WS Moore, Sports Correspondent
A trio of local collegiate student-athletes have been recognized for their academic achievements in the classroom during the 2021–22 academic year. Makayla Robinson was honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association, while Kenneth Lockhart and Marcus Scott were recognized by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Robinson was one of 23 student-athletes at South Georgia State College to earn All-Academic Awards from the NJCAA. To receive all-academic team recognition, student-athletes must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.6 or higher for the 2021–22 academic year. The announcement was made on July 11.
A graduate of Bradwell Institute, Robinson was named to the third team for having a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.
Robinson is a member of the Hawks women’s soccer team, who for the second consecutive year earned Academic Team honors for posting a composite GPA of at least 3.47, ranking them at 17th nationally for team grade point average.
L ockhart and Scott were two of the 103 student- athletes from Savannah State University who were named to the SIAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, which was announced on July 6.
Lockhart, who is majoring in electronics engineering technology and is a member of the football team, was named to the SIAC All-Academic Team and the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, while Scott, who was a point guard on the SSU men’s basketball team, was named to the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Savannah State in May in middle grades education.
SIAC student-athletes who maintained at least a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average throughout the 2021–22 academic year were named to the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, while student-athletes with a 3.2 GPA or higher received All-Academic Team honors. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions usually involved in that sport.
In April, Lockhart was one of 29 recipients of scholarships awarded by the Abbie DeLoach Foundation. Recipients exemplify academic excellence, exemplary service work or athletic commitment, according to the foundation’s website, and are nominated by coaches and athletic directors.