ICC continues proud academic success with record-breaking year

Itawamba Community College has long had a proud tradition in both academics and athletics.

This season those proud traditions combined to take the college's athletic programs to new heights after setting records for earning the most Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and Nation Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) academic awards in this history of the programs.

All ten intercollegiate athlete programs were represented with 32 student-athletes earned Mississippi Associaiton of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State honors.

The good news continued for Ball-Williams when 18 student-athletes were named to the NJCAA Academic honors list and six programs finished in the Top 15 amonst the nation's top academic squads in their respective sports.

The men's soccer team, who won the 2013-14 Academic National Championship, missed out on defending their title by one-tenth of a point to Sussex County Community College, but earned the MACJC Academic Team award after finishing with a 3.32 GPA.

Sport     National Ranking     GPA
Men's Soccer     2nd     3.32
Women's Soccer     5th     3.42
Softball     7th     3.49
Women's Tennis     9th     3.52
Men's Tennis     12th     3.14
Baseball     15th     3.22


Click here for a video tribute to the Class of 2015

Early this season Piercen Burchfield (Pontotoc), Anfernee Brand (Houston), Jeb Millender (Pontotoc) and Sharone Wright (Houston) were selected to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District teams.

Student-Athlete     Sport     MACJC Honor       NJCAA Honor
Drew Ballard     Men's Tennis     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Autumn Bonner     Softball     Academic All-State        
Anfernee Brand     Football     Acaedmic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Piercen Burchfield     Men's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
Drew Carter     Baseball     Distinguished Academic All-State       Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
Brady Chambley     Baseball     Academic All-State        
Miranda Chapman     Women's Soccer     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Ricky Hackler     Men's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Superior Academic Achievement
Colin Harris     Golf     Academic All-State        
Arriann Henry     Softball     Acaedmic All-State        
Reagan Hern     Women's Soccer     Academic All-State        
Cara Hopper     Softball     Academic All-State        
Aliesha Hudson     Women's Tennis     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Hannah Johnson     Softball     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Russ Johnson     Baseball     Academic All-State        
Alyssa Kelley     Women's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Superior Academic Achievement
Kaelin Kneeland     Women's Basketball     Academic All-State        
Jerry Malli     Men's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Superior Academic Achievement
Jeb Millender     Football     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Keely Mitchell     Women's Soccer     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Haley Moore     Softball     Academic All-State        
Brayden Owen     Baseball     Academic All-State        
Taylor Patterson     Women's Tennis     Academic All-State        
Laken Shankle     Softball     Distinguished Academic All-State       Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
Evan Thomas     Men's Soccer     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Brayden Timmons     Men's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
Austin Timms     Men's Basketball     Academic All-State        
Garrett Trautman     Men's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
Michael Wathen     Men's Soccer     Distinguished Academic All-State       Superior Academic Achievement
Drew Williams     Men's Soccer     Academic All-State       Exemplary Academic Achievement
Bryce Williams     Baseball     Academic All-State        
Sharone Wright     Football     Academic All-State