Saints athletes named to academic honor roll

Published 7:30 am Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Being a student-athlete is difficult, but for 46 LBW Saints, those efforts paid off as they were informed they were named to the Fall 2021 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

The Alabama Community College Conference recognized 1,001 student-athletes on its fall honor roll. Students had to achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be selected to the list.

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College had 46 student-athletes recognized on the ACCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2021 semester.

“These student-athletes should be proud of themselves, as they have balanced academics with practice and games, along with a pandemic. I am very proud of them, along with the faculty and staff at our amazing colleges for the work they do in preparing our student-athletes for life outside of athletics,” ACCC Commissioner Dean Myrick said.

Volleyball is represented by Callie Crider, Caleigh Davis, Alexandra Green, Sarah Katherine Guilford, Maggie Haynes, Rhiannon Keck, Ashton McCullar, Hannah McFerrin, Adriane Pico, Maddie Rasmussen, Katie Snell, Jaden Williams, and Brianna Wilson.

Men’s and women’s basketball is represented by Renee Clines, JaBrica Leslie, ShaBrica Leslie, Jonathan Steward, Yakateema Tyson, and Mark Walker.

Baseball is represented by Lane Ballard, Caleb Blackston, Jackson Blair, Baron Brack, Kamden Burleson, Abe Chancellor, Evan Clark, Carson Herring, Braxton Hughes, Vincent Martino, Cole McWhorter, Jonathan Robinson, Chance Russell, Cole Smith, Samuel Tompkins, and Jake Wilson.

Softball is represented by Kendall Douglass, Tori Hobbs, Lauren Hudson, Aubrey Mauldin, Kacy Partridge, Caylee Quarles, Karson Ruggs, Riley Sweeney, Mary Riley Walker, and Madelyn Watson.

“We are very proud of every student who makes the list and especially proud of all who can balance academics with extra-curricular activities. The rigor of classwork and performing at a high level, whether it is in the athletic arena or maintaining employment are difficult, and these students should be commended for their hard work and determination. I’m honored to have these young men and women a part of the Saints family. We look forward to their continued success,” LBWCC President Brock Kelley said.

“We are extremely proud of our student-athletes who achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA for the fall semester. This accomplishment takes a great deal of focus and determination in balancing school work with their practice and game schedules. The number of student-athletes on this list is also a great reflection of our student services department’s academic support through weekly study halls,” Athletic Director Steve Helms said.