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Track & Field | 05.06 | CCC Sports Information
CLARKSDALE - Deion Warren and Ashley Craig have each enjoyed tremendous success on the track and in the classroom. As the male and female athletes with the highest GPAs at Coahoma for the 2015-16 school year, they are the recipients of the Ben-Glo Scholarships for this year.
"We strongly encourage and ask that our athletes get their academics and do well in the classroom," head coach Reggy Hankerson said. "I am very proud that the two athletes with the highest GPAs this year are track athletes."
Warren, a native of Mound Bayou who graduated from John F. Kennedy High, is a sophomore middle distance runner. Craig, from Friars Point, graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School and, like Warren, is a second-year middle distance runner for Coach Hankerson's squad.
Both plan to attend Alcorn State in the fall.
The track team wrapped its season April 30th at Mississippi State, and the Ben-Glo awards were given April 28th at the annual CCC Athletics banquet, where it was also announced that the track and field team finished with the highest collective GPA of any team on campus.
Among the night's other notable moments were an inspiring speech by motivational speaker Antonio Wright and the presentation of awards to team MVPs, freshmen of the year, and contributors to the CCC Athletics program.
Special distinctions were given to sophomore Lady Tiger basketball star Eugenia Gilliam, who was honored for making the 1st Team All-MACJC squad, as well as CCC's Mr. Basketball LaTerrence Henderson. The evening was MC'ed by athletic director Freeman Horton.