The TCCAA recently announced those student athletes who were awarded certificates as TCCAA All Academic. To be eligible, a sophomore must have maintained a 3.0 GPA over the past two years of competition while a freshman is eligible with a 3.2 GPA after their first year. A total of 269 student athletes were honored this past year (122 sophomores and 147 freshmen). Plaques were also presented to the athlete who possessed the highest GPA in their respective sport.
Earning the top recognition in each sport were Columbia State's Ethan Cady for baseball, Walters State's Dane Farrow for men's basketball and Sara Higgins for women's volleyball, and Cleveland State's Julia Gaither for women's basketball, Walker Malone for men's golf, and Ladelyn Reed for softball.
Chattanooga State was represented by sophomore softball players Jenna Edwards, Emmaly Morgan, and Abby Hicks. Freshmen who were honored were baseball players Sean Cheely, Ty Delancey, Cade Giles, Kyle Nunn, David Perry, Jordan Power, Christopher Tyler, and Vinny Vega. Men's Basketball was represented by Damon Johnson while women's basketball players Ashlyan Baker, Hannah Brannon, Lucy Edosomah, Sarah Meadows, Rachel Sanders, and McKenzie Trouten were honored. Softball players Katie Cheeseman, Shelby Penning, Mary Kate Pritchett & Madison Tidmore also were announced.
Cleveland State sophomores who were recognized were baseball players Sean Coakley, Caleb Collins, Noah Hill, Brandon Mason, Jared McDonald, Hooper Mills, Joey Roberson, and Trey Vanderpool. Julia Gaither of women's basketball and Walker Malone of the golf team also recieved recognition. Breanna Dunsmore, Rachel Pierce, and Lakelynn Reed of the softball team were selected. Freshman were baseball players Ethan Walls & Daniel Willie, Jordan Smith of women's basketball, Emily Colbaugh, Madison Guider & Whitney McConnell of the cross country team. Also recognized were softball players Bekah Copas, Kaitlin Crump, Hailey Galvin, Tori Ogle, Kaitlin Pickens, Bailee Woods & Emily Yell, and volleyball players Savannah Carroll, Kaitlyn Essenburg & Courtlyn Martino.
Columbia State representatives were sophomore baseball players Hadden Adams, Ethan Cady, Elliot Curtis, Devin Symlar, Gideon McKee & John O'Dwyer, men's basketball players Keldrick Lesure, Marcus Mitchell, Isaiah Crawley & Devarius King, women's basketball players De'Naizha Elder & Jada Hughes, and softball players Sydney Heath & Raegan Nunez. Freshmen selected were baseball players Edward Carignan, Kyle Chandler, Daniel Freeman, Hayden Locum, Christian Nave, Quinones Louis Rodriguez, Zach Sharber & Chris Williams, men's basketball player Ben Bell, women's basketball player Jordan Dubose, N'Keiria Larris, Areyanna Majors & Candace Gaines, and softball players Brianna Brady, Brooke Rogers & Kaitlyn Scruggs.
Recipients from Dyersburg State begin with sophomore baseball players Chandler Akins, James Bitenhofer, Jacob Hyde, Mark Pope, Hagan Severance & Andrew Swanson, and softball players Victoria Haugsness, Emily Hooper, Kaylee Luckett, Hailey Mullins, Ansley Pansold & Cassidy Ruddle. Freshmen recipients were baseball players Alexander Hames, Evan Hooper, Gresham Mosley, Alexander Raymonds & Johnny Robinson, and softball players Shelby Autry, Madison Konig, Madelyn Mosier, Brittni Pearson & Taylor (Brianne) Travis.
Jackson State was represented by sophomore baseball players Ian Bibiloni, Brandon Maxwell, Darin Cole, Nicholas Blankenship, Joshua Frantz & Michael Conn, and softball players Holly Pratt, Michelle Donner & Madson Ellis. Freshman representatives were baseball players Brayden Barnes, Alex DeRiggi, Bailey Etheridge, Zachary Greshman, Frederick Junker & Dale Wright, women's basketball player Sarah Grace Scott, and softball players Gracie Emerson, Kayla Forsythe, Macy Muirhead, Marissa Turrentine & Allie Turner.
Representatives from Motlow State were sophomore baseball players Darin Keller & Kirby Smith, men's basketball players Rashawn Fredericks & Dillon Smith, women's basketball player Miranda Boutwell, Ali Shelton from women's soccer, and softball players Ciera Dobbins, Breanna Owens & Sarah Wilson. Freshmen honored were baseball players James Bailliez III, Tyler Harmon, Taylor Lawson & Justin Parker, soccer players Megan Blumhoefer, Hannah Feaster, Natalie Feaster, Tyler Feaster, Kinsli Houck, Bethany Porter & Bailee Walls, and softball players Haley Hinshaw, Madison Hopkins, Samantha King, Casie McCreary, Ariel McAtee, Caroline Sarris & Kylie Thackerson.
Roane State sophomores honored were baseball players Colton Bochtler, Jacob Blevins, Luis Lamarche, Hunter Long, James Matthews, Tyrin Orr, Tyson Orr, Jared Ruan & Christian de los Santos, men's basketball players Garrett Crandell, Richard Shearman & Tyler Thompson, women's basketball players Elizabeth Atchley, Rachel Layne, Autumn Monkhouse, Katherine Starnes & Amberlee Zeller, and softball players Lyndsey Jones, Lily Ayers, Shianne Knox, Abigail Stratton, Alyssa Turner, Hannah Walker & Shelby Williams. Freshman named were baseball player Joshua Hayes, men's baketball's Austin Brooks, women's basketball players, Adalys Brown & Leonie Owona, and softball players Michelle Williams & Caroline Wilson.
Southwest Tennessee sophomores recognized were baseball players Ben Kirby, Ethan Stallings & Allen Denhart, men's basketball players Latravis Dawkins, Michael Littlejohn & Hunter Shelton, women's basketball players Dominicka Skrocka & Atitiana Vincent, and softball players Anna Beth Willoughby & Destinie Grace. Freshman honored were baseball players Brandon Green, Logan Roberts &Jamey Fabre, men's basketball players Austin Fisher & Donnie Malone, soccer players Kristin Goree, Hannah McKinley, Katie Smith & Khory Smith, and softball players Hannah Hurdle & Sydney McLerran.
Volunteer State athletes honored were baseball players Matt Brown, Jacob Cole, Antonio Costas, Charles Douglas, Cameron Grogan, Collin Hopkins, Daniel Lara, Jake Lyle & Carson McClure, and softball player Riley Fleming. Freshman recognized were baseball players William Duffee, Aaron England, Matthew Miller, Matthew Sparks & Maddox Vondohlen, men's basketball players Cameron Roach & Jaden Chumley, women's basketball players Tavaiya Hamilton, Hope Hinson, Mycah Jordan, Tatiana Lavender & Aliyah Miller, and softball players Tara Cates, Ali King, Hannah Marlar, Rebecca Perry, Stephanie Phelps, Leah Ross, Maggie Savage & Savannah Tidwell.
Walters State was represented by sophomore baseball players Payton Alford, Brock Anderson, Luke Berryhill, Collin Brewer, Logan Carey, Austin Henry, Landon Knack, Hayden Lehman & Hunter Wolfe, men's basketball players Dane Farrow & Jean-Michael Tine, women's basketball players Dejah Montgomery & Sara Vujacic, softball players Casey Gilbert, and volleyball players Haven Anderson, Sarah Higgins, Keri Ricker & Paige Stetler. Freshman recieving recognition were baseball players Alex Bibb, Tyler Gentry, Gage Gillian, Alex Haynes, Jordan Holly, Lee Shepard, Christopher Petty & Jacob Jennings, women's basketball player Brooke Smith, golfers Hunter Blanken & Dane Rheinecker, softball players Keeley Quinn, Alexis McDowell & Kallie Hawkins, and volleyball players Sydney Hurd, Kaley Muncy & Hayley Wolfe.