Student athletes at Motlow State Community College are among the top academic performers in the nation. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced its 2021-22 All-Academic teams in mid-July, and Motlow placed 13 student athletes and one team on the list.
The women’s soccer team, in addition to competing in its first national tournament on the field, also excelled as a team in the classroom with a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, earning All-Academic team honors.
Three Motlow student athletes, all freshmen, are All-Academic First-Team honorees after compiling a perfect 4.0 GPA:
- Brayden Cashion, men’s basketball
- Mataline Snow, women’s soccer
- Braden McFarlin, baseball
Second-Team honorees earned a GPA of between 3.80-3.99. Three soccer stars made the list:
- Madisen Hodges
- Cheyenne Watson (also named Honorable Mention All-American on the field)
- Kaitlynn Wofford
A GPA of 3.60-3.79 earned Third-Team honors for:
- Katelyn Helmick, softball
- Jada Johnson, women’s basketball
- Hannah Burks, softball
- JD Day, baseball
- Shayne King, soccer
- Griffin Meeker, baseball
- Lameisha Parker, softball
Motlow will begin the 2022-23 athletic season when the women’s soccer program opens practice August 1. The regular season begins Tuesday, Aug. 23 on the road in Cochran, Georgia against Polk State College. The first home match is Friday, Aug. 26, when the Bucks host Wabash Valley College at 1 p.m. at Siegel Park in Murfreesboro.
Follow Motlow’s athletic teams at MotlowSports.com and on social media @motlowsports.