Six Players Named to Scholar-Athlete Team

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 6, 2016) — The National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) has named six Bob Jones University Bruins basketball athletes to their scholar-athlete team.

“We’re very proud of our student-athletes and how hard they work on and off the court,” Bruins athletics director and men’s basketball coach Neal Ring said. “Each of these recipients represent the University and our athletics program well. This recognition is well-deserved and is a testament to the work that they have put in this year both on the court and in the classroom.”

Each scholar-athlete needed to be an academic junior or senior and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5. The women’s basketball team had two recipients named to the team this year as Maggi Ford and Kendra Jeffcott were each given the honor. From the men’s basketball team, Cooper George, Kyle Turner, Kirtis Yurchak and Corey Turner were given the recognition.

“It’ a privilege to work with young ladies who recognize that life isn’t about them or their abilities in one area,” women’s head basketball Coach Mike LeViere said. “Our athletes are all concerned with their academics and Maggi and Kendra were recognized because of their excellence on the court as well as in the classroom. They are very typical of our team as they work hard and are and involved in many different things. We appreciate the NCCAA’s recognition of their accomplishments.”

The women’s basketball team finished with a 19-11 record and fell short in the NCCAA DI region playoffs with an overtime loss to Point University in the semi-final round. The men’s team finished the season with a 15-16 record and were eliminated in the first round of the NCCAA DI South regional playoffs with an 81-77 loss to Carver College.


This first appeared on the BJU Bruins website and was written by Jonny Gamet, BJU’s Sports Information Director