Forty Northeast student-athletes from 7 sports programs captured MACJC Academic All-State honors, which is a new school record.
Forty Northeast student-athletes from 7 sports programs captured MACJC Academic All-State honors, which is a new school record.

Jackson, Miss. - Northeast Mississippi Community College's athletic department continues to set higher standards in the scholastic realm after breaking a school record for the second consecutive year.


Forty student-athletes representing seven of Northeast's sports programs were honored with Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State distinction.


It is the most MACJC Academic All-State selections in school history. Northeast set another record one year ago with 20 total players securing National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Awards.


"I personally would like to congratulate this group of young men and women," said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. "We are very excited about the outstanding number of student-athletes that received recognition. It is a reflection of the hard work that they put forth in the classroom."


The MACJC annually acknowledges individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. It is the third straight year in which Northeast had over 20 athletes tabbed as Academic All-State.


Freshmen and sophomores are eligible for scholastic accolades from the MACJC by taking a minimum of 24 cumulative hours. Student-athletes with a grade point average (GPA) between 3.25 and 3.79 earn Academic All-State status while those with a 3.8 GPA or higher garner Distinguished Academic All-State laurels.


The most individual honorees came from the baseball team for a second consecutive year. Fourteen different Tigers captured these prizes while four accumulated perfect 4.0 GPAs.


The softball squad, which has been named an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for three straight seasons, had the second most players decorated with nine.


Over 50 percent of the softball roster was commended for their intellectual prowess. Baseball and women's basketball also came within five percentage points of reaching the 50 percent mark as well.


The following is the list in alphabetical order with sport, GPA and high school of the Northeast student-athletes that were recognized as either MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State or MACJC Academic All-State.

Student-Athlete Sport Award Grade Point Average High School
Darrion Abston Football Academic All-State 3.58 Olive Branch
Lexi Brazeal Softball Academic All-State 3.55 Saltillo
Bo Canton Football Academic All-State 3.75 Hernando
Tucker Childers Baseball Academic All-State 3.73 Ripley
Colt Chrestman Baseball Academic All-State 3.57 Starkville Academy
Hannah Cox Softball Distinguished Academic All-State 3.89 South Lamar (Ala.)
Keawvis Cummings Football Academic All-State 3.39 Shannon
Madison Davis Softball Distinguished Academic All-State 3.9 Booneville
Kris Devers Softball Academic All-State 3.33 Kossuth
Alex Floyd Golf Distinguished Academic All-State 3.8 Booneville
Caleb Griffin Baseball Distinguished Academic All-State 4.0 Starkville Academy
Parker Haberstroh Baseball Academic All-State 3.5 Center Hill
Ryan Holland Baseball Distinguished Academic All-State 4.0 Lafayette County
Abby Hollowell Women's Tennis Academic All-State 3.41 Alcorn Central
Alivia Hughes Women's Basketball Academic All-State 3.26 Clinton
Joy Johnson Women's Basketball Academic All-State 3.52 Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Victoria Jones Softball Academic All-State 3.43 Hernando
Kylee Jordan Softball Academic All-State 3.4 Hernando
Kris Kent Football Academic All-State 3.39 Eupora
Kendrick Lofton Football Academic All-State 3.44 Forest
Marley Long Women's Basketball Academic All-State 3.32 West Union
Max Ludka Baseball Academic All-State 3.62 Traverse City West (Mich.)
Janay Maxwell Softball Academic All-State 3.78 North Pike
Eli Murphree Baseball Distinguished Academic All-State 4.0 Lafayette County
John Murphree Baseball Academic All-State 3.61 Lafayette County
Jon David Poss Baseball Academic All-State 3.35 Amory
Jacob Price Men's Tennis Academic All-State 3.4 Alcorn Central
Denver Russell Golf Academic All-State 3.55 Pontotoc
Isaac Sparks Baseball Distinguished Academic All-State 3.8 Belmont
Josh Stillman Baseball Distinguished Academic All-State 4.0 New Hope
Hunter Swindle Baseball Academic All-State 3.53 Kossuth
Sara Talley Women's Tennis Academic All-State 3.71 Kossuth
Caleb Todd Baseball Academic All-State 3.75 North Pontotoc
Jada Tubbs Women's Basketball Academic All-State 3.27 Biggersville
Tyra Tucker Women's Basketball Distinguished Academic All-State 3.83 Calhoun City
Ken Waddell Golf Academic All-State 3.72 Belmont
Molly Walden Softball Distinguished Academic All-State 4.0 New Site
Ryan Watts Baseball Academic All-State 3.56 Pontotoc
Brenden Williams Football Academic All-State 3.32 Restoration Academy (Ala.)
Shaquera Wilson Softball Academic All-State 3.58 Columbus