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At a press conference on Friday, July 12, Navarro College announced names for the inaugural class of the Bulldog Hall of Fame. The newly established Bulldog Hall of Fame will honor its former student-athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have enriched the legacy of the institution through intercollegiate athletics. “We are excited to celebrate and recognize those who have exhibited exceptional ability and performance in their selected field of athletics and have represented Navarro College in an exemplary manner,” said Athletic Director Michael Landers. The inaugural class includes coaches whose records and successes helped to enrich the legacy of Navarro’s athletic tradition, student athletes, and one of the college’s most enthusiastic and loyal backers. They are: Roark Montgomery (athletic director/golf coach), Lewis Orr (basketball coach), Arthur ‘Skip’ Johnson (baseball coach), Randall ‘Whoa’ Dill (baseball coach), Bob McElroy (football coach), Herschel Stephens (tennis coach), Monica Aldama (cheer coach), Brian Cole (baseball), James David Stubbs (golfer), and Brenda Duncan (loyal past employee and fan). An induction ceremony will be held during a luncheon on Saturday, September 27 at the Cook Education Center. Honorees will receive ‘Bulldog Red’ blazers and plaques commemorating their induction and be introduced during halftime of the football game on the same night....

A compilation of team and individual, career and single-season records are included in a 20-page Southwest Junior College Football Record Book linked here. The SWJCFC records also include championship games as well as member appearances and participation in NJCAA Bowls, including the league-affiliated C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl in Waco. The SWJCFC organized in 1996, and will begin its 24th year of play in August, 2019. Navarro Sports Information Specialist Mike Montfort continues to collect data for the ongoing project.  Corrections, additions, suggestions or documentations may be sent to  mikemontfort@att.net PDF LINK:   SWJCFC Record Book (1996-2018)...

By MIKE MONTFORT   -- Three Navarro College teams and 29 NC student-athletes were recognized Monday by the NJCAA for individual and team academic achievements during the 2018-19 school year. Academic Team honors, for maintaining GPAs of 3.0 or higher, went to Navarro Soccer (3.35), Volleyball (3.18), and Softball (3.09). The 29 individual awards went to Navarro student-athletes who maintained grades of 3.60 or higher during the school year. The NJCAA broke down GPAs into ranges in order to designate first-team (4.00), second-team (3.80-3.99) and third-team (3.60-3.79) status. As a result. Navarro had nine first-, eight second- and 12 third-team Academic All-Americans. The nine NC student athletes carrying 4.0s were baseball's Pepper Jones and Trey Becerra, football's Jared DeFelice and Michael Massarella, volleyball's Luana Almeida and Monica Wood, softball's Jada Woolley and Madison Pond, and soccer's Maitane Bravo. Second-team honors (3.80-3.99) went to baseball's Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo, Gage Walters, Ryan Johnston and Colin Wyman, volleyball's Deja Arnold, softball's Makensie Miller and Jessa Johnson, and soccer's Alyssa Williams. Third-teamers (3.60-3.79) recognized include baseball's Dylan Chapman, Kyle Hawkins and Riley Lambert, basketball's Gavin Kensmil and Jonah Carrasco, football's Abraham Beauplan and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, volleyball's Sydney Gelsthorpe, and soccer's Paityn Bretzer, Taylor Lockwood, Vianey Rivera and Wasila Diwura. By sport, baseball had...

CORSICANA, TX – Navarro College is excited to announce the organization of the Bulldog Hall of Fame, honoring its former student-athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have enriched the legacy of the institution through intercollegiate athletics. This takes a major step in celebrating and recognizing those who have exhibited exceptional ability and performance in their selected field of athletics and have represented Navarro College in an exemplary manner. Nominations for the inaugural Bulldog Hall of Fame class can be found at athletics.navarrocollege.edu and will be accepted through May 5, 2019. “We have a rich history with our Bulldog athletic programs, and this is a great opportunity for us to honor those individuals who have helped to build our tradition,” said Michael Landers, Athletic Director. The inaugural class will celebrate its induction at the Bulldog Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Cook Education Center on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Inductees will receive “Bulldog Red” blazers and plaques commemorating their induction. They will also be introduced and honored at halftime of Navarro’s football game at Tiger Stadium the same day. A special Hall of Fame room will be established at the Corsicana campus and all inductees’ names will be commemorated. To be considered for induction,...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. -- Navarro baseball and soccer programs, plus 14 individual athletes were honored Wednesday as the NJCAA released its 2017-18 Academic Teams Of The Year. Top academic teams with grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher are recognized annually. Individuals with GPAs of 3.60 or higher are selected as first-, second- or third-team all-academic. Coach Matt Podjenski's Bulldog baseball team, featuring nine individual honorees, compiled a 3.19 GPA and were among 77 programs cited.  NC baseball made the academic list for the fifth consecutive season and sixth in the last seven. Individual first-team honors went to 4.0 students Clayton Jones and Pepper Jones.  Five others -- Austin Gross, Beau Orlando, Johnny Panatex, Trey Becerra and Colin Wyman -- carried GPAs of 3.80-3.99 and were second-teamers.  Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo and Joseph Leal were third-team selections with GPAs of 3.60-3.79. Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldog soccer team, highlighted by four top student-athletes, produced a 3.11 GPA and was among 56 programs honored. Navarro soccer earned team listing for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. A pair of 4.0 students, Brooke Davis and Sarah Mendoza, claimed first-team soccer honors, with second-teamer Maitane Bravo and third-teamer Andrea Rabanales. Softball's Taylor Goulet earned second-team individual honors.    ...