The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles softball team is known for its winning ways on the softball field. But the winning on the softball field would not be possible without success in the classroom. The Lady Eagles had great success in the classroom this fall, finishing the semester with a team GPA of 3.19.
“I am proud to say that with this group of hardworking young ladies this season we have not only a strong group that works together on the field, but we also have a solid group of young ladies who work hard in the classroom. We appreciate the help of the coaching staff and other faculty members, sitting with them for hours in study hall, and we would also like to thank their advisors, especially Lori McClain, for keeping the girls on their toes and working hard to accomplish their educational goals,” said Head Coach Faith Robinson.
Coach Robinson continued, “As an educator, my girls know that I am a firm believer in there being a reason we say student-athlete and not the other way around. We will continue to strive for excellence, and hopefully soon, we will reach a team 4.0 GPA goal. We will not stop trying until we get it accomplished.”
The Lady Eagles had eight players who were recognized for individual academic achievements during the fall. The team had three members who were named to the President’s List. Those three are freshman Alyssa Branyan, and sophomores Miracle Crosby and Taylor Perilloux. Five team members were named to the Dean’s List. They are freshmen Tykira Bouldin and Jaelynn Palmer and sophomores Keirra Fair, Diamond McDonald, and Hayleigh Rogers.