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.
TC3 sophomore Kyle Shaw finished the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament Friday with a final round score of 84, giving him a four-day total of 331. His score placed him in a tie for 50th out of 77 golfers.
|Ryan Pedersen||So.||5' 10"||130||Homer/Homer|
|David Kannus||Fr.||5' 7"||170||Dryden/Homer|
|Jeremy Deans||Fr.||6' 2"||180||Lansing/Ithaca|
|Levi Palmer||Fr.||5' 8"||130||Newark Valley/Newark Valley|
|Travis Moore||Fr.||5' 10"||160||Marathon/Marathon|
|Adam Koehler||Fr.||5' 11"||185||Homer/Cortland|
|Dillon Pryme||Fr.||5' 11"||175||Warrensburg/Warrensburg|
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 11, 2004
Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland) fired an 82 on Friday to finish the four-day national championship tournament with a score of 317. The score left Phelps in 36th place out of 102 golfers. The top 18 earn all-American status. Phelps finished 26 behind national champion Brendan O'Connell of Georgia Military College and eight strokes shy of earning all-American honors.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland) had his best day of the tournament so far on Thursday, continuing to climb in the standings by firing a 76 for a three round score of 235. After finding himself in 51st place after day one of the tournament, Phelps has climbed into a tie for 30th with one round left. More significantly, he is just six strokes out of 18th place, which would earn him all-American status.
Brendan O'Connell of Georgia Military College leads the tournament with a score of 215.
The tournament concludes Friday at Chautauqua Institution Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
The second round of the NJCAA Division III National Tournament proved to be a better one for TC3 golfer Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland). After opening the four-day tournament with an 81 on Tuesday, Phelps came back Wednesday with a 78. He is tied for 45th and 18 strokes off the pace set by Brendan O'Connell of Georgia Military College. Phelps is six strokes out of all-American contention.
The tournament continues this week at Chautauqua Institution Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
TC3 golfer Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland) had a rough opening round at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament Tuesday. Phelps opened the four-day tournament with an 81, leaving him tied for 54th and 10 strokes off the pace set by opening round leader Josh Bargfrede of Rochester (MN) Community College. Phelps is seven strokes out of all-American contention.
The tournament continues this week at Chautauqua Institution Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
The TC3 golf team finished fourth out of twelve teams at the NJCAA Region III Tournament at SUNY Delhi Monday and Tuesday. The tournament was won by Monroe Community College with a team score of 602. Erie Community College was second with a 637, followed by SUNY Cobleskill at 642 and TC3 at 643. The top two teams qualify for the national championships, along with the next top five individuals. TC3's Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland) earned an individual invitation to the national tournament with a third place finish.
On Monday's opening round, Dillon Pryme (Warrensburg/ Warrensburg) led TC3 with a 77th, tied for the fourth best round of the day. Phelps was just a stroke behind followed by Dave Kannus (Dryden/Homer) and Jeremy Deans (Lansing/Ithaca) at 82 and 86, respectively. The team's first day score of 323 left the Panthers in fourth place, but in prime position to make a move on Tuesday. Monroe held a comfortable lead on the tournament with a 297, but Cobleskill (312) and Jamestown (320) were both within range of a TC3 comeback.
Tuesday saw Monroe extend its lead with a 305, good for a two-day total of 602. While TC3 closed to within one stroke of Monday's second place team, Cobleskill, by shooting a 320 as Cobleskill struggled with a 330, Erie made the move of the tournament, shaving 17 strokes off it Monday score to finish in second place with a 637. Cobleskill was third for the tournament with a 642 followed by TC3 one shot back.
Individually, Phelps had one of the better rounds of the day on Tuesday, firing a 75 to finished with a two-round score of 153, good for third best. Pryme shot an 82 to finish with a 159 and earn All-Region status. He is the first alternate to nationals for the region. Deans came back strong on Tuesday with a 78 for a two-round score of 164, good for 21st. Kannus finished 28th with a two round score of 167 after a Tuesday score of 85.
Phelps will play at the NJCAA National Tournament at Chautauqua Golf Club June 7 through 11.
Sunday, May 02, 2004
TC3 finished sixth at the ten team Panther Invitational at Elm Tree Golf Course. Monroe lead the low scoring with a 301, followed by Cobleskill at 303. Jamestown finished third with a 310, followed by Broome and Mohawk Valley at 313.
Robbie Phelps led TC3 with a 72, the second best score of the day. Dave Kannus followed with an 80 while Jeremy Deans and Dillon Pryme each finished with 81.
Saturday, May 01, 2004
Fielding a downsized team, the TC3 golf team finished eighth at the Jefferson Community College Invitational. With just four players on the course, TC3 fired a team score of 336.
Jeremy Deans led TC3 with a 78. Dave Kannus carded an 83 followed by Travis Moore at 84. Adam Koehler rounded out the team scoring with a 91.
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
The TC3 golf team finished second out of three teams at the Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday. The tournament, held at the Cortland Country Club, was won by Broome Community College with a team score of 314. TC3 fired a 320 while Jefferson Community College scored a 357. Broome's Matt Bechtel took medallist honors with an even-par 72.
Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland) led TC3, finishing second with a 75. Jeremy Deans (Lansing/Ithaca) carded a 79 for fourth best, with Dave Kannus (Dryden/Homer) and Dillon Pryme (Warrensburg/Warrensburg) each firing 83's.
Monday, April 26, 2004
TC3 finished fourth at the Monroe Community College Invitational. TC3 scored a 340. Monroe won the nine-team event with a 306, followed by Cobleskill at 321 and Jamestown at 322.
Two Panthers finished in the top ten. Robbie Phelps and Dave Kannus tied for ninth with 79's. Jeremy Deans carded an 89 with Travis Moore rounding out the scoring with a 93.
Sunday, April 25, 2004
TC3 took fifth place at a soggy SUNY Cobleskill Invitational. The Panthers socred 337 to finish a single stroke behind Broome. Jamestown took first with a 306, followed by Monroe at 307, and Cobleskill at 313. Eleven teams took part in the invitational.
Robbie Phelps led TC3 with an 80 with Dillon Pryme just two strokes back. Jeremy Deans was third at 85 with Dave Kannus and Cody Johnson tied at 90.
Saturday, April 24, 2004
Playing the course that will host the NJCAA Region III Tournament, TC3 finished fourth out of nine teams Saturday. The Panthers scored 336, behind Monroe (301), Jamestown (320), and Cobleskill (329).
Robbie Phelps led TC3 with a 79, good for a tie for sixth best on the day. Dillon Pryme followed with an 82, with Dave Kannus four strokes back at 86. Jeremy Deans rounded out the team scoring with an 89.
Sunday, April 18, 2004
Inconsistent scoring proved to be a problem for the Panthers as TC3 took fifth at the two-day Jamestown Invitiational. TC3 finished with a score 652, 32 strokes behind SUNY Cobleskill. Monroe was second with a 627, followed by Jamestown at 630, and Erie at 647. Eight teams participated in the event, hosted at the same course that holds the NJCAA National Tournament, the Chautauqua Golf Course.
Robbie Phelps led TC3 on day one, firing a 77, tying him for the third best round of the day. Dillon Pryme carded a 79 with Jeremy Deans and Dave Kannus rounding out the team scoring with 80 and 82. Day two saw Kannus lead the way, firing a 78 to finish with the eighth best round of the day. No other Panther broke 80 as the team dropped 16 strokes from the day before.
Monday, April 12, 2004
The golf team had another strong, balanced outing on Monday, taking third at the Mohawk Valley Invitational. It was TC3's second straight third place finish, and the third straight tournament with at least one golfer in the top five.
Robbie Phelps and Jeremy Deans led the charge for TC3, tying for fourth place with 78's. For Phelps, this week's TC3 Athlete of the Week, it was his third straight top-five finish. Dillon Pryme and Dave Kannus rounded out the team with scores of 84 and 86.
Saturday, April 10, 2004
TC3 had another strong showing on Saturday, taking third out of nine teams at the Broome Invitational. The Panthers shot a 333 at Endwell Greens, finishing just one stroke behind second place and11 strokes out of first.
Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland) again led TC3, finishing second with a 76. Jeremy Deans (Lansing/Ithaca) at 83, Dillon Pryme (Warrensburg/Warrensburg) at 86, and Travis Moore (Marathon/Marathon) at 88 rounded out the balanced attack.
TC3 plays at the Mohawk Valley Community College Invitational Monday.
Thursday, April 08, 2004
The TC3 golf team opened the 2004 season with a win at the Columbia-Greene Invitational. The Panthers dominated play at the par 70 Columbia Golf and Country Club, winning by 9 strokes over second place Mohawk Valley Community College and 37 strokes over the host Columbia-Green Community College.
Two Panthers finished in the top five, led by medallist Robbie Phelps (Cortland/Cortland). Phelps led all golfers with a five-over par 75. Dave Kannus (Dryden/Homer) came back with a 37 on the back nine to card an 84 and earn a top five finish. Dillon Pryme (Warrensburg/Warrensburg) carded an 86.
TC3 plays at the Broome Community College Invitational Saturday.