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  • wpadmin 2:24 pm on August 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    San Jacinto College 2013 Soccer Season 

    San Jacinto College is ready for another great soccer season. The Coyotes will open the regular season on Aug. 24-25 in Perkinston, Miss. against Brevard Community College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The home opener is Aug. 31st against Ranger College.
    For the full game schedule, visit http://www.sanjacsports.com.

  • wpadmin 1:39 pm on May 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Baseball Play Pink Thank You 

    Playpink2013logo_72Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Fourth Annual Play Pink Game and fundraising event for Angel Flight South Central. Despite the rain on Saturday, we raised more money than any previous year… more than $4,500 to support a great cause and charitable organization. That says so much about the caring nature and generosity of San Jacinto College, the community and the baseball program. We had people from all campuses help or donate and it was by all means a group effort to make this event such a success this season. We could not have done it without you!




    Here are some highlights from the event with special recognition:

    • Over $4,500 was raised to bring the total amount of Play Pink contributions since 2010 to almost $13,000.
    • San Jac beat Blinn two of three games in the conference series.
    • The Chairman of the Board for Angel Flight South Central, David Levine, was in attendance and presented the baseball program with a special crystal plaque of appreciation.
    • Angel Flight pilot Jim Gardner and driver Robin Lostak were in attendance.
    • Cloverleaf Elementary School students took the field with the Gators for the National Anthem.  The students competed in an A.R. reading contest for the honor.
    • Cloverleaf Elementary School PTA donated $500 to the event.
    • The North Shore Rotary donated $1,000 to the event.
    • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company donated $250 to the event.
    • Former San Jac Gators and MLB players Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Brandon Belt, Lucas Luetge and Brandon Hicks all donated items to the silent auction.
    • San Jacinto College North student Gloria Duran sang the National Anthem.
    • Thank you to Terry and Marcy Johnson for their work with the BBQ donation and service.
    • Thank you to the W.D. Ley YMCA for their support and contributions.
    • Thank you to Dr. Allatia Harris for her attendance, support and contributions.
  • amanda.fenwick 10:38 am on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    San Jac history quiz results 

    Congratulations to the five people who won the San Jacinto College Decades History Quiz contests, which were part of the College’s 50th Anniversary celebration staged throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

    And the winners were (pass the envelope, please — drum roll in background) —

    1960s — North Campus student Lucia Montano

    1970s — South Campus student Mercy Jernigan

    1980s — Payroll Accounting Assistant Brittany Waters

    1990s — Enrollment Services Processor Kristen Smith

    2000s — South Campus Lab Supervisor Cheryl McPherson

    For all you history buffs, below is a complete copy of the Decades History Quiz questions & answers. See how many questions you can answer correctly without peeking at the answers. HEY !!! I said no peeking at the answers !!! (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 1:24 pm on June 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations to a great baseball team 

    The College’s baseball team recently finished another successful season, emerging as the undefeated Region XIV champion before finishing as the national runner-up at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.

    A group of employees and fans from the community staged a welcome back and congratulations get-together for the team recently in the Monument Room of the North Campus. (More …)

  • wpadmin 2:22 pm on June 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jac baseball finishes 2012 season as national runner-up 

    Sophomore Jared Fancher hit a home run in the second inning of the 2012 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Photo credit: Buddy Bair.

    The San Jacinto College (SJC) baseball team finished the 2012 season as the national runner-up, after a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to Iowa Western Community College late Saturday night at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, Colo. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:24 am on May 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Take me out to the ballgame 

    As part of the College’s 50th anniversary celebration, the baseball team recognized former players, and held a celebration for the community on April 28 at J.R. Harrison Field.

    Former head baseball coach and current Rice University head coach Wayne Graham threw out the first pitch, and was presented with a 50th anniversary commemorative poster. The team won five JUCO World Series titles under Graham’s leadership, and he is in the NJCAA Hall of Fame, and was recently inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:48 am on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    50th Anniversary book now on sale 

    "Reaching for Tomorrow" chronicles the history of the College through photos, narrative, and timelines.

    “Reaching for Tomorrow: The San Jacinto College Story 1961-2011,” a book that chronicles the first 50 years of San Jacinto College (SJC) through photos, narrative, and timelines, is now on sale.

    The 160-page hardcover book includes more than 250 photos and a 32,000-word narrative of notable events, providing an informative account of the College’s extraordinary history. The price of the book is just $35.95, and can be purchased online at http://www.sanjac50.com, or at any of the San Jacinto College campus bookstores, which are located in the student center on each campus. (More …)

  • wpadmin 3:20 pm on February 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College honors legendary men’s basketball coach 

    Legendary San Jacinto College (SJC) men’s basketball coach, Scott Gernander, was honored during the Feb. 1 game against Tyler Junior College at the Central Campus.

    A reception was held prior to the game, where friends, family, and former colleagues stopped by to visit with Gernander and take a look at various awards and photos throughout the coach’s 31 years at SJC.

    Gernander built the men’s basketball program to be a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) powerhouse, with an overall record of 640-158. As head coach, he led his squads to 14 conference titles, eight NJCAA national tournament appearances, and two national runner-up finishes (1997, 2003). He also served 24 years as the San Jacinto College Central Campus athletic director.

    Pictured from left: Dr. H. Neil Matkin, San Jacinto College (SJC) Central Campus president; Sharon Nelson, SJC Central Campus athletic director and volleyball head coach; Scott Gernander, veteran SJC men’s basketball head coach; Scott Robert Gernander, Gernander’s son and SJC men’s basketball assistant coach; Jacob Wonders, SJC men’s basketball head coach; and Dr. Brenda Hellyer, SJC Chancellor.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:37 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Take me out to the ball game 

    The baseball team hosted their home opener at John Ray Harrison Field on the North Campus on Saturday, Jan. 28 on a pleasant, sunny day.

    A large crowd was on hand to witness the home team sweep a double-header against conference rivals Wharton Junior College.

    North Campus President Dr. Allatia Harris threw a strike for the ceremonial first pitch to get the action started, and she also posed for photos with the coaching staff, including DJ Wilson, Jimmy Durham, Head Coach Tom Arrington, Kory Koehler, and Jason Krug.

    The SJC baseball program is one of the most successful collegiate athletic programs in the nation, holding national records for the most JUCO World Series appearances, and the most JUCO World Series wins.

    To view a season schedule, and for more information about the team, please visit http://www.sanjacsports.com/baseball. All San Jac baseball home games can be heard live online at http://www.legacysportsnetwork.com.

  • wpadmin 5:24 pm on January 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Baseball, softball open 2012 seasons this weekend 

    The San Jacinto College baseball and softball teams open their respective seasons this weekend.

    Baseball opens the season tonight on the road at Wharton County Junior College. San Jac will be at home tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28 against Wharton County. First pitch is at 2 p.m., at JR Harrison Field at the North Campus. Dr. Allatia Harris, North Campus President, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

    The softball team opens the 2012 season on the road at Heartland and LSU-Eunice on Saturday. The softball home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., against McLennan Community College.

    All employees and students are invited to attend and cheer on your San Jac baseball and softball teams!

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