegiate Continue Career With Belhaven
Lady Bobcat Soccer Players Sign With Senior Colleges
PRCC Sophomore Schwartz Signs With Delta State
EMCC To Hold Women’s Soccer Tryouts April 25 And 27 At Columbus Soccer Complex
ECCC To Hold Orientation Session For New Students April 28
Eight Holmes Lady Bulldogs Soccer Players Sign Letters Of Intent
Mississippi Sports Medicine Hosts Renown Surgeon For Educational Weekend
Lance Crabtree Inks Soccer Scholarship To LSUA
Lasher Announces Commitment To University Of The Ozarks
Byrd, Laurent Sign To Continue Collegiate Soccer Careers
East Mississippi Community College To Hold Three Women’s Soccer Tryouts During The Coming Week
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA - A school-record 46 East Mississippi Community College student-athletes have earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for their classroom efforts during the 2016-17 school year. In addition, the EMCC softball and women's basketball programs posted state-best team grade point averages for their respective sports.

Included among EMCC's academic recipients were 28 freshmen and 18 sophomores representing all six of the school's MACJC-affiliated sports programs. Coach Kyndall White's softball Lions again headlined this past academic year by having 17 of their 19 rostered players maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or higher, including eight Distinguished Academic All-State honorees (3.8 GPA or higher) and four players (Mallory Vance, Ciara Steward, Sydney Olander and Carly Thompson) with perfect 4.00 GPAs.

Vance, an all-state outfielder, highlighted East Mississippi's contingent of individual recipients with her perfect cumulative 4.00 GPA achieved during her two years on the Scooba campus. The West Lauderdale High School product was EMCC's 2016-17 student recipient of the HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) award and has been accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Program. On the field as a two-year starter for the Lions, Vance batted .388 for her collegiate career with 109 total hits, 71 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.

Also helping to contribute to the softball program's state-high 3.64 team GPA were four other Distinguished Academic All-State recipients (Jordan Self-3.90, Rebekah Williams-3.90, Ashley Vickers-3.82 & Danielle Darmohray-3.81) and an additional nine Academic All-State selections with GPAs between 3.25-3.79 (AG Stewart-3.71, Layton Sills-3.70, Jourdan Jones-3.67, Madison Jacques-3.63, Kiera Phillips-3.59, Rachel Rooney-3.57, Treasure Lynch-3.44, Kendall Wilkinson-3.34 & Kaitlyn Brannon-3.31).

Coach Chris Rose's EMCC baseball Lions featured a dozen academic honorees that contributed to the team's 3.05 composite GPA for the 2016-17 school year. Headlining baseball's list were Distinguished Academic All-State recipients Corley Reynolds (3.88) and Lane Colson (3.80) followed by Garrett Ainsworth (3.78), Wesley Leamon (3.75) and Mike Farnell (3.61). Also recognized from the diamond were Walker Kelly (3.58), Austin Lowther (3.53), Cole Whitman (3.51), Alex Knight (3.45), Wesley Grantham (3.41), Luke Templeton (3.38) and Tucker Calhoun (3.25).

EMCC women's basketball, under the guidance of veteran head coach Sharon Thompson, also led the MACJC with a state-best 3.19 team grade point average during this past school year. With Kimmie Jackson (3.90 GPA) leading the way as a Distinguished Academic All-State honoree, the EMCC women's hoops quintet was also represented by Academic All-State selections Adriane Peters (3.52), Kaisah Lucky (3.50), Robrieka Finn (3.31) and Anissia May (3.25).

Coach Buddy Stephens' reigning MACJC state championship football team was also well represented academically with Distinguished Academic All-State pick Raleigh Wood IV (3.86) pacing seven gridiron team members who helped the Lions to a 2.88 team GPA. Also honored were Taury Dixon (3.44), Walter Barnes (3.40), Tyrell Price (3.38), Denzel Bonner (3.29), Ty Williams (3.29) and Taylor Crabtree (3.28).

Mississippi State men's basketball walk-on transfer Mitch Storm (3.91) garnered Distinguished Academic All-State laurels by leading a trio from Coach Billy Begley's Lions squad that also recorded a 2.88 composite GPA this past season. Keith Harris and Jordon Lee followed with matching 3.33 GPAs for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rounding out EMCC's successful school year in the classroom were MACJC Academic All-State recipients Eli Hemphill (3.78) and Kent Vaughn (3.50) from Coach Benji Williams' golf team that posted a collective 2.84 GPA in 2016-17.

c spire Softball News

School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
MGCCC's Keehn, Nichols Named FPN All-Americans
Byrd, Perque Make History For Lady Bobcats
Boyd Becomes Fourth Northeast Pitcher All-Time To Secure All-American Accolades
Boyd Becomes Fourth Northeast Pitcher All-Time To Secure All-American Accolades
Nineteen Bobcats Named NJCAA Academic All-Americans
Change In Leadership Coming For Southwest Athletics
ICC's Hollenhead Named NJCAA All-American
Werdann Named All-American
Three ICC Softball Players Earn NFCA All-American Honors
Thirty-two Student-athletes Named 2017 NFCA NJCAA Division II All-Americans
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
MGCCC Signing Week: Softball
PRCC Hosting Summer Camps In Soccer, Softball
Ten Northwest Rangers Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes
MGCCC's Long Wins MAC Award
ICC’s Mills Signs With West Alabama
Five Lady Bobcats Named To NFCA South All-Region Team
Wildcats Place Two On MACJC All-State Team
Record Number Of ICC Softball Players Named NFCA All-Region Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
School-record 46 EMCC Student-athletes Collect MACJC Academic All-State Honors
Release Date: 6/24/2017
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA - A school-record 46 East Mississippi Community College student-athletes have earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for their classroom efforts during the 2016-17 school year. In addition, the EMCC softball and women's basketball programs posted state-best team grade point averages for their respective sports.

Included among EMCC's academic recipients were 28 freshmen and 18 sophomores representing all six of the school's MACJC-affiliated sports programs. Coach Kyndall White's softball Lions again headlined this past academic year by having 17 of their 19 rostered players maintain grade point averages of 3.25 or higher, including eight Distinguished Academic All-State honorees (3.8 GPA or higher) and four players (Mallory Vance, Ciara Steward, Sydney Olander and Carly Thompson) with perfect 4.00 GPAs.

Vance, an all-state outfielder, highlighted East Mississippi's contingent of individual recipients with her perfect cumulative 4.00 GPA achieved during her two years on the Scooba campus. The West Lauderdale High School product was EMCC's 2016-17 student recipient of the HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) award and has been accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Program. On the field as a two-year starter for the Lions, Vance batted .388 for her collegiate career with 109 total hits, 71 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.

Also helping to contribute to the softball program's state-high 3.64 team GPA were four other Distinguished Academic All-State recipients (Jordan Self-3.90, Rebekah Williams-3.90, Ashley Vickers-3.82 & Danielle Darmohray-3.81) and an additional nine Academic All-State selections with GPAs between 3.25-3.79 (AG Stewart-3.71, Layton Sills-3.70, Jourdan Jones-3.67, Madison Jacques-3.63, Kiera Phillips-3.59, Rachel Rooney-3.57, Treasure Lynch-3.44, Kendall Wilkinson-3.34 & Kaitlyn Brannon-3.31).

Coach Chris Rose's EMCC baseball Lions featured a dozen academic honorees that contributed to the team's 3.05 composite GPA for the 2016-17 school year. Headlining baseball's list were Distinguished Academic All-State recipients Corley Reynolds (3.88) and Lane Colson (3.80) followed by Garrett Ainsworth (3.78), Wesley Leamon (3.75) and Mike Farnell (3.61). Also recognized from the diamond were Walker Kelly (3.58), Austin Lowther (3.53), Cole Whitman (3.51), Alex Knight (3.45), Wesley Grantham (3.41), Luke Templeton (3.38) and Tucker Calhoun (3.25).

EMCC women's basketball, under the guidance of veteran head coach Sharon Thompson, also led the MACJC with a state-best 3.19 team grade point average during this past school year. With Kimmie Jackson (3.90 GPA) leading the way as a Distinguished Academic All-State honoree, the EMCC women's hoops quintet was also represented by Academic All-State selections Adriane Peters (3.52), Kaisah Lucky (3.50), Robrieka Finn (3.31) and Anissia May (3.25).

Coach Buddy Stephens' reigning MACJC state championship football team was also well represented academically with Distinguished Academic All-State pick Raleigh Wood IV (3.86) pacing seven gridiron team members who helped the Lions to a 2.88 team GPA. Also honored were Taury Dixon (3.44), Walter Barnes (3.40), Tyrell Price (3.38), Denzel Bonner (3.29), Ty Williams (3.29) and Taylor Crabtree (3.28).

Mississippi State men's basketball walk-on transfer Mitch Storm (3.91) garnered Distinguished Academic All-State laurels by leading a trio from Coach Billy Begley's Lions squad that also recorded a 2.88 composite GPA this past season. Keith Harris and Jordon Lee followed with matching 3.33 GPAs for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rounding out EMCC's successful school year in the classroom were MACJC Academic All-State recipients Eli Hemphill (3.78) and Kent Vaughn (3.50) from Coach Benji Williams' golf team that posted a collective 2.84 GPA in 2016-17.

c spire Tennis News

Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
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Former MGCCC Tennis Player Skyler Flowers Dies In Wreck
Cudd Named MGCCC Student-Athlete Of The Week
MGCCC Finishes 16th At NJCAA Tourney
Bobcats Conclude Play In Tennis Nationals
Cudd Advances To Consolation Finals At Nationals
Bobcats Pick Up Two Wins In National Tennis Tournament
Rowell Picks Up Win For MGCCC
MGCCC Notches 5 More Wins At Nationals
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Bobcats Win Three Matches In Opening Round Of Tennis Nationals
No. 14 MGCCC Picks Up 1 Win At National Tourney
Bobcats Open Play In NJCAA DI Men’s Tennis Tournament
MGCCC Will Finish 15th At Nationals
No. 14 Bulldogs Want To Make Waves In Texas
Lady Bobcats Finish 20th In National Tennis Tournament
Owen, Bukhanova Reach Consolation Round Semifinals
Three More Wins At Nationals For MGCCC
Co-Lin Lands 49 Academic All-State Selections
Release Date: 6/7/2017
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College athletes continued a tradition of excellence in the classroom in 2017 as 49 student-athletes across all 10 sports earned Academic All-State or Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. “We are very excited to have such a large number of student-athletes getting recognized,” said Copiah-Lincoln President Ronnie Nettles. “Accolades such as this are an example of how we excel in both athletics and academics…I am very proud of both our players and our coaches.”

Students with overall GPA’s of 3.8 or higher received Distinguished Academic All-State honors. These include Kelsi Barron, a freshman soccer player from Magnolia, Miss., Cayman Blount, a freshman soccer player from Independence, Miss., Joseph Dendy, a sophomore golfer from Brandon, Miss., Cole Arseneault, a sophomore golfer from Baton Rouge, La., Darrian Wilson, a freshman basketball player from Brookhaven, Miss., Zach James, a freshman baseball player from Madison, Miss., Madison Franklin a freshman tennis player from Brookhaven, Miss., Julie Kramer, a sophomore tennis player from Brookhaven, Miss., Hayes Thompson, a sophomore tennis player from Summit, Miss., Juan Pablo Pinilla, a freshman tennis player from Bogota, Colombia, Tripp Case, a freshman tennis player from Madison, Miss., Graham Eklund, a football player from Jackson, Miss., and Griffin Sublett a football player from Pascagoula, Miss.

Academic All-State was awarded to students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.79. Eight softball players earned recognition including Alex Anthony, a freshman from Kokomo, Miss., Kayla Britt, a sophomore from Wesson, Miss., Logan Deroche, a freshman from Houma, La., Dianna Hobgood, a sophomore from Columbia, Miss., Alison Livingston, a freshman from Brookhaven, Miss., Jamie Martin, a sophomore from Silver Creek, Miss., Alexsundria Thomas, a freshman from Byram, Miss., and Kamryn Vanlandingham, a sophomore from Hazlehurst, Miss.

Co-Lin’s women’s soccer program landed nine on the list including Ray Ann Montano, a freshman from Fazabad, Trinidad and Tobago, McKenzie Turpin, a freshman from Slidell, La., Tristan Smith, a sophomore from Meadville, Miss., Taylor Pierce, a freshman from Richland, Miss., Konika Page, a freshman from Laurel, Miss., Raven London, a sophomore from Vicksburg, Miss., Raven Jones, a sophomore from Laurel, Miss., Camaryn Ellis, a freshman from Ellisville, Miss., and Laura Blailock, from Summit, Miss. Dalton Holliday, a sophomore soccer player from Pascagoula, Miss. and Samual Harvey, a freshman soccer player from Ocean Springs, Miss. also made the list.

Three members of the Co-Lin golf team received honors including Matthew Scoville, a freshman from Madison, Miss., Jason Byrd, a sophomore from Wesson, Miss., and Brandon Blakney, a sophomore from Flowood, Miss.

Kody Smith, a sophomore from Monticello, Miss., Ryan Cullop, a sophomore from Hattiesburg, Miss., Hayden White, a freshman from Madison, Miss., Tyler Vroman, a freshman from Vicksburg, Miss., Gabe Smith, a freshman from Natchez, Miss., and Blake Estabrook, a freshman from Terry, Miss. rounded out Co-Lin’s baseball recipients.

Lady Wolf basketball recipients include Alexus Holt, a freshman from Epps, La. and Karry Callahan, a freshman from Vicksburg, Miss.

Co-Lin’s tennis program had six players earn recognition including Maddie Ogden, a sophomore from Brookhaven, Miss., Logan Prather, a freshman from Magee, Miss., Laura Vargas, Ximena Daza, and Sebastian Osorio, all freshmen from Bogota, Colombia, and Sebastian Harrell, a freshman from Meadville, Miss.


c spire Track News

Reese Finishes Second At Nationals
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Hinds Paints Winner's Podium Maroon
CCC Track Posts 3 National Qualifying Times At Southern Miss Invitational
Tiger Track Continues Ascent Toward National Qualifying Times In Memphis
CCC Track Finishes 2nd Meet Of 2017 At UCA
Eagles Experience Success At NJCAA Indoor National Championships
CCC Track Posts Excellent Opening Performance In Clinton
ICC To Host Cheer Clinics And Tryouts
Eagles Look To Bring Home Hardware Next Week At Indoor Nationals
Eagles Continue Dominance At LSU
Total Of 115 PRCC Students Receive 2016 PRVEPA Round Up For Education Scholarships
PRCC To Induct 6 Into Sports Hall Of Fame
Mendoza, Lewis Claim Bobcat Hall Of Fame 5K Run Titles
Four Added To JCJC Sports Hall Of Fame
MGCCC’s Reese Quickly Makes Olympic Finals
MGCCC Will Open New Athletic/Education Complex
Reese Finishes Second At Nationals
Release Date: 6/24/2017
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Athletics Hall of Famer Brittney Reese fell just short of her attempt to win an 11th national championship Saturday in Sacramento, Calif. Reese leaped 22 feet, 10.75 inches, with Tianna Bartoletta edging her by three inches.

Reese has won seven outdoor and three indoor national championships, and she’ll head to London for this summer’s World Championships looking for her fourth title there. She also has three world indoor championships.

Bartoletta jumped 23 feet on her first attempt, and Reese went 21-1.75. She kept cutting in that deficit by going 22-3.75 in the third round before her best jump of the day in the fifth. Bartoletta tacked on 5 centimeters with her final leap.

Reese, who has Olympic gold and silver medals on her resume, leads the world this year with a jump of 23-4.75. The world championships take place Aug. 4-13. The long jump preliminaries take place Aug. 9, with the finals two days later.

She was elected into the MGCCC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. She was an NJCAA All-American in basketball at Gulf Coast.

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