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Kyle Kalbaugh Kyle Kalbaugh - Baseball

This week, St. Johns River State College highlights Viking baseball pitcher Kyle Kalbaugh. The sophomore from Reddick, Florida served the Vikings primarily as a relief pitcher, starting only two of the 26 games in which he participated this season. Kyle amassed an impressive 58 strikeouts in the 73 innings he pitched, averaging over seven strikeouts per game. >>





MAY 2015


Jenna Swaffer Jenna Swaffer - Volleyball

This week SJR State recognizes Jenna Swaffer as its Viking Spotlight. The sophomore setter from Henderson, Nevada has been a two-year starter for the Viking volleyball team and will leave SJR State with 1,894 assists - the most in Viking volleyball history. >>





APR 2015


Nicole Brock Nicole Brock - Softball

This week, St. Johns River State College highlights Viking softball pitcher/infielder Nicole Brock. The sophomore from Rincon, Georgia has made a name for herself on and off the field. As a freshman, Nicole was named to the FCSAA All Mid-Florida Conference second team, as well as the All-MFC and All-State softball academic teams. She was named SJR State’s female Student Athlete of the Year in 2014 and was recently recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. >>





APR 2015


Myles Straw Myles Straw - Baseball

This week, St. Johns River State College highlights Viking baseball outfielder Myles Straw. The sophomore from Bradenton, Florida has been featured as an NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Baseball Player of the Week twice this season. His .442 batting average includes one home run, three doubles and four triples with 51 runs, 21 RBIs and 14 stolen bases for the season. >>





APR 2015


Ashley Smith Ashley Smith - Volleyball

This week, St. Johns River State College will highlight Viking Volleyball player Ashley Smith. A freshman outside hitter from Coral Gables, Florida, Ashley holds an impressive 3.35 GPA and has quickly worked her way up to the number-three pair, the highest freshman-only pairing for this season’s sand volleyball team. >>





APR 2015


Savannah Montgomery Savannah Montgomery - Softball

St. Johns River State College in-fielder Savannah Montgomery was recently featured as the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Softball Player of the Week. >>





APR 2015


Dustin Hersey Hersey named 2015 Tindall Scholarship recipient

St. Johns River State College pitcher Dustin Hersey was named the 2015 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. The sophomore from Lake Butler will further his education in sports management at Florida State University this fall. >>



MAR 2015


Tyler Humphreys Humphreys named NJCAA All-American, draft pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks

It's been a stellar year for student-athlete Tyler Humphreys, following the Vikings' second consecutive Mid-Florida Conference Championship. >>




MAY 2014


Jose Hernandez Hernandez named 2014 Tindall Scholarship recipient

St. Johns River State College catcher Jose’ Hernandez was named the 2014 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. The sophomore from Lehigh Acres, FL, will further his education in finance at Mercer University this fall. >>



MARCH 2014


Jenna Swaffer Jenna Swaffer

Congratulations to the Viking volleyball team for embarking on their first-ever spring and sand season, and congratulations to freshman Jenna Swaffer for being featured as February’s Viking spotlight. Jenna had a stellar year in 2013 with a 4.0 GPA and recognition for making 2nd Team All-Conference. >>



FEBRUARY 2014


Matt Pennington Student-Athlete Matt Pennington receives top state awards

It’s been an epic year for student-athlete Matt Pennington. Following the Vikings’ Mid-Florida Conference Championship, the SJR State sophomore has received not only the state’s highest student-athlete award in baseball, he has been named the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. >>



MAY 2013


Reid Love SJR State teammates named player of the week

St. Johns River State College student-athletes Reid Love and Matt Pennington have been named the player for the week by the Florida College System Activities Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association. >>





APRIL 2013


Matt Pennington SJR State teammates named player of the week

St. Johns River State College student-athletes Reid Love and Matt Pennington have been named the player for the week by the Florida College System Activities Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association. >>





APRIL 2013


Chelsey Bardroff Congratulations!

Congratulations to Viking freshman Chelsey Bardroff, who was selected as the FCSAA Softball Player of the Week for the week ending March 5. Bardroff went 7-for-11 with four runs scored, five RBIs and two home runs. Bardroff joins Heather Muccino as the second Viking to earn Player of the Week honors for softball this season.



MARCH 2013


Matt Pennington Pennington named 2013 Tindall Scholarship recipient

St. Johns River State College pitcher Matt Pennington was named the 2013 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. Pennington, who was also named SJR State Student-Athlete of the Year in 2012, will further his education in religion and biblical studies at Liberty University this fall. >>




FEBRUARY 2013


Heather Muccino Heather Muccino was selected as the FCSAA Softball Player of the Week

Viking sophomore Heather Muccino was selected as the FCSAA Softball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 25 - Feb. 3. After the first 13 games of the season, Muccino has a .437 batting average with 15 runs scored, five home runs, and 18 RBIs.





FEBRUARY 2013


Matt Pennington Viking pitcher signs with Liberty University

St. Johns River State College pitcher Matt Pennington has signed a National Letter of Intent with Liberty University in Virginia. Pennington pitched in 16 games and made 5 starts for the Vikings last spring. In 33 innings, he had a 2.7 ERA and had 2 wins and 3 losses with 2 saves. Pennington was also named SJR State's Male Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2011-2012 academic year. >>




NOVEMBER 2012


Chelsea Harven CHELSEA HARVEN - FCSAA Volleyball Player of the Week

Viking setter Chelsea Harvin has been named the FCSAA Player of the Week for the week ending October 6. Harvin was the center of the Vikings' attack that went 4-2. The freshman totaled 155 assists averaging 6.74 per set and 8 aces. On defense, Harvin had 68 digs (2.96/set).





OCTOBER 2012


Heather Sutliff HEATHER SUTLIFF

Lady Viking Heather Sutliff is recognized as an outstanding individual who exceled in the classroom and on the field. She was named the 2012 female Student Athlete of the Year. The center fielder and leadoff batter hit .246 with 5 home runs and 11 doubles. The former Palatka High School athlete was also named second-team all-conference for the Mid-Florida Conference this year and was nominated for Female Athlete of the Year for the Mid-Florida Conference. Sutliff was recently named to the FCSAA All-Academic Team and the All-American Academic Team.

Sutliff graduated from SJR State this spring with a 4.0 GPA. >>

MAY 2012



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