Northeast Sets New School Record with Fifty Academic All-State Selections

July 17, 2020

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s student-athletes thrived scholastically during the 2019-20 school year despite disruptions to the traditional learning environment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


Fifty young men and women representing each of Northeast’s competitive athletic programs were honored with Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State distinction.


This breaks the school record for most MACJC Academic All-State recipients. The previous mark of 40 was originally set during the 2016-17 campaign and was matched just one year ago.


“We are very excited about the outstanding number of student-athletes that received recognition,” said Northeast athletic director Kent Farris. “It speaks volumes about the job that our coaches do emphasizing excellence both in the classroom as well as on the field.”


The MACJC annually celebrates the intellectual achievements of individuals from each of its 15 member institutions. Athletes must complete a minimum of 24 cumulative hours combined between the fall and spring semesters.


However, sophomores in their final season of eligibility at the two-year level may qualify for these accolades by finishing just 12 cumulative hours with the appropriate grade point average (GPA).


Student-athletes with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.79 earn Academic All-State laurels while those with a GPA of 3.8 or higher garner the Distinguished Academic All-State award from the MACJC.


The baseball and football programs tied for the most honorees with 12, including sharing a dual sport standout in Shawn Dalton Weatherbee. Softball was not far behind with 10 of its 16 total members obtaining these scholastic prizes.


Northeast’s traditional service district, which includes Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union counties, was well represented with 17 selections. Corinth High School and Kossuth High School both had three alumni to acquire this commendation.


The following is the list in alphabetical order with sport, GPA and high school of the Northeast student-athletes that were recognized as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.


  • Carson Banks, Football, 4.0, Northwest Rankin
  • Nathan Barham, Football, 3.28, St. Andrews Episcopal
  • Eli Eakes, Baseball, 3.89, Lamar School
  • Anna Beth Lucius, Softball, 3.87, Vardaman
  • Hayden Scarbrough, Baseball, 3.9, Corinth
  • Katelin Senter, Softball, 3.88, Tishomingo County
  • Austin Shaw, Golf, 4.0, Kossuth
  • Jamarcus Smith, Football, 3.89, Saltillo
  • Haley Vick, Women’s Basketball, 3.81, Pine Grove


The following is the list in alphabetical order with sport, GPA and high school of the Northeast student-athletes that were recognized as MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State.


  • Ke’Mara Atterberry, Women’s Basketball, 3.47, McAdams
  • Josh Basil, Baseball, 3.34, East Union
  • Michael Baugus, Football, 3.44, Corinth
  • Dre Bays, Football, 3.26, Winona
  • Cathy Burse, Women’s Basketball, 3.4, Terry
  • Dominique Caldwell, Women’s Basketball, 3.58, Warren Central
  • Jacob Compton, Baseball, 3.6, DeSoto Central
  • Ethan Dyer, Baseball, 3.6, North Pontotoc
  • Grady Gardner, Men’s Basketball, 3.63, Nettleton
  • Dylan Hitchcock, Baseball, 3.59, Saltillo
  • Chancey Jackson, Women’s Basketball, 3.45, Hillcrest (Tenn.)
  • Madeline Johnson, Women’s Basketball, 3.68, Itawamba Agricultural
  • Chase Kessinger, Baseball, 3.42, Oxford
  • Jake Kilcrease, Golf, 3.53, Brantley (Ala.)
  • Taylor King, Softball, 3.34, Smithville
  • Stephon McGlaun, Football, 3.41, Tupelo
  • Da’Sha McGloster, Women’s Basketball, 3.25, Warren Central
  • Alexis McGreger, Softball, 3.6, Marshall Academy
  • Dylan Moulton, Golf, 3.69, Kinston (Ala.)
  • DaMarion Parham, Football, 3.31, Oxford
  • Kristen Perrigo, Softball, 3.78, Booneville
  • Mattie Pilcher, Softball, 3.69, South Pontotoc
  • India Prather, Women’s Basketball, 3.35, Falkner
  • Braxton Pritchard, Men’s Basketball, 3.5, Tishomingo County
  • Jake Reeder, Baseball, 3.46, North Pontotoc
  • Will Seabrook, Football, 3.44, Madison-Ridgeland Academy
  • Bryan Seaman, Baseball, 3.66, St. Benedict (Tenn.)
  • Anna Claire Stahl, Softball, 3.29, Hamilton
  • Chad Stephens, Baseball, 3.28, Belmont
  • Ayriana Stoneback, Softball, 3.59, Reeltown (Ala.)
  • D’Jordan Strong, Football, 3.25, South Panola
  • Jenny Thompson, Softball, 3.78, West Union
  • Conner Thornton, Golf, 3.48, New Site
  • Maddie Tucker, Softball, 3.47, Booneville
  • JonDarius Warren, Men’s Basketball, 3.45, Corinth
  • Shawn Dalton Weatherbee, Baseball/Football, 3.44, Thrasher
  • Jakob Welch, Football, 3.42, Winona
  • Carson Wilder, Golf, 3.68, Kossuth
  • Cedrick Wilder, Jr., Football, 3.64, Pelahatchie
  • Connor Wilder, Golf, 3.42, Kossuth
  • Landon Wilkerson, Baseball, 3.53, Lewisburg




NOTE – Should your publication need photos of any student-athletes from Northeast Mississippi Community College selected as MACJC Academic All-State, please contact sports information director Blake Long at or by calling 662-720-7448.

Source: TigerWire

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Written by Michael H Miller

Michael H Miller is the Public Information Specialist at Northeast Mississippi Community College.