3.7.2014 | Men's and Women's Basketball
Burlington County College Basketball Players Earn Postseason Selections
Pemberton, NJ – The Burlington County College (BCC) Barons and Lady Barons basketball teams ended their seasons with seven selections to postseason awards teams.
“Burlington County College student athletes excel on the court and in their studies,” BCC Athletics Director Heather Conger said. “All of our student-athletes work very hard and they deserve this recognition.”
Two Lady Barons earned selections to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region XIX Division II Women’s Basketball Teams – representing the best players in the tri-state area (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware):
- Cierra Wilson, guard, of Baltimore, (first team)
- Kimberlyn Roy, forward, of Camden, (second team)
Three Lady Barons earned Division II All-Conference selections from the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC), representing the best players in New Jersey:
- Cierra Wilson, guard, of Baltimore, (first team)
- Taryn Vinson-Ellis, guard, of Philadelphia, (first team)
- DeShonna Prescott, guard/forward, of Mount Holly, (second team)
The Lady Barons (17-8) overcame a 2-6 start to win the GSAC. Prescott was recently named the college’s “Woman of the Year” by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.
Two Barons earned Division II All-Conference selections from the GSAC:
- Louis Baltazar, guard, of New York City, (first team)
- Tabu Gaither, forward, of Mount Laurel, (second team)
Click here for complete GSAC All-Conference rosters.
2.26.2014 | Women's Basketball
Lady Barons win the Garden State Athletic Conference and
advance to Region XIX Division II Tournament as the no. 1 seed!
Congrats to the Lady Barons Basketball Team for winning the Garden State Athletic Conference and advancing to the Region XIX Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament as the No. 1 seeded school! The Lady Barons will play Manor College on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:45 p.m. at Brookdale Community College for a chance at Districts.
2.21.2014 | Men's Soccer
Burlington County College men's soccer team receives county proclamation after advancing to national championship tournament
Burlington County Freeholder Director Leah Arter (right) presents proclamation to
Head Coach Craig Dewar and the Burlington County College men's soccer team.
Mount Holly, NJ – Burlington County Freeholder Leah Arter presented the Burlington County College (BCC) Barons men's soccer team a proclamation Tuesday night in recognition of the team's most successful season in nearly two decades. The team was honored at the college's Board of Trustees meeting.
The Barons (15-3-3) advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship tournament for the first time since 1996, ending the season as the 11th ranked Division I team in the country.
"The Burlington County College Barons were terrific ambassadors for the college and Burlington County and proved they can compete with any team in the country," said Burlington County Freeholder Director Leah Arter. "They embodied teamwork, sportsmanship and community service. We are very proud of their accomplishments, both on the field and in the classroom."
"The Barons proudly displayed the spirit of Burlington County College on a national stage," said BCC Board of Trustees Chairman George Nyikita. "Their pursuit of athletic and academic excellence achieved a remarkable and historic season. The Board of Trustees is glad to join Freeholder Director Arter in recognizing these exceptional student athletes."
Head Coach Craig Dewar, who was a player when the team last reached the national finals 17 years ago, Captain Jack Verth, the first BCC Baron soccer player to be named an All-American since 1996, and several team players accepted the accolades and displayed the plaque won in the tournament held in Tyler, Texas, in November.
"The entire team is grateful for the support provided by the Burlington County Freeholders, Burlington County College and so many in the community who cheered us on," Dewar said. "We are proud of our accomplishments from last fall and look forward to the challenge of advancing further next season."
2.17.2014 | Women's Basketball
Burlington County College's DeShonna Prescott honored by NJAIAW
Burlington County College's DeShonna Prescott selected a "Woman of the Year" by statewide association
Pemberton, NJ – Burlington County College Lady Baron DeShonna Prescott was recently honored as the institution's "Woman of the Year" by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.
Prescott, a captain of the women's basketball team who plays forward and guard, has started for the Lady Barons for the past two seasons, helping the team achieve a 38-14 record. Last year, the team won the Garden State Athletic Conference. This year, the Lady Barons are tied for second place and await seeding for the Region XIX Division II Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 24.
"DeShonna exemplifies leadership on the court, in the classroom and in her community," Lady Barons Head Coach Carolyn Jones said. "She is an asset to our team, Burlington County College and for young women who want to compete at the collegiate level."
The "Woman of the Year" honor is awarded every February to mark the National Girls and Women in Sport Day, which celebrates the athletic achievements of women and the value of sports participation among women who continue to struggle for equality in sports.
"This is a tremendous honor that is a credit to my coaches, teammates and Burlington County College for creating an environment in which women can succeed in sports and the classroom," said Prescott, a graduate of Rancocas Valley High School. "The whole team is now looking forward to the challenge of the regional tournament."
Prescott was officially honored on Feb. 9 at the halftime of a Seton Hall basketball game. The award is based on athletic excellence, academic success and community service.
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