The Lamar State College Port Arthur women's softball team earned top academic honors and was recognized by the National Junior College Athletics Association, along with four individual Seahawks who were honored for their classroom work.
Seahawks basketball player Tevin Baker earned NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors after posting a 4.0 grade point average this past school year. Baker, a Port Arthur native who played high school basketball for Monsignor Kelly High School in Beaumont, is taking his talents as guard to East Texas Baptist University, an NCAA Division III program.
The Seahawks softball team collectively earned a 3.06 grade point average, placing them among the top academic programs in the nation. Sophomore Bailey Crorey and freshman Carmen Sanders earned second team NJCAA All-Academic Team honors, placing their GPA within the 3.80-3.99 range. Sophomore Lilly Renteria won third team honors after placing within the 3.60-3.79 GPA range.
"We love to see our athletes succeed on the basketball court and softball field but it's the classroom where a student's success eventually results in life-changing opportunities," Director of Athletics Scott Street said.