Co-Lin Lady Wolves Named the NJCAA All-Academic Team of the Year
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently announced the 2020-21 Co-Lin women’s tennis team has earned NJCAA All-Academic Team of the Year honors. The Lady Wolves posted the highest team grade point average of 3.9 and share the title with Mohawk Valley Community College (New York).
“I am extremely proud of this team for achieving much success on and off the court,” said Co-Lin head coach Dana Hale. “Our tennis program focuses on a well-rounded student-athlete, and I feel that each of our players contributed to our team’s remarkable stats.”
Members of the women’s tennis team are Britany Barnett, Meagan Poole, Morgyn Brister, Paige Shedd and Gracee Warren, all of Brookhaven; Susana Patino of Bogota, Colombia; Gracie Phillips from Crystal Springs; Madison Shows of Mendenhall; and Isabella Chella of Pretoria, South Africa.
“It was a great job in the classroom and on the court for this group,” said Co-Lin athletic director Bryan Nobile. “To compete in the national tournament and have the nation’s highest team GPA tells you what a special group Coach Hale put together this season.”
The Lady Wolves finished the 2021 season in third place in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament which qualified the team for a spot in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship held in Mesa, Arizona.
In addition, Co-Lin had seven teams to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Those teams include softball (3.68 GPA), men’s tennis (3.55 GPA), women’s soccer (3.4 GPA), men’s soccer (3.31 GPA), baseball (3.21 GPA), golf (3.2 GPA) and women’s basketball (3.19 GPA).