PRCC Wildcats make the grades to earn NJCAA honors

POPLARVILLE — Three Pearl River Community College teams recently earned NJCAA Academic Team of The Year honorable mentions for the 2017-18 athletic year.

In order to be selected, teams must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The PRCC softball team had the school's highest team GPA at 3.54, with the Lady Wildcats soccer team earning a 3.25 GPA and the Wildcats baseball team not far behind with a 3.19 GPA.

Individually, 24 student athletes from 4 different sports teams were honored. These teams included baseball, basketball, softball and woman's soccer. Students with a GPA of 4.0 are recognized as First Team All-Academic, while students with a GPA between 3.8 to 3.99 and 3.6 to 3.79 are recognized as Second Team and Third Team All-Academic, respectively.

Amanda Brumfield serves as the Academic Advisor for athletics at PRCC.

First Team

Alyssa Pinero (Picayune) Softball

Brycen Scott (George County) Baseball

Jerrod Rigby (St. Stanislaus/Southeastern Louisiana) Basketball

Ramey Cochran (George County) Softball

Rylee Swilley (Hancock) Softball

Second Team

Dallas Blaker (Our Lady Academy) Softball

Elizabeth Taggard (Picayune) Softball

Jordan Lee (Tri-County) Softball

Caroline Lumpkin (Pearl River Central) Softball

Mary Turner (Greene County) Softball

Third Team

Brook Smith (Wayne County) Softball

Caroline Grafe (Hancock) Soccer

Derek Eberly (Blountstown, Florida/Chipola College) Baseball

Dylan Usry (Lake) Baseball

Halle Melone (Moore,Oklahoma) Softball

Ilyssa-Leigh Easton (East Central) Softball

Kayla Nobles (East Central) Soccer

Magruder O'Bannon (St. Stanislaus) Baseball

Mellie Snyder (Greene County) Soccer

Mia Richardson (Resurrection) Soccer

Neely McLeod (George County) Softball

Rylee Dawsey (Picayune) Softball

Sarah Walden (Resurrection) Soccer

Shemar Page (Raleigh) Baseball

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