NJCAA Honors Trio Of PCC Athletes

WINTERVILLE—The National Junior College Athletic Association
honored three Pitt Community College athletes for academic excellence
this month.

According to the NJCAA’s website, Pitt volleyball players Kristi Pipkin and Jessica Joyner have been named to the organization’s Academic All-American Team along with PCC baseball pitcher Hunter Sprague.

Pipkin, who graduated from the University Transfer program in May,
posted a 4.0 grade point average at PCC to earn Distinguished Academic
All-American status. Primarily a libero in her final season with the
Bulldogs, the Camden County High School product led the team in aces
(57) and digs (342).

An Associate in General Education student at Pitt, Joyner turned in a 3.64 gpa to earn Academic All-American honors. An outside hitter for
the volleyball team, the sophomore from Farmville Central High School
led the team in kills (240) and was third on the squad in aces (35) and
digs (224).

Sprague, an Associate in General Education student out of Hillsborough High School, recorded a 3.65 gpa as a PCC sophomore. This past season, he made 11 mound appearances—six of them starts—and
struck out 19 batters in 34 1/3 innings.

Joyner and Sprague participated in the PCC Foundation’s Academic
Excellence Awards luncheon in April. The annual event honors 50 of the
college’s best and brightest for their work in the classroom and
volunteer service on campus and in the community.