June 7, 2016
East Central Community College’s Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, was recently recognized on the organization’s inaugural President’s List, which recognizes the 25 chapters with the highest membership acceptance rates.
According to the Phi Theta Kappa website, “the list is based on chapters’ acceptance rates in 2015. This new annual recognition serves as a way for all chapters — big and small, urban and rural — to see how their peers are performing.”
A Hot Air Balloon Glow, 5K Nite-Glow Run/Walk, KidZone, Battle of the Bands and fireworks are just part of the fun scheduled for East Central Community College’s first annual WarriorFest on Friday, April 8, on the ECCC campus in Decatur.
The event designed for all ages will be from 6 p.m. to Midnight on the north end of campus near the ECCC Pavilion and Lake area.
Late inning runs allowed NJCAA Division I Shelton State Community College to sweep the East Central Community College Diamond Warriors in a baseball doubleheader Tuesday, March 8, in Tuscaloosa.
ECCC’s overall record falls to 12-6 on the season.
In game one, the Diamond Warriors took the lead early scoring one run in the top of the second. Shelton State responded in the bottom of the second with a run of their own.
Big hits in game two helped the East Central Community College softball team split a doubleheader against Pearl River Community College in Poplarville Tuesday, March 8.
In game one, ECCC was unable to get on the scoreboard, losing 1-0. PRCC’s lone run came on a walk and an East Central error in the bottom of the third inning.
Sophomore Lacey Hill out of Kilbourne (La.) High School had a strong outing in the circle for the Lady Diamond Warriors, surrendering no earned runs and four hits, while striking out 10 batters in six innings of work.
Four East Central Community College Lady Warriors and one Warrior were named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State basketball teams announced Monday, March 7, 2016.
Sophomore guard/forward Prince McDaniel out of Pascagoula High School was named to the MACJC Men’s All-State South Division Second Team.
McDaniel averaged a team-high of 14.9 points per game. He also averaged 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Tierra Robinson has joined the Office of Public Information at East Central Community College in Decatur as sports information/communications specialist.
Robinson assumed the newly created position on Feb. 15.
The East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors swept a softball doubleheader from MACJC conference foe Coahoma Community College on Saturday, March 5, in Clarksdale.
ECCC improved its overall record to 18-3 and 2-2 in MACJC play.
In a high-scoring game one, the Lady Diamond Warriors won 13-0, with 10 of those runs coming in their first three at-bats.
ECCC put up three runs in the first and five in the second inning en route to the five inning, run-rule game.
The East Central Community College baseball team defeated Itawamba Community College in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 5, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.
The Diamond Warriors won 13-1 in the seven-inning game one win.
Two big innings propelled East Central in game one. ECCC took the early lead after scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Diamond Warriors then added six more runs in the fifth to push the lead to 10-0.