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Lance Newman selected as Academic All-American

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College baseball standoutLance Newman of Brookhaven has been selected an AcademicAll-American by the National Junior College AthleticAssociation.

“We are extremely proud of Lance and his accomplishments on andoff the field,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Howell Garner.

Students with an accumulative grade point average of 3.6 orbetter on a 4.0 scale for 45 semester hours, completed three (3)semesters of college work and lettered in one or more sportsrecognized by the NJCAA were eligible for nomination. Newmangraduated with a 3.62 grade point average.

While at Co-Lin, Newman was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. As amember of the Wolfpack baseball team, Newman was selected FirstTeam All-State. He helped the Wolfpack to their best-ever record(47-17) and a fourth place in the NJCAA Division II World Series.This year’s Wolfpack baseball team received Academic Team of theYear honors ranking fourth in the nation with a 3.18 grade pointaverage. This marks the second straight year the team has ranked inthe top six teams in the nation.

“Our team has had a lot of success this year. I am so proud oftheir academic and athletic success,” said Head Baseball CoachKeith Case.

Newman, a Loyd Star product, is the son of Paul E. and ConnieSmith. He has signed a baseball scholarship with Troy StateUniversity. He plans to enter the coaching and teaching professionwhen he graduates.

Newman has currently been playing with the Brookhaven Brakemenin the Cotton State Baseball League and is a member of the All-Starteam that will be competing in Wichita, KS.

Named Distinguished Academic All-Americans from Co-Lin were AdamDifferent of Braxton (baseball) and Amanda Turner of Silver Creek(women’s tennis), Academic All-Americans included Sara Joy ofNatchez (women’s tennis) and Christopher Dunn and Breck Honea, bothof Magee (baseball).