A school record 17 Crowder College student-athletes received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Administration.

A school record 17 Crowder College student-athletes received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Administration.
The NJCAA honors student-athletes at three levels of distinction: Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA), Superior Academic Achievement (3.8-3.99 GPA) and Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6-3.79).
Crowder baseball players honored included Aaron Patton (Exemplary), Andrew Person (Exemplary), Casey Vaughan (Exemplary), Mason Faulkner (Exemplary), Jacob Adams (Exemplary), Joey Cooner (Exemplary) and Tucker Harris (Exemplary).
Patton (Saint Louis), Person (Arkansas-Fort Smith), Vaughan (Arkansas State), Faulkner (Ouachita Baptist), Adams (Central Arkansas) and Harris (Lyon College) each signed with four-year universities.
Women's basketball players were Amanda Rowden (Superior), Cori Williams (Superior), Jamila Parker (Exemplary) and Roana Paterson (Exemplary).
The softball team placed Bree Cornett (Exemplary), Dawnelle Lebow (Exemplary), Megan Heman (Superior) and Taylor Bohannon (Superior).
Rodrigo Siqueira (Superior) represented the men's soccer program.

Hilliard, Schwaab play in all-star game
LEXINGTON, Ky. Former Crowder College players Sam Hilliard (Asheville Tourists, Single-A Colorado Rockies) and Andrew Schwaab (Charleston RiverDogs, Single-A New York Yankees) each participated in the South Atlantic League all-star game Monday night for the South Division team, which lost 2-1 to the North.
Hilliard, the South's starting left fielder, went 0 for 2 in the game and his replacement, former Missouri State standout Tate Matheny, also finished 0-2.
Schwaab allowed one hit and struck out one over his 2/3 inning in the ninth.
Hagerstown second baseman Max Schrock drove in both North runs, on a double in the first and a single in the fifth. Schrock finished 2-3 in the contest, before leaving for substitute Josh Tobias.
In the first half of the season, Hilliard batted .287 (62-216) with 39 runs scored, 17 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 41 RBI, plus 15 stolen bases in 22 attempts. Defensively, the strong-armed Hilliard (a former pitching and hitting standout at Crowder) logged seven assists, four from right and three from left field.
Schwaab earned a 4-1 record and a 1.80 ERA with 14 saves in 19 opportunities and 23 overall appearances all from the RiverDog bullpen. He balanced an impressive 29 strikeouts against four walks over his first 25 innings. Opponents batted .220 against Schwaab in the first half.
Other Crowder players in the minors include pitcher Mark Reyes for Single-A Advanced San Jose (San Francisco Giants).
Behind four straight wins in his last four starts of the first half, Reyes improved his numbers to 6-1 overall and a 3.74 ERA. Reyes struck out 32 and walked 26 over his first 67 1/3 innings. Over his two-season career, Reyes owns a 16-8 record and a 2.67 ERA over 39 appearances and 37 starts for three different teams in the Giants franchise.
Former Crowder pitcher Jalen Beeks earned a 4-4 record and a 3.07 ERA in the first half for the Single-A Advanced Salem Red Sox (Boston). Beeks won his first two decisions of the season, but went 2-4 over his last 10 outings. He struck out 55 batters and walked 24 over his first 67 1/3 innings. Reyes and Beeks each have thrown 67 1/3 innings.