Meridian Star


July 13, 2013

EC Tennis among top teams in MACJC

MERIDIAN — After earning NJCAA Academic Tennis Teams of the Year honors, the 2013 East Central Community College’s Lady Warrior and Warrior tennis squads are also recognized as the top MACJC All-State Academic Teams, according to Jim Southward, Director of Athletics for the Mississippi Community College Board.

    Southward noted East Central captured the women’s division with a 3.77 team grade point average and the men’s division earned the prestigious honor with a 3.76 team GPA.

    Numerous ECCC student-athletes also earned MACJC Academic All-State recognition for achieving at least a 3.25 GPA.

    ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said the academic honors earned by the College’s student-athletes indicate the type program EC strives to produce each year.

    “I want to congratulate and thank our coaches and our student-athletes for their efforts this year,” said Dr. Stewart. “They performed the EC Way – Excellence with Class, and I am so proud of each of them!”

    Added Athletic Director Chris Harris: “Our student-athletes’ accomplishments in the academic area continue to be outstanding, both as individuals and as a team. Our coaches are to be commended for their work in this area as they stress academics when we recruit student-athletes to our institution. We would love to win every ball game in which we participate; however, we also want our student-athletes to be positioned when they leave us to be successful in life.”

    Student-athletes named to the MACJC Academic All-State Team include Johnny Beamon (football), Columbus; Lucas Calvert (tennis), Louisville; Blake Cochran (tennis), Hickory; Blake Dubuisson (baseball), Long Beach; Reneisha Evans (basketball), Union; Fernando Gonzalez (baseball), Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; LaJoya Griffin (softball), Philadelphia; Andrew Hanna (tennis), Union; Kyle Henson (baseball), Weir; Zack Killion (soccer), Crestwood, Ky.; Zach McGarr (soccer), Louisville); Caleb McKee (baseball), Philadelphia; Kalik May (baseball), Northport, Ala.; Hunter Mayo (tennis), Carthage; Chris Mays (tennis), Louisville; Shelby Patterson (golf), Forest; Josh Peoples (tennis), Carthage; Taylor Potter (soccer), Bentonia; Mary Sanders (softball), Vidalia, La; Bryor Shorter (soccer), Florence; Ryan Shotts (baseball), Louisville; Severino Signa (baseball), Stoneville; Terrance Steele (baseball), Philadelphia; Kelsey Tadlock (soccer, tennis), Decatur; Erin Thornton (soccer), Walnut Grove; and DaKota Vowell (softball), Philadelphia.

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