Emily Church Named ECCC's Assistant Softball Coach

July 30, 2018

Emily Church, who was an integral part of back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships while a member of the Jacksonville State University softball team, is the new assistant softball coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Church joins the staff of Eric Neel as he begins his first year as head coach of the Lady Warrior program.

Neel said that Church will work with the catchers and pitchers, as well as help with outfielders and recruiting.

ECCC Tennis Teams, Players Recognized by ITA for Academic Success

July 24, 2018

Both the East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams along with four players from each team have been recognized for academic success by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The ITA announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on July 24. In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.20 or above.

ECCC Softball to Host Fall Camp and League

July 24, 2018

The East Central Community College softball program is hosting a Fall Camp and League for fast-pitch softball players who will be in grades 7-12 during the 2018-19 school year.

The camp will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2-5 p.m. Games will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from Oct. 22-Nov. 12.

All activity will take place at the ECCC Softball Park on the Decatur campus.

The cost is $130 per person and includes the camp and games.

ECCC Women’s Basketball Offering Elite19 Camp

July 16, 2018

East Central Community College women’s basketball coach LaTaryl Williams is holding the EC Elite19 basketball camp for upcoming high school seniors Saturday, Aug. 11, in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur.

EC Elite19 is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $45 and lunch is included.

The camp is for women basketball players in the class of 2019 who want to take their game to the next level and who want to know what college coaches are looking for.

Six ECCC Sports Teams Recognized for Academic Success

June 28, 2018

Led by the Lady Warrior softball team, six East Central Community College varsity sports teams earned National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Team of the Year Honorable Mention awards for having met the grade-point average requirement of 3.00 or better for the 2017-18 academic year.

With a 3.67 team GPA, the ECCC women’s softball team led all softball programs in the 15-team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and finished tied for second among all softball programs in the NJCAA.

75 ECCC Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Performance

June 21, 2018

Seventy-five East Central Community College student-athletes have been honored by either the National Junior College Athletic Association or the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or both organizations, for their academic performance during the 2017-18 academic year.

In all, 45 ECCC student-athletes were recognized by the NJCAA and 75 were honored by the MACJC. East Central was third among all 15 community and junior colleges in Mississippi in the number of student-athletes honored by the NJCAA.

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