July 9, 2014
Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.
Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.
Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.
A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.
Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.
1st Place (1996)
1st Place (2005)
1st Place (2008)
1st Place (2010)
1st Place (2007)
1st Place (2008)
2nd Place (1994)
2nd Place (2005)
4th Place (2008)
7th Place (2005)
11th Place (1994)
14th Place (2007)
68, Alex Wilson (at Monroe Invite, 4/31/01)
68, Scott Comfort (at TC3 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)
74.2, Clint Chaffee (2005)
74.8, Clint Chaffee (2006)
75.7, Alex Muirhead (1994)
76.9, Alex Wilson (2001)
1st Place, Kevin Muirhead (1996)
1st Place, Adam Moore (2002)
1st Place, Craig Smith (2010)
1st Place, Clint Chaffee (2006)
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008)
2nd Place, Adam Moore (2003) * tied for 1st; 2nd in playoff
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
78, Rasmita Tayler (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/08)
80, Rasmita Tayler (at Region III Coaches Invite, 4/19/08)
82, Rasmita Tayler (at Broome Invite, 4/12/08)
85.5, Rasmita Tayler (2008)
89.6, Rasmita Tayler (2007)
59th Place, Rasmita Taylert (2007)
Coach McDaniel returns to the course for the 2014-15 year, bringing along some strong credentials. He previously coached TC3 for more than a decade, putting together one of the most impressive runs of success of any TC3 team in any sport. During a four year span, TC3 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 TC3'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@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
Friday, June 06, 2003
Sophomore Adam Moore and freshman Scott Comfort represented TC3 at the NJCAA Division III National tournament. The four-day event was hosted by Jamestown Community College at the Chautauqua Institution Golf Club.
Moore, who tied for the top score at the regionals, fired scores of 79-81-77-81 for a 318, good enough to tie for 39th at nationals. Comfort carded 81-81-78-85 for a 325, tied for 49th.
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
The two-day NJCAA Region III golf championship came to a dramatic finish Tuesday afternoon, as a one-hole playoff including 10 golfers was needed to determine both the team and individual titles.
At the end of the scheduled 36 holes, SUNY Cobleskill and Jamestown Community College were deadlocked for the team title and TC3's Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) was in a three-way tie for medallist honors. With the rain falling and sunlight fading, Moore, Brad Myatt of Mohawk Valley Community College, and Todd Czepiel of SUNY Cobleskill and the entire Cobleskill and Jamestown teams all took part in a sudden-death playoff. It took jut one hole to decide the champions, as Cobleskill's team score topped Jamestown and Czepiel's par was good enough to claim the individual title.
The playoff was the result of a great effort by Moore, who carded the best round of the day. His 76 on a rainy and windy day forced the playoff and guaranteed him an all-region finish and a spot in the NJCAA national championship next month. Teammate Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) finished 11th overall, also good for all-region honors and an invitation to the national tournament.
The regional tournament was held at Cornell University's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. TC3 hosted the event. The national tournament will be held the first week in June at the Chautauqua Country Club in Chautauqua, New York.
Sunday, May 04, 2003
TC3 freshman Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) earned medallist honors at the TC3 Invitational Sunday. Comfort fired a two-under par 68 at Elm Tree golf course to win the tournament by four strokes. Broome Community College won the team title by six strokes over Adirondack Community College. TC3 was a shot back in third place.
Comfort, who was playing his home course, fired a front-nine 33 to take the lead at the break. His back-nine 35 was one stroke off the tournament-best score posted by teammate Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca), who used his strong finish to earn a third place finish. Ryan Pedersen (Homer/Homer) posted his best round of the year with an 85 while Mike Beckerman (Hornell/Hornell) carded an 86 to round out TC3's team score.
TC3 hosts the NJCAA Region III championship May 12-13 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. The tournament is the qualifier for the NJCAA championship.
Saturday, May 03, 2003
Playing without two of the team's top golfers, TC3 finished 10th out of 11 teams at the Jefferson Community College Inivitational Saturday. Cobleskill won the event with a 312; TC3 was 64 strokes back at 376.
Scott Comfort was the only Panther to break 90, firing an 87 to tie for 36th.
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
The Panthers took home third place honors at the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship Wednesday. Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland), Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca), and Mike Beckerman (Hornell/Hornell) all earned all-conference honors. Comfort was the top TC3 finisher, taking second overall with a 5-over par 77. Moore, the 2002 MSAC champion, came in fourth place with a 79, while Beckerman tied for tenth at 90.
Sunday, April 27, 2003
Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) earned another top ten finish, firing an 80 to tie for 9th at the Cobleskill Invitational Sunday. TC3 tied for 7th place with a team score of 348.
Saturday, April 26, 2003
A wet course was not to TC3's liking as the Panthers struggled at the Herkimer County Community College Invitational Saturday. TC3's team score of 358 earned a 9th place finish. Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) was the top TC3 golfer, firing an 83 to finish in 22nd place.
Monday, April 21, 2003
TC3 golfer Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) captured medallist honors at the Mohawk Valley Community College tournament Monday, April 21. The sophomore fired a 4-over par 76 to edge all-American Brad Myatt. Myatt, a sophomore at Mohawk Valley who finished eighth in the nation last year, shot a 77 on his home course for second place. As a team TC3 finished 9th out of 11 teams. The Panthers were golfing shorthanded because team member Adam Sutton missed the tournament to attend a banquet with the SUNY Chancellor in Albany where he was honored with a Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
Led by Moore's second top-three finish this season, TC3 fired a 355. Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) had an 88, Mike Beckerman (Hornell/Hornell) a 95, and Ryan Pederson (Homer/Homer) a 96.
TC3 plays at the Herkimer County Community College tournament Saturday, April 26.
Saturday, April 19, 2003
The Panthers opened the season with a strong showing at the highly competitive Broome Community College tournament.
Playing at Endwell Greens, TC3 scored a 328 to finish 9 strokes behind the host team and 6 strokes behind runner-up Monroe Community College. Adam Moore (Ithaca/Ithaca) and Scott Comfort (Cortland/Cortland) tied for third with 77's.