The East Georgia State College Athletic Department is proud to announce that 10 student athletes have made the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Team for the 2019-2020 year. Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher.
The criteria for the NJCAA All-Academic First Team is to have a 4.00 GPA. EGSC women’s basketball player Charlsey Kelly from Swainsboro, Ga, received this recognition along with William Ford Townsend, a baseball player from Jesup, Ga.
Taylor Elliot of Hampton, Ga, and Wilhelmina Watkins of Snellville, GA, both softball players, received the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team recognition for having a 3.80-3.99 GPA.
Six student athletes were awarded the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team. For this recognition the students had to have a 3.60-3.79 GPA. Women’s basketball player Kayla Garrett of Reidsville, Ga, received this award. EGSC Softball players Madison Bussell (Kathleen, Ga), Stephanie Ruffin (Warner Robins, Ga), Casey Sims (Lawrenceville, Ga), Reese Stalvey (Waverly, Ga) and Haley Taylor (Richmond Hill, Ga) were also named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team.
“This is a wonderful accomplishment for the EGSC Athletic Department, the athletes, and the coaches,” said EGSC Athletic Director and softball coach Chuck Wimberly. “This is the first time in the college’s history that we have had this many student athletes receive this recognition. It shows the hard work and dedication that these students put in not only on the field but in the classroom as well.”