POPLARVILLE — Three Pearl River Community College teams recently earned NJCAA Academic Team of The Year honorable mentions for the 2017-18 athletic year.
In order to be selected, teams must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The PRCC softball team had the school's highest team GPA at 3.54, with the Lady Wildcats soccer team earning a 3.25 GPA and the Wildcats baseball team not far behind with a 3.19 GPA.
Individually, 24 student athletes from 4 different sports teams were honored. These teams included baseball, basketball, softball and woman's soccer. Students with a GPA of 4.0 are recognized as First Team All-Academic, while students with a GPA between 3.8 to 3.99 and 3.6 to 3.79 are recognized as Second Team and Third Team All-Academic, respectively.
Amanda Brumfield serves as the Academic Advisor for athletics at PRCC.
Alyssa Pinero (Picayune) Softball
Brycen Scott (George County) Baseball
Jerrod Rigby (St. Stanislaus/Southeastern Louisiana) Basketball
Ramey Cochran (George County) Softball
Rylee Swilley (Hancock) Softball
Dallas Blaker (Our Lady Academy) Softball
Elizabeth Taggard (Picayune) Softball
Jordan Lee (Tri-County) Softball
Caroline Lumpkin (Pearl River Central) Softball
Mary Turner (Greene County) Softball
Brook Smith (Wayne County) Softball
Caroline Grafe (Hancock) Soccer
Derek Eberly (Blountstown, Florida/Chipola College) Baseball
Dylan Usry (Lake) Baseball
Halle Melone (Moore,Oklahoma) Softball
Ilyssa-Leigh Easton (East Central) Softball
Kayla Nobles (East Central) Soccer
Magruder O'Bannon (St. Stanislaus) Baseball
Mellie Snyder (Greene County) Soccer
Mia Richardson (Resurrection) Soccer
Neely McLeod (George County) Softball
Rylee Dawsey (Picayune) Softball
Sarah Walden (Resurrection) Soccer
Shemar Page (Raleigh) Baseball