Members of the 2007 Copiah-Lincoln Community College men’s tennis team are
standing from left, Cody Cunningham, Giles Langston, Jon Goldman, Josh
Peckham, Joey Ratcliff, Phillip Hammond, Reese Daniels, Brett Hart, and
Coach Mike McIntyre.
Co-Lin men’s tennis
team Academic Team of the Year
WESSON – The National Junior College Athletic
Association (NJCAA) has announced that Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s
men’s tennis team is the No. 1 Academic Team of the Year. The men’s team has
finished No. 1 in 2002 and 2005, No. 2 in 2004 and 2006, and No. 3 in 2003.
“We are very proud of these student-athletes and
their accomplishments,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Howell Garner. “We take
tremendous pride in our student’s academic and athletic success,” he added.
The Co-Lin men’s tennis team, coached by Mike
McIntyre, recorded a 3.61 grade point average. Members of the team are Cody
Cunningham, Phillip Hammond, and Brett Hart, all of Brookhaven; Giles
Langston, Jon Goldman, and Joey Ratcliff, all of Wesson; Reese Daniels of
Monticello, and Josh Peckham of Magee.
Five other Co-Lin athletic teams, women’s soccer,
baseball, women’s tennis, golf, and softball also received Academic Team of
the Year honors in their respective sports.
The Lady Wolves, coached by Frank Smith, is ranked
the No. 8 Academic Team of the Year in women’s soccer. Members of the team
include Stephanie Presley, Laquanta Buck, Shanitra Christmas, and Charcinda
Glasper, all of Crystal Springs; Christina Morgan of Mendenhall; Amber
Bowman, Kayla Whatley and Ashley Bankston, all of Wesson; Amanda Hardwick of
Clinton; Allyson Wallace, Darla Hare, Taylor Crane, and Laura Waldrop, all
of Brookhaven; Lindsay Jones, Andrea Arnold, and Kristen Wilson, all of
Franklin County; Casey Dickerson of Summit, and Amanda Lunsford of Florence.
The Co-Lin baseball team is ranked the No. 9
Academic Team of the Year in baseball with a 3.2 grade point average. The
Wolves, coached by Keith Case, have placed in the Top 10 the last seven out
of nine years. Members of the 2007 team are Joseph Langham of Wesson, Cole
Hodges, Paul Davis, and Brandt Hinton, all of Brookhaven; Montez Chatman of
Magee; David Alton New, Timmy Foster, and Jamie Morris, all of Natchez; Dane
Orders and Jordan Toney, both of Mendenhall; Brett Hartfield of Purvis, Ryan
Hoben and Avery Mathes, both of Vicksburg; Brandon Chretian of Lafayette,
La.; Steven Gauthe’ of Belle Rose, La.; James Antoon of Kentwood, La.;
Justin Champagne of Houma, La.; Marty Ballard and TaeByus Smith, both of
Monticello; Patrick Shumaker of Ludlow, Russ Carter of Richland; Edward Joe,
III of Ridgeland; and Kyle Fairley of Yazoo City.
The Co-Lin women’s tennis team earned Academic Team
of the Year honors ranking No. 11 in the nation among women’s tennis teams
with a 3.33 grade point average. The Lady Wolves, coached by Holli Adams
Pepper, has ranked in the top 12 teams the past nine years, ranking No. 1 in
1999, 2003 and 2004. Members of the team are
Caroline Blevins of Jackson, Jenna
Dickerson of Summit, Lauren Mitchell, Mindy Morse and Julie Meacham, all of
Brookhaven, Whitney Kyzar of Bogue Chitto, and Mare Sims of Wesson.
The Wolfpack golf
team is ranked the No. 18
Academic Team of the
Year among golf teams with a 3.01 grade point average. Members of the
Wolfpack, coached by Ronny Ross and Craig Hennington, are
Bo Sandifer of
Florence, Grant McDonnieal and Sam Hall, both of Brookhaven; and Matt
Williamson of Mendenhall.
Wolves softball team is ranked the No. 30 Academic Team of the Year among
softball teams with a 3.10 grade point average. Members of the Lady Wolves,
coached by Allen Kent, are Lauren Smith, Candice Braxton, and Meleah Brown,
all of Bogue Chitto; Allyson Wallace, Caroline Burkes, Britnee Smith, and
Ashley Sykes, all of Brookhaven; Kaylin Burke of Ruth, Erin Douglass of
Katy, Texas; Kady King of Brandon, Annie Selman of Crystal Springs, Emily
Langley of Wesson, Brooke Caston of Liberty, and Kayla Crochet of Baton