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Bobcat student-athletes recognized for academic achievement

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ELLISVILLE – Several Jones County Junior College student-athletes have been recognized for academic achievement.

The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats soccer team was chosen by the NJCAA as a 2012-13 All-Academic team for having a 3.19 team Grade Point Average (GPA).

Individually, eight Bobcats have been named NJCAA Academic All-American, while eight more student-athletes have received Academic All-MACJC status.

Five women's soccer players and one each from men's soccer, baseball and football have been Academic All-American.

Women's soccer player Kimberly Murray of Oak Grove and football player Ben Stevens of West Jones had 4.0 GPAs and received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Women's soccer player Temple Hughs of Oak Grove had a 3.87 GPA and received Superior Academic Achievement. Women's soccer player Kristen Pittman of George County had a 3.83 GPA and received Superior Academic Achievement. Women's soccer player Kendal Smith of South Jones and baseball player Jeremy Kidd of Enterprise each had a 3.8 GPA and received Superior Academic Achievement. Women's soccer player Aundrea Borchardt of D'Iberville and men's soccer player Tyler Jarrett of D'Iberville each had a 3.76 GPA and received Exemplary Academic Achievement status.

Being named Academic All-MACJC and having a GPA of 3.25-3.49 are five men's soccer players and three women's softball players.

Andrew Baggett of Florence, Steven Datsis of Tishomingo County, Alan Davidson of George County, Tanner Morris of Petal and Bowen Terrill of Oak Grove represent the men's soccer team, while Brittney McBrain of Madison Central, Kalyn McNabb of Columbia and Bethany Volking of Enterprise represent the women's softball team.

To view the NJCAA All-Academic teams and individuals, go to www.njcaa.org.

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