FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 25, 2012
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Three SGC Student-Athletes Named Athletes of
Distinction by NJCAA
As the 2011-2012 academic year winds down, the South Georgia State College Department of Athletics has received some of the best news of the
year -- three SGC student-athletes have been named Athletes of Distinction
by the National Junior College Athletic Association. This announcement comes
after the athletic program has enjoyed another exciting year. Seven of the
college’s teams qualified for post-season competition, with the men’s and
women’s swim teams competing in their national meet. The men finished fifth
while the women came in sixth in the country.
At SGC, athletes are students first, and these academic awards demonstrate
the emphasis SGC places on academic achievement. Minerva Arreguin (women’s
cross country), a sophomore from Avon Park, Fla.; Sarah Snipes (women’s
cross country), a sophomore from Douglas; and Ashley Williams (softball), a
sophomore from Hazlehurst; have received the NJCAA’s Award for Exemplary
Academic Achievement. Earlier this year, both Arreguin and Snipes were named
Academic All Americans by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association.
Snipes is majoring in sociology and plans to attend the Valdosta State
University in the fall. Arreguin finishes her career at South Georgia State College as the most decorated runner in the program’s history. She holds
five of the top 10 fastest women’s times, and she is the only two-time All
Conference selection. Arreguin is a nursing major, and she plans to remain
at South Georgia State College in the fall in order to finish her nursing degree.
Williams finished the 2012 softball season with 57 innings pitched, 16
strikeouts, two wins and a save.
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South Georgia State College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is located in Douglas, Ga. The college's environment
gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and
close collaboration with faculty. With over 20 majors and transfer
opportunities, South Georgia State College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.