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OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Rowe To Continue His Career At Ole Miss
ICC's Drake Rowton Signs With Arkansas Monticello
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Cincinnati Reds Promote Cody Reed To Major Leagues
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
Avalon Approved As New Head Baseball Coach At PRCC
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
JCJC’s Kirtland Listed Among Finalists For Skip Bertman National Coach Of The Year
JCJC’s Irby Receives Marucci Elite Hitting Award
JCJC’s Irby Receives Golden Glove Award
Northeast Baseball Enjoys Successful Summer Youth Camp
PRCC’s Clark Taken By Brewers In MLB Draft
ICC Shortstop Selected By Chicago In MLB Draft
ECCC’s Wall Named NJCAA All-American
MCC Baseball Closes Out 2016 Season
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Men's Basketball News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
ICC's Tori Lee (Columbia) Inks With Louisiana College
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
ICC Signs Former Aberdeen Basketball Standout
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
MCC Basketball Prepares For Basketball Camp
Shields Joins The ECCC Men’s Basketball Staff
Pair Of ICC Basketball Players Take Their Talents To Louisiana
Schedule For This Week's ICC Basketball League
East Mississippi Community College Looking For New “Leo The Lion” Mascot For Upcoming Academic Year
PRCC SUMMER CAMP CALENDAR
Mississippi House Of Representatives Presents Resolution To Region Champion Tigers
Schedule For Week 2 Of ICC Basketball Summer League
Northeast To Serve As Co-Host For NEMBCA All-Star Weekend
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
Seth LeDay Inks With Virginia Tech
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Women's Basketball News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Toney Signs With Glenville State College
Northeast Girls Basketball Team Camp Schedule
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
Evans Signs With Arkansas Monticello
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
MCC Basketball Prepares For Basketball Camp
Schedule For This Week's ICC Basketball League
East Mississippi Community College Looking For New “Leo The Lion” Mascot For Upcoming Academic Year
PRCC SUMMER CAMP CALENDAR
Lady Tigers Broadening Camp Offerings With Goal Of Greater Impact
JCJC’s Brailey Signs With Southeastern Louisiana
ICC Duo Signs With Blue Mountain College
Rhodes Named Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach At JCJC
Northeast To Serve As Co-Host For NEMBCA All-Star Weekend
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Football News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
East Mississippi Community College Looking For New “Leo The Lion” Mascot For Upcoming Academic Year
Three East Central Community College Coaches Named MAC ‘Coach Of The Year’
ICC Running Back Flips To Auburn
Seven-on-Seven, Big Man Camps Return To NEMCC For Second Year
First Week Of Jets OTAs In The Books For Tarow Barney
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
TSN Ranks MGCCC Sixth In Country
Quondarius Qualls Named A Super Sophomore By Sporting News
East Central Community College Warriors Release 2016 Football Schedule
Long, Winding Road Leads Metcalf To PRCC Football Staff
Northwest Ranked 3rd In Sporting News Preseason Football Poll
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Golf News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
Local Golfers Compete In Annual Tournament That Benefits Tigers
Tull Earns All-State Honors For Second Consecutive Season
Co-Lin Golf Earns Academic All-State Team
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Bank Of Franklin Wins 23rd Annual Wesson Foundation Golf Classic
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
MCC Golf Completes Top Ten Finish
MCC Golfers Nominated For Jack Nicklaus Award
Foundation Golf Tournament Hole In One
9th Annual Sim Cooley Memorial Golf Tourney Set For June 4
Gulf Coast Finishes Fourth At National Championship
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
MGCCC Rebounds At NJCAA Tournament
Bulldogs Slip To Fourth After Second Round
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
No. 2 Gulf Coast Aims To Be No. 1
2016 ICC Football Golf Tournament At Big Oaks
Tigers Return To Hillandale For Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Rodeo News

ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
EMCC’s Marcus Theriot Claims All-Around And Tie-down Roping National Titles; Lions Place Fifth Nationally As A Team
PRCC Set To Field Rodeo Team This Fall
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In Week-long College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
EMCC To Be Represented For Sixth Consecutive Year At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Finishes Fourth In Men’s Team Rodeo Competition At Northwest Mississippi
Marcus Theriot’s Fourth All-around Regional Title Leads EMCC To Third-place Team Finish At UT Martin
Katelyn Nicholson Leads East Mississippi Women To Rodeo Team Title At Arkansas-Monticello
East Mississippi Men Finish Third While Hosting NIRA Ozark Region Rodeo In West Point
East Mississippi To Host Collegiate Rodeo This Week At The Ranch In West Point
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Stands 18th Nationally After First-place Finish At Southern Arkansas Event
All-Around Cowboy Marcus Theriot Leads EMCC To Runner-up Finish At West Alabama Rodeo Showdown
East Mississippi Enjoys Team And Individual Rodeo Success During Season-opening Event In Missouri
FIVE STANDOUTS COMPRISE EIGHTH NORTHEAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS
ICC Announces 2015 Athletic Hall Of Fame Inductees
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.
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Release Date: 6/20/2016
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College will host its final day of the 2016 High School Boys Basketball Summer League on Thursday, June 23 with games starting at noon in the Davis Event Center and the Fitness Center gym.

Davis Event Center Schedule

12:00 p.m. - Tupelo vs New Albany

1:00 p.m. – Bruce vs Ingomar

2:00 p.m. – New Albany vs West Point

3:00 p.m. – Tupelo vs Ingomar

4:00 p.m. – Mooreville vs Bruce

5:00 p.m. – Mantachie vs Shannon

6:00 p.m. – Pontotoc vs Hamilton (AL)

7:00 p.m. – Saltillo vs Shannon

8:00 p.m. – Pontotoc vs Baldwyn

Fitness Center Schedule

12:00 p.m. – Mooreville vs West Point

1:00 p.m. – Tupelo JV vs New Albany JV

2:00 p.m. – West Point JV vs Tupelo JV

3:00 p.m. – Pontotoc JV vs New Albany JV

4:00 p.m. – West Point JV vs Hamilton (AL) JV

5:00 p.m. – Baldwyn vs Saltillo

6:00 p.m. – Hamilton (AL) JV vs Baldwyn JV

7:00 p.m. – Pontotoc JV vs Baldwyn JV

8:00 p.m. – Hamilton (AL) vs Mantachie

Free admission. Concession will be available throughout the day.

For more information on ICC basketball and the eight other intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com.


c spire Men's Soccer News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Over 100 Attend JCJC Boys Soccer Camp
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer Releases 2016 Slate
MGCCC Has 5 Soccer Players Sign With 4-year Schools
JCJC Hosts Boys Team Soccer Camp
2016 Southwest Soccer Schedule Set
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
Cara Harrison And Bryden Reed Win Hinds CC Eagle Awards
Lashlee, Malli Sign To Play Soccer At Belhaven
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
PRCC Soccer Sets Dates For Wildcat Team Academy Soccer Camps
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Women's Soccer News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
JCJC Offers Several Summer Sports Camps
ICC’s Stukenborg Continues Career At Belhaven
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer To Host ID Camp On July 15
Convertino Returns As Head Women’s Soccer Coach As Part Of Bulldog Soccer Staff Restructuring
JCJC Hosts Girls Team Soccer Camps
Betty Casey Named Head Coach For Southwest Women’s Soccer
2016 Southwest Soccer Schedule Set
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
ICC's Hester Receives Prestigious MTEP Scholarship
Lady Wildcat Soccer Honored At Awards Ceremony
Kayla Boutwell Signs With Freed-Hardeman
PRCC Football, Soccer Schedules Released
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Softball News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Northeast Mississippi Summer Softball Championship Schedule
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
ICC Leads Nation With 60 NJCAA Academic Awards
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
PRCC Names Jeff Long As New Athletic Director
JCJC Coaches Named NFCA DII National Coaching Staff Of The Year
ICC’s Brown And Hollenhead Named NFCA All-Americans
MCC Softball Star Named To MACJC All-State Team
East Mississippi Community College Looking For New “Leo The Lion” Mascot For Upcoming Academic Year
East Mississippi Softball All-staters Marissa Landrum And Emily Patrick Commit To Four-year Schools
PRCC SUMMER CAMP CALENDAR
Carie Dever Boaz Named Head Softball Coach At UWA
JCJC Holds Bobcat Kids’ Softball Camp
Northeast Welcomes Local Schools For Second Annual Summer League
Schedule For Week 2 Of ICC Basketball Summer League
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Tennis News

OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Collins Native Buffington Named JCJC Tennis Coach
42 Gulf Coast Student-athletes Make Academic All-MACJC
Thirteen Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
Easley Retires As JCJC Tennis Coach
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
JCJC Honors Student-athletes With Spring Banquets
ICC’s Women Tennis Team Earns Top MACJC Academic Honor
Five ICC Athletic Programs Earn MACJC Academic Team Of The Year
ICC’s Barnes Signs With Blue Mountain College
Co-Lin Tennis Schedules Summer Camp
MGCCC’s Blackburn Signs With Troy
MGCCC Leads Mississippi At Nationals
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
Metz Named New Tennis Coach At ICC
MGCCC Finishes 16th At National Tournament
MGCCC Rained Out At Tennis Nationals
No. 16 MGCCC Wins 8 Of 9 Matches At Tennis Nationals
Season Ends For Bobcat Tennis Team
MGCCC's O'Keefe, Tippen Win Match At Nationals
OVER TWENTY NEMCC ATHLETES EARN MACJC ACADEMIC HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jackson, Miss. - Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency.

Twenty-one Northeast student-athletes were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State teams in their respective sports.

“We are so very proud of these honorees,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about these young men and women and the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”

The most selections this year came from the Tiger baseball club. Booneville’s Andrew Lambert (4.0) topped that list and was identified as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State for having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher.

Eight other Northeast standouts earned MACJC Academic All-State status for compiling GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79. Pitchers Joseph Caver (3.54) of Booneville, Graydon Graddy (3.52) of Ripley, Trace Lee (3.5) from Columbus and Hunter Ivy from Batesville each devoted proper time to their courses.

Water Valley’s Cole Camp, who started at both shortstop and in the outfield for the Tigers, also acquired this esteemed accolade with a GPA of 3.49. Fellow middle infielder Eric Patterson (3.37) of Madison, Ala., and catcher Austin Marlin (3.35) from Iuka both did so as well.

Taylor Bobo rounds out the lineup of hardball players to receive MACJC Academic All-State laurels with a stellar 3.45 GPA. The Olive Branch High School alumnus has signed with the University of Memphis (Tenn.) after recording six saves as Northeast’s closer.

“I’d like to thank our players for their effort,” Tigers head coach Richy Harrelson said. “It’s a huge honor for these men. It takes a big commitment on and off the playing field.”

The tennis squads continue to set a high standard with several award winners after being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for two consecutive years.

Katey Gardner and Kerston Jumper both accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs to obtain MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition. Both Saltillo products reached the semifinal round of the MACJC State Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

Kossuth’s Brittney Rencher, who competed at No. 3 doubles for Northeast, qualified for the MACJC Academic All-State team with a GPA of 3.63. Payton Pearce of Saltillo represented the Tigers and collected the same prize with a solid 3.39 GPA.

“I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments,” said Northeast tennis coach Ben Shappley. “A special emphasis is placed on success in the classroom as we are fully aware that our primary objective is to prepare our student-athletes for their future professional careers.”

Three members of the women’s basketball program obtained this illustrious merit from the conference, including Anna Fryar of Pine Grove. A flawless 4.0 GPA classified her as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.

Belmont’s Natasha Jones and Christy Clark of New Site both gained MACJC Academic All-State prestige with nearly identical GPAs of 3.46 and 3.44, respectively. The two guards were the best three-point shooters by percentage for the Lady Tigers.

“I’m proud of these three individuals for their success shown in the classroom and on the court,” Northeast head coach Brenda Mayes said. “We thank our professors for providing consistent, high-quality advising and instruction to ensure personal and academic success for our student-athletes.”

Jody Long’s softball squad, which finished ninth in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Top Ten Academic Team rankings, provided three recipients.

Etta's Bailey Bogue, who has inked a grant-in-aid to continue her career at Blue Mountain College, was designated as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State with an impressive 3.8 GPA.

The duo of Winnsboro, Texas, native Madison Gillean (3.46) and Delta State University signee Brittany Taylor (3.36) from Myrtle each secured a spot on the MACJC Academic All-State team as well.

“I’m very proud of our kids for understanding the meaning of student-athlete,” said Long. “They know that softball will be over one day and in preparation for the future they work hard to excel so they are successful in all aspects of life for years to come.”

The Northeast football program consistently improved on the gridiron during its inaugural campaign under the tutelage of coach Greg Davis and also posted two players on the scholastic honor roll.

Amory’s John Mark Howell (3.56) and Tiberias Lampkin (3.44) of Sturgis both attained acknowledgement for their studies. Howell was an offensive lineman for the Tigers while Lampkin, who tallied a team-high 634 rushing yards, will suit up for Mississippi State University next season.

“It is wonderful to have such great student-athletes,” Davis said. “Their dedication in the classroom and on the field is outstanding. It’s a great honor to have these young men succeed.”

The MACJC annually recognizes individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the second straight year in which Northeast had over 20 players from across its eight sports tabbed as Academic All-State.


c spire Track News

ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Matthew Gibson Of Hinds CC Track And Field Signs With Mississippi College
49 Student-athletes Inducted Into ICC PTK In 2015-16
Willie Calvin Of Hinds CC Track Named National Assistant Coach Of The Year
Ja'Darrius Perryman Of Hinds CC Track And Field Inks With Jackson State
Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field Finishes 3rd, Women 13th At Nationals; Mosby Wins National Championship
Former Hinds CC Track Star Jeff Henderson Inducted Into NJCAA HOF
Hinds CC Track And Field Trio Earn Major Regional Honors
PRCC Makes Another ‘best’ List For Community Colleges
Hinds CC Track And Field Advances In Rankings
CCC Track Wraps Season In Starkville
Hinds CC Track And Field Has Stellar Outing At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains Solid In Weekly Rankings
Keitavious Walter Of Hinds CC Men’s Track Named USTFCCCA National Athlete Of The Week
Hinds CC Track And Field Competes In LSU Alumni Gold
The Fortius Project Coming To ICC On April 30
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains In Weekly Rankings
High Marks Abound For Hinds CC Track And Field At USM Invitational
Craig Rock Of Hinds CC Track And Field Signs With UL-Lafayette
Hinds CC Track And Field Remains In Weekly Rankings
ICC To Host Final Day Of Summer League Play
Release Date: 6/20/2016
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College will host its final day of the 2016 High School Boys Basketball Summer League on Thursday, June 23 with games starting at noon in the Davis Event Center and the Fitness Center gym.

Davis Event Center Schedule

12:00 p.m. - Tupelo vs New Albany

1:00 p.m. – Bruce vs Ingomar

2:00 p.m. – New Albany vs West Point

3:00 p.m. – Tupelo vs Ingomar

4:00 p.m. – Mooreville vs Bruce

5:00 p.m. – Mantachie vs Shannon

6:00 p.m. – Pontotoc vs Hamilton (AL)

7:00 p.m. – Saltillo vs Shannon

8:00 p.m. – Pontotoc vs Baldwyn

Fitness Center Schedule

12:00 p.m. – Mooreville vs West Point

1:00 p.m. – Tupelo JV vs New Albany JV

2:00 p.m. – West Point JV vs Tupelo JV

3:00 p.m. – Pontotoc JV vs New Albany JV

4:00 p.m. – West Point JV vs Hamilton (AL) JV

5:00 p.m. – Baldwyn vs Saltillo

6:00 p.m. – Hamilton (AL) JV vs Baldwyn JV

7:00 p.m. – Pontotoc JV vs Baldwyn JV

8:00 p.m. – Hamilton (AL) vs Mantachie

Free admission. Concession will be available throughout the day.

For more information on ICC basketball and the eight other intercollegiate athletic programs, follow ICC Athletics on Twitter (@LetsGoICC) and visit LetsGoICC.com.