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Region XIX - Fri, Jun. 26, 2015

MOORE TOWNSHIP, Pa.  – The NJCAA national office honored the top athletic programs finding success off the playing field Thursday with the announcement of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year, including three teams from Region XIX. 

With men's and women's programs each claiming 12 awards, a total of 24 teams received recognition for accumulating the highest grade-point average in their respective sport and gender during the 2014-15 academic year. Teams are required to compile at least a 3.0 grade-point average to be considered for the honor.

Allen County (Kan.) received the most awards with three as its men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field and women's basketball programs recording the highest grade-point average in their respective sports and genders. The Red Devils women's basketball team boasted the best academic performance of any NJCAA member program, posting a 3.84 grade-point average for the year. Daytona State (Fla.) and East Central (Miss.) were the only other programs to have multiple teams earn NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors. The Falcons claimed awards in baseball and women's golf, while East Central topped the academic rankings for women's soccer and softball. -

Region XIX Award Winners 

Men's Soccer - Sussex County Community College (3.28)

Men's Swimming & Diving - Ocean County College (3.01)

Women's Cross Country - Brookdale (3.81)

Baseball - Thu, Jun. 11, 2015

TRENTON, NJ - Mercer County Community College pitcher Nick Economos was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday.  Economos, who was a First Team All-Region and All-Conference selection, finished the season with a record of 7-0 with 70 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched.

Economos' selection marks the fourth Mercer player drafted in the last five years.