Booneville, Miss. – A stellar group of student-athletes kept their focus in the classroom despite a very busy calendar of sporting events during the latter half of the academic year.
Thirty-six total athletes representing eight athletic programs were among those named to Northeast Mississippi Community College's President's and Vice President's List for the 2017 spring semester.
"We are very proud of the number of student-athletes receiving recognition this past semester," said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. "Our coaching staff does an excellent job of holding our student-athletes accountable on and off the playing field. This includes in the academic setting."
Ten young men and women accumulated perfect 4.0 grade point averages (GPA) during the spring and as a result were honored with a spot on the prestigious President's List.
An additional 26 players held GPAs between 3.5 and 3.99 during the same span between January and May to garner acknowledgement on the distinguished Vice President's List.
The cheerleading squad, which urged on the men's and women's basketball teams to a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division championship and runner-up, respectively, has the most honorees with 13 of its 16-member roster gaining these laurels.
Baseball had the most individuals on the President's List by accounting for half of the 10 recipients. The Tigers, which won at least 20 games for the fourth time in the last five seasons, had the second most overall award winners with 10.
Five ladies from the tradition-rich softball program, which reached the state playoffs for the 15th time in its 17 years of fast-pitch competition, were commended for their academic prowess.
Three men from the nationally ranked golf team qualified for these accolades. The women's basketball squad had multiple representatives that earned a spot on these listings as well.
The following is the list in alphabetical order with sport, GPA and high school of the Northeast student-athletes that were selected for the President's and Vice President's Lists.
|Student-Athlete||Sport||Award||Grade Point Average||High School|
|McKayla Bradley||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.81||Kossuth|
|Addison Carter||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.63||Ingomar|
|Hannah Cox||Softball||President||4.0||South Lamar (Ala.)|
|MaLeah Dalrymple||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.78||Colbert Heights (Ala.)|
|Ashley Flowers||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.65||Tishomingo County|
|Alex Floyd||Golf||Vice President||3.82||Booneville|
|Aswyn Floyd||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.76||Tishomingo County|
|Caleb Griffin||Baseball||President||4.0||Starkville Academy|
|Parker Haberstroh||Baseball||Vice President||3.63||Center Hill|
|Madison Harris||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.82||Tishomingo County|
|Ryan Holland||Baseball||President||4.0||Lafayette County|
|Anna Claire Ivy||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.65||Booneville|
|Kylee Jordan||Softball||Vice President||3.61||Hernando|
|Marley Long||Women's Basketball||Vice President||3.8||West Union|
|Max Ludka||Baseball||Vice President||3.85||Traverse City West (Mich.)|
|Megan Mauney||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.8||Pine Grove|
|Janay Maxwell||Softball||Vice President||3.83||North Pike|
|Eli Murphree||Baseball||President||4.0||Lafayette County|
|John Murphree||Baseball||Vice President||3.65||Lafayette County|
|Jon David Poss||Baseball||Vice President||3.65||Amory|
|Katie Rowan||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.65||East Union|
|Denver Russell||Golf||Vice President||3.82||Pontotoc|
|Keeley Shelley||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.59||Wheeler|
|Octavius Simpson||Football||Vice President||3.53||Grenada|
|Isaac Sparks||Baseball||Vice President||3.82||Belmont|
|Josh Stillman||Baseball||President||4.0||New Hope|
|Sara Talley||Women's Tennis||Vice President||3.65||Kossuth|
|Caleb Todd||Baseball||President||4.0||North Pontotoc|
|Tomas Tucker||Men's Tennis||Vice President||3.68||Shannon|
|Tyra Tucker||Women's Basketball||Vice President||3.82||Calhoun City|
|Ken Waddell||Golf||Vice President||3.65||Belmont|
|Molly Walden||Softball||President||4.0||New Site|
|Anna Leigh Witt||Cheerleading||Vice President||3.78||Belmont