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Smith recognized with Central Carolina Community College athletic awards

Central Carolina Community College recently recognized its athletic award recipients for the 2022-2023 school year. (Contributed photo by Central Carolina Community College)

SANFORD – Central Carolina Community College has announced its athletic award recipients for the 2022-2023 school year.

Here is a list of all award winners:

Men’s Basketball – Nathan Willis of Wendell, N.C. (Defensive Award), Parker Watson of Dunn, N.C. (Cougar of the Year), Mark Cooper of Murfreesboro, Tenn.  (Most Valuable Player). 

Women’s Basketball – Melanie Livingston of Phoenix, Ariz. (Athletics Award), D’Naesha Saxon of Aiken, S.C. (Coaches Award), Anna Smith of Rockingham, N.C. (Defensive Award), Asia Waiters of Sayreville, N.J. (Most Valuable Player)

Men’s Cross Country – Colton Taylor of Broadway, N.C. (Most Improved), Benjamin Eck of Sanford, N.C. (Sportsmanship), Kyle Howarth of Mebane, N.C. (Most Valuable Player).

Women’s Cross Country – Emilie Obregon of Dunn, N.C. (Most Improved), Kate Perez of Dunn, N.C. (Sportsmanship), Lillian Bennett of Sanford, N.C. (Most Valuable Player)

Volleyball – Karli Bullard of Sanford, N.C. (Coaches Award), Kammi Naude of Hope Mills, N.C. (Extra Mile Award), Alexis McDougald of Cameron, N.C. (Offensive Award), Zoey Hodges of Sanford, N.C. (Defensive Award), Anna Smith of Rockingham, N.C. (Cougar of the Year).

Coach of the Year – Marcel Webster (Women’s Basketball).

National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region Academic Award (Fall semester — 3.0 or higher GPA and 12 hours passed):

Lillian Bennett – of Sanford, N.C.

Avery Blegen – of Lillington, N.C.

Natalia Brocious – of Lillington, N.C.

Karli Bullard – of Sanford, N.C.

Mark Cooper – of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Zoey Hodges – of Sanford, N.C.

Kyle Howarth – of Mebane, N.C.

Kammi Nuade – of Hope Mills, N.C.

Emilie Obregon – of Dunn, N.C.

Kate Perez – of Dunn, N.C.

Halan Grace Raynor – of Coats, N.C.

Sherijah Rhames – of Hickory, N.C.

D’Naesha Saxon – of Aiken, S.C.

Anna Smith – of Rockingham, N.C.

Colton Taylor – of Broadway, N.C.

Asia Waiters – of Sayreville, N.J.

Parker Watson – of Dunn, N.C.

Nathan Willis – of Wendell, N.C.

Learn more about the CCCC athletics program at www.cccc.edu/sports/.

For more information on Central Carolina Community College – which is dedicated to providing pathways to achievable dreams, visit www.cccc.edu.