Co-Lin teams earn academic honors

Published 6:58 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Five Copiah-Lincoln athletic programs received National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Team of the Year Honorable Mention recognition for excellence in the classroom for the 2016-2017 seasons.

Co-Lin’s golf team finished the season No. 4 in the nation in the final coaches poll, and added to that success with the fifth best GPA (3.50) in the nation.

The men’s tennis team (3.19), women’s tennis team (3.24), women’s soccer team (3.12), and softball team (3.20) also qualified for academic honorable mention, which is awarded to programs that have a grade-point average of at least a 3.0.

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The awards follow the Wolves’ 28 individual academic awards that were awarded earlier in the summer.

Two players from the golf team made the All-Academic team, including Cole Arseneault from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Joseph Dendy from Brandon.

Four athletes from the men’s tennis team made the All-Academic team, including Hayes Thompson from Summit, Trip Case from Madison, Juan Pablo Pinilla from Bogota, Columbia and Sebastian Osorio from Bogota, Columbia.

Three athletes from the women’s tennis team made the All-Academic team, including Madison Franklin of Brookhaven, Julie Kramer of Brookhaven and Maddie Ogden of Brookhaven.

Four athletes from the women’s soccer team made the All-Academic team, including Kelsi Barron of Magnolia, Laura Blailock of Summit, McKenzi Turpin of Slidell, Louisiana and Raven London of Vicksburg.

Five athletes from the softball team made the All-Academic team, including Dianna Hobgood of Columbia, Kamryn Vanlandingham of Hazlehurst, Karry Callahan of Vicksburg, Kayla Britt of Wesson and Logan Deroche of Houma, Louisiana.