Wallace State softball coach Jayne Clem, former players Rachel Ragland and Mackenzie Hill all part of NJCAA All-Star team at Canadian Open this month

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State softball coach Jayne Clem and recently-graduated players Rachel Ragland and Mackenzie Hill are among the elite collection of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star players and coaches competing at the 2015 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, which begins Friday. It’s the second consecutive year Wallace State softball will be…

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Wallace State volleyball, softball teams earn NJCAA All-Academic team status

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s volleyball and softball teams were each recognized Thursday as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic teams, a day after 10 student-athletes at the college were named NJCAA Athletes of Distinction. Wallace State’s volleyball team compiled a cumulative 3.47 GPA. Wallace State’s softball team finished the 2014-15 academic year with…

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Wallace State has 10 student-athletes recognized by NJCAA for academic achievements

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State athletics had 10 players recognized Wednesday as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Athletes of Distinction for their academic achievements. Volleyball’s Kaci Kirk and Olivia Walker and softball’s Amanda Medders were each named Superior Academic Achievement honorees for earning a GPA between 3.80-3.99 during the 2014-15 academic year. Exemplary Academic…

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Wallace State pitcher Chad Smith selected by Cleveland Indians in 23rd round of 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State sophomore pitcher Chad Smith was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 23rd round of the 2015 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday, marking the third player to be selected from the program in four years. Smith battled a strained oblique in his final season at Wallace…

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Wallace State softball’s Ragland named ASWA Community College Athlete of Year

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By Rob Ketcham Sports Editor The Cullman Times  The first time Wallace State softball coach Jayne Clem saw Rachel Ragland play in person was at a fall tournament in Trussville. This little Pleasant Grove junior was bringing heat in the circle for the Birmingham Vipers when Clem approached Ragland’s recruiter without much hope in mind.…

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Wallace State’s Josh Butts, Justin Rivers claim first championship for college’s BASS club

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HANCEVILLE, ALA.  –  Wallace State anglers Josh Butts and Justin Rivers made club history over the weekend by claiming the Carhartt Bassmasters College World Series Wild Card championship on Lake Barkley in Dover, Tenn. Butts and Rivers make up the first duo to finish atop the leaderboard for Wallace State’s BASS fishing club, which is…

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Wallace State softball’s Rachel Ragland named NJCAA 1st-team All-American

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HANCEVILLE, ALA.  –  Rachel Ragland is the latest Wallace State softball player to earn recognition as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) first-team All-American. Ragland was selected as an NJCAA All-American on Wednesday, becoming the sixth Lady Lion to collect first-team honors since 2009. Ragland, who was also named the 2015 Alabama Community College…

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Golfer Sylas Elliott, softball’s Rachel Ragland among Wallace State athletes to garner postseason recognition

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HANCEVILLE, ALA.  –  Wallace State freshman golfer Sylas Elliott highlights a slew of athletes who have recently garnered individual awards at the college. Elliott was named a second-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) after finishing tied for 10th in the nation last week…

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Wallace State golf finishes 5th in nation at NJCAA Division I championship

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HANCEVILLE, ALA.  –  Wallace State’s golf team finished fifth in the nation at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I championship, which concluded Friday at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas. Wallace State, which led the entire leaderboard after the opening round, finished with a 31-over par 1183 over the…

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