Chattanooga State Athletics Receives Academic Honors

National Recognition for Baseball, Softball

Friday, June 27, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

From the classroom to athletics, Chattanooga State student-athletes continue to excel.

While the Tigers softball program brought home a national third place trophy in May and a national championship in 2012 and the men's and women's basketball teams have both been to the national junior college tournament in this decade, the academic honors have also come to the Amnicola Hwy campus..

Earlier this week, the NJCAA announced the Chatt State men's baseball team and women's softball team have earned All Academic Team of the Year honors. The softball squad had a 3.36 grade point average, while the baseball team earned a 3.16 gpa.  To qualify for the national award, teams must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA of college level courses.

Distinguished Academic Awards went to women's basketball player Amber Howard (Baylor School) with a 3.60 and Kelsey Thomas (Marion County HS) of the softball team with a 3.69. To qualify, student-athletes must have a minimum of 45 college level credit hours with a minimum 3.60 GPA.

State Academic Awards from TCCAA
(freshmen need a minimum of 3.2 GPA with 24 college level hours)

Softball:
Courtney Crawford, Sharlene Godoy, Dana Horgan, Kaitlyn Richardson, Sydney Sloan, Sydney Spurgeon, Lindsey Strickrod.

Baseball:
Lane Bloom, Austin Godwin, Alec Meadows, Hunter Plott, Stefan Remus, Brennan Swindoll, Ben Young.

Sophomores  -  3.0 GPA with 48 hours of college  level hours.

Softball:
Emily Dagnan, Elyse Furgueson, Khadijah Neely, Shelby Willard, Baylee Williams.

Baseball:
Brandon Day, Tyler Henley, Tyler Troutt, Chad Vesser, Ryan Whitt.

Women's Basketball:
Jasmine Mailoto, Amber Howard.

Chattanooga State Academic Awards

For the first time in the athletics program history, two student-athletes - Michael Goss (baseball) and Kelsey Thomas (softball) - were recognized as academic award winners in this years Hats off to Excellence ceremonies. 

Dean's List: baseball (11), softball (8), women's basketball (2)

"I am very pleased and proud to know the hard work these student-athletes and coaches exemplified off the field have been noticed," said Chattanooga State athletics director Kim Smith. "They have represented themselves, their families and Chattanooga State in an outstanding first class way, the Chattanooga State way!"


contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


East Ridge Football Coach Battling Brain Cancer

“If chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant don't work then I guess that’s it. I don’t want to die, but I am not afraid of dying and there is a big difference. “The Lord is taking care of me and I know I’ll go to heaven when I die.” -- East Ridge Volunteer Wide Receivers Coach Austin Roden Something was wrong. Really wrong. But Austin Roden did ... (click for more)

Jets Track Team Benefits From Track Club Proceeds

The Chattanooga Track Club recently made a monetary donation of $1,500 to the Chattanooga Jets Track Club from proceeds gathered at this year's Chattanooga Chase 8K. More than 230 runners gathered in Riverview on Sunday, May 25 for the annual trek on one of the toughest yet most scenic race courses in the city.  Members of the Chattanooga Jets were present that day and served ... (click for more)

County Commission Chairmanship Up For Grabs After Exit Of Henry, Skillern

The chairmanship of the County Commission is up for grabs after the exit of two commissioners who have held the post in recent years. Larry Henry is moving on to serve as Circuit Court clerk. Fred Skillern was upset by Randy Fairbanks in the Republican primary. Most of the returning commissioners have their eye on the possibility of taking over as chairman, or at least getting ... (click for more)

PAST Act On Horse Abuse Stalls Out In U.S. House Despite 70% Support

Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, issued the following statement today regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518:   “I regret to inform you that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, currently refuses  to bring the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to the floor for a vote.  His decision ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Orchids And Onions

With record low temperatures being recorded around the South, I didn’t know what I’d find in my garden on the first day of August but – sure enough -- there is a profusion of orchids and onions. The start of college football will be later this month and, with the chilly mornings, fall practice is a far cry from what it will be when the sweltering heat comes back next week. Here’s ... (click for more)