48 Co-Lin student-athletes earn post-season academic honors

48 Co-Lin student-athletes earn post-season academic honors

WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Athletic Department is proud to announce that 48 student-athletes, representing all eight intercollegiate sports at the college, earned Academic All-State honors from the MACJC (Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges), and 26 of those student-athletes also earned national recognition from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). The awards continue a tradition of excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom for Co-Lin.

"Co-Lin has always been focused on our student-athletes working hard both in the classroom and on the field," said Athletic Director Bryan Nobile. "We want our student-athletes to be in the best position they can when their time at Co-Lin is up, and excelling in the classroom helps them in all realms of life whether they choose to continue their athletic careers or not. Our coaches have done a great job at guiding these student-athletes and we could not be more proud of what these students have achieved."

Six players landed NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors, which require a 4.00 GPA. These include Alexsundria Thomas, a sophomore softball player, Carmen Manicea, a freshman tennis player, Harmoni Ashley, a freshman softball player, James Barlow, a freshman tennis player, Swayze Bozeman, a freshman football player, and Zachary Smith, a sophomore golfer. These student-athletes also earned Distinguished Academic All-State from the MACJC for posting a GPA above 3.80.

Another 15 athletes received NJCAA All-Academic Second Team for having a GPA ranging from 3.80 to 3.99. These include Abigail Thornton, a freshman softball player, Ashlyn Locke, a freshman tennis player, Callie Fortenberry, a freshman softball player, Craig Bradley, a freshman baseball player, Deon Dampier, a freshman football player, Gabe Smith, a sophomore baseball player, Hayden White, a sophomore baseball player, Tripp Case, a sophomore tennis player, Juan Pinilla, a sophomore tennis player, Kara Clark, a freshman tennis player, Katy Clark, a freshman tennis player, Lazorian McNulty, a freshman basketball player, Mary Munn, a freshman tennis player, Paige Hulin, a freshman softball player, and Thomas Slagle, a freshman baseball player. These players also received MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State recognition.

Five athletes, from the tennis, golf, baseball, and football teams, earned NJCAA All-Academic Third Team. These include Matthew Scoville, a sophomore tennis player and golfer, Maya Granger, a freshman tennis player, Quentin Euell, a freshman football player, Ryan Zimmerman, a freshman baseball player, and Sebastian Harrell, a sophomore tennis player. These athletes posted a GPA ranging from 3.60 to 3.79 during the year and also earned MACJC Academic All-State honors.

Co-Lin rounded out academic awards with another 22 student-athletes earning MACJC Academic All-State for posting a GPA of 3.25 or higher. These include Mackenzie Smith, a freshman softball player, Taylor Bryant, a sophomore softball player, Morgan Dubose, a freshman softball player, Mackenzie Gros, a freshman softball player, Tori Pettit, a freshman softball player, Bailey Root, a sophomore softball player, Julie Scheuermann, a freshman softball player, Madison Franklin, a sophomore tennis player, Sebastian Osorio, a sophomore tennis player, Hayden Davis, a freshman football player, Tristan Moseley, a freshman football player, Conner Ingram, a freshman baseball player, Parker Lee, a freshman baseball player, Zachary Smith, a freshman baseball player, Austin Tidwell, a freshman baseball player, CJ Estave, a sophomore baseball player, Zachary James, a sophomore baseball player, Austin O'Flynn, a sophomore baseball player, Kyle Whittington, a sophomore baseball player, Anthony Jones, a sophomore basketball player, Damarius Brooks, a freshman basketball player, Jonathan Floyd, a sophomore basketball player, Darrian Wilson a sophomore basketball player, and Ciara Norwood, a freshman basketball player.

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