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Case, Culver receive Academic All-State honors

DAILY LEADER / Photo submitted / Brookhaven natives Andrew Culver (right) and Houston Case pose together after graduating from Hinds Community College.

DAILY LEADER / Photo submitted / Brookhaven natives Andrew Culver (right) and Houston Case pose together after graduating from Hinds Community College.

RAYMOND – Brookhaven natives Houston Case and Andrew Culver received special recognition from Hinds Community College as they were recognized on the Academic All-State team.

Hinds Community College recently had 26 student-athletes named to the Academic All-State team, as announced by the Mississippi Community College Board state office.

The student-athletes were grouped into two different categories, Academic All-State (3.25 to 3.79 GPA), and Distinguished Academic All-State team (3.8 or higher GPA).

To be eligible for nomination, student-athletes must have completed three full semesters at Hinds.

Case had an 3.52 GPA and Culver finished with a 3.65 GPA.

Case and Culver both graduated from BHS in 2013 and played baseball under Coach Randy Spring.

In their freshmen year at Hinds, Case and Culver experience an amazing years as the Eagles advanced to NJCAA World Series in 2014, but lost in the championship game.

In their sophomore year, Hinds was eliminated in the regionals by LSU Eunice, who went on the win the NJCAA national championship.

Case will continue his education and baseball career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Culver is continuing his education and baseball career at Belhaven.