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East Mississippi Baseball Alumnus LeDarious Clark Selected To Northwest League All-Star Team Roster
Release Date:7/30/2015
East Mississippi Community College

SPOKANE, Wash. – Former East Mississippi Community College all-region outfielder LeDarious Clark has been named to the Northwest League’s 2015 All-Star baseball roster as a member of the Spokane Indians. The inaugural Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game presented by Cenex Zip Trip stores will take place Tuesday (Aug. 4) at Avista Stadium in Spokane.

Clark, who was a two-year starter for head coach Chris Rose’s EMCC Lions, currently leads the Class A Short Season league with eight home runs, 35 runs scored and .609 slugging percentage. The 12th-round pick of the Texas Rangers in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is also hitting .338 with a .393 on-base percentage to go along with 20 RBIs, 20 extra-base hits and 17 stolen bases in 35 games played.

As a current frontrunner for the Northwest League’s Most Valuable Player honor, Clark began his professional career with an early 18-game hitting streak to mark the second-longest such streak since Spokane has been affiliated with the Texas Rangers. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound rookie owns a pair of multi-homer games for the Spokane Indians this season.

A former all-state performer at Southeast Lauderdale High School in Meridian, Clark hit .317 and compiled a .505 slugging percentage with 19 career doubles, 10 home runs and 33 stolen bases during his two seasons at East Mississippi. The all-star center fielder capped his EMCC career by garnering 2014 NJCAA All-Region 23 and MACJC All-State First Team honors after batting .325 as a sophomore with 21 extra-base hits, 45 runs scored and 30 RBIs for the Lions’ 32-13 MACJC North Division championship club.

Following his two years on EMCC’s Scooba campus, Clark played collegiately this past season at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. He earned All-Gulf South Conference Second Team laurels for the UWF Argonauts after hitting .329 with eight home runs, 39 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.

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Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Southwest Mississippi Community College

As the 2015 edition of the Dixie Basketball Camp comes to a close, a special ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to honor the camp’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop presented camp director Joe Dean, Jr., a plaque on behalf of the school, the Southwest alumni association and the SMCC Foundation.

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Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Southwest Mississippi Community College

As the 2015 edition of the Dixie Basketball Camp comes to a close, a special ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to honor the camp’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop presented camp director Joe Dean, Jr., a plaque on behalf of the school, the Southwest alumni association and the SMCC Foundation.

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ICC's Griggs Named To CFA JUCO Starting Lineup
Release Date: 7/30/2015
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College sophomore quarterback Kwadra Griggs has been named to the College Football America Junior College Starting Lineup as part of the College Football America 2015 Yearbook Encyclopedia.

The Greenwood native threw for 1,062 yards on 87-of-160 passing with nine touchdowns and six interceptions as a freshman.

The Junior College Starting Lineup is the CFA’s version of an All-American Team according to a press release sent out on Wednesday. The annual yearbook is the signature publication of RoadTripSports and includes every level of college football, from FBS to the community colleges.

ICC will open the 2015 campaign at Eaton Field on Thursday, August 27 against top ranked Co-Lin.

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

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Bulldogs Golf Team Wins Academic Honor
Release Date: 7/30/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

PERKINSTON - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's golf team has earned 2015 All-Academic Team honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America, the organization announced Wednesday.

All-Academic Teams have a GPA of 3.00 or higher. The Bulldogs were one of only four NJCAA Division II teams to be recognized.

Coach Tommy Snell's Gulf Coast team won its eighth straight Region 23 championship this year and finished third at the national tournament in Scottsboro, Ala.

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Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Release Date: 6/24/2015
Holmes Community College

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

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

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

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

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


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Bobcats Release 2015 Soccer Schedule
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – A trip to Texas and several contests vs. four-year schools highlight the 2015 Jones County Junior College soccer schedule.

Head coach Dolores Deasley’s Lady Bobcats will step out of MACJC play and host the University of West Alabama at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.

The Lady Bobcats will travel to Tyler, Texas, on the weekend of Sept. 26-27 to face perennial NJCAA powers Cisco College (Texas) and Tyler Junior College.

The Lady Bobcats’ home opener will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 vs. Hinds and their MACJC South Division opener will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 vs. Meridian.

Head coach Oleg Baleyev’s men’s team will meet NAIA member William Carey University twice this season in Hattiesburg. The first match will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, followed by another 7 p.m. contest on Sept. 29.

The Bobcats open the season at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Northwest Mississippi and will play their home opener at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 against Itawamba. Their MACJC South Division opener will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5 against Meridian.

Both teams will have scrimmage games to prepare for the regular season.

The Lady Bobcats meet Northern Oklahoma at Perkinston on Aug. 15, host Mississippi College on Aug. 22 and travel to Delta State University on Aug. 26.

The Bobcat men’s team will visit Hinds on Aug. 22 and host LSU-Alexandria on Aug. 26.

The Lady Bobcats won the 2014 MACJC South Division crown and ended the year at 16-0-1. They hosted the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament and advanced to the semifinals. The JCJC men’s team was 7-8-2 and advanced to the state/region semifinals.

The MACJC North Division men’s champion will host this year’s MACJC/Region 23 Tournament on Oct. 31/Nov. 1.

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MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

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TEN TIGERS RECEIVE NORTH DIVISION ACCOLADES
Release Date: 8/1/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program continues to rewrite its historical records after another prosperous campaign.

The Tigers had 10 student-athletes that were picked for Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-North Division honors. It is the most individual accolades of any ball club in the league this season.

It is also the top amount of recipients for Northeast since the conference consolidated from three divisions to two. The Tigers previously had nine selections in 2012 after finishing in third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament.

“Our kids really stepped up,” said Northeast head coach Jody Long. “I’m very pleased with the effort and the commitment that this group brought to the team. I saw them get more and more confident as the season went along.”

A freshman heads the list of Tigers that were recognized. Chelsea Gates earned a spot on the MACJC All-North Division first-team after a brilliant campaign as the leadoff hitter on the lineup card for Northeast.

Gates utilized her dynamic speed to post team-highs of 29 runs and 13 stolen bases in as many tries. She swiped a career-best three bags in a thrilling extra inning win against rival Itawamba Community College on February 28.

The Houston native had perhaps her finest performance of the year at Northwest Mississippi Community College. She had seven hits, three RBIs and two doubles in a doubleheader split with the Rangers.

She was also instrumental in helping Northeast secure a berth in the state playoffs during a victory at Holmes Community College. Gates did all the damage for the Tigers with a pair of RBI doubles in a one-run decision over the Bulldogs.

A trio of Northeast standouts ranging from the outfield to behind the plate in Haley Christian, Yasmeen Cooper and Maggie Martin were recipients of MACJC All-North Division second-team awards.

Christian transformed herself into one of the preeminent catchers in the country with a powerful arm. She threw out 14 runners attempting to steal, which ranked third in the nation and led the MACJC.

She gunned a runner trying to advance for five consecutive games at one point this campaign. Christian also had 23 straight errorless outings for the Tigers prior to the postseason.

The Corinth High School graduate increased her productivity offensively as well. She more than doubled her RBI total from one year ago to 22 as a sophomore and added 31 base knocks to her resume.

Cooper was a well-rounded athlete that could be inserted almost anywhere on the diamond. She started at five different positions, including catcher, designated player, second base, shortstop and right field, during her final season at Northeast.

The Houston High School alumna paced the Tigers at the dish with team-bests of a .337 batting average, .457 on-base percentage, 25 RBIs, 21 walks and 12 extra base hits.

She notched 10 multiple hit showings this year for Northeast. Cooper also reached safely for 17 contests in a row beginning near the end of March and extending through the Tigers’ playoff series at East Central Community College one month later.

Martin consistently improved as the campaign progressed and found a permanent home with the Tigers at second base. She was solid with her glove and made only eight errors in 107 overall chances.

She batted .247 and tied with five other ladies for the largest quantity of doubles on Northeast’s crew with seven. Martin registered her inaugural collegiate triple in a run-rule triumph versus Northwest on the last day of the regular season.

The Baldwyn product had possibly her greatest afternoon of the year at Coahoma Community College. She scored four runs and had a pair of doubles during Northeast’s road sweep.

Six more women were acknowledged for their positive roles with the Tigers during the 2015 campaign by receiving MACJC All-North Division honorable mention laurels.

Whittney Gee became known as a dependable player over the past two seasons in left field. She had the most putouts with 39 and also compiled the highest fielding percentage of any outfielder for Northeast at .978.

Vardaman’s Gee went on a tear during an eight-game road trip by the Tigers in the middle of the year. She went 14 for 26 with 10 runs and 10 RBIs to lift Northeast to an even mark against four separate opponents.

She blasted two homers as well during that stretch away from the City of Hospitality in two victories versus Mississippi Delta Community College at University Field on the grounds of Delta State University.

Madison Gillean had a number of timely at bats for the Tigers during her initial campaign on the Booneville campus. She had a RBI double that brought in a key insurance run in Northeast’s triumph at Itawamba on March 27.

Gillean, who is originally from Winnsboro, Texas, crushed a two-run opposite field dinger that pushed the Tigers ahead for good in a critical conference victory at Northwest.

She also accounted for the game-winning run when Northeast met Mississippi Delta in the first matchup of a double dip at the all-turf Corinth High School Softball Complex. Gillean knocked a liner into right-centerfield with the bases loaded to complete an exciting walkoff decision over the Trojans.

Mackenzie Riley showcased her stealth when she got on base for Northeast. She was among the top five Tigers in the categories of runs scored with 18 and stolen bases with eight.

Baldwyn’s Riley worked her way into the centerfield slot because of her defensive prowess. She accrued 34 putouts and seven assists, which was the most of any Northeast outfielder.

She joined Shannon Goode as one of just two slappers on the Tigers’ roster. Riley took advantage of that with numerous successful bunts for either base hits or sacrifices.

Avery Springer was the only member of Northeast’s squad to participate in all 36 contests. She was a catalyst for the Tigers with a team-best 39 hits, including 10 of them for extra bases.

She struck out on only six occasions in 131 times that she stepped into the batters box. Springer aided Northeast in turning 12 double plays while a .965 fielding percentage. Springer, who attended Houston High School, had a season-high 12-game hitting streak for the Tigers that spanned across two months. She had a .416 batting average during that interval with 10 RBIs and five doubles. Brittany Taylor was dominant at the opening of her inaugural season at Northeast with four wins in her initial six starts. She closed the campaign with a team-high nine victories in 94.2 innings of action. Taylor was named the NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week thanks to a splendid outing against Mississippi Delta in which she amassed 10 strikeouts compared to zero walks. The West Union High School grad was the third Tiger to attain this distinction. Erin Dixson, who went on to star at Eckerd (Fla.) College and current Northeast assistant coach Jaisa Emerson are the only others in this elite group with Taylor. Alyssa Vanlandingham developed into the ace of Northeast’s pitching staff with a team-best 2.20 earned run average (ERA) in 18 appearances. She accumulated a 7-8 ledger with two saves as well. The left-hander from Hampton, Ark., was tabbed as the MACJC Pitcher of the Week after a masterful nine-inning complete game versus Itawamba in which she punched out three batters and conceded just three runs. Vanlandingham signed with the University of Tennessee at Martin following the conclusion of her sophomore year. She is the fifth Tiger to ink with a NCAA Division I institution and the first since Lisa Jansen and Shanika Randle both chose to enroll at Mississippi Valley State University in 2008. This batch of ladies guided Northeast to the MACJC State Playoffs for the fifth consecutive campaign and the 14th time in its 15 years at the fast-pitch level.

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MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

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Former Hinds CC Track Star Jeff Henderson Wins Gold Medal At Pan Am Games
Release Date: 7/23/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Jeff Henderson, a former All-American in 2008 and 2009 in men’s track and field at Hinds Community College, won the gold medal in the long jump in the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday evening.

Henderson, who claimed three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships in the long jump in 2008 and 2009 at Hinds, jumped 28 feet, 1/4 inches in his first attempt last night to claim the coveted gold medal. He was also the 2014 U.S. outdoor champion in the long jump and also qualified for the world championships on Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, China after placing in the final two in the U.S. outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore. in June.

For more on Hinds men’s track and field go to www.hindsccsports.com.



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JCJC Hosts “Become A Bobcat Cheerleader” Clinic
Release Date: 7/30/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College cheerleaders will host a “Become a Bobcat Cheerleader” clinic on Aug. 22 in the Thoms P.E. Building on the JCJC campus.

There will be two clinics available on that day. Registration for the first clinic will be at 9:30 a.m. and the clinic will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration for the second clinic will be at 1:30 p.m. and that clinic will last from 2-4 p.m.

Registration fee is $35 per cheerleader, which includes a t-shirt.

All of the cheerleader clinic participants will perform the fight song, cheers and chants with the JCJC cheerleaders at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field, prior to the Northwest at JCJC football game. Youngsters must attend the clinic to perform at the game.

For more information, contact Kayla Hankins at 601-477-4026 or email kayla.hankins@jcjc.edu.

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