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KC recognizes 28 student-athletes named to Region 14 All-Academic Team

LEFT TO RIGHT: Kenny Pham, Anthony Isom, Vincent Peters, Derrick Jackson, Malik Grant, Isaac Hoberecht, Chimaobi Ezekwesili,

De’Asia Thomas, Da’Sean Nelson, Kelci Wilson, Dantwan Grimes, McKenze Brown, Mamadou Gueye, Aaliyah Hill, Maya Scheitel-Taylor and Paul Otieno.

Not pictured: Melissa Gridorn, Tara Kessner, Rahmena Henderson, Jada Hood, Keith Kendall Wright Jr., Zhyon Bell, Warren Robinson, Tristan Driggers, Xavier Orta, Colby Herbert, Christian Adame and Malcolm Mays.


Kilgore College held a ceremony yesterday to recognize 28 student-athletes who earned a spot on the Region 14 All-Academic Team.

To qualify, the students were required to have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework, accumulate at least a 3.25 GPA and had to have participated, or are scheduled to participate, in at least one season of varsity athletics.

“Hats off to not only our student-athletes, but also to our awesome faculty and staff for guiding these young men and women to achieve academic success,” said Courtney Pruitt, athletic director. “Having this many student athletes honored academically speaks volumes for how Kilgore College achieves excellence not only on the playing field or the hardcourt, but also in the classroom.”

Women’s basketball honorees:

Aaliyah Hill (Miami, FL)

Maya Scheitel-Taylor (Worthington, MN)

Kelci Wilson (Longview, TX)

Melissa Griondin (Levallois-Pettet, France)

Tara Kessner (Houston, TX)

De’Asia Thomas (Tulsa, OK)

Rahmena Henderson (Neptune, NJ)

Jada Hood (Roseville, MN)

McKenze Brown (Longview, TX)

Men’s basketball honorees:


Chimaobi Ezekwesili (Houston, TX)

Dantwan Grimes (Ocala, FL)

Paul Otieno (Kenya)

Da’Sean Nelson (Toledo, OH)

Malik Grant (Canada)

Mamadou Gueye (Senegal)

Isaac Hoberecht (Carl Junction, MO)

Football honorees:


Vincent Peters (Linden, TX)

Kenny Pham (Port Arthur, TX)

Keith Kendall Wright, Jr. (Longview, TX)

Derrick Jackson (Mount Enterprise, TX)

Anthony Isom (Houston, TX)

Zhyon Bell (Porter, TX)

Warren Robinson (Houston, TX)

Tristan Diggers (Hallsville, TX)

Xavier Orta (Garland, TX)

Colby Hebert (New Iberia, LA)

Christian Adame (San Antonio, TX)

Malcolm Mays (Arlington, TX)

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