Johnston Community College Recognizes Athletes for Outstanding Achievements

Published: 04/08/2024

JCC held banquet to honor students for excellence in the athletic program

Photo of Student athletes nominated for NJCAA All Region Academic AwardsCutline: Student athletes nominated for NJCAA All-Region Academic Awards

Smithfield, N.C., (April 9, 2024) – Johnston Community College held a banquet this month to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the college’s athletes. 

JCC has men’s and women’s basketball, a cheer/dance team, as well as a nationally ranked co-ed Esports team.

The following athletes were recognized for their accomplishments this year.

Men's Basketball
Newcomer of the Year: Michael Linton 
Most Outstanding Player: Jaidyne Dunn 
Academic Award: Quaevon Anderson 
Most Valuable Player: Ellija Preddy 

Women's Basketball 
Newcomer of the Year: Mya Smith
Coaches Award: Meilani Patterson 
Academic Award: Z'niah Thaggard 
Most Valuable Player: Meilani Patterson

Esports Team
Leadership Award: Jordan Nolte
Academic Award: Leah Tracy
Rookie of the Year: Josiah Santana
Top Performer Award: Kaven Peacock 

Jag Crew
Leadership Award: Whitney Williams
Academic Award: Whitney Williams
Rookie of the Year: Ladasia Howard
Top Performer Award:  Jennifer Moran Acevedo

NJCAA All-Region Academic Awards
Alayna Randolph
Alvin Singleton
Quaevon Anderson
Z’niah Thaggard 

The Arnold Spirit Award
Ellija Preddy 

Congratulations to all of these deserving athletes.

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