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Itawamba Community College
602 West Hill Street
Fulton MS 38843

PH: 662-862-8123
FX: 662-862-8097

Mike Eaton

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Mrs. Carrie Ball-Williamson

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Adam Gore

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Evans, Downing qualify for USTA/ITA National Championships
September 25, 2012

Evans, Downing qualify for USTA/ITA National Championships
Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com

MERIDIAN, MS -- Amy Evans (Ravenshoe, Queensland) and Katherine Downing (Pontotoc) captured the United State Tennis Association (UTA) Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Women's Double Regional Championship after defeating Ivanna Echezuria and Katy Adams of Meridian Community College 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in Meridian.

Evans and Downing will compete in the USTA/ ITA Small College National Championships October 11-14 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, AL.

The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions along with at-large selections from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA along with Junior and Community Colleges.

The Championship is the only national championship event for singles and doubles at the NCAA Division II and NAIA levels. It is also the only tournament that combines all levels of Junior/Community College, NJCAA Divisions I and III and the California division.

The singles and doubles champions at each divisional level will then compete to become the overall "Super Bowl" champions.

The "Super Bowl" champions earn wild cards into the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships with the opportunity to win the culminating event held at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Evans also finished runner-up in the No. 1 Singles after losing her first set 6-1 and then retiring her match against Echezuria due to an ankle injury.

Tipton commits to University of Kentucky
September 25, 2012

Tipton commits to University of Kentucky
Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College sophomore shortstop Tyler Tipton has verbally committed to play baseball for the University of Kentucky after his final season with the Indians.

"Officially a Wildcat! Just committed to play at UK next year," Tipton said via Twitter on Sunday.

The Shelbyville, Kentucky native batted .257 with seven doubles, one home run, 19 RBI and 26 runs scored in 136 at bats. He led the team with 11 stole bases and finished the season with a .367 on-base percentage to help the Indians finish 39-13 and earn a spot in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 semifinals.

Tipton is the second Indian this season to commit to a SEC baseball program after First-Team All-American pitcher Ben Hudspeth (Tupelo) verbally committed to Mississippi State University earlier this month.

The duo marks the 11-straight season where one or more ICC baseball players will have signed with a SEC program.

All-American Hudspeth commits to Mississippi State
September 25, 2012

All-American Hudspeth commits to Mississippi State
Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College sophomore pitcher Ben Hudspeth (Tupelo) announced his plans to join the Mississippi State University baseball team on Saturday.

"Very excited to announce my commitment to Mississippi State," Hudspeth said via twitter.

Last season, the Tupelo High School graduate earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) First-Team All-American honors after finishing his freshman campaign with an 11-0 record along with a 1.82 ERA, 65 strikeouts and a save in 74 innings of work to lead the Indians (39-13) to the a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division championship and the semifinals of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament.

"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to live my dream," said Hudspeth, who earned MACJC All-State and NJCAA All-Region honors this past season.

His 1.82 ERA ranked 13th amongst NJCAA pitchers while his 11 wins was the third most in the nation.

Hudspeth will be joining former Indian battery mate Zack Randolph (Amory), who signed with the Bulldogs during last year's early signing period, and makes it 11-straight season that at least one Indian baseball player will have signed with a SEC program.

Lady Indians split with Northwest, Meridian
September 25, 2012

Lady Indians split with Northwest, Meridian
Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com

SENATOBIA, MS -- Haley Walker (Tupelo) scored her fourth goal of the season while Sarah Hern (Columbus) and Olivia Heine (Madison) added their first goals of the year while Katie Proctor (Columbus) and Ashley Malone (Michie, TN) to help the Lady Indians improve to 3-1 in North Division play with a 3-2 road win over the Lady Rangers of Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Sophomore keeper Shaina Cruse (Caledonia) allowed two goals and had eight saves in the win.

(W) Meridian 1 ICC 0

After a scoreless first half, the Lady Eagles opened the scoring through a well-timed run following a ball over the top of the Lady Indians' (3-4-1, 3-1 MACJC North) defense.

"I was extremely proud of our girls," said assistant coach Cody Carson. "They played well and fought hard, but came up short. Coach (Mike) Sullivan and I are very happy with the progress they are making as the season continues."

Cruse had seven saves and allowed one goal.

Lady Indians rally for first win of the season
September 25, 2012

Lady Indians rally for first win of the season
Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com

RIDGELAND, MS – The Itawamba Community College soccer teams open North Division play with a split on the road against Holmes Community College with the Lady Indians rallying to win 2-1 and the Indians falling 2-0.

Trailing 1-0, the Lady Indians (1-2-1, 1-0-0 MACJC North) tied the match when sophomore Haley Walker (Tupelo) took the ball down the line and crossed to freshman Lindsey Burton (Caledonia) who finished into an open net with 30 seconds left in the first half.

"We hadn't been taken advantage of the opportunities we had up until that goal," said ICC head coach Mike Sullivan. "I felt like when we scored that one just before the half it really helped us get some confidence and gave us some life heading into the break."

Burton found sophomore Ashley Malone (Michie, TN) for the eventual game-winning goal from 18 yards out in the ninth minute of the second half.

"Haley and Hannah Drope (Pontotoc) got the play started for us with good passing through the midfield," Sullivan said of the game-winning play. "They did a great job finding Lindsey on the left wing and she didn't hesitate to set Ashley up for the goal."

The Lady Indians' defense, anchored by sophomore Lauren Swee (Chelsea, AL), held kept the Lady Bulldogs offensive attack quite for the remainder of the mast to pick up their first win of the season.

"It feels good getting this monkey off our back," said Sullivan. "The girls have worked too hard this season to not have already have a win this season, but they came in determined to get the win and refused to come away with anything less."

The Lady Indians return to action Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. against tradition North Division power Hinds Community College.

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