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)

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

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.

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

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!"

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