ECCC awards

ECCC Student-Athletes Receiving NJCAA Academic Honors
These former student-athletes at East Central Community College in Decatur were recognized for their academic success in 2013-2014 by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The NJCAA honors are presented in three categories – Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 Career GPA); Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.79 – 3.99 Career GPA); and Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 – 3.79 Career GPA).

ECCC 2014 Academic All-Americans_6186(June2014)EC honorees, shown prior to receiving diplomas at the College’s 2014 Commencement on May 10, include (seated from left) Alana Turner of Florence (women’s soccer and tennis), Superior Academic Achievement Kaylin Hopkins of Louisville (softball), Sydney Dawkins of DeKalb (women’s soccer), and Hannah Smith of Carthage (women’s tennis), all recipients of Exemplary Academic Achievement; Kennedy Castleberry of Meridian (women’s soccer), Superior Academic Achievement; and Paige Gower of Meridian (women’s soccer), Exemplary Academic Achievement; and (back row, from left) Sawyer Williams of El Dorado, Arkansas, (golf), Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; Brandon St. Clair of Newton (men’s tennis), Miranda Clark of Philadelphia (women’s soccer), both recipients of Exemplary Academic Achievement; Jordan Walker of Decatur (men’s soccer), Superior Academic Achievement; and Will Thompson (men’s soccer), Russ Thompson (men’s soccer) and Jesse Vaughn (men’s soccer), all of Decatur and all recipients of Exemplary Academic Achievement. Not pictured are Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise (baseball), Aaron Tucker of Carthage (golf) and Caleb Woods of Carthage (baseball), all recipients of Pinnacle Awards for Academic Excellence; Nan Hartness of Louisville (women’s tennis) and Zachary Killion of Crestwood, Ky., both recipients of Superior Awards for Academic Achievement; and Hayley Stephens of Union (softball), Taylor Potter of Bentonia (men’s soccer), Heather Johnson of Chunky (women’s soccer), Mason Woodrow of Taylorsville (baseball) and Jake Bush of West Blocton, Ala., (baseball), all recipients of Exemplary Academic Achievement Awards. (EC Photo)