NJCAA Recognizes Gordon State Athletics With Team and Individual Academic Honors

NJCAA Recognizes Gordon State Athletics With Team and Individual Academic Honors


BARNESVILLE, Ga. – Gordon State College Athletics continued to garner honors following the 2019-2020 academic year as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced its Academic Teams-of-the-Year and Individuals-of-the-Year earlier this month.

Despite having their seasons cut short in mid-March by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gordon State's softball team and baseball team earned NJCAA Team-of-the-Year honors as both programs finished strong in the classroom.

GSC Softball earned with a team grade-point-average of 3.49 while GSC Baseball posted a team GPA of 3.09.

GSC Athletics was also well-represented by all four varsity sports as 20 Highlanders were recognized as NJCAA Academic Individuals-of-the-Year. Here's a breakdown of those honors (1st Team – 4.00 GPA, 2nd Team – 3.80-3.99 GPA and 3rd Team – 3.60-3.79 GPA):


2nd Team

Joey Gill                                                            Canton, Ga. (Creekview HS)

Sam Kuchinski                                                   Powder Springs, Ga. (Harrison HS)

Davis Swenson                                                  Toccoa, Ga. (Stephens Co. HS)

Trey Felt                                                            Lawrenceville, Ga. (Prince Avenue Christian School)

3rd Team

Jesse Sherrill                                                     Pensacola, Fla. (Tate HS)

Clifton Olmstead                                                Macon, Ga. (Stratford Academy)

Alex Kite                                                           Lizella, Ga. (Mary Persons HS)

Dylan High                                                        Carrollton, Ga. (Central Carroll HS)

Adam Alicea-Brooks                                           Fairburn, Ga. (Collins Hill HS)


1st Team

JT Mumber                                                        Rome, Ga. (Darlington School)

2nd Team

Caleb Towns                                                      Loganville, Ga. (Loganville Christian Academy)


2nd Team

Ashley Hendrix                                                  Griffin, Ga. (Homeschool)                            


1st Team

Madison Powell                                                 Roberta, Ga. (Taylor Co. HS)                                       

Mallory Watson                                                 Jackson, Ga. (Jackson HS)

2nd Team

Taylor McClendon                                             McDonough, Ga. (Ola HS)

Mary-Masdon McCrary                                      Thomaston, Ga. (Upson-Lee HS)

Bailey Odom                                                    Danville, Ga. (Bleckley Co. HS)

Claire Williams                                                 Conyers, Ga. (Heritage HS)

3rd Team

Savannah Cook                                                 Buchanan, Ga. (Carrollton HS)

Sammie Cotton                                                 Columbus, Ga. (Northside HS)

The Gordon State College Department of Athletics is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA). Gordon State College competes in NJCAA Division I in the sports of Women's Soccer (Fall), Men's Basketball (Fall/Spring), Softball (Spring) and Baseball (Spring). Gordon State College is located in Barnesville, Ga., approximately 60 miles south of Atlanta and 35 miles northwest of Macon. Gordon State College offers both two-year and four-year degree programs and believes that our Athletics program provides student-athletes with the opportunity to be successful academically, athletically and in life after their time as a Highlander.  Follow GSC Athletics at www.gscathletics.com, on Facebook (@GordonStateCollege #GSCHighlandersForward), on Twitter (@GordonState) and Instagram (gordon_state).