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South Georgia State College Hawks earn NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Posted on Jul 06, 2020

South Georgia State College student athletes and six SGSC teams earned All-Academic Awards from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). Twenty-nine individual SGSC Hawks earned at least a 3.6 GPA during the past academic year (2019-20), including seven who achieved perfect 4.0 averages.

"At South Georgia State College, we emphasize that getting an education is the priority,” said Dr. Greg Tanner, SGSC Vice President of Advancement, Government Relations and Athletics. “Our coaches include study time before or after practices and are utilizing the services of SGSC’s Academic Success Center. They stress time management skills and incorporating study habits into their daily routines. We hope that will carry over into other areas of their lives, even outside of athletics. We are excited at the number of All-Academic Awards at SGSC and take pride in knowing many of our student athletes also excel in the classroom.”

Basketball, softball, women’s and men's swim, cross country and soccer earned Academic Team honors for posting a composite GPA of at least 3.0.

Below is a list of the 29 All-Academic Student-Athlete Awardees from SGSC for the 2019-2020 academic year:

FIRST TEAM Award is for a 4.0 GPA

William Ferguson – Basketball
Logan Blizzard – Softball
Kara Clark – Softball
Mary Tillman – Softball
Kyle Cassara – Men’s Swimming
Kristen Farless – Women’s Swimming
Meaghan Hill – Women’s Swimming

SECOND TEAM Award is for 3.80-3.99

Adam Benefield – Baseball
Tyler Deloach – Baseball
Mason Spivey – Baseball
Russell Baker – Basketball
Bianca Cruz – Soccer
Hannah Jelecic – Soccer
Garrett Holton – Men’s Swimming
Anna Delk – Women’s Swimming
Aubrey Leonards – Women’s Swimming
Noel Updyke - Women's Swimming

THIRD TEAM Award is for 3.60-3.79

Andrew Curtin – Baseball
Jacob Fletcher – Baseball
Cole Gregory – Baseball
Carlos Hernandez – Baseball
Walker Sinclair – Baseball
Antonio Vendola – Basketball
Hannah Keene – Soccer
Kaitlyn Moore – Soccer
Brianna Poy Fong – Soccer
Talia Brown – Softball
Madyson Lamp – Softball
Taylor Justice – Women’s Swimming