The Lady Warriors, coached by Kristin Chaney, moved up from No. 15 last week. East Central is 32-8 overall and 20-6 in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division.
East Central closes out its regular season Tuesday, April 21, hosting Pearl River Community College on Sophomore Day on the Decatur campus. Games are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
East Central’s women’s tennis team also received recognition last week, with a No. 8 ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Junior/Community Colleges Women’s Region III Rankings. Shannon St. Claire, a product of Newton County High School and East Central’s No. 1 Singles player, was ranked No. 6 in the ITA’s Region III individual player rankings.
The Lady Warrior netters, under the direction of adjunct tennis coach Dianne O’Neill, finished sixth in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges state and NJCAA Region 23 tournaments held April 16-18 in Tupelo.
The East Central men’s golf team is ranked No. 21 nationally among NJCAA Division II schools in the most recent Golfstat Relative Rankings compiled by golfstat.com. The Warriors, coached by Chris Clark, finished in fifth place in the MACJC State Championship April 18-19.