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San Jacinto College
News Release
Friday, December 02, 2011

San Jacinto College Central celebrates volleyball’s top-10 national finish

PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College (SJC) recently held a celebration in honor of the volleyball team, which placed fourth in the nation during this year's National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament in West Plains, Mo.

For San Jac (32-5), it was the sixth-consecutive top-10 national finish under Head Coach Sharon Nelson. San Jac entered this year’s national tournament seeded fourth, after ranking in the top-10 for most of the regular season. It was the 14th overall appearance in the national tournament, and San Jac’s eighth in the last 10 years.

Pictured at the celebration are: (left to right, top row) Dr. H. Neil Matkin, SJC Central Campus President;  Sharon Nelson, volleyball head coach and SJC Central Campus athletic director; volleyball players Bria Bell, Rachel Tower, Jazmine Green, Kayla Nowaski, Shelbee Pier, Krista Koopman; and Dennis Allen, volleyball assistant coach. (left to right, bottom row) Volleyball players Jordyn Monk, Marlaina Pleydle, Marie-Pierre Bakima, Hayley Couch, Sarah Gillis, Kanoe Pupuhi, and Julia Menhart. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for 50 years. The College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. Our graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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