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Panthers Honored for Academic Excellence

June 27, 2017

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Eight Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Bridger Carreau (Lassiter H.S./Marietta, Ga.), Tyler Clark (Odessa-Montour H.S./Odessa), Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira), David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood), Syed Shah (Pakistan), Collyn Shippos (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), Joseph Sparacio (Ward Melville H.S./South Setauket), and Antonio Triana (New Roots Charter/Cortland) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.

Carreau, Shah, and Triana each received “Second Team” designation, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Carreau was a member of the lacrosse team; Shah played men’s soccer; and Triana was a golfer for the Panthers.

Clark, DeMember, Rodriguez, Shippos, and Sparacio each earned “Third Team” status, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Clark was a golf; DeMember played women’s soccer and basketball; Rodriguez was a member of the basketball team; Shippos golfed; and Sparacio was on the lacrosse team.

The eight student-athletes represent the most Tompkins Cortland has ever had honored by the NJCAA in a single academic year.

Shippos Finishes 34th at Nationals

Friday, June 09, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Collyn Shippos (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) finished 34th at the 2017 NJCAA Division III Championship tournament, carding a tournament score of 326. Shippos ended the four-day tournament with daily scores of 80-80-83-83, leaving him a 38-over par on the Chautauqua Golf Course. The tournament was won by Dante Migliore of Mohawk Valley Community College with a score of 282, six strokes better than the runner-up.

The 34th-place finish improved on his 60th-plae finish last year, and marks the seventh best finish in the history of Panthers golf. It also is the best finish since Kris Boyes won the national tournament in 2008.

Roster–2012 Men's Golf

Team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
Brandon Hitchcock Fr. Morris/Morris
Ryan Wanish So. Cortland/Cortland
Rich Williams So. Cortland/Cortland

Statistics–Men's Golf

Men's Golf

2017 Season

Previous Seasons

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Records

Team Records

Best Finish (MSAC Tournament)

1st Place (1996)
1st Place (2005)
1st Place (2008)
1st Place (2010)

Best Finish (Region III Tournament)

1st Place (2007)
1st Place (2008)
2nd Place (1994)
2nd Place (2005)

Best Finish (NJCAA National Tournament)

4th Place (2008)
7th Place (2005)
11th Place (1994)
14th Place (2007)

Individual Records - Men

Best Round Score

68, Alex Wilson (at Monroe Invite, 4/31/01)
68, Scott Comfort (at Panthers Invite, 5/4/03)
69, Alex Wilson (at Jamestown Invite, 4/21/01)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Adirondack Invite, 4/22/05)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Mohawk Valley Invite, 4/14/06)

Best Season Scoring Average

74.2, Clint Chaffee (2005)
74.8, Clint Chaffee (2006)
75.7, Alex Muirhead (1994)
76.9, Alex Wilson (2001)

Best Finish (MSAC Tournament)

1st Place, Kevin Muirhead (1996)
1st Place, Adam Moore (2002)
1st Place, Craig Smith (2010)

Best Finish (Region III Tournament)

1st Place, Clint Chaffee (2006)
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008)
2nd Place, Adam Moore (2003) * tied for 1st; 2nd in playoff

Best Finish (NJCAA National Tournament)

1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008) * tied for 1st; won playoff
6th Place, Clint Chaffee (2005)
8th Place, Clint Chaffee (2006) * tied for 6th; 8th by comparing cards

Individual Records - Women

Best Round Score

78, Rasmita Tayler (at Panthers Invite, 5/4/08)
80, Rasmita Tayler (at Region III Coaches Invite, 4/19/08)
82, Rasmita Tayler (at Broome Invite, 4/12/08)

Best Season Scoring Average

85.5, Rasmita Tayler (2008)
89.6, Rasmita Tayler (2007)

Best Finish (NJCAA National Tournament)

59th Place, Rasmita Taylert (2007)

          

Coaches–Men's Golf

Mick McDaniel

Head Coach

Mick McDanielCoach McDaniel returned to the course for the 2014-15 year, bringing along some strong credentials. He previously coached Tompkins Cortland for more than a decade, putting together one of the most impressive runs of success of any Tompkins Cortland team in any sport. During a four year span, the Panthers won two Region III titles, never finished worse than third in the Region and had two top-seven finishes at nationals. He coached an individual national champion, a two-time All-American, three MSAC individual champions, and dozens of all-region and all-MSAC performers. Coach McDaniel has coached men and women golfers, including the College's first woman golfer to qualify for the national tournament, by working with each golfer on all facets of the game. His knowledge, experience, and coaching style translates to a positive experience for all his student athletes.

Contact: mrm@tompkinscortland.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492


Patrick Collins

Assistant Coach

Coach Collins comes to Tompkins Cortland after spending seven years as the head golf coach at SUNY Broome. During his time with the Hornets he coached several regional and national qualifiers while creating one of the most consistent programs in the region. Having led a successful program, he brings to the Panthers an understanding of the game and what it takes to be successful on the regional and national level.

Coach Collins also spent eight years as head coach of the ice hockey team at SUNY Broome, earning Region III Coach of the Year honors three times. He remains a USA Hockey certified instructor and serves as head coach of the ice hockey team at Union-Endicott.

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Highlights–2012 Men's Golf

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2012 Men's Golf Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Fri 04/06
Mohawk Valley CC
Oneida Community GC
Fri 04/13
Jamestown CC
Chautauqua GC, Chautauqua
Sat 04/14
Niagara County CC
Willowbrook GC, Lockport
Sun 04/15
Niagara County CC
Lockport GC, Lockport
Fri 04/20
Nicholas J. DeSocio Memorial hosted by Cayuga
Highland Park GC, Auburn
Sat 04/21
Onondaga CC
Links at Sunset Ridge, Marcellus
Fri 04/27
Corning CC
Corning CC, Corning
Sat 04/28
SUNY Broome
Endwell Greens, Endwell
Sun 04/29
TC3
Elm Tree GC, Cortland
Mon 05/14
Region III Tournament
Cortland CC, Cortland
Tue 05/15
Region III Tournament
Cortland CC, Cortland
Tue 06/05
NJCAA Championship
Chautauqua GC, Chautauqua
Wed 06/06
NJCAA Championship
Chautauqua GC, Chautauqua
Thu 06/07
NJCAA Championship
Chautauqua GC, Chautauqua
Fri 06/08
NJCAA Championship
Chautauqua GC, Chautauqua
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