BOAZ ? Two Snead State Community College athletes were recognized for their academic success by the NJCAA.
?Academics are such a critical aspect of the college experience at Snead, and our athletes are held to a high standard of academic excellence because of that. It?s important for our student-athletes to excel on the field or on the court, but it?s more important for them to excel in the classroom,? said Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley. ?I congratulate these athletes for their hard work and dedication to their studies. I look forward to finding out just how far their Snead State education will take them in their endeavors.?
?I was delighted to hear of the recognitions earned by this group of Snead State students. Many of our faculty has commented to me that this is an indication that our athletes are students first. I congratulate the students and applaud the efforts of their coaches to encourage academic achievement,? said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Larry Miller.
The NJCAA recognized 1,470 student-athletes who met the requirements for Academic All- Americans. Five Snead State athletes were awarded this honor.
Exemplary Academic Achievement(GPA 3.6 or higher)
- Meagan Box of Addision. Meagan played volleyball. She is transferring to Athens State University majoring in secondary math education.
- Kimberly McIntyre of Harvest. She was a Lady Parson Volleyball player and plans to play volleyball at Reinhardt University. She is a biology major.
Head Volleyball Coach Lisa Bright praised her athletes for their academic achievements.
?I am very proud of both Meagan and Kim. They both worked extremely hard day in and day out to achieve this award, and they have a very bright future ahead of them. I look forward to seeing what all they can achieve at the next level both in the classroom and on the court for Kim,? said Coach Bright.
The 2010-2011 season marks the 28th year the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983