Former FC student-athletes recognized for academic efforts at Co-Lin

by Sean Dunlap

By Sean Dunlap

Franklin Advocate

WESSON — A trio of former Franklin County High School soccer standouts are among 63 student-athletes from Copiah-Lincoln Community College to be named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-Academic teams for the 2021-2022 term.

Elise Mullins, a sophomore defender from Meadville was one of two Lady Wolves’ soccer players — the other being Sarah Nalley of Brandon — to make the NJCAA All-Academic First-Team.

Meadville’s Jenna Long, a freshman forward, was an NJCAA All-Academic Second-Team selection and Kylie Robinson, a sophomore forward, was placed on the All-Academic Third-Team.

Student-athletes earn the national recognition by achieving an overall grade point average of 3.60 or higher for the academic year which they are enrolled in classes.

Those with a GPA of 4.0 are placed on the first team while second-team selections achieved a GPA of 3.80 to 3.99 and third-team honorees had a 3.60 to 3.79 GPA.

The three players were also among a record-setting 111 Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference Academic All-State honorees for the 2021-2022 school year.

Mullins and Long were both placed on the MACCC’s Distinguished Academic All-State list for maintaining a 3.80 to 4.0 grade point average while Robinson was placed on the Academic All-MACCC list for holding a 3.25 to 3.79 GPA.

The number of Co-Lin student-athletes placed on the MACCC Distinguished Academic All-State team included: Softball, nine; baseball, seven; football, five; men’s soccer, five; women’s soccer, five; women’s tennis, three; men’s tennis, two; and men’s basketball, one.

Among the totals for those on the Academic All-MACCC list were: Women’s soccer, 15; softball, 11; men’s soccer, nine; baseball, nine; football, eight; men’s tennis, eight; women’s tennis, four; women’s basketball, four; golf, four; and men’s basketball, two.