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):
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)
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)
JT Mumber Rome, Ga. (Darlington School)
Caleb Towns Loganville, Ga. (Loganville Christian Academy)
Ashley Hendrix Griffin, Ga. (Homeschool)
Madison Powell Roberta, Ga. (Taylor Co. HS)
Mallory Watson Jackson, Ga. (Jackson HS)
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)
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).