Academic Success in Snead State Athletics

Snead State student-athletes work just as hard in the classroom as they do in their respective sports. The Athletics Department had a 92-percent graduation rate in 2014 and shattered the national freshman-to-sophomore graduation rate. While the national average is 22-percent, Snead State's was 63-percent.

Snead State Academic All-Americans

Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence


The Award of Excellence is the highest Academic Student-Athlete award given. It is given to students with a 4.0 grade point average.

2011-2012
  • Danielle Rhoden (Softball)
2012-2013
  • Alexandria Poole (Tennis)
  • Ethan Hunter (Baseball)
2013-2014
  • Shanena Blankenship (Softball)
2014-2015
  • Boston Claborn (Softball)
  • Kelsey Bowman (Softball)
  • Elissa Self (Volleyball)
  • Rachel Farmer (Tennis)
2015-2016
  • Brittany Bishop (Volleyball)
  • Catherine Jett (Volleyball)
  • Wesley Burns (Baseball)
  • William Colvin (Baseball)
  • Brandon Matthew (Baseball)
  • Alexis Daniels (Tennis)
  • Brandi Daniels (Tennis)
  • Alesha Triplett (Tennis)
  • Macy West (Softball)

2016-2017

  • Jacob Coker (Baseball)
  • Jordan Nelson (Baseball)
  • Nathan Doss (Baseball)
  • Paige Ward (Basketball)
  • Payton Youngblood (Basketball)
  • Cati Harris (Golf)
  • Torie Garner (Softball)
  • Alesha Triplett (Tennis)
  • Brandi Daniels (Tennis)
  • Morgan Thompson (Tennis)
  • Ginny Hester (Volleyball)
  • Haley Howard (Volleyball)
  • Hannah Smith (Volleyball)
  • Sabryn Chandler (Volleyball)

Superior Academic Achievement Award


The NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement is given to student-athletes who have achieved a 3.80 to 3.99 GPA.

2010-2011
  • William Hardie (Baseball)
2011-2012
  • Maura Owens (Volleyball)
  • Anthony Jones (Baseball)
  • Ben Johnson (Baseball)
  • Haley Highfield (Tennis)
  • Katelin Gray (Volleyball)
  • Justina Craft (Volleyball)
2012-2013
  • Torrea Talton (Softball)
  • Bridget Fulks (Softball)
  • Lindsey Elrod (Tennis)
2013-2014
  • Caitlyn Roe (Softball)
  • Ayla Kirby (Volleyball)
  • Monica Cooper (Basketball)
2014-2015
  • Kelsey Hayes (Softball)
  • Danya Snead (Softball)
  • Connor Cox (Baseball)
  • Logan Pierce (Baseball)
  • Courtney Moore (Tennis)
2015-2016
  • Katy Bole (Tennis)
  • Hannah Mathis (Tennis)
  • Josiah Buell (Baseball)
  • Brian Dansereau (Baseball)
  • Emily Duncan (Softball)
  • Audrey Glitzer (Softball)
  • Payton Golden (Softball)
  • Abbey Payne (Softball)
  • Baylee Rogers (Softball)
  • Tori Pendley (Volleyball)
  • Ashley Norris (Volleyball)
  • Jordan McCarver (Basketball)
2016-2017
  • Brandon Matthews (Baseball)
  • Christian Leonard (Baseball)
  • Ridge Watson (Baseball)
  • Ryan Dupree (Basketball)
  • Jordan Gregoria (Golf)
  • Alora Whitehead (Softball)
  • Courtney Blevins (Softball)
  • Alexis Daniels (Tennis)
  • Ashley Norris (Volleyball)
  • Jada Harris (Volleyball)
  • Katie Jett (Volleyball)
  • Morgan Stinson (Volleyball)

Exemplary Academic Achievement Award


The NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement is given to student-athletes who have achieved a 3.60 to 3.79 GPA.

2010-2011
  • Kimberly McIntyre (Volleyball)
  • Travis Salyers (Baseball)
  • Meagan Box (Volleyball)
  • James Edwards (Baseball)
2011-2012
  • Nathan Pollard (Baseball)
  • Mary McQuire (Volleyball)
  • Taylor McCrary (Softball)
  • Kali Lake (Volleyball)
  • Logan Colvin (Baseball)
2012-2013
  • Morgan Walton (Softball)
  • Hannah Harris (Softball)
2013-2014
  • Meagan Johnson (Volleyball)
  • Mary Graves (Softball)
  • Zachary Dugas (Baseball)
  • Samantha Dooley (Tennis)
2014-2015
  • Kathryn Guiser (Volleyball)
  • Ashley Robertson (Volleyball)
  • Mary Evelyn Owens (Tennis)
  • Tyler Mauzy (Baseball)
2015-2016
  • Caitlyn Baker (Volleyball)
  • Macy Bridges (Volleyball)
  • Kirsten Inman (Volleyball)
  • Ellisia Kimble (Volleyball)
  • Mattie Lacey (Volleyball)
  • Casey Brooks (Basketball)
  • Ryan Dupree (Basketball)
  • Diamones Spraggins (Basketball)
  • Nicholas Walsh (Basketball)
  • Christian Leonard (Baseball)
  • Ridge Watson (Baseball)
  • Morgan Thompson (Tennis)
  • Brooklyn Brothers (Tennis)
  • Courtney Blevins (Softball) 
2016-2017
  • Riley Shaw (Baseball)
  • Austin Ricks (Basketball)
  • Ashlyn Benefield (Softball)
  • Cassidy Underwood (Softball)
  • Paxton Nance (Softball)
  • Sarah Shook (Softball)
  • Brooklyn Brothers (Tennis)
  • Hannah Carter (Volleyball)
  • Lily Hawkins (Volleyball)