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Cincinnati State athletics provide opportunities for students to enhance their overall experience at the College by encouraging lifelong wellness, sportsmanship, and academics.

Cincinnati State currently fields teams in six sports: women’s and men’s basketball, women’s and men’s soccer, women's volleyball and golf. All six teams regularly compete under the rules and regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) and play a very competitive junior college schedule. After playing for the Surge, many student-athletes go on to play for four-year institutions.

The Cincinnati State Athletic Department is under the leadership of athletic director Tom Hathaway. Staff members include: Wil Cagle, women’s soccer coach; Mike Combs, men’s soccer coach and fitness center director; Kristy Parrill, women's volleyball coach; Sonya Beeler, women's basketball coach; Andre Tate, men's basketball coach; and Scott Webb, golf coach.


Surge Student-Athlete Photo Gallery of the Day


March 17: Jada Jackson

 March 18: Davion Ashe

 March 19: Samia Carter

 March 20: Cory Smith

 March 23: Kasia Cicha

 March 24: Dellan Whatley

 March 25: Cierra Moran

 March 26: Grover Anderson

 March 27: Tressie Lewis

 March 30: James Kilpatrick



Moore Earns WBCA All-America Honorable Mention Recognition


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After an impressive season, Cincinnati State women’s basketball player Jonessa “Joey” Moore earned her highest honor yet.


Moore received Junior College All-America Team Honorable Mention recognition from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced on Wednesday.


This honor comes after the sophomore center was named to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and NJCAA Region XII first teams.


Moore, a Cincinnati native and Mount Healthy High School graduate, played in 14 games this past season, but she made the most of them. She averaged 22.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while shooting 57.8 percent from the field, leading the Surge in all three categories.


“For Joey to receive this recognition in the limited amount of games she played is quite an accomplishment,” Cincinnati State head coach Sonya Beeler said.


The 6-foot-1 Moore was a formidable presence in the paint, posting game highs of 36 points and 20 rebounds, with the latter coming in her final game in a Surge uniform, a district tournament semifinals loss.


This marks the third straight season and fourth time in the past five seasons that a Cincinnati State women’s basketball player has earned All-America honors. Moore joins Phylicia Johnson (2014), Cameron Vaughn (2013) and Dominique Fischer (2011) in that group.


“This continues the tradition at Cincinnati State of bringing in top-notch student-athletes and developing them and helping them get better,” Beeler said.


Moore has verbally committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.



Season a Success for Cincinnati State Men's Basketball Team

2014-15 MBB team 

While the 2014-15 Cincinnati State men’s basketball season has to be deemed a success, the ultimate goal remained just out of reach.


The Surge produced a 25-7 record, had winning streaks of eight, six and five games and was ranked in the top 15 of the NJCAA Division II poll all season.


However, a 107-102 overtime loss to Owens Community College in the final regular-season game prevented Cincinnati State from a second straight conference championship and a 75-68 setback to Owens in the semifinals of the district tournament kept the Surge from back-to-back national tournament appearances.


Cincinnati State burst out of the gates, claiming six straight victories to start the season. The Surge ended the calendar year with a 12-2 mark, but 2015 brought changes to the roster and increased roles for some freshmen players.


Cincinnati State went 5-3 to start the month of January before the team gelled and hit its stride. The Surge reeled off eight straight wins heading into the regular-season finale.


“That eight-game stretch, we came together as a team and we got on a roll,” Cincinnati State head coach Andre Tate said.


A leading cause for the run of success was the play of Grover Anderson. The freshman guard from Crest Hill, Illinois, averaged 20.9 points per game during the eight games.


“Grover Anderson took off in the second half of the season to become a first-team all-conference player,” Tate said.


Another key member of the Surge was James Kilpatrick. Tate remarked late in the season that he didn’t know where his team would be without the sophomore forward from Memphis, appreciating the effort from Kilpatrick.


“His consistency, day-in, day-out, as far as hustle, rebounding and points when we needed it was great,” the head coach added.


Anderson paced the Surge with 12.2 points per game, and Kilpatrick led the team with 7.5 rebounds a contest. Freshmen guards Cory Smith (10.6) and Davion Ashe (10.1) rounded out the players who averaged double figures in scoring.


Anderson was named to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference first team, while Kilpatrick was named to the second team and Ashe received honorable mention recognition.


“I thought it was a very good season,” Tate said. “Any time you win 25 games, it has to be considered a good season.”


Looking forward, Tate believes next season’s team will be back where he wants the program to be. Cincinnati State, which currently has five verbal commitments from high school seniors, will return approximately a half dozen players from this squad.


Women's Basketball Team Worked Through Adversity for Productive Season

2014-15 WBB Team

The Cincinnati State women’s basketball team worked its way through a seemingly ever-changing roster en route to a productive 2014-15 season.


Despite a lineup hampered by the loss of several players due to injuries and other factors, the Surge finished 19-12 and reached the semifinals of the district tournament.


“Considering the adversity and the amount of players that we lost throughout the season, I think we outperformed anybody’s expectations,” Cincinnati State head coach Sonya Beeler said.


The high point of the season came at the Illinois Central College Tournament in Peoria near the end of December. The Surge opened the tournament with a 66-59 victory over North Iowa Area Community College, at the time the No. 2 ranked team in the NJCAA Division II poll. Cincinnati State then lost by four to Sauk Valley, an NJCAA Division I team that finished the season 26-6. The Surge wrapped up the tourney with a 59-58 overtime win over South Suburban, a team they lost to just 11 days prior and one that went on to qualify for the national tournament.


“We were clicking on all cylinders at that tournament,” Beeler said. “We played very well.”


Roster dynamics again changed in January, but a bright spot was the introduction of Jonessa Moore. The sophomore forward played in 14 games during the second half of the season and put up tremendous numbers. Moore averaged 22.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per contest and was named to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference first team.


Moore, who earned OCCAC player of the week honors three times, had season highs of 36 points and 20 rebounds.


However, Cincinnati State had as few as six healthy players on any given day.


“It was a struggle at times to have enough players to practice, and we barrowed men’s basketball players all the time, but we made it through,” Beeler said.


The lack of roster depth meant increased practice and playing time and development for the players on floor.


“I can’t pick just one person who improved, because there was such improvement by everybody all season long,” Beeler said.


In addition to Moore being named to the OCCAC first team, freshmen guards Samia Carter and Jada Jackson earned second-team honors and sophomore wing Kasia Cicha received honorable mention recognition.


Moore has verbally committed to Shawnee State University, an NAIA Division I program, while Cicha has garnered interest from some schools.



Meanwhile, Beeler and her staff are looking forward to getting prospects on campus and rounding out the next recruiting class.


Men's Soccer Team Tryout Information

2015 Spring Tryout

Date: Sunday, March 15

                Time:    3-5 p.m.

                Site:       Roger Bacon High School Stadium

                                35 E. Mitchell Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45217


Any participant attending the tryout is required to bring the following completed and signed forms:

·         NJCAA Physical Form or a sports physical form completed within the last 12 months before the tryout date

·         Sports Tryout Participation Form

·         Emergency Contact Form


For more information, contact head coach Mike Combs.


Women's Soccer Players Sign With Ohio Dominican 

A pair of Cincinnati State women’s soccer players recently signed to continue their academic and soccer careers at Ohio Dominican University.

Deandre Criddell, a midfielder from Huber Heights, Ohio, and Jess Wolski, a midfielder from Oregonia, Ohio, signed letters of commitment to the NCAA Division II school in Columbus.

Criddell, who scored seven goals in two seasons with the Surge and was named to the NJCAA Region XII All-Tournament team as a freshman and to the Region XII second team as a sophomore, is excited about her next step.

“I really couldn’t picture my life without soccer in it, so it is great to have this opportunity,” Criddell said.

Wolski, who won a state championship during her senior year at Bishop Fenwick High School, continued her success at Cincinnati State. She was a first-team Region XII selection in her sophomore season and a second-team Region XII pick her freshman year. Wolski scored 11 goals in two seasons with the Surge.

The Ohio Dominican women’s soccer team, led by head coach Jonathan Meade, is coming off its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance.

The Panthers finished the 2014 season with a 15-5-1 record overall and a 10-1-1 mark in the GLIAC. Since 2010, Ohio Dominican has a .658 winning percentage.

Both student-athletes are grateful for the opportunities Cincinnati State provided.

“It was a great step for me,” Wolski said. “I got to hone my skills and develop my play while I was here.”

Criddell echoed that sentiment.

“I liked being here at C-State because it helped me with my soccer fundamentals and it helped me academically,” she added. 


Athletic Director to Serve on NJCAA Redesign Committee

Cincinnati State Athletic Director Tom Hathaway has been appointed to serve on the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Organizational Redesign. This 13-person committee will evaluate the results of a recent membership-wide survey, evaluate the current NJCAA structure with a comparison to other college athletic governing bodies and ultimately propose a new model for NJCAA governance structure.


The Committee on Organization Redesign with work collaboratively with the Strategic Planning and the Roles and Responsibilities ad-hoc committees.  The goal is to complete a proposal by Dec. 1, 2015.


To evaluate its standing with its membership, the NJCAA began an extensive review of the association last Fall, commissioning a survey to obtain input from athletic administrators, institutional presidents and conference commissioners.   The survey results were reviewed at a mid-January retreat involving 25 members of diverse backgrounds and the committees were formed in February.


The committee has begun holding virtual meetings and will meet face-to-face at least twice between now and mid-July. 


“We have a great deal of work to complete in the next couple of months to be in a position to finish our proposal by December,” Tom said.


Surge Men's Basketball Team Lets One Slip Away in District Tournament 



Circleville, Ohio -- The Cincinnati State men’s basketball team allowed Owens Community College to finish on a 16-4 run as the Surge fell to the Express, 75-68, in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division II District 11 tournament.


Leading, 64-59, with 3:46 remaining, Cincinnati State struggled to rebound and connect from the free-throw line, giving Owens the opportunity to come back. It marked the second time in a week that the Express got the best of the Surge.


Owens (25-6) out-rebounded Cincinnati State by 15, blocked eight more shots and held the Surge to 33.8 percent shooting from the field.


Sophomores James Kilpatrick (pictured), Larry Johnson, Adam McCall and Nick Barnes played their last game for Cincinnati State, which finished the season with a 25-7 record. Barnes led the Surge with 16 points, while Kilpatrick had 10 points and nine rebounds.


Freshman guard Grover Anderson went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line en route to 12 points, and freshman forward Alex Baptiste added nine points and six boards.


Darren Groves led the way for Owens with 19 points and 13 rebounds.


For the season, Anderson led Cincinnati State with 12.2 points per game, while Kilpatrick paced the team with 7.5 rebounds a contest.


Cincinnati State Women's Hoops Team Unable to Overcome Columbus State

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Circleville, Ohio -- Jonessa Moore (pictured) turned in another outstanding performance, but it wasn’t enough as the Cincinnati State women’s basketball team lost to Columbus State, 72-63, on Friday afternoon in the NJCAA Division II District I Tournament semifinals.


The sophomore center scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in her last game in a Surge uniform. It also marked the final Cincinnati State contest for Kasia Cicha, who had nine points, and Tressie Lewis, who contributed four points and six rebounds.


After heading to the half tied at 33, the Surge allowed the Cougars to steadily build an advantage they could never overcome in the second half. Cincinnati State struggled from the field, shooting just 28.6 percent for the game. That included the Surge going 2-for-22 (9.1 percent) from 3-point range.


Bridget Geiger led Columbus State with 15 points, while Paige Lewis added 13. No Cincinnati State player other than Moore reached double figures. Jada Jackson had nine points, and Michayla Barga scored eight.


The Surge finished the 2014-15 season with a 19-12 record. Moore led Cincinnati State with 22.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.


Surge Men's Basketball Team Advances to District Tournament Semifinals

After two nail-biting wins against Columbus State Community College this season, the Cincinnati State men’s basketball got out in front and didn’t let up en route to a 77-62 victory over the visiting Cougars in an NJCAA Division II District 11 tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday night.

The Surge used balanced offense and high-pressure defense to secure a spot in the tournament semifinals. Cincinnati State will face Owens Community College at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, on Friday at 8 p.m.

Six players scored between nine and 13 points as the Surge won their ninth game in the past 10. Freshmen guards Grover Anderson and Cory Smith led the way with 13 points each, while sophomore forward Larry Johnson added 11. James Kilpatrick posted 10 points, seven rebounds and a game-high four assists, and Alex Baptiste (pictured) had nine points and a team-best eight boards.

“We talked about moving the ball, and when you do that, everyone has a chance to score,” Cincinnati State head coach Andre Tate said.

The Surge locked down defensively, holding Columbus State leading scorer Matthew Rhodes to zero field goals and three points, and Tate noticed a difference in his team’s third game against the Cougars.

“I thought we did a better job of guarding and running them off the 3-point line,” he said.

With a matchup with Owens on the horizon, Cincinnati State is eager for the opportunity.

“We’re looking forward to playing Owens,” Tate said. “They are a very good team and very well coached. As long as we keep them off the glass, we will put ourselves in a position to win.”


Cincinnati State Women's Hoops Team Rolls into District Tournament Semifinals

The Cincinnati State women’s basketball team cruised past visiting Cuyahoga Community College, 100-59, in an NJCAA Division II District I Tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

With the victory, the Surge advance to face Columbus State in the tournament semifinals at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, on Friday at 3 p.m.

Cincinnati State used a balance attack en route to its third win over Cuyahoga this season. Jonessa Moore led the Surge with 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Michayla Barga (pictured) came off the bench to score 20 points and grab seven rebounds.

“Michayla Barga put together a good game defensively and offensively, and she didn’t force it,” Cincinnati State head coach Sonya Beeler said.

Jada Jackson added 15 points and eight boards, and Cierra Moran rounded out the double-figure scorers with 14.

Surge freshman Samia Carter just missed a triple-double, with eight points, 10 assists and 11 steals.

“Any time your point guard has 11 steals and 10 assists, that’s always a good night,” Beeler said.

Cincinnati State forced 33 turnovers and scored 48 points off of them on Tuesday, and Beeler was impressed with the Surge’s play in transition.

“When we start to run, there are not too many teams that can keep up with us,” the head coach said.


Surge Hoops Teams Nearing District Tournament Play

The Cincinnati State women’s basketball team will host a district tournament game on Tuesday, while the result of Saturday’s game will determine if the men’s team will do so as well.

The Surge women’s team will face Cuyahoga Community College on campus on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If the men’s team wins at Owens on Saturday, it will claim the No. 1 seed and advance to the district tournament semifinals in Circleville, Ohio, on Friday. A loss in the regular-season finale means the Surge will be the No. 3 seed and host Columbus State on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Cincinnati State beat Columbus State in both matchups this season, but the wins came by a total of four points. The Surge pulled out an 85-84 overtime victory at home in late January before an 84-81 decision on the road last week.

While the Cincinnati State women’s team has one regular-season game remaining, a contest at conference-leader Owens on Saturday, it is locked into the No. 3 seed in the district tournament. Cuyahoga is the No. 6 seed.

The Surge (18-10, 9-4 OCCAC) topped Cuyahoga (7-15, 4-9 OCCAC) twice this season. After an 84-36 victory at home in mid January, the Surge claimed a 90-39 win on the road a month later.

With a victory Saturday, the men’s team will face the winner of the Cuyahoga-Sinclair game on Friday at 6 p.m. on the campus of Ohio Christian University.

If the women’s team tops Cuyahoga on Tuesday, it will take on Columbus State, the No. 2 seed, at 3 p.m. on Friday at Ohio Christian. Cincinnati State dropped both games to Columbus State this season, falling 64-63 as the host and 83-73 as the visitor.


2013-2014 Year in Review

The 2013-14 athletics year at Cincinnati State proved to be a season which  boasted success in competition and in the classroom.


Four of Cincinnati State’s teams—men’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and men's golf—advanced to the NJCAA national championships of their respective post-season tournaments.  Women’s soccer, which advanced to the regional final, narrowly missed becoming a fifth member of that elite group. 


Cincinnati State is one of only eleven NJCAA colleges to send teams to four national championships.


Surge teams combined to capture two Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships (men’s basketball, men’s soccer) and four district or regional titles.  The teams combined for a record of 90-49-2, a .645 winning percentage.


Three Cincinnati State student-athletes were selected as OCCAC most outstanding performers in their sports and a total of 20 received all-conference honors.  The Surge also had 17 receive all-region honors and had seven  NJCAA All-Americans—Liam Doyle (men’s soccer), Julie Martin (women’s soccer), Winston Grays (men’s basketball), Phylicia Johnson (women’s basketball), Matt Nickoson (golf), Taylor Suggs (golf) and Jeff Wray (golf).


Doyle also earned Academic All-American honors as did Danielle Reifenberger (soccer), Austin Klueh (soccer), Tucker Beerman (soccer) and Ricky Dumont (golf).


Academically, 39 Cincinnati State student-athletes—43 percent—were named Surge Scholar Athletes for the Fall Semester, having grade point averages of 3.0 or better while passing at least 12 semester hours.  Seventeen had GPAs of 3.5 or better, qualifying for the college’s Dean’s List, and three posted perfect 4.0s.


22 of the program’s 27 sophomore student-athletes have graduated after the Spring or will graduate at the conclusion of the Summer semester. 12 have already accepted offers to play at the NCAA Div. I level next season. 7 will play Div. II and others will make their decisions on where to play later on this summer.



MENS SOC CHAMPSMen's soccer finished the season with an 18-2-2 record while claiming the OCCAC & Region XII titles.

WBB DISTRICT CHAMPSThe women's basketball team upset 5th ranked Owens for their 3rd district title in 4 seasons.

MBB DISTRICT CHAMPSAndre Tate's Surge went on to win the district title and earned a 6th place finish at the NJCAA national tournament.

golf 14 region titleThe golf team captured the Region XII title and finished as NJCAA National Runners-Up.




Cincinnati State's Tom Hathaway named OCCAC Athletic Director of the Year

Cincinnati State's Tom Hathaway has been named the 2013-14 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Athletic Director of the Year.

Hathaway, in his second year at Cincinnati State, led the Surge athletic program to a very successful year. The men's soccer team, the men's and women's basketball teams, and the men's golf team all won district championships and advanced to the national tournament, while the department introduced women's volleyball as a sport. The women's soccer team also came within one win of a district championship, and the men's soccer and men's basketball teams each captured conference championships.

Academically, Cincinnati State had six student-athletes receive academic honors from the NJCAA, the men's golf team was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team, and 20 student-athletes were named to the All-OCCAC Academic Team.

Hathaway has compiled a wide array of experience during his three-plus decades in athletic administration. Much of that was accumulated during his 27 years as assistant athletic director at the University of Cincinnati where he was responsible for sports communications and served in a variety of administrative roles.

After UC, Hathaway has served as athletic director at Miamisburg High School before taking over at Cincinnati State in May of 2012. While at Miamisburg, he supervised more than $1.2 million in improvement projects to the school’s athletic facilities and developed a long-range plan for the development of sports programs and facilities. He also launched outreach efforts with area youth sports organizations and worked on a wellness coalition involving the school, the city of Miamisburg, township officials and employees of a nearby hospital.

“Tom not only has the skills to manage Cincinnati State’s sports programs, he also gets them the attention they deserve,” said Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens.

Cincinnati State competes in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, women's volleyball and golf. Over the past three years the golf team, the men’s soccer team, and the men’s and women’s basketball teams have competed in National Junior College Athletic Association national championships.

Hathaway, a graduate of the College of Wooster, launched his career as assistant commissioner of the small-college Ohio Athletic Conference.

He was the 2009 recipient of the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) Horizon Award and was recognized for 35 years of service in athletic administration by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).He is the author of seven publications and two highlights videos that have received national awards. He also co-authored a book on the history of UC basketball.



Cincinnati SportsMedicine partners with Cincinnati State

Cincinnati State and Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center have agreed to a partnership which will not only provide athletic training services for the Surge athletic teams but will benefit student and staff wellness.


Under the arrangement, Cincinnati State student-athletes will have the medical services of Cincinnati SportsMedicine’s nationally-known orthopaedic specialists along with its highly-qualified physical therapy resources for the immediate treatment and recovery from athletic injuries.

Ryan Downing is the certified athletic trainer for the school.  He will be covering all home events throughout the year and providing afternoon visits in the gymnasium athletic training room for any athlete, non-athlete, or faculty member needing his services.  He can be reached at 513-515-3443 or with any questions.

Dr. Frank R. Noyes, chairman and medical director of CSMOC and an internationally recognized authority on the diagnosis and treatment of complex knee problems, will serve as the chief orthopaedic specialist for Cincinnati State athletics.  “We’re excited to be partnering with Cincinnati State during the upcoming school year,” commented Dr. Noyes.  “Our goal is to provide the best orthopaedic & sports medicine care to the student body and faculty.  Our team of physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers are well respected in their professions and our team is here for you.”


Cincinnati Sports Medicine will make its services available to Cincinnati State’s students, faculty and staff.  Members of the Cincinnati State community can have their athletic-related injuries assessed on campus, with timely referrals to the Cincinnati SportsMedicine physicians when warranted.


“Cincinnati SportsMedicine has an outstanding reputation for its advancements in the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries,” stated Cincinnati State athletic director Tom Hathaway.  “We are pleased to have their outstanding sports medicine services, and the support Dr. Noyes and their highly-regarded staff of physicians, for our student-athletes.”

For more information about Cincinnati SportsMedicine or Mercy Health, visit or


To make an appointment with Cincinnati SportsMedicine, call 513-347-9999.





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Theresa Check inducted into Cincinnati State Athletic Hall of Fame


check.jpgTheresa Check, former athletic director and women’s basketball coach at Cincinnati State, has been inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The recognition took place at the annual athletic awards banquet on April 11.


Check compiled a 64-23 record in three seasons as head coach at Cincinnati State, directing the Surge to a pair of Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships and an appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament in 2011. She relinquished her coaching responsibilities following the 2010-11 season, but Cincinnati State Athletic Director said her efforts helped pave the way for the team’s 2012 national tournament appearance. (The Cincinnati State women finished fourth in that event.)


During Check’s tenure as Cincinnati State’s athletic director, teams from the college made five NJCAA national tournament appearances in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer and men’s golf.


Check retired as athletic director in 2012, but continues to teach at Cincinnati State as an adjunct.


Prior to joining Cincinnati State, Check established herself as one of the top women’s basketball coaches in Ohio. Her teams compiled more than 400 victories in 17 seasons as head women’s basketball coach at Central State, earning Converse/NAIA Coach of the Year honors in 1993. She also served as athletic director there for 11 years. Under her leadership, football was reinstated and tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball and bowling were added.


Check is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame and the Central State Hall of Fame.


Check is the third person to be enshrined in the Cincinnati State Athletic Hall of Fame. She joins John Hurley, former athletic director and men’s basketball coach, and Omar Cummings, an All-American soccer player who is now playing at the professional level.




Cincinnati State athletics continue to build a winning tradition

nat.qual.coachesCincinnati State has proven to be one of the most successful junior college programs in the nation. Women's soccer finished 2010 ranked 13th nationally among all junior colleges and advanced to the NJCAA Regional Final in 2013. Volleyball, which was relaunched in 2013, is a program on the rise led by Head Coach Kristy Parrill. The most crowning achievements in recent years have been earned by the men's basketball team, the men's soccer team, women's basketball team and the men's golf  team as each program has made multiple trips to the NJCAA National Tournament and made school history with record breaking results as shown below:


Men's Basketball

2010 NJCAA National Runners - Up, 2010 OCCAC Champions, 2010 Region XII District 11 Champions, Overall Record: 27-9, Head Coach: Andre Tate

2014 NJCAA National Tournament - 6th Place, 2014 Co-OCCAC Champions, 2014 Region XII District 11 Champions, Ranked No. 1 in Final Regular Season Poll, Overall Record: 29-5, Head Coach: Andre Tate


Women's Basketball

2011 NJCAA National Tournament Appearance, 2011 Region XII Champions, #7 National Ranking, Overall Record: 24-11, Head Coach: Theresa Check,

2012 NJCAA National Tournament Appearance, 2012 Region XII District I Champions, 2012 OCCAC Champions, Overall Record: 32-3

2014 District I Champions, 2014 NJCAA National Tournament Appearance, Overall Record: 21-12, Head Coach: Sonya Beeler


Men's Golf

2010, 2011 & 2014 NJCAA National Tournament Qualifier,  2010,2011 & 2014 Region XII Champions, 2014 NJCAA Runners-Up, Head Coach: Scott Webb


Men's Soccer

2010 NJCAA National Runners Up, 2010 District Champions, 2010 Region XII Champions,  2010 OCCAC Champions,  #2 National Ranking, Overall Record: 22-3-0, Head Coach: Mike Combs

2012 NJCAA National Tournament Appearance, 2012 District Champions; 2012 Region XII Champions, 2012 Co- OCCAC Champions, #7 National Ranking, Overall Record: 18-6-1, Head Coach: Mike Combs

2013 NJCAA National Tournament Appearance, 2013 Region XII Champions, 2013 OCCAC Champions, #6 National Ranking, Overall Record: 18-2-2, Head Coach: Mike Combs




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