45 MGCCC student-athletes earn NJCAA academic awards

45 MGCCC student-athletes earn NJCAA academic awards

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast had 45 players earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards, including 13 who had perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

Gulf Coast ranked 12th nationally in total awardees. The MGCCC Athletic Department's efforts in the classroom are overseen by Athletic Academic Advisor Julie Gallup.

The All-Academic First Team members, who had the perfect GPAs, include women's soccer's Curissa Beatty (So., Biloxi/Biloxi), men's basketball's Ryan Black (Fr., Ocean Springs/Ocean Springs), women's soccer's Aniadria Bounds (So., Biloxi/Biloxi), golf's Hamp Fairey (Fr., Oak Grove/Hattiesburg), women's soccer's Kaitlyn Harwell (So., Wiggins/Stone), golf's Miles Jackson (So., Biloxi/Biloxi), baseball's Castor Lee (So., Gulfport/Gulfport), women's tennis's Margarita Lopareva (So., Moscow Russia/School No. 1101), men's soccer's Luke Mills (Fr., Leighton Buzzard England/Cedars Upper School), men's tennis's Elliott Nolan (Fr., Diamondhead/Hancock), baseball's Ethan Saucier (So., Gulfport/Gulfport), men's tennis's Anthony Schloegel (Fr., Gulfport/St. Patrick), and women's soccer's Kaylee Van Norman (Fr., Brandon/Hartfield Academy).

Second Team honors are given to student-athletes with a 3.80-3.99 GPA. Gulf Coast had 10 players achieve that award: football's Austin Bolton (Fr., Poplarville/Poplarville), women's soccer's Megan Brown (Fr., Homeschool/Picayune), women's basketball's Mia Goolsby (Fr., Greenville, S.C./Legacy Early College), men's soccer's McGwire Griffin (Fr., Gulfport/West Harrison), softball's Lauren Hall (So., Nettleton/Nettleton), golf's Jon Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishop's Stortford, England), softball's Mya Hopson (So., Madison Central/Madison), golf's Patrick Powers (Fr., St. Stanislaus/Gulfport), football's Jamie Sheriff (Fr., Terry/Terry), and women's soccer's Hannah Sherrod (Fr., Southaven/DeSoto Central).

Gulf Coast had 22 players named to the Third Team for having GPAs between 3.60-3.79: softball's Shelby Archer (Fr., Pearl River Central/Picayune), women's tennis's Megan Bankston (So., Gulfport/Gulfport), women's soccer's Jade Bernet (Fr., Alicante, Spain/Narrabundah), men's tennis's Nicolas Bettignie (Fr., Brussels Belgium/Mater Dei Instituut), baseball's Ryan Blackburn (So., Oak Grove/Oak Grove), men's soccer's Griffin Bush (Fr., Pearl/Pearl), softball's Kayla Cade (Fr., Harrison Central/Saucier), golf's Graham Evans (So., Presbyterian Christian/Wiggins), women's soccer's/tennis's Chloe Fell, men's basketball's Phoenix Ford (Fr., St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg), women's basketball's Ashlyn Horne (Fr., Pearl/Pearl), women's basketball's Whitney Johnson (Fr., Gulfport/Gulfport), football's Chance Lovertich (Fr., Jackson Prep/Brandon), women's soccer's Shae Mallard (Fr., D'Iberville/D'Iberville), men's soccer's Peyton Phillips (Fr., Wiggins/Stone), softball's Bryley Rodriguez (Fr., Beau Chene/Cankton, La.), softball's Avery Sanders (So., Edward Douglas/Thibodaux, La.), softball's Talena Satcher (Fr., Enterprise/Enterprise), football's Tim Steward (Fr., Hazlehurst/Hazelhurst), women's basketball's Amber Sutton (Fr., Jackson/Madison Central), men's tennis's Austin Vos (So., Perth Australia/Applecross), and golf's Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison).

NJCAA Academic Awards

Name Sport Award
Curissa Beatty Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Ryan Black Men's Basketball NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Aniadria Bounds Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Hamp Fairey Golf NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Kaitlyn Harwell Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Miles Jackson Golf NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Castor Lee Baseball NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Margarita Lopareva Women's Tennis NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Luke Mills Men's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Elliot Nolan Men's Tennis NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Ethan Saucier Baseball NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Anthony Schloegel Men's Tennis NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Kaylee Van Norman Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Austin Bolton Football NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Megan Brown Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Mia Goolsby Women's Basketball NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
McGwire Griffin Men's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Lauren Hall Softball NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Jon Hopkins Golf NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Mya Hopson Softball NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Patrick Powers Golf NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Jamie Sheriff Football NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Hannah Sherrod Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Shelby Archer Softball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Megan Bankston Women's Tennis NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Jade Bernet Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Nicolas Bettignie Men's Tennis NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Ryan Blackburn Baseball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Griffin Bush Men's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Kayla Cade Softball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Graham Evans Golf NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Chloe Fell Soccer, Tennis NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Phoenix Ford Men's Basketball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Ashlyn Horne Women's Basketball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Whitney Johnson Women's Basketball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Chance Lovertich Football NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Shae Mallard Women's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Peyton Phillips Men's Soccer NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Bryley Rodriguez Softball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Avery Sanders Softball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Talena Satcher Softball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Timmy Steward Football NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Amber Sutton Women's Basketball NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Austin Vos Men's Tennis NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Brice Wilkinson Golf NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

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