The student-athlete academic awards from the NJCAA have been handed out for the 2014-15 academic year….
Connor Klein of South Mountain earned NJCAA Division II Arnold Palmer Individual National Champion Award for earning medalist honors at the NJCAA Division II Championships.
Klein opened the championship with 6-under 66 and was tied for the lead after the first round. He fell into a tie for third place after 71 in the second round. Even par in the third round kept Klein in the tie for third, four shots back of the lead. Klein roared back in the final round firing 67, including birdies on three of his last four holes, to claim medalist honors.
The victory was Klein’s third of the spring. In seven tournaments this season his only finish outside the top six was tied for 15th in his first event competing for South Mountain
The National Junior College Athletic Association has named South Mountain Community College’s women’s volleyball team the Academic Team of the Year (2014-15).
SMCC right-handed pitcher Chris Plitt was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
The South Mountain Community College Athletics department fosters strong character and opportunities through academic, athletic, personal, and community development with a focus on transferring to four year institutions.
The South Mountain Community College Athletics department supports a diverse student-athlete population and creates opportunity for growth and development through academic, athletic, personal, and community development.