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Dalton State’s Thornton gets SSAC’s student-Athlete Award

Dalton State sophomore Cole Thornton from Jasper, Ga., become announced Tuesday as the Southern States Athletic conference men’s wrong nation student-Athlete for 2016. Thornton, a physics main who has a 3.9 grade element normal on a 4.0 scale, previously became one in all 12 selections for the SSAC all-tutorial team for his sport, and he positioned 27th in the convention meet. “Cole is an extremely tough worker academically and athletically,” Dalton State instruct Margie Bruner said in a school free up. “he is an excellent example to all our runners.”

* four different Dalton State fall-sports athletes were honored as 2016 Daktronics NAIA scholar-Athletes. That requires being at the least a junior and having a minimal G of 3.5. Volleyball players Grace Hardin and Anna Metzler and ladies’s runner Nayeli Jacobo already had been pronounced right here as NAIA honorees, and they are joined by way of DSC men’s soccer captain Jordan Man from Liverpool, England. All 4 are juniors. Man’s G is above 3.6. Metzler, from Rio de Janeiro, changed into a group captain additionally, and she or he had a team-high 323 kills plus 309 digs to go together with her 3.9-plus G. Memphis resident Hardin, whose G is above three.7, led the volleyball Roadrunners with 112 blocks and was 2nd in kills with 216. Jacobo, whose G is above 3.5, missed the 2015 season with a torn knee ligament and step by step improved in 2016, capped via a ninth-place finish within the SSAC meet.

Basketball

* The Lee school basketball teams swept the Gulf South conference honors for freshman of the week with two gamers from area excessive schools: Ryan Bernard Law Montgomery from critical as the guys’s alternative and Taylor Boggess from Meigs County as the women’s honoree. Boggess shared scoring honors for the lady Flames with sixteen aspects of their 73-47 retract over Auburn-Bernard Law Montgomery, when she made three 3-element baskets, and Montgomery had 14 points with 3-of-3 success on 3s and seven rebounds in an beyond regular time defeat of North Georgia. The Lee groups return to GSC action for home doubleheaders Thursday nighttime in opposition t Mississippi college and Saturday afternoon towards Delta State.

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