Men’s basketball gains six new recruits
Six high school seniors signed national letters of intent to play basketball at the college next year. Three of the incoming freshmen are from Kansas, with 6’2” guard Logan Henrichs of Lawrence, 6’1” guard Pat Jones of Leawood and 6’5” forward Jalen King of Pittsburg. The other three are 6’3” guard JaRon Rollins of Platte County, Mo., 6’5” forward BiQuavious Sturgis of Thomson, Ga. and 6’1” guard Arvaughn Baker of Palm Bay, Fla. The newcomers will have big shoes to fill, with top-scoring forward Justin Leathers signing to the University of Texas-Pan American and guard Quasim Jones to sign with a university in the near future.
Track athletes nationally recognized
Sixteen individual students and four relay teams ranked in the NJCAA’s Direct Athletics top 25-performance list, with eight individuals scoring in the top 10. Freshman Hayes Grissom (javelin) scored the highest rank, with a second-best national performance of 411-11. Sophomore Ashley Reid (high jump, triple jump), freshman Vanessa Levy (discus, hammer) and freshman Monet Jackson (discus, hammer) appeared twice on the list, all placing at least once in the top 10. The team is pushing forward to be competitive at the NJCAA championship in Levelland, Texas in May.
Enrollment open for 2012 summer camps
For parents who have athletic children, the college has opened up enrollment for its summer 2012 sports camps and clinics. The Athletics department will host programs for every sport offered at the college, including Athletic Enhancement and Injury Prevention, Athletics Training/Sports Medicine and Speed Development. Children ages 6-18 have opportunities for the summer camps, but parents should check specific age ranges for individual camps. For more information, visit http://www.jccc.edu/cavs/department/youth-sports-camps.html.
Compiled by Ben Markley