The Jackson State Community College baseball team had a very successful 2013-2014 season by winning over 70 percent of the games on their schedule. Supporting this season were a number of exemplary players. Among those on the team were five standouts that were also recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom.
Each year the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recognizes Athletes of Distinction who have excelled in their studies off the field. This recognition is given to players who have completed 45 semester hours. Players are recognized at three levels by three corresponding GPA requirements:
- Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00)
- Superior Academic Achievement (3.80-3.99)
- Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60-3.79)
This year’s honorees at JSCC include:
- Benjamin Sanderson (4.0) – Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
- Taylor Walker (4.0) – Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
- Trevor McGee (3.81) – Superior Academic Achievement
- Zachary Tompkins (3.74) – Exemplary Academic Achievement
- Joshua Tubbs (3.63) – Exemplary Academic Achievement
This information along with statistics for the rest of the team are available at the NJCAA website http://njcaa.org/athletes_of_distinction_academic_all_americans.cfm?menu=26&yr=10&collegeid=1347.