||BMC receives Halbrook Award
BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (WTVA/BMC Athletics) — Blue Mountain College recently received the Halbrook Award for academic achievement among athletes during the annual conference of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities.
The Halbrook Award is presented to the four Mississippi institutions of higher learning with the highest percentage of graduating athletes. BMC received its award among independent colleges for graduating 100 percent of its senior athletes from the 2013-14 academic year.
BMC also earned a second Halbrook Achievement Award for the greatest increase (17 percent) over the previous year in the percentage of athletes graduating among all colleges and universities.
“It was an honor to accept these awards on behalf of the many student athletes and coaches at Blue Mountain College,” said BMC president Dr. Barbara Childers McMillin. “These awards are just more evidence that our student athletes and coaches are as serious about classroom performance as they are game day performance.”
Kati Prince, a senior basketball player and biology major from New Johnsonville, Tenn., and Brian McDonniel, a senior cross country runner and biology major from Corinth, were honored for their athletic and academic achievements.