Thirteen athletes earn NJCAA academic honors

Paxton Sims of Ackerman is among honorees

From School Reports

Copiah-Lincoln Community College had 13 athletes earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. The awards are given on three levels, exemplary academic achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA), superior achievement (3.80-3.99 GPA), and pinnacle achievement (4.0 GPA).

Four athletes earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. These are, Brandi McInnis, a sophomore tennis player from Wesson, Braxton Hinton, a sophomore tennis player from Brookhaven, Lauren Brashier, a sophomore softball player from Laurel, and Se’Edriq Middleton, a sophomore soccer player from Roxie.

An additional four athletes earned the Superior Academic Achievement Award. These include, Gregory Nickles, a sophomore football player from Pelahatchie, Greta Carley a sophomore softball player from Columbia, Madison Warren a sophomore tennis player from Brookhaven, and Lee Smith a sophomore baseball player from Hattiesburg.

Five players rounded out the academic awards by receiving the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. Winners are, Austin Douglas a sophomore baseball player from Mount Olive, Tanner Jones a sophomore baseball player from Brandon, Paxton Sims a sophomore football player from Ackerman, Zachary Williams a sophomore football player from Lena, and Kamry Creel a sophomore softball player from McComb.

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Paxton Sims (66) of Co-Lin playing against East Central Community College this past season

All of these athletes not only excelled on the field for the Wolves, but also in the classroom. They strived to be true student-athletes and better themselves in all aspects during their times at Co-Lin. The Co-Lin Athletic Department and staff could not be more proud of these students on their extraordinary accomplishments.