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Two more sophomore members of Navarro's NJCAA Tournament Quarterfinalist Soccer team recently signed letters to continue playing at university programs, coach Alicia Wilson announced. Signings by Laura Duran and Vianey Rivera raised the number to seven from the 2018-19 Bulldogs' squad. Duran signed a national letter of intent to attend Georgia Southwestern State University and play soccer for coach Enrique Rodriguez’ Hurricanes in the Peach Belt Conference. Duran scored three goals and assisted on six more during her two-year career at Navarro as coach Alicia Wilson’s Bulldogs went 31-4-2 during two Region XIV finals campaigns. The native of San Carlos, Costa Rica, joins a lengthening list of NC products, including Maitane Bravo and Andrea Rabanales who signed with Ball State University, Wasila Diwura, who chose Lamar University, and Valentina Carvajal, who inked with Midwestern State University. “We are very excited for her and wish her the best,” coach Wilson said. Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., began its NCAA Division II women’s soccer program in 2006. On Wednesday, April 10, Vianey Rivera signed a letter of intent to attend Brewton-Parker College and play soccer for the Barons of the Southern States Athletic Conference. "Vianey is just an amazing individual and always gives her best in what...

Five sophomore members of Navarro's 25-7 Region XIV Basketball Tournament Finalists signed national letters of intent Wednesday to attend four-year universities and continue their athletic careers. Transfers Shakem Johnson, Gavin Kensmil and James Jean-Marie, two-year Bulldog Trey Pulliam and trainer/manager Jarad Hollis all made it official by signing letters during a ceremony at The Wolens Special Events Center. Johnson, a Youngstown, Ohio, product who transferred from Southwest Tennessee, signed with the Tennessee State University Tigers and coach Brian 'Penny' Collins. Kensmil, from Suriname, inked with coach Kyle Keller's Stephen F. Austin State University's Lumberjacks of the Southland Conference. Jean-Marie signed with coach Sam Scholl's University of San Diego Toreros of the West Coast Athletic Conference, while Pulliam signed with the crosstown San Diego State University Aztecs of the Mountain West Conference. Hollis plans to attend The University of North Texas and continue to work as a Mean Green manager for coaches Grant McCasland and Ross Hodge. SHAKEM JOHNSON Johnson averaged 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Johnson, with 65.7 percent field-goal-shooting last season, had 19 double-figure scoring games and led the club in rebounding in five games. Johnson had high-scoring games of 28, 26 and 25 during the season, and fashioned a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double against...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Navarro Cheer, coached by Monica Aldama, won its 14th national championship Friday at the NCA-NDA College Nationals. The Bulldogs went back-to-back Friday by defeating TVCC to win the NCA's two-team Coed Junior College Division with a score of 97.8375.  TVCC scored 97.2875.      ...

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,...

HATTIESBURG, Ms --  Navarro soccer coach Alicia Wilson was inducted into William Carey University's Sports Hall of Fame during homecoming weekend Saturday, March 23. Wilson, who played between 2000-04, was one of the most decorated women’s soccer players to ever play at William Carey. She was a four-time All-Conference, four-time first-team All-Region, and four-time All-American while remaining on the Dean's List each year.  The former Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Player of the Year captained the Jamaican team while leading her country through multiple CONCACAF World Cup and Olympic Qualifying Games. Wilson played professionally for six years in the W-League, Iceland and Costa Rica. Alicia started her coaching career at the University of West Florida as a graduate assistant, and then full time assistant coach. Alicia helped UWF to many conference championships and multiple runs in the National Tournaments (runners up in the national final). Her Navarro soccer program consistently has being ranked among the NJCAA's top 15 the last 4 seasons as the four-time Region XIV finalists compiled a 55-14-4 record (.753). Most recently, her 15-2-2 Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 three weeks and qualified for the 2018 national tournament at Foley, Al.  ...